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Sixty minutes weren't enough to decide Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Flyers RW Claude Giroux scored the winning goal six minutes into OT to give the Flyers the dramatic win. The Blackhawks still lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Less than three minutes into the 3rd period, Chicago RW Patrick Kane scored to give his team a 3-2 lead. Philadelphia answered just 20 seconds later when LW Ville Leino tied the game at 3. Game 4 is Friday at 8pm ET.
Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga was one out away from a perfect game when 1B umpire Jim Joyce blew (in his words) "the biggest call of my career." Joyce ruled Indians SS Jason Donald safe at first after an infield hit. Replays showed he was clearly out. Joyce said, "I just cost that kid a perfect game. I thought he beat the throw. I was convinced he beat the throw, until I saw the replay."
Ken Griffey Jr announced Wednesday that he is retiring from baseball. "The Kid" broke into the big leagues in 1989 as a 19-year-old kid and went on to become one of the greatest power-hitters ever. Griffey retires with the 5th-most home runs all time (630).
Tiger Woods returned to the course this week for the first time since pulling out of the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship with a neck injury. Woods said he will participate in the Memorial tournament, where he is the defending champion, on Thursday. With the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach two weeks away, Woods said this is an important week to get his game ready.
Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker was back on the practice field during today's OTAs. Welker tore his ACL and MCL in his left knee in week 17. He took part in agility drills, made cuts while running patterns, and caught passes while wearing a brace on his left knee. Welker seems poised to be ready for opening day.
We know Steve Nash, the two-time NBA MVP, and what he can do on the basketball court...but what about Nash on the soccer pitch? It turns out the All Star PG is a huge soccer fan too. Nash will travel to the 2010 FIFA World Cup as a reporter for CBSSports.com. He'll file eight videos and have additional reports and photos posted to CBSSports.com's Twitter and Facebook pages.
Last week the New Orleans Hornets offered their head coaching job to Boston Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau. He’s now on the clock. According to ESPN senior NBA writer Marc Stein, the Hornets have given Thibodeau until Game 1 of the NBA Finals to accept the position or they will look elsewhere. They are expected to offer the job to Blazers assistant Monty Williams if Thibodeau turns them down.
Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan put an end to any speculation on who would be his team's starting RB. Incumbent Clinton Portis will get the job with newcomers Larry Johnson and Willie Parker backing him up. The new coaching regime has been hesitant to name starters at any position, choosing instead to encourage competition.
Serena and Venus Williams reached the Finals of the French Open Women's Doubles Wednesday. Regardless of how they do in the championship match, the Williams sisters will take over the WTA No.1 doubles ranking. Serena is already the No. 1 singles player in the world and will become just the 6th player in WTA history to hold both No. 1 titles at the same time.