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week in review

The Week the Mavs Won a Title, and LeBron James Didn’t

The Mavericks won the NBA title on Sunday night, which gave America one last chance to revel in LeBron James schadenfreude. By the next day, everyone from basketball writers to DeShawn Stevenson to the governor of Ohio was rubbing it in, knowing that LeBron and his talents still don't have a championship ring. But what happened this week that didn't involve a giddy Mark Cuban?

The Bruins won the Stanley Cup, and we looked at how far New York is from being a dominant sports town, now that all four Boston-area teams have won a title since 2005.

The Yankees dropped the final game of their series with Cleveland, but swept the Rangers to finish their homestand at 6–4.

The Yankees also placed Derek Jeter on the fifteen-day DL, which means his chase of 3,000 hits is on hold for now.

After splitting two of four with the Pirates, the Mets won the first two games of their series in Atlanta, before losing on a walk-off balk last night and falling back below .500.

The United States edged Guadeloupe 1–0 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, barely sparing itself a lot of embarrassment.

And we looked at who the Knicks might select in the upcoming NBA Draft.

That's it for us. Have a great weekend.

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