Sports Historian: A Look Back At The Sports World Back in 2010
The sports world was a busy one way back on April 13, 2010, highlighted by some NCAA championships, MLB opening week and the Masters. Boston College took home the Men’s Hockey title, while some familiar winners in Duke on the men’s side and UConn on the women’s side won basketball championships. Baseball had its first full week of action, and so far the Giants and Blue Jays are the early surprises. Golf had its biggest weekend of the year, and Phil Mickelson held off the rest of the field to win the Masters for the third time. The NHL wrapped up the regular season Sunday, and the NBA will do the same in the next couple of days. Both leagues start the playoffs this weekend, as that will just give fans even more to look forward to coming up this time of year. Here are this week’s winners.
Athlete of the Week: Phil Mickelson
All the talk going into the Masters was the return of Tiger Woods. As it turns out, it was the return of Phil Mickelson at one of his favorite golf courses in the world. Mickelson played well all weekend, peaking with a 67 on Sunday to win his third green jacket by three strokes. With Lefty playing at the top of his game, Woods may finally have a rival who is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with the #1 golfer. It’s hard to believe at one time Mickelson was thought of as this great golfer who couldn’t win a major. Congratulations Phil on the big win.
Team of the Week: UConn Women’s Basketball
You know a team is good when the majority of the country just assumed UConn would coast to their second consecutive NCAA title. However, once the team found themselves down to Stanford at halftime of the National Championship, a lot of fans wondered if the Cardinal could pull off the unthinkable. Thanks in large part to Maya Moore, the Huskies rebounded nicely to win by six points. During their current win streak of 78 games, this was the first one they didn’t win by double-digits. The next milestone for this squad will come next year when they try to surpass UCLA men’s basketball record of 88 straight wins. Congratulations Lady Huskies on your second consecutive National Title.
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