While you've been taking in some R&R on your start-to-the-summer weekend; it’s been a busy weekend in the world of sports.
Remember on this Memorial Day to thank those who have risked their lives to make our country great.
Hats off to you,
The Last Night’s Game Team
F1 (Formula One)
- Mercedes takes Monaco. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (previously linked to singer Nicole Scherzinger) capitalized on numerous mistakes made by other teams to win the rain soaked race at Monaco.
- Finished on fumes. Rookie Alexander Rossi, 24, won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in front of a record crowd of 350,000 fans. Rossi took a risk and chose not to fuel up the last 90 laps. He crossed the finish line just as his car ran out of gas.
NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing)
- Truex triumph. Martin Truex Jr dominated the Coca-Cola 600 where he led 392 of 400 laps and brought home his first win of the year. In honor of those who have lost their lives for our country, the name of a fallen solider was painted on every car in the race.
NBA (National Basketball Association)
- Moving on. Cleveland Cavaliers secured a spot in the NBA finals with a series win over Toronto Raptors. Cavs superstar LeBron James has made six consecutive NBA Finals, but the Cavs have never won an NBA title. They will play the winner of Thunder/Warriors game for the championship.
- It’s all on the line. On Saturday, Golden State Warriors beat Oklahoma City Thunder on their home turf. Warriors were behind in the game but with a combined 70 points from Klay Thompson and Steph Curry they pulled out a miraculous win. With the win the Warriors force a decisive game seven tonight at Golden State (9 pm EST on TNT).
NHL (National Hockey League)
- Finally, the finals. San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins take the ice tonight in the first game of the best-of-seven series to determine who will win the Stanley Cup.
- Champions! Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in a shootout to win the coveted Champions League title. After 120 minutes of regulation time and overtime, the game was still tied 1-1. It all came down to a shootout where Real Madrid won the game. Cristiano Ronaldo nailed the fifth penalty kick to guarantee the win, wiping away his past struggles with high pressure penalty kicks
- During his graduation speech at the Naval Academy, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced that former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds can defer his service commitment to play in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens. "I am truly excited to proudly serve my country while having the ability fulfill my dream of playing for the best organization in the NFL," said Reynolds.
- Floor seats for tonight’s Western Conference Final game between Thunder and Warriors are going for a mere $29,000 a piece.
- Unlike NASCAR, F1 and IndyCar (except on oval tracks) will race in the rain.