Greg DePalma previews Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 from Kansas Speedway, where Ryan Blaney sits on the pole and there has been no repeat winner in the race’s first six editions. He also touches on the latest in the NBA playoffs, where the Washington Wizards have forced Game 7 with the Boston Celtics.
Greg DePalma and handicapper Jon Hardoon of TheSheets.com take a look back at the Kentucky Derby, where Always Dreaming got out quickly and wore down his competition to take command on the final turn. What’s ahead at next week’s Preakness? A preview of Saturday’s Man O’ War Stakes at rainy Belmont Park also is on tap.
Greg DePalma and PSN hockey analyst Jan Levine ask what will become of the Washington Capitals after yet another NHL playoffs ouster short of the conference finals. They also look at the four teams still standing as a pair of upstarts – the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators – take on the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins and No.1 West seed Anaheim Ducks.
Greg DePalma and PSN baseball analyst Scott Zolotorow ask where all the good hitters have gone, as they break down the latest headlines and division-by-division news. This week’s focus is on the American League Central, where the surprising Minnesota Twins share the division lead with the Cleveland Indians as the teams enter this weekend’s series.
Here are the updated Monster Energy Cup Series Championship odds including this week’s future plays prior to practice today at the Go Bowling 400 from Kansas Speedway.
Dan Shonka, general manager of Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services, joins Greg DePalma to break down a New York Jets‘ draft class that invested heavily to shore up the secondary and receiving corps. Safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye were snapped up with the first two picks, and the next three were used on receivers.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview The Players Championship, where TPC Sawgrass plays no favorites in sending big names home early. Jason Day is the defending champion, Dustin Johnson is the favorite and Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Sergio Garcia make their first starts since Augusta National.
Greg DePalma and 1st Amendment Sports founder Ken Meringolo discuss whether it’s time for the Washington Nationals to give former first-round draft pick Jacob Turner – already on his fifth team at age 25 – a shot in the starting rotation. Ryan Zimmerman‘s recent surge also gets attention, along with injury updates and top prospects in the farm system.
Greg DePalma and PSN tennis analyst Andrea Leand discuss Monday’s tense match between Eugenie Bouchard and Maria Sharapova, as Bouchard prevailed in three sets after suggesting the Russian champion be banned for life. The coaching carousel also turns for Novak Djokovic and Madison Keys as they seek a return to form.
Playoff talk takes center stage, as Greg DePalma and PSN analyst Jan Levine look ahead to a pair of NHL Game 7 showdowns, including the Washington Capitals flipping the switch to bounce back from a 3-1 deficit to the Pittsburgh Penguins and a banged-up Sidney Crosby. Later, NBA analyst Jamal Murphy also drops by to discuss two sweeps and two tied series, plus the histrionics of LaVar Ball as the…