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Thursday, May 31, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (5/31/12)...Nationals 5-Marlins 3 (Fish sweep the Nats)...O's 1-Blue Jays 4...Brazil beats USA is men's soccer 4-1...Jamie Moyer dropped by Colorado Rockies (Moyer is 49 and wants to still pitch in MLB)...NHL Playoffs: Kings 2-Devils 1...NBA Playoffs: Heat 115-Celtics 111...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Wednesday (5/30/12)...Nats 1-Miami 3...O's 4-Blue Jays 8...Terrell Owens released by indoor football team (what's new???)...DC United 2-Richmond 1 in U.S. Open Cup...Italy vs Luxembourg soccer game cancelled after 5.8 earthquake hits Italy...Florida #1 seed in NCAA baseball tournament...NBA Playoffs: Spurs 120-Thunder 111...See you at Blue Heron Golf Course, Wednesday Lunch Special!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Tuesday (5/29/12)...Nats 3-Marlins 5...Blue Jays 6-O's 2... LOYOLA NCAA CHAMPS: Loyola 9-Maryland 3 in men's NCAA lacrosse championships...Golfer Phil Mickelson part of a group trying to buy MLB Padres...Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs win and end a 12 game losing streak...USA women 4-China 1 in international soccer...Stanley Cup Finals! LA vs New Jersey starts Wednesday (5/30/12)...

Monday, May 28, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Monday (5/28/12)...Nationals 7-Braves 2 (Nationals sweep Braves)...O's 2-KC 4...Dario Franchitti wins Indianapolis 500 (Mr Ashley Judd wins for 3x in six years)... CF Adam Jones sign with O's for 6 years at $85.5 million...Cubs have lost 12 straight in MLB...Maryland vs Loyola in Men's NCAA lacrosse championship TODAY!...Harvard beats Yale in 147th Harvard-Yale Rowing Regatta (nations longest intercollegiate sporting event)...D.C. United takes over 1st place in MLS Eastern Conference...ENJOY MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND....Nationals 8-Braves 4...O's 3-Royals 4...D.C. United 3-New England 2..USA 5-Scotland 1 in soccer...Enjoy the holiday and REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR COUNTRY ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Saturday (5/26/12)...Nationals 7-Braves 4...O's 8-KC 2...Hal Steinbrenner says Yankees "NOT" for sale!!!...NY Knicks give interim coach Mike Woodson a multi year contract extension (take the "interim" out)...Miami U to remain in ACC...USA vs Scotland in soccer today (8 p.m. in Jacksonville, Fla. on NBC)...More climbers attempt to climb Everest (29,035 feet) despite the deaths last week of four climbers...Robert Gesink (Netherlands) wins 7 day Tour of California bicycle race...Yogi Berra, "Ninety percent of this game is half mental"...Have a great holiday weekend, Be Careful and don't forget what Memorial Day is all about!!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...TGIF (5/25/12)...Nationals & O's had a travel day on Thursday...Friday Nats vs Braves and O's vs KC...Are the Yankees for sale???? Count your pennies & cash in your stocks and bonds as we await news about a possible sale of the Bronx Bombers!!...According to CNN Shaq says he is "NOT" interested in the GM job with the Magic....Hockey fans the Stanley Cup finals begin May 30th and hopefully they will be done before Labor Day!!!...MLS soccer D.C. United (having their best season is years) vs New England Saturday...Have a great Memorial Day weekend & BE SAFE!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (5/24/12)...Nationals lose to Philly 4-1...O's drop one to Red Sox 6-5...Shaquille O'Neal could be Orlando Magics new GM??? (Doctor O'Neal that is...)...NBA playoffs: 76'ers 82-Celtics 75 (series tied at 3-3)...NHL playoffs: Devils 5-Rangers 3 (Devils lead series 3-2)...Baseball Commish says, " more video reviews of umpires' calls at this time..."...Big 12 wants Notre Dame to leave Big East and join their league...Get ready for Memorial Day weekend and see you at Blue Heron Golf Course!!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Wednesday (5/23/12)...Nationals 5-Philly 2 (Nationals are now 1/2 game in 1st place in the NL East)...O's 4-Red Sox 1 (O's lead the AL East by 2 games)...NHL: LA Kings make the Stanley Cup Finals...NBA Playoffs: Heat 115-Pacers 83..NFL NEWS: Pro Bowl future still a ??? mark...NFL rules committee creates new trade deadline and adds padding protection requirement for players...Nats rookie OF B. Harper hot with the bat in MLB, but he has made a routine fly ball to the outfield and exciting play once again!!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Tuesday (5/22/12)...Nationals 2-Philly 1 (Nats .5 out of first place)...Red Sox 8-O's 6...NHL Playoffs: Devils even series with Rangers...NBA Playoffs: Celtics 101-76'ers 83 (Celtics lead series 3-2)...OKC 106-Lakers 90 (OKC leads series 4-1)...Redskin Coach Mike Shanahan knocked to ground by player (accident, not a fan) during practice, stays down for 10 count and returns to practice...Juventus (Italian soccer league champion) to play D.C. United at RFK stadium on July 28th...

Monday, May 21, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Monday (5/21/12)...Nationals 9-O's 3 (O's take 2/3 from Nats)...O's 27-15 on season, two games in 1st place in AL East...Nationals 24-17, 1.5 games out of 1st in NL East...Jason Dufner wins Byron Nelson PGA Championship by 1 stroke...Russia 6-Slovakia 2 in Men's World Ice Hockey Championships...Baseball jersey worn by Babe Ruth sells for $4.4 million (new record)...Spurs beat Clippers to head into NBA finals and Heat beat Pacers to even playoff series...Men's NCAA Lacrosse: Notre Dame, Duke, Loyola and Maryland in finals...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Sunday (5/20/12)...O's 6-Nats 5 (O's go for sweep today)..."I'll Have Another" wins Preakness...NCAA Lacrosse: Men's & Women's U of Maryland lacrosse teams make NCAA final four as women beat Loyola 17-11 and men beat Hopkins 11-5...D.C. United 3-Toronto FC 1...Russia vs Slovakia in men's world ice hockey championships TODAY...NBA: Spurs 96-Clippers 86 (Spurs lead series 3-0)...Thunder 103-Lakers 100 (Thunder lead series 3-1)...NHL: Rangers 3-Devils 0...QACHS girls & KIHS boys stay alive in state lacrosse title race...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Saturday (5/19/12)....O's 2-Nats 1 in game one of the "Battle of the Beltways", round two tonight!!...Sixers beat Celtics 92-83 to even NBA playoff series at 2-2, Lakers beat OK City 99-96 to make series 2-1 favoring OK City... Ex Georgetown basketball star Patrick Ewing to be Charlotte Bobcats new coach????...The Women's Profesional Soccer (WPS) league to fold after three seasons...D.C. United soccer UPDATE: Wednesday D.C. United 2-Colorado 0, TONIGHT, D.C. United vs Toronto F.C. at 7:30 p.m....PREAKNESS TODAY!!...Congrats & Thanks to Washington Redskin players and everyone who played in the 8th Annual  "Mickey Steele" Celebrity  Golf Tournament in Queenstown yesterday...

Friday, May 18, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...TGIF (5/18/12)...Nationals 3-Pirates 5, O's 5-KC 3...Nats vs O's start a three game series TONIGHT in "Battle of the Beltways"...Oakland A's leaving Oakland????...Old Dominion leaving CAA for Conference USA...D.C. selected to host 2013 NCAA East Men's basketball regionals...NHL Hockey: Kings 2-Coyotes 1...World Men's Hockey Championships: Finland 3-USA 2, Slovakia 4-Canada 3...Congrats KIHS boys and QACHS girls lacrosse teams you made the state playoffs next round...Have a "GREAT" weekend and see you at Blue Heron Golf Course, county owned and operated!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

LEFTY  McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (5/17/12)...Nats 7-Pirates 4 (Nationals are now 23-14)...O's 4-KC 3 (O's are now 24-14)...Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nats vs O's in "Battle of the Beltways"...NBA playoffs: Celtics and OK City win...NHL playoffs: Devils 3-Rangers 2..Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird (yes that Larry Bird) named NBA executive of the year!!...Soccer star David Beckham is helping to bring Olympic torch from Greece to England..."Bodemesiter" 8-5 morning line favorite in Preakness (no idea about afternoon or evening line???)...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Wednesday (5/16/12)...Nationals 1-Padres 6 as Harper hits home run #2...O's 5-Yankees 2...NBA Playoffs: Pacers 78-Heat 75, Spurs 108-Clippers 92...NHL Playoffs: Kings 4-Coyotes 0...The Beach Volleyball league (NVL) to play games in conjunction with the Preakness horse race (I hope before the race!!!)...Caps coach Dale Hunter leaves D.C., RGlll takes D.C. by storm, Wizards "should" leave D.C. and Nationals vs O's in D.C. for a three games series this weekend!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Tuesday (5/15/12)...Nats 8-Padres 5, Harper hits his 1st MLB home run, another Nats catcher injured (Ramos + 1) (Nationals are in 1st place in NL East by .5 game)...O's 5-Yankees 8 (O's tied for 1st in AL East)...Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has a torn ACL and might miss the entire season!!!!....NHL News: Caps coach Dale Hunter resigns and says,"I am going home..."...Phil Jackson ready to coach again in NBA, just waiting for telephone call (Jackson resume: 1,155 career wins, 11 NBA championships)...

Monday, May 14, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Monday (5/14/12)...Nationals 6-Reds 9, Ray's 9-O's 8...O's vs Yankees TONIGHT, Nationals vs Padres TONIGHT...USA 5-Finland 0 in world men's ice hockey championships...Manchester United wins England's Premier League Championship in soccer...NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament: Maryland beats Leigh 10-9, UVA 6-Princeton 5, Notre Dame 13-Yale 7,...NBA Playoffs: Clippers 82-Grizzlies 72, Heat 95-Pacers 86...Later this week O's vs Nationals in baseball in the Battle of the Beltways....

Sunday, May 13, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Sunday (5/12+1/12)...Nationals 2-Reds 1, O's 5-Tampa Bat 3...Caps 1-Rangers 2 as Rangers knock Caps out of NHL playoffs...MLS Soccer D.C. United 0-Houston 1...72 year old Basketball Hall of Fame member Don Nelson (1,355 wins as an NBA coach) gets his college undergraduate degree from U of Iowa 50 years after attending school...Penn State upsets Towson in NCAA women's lacrosse 15-8...College Rowing: Navy men ranked #5, Washington College women 11th and Georgetown men #16 in national poll...Nationals Bryce "Bam Bam" Harper gets new nick name, stitches and laughter after bat vs wall melt down!!!!. HAPPY MOTHERS  DAY!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Saturday (5/12/12)...Nationals 7-Reds 3 (Nationals are now 20-12 and in 1st place by .5 game), O's 4-Rays 3 (O's are now 21-12 and 1 game in 1st place in AL East)...Nats outfielder and rookie Bryce Harper injures self in bat breaking accident (bat vs wall) , Harper will be out a couple of games...Caps vs Rangers TONIGHT in NHL showdown...D.C. United vs Houston in MLS soccer action today...LeBron James to be named NBA MVP today!!!...Redskins have a place kicker battle on their hands, Shayne Graham vs Neil Rackens...Red Sox star Dave Ortiz "OK" after minor car accident...USA mens ice hockey team beat Kazakhstan in world championships competition (USA now 3-1-1 in Group A)...Big wave surfer Garrett McNamara rode a 78 foot wave in Portugal to be credited with a world's record...New Orleans VOODOO vs Spokane tonight in arena football action...Enjoy MOTHERS DAY WEEKEND!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...TGIF (5/11/12)...Nats 4-Pirates 2 (Nationals are 19-12 on season), O's split a double header with Rangers (game 1, 6-5 O's, Game 2 7-3 Rangers) O's are now 20-12 on season...O's set a MLB record by hitting home runs in their first three at bats last night...U.S.A. beat Belarus 5-3 at World Men's Ice Hockey Championships...Florida women seated #1 in NCAA lacrosse tournament...Former Redskin Art Monk and 60 other former NFL players have filed a suit against the NFL over treatment of concussions...Title lX celebrates its 40th Anniversary on June 23rd (legislation signed 6/23/1972, changed the face of sports for the better)...Happy Mothers Day and have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (5/10/12)...Nationals 2-Pirates 4, O's = Rain...ACC gets $3.6 Billion from ESPN for TV rights until 2026-2027 season...Fenway Park P.A. announcer dies in car accident...U.S.A. men's soccer rated #29 in latest FIFA poll...Micah True (Caballo Blanco) cult figure (see the book "Born To Run") in ultra marathon runner circles died in March due to heart disease family announces...Caps do it again!!  Beat the Rangers 2-1 last night and now play in NYC in game 7 of the NHL playoff series (miracles happen Caps fans)...Enjoy the day and see you at Blue Heron Golf Course, county owned and operated, great staff, 18 fun holes of golf and enjoy the Wed/Fri lunch special!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Wednesday (5/9/12)...Nats 4-Pirates 5 (Pirates win in bottom of 9th with walk off home run), O's 3-Rangers 10 (Rangers Josh Hamilton has 4 home runs)...Nats GM fined due to comments on Philly pitcher Cole Hamels (Hamels hit Nats LF Harper with a "Welcome to the Bigs" pitch on Sunday night)...Ryan Zimmerman returns to 3b for the Nats after injury...USA bobsledder John Napier giving up sports and going full time in the Army...NFL Vikings appear to be getting a new football stadium after state legislature vote ( stadium or Vikings are headed to L.A.)...Rangers vs Caps TONIGHT in NHL playoff game... 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Tuesday (5/8/12)...Texas 14-O's 3 (they play again tonight), Nats play Pirates today after Monday's travel day... Caps 2-Rangers 3 in NHL playoffs (hang in there Caps)...Cole "Honest Abe" Hamels suspended for 5 games after admitting he hit Nats Bryce Harper on purpose with a "Welcome to the Bigs" pitch on Sunday night...Nats Jayson Werth out 6 weeks with a broken left wrist...Slovakia 4-USA 2 in World Hockey Championships (Men)...Seamus McBride (Zen golf instructor and Master gardener) on golf, "Wee to much driving, wee to much iron work and a wee to much putting in this game to call golf a civilized pursuit"...See you at the "Blue Heron" golf course, community owned and operated, great staff and enjoy the Wed/Fri Lunch special!!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Monday (5/7/12)...Nats 3-Phillies 9 on ESPN last night, O's win over Red Sox in 17 innings 9-6 as 1b Davis has to pitch and gets the "W" (O's and Nats are now in 1st place)...Redskins Coach Shanahan says RGlll to be his "starter" from Day 1 (..Rex will start by game 6 and who know who will start game 16)...Pujols gets a home run for Angels and perhaps the Angels will start to get a return on their $$$$...Rickie Fowler wins Wells Fargo playoff for 1st PGA Tour title...Philly pitcher Hammel hit Nats rookie Lf Harper with a pitch on Sunday night and admits he did it to welcome the 19 year old to the big leagues (...95 mph welcome..OUCH!)...Bubba Watson Watch Watch: Masters Champion Bubba Watson to miss the Players Championship at Sawgrass to spend time with the family...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Sunday (5/6/12)...Nats 7-Philly 1, O's 8-Red Sox 2...NHL Playoffs: Caps 3-Rangers 2 (Series tied 2-2)..."I'll Have Another"  wins Kentucky Derby...USA 5-Canada 4 at Men's World Hockey Championships...MLS Soccer D.C. United 2-Toronto 0...U.C. Irvine wins men's NCAA volleyball championships...Bubba Watson Watch Watch: Bubba leads PGA tour winners with $3,204,778 in winnings...Nationals 3b Ryan Zimmerman set to return to lineup on Tuesday(Nats hope)... Quote of the day: "The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing"...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Saturday (5/5/12)...Nats 4-Philly 3, O's 6-Red Sox 4...U.S.A. 7-France 2 in Men's World Ice Hockey Championships...NBA Hall of Fame player Julius Erving to work for 76'ers as "strategic adviser"...Washington College (Chestertown) women's rowing team rated #11 in the nation...USC vs UC- Irvine in NCAA men's volleyball championships...Caps vs Rangers today at 12:30 in NHL playoffs...D.C. United vs Toronto F.C. in MLS soccer today at 4:00 p.m....See you at BLUE HERON Golf course, county owned and operated & a great course!! 

Friday, May 4, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...TGIF (5/4/12)...Nats 2-DBacks 1 (Nationals are now 16-9), TONIGHT, O's vs Red Sox, Nats vs Philly...Kentucky Derby on Saturday...Caps vs Rangers on Saturday..."LINMANIA" not yet": Jeremy Lin (Knicks point guard) still not able to play in NBA playoffs due to injury..."Slap Shot, PA." to get a hockey team: Johnstown, PA. to get a minor league hockey team, Johnstown is where the movie "Slap Shot" a cult movie for hockey fans was filmed...Bubba Watson Watch Watch: Masters Champion Bubba Watson had a "Green Jacket" made for his infant son (just like Dad's Masters Champion Jacket)...Seamas McBride (Zen Golf Coach and Master Gardener) on golf, " The game was invented by the Scots along with Scotch Whiskey to make us forget our troubles"...  

Thursday, May 3, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Thursday (5/3/12)...Local MLB teams "HOT"...Nats 5-DBacks 4 as Nationals win with a walk off homer in 9th (Nats are 15-9,  .5 in 1st place and Harper is "ON FIRE"), O's 5-Yankees 0 (O's are 16-9 and are 1 game out of 1st place)... NHL News: Caps 1-Rangers 2 (Rangers lead playoff series 2-1)...MLS News" D.C. United 3-San Jose 5...Jared Weaver pitches no-hitter for Angels as Angels beat Twins 9-0...Bubba Watson Watch Watch: Have you seen Masters Champion Bubba Watson in the video "Oh, Oh, Oh," with the "Golf Boys"??? Must see for You Tube generation, golfers and check out Bubba's watch...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Wednesday (5/2/12)...O's 7-Yankees 1, Nationals 1-DBacks 5...Redskins release Jabar Gaffney last years leading pass catcher (???)...Roy Hodgson hired as England's new National team soccer coach...D.C. United vs San Jose TONIGHT...Caps vs Rangers in game three of NHL playoffs TONIGHT...New Orleans VOODOO vs Jacksonville in AFL arena football this week...Remember "Blue Heron" golf course" community owned and operated, great staff, 18 great holes and Wednesday & Friday try the "Lunch Special"...Seamus McDuff (Zen golf instructor and Master Gardener) on golf, "My current handicap is my driver, irons and putter"...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

LEFTY McNEIL ON SPORTS...Tuesday (5/1/12)...Caps beat Rangers 3-2 to even NHL playoff series at one game apiece...Yankees beat O's 2-1, TONIGHT Nationals vs D'Backs & O's vs Yankees...Maryland guard Terrell Staglin enters NBA draft (Staglin faced a one year U of M suspension)...Bradley Wiggins wins the six day Tour de Romandie bike race...MR. IRRELEVANT 2012 AWARD goes to N. Illinois QB Chandler Hamish (253rd and "Last" player picked in this years NFL draft)...Enjoy Blue Heron golf course, county owned and operated, 18 great holes, great staff (..and the snack bar is GREAT!!)...