In case you missed it, here are the top five sport stories of the week.
Number 5: Boston Red Sox Public Address Announcer Carl Beane Passes Away
Carl Beane, the Red Sox’s voice of Fenway Park since 2003, passed away on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while behind the wheel. As a tribute to Beane, the Red Sox went without an announcer during their game Thursday night versus the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park.
Number 4: Michael Phelps Announces Retirement
Michael Phelps announced he will be retiring after this summer’s Olympics in London. Phelps, a 16-time Olympic medalist, announced his decision in an interview with Anderson Cooper on “60 Minutes.”
Number 3: Washington Capitals Force A Game 7 In The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs
On Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals won game six of their series versus the New York Rangers. On the way to a 2-1 victory the Caps held off four Ranger power plays. Game 7 of the series will take place on Saturday night. The winner will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Number 2: Bounties And The NFL
On Monday, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and three other NFL players appealed their suspensions for alleged involvement in a bounty system while playing for the New Orleans Saints. Former wide receiver Chris Carter also admitted publicly this week that he put bounties on defensive players in order to protect himself.
Number 1: Josh Hamilton Hits Four Home Runs In A Game
On Tuesday, The Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton hit four home runs in a game versus the first place Baltimore Orioles. Hamilton is the 16th player in major league history to hit at least four home runs in one game. The Rangers went on to win the game 10-3.