Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis scored two goals apiece to lead the Los Angeles Kings over the New Jersey Devils 6-1 on Monday night, giving the West Coast franchise its first ever Stanley Cup by winning the best-of-seven series four games to two.
Maria Sharapova easily defeated Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 to win her first French Open in Paris on Saturday. With the victory, Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam and became just the 10th woman to win all four major tennis tournaments (Wimbledon and the Australian, French and U.S. opens).
With a win at Belmont Park on Saturday, I’ll Have Another would have become the 12th horse to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown by virtue of consecutive victories in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
With Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another scratched, 11 other horses will have an opportunity to win at the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The scratch cost I’ll Have Another his chance to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown. The other horses will now race for their share of the $1 million purse.
After come-from-behind victories in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, I’ll Have Another can become the 12th horse in history to win the Triple Crown with a victory at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
Doron Lamb scored 22 points, and Kentucky held off a spirited Kansas rally to beat the Jayhawks 67-59 in the NCAA title game in New Orleans on Monday night. The win gave the Wildcats (38-2) their eighth national championship in school history and first since 1998.
The 2012 Final Four includes four NCAA basketball programs that have each won at least one national championship in its history. In total, Kentucky, Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas have 49 Final Four appearances and 13 NCAA basketball titles between them.
Traditional college basketball powers Kentucky and Kansas each won regional finals on Sunday to join Ohio State and Louisville in the 2012 Final Four in New Orleans next weekend. Here’s a recap of Sunday’s regional final games:
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