Week in Review
Cruising her way into the record books, Danica Patrick became the first female driver in IndyCar history to win a race, entering Victory Lane at the Japan 300 on Sunday.
The LPGA's top ranked golfer won her fifth tournament in six starts and her fourth consecutive, a mark that had previously been unmatched since Mickey Wright did it in 1963.
The Blue Jays were feeling the "Big Hurt" after their designated hitter went just 4-35 in recent weeks and then ripped the organization for benching him. Something had to give, and the Blue Jays decided to release the 19-year veteran.
One of only two AL players to start every game this season, A-Rod was at risk of seeing that distinction disappear after straining a right quadriceps while attempting to beat out a grounder on Sunday.
Jennie Finch added another softball accolade to her resume: a perfect game. The U.S. softball team defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 2-0 on Saturday during the pre-Olympic exhibition tour, extending Finch's record to 5-1 on the tour so far.
NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs
After DeShawn Stevenson called LeBron James "overrated" and Gilbert Arenas rejoiced at the matchup between the Wizards and the Cavaliers, LeBron James silenced his critics once again. He scored 32 points, including four crucial points down the stretch, to seal the Game 1 victory as the Eastern Conference playoffs got underway.
NBA Western Conference Playoffs
Despite leading almost all of Game 1, the Suns were hurt by foul trouble to Amare Stoudemire and perhaps by a bit of bad luck as Tim Duncan hit his first three of the season to send the game into a second overtime. That's where he and Manu Ginobili finished the game off strong to escape in an instant classic.
After a brilliant 13 year career in the NFL, McNair announced his retirement last Thursday. Said McNair, "In your mind, you feel like you can play... But when your mind and your body are not in accord, it's not going to work in the National Football League."
Bernard Hopkins-Joe Calzaghe Bout
The Pride of Wales, Calzaghe kept his undefeated streak alive after defeating the wily veteran Hopkins in a split-decision victory Saturday night. Calzaghe improved to 45-0 after battling back from an early round knockdown.
NHL Playoffs: First Round
Rookie goalie Carey Price had allowed just five goals in Montreal's first four playoff games with Boston, but with the No. 1 seed Canadiens up 3-1 in the series, Price has since allowed five goals in both Games 5 and 6, forcing a Game 7 with the No. 8 seed Bruins.
After one-and-a-half rounds of bloody punches and knees to the body, Georges St. Pierre avenged his UFC 69-welterweight-title loss to Matt Serra in front of an MMA record crowd of 21,390 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Slump no more. Roger Federer bounced back to claim his first 2008 tournament win at the Estoril Open, defeating second-seeded Nikolay Davydenko 7-6 (7-5), 1-2 in the final.
Deena Kastor is on her way to compete for another Olympic medal. On Saturday, the 2004 bronze medalist won the U.S. Olympic trials marathon in Boston in two hours, 29 minutes and 35 seconds.