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Article:Armchair Weekend in Review (April 18-20, 2008)

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Where "First Weekend of the NBA Playoffs" Happens

  • Without question, the game of the weekend came on Satruday, where the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs began what should be an entertaining and rather physical series. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili helped to send the game into two overtime sessions (the former leading the world with 40 points and 15 rebounds), and the defending champs prevailed, 117-115.
  • A week after Carmelo Anthony's DUI charge, the Denver Nuggets had more motorist misadventures on Sunday. The Nuggets' team bus broke down on the Santa Monica Freeway en route to the Staples Center in LA. The Fighting George Karls probably wished they had more stops as the Los Angeles Lakers made it rain, 128-114. Anthony and Allen Iverson's 30 points apiece weren't enough to stop the triple threat of Kobe Bryant (32 points), Lamar Odom (17-14) and Pau Gasol (36-16). BTW, AI would've gotten more than 30, but was tossed late in the fourth quarter...

Where MLB Highlights Happen

Where "The Playoffs Most Noone Cares About" Happen

Where "Going Across the Pond" Happens

Where UFC 83 happens

  • Okay, so it really happened in Montreal, Canada. But, the UFC's first venture into the Great White North saw Quebec's native son Georges St. Pierre become the undisputed welterweight champion with a second-round TKO of Matt Serra.
  • In the undercard, Rich Franklin needed almost eight and a half minutes to take care of Travis Lutter, while Englishman Michael Bisping scored a TKO at the end of the first round of his bout against Charles McCarthy.

Where going round in circles happens

  • Over the southern border of the United States, NASCAR's Nationwide Series held its fourth annual race at Mexico City's Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez, won by Cup driver Kyle Busch.
  • The IndyCar Series saw a double bill of action on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. On this side of the ocean, Will Power powered his way to the checkered flag in the former ChampCar World Series event at Long Beach, California. Late the previous day (our time), a feat only duplicated once in auto racing history occured. What happened? Stay tuned to find out...

Where Odds and Sods happens

  • An awful joke that began two years ago finally reached its punchline on Friday, as the New York Knicks' new front-office sheriff Donnie Walsh relieved Isiah Thomas of duty as that team's head coach. According to Walsh, Thomas' new job won't even have a title, believe it or not.
  • Also, the NBA approved the Seattle Sonics' move to Oklahoma City, 28-2. However, the move is pending a lawsuit filed by the City of Seattle designed to prevent the team from breaking its lease of KeyArena.
  • The upcoming Kentucky Derby will be without a horse once it takes place on May 3; War Pass will miss the 134th Run For the Roses with a leg injury.
  • Condolences to teammates, friends, and the family of John Marzano. A player on the 1984 baseball team that won a gold medal at the Olympics and later a backup catcher with the Red Sox and Texas Rangers, died after falling down a flight of stairs at age 45 on Saturday.

Where Passing Out the Honors happens

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IRL driver Danica Patrick: Since her arrival in 2005, many within the IRL bubble wondered if she would ever win a race. Well, those people can wonder no longer, cos she took the Indy Japan 300, marking her first career win in the series. Patrick is also only the second female driver ever to win at any level and/or form of motorsports; Shirley Muldowney (BORN IN...Schenectady, New York) also won in drag racing back in the day.

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The Washington Nationals: So much for a fast start; the Nats (more like the "Nots") have lost 14 of their last 16 games after opening 3-0 this season.

Go back in time

We've been around for quite a while – just over a hundred articles in this series, as a matter of fact! So if you're curious about what happened on this date the past two years, click the links below to fire up the time machine:
Yanks-Sox and Remembering VA TechStill hitting our stride

Where "This is the end of this week's AWIR" happens

The NFL draft takes center stage next week; until then, as always, let's all be good sports...

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