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Blackhawks Won Over Kings in Game 2

Blackhawks beat KingsThe Chicago Blackhawks won against Los Angeles Kings in Game 2, taking in a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

Blackhawks chased the Kings’ standout goalie during an impressive display during the opening periods in Sunday’s Game 2, making them win a 4-2 victory. During the game, Andrew Shaw who made a wrist shot and also leaned back and yelled after his first-period score. Meanwhile, it was Brent Seabrook who got the second goal while Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus added two more goals on consecutive shots in the second.

Shaw revealed that they used speed in winning this game. ”It’s a high-speed game. If we use our speed, we’ll be all right,” Shaw said. ”We played our game. That’s the difference. The guys played good. We all competed for each other. We did everything we needed to do, keeping it deep in the zone.”

This is a best of seven series so the Blackhawks still need to win two more games to move on to the Finals. We just don’t know what happens in Game 3. Who knows, Kings will return their victory this time.

”We went through a little spurt there in the last series where we were doing the right things but the pucks weren’t going in,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. ”So now we’re getting the results we want. We can do what we’re doing more often. We can do it better as well in the next few games.”

Game 3 is set to happen this Tuesday night in Los Angeles where the Kings have won 14 consecutive games but this time, looks like Blackhawks are not effectively demoralized on the Los Angeles fans as they still manage to win in the first game. But who knows if Kings will still manage to catch up because the last time they lost their first two games of the playoffs at St. Louis, they won four straight victories to eliminate the Blues in the first round during their succeeding games. We’ll just see if they can still catch up on this.

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Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon 2012

Serena Williams proves her worth as an athlete as she wins this year’s fifth Wimbledon. She is definitely back on track and back on top!

Going back at last year’s Wimbledon, it was the time that low point came to Serena Williams, the time when she was hours laying around her home, overwhelmed by a depressing series of health scares and threats that sent her to the hospital repeatedly and kept her away from tennis for 10 months and longer.

But as the old saying goes, if you stumble and fall, just learn to rise up again. Last year was definitely not the end for Serena because even if she stumbled and fell down, she is totally willing to rise up again and fight. At last! The high point of Serena came on Saturday on Centre Court at Wimbledon, when Williams dropped down the grass, hands covering her face. She was all the way back, a Grand Slam champion yet again. Yes! Victory was hers once more and she will not let go of it this time!

What made her win the game is her serve which is as good as there is and her grit was as good as ever. Starting from the start up to finish, Williams was dominant as ever. She defeated Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland with scores 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 and this made her win the fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th Major title overall, ending a two-year drought.

“I just remember, I was on the couch and I didn’t leave the whole day, for two days. I was just over it. I was praying, like, ‘I can’t take anymore. I’ve endured enough. Let me be able to get through this’,” recalled Serena Williams. She has recovered and the trophy is absolutely for hers to grab.

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Oscar Pistorius: First Amputee Track Athlete to Attend Olympics

Amazing it is to see some people win athletic competitions because of their talents, thorough practice, and determination. However, isn’t it more amazing and inspiring to see a physically disabled person striving very hard to perform and play just like how other athletes do? Learn from this story!

The double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is set to become the first amputee track athlete to compete at the Olympic Games. He was so happy that he is going to London Olympics along with the rest of the athletes after he was chosen for South Africa’s 1,600-meter relay team. South Africa’s Olympic committee picked him on Wednesday as one of the 13 athletes on the team initially selected last month. This is probably a great momentum in the history of the Olympics, to see an amputee athlete running for victory.

“Today is really one of the happiest days of my life! Will be in London 2012 for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games!” the multiple Paralympic champion said on Twitter. “Thank you to everyone that has made me the athlete I am! God, family and friends, my competitors and supporters! You have all had a hand!”

All eyes are probably set on Pistorius when he finally sets his foot on London Olympics. And this is going to be one of the greatest moments in history of the Olympics with one amputee showing the world that everyone can become an athlete. He was selected alongside with Willem de Beer, Ofentse Mogawane and Shaun de Jager for the 4×400 race.

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Serena Williams Makes it to Quarterfinals at Wimbledon

Tension rises in Wimbledon as the games almost come to its final rounds and the winners already getting visible in every game. Probably one of the luckiest athletes this year is Serena Williams and she was really thankful when she surpassed the elimination round and reaches the quarterfinal at Wimbledon.

On Monday, Serena Williams came through another tough three-set match in order for her to reach the quarterfinals at Wimbledon, defeating the 65th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazhakstan with scores 6-1, 2-6, 7-5.

Despite of the windy conditions, Williams cruised through the first set before the hard-hitting Shvedova found her rhythm in the second, breaking the American twice to even the match. She then wasted three break points at 4-4 in the third before eventually breaking for a 6-5 lead. She clinched the victory with a backhand winner on her first match point. She made a very outstanding performance on Monday’s game and everybody already has their eyes set on her upcoming games during the quarterfinals and see is she will be able to make it on the championship round.

During the third-round match, Williams won the last set 9-7 against Cheng Jie. In other news, Shvedova who happens to be a wild-card entry also became the first woman in the Open Era to win a set without losing a single point in her third-round match against Sara Errani.

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LA Kings Claims 1st Stanley Cup After Defeating the Devils, 6-1

Dustin Brown of the LA Kings was really overwhelmed and he immediately snatched the Stanley Cup away from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, skating directly to the center ice and thrusting the Stanley Cup skyward after they were officially announced as the champion for this year’s tournament.

You might think it harsh but the LA Kings’ captain has waited for this moment long enough for him to reveal his excitement to get hold of the Cup. He has been waiting all his life for this moment to come and it finally came tonight. The long suffering of the Kings had been waiting for nearly 45 years for somebody to lift the 36-pound silver trophy and remove the burden on a franchise that had never won an NHL title ever since. This is definitely a dream come true for the Kings so you can’t blame them for behaving so wild. They have really worked hard for it.

Brown, MVP goalie Jonathan Quick and the later-blooming Kings never flinched under all that weight and you can see during the entire season that they have really prepared for this moment. After an unbelievable postseason run that ended in a triumphant flurry of blood, sweat and power-play goals in Game 6, they’re all champions.

So how did they do it? Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece, while Quick finished his Conn Smythe Trophy-winning performance with 17 saves, and the Kings beat the New Jersey Devils with the score of 6-1 on Monday night, becoming the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win the Stanley Cup finals. That was a tough game but the LA Kings became triumphant in the end!

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NFL’s Junior Seau’s Brain Will Be Donated For Further Study

Junior Seau Brain DonationThe case whether or not NFL’s Junior Seaus brain will be donated to some institute for further studies is again closed and that the family representative has now officially announced that they will be donating the brain but is not sure whether or not it’s going to be the Sports Legacy Institute, the Boston University or the Brain Injury Research Institute! That we still don’t know, but they’ve already released a statement that it’s official and that they are doing it to help other in the NFL.

For some of you who doesn’t know the NFL legend, let me just give you a preview. Junior Seau here is a 43 year old veteran who played NFL for more than 20 years. He’s like this major fan of the game and that He’s actually good at it landing him a spot in the San Diego Chargers back in the year 1990. He then got traded o the Miami Dolphins in the year 2003 but then was able to come back to the San Diego Chargers in the year 2006 where He then retired year 2011 and was put in the San Diego Chargers Hall of fame.

Right now, both his family and his friends are pushing and trying to inform people, most especially the possible side effects of the said game to Seus life. They are saying that Seuhere have suffered a major effect in the brain and that it was the one that pushed him to commit suicide and shoot his self in the chest.

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Capitals Wins Over Bruins 2-1 in Overtime

Tin Thomas definitely can be blamed if he became extremely confident after heading into overtime of Game 7 in Boston’s first round playoff series against the Washington Capitals. The game headed into an overtime, but in the end, the Capitals still proved that their energy will bring them up to the top and they definitely did rise on the top when they won, making them proceed to the next round of Game 7.

In last year’s run to the Stanley Cup Title, if you can still remember, the Bruins won three of the seventh games. However, they need to double time this time if they don’t want to get left behind and still be the second placer.

“I’m probably in shock,” Thomas said on Wednesday night after Joel beat him at 2:57 of overtime to lead the Capitals to a 2-1 victory over and give Washington Capitals a spot in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. “I really believed that we were going to win. I really had a deep feeling that this wasn’t the end of the road for us, that this wasn’t going to be the last game of the season.”

During the entire game, Thomas surprisingly made 26 saves for Boston. The team was actually hoping to become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997-98. Aside from Thomas, some of the players who also scored better in the game are Tyler Seguin who scored the Bruin’s goal as rookie Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots for Washington in the seventh one-goal game of the series.

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Credits to Mike Smith for Bringing Coyotes to Second Round

Mike Smith did everything that he could to make his team proud, and he achieved his goal and sent the Phoenix Coyotes into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It was unlikely for Coyotes to reach the second round, but believe it or not, they did it, and it is all because of Mike Smith’s help.

The 6-foot- 4,218 pound frame blocking all the access goal has proved to everybody that he can take the team up to the final round. Smith all-in-all made 39 saves, making Coyotes finish off the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Monday night to in the series in six games.

“You know what? Smitty was unbelievable and thankfully he’s on our team. It was a good way to win,” Coyotes captain Shane Doan said. He released this statement after finally reaching the second round of the 16th NHL season. It was a dream come true for the team, especially for him as the coach because there is more pressure given to him more than anyone else.

Even since they moved from Winnipeg to Phoenix for the 1996-97 season up to the franchise’s last opening series victory came in 1987, the time when the team was still called the Jets, they revealed that they have never captured a first-round playoff series, so moving on up to the second round was really a great achievement for them.

Doan exclaimed his happiness by saying: “It’s a relief because you just want to get a chance to do something in the playoffs. Everyone always talks about if you get out of the first round, anything can happen.”

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Coyotes OT Win Due to Boedker’s Goal and Hossa’s Injury

After an unexpected accident that no one really hoped to happen, Coyotes won in the Game 4 on Thursday night’s game with 2-1 score standing.  What happened? Here’s the story.

It was just about a few seconds when Marian Hossa had passed the puck and turned just slightly when Raffi Torres of Phoenix delivered a crushing blow with his shoulder that left the Chicago Blackhawks star crumpled on the ice. It was really unexpected and it made the audience gasp in deep fright.

The medical personnel immediately rushed to his side and even if first aid was already given to him, it was really obvious that Hossa can no longer continue with the game when he was not able to get up from the first-period blow. The crowd went buzzing and seemingly frightened a few minutes after especially on the moment when Hossa was already hauled off the ice on a stretcher and brought to the hospital. The entire United Center came to a buzz. Hossa had tests at a hospital and was released and was expected to recover, however, the Blackhawks were still cut-shorthanded, and this is the reason why Coyotes won their recent game.

In the meantime, Phoenix got a short-angled goal from Mikkel Boedker and prevailed 3-2 on Tuesday night in the teams’ third straight overtime game. The game was tough but Coyotes still managed to go home victorious at the end. Losing Hossa hurt nearly as much as losing the game, especially since it involved Torres who has long been a villain in Chicago. Fans are already wondering if when Hossa will come back but the team just said that he still needs ample time of rest and they will just do their best in their next games.

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Los Angeles Kings Wins Over Vancouver Canucks Through Dustin Penner

Los Angeles Kings won over Vancouver Canucks as one of the team’s best player made a fortunate bounce for their most recent game.

Dustin Penner, one of the best players of Kings, scored a winning goal with exactly 3:14 left  for the remaining playtime during the third quarter. Penner was supposed to help Los Angeles Kings to beat the top seeded Vancouver Canucks 4-2 opener of their Western Conference quarterfinal that is scheduled to happen on Wednesday.

With only three games left for this regular season and after entering the season despite the fact that they are considered the clear underdog, still, Los Angeles managed to secure a playoff berth for the entire season, most especially during their recent playoffs where Penner had actually gone the last nine games of the regulars season without a goal, but still managed to score.

Dustin Penner said that it was nice to score, “Just any goal actually”. He said, “You can’t get frustrated. I wasn’t so much worried about us getting frustrated so much as letting one slip away, and we got a fortunate bounce on my goal. But we worked hard for 60 minutes tonight and it worked out for us.”

Based on how Penner said that statement on his interview, he is pretty confident that their team is going to give extra effort to one in every game remaining for them to play. We’ll see about that!

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