Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand preview the French Open, as the year’s second Grand Slam event gets underway next week at Roland Garros. Rafael Nadal is the odds-on favorite to win his unprecedented 10th men’s crown, while Simona Halep gets the nod in the women’s brackets.
Greg DePalma and PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow ask whether the Boston Red Sox or Toronto Blue Jays should part ways with their managers, with the Red Sox underachieving under John Farrell and the Blue Jays in the AL East basement with John Gibbons. Also, what’s become of fan goodwill after an Atlanta Braves security guard took a ball from a young fan?
Greg DePalma and Kenny Bruce of NASCAR.com preview the Coca-Cola 600, which concludes Sunday’s tripleheader of racing classics, and offers the latest updates as the Monster Energy Cup circuit enters the summer schedule. Later, PSN racing analyst C.J. Radune previews the Indianapolis 500 as Scott Dixon sits on the pole and Marco Andretti tries again to add to the family legacy.
Here are the updated Monster Energy Cup Series Championship odds including this week’s future plays prior to practice today at the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The PGA Tour makes the crossover from one side of the DFW Metroplex to the other for the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, where Fort Worth’s Colonial Country Club is set for its 72nd year as host – the second-longest continuous run on tour. PSN content partner Pro Golf Weekly breaks down this week’s storylines in the back half of this Texas two-step.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine take a closer look at the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators, a No.8 seed who overcame a trio of key losses to beat the Anaheim Ducks behind huge outings from such new heroes as Colton Sissons, Austin Watson and Pontus Aberg. They also preview Thursday night’s Game 7 in the East between the Pittsburgh Penguins and resilient Ottawa Senators.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, as Colonial Country Club hosts its 72nd edition in a tournament that dates back to just after World War II. Jordan Spieth defends his first home-state title, while Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Phil Mickelson end long absences from the event.
PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand, freshly arrived in Paris for next week’s French Open, joins Greg DePalma to discuss pre-Open headlines that include Novak Djokovic‘s selection of Andre Agassi to be his new coach. They also review the youth uprising that took place in Rome, with Alexander Zverev and Elina Svitolina winning titles.
Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo talk Washington Nationals pitching and what can be done to shore up weaknesses both at the back of the rotation and in the bullpen. Potential trade targets include two available names in Oakland in Sean Doolittle (pictured, left) and Sonny Gray, or perhaps Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole and/or Tony Watson.
Golf: It was a weekend to celebrate in more ways than one around the Horschel home, while Bernhard Langer matched a Jack Nicklaus record and Lexi Thompson stormed Kingsmill.