It was another eventful week in sports from around the globe. The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row, beating the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 in what was never really a competitive series. Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy was truly dominant throughout the series and the playoffs as a whole.
In addition, the NBA Finals have begun between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. The Suns currently lead the series 2-1 with game 4 tonight. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks has put on a clinic, becoming just the third player to ever start the NBA Finals with three straight 40 point double doubles. The other two were Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 and Lebron James in 2016, so he’s definitely in hall of fame company.
Also, the UEFA EURO Championship has concluded with Italy prevailing over England on penalty kicks to claim the hardware. This is the first victory for Italy in the tournament since 1968, and they looked unstoppable from beginning to end. Elsewhere on the pitch, Lionel Messi finally wins an international trophy as Argentina beat Brazil to claim the Copa America Championship. Messi did win a gold medal with Argentina at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Lastly from the UFC octagon, Conor McGregor loses again, falling to Dustin Poirier for the second time. McGregor had to have surgery on a broken leg he suffered during the fight. The two are expected to meet in the future for a fourth time, but I will have more on this later.