1. Kings Standing
The Los Angeles Kings needed overtime, but Alec Martinez's goal at 5:47 not only advanced them to the Stanley Cup finals (where they will meet the Rangers), it marked their third consecutive playoff series that ended with a Game 7 victory on the road.
2. Kings Landing
In Game of Thrones, the Red Viper (Prince Oberyn) channels his inner Inigo Montoya ("You killed my father, prepare to die") in a balletic and barbaric "trial by combat" against the Mountain. The latter prevails, if not by skulduggery, then by skull-diggery.
3. Boston Red Hots
The Red Sox, who just halted a 10-game losing streak a week ago—their longest in 20 years—win their seventh consecutive game by completing a three-game Fenway Park sweep of Tampa Bay.
4. Summer of Love
Minnesota Timberwolves big man Kevin Love, who will be an unrestricted free agent next summer (NBA translation: the T-Wolves are best served by trading him this summer) went all Barry Manilow and spent the "weekend in New England," specifically Boston. Could the All-Star power forward be headed to the Celtics, a franchise whose history of big men named Kevin includes Messrs. McHale and Garnett (both of whom also emigrated from Minnesota)?
5. Hurl-y Buehrle
Toronto's Mark Buehrle becomes baseball's first 10-game winner (10-1) by throwing eight innings of shutout ball versus the Kansas City Royals in a 4-0 victory. The current Blue Jay and former White Sox ace has never been a 20-game winner in 14 previous Major League seasons.