Greg DePalma and handicapper Jon Hardoon of TheSheets.com take a look at this weekend’s Stephen Foster Handicap, where Gun Runner is a prohibitive favorite at Churchill Downs. The winner is guaranteed a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November at California’s Del Mar.
Greg DePalma and PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow discuss the latest baseball headlines and some early potential trade possibilities, with several teams eyeing Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer. Meantime, the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians embark on a key four-game AL Central series, and they preview the College World Series that opens this weekend.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain welcome Joel Cook from Pro Golf Weekly to help preview the U.S. Open, where Open debutante Erin Hills is record-setting long and the grass is tall as Dustin Johnson gets set to defend his title. They also talk with Dean Knuth, developer of High Heat drivers and metalwoods after nearly two decades in charge of the USGA‘s handicap system.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand take a lingering look back at a French Open that celebrated both out-of-the-blue youth (Jelena Ostapenko) and sustained excellence (Rafael Nadal). Also, now begins the annual transition from clay to grass with just three weeks for the game’s top players to ready themselves for Wimbledon.
Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo recap a week in which the Washington Nationals were stung by injuries and chronic bullpen shortcomings. Jayson Werth has been on the disabled list since June 4, Ryan Zimmerman missed four games with a back issue and – combining both woes – Koda Glover (left) hurt his back in the shower, didn’t tell anyone, blew a save and went on the DL….
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand review the French Open semifinals and look ahead to the weekend’s finals. After outlasting No.1 Andy Murray in five sets, does Stan Wawrinka have enough in the tank to dethrone claycourt king Rafael Nadal? Meantime, unseeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko crashes her first Grand Slam women’s final against heavily favored Simona Halep.
Greg DePalma and handicapper Jon Hardoon of TheSheets.com take a look at a Belmont Stakes without either the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winners, as Wood Memorial winner Irish War Cry is favored in a 12-horse field for the Triple Crown finale. Another Belmont Park race also gets a look, as the Metropolitan Handicap finds Mor Spirit atop the odds chart.
Greg DePalma and PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow look at the Colorado Rockies‘ continued strong run, including wins this week over both of last year’s World Series teams. As for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, both are still hovering around the .500 mark in second place. They also discuss the latest in the domestic violence case involving Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, plus the upcoming MLB draft.
Greg DePalma and PSN contributor Jamal Murphy discuss the Golden State Warriors‘ Game 3 dagger in Cleveland, pushing the Cavaliers to the brink of getting swept out of the NBA Finals. In addition, hockey analyst Jan Levine steps in to talk about a much more compelling Stanley Cup Finals, with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators each winning twice at home.
Greg DePalma takes on all the “Team Tank” rhetoric swirling around the New York Jets following an offseason purge that includes this week’s moves to part ways with LB David Harris and possibly WR Eric Decker next. He also offers the latest roster analysis following two weeks of OTA workouts that ended Thursday.