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TGIF! Premier League Starts Today!

TGIF! Premier League starts today! First up is Liverpool vs. Norwich at 2pm! Also, look out for ManU vs Chelsea on Sunday at 10:30am!

Enjoy the weekend!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Champions of the Weekend in Sports! Why did Serena and Federer Lose?!

Ladies Wimbledon Final

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Simona Halep happily embraces her 1st Wimbledon Trophy last Saturday.

Simona Halep absolutely dominated Serena Williams in the Ladies Wimbledon Final last Saturday, winning her 1st Wimbledon title in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. This is Halep’s 2nd Grand Slam title after winning the French Open last year.

Why did Serena lose?

Serena Williams is usually the favourite in a Grand Slam final, no matter who she meets. This is so because she is the Greatest Player of all time (G.O.A.T) in the open era. Her total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles marks the record for the most Grand Slam tournament wins in the Open Era, and is second on the all-time list behind Margaret Court who has 24.

As Serena struggles to find her groove after having a baby and tries to play injury free at 37 years old, 24 Grand Slam titles is looking harder and harder to achieve.

On Saturday, Serena should have been the underdog. Simona Halep, also a former World no. 1, has been looking solid mentally and physically, playing the best tennis of her life. For years, Simona has had the physical ability to win, but seemed to have trouble following through mentally in Grand Slam Tournaments. After finally winning her 1st Grand Slam title last year at the French Open, it became more and more obvious that her focus and confidence were improving. For this Wimbledon tournament and final, she was mentally ready and physically fit to win.

Suga can’t say the same about Serena. It is the best Serena has looked since having her baby, but she is still not at the level of fitness she used to be and it is the 1st major tournament she hasn’t pulled out of this year due to an injury. She was just starting to get back into her groove, but was not ready to win versus an opponent of Simona Halep’s standard. She also got the easy half of the draw.

24 is still possible, but Serena wasn’t ready and I know she won’t be giving up any time soon.

Kudos and Congrats to Simona Halep for executing a brilliant win!

Wimbledon Men’s Final

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World no. 1, Novak Djokovic gives his 5th Wimbledon Trophy some love after defeating Roger Federer yesterday.

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic won his 5th Wimbledon title in an epic 5-setter versus the Greatest of All Time, 37-year old, Roger Federer yesterday, 7-6,1-6,7-6,4-6,13-12. It was the 1st Men’s Wimbledon Final to go to a 5th set tiebreaker!

Why did Federer lose?

Federer did everything right and everything he could do at age 37. His movement showed no indication of his age and his serve was on point, but he just seemed to have lost this very important cat and mouse game, which happened to be the Wimbledon final. He would have been the oldest gentleman to win if he did.

Before the final, he was tied with Djokovic for tie-breaks, but Djokovic changed that by winning the 2 tie-breaks in Sets 1 and 3. So with the 1st Wimbledon Men’s final to ever reach a 5th set tie-break, Djokovic had the advantage to win. Also, with such a high percentage of net court points won, the miss Roger had by the net during the 5th set tie-break was pretty costly. Who knows what the outcome would have been if he made that shot?

Anyhow, this final ranks as one of the best finals I have ever seen. High quality tennis from the Greatest and 3rd Greatest Players of all time, with Federer on 20 Grand slams and Djokovic now on 16. It was a treat!

Congrats on your 16th Grand slam title Novak!

ICC Cricket World Cup Final

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Host team, England celebrate their epic win vs  New Zealand yesterday in the ICC Cricket World Cup Final.

England won its first ICC Cricket World Cup defeating New Zealand at Lord’s in London yesterday in one of the most dramatic matches ever as it all came down to a Super Over!

England tied New Zealand’s score of 241 in 50 overs, resulting in a Super Over to determine the winner. A Super Over is when both teams play a single over (6 balls) and the team that scores the most  runs is declared the winner.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler batted first for England, while Jimmy Neesham and Martin Guptill batted for New Zealand. The result? Both scored 15 runs! So then what?!

England scored the most boundaries in the match, giving them the win!

Well played New Zealand and Congrats to England!

Happy Monday Suga Bears and be Champions this week!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Gold Cup Champions, MEXICO!

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2019 Gold Cup Champions, MEXICO!

Mexico defeated the USA 1 – 0 (Santos 73′) to win the Concacaf Gold Cup last night. The match was unexciting for the most part with both teams using the 4-3-3 formation and possession just about even throughout the match, but the edge went to Mexico.

Mexico created more opportunities, committed less fouls and deserved the win.

Congrats again, Mexico!

By: Gabrielle Burgess 

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What does the Anthony Davis Trade to the Lakers mean?

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Photo: ESPN

Anthony Davis (AD) has been traded to the LA Lakers from the New Orleans Pelicans to help get the Lakers back in the NBA Playoffs and to assist LeBron James to get another NBA title or two.

What is the likelihood of this happening with other teams making steps to rebuild or improve on their last performance in the Playoffs? Well, the Lakers should be able to make the Playoffs now, but Suga doesn’t think much of AD in the first place. I think the situation is similar to when everyone wanted LaMarcus Aldridge, he went to San Antonio Spurs and we see how that turned out.

It is still far too early to tell though. One thing Suga can say, is that the Warriors won’t be in their way.

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Photo: NBA on ESPN

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Congratulations to the TORONTO RAPTORS, 1st time NBA CHAMPIONS!

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Photo: Toronto Raptors

Congratulations to the TORONTO RAPTORS, 1st time NBA CHAMPIONS!

No Game 7 on Sunday! Klay Thompson ran up and jumped to the hoop full speed on a play defended by Danny Green, landed badly and instantly grabbed his left knee. Curry received and threw down the ball and sat on the court, knowing that with just about 2 minutes left in the 3rd Quarter, in a game the Raptors were trying to close out and win, that was it for the Warriors. In addition to that, a clutch 3 from Raptors’ VanVleet and Curry missing the 3-pt game winner with a good look when the Warriors had possession, down by 1 with 18s left in the game sealed the win for The North. It was asnif.it was God’s plan.

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Kudos to the Warriors for indeed playing like Warriors and fighting like the Champions they are without KD and despite other injuries. But, it was inevitable. A consistent Kawhi Leonard, a thirsty Kyle Lowry who came out blazing in the 1st Quarter, Gasol who was not effective in scoring but obtained crucial offensive rebounds, the great defending by Danny Green, Siakam and Ibaka who scored when it counted in the 3rd and 4th and VanVleet who was on fire and scored the huge clutch 3 in the 4th along with the rest of a hard-working Raptors team, all deserved their 1st title win. That includes Jeremy Lin!

FINALS MVP went to KAWHI LEONARD! No surprise there! 👏👏👏

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Photo: ESPN

Raptors Road to their 1st NBA Title

Nobody thought at the beginning of the NBA Finals that the Raptors would take it, but as they upset the Celtics, took care of the 76ers and demolished the favourites in the East, the Bucks, their chances and desire to win became more and more evident. Their loyal fans knew it too. Well done and Congrats to THE NORTH! It’s an all weekend party in Jurassic Park and well, Canada! Oh Canada.

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Photo: ESPN

See you next year! I love this game.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Is Game 5 Tonight a ‘Rap’ for the NBA Finals?!

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Whether KD returns tonight or not, I think the Raptors have the Warriors’ ticket. They have found a way for their supporting cast to rise up and break them down. Let’s get real, IF KD is cleared to play tonight, how well can KD integrate himself after starting practice just yesterday?!

The Raptors want it more and have advantage of Home court and momentum. Don’t get it twisted, you can never totally write off Champions, but have you dissected the defense of the Raptors?

Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol have either been on the NBA All-Defensive Team, won NBA Defesive Player of the Year and/or been an NBA Block leader at some point in their career.

I don’t think the Raptors are going to let Game 5 slip away from them like Game 2. So Suga thinks it’s a ‘Rap’!

If the Raptors don’t take care of business tonight, they better prepare for a Game 7.

Enjoy! I love this Game!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Weekend in Sports!

LIVERPOOL wins 6th Champions League Title

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Photo: Bleacher Report

Mohamed Salah scored a penalty for Liverpool in the 2nd minute of the Champions League Final last Saturday. The penalty was a result of a handball off Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko. After a quick goal, quite a boring game followed, where Tottenham had over 60% possession for the majority of the game, but failed to score. After a few close attempts from Tottenham towards the end of the game, Liverpool’s Divock Origi sealed the title win at 87 minutes with a goal in the corner of the net.

Liverpool won 2-0. This was a great win for Liverpool after losing the English Premier League by 1 point to Manchester City. Congrats to Liverpool!

French Open, Roland Garros

Ladies

Venus Williams was sent home in the 1st round again.

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Naomi Isaka (Photo: BBC Sport)

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World #1 Naomi Osaka and GOAT Serena Williams were knocked out in the 3rd round of the French Open on Saturday.

Past French Open Champ, Garbiñe Muguruza was knocked out yesterday by Sloane Stephens in straight sets.

Defending Champ, Simona Halep is still in it to win it!

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Simona Halep (Photo: BBC Sport)

Men

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Favourites, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are all still in it to win it!

Stan Wawrinka won an epic 5-setter versus young Stefanos Tsitsipas who beat Federer in the Australian Open this year. Wawrinka faces Federer next!

WARRIORS level the series with the RAPTORS to 1-1 in the NBA FINALS

The wounded Warriors persevered to win 109-104 versus the Raptors last night.

They lost Kevon Looney in the 2nd quarter to a collarbone injury.

Steph Curry wasn’t feeling 100% and briefly went to the locker room and returned with more energy.

Klay Thompson left early in the fourth with a hamstring injury.

Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, but his supporting cast of Siakam and Gasol were shut down defensively by the Warriors. Lowry was fouled out late in the 4th.

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The Splash Brothers scored the most points, Klay with 25 and Curry with 23, but their supporting cast stepped up big time to help them get the road win.

Draymond scored 17 points.

DeMarcus Cousins a.k.a Boogie who just returned in Game 1 after being out for a while with a quad injury, gave them 11 points and a lot of minutes with great passes. Cook hit some clutch 3-pointers, Bogut stepped in well for Looney and Iguodala sealed the win with a 3-pointer after a great assist from Livingston that was almost intercepted by Kawhi.

Stay tuned for more updates on the NBA FINALS

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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