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The Daily Buzz: Monday, June 17

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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for FOXSports.com. Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.

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The NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals couldn’t be presenting us with two more different championship series.

On the ice, the Bruins and Blackhawks series is knotted 1-1 and couldn't be closer, with both Game 1 and Game 2 coming down to an overtime game-winner. Meanwhile, the Spurs lead the Heat 3-2, but the road to that point has essentially been a series of blowouts (thanks in no small part to Danny Green, who can't seem to miss from 3).

Here’s to hoping the hockey series continues its trend in Game 3 Monday night and the hoopsters give us a contest worth watching in Game 6 on Tuesday.

Elsewhere in the news, Phil Mickelson was a bridesmaid again at the U.S. Open, and Greg Biffle won at Michigan as the competition faltered.

As for the rest of the news, here’s some of what you may have missed this Father's Day weekend:

• It's finally Wil Myers time in Tampa Bay.

• Danny Green nearly steamrolled Tim Duncan’s kid on his way to the locker room at halftime:

• Tim Thomas is gone but Tuukka Rask has not forgotten his predecessor in the Boston Bruins net.

• Sewage problems forced the A's and Mariners to share a clubhouse.

• This is the only way to celebrate an ace at the U.S. Open:

• Grab a tissue for this one on the long road back for Mario Garza, manager of the Gulf Coast League Yankees after losing his 19-month-old son two years ago.

• Donald Driver would come out of retirement if the Packers wanted him.

• Birdman’s contribution to the Heat’s “Who Has the Worst Fashion” contest:

 

• Denny Hamlin paid a cool tribute to Jason Leffler at Michigan on Sunday.

• All of the synonyms Doc Emrick used for “pass” in Saturday’s Game 2:

 

• The Avalanche's No. 1 pick in this year's NHL draft seems awfully coveted.

• Rory McIlroy shot himself out of contention Sunday, then took it out on his club.

• McIlroy perhaps could have used a lesson from the 9-year-old who shot a 58 in a sanctioned junior golf tournament.

• Dick Vitale, keeping you up to date on the latest Hollywood gossip:

 

• It's summertime, which means another college athlete is probably being arrested. The latest is a Florida Gators linebacker.

• Boxers are no strangers to the law either.

• Some crazy lightning interrupted a minor league game this weekend:

 

• I'm sure life is very tough for Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M.

• A special Father's Day bond between coach and player at Southern U.

Controversial Chargers team doctor David Chao stepped down late last week.

• Desmond Howard gets photbombed by Buckeyes fans:

 

• The Jets are paying more for Tim Tebow than the Patriots.

• How did Deacon Jones coin the term 'sack'?

• Say what now?

Tagged: Heat, Spurs, Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Danny Green

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