Game On! Live Sports Thread 6/16/13

NBA Finals and the US Open Headline Sports on Father's Day

6/16/13 in NBA   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Game On! Live Sports Thread 6/16/13Happy Father's Day everyone, especially all the dads out there. If your Father's Day involves at least in part to sports today, well, there's plenty for everyone. The headliner this evening is the pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals. With the series tied at 2, the winner tonight takes a big step towards the title. With a win, the Heat can force the Spurs to win twice in Miami to win the title. We wonder which LeBron will show up: the dominant Game 4 force or the passive Game 3 non-factor? Also, who will have the more embarrassing flop this game: Ginobili or Bosh?

There's also as always the final round of the US Open, where Phil Mickelson continues to lead. More on the Open later today. There's also a full day of baseball, both MLB and the College World Series. We also have the Confederations Cup, NASCAR, drag racing, and more. Here is today's schedule, with my personal picks in bold. As always, times are all eastern and pm unless otherwise noted.

NBA:

8:00 - NBA Finals Game 5: Miami at San Antonio - ABC

Golf:

12:00 - US Open Final Round - NBC

MLB:

1:05 - Nationals (Strasburg) at Indians (Kluber)

1:10 - Brewers (Peralta) at Reds (Cueto)
1:10 - Cubs (Garza) at Mets (Hefner)
1:10 - Cardinals (Lyons) at Marlins (Nolasco)
1:35 - Red Sox (Lester) at Orioles (Gonzalez)
1:35 - Dodgers (Greinke) at Pirates (Cole) - TBS

1:40 - Royals (Davis) at Rays (Hernandez)
2:10 - Tigers (Fister) at Twins (Walters)
2:10 - White Sox (Santiago) at Astros (Keuchel)
3:05 - Blue Jays (Wang) at Rangers (Holland)
3:35 - Yankees (Sabathia) at Angels (Weaver)
4:05 - Mariners (Iwakuma) at Athletics (Colon)
4:10 - Diamondbacks (Kennedy) at Padres (Richard)
4:10 - Phillies (Hamels) at Rockies (Chacin)
8:00 - Giants (Lincecum) at Braves (Teheran) - ESPN

Soccer:

3:00 - Confederations Cup: Mexico vs. Italy - ESPN
6:00 - Confederations Cup: Spain vs. Uruguay - ESPN

Racing:

1:00 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway - TNT
11:00 - Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol, TN - ESPN2

College World Series:

3:00 - N.C. State vs. North Carolina - ESPN2
8:00 - UCLA vs. LSU - ESPN2

I'll be watching the US Open and some baseball, and maybe even some NASCAR (race junkies need a fix) before the Finals game. That is, after I call my dad of course. Q it up here all day with what you're watching.
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6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Justin Rose wins the US Open. Phil Mickelson finishes, yep, second. Again.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

So all Phil has to do to force a playoff is birdie the hardest hole on the course. Good luck with that.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Rose is in at +1. Barring a miracle from Mickelson or Mahan, he's going to win.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Phil choke appears to be starting now. Looking good for Justin Rose if he can survive 18.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Three way tie at +1 between Rose, Mickelson, and Mahan, with Day one shot back. There are your four contenders now.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

Phil just holed out for eagle on 10! It gets him back to even and puts him one shot ahead of Day, Rose, and Mahan. Everyone else is at least four back. Dufner (who made a triple on 15 he really wants back now) and Els are in the clubhouse at +5.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

O's win and take 3 of 4 in the series from Boston. Groovy.

Rose and Mahan are tied for the lead at even par. Day is one back. Mickelson two back after already double bogeying twice.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Fun matchup a few minutes ago: Gerritt Cole vs. Yasiel Puig. Puig won the battle with an infield single, stolen base, and a run scored.

Meanwhile, Steve Stricker and Luke Donald are already taking themselves out of the US Open.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

O's now up 5-0. RBI doubles by Machado and Davis.

The leaders have teed off at the Open. Mickelson's tee shot is in the rough.

6/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Chris Davis has done it again, his 23rd homer of the year.