Trending: French Open, NBA Finals, boxing

Pau Gasol was “without words” after hugging fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal following his victory Monday in the French Open:

Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson managed to squeeze in a little tennis via Twitter, cheering on a fellow Southpaw:

Chicago Bears wide receiver and former Miami Hurricane Devin Hester is one of many in @KingJames’ court when it comes to making a pick in the NBA Finals:

Miami Heat Managing General Partner Micky Arison shows some “medal” mettle heading into Game 1:

Marlon Wayans summed the feelings of millions of boxing fans, or perhaps former boxing fans, in the wake of the controversial scoring giving Tim Bradley the decision over Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight title fight:

The U.S. Open begins Thursday and Stewart Cink is impressed with the venue:

Torii Hunter was a mile high after the Angels rampaged through Coors Field this weekend. He went 9 for 15 with three homers and nine RBIs in a three-game sweep:

We know who Polly Pruebred will be rooting for in Omaha. This You Tube clip was tweeted by the athletic director at Stony Brook University before Sunday’s 7-2 victory over LSU:


• A Canadian junior hockey coach faces a one-year suspension for allowing his players to study for exams instead of attending the opening ceremony for a recent tournament. In addition to coach Brian Cranford’s suspension, the Mount Pearl Junior Blades team was fined $2,000 by hockey’s governing body in the province. “We had a good reason for not going,” Cranford told CBC News. “We’re right in the middle of university exams.” (CBC News)

• In case you haven’t been paying attention, here’s a quick “Miami Heat For Dummies” primer. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

• You want tickets to Game 1 Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena? Good luck. So does everybody else. (The Oklahoman)

• Only CBC commentator extraordinaire Don Cherry can turn Game 5 Stanley Cup hockey talk into discussion of a Communist conspiracy. (Awful Announcing)

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