Mitch's Sports Report

Weekdays at approximately 6:45 a.m.

Sports can be fun, thrilling, and heartbreaking... local, national or global. I love talking sports, and I've been known to express an almost imperceptible preference for certain teams.

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The U.S. women's soccer team completed its run through the World Cup tournament in Lyon, France yesterday, the first team to win back to back championships since Germany pulled off the feat in 2003 and 2007.

In a game brimming with drama even before it began, and with every touch once it did, the United States women's national soccer team embraced the spotlight, and exited the stage heading to their third consecutive World Cup final.

Back from England after back to back losses to the NY Yankees, the Boston Red Sox continue their international tour tonight with a trip to Canada where they'll face the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, and whether these Red Sox have enough left in the tank to salvage what's been a very disappointing season so far remains to be seen.

Team England played its best game of the women's World Cup in France yesterday, saving the performance for a knock-out round dispatch of Norway in a 3-0 win.

It's about a six and a half hour plane ride from Boston to London, but it must have felt twice as long to the Boston Red Sox took after yesterday's 8-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.

Megan Rapinoe went twice to the area for penalty kicks, and the veteran forward for the U.S. women's national soccer team did not miss on either chance, both goals accounting for all the scoring the Americans would need in their 2-1 win over Spain at the World Cup yesterday.

A longer game has never been played at Target Field, and in the history of the Minnesota Twins franchise only three other contests have stretched beyond the five hour 45 minute mark that finally ended the 17-inning marathon between the Twins and Boston Red Sox last night, a game in which both teams sent eight pitchers to the mound.

The Boston Bruins had the goalie with the best overall performance in the playoffs leading up to the final game of the season. The St. Louis Blues had a goalie who ran hot at times and cold at others.

The Boston Bruins are an Original Six NHL team with a history reaching back to 1924. But in all those decades since there's one thing the storied franchise has never had a chance to do: Play a winner take all Game 7 for a chance to win the Stanley Cup on their own home ice.

If the Boston Bruins are to win the franchise's seventh Stanley Cup, they'll have to do it coming from behind, and by shaking off bitter memories of one of the worst non-calls you'll ever see in a playoff game.

On most nights and against most NBA teams, a 47-point performance by Steph Curry is enough to carry the Golden State Warriors to victory.

It was as close to a must-win as you can get in early June, and it still might be too late to save their hopes for repeating as World Series champions.

The Stanley Cup finals are set, and it will feature two teams who last vied against each other for the greatest trophy in sports 49 years ago in a series that produced the most iconic photograph in NHL history.

A defenseman with just fourteen career goals on his resume in a year's worth of regular season and playoff games over his career picked a good time to add number fifteen.

Sensational goaltending, scoring without relying on one particular line, and a little bit of puck luck.

It's tied two-two, thanks to Tuukka.

This year marks the third time since 2013 that the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs have met in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and like those two previous clashes, this year's series will be decided by a winner take all game seven in Boston.

He was the America East Player of the Year in 2019. Now, Anthony Lamb is hoping that accomplishment and his stellar play as a forward with the University of Vermont men's basketball team will garner him a job playing at the very highest professional level.

The University of Virginia isn't the only national champ this morning. The Vermont Shamrocks Under 16 girls hockey team won the USA tier two national crown yesterday, defeating Wisconsin's Baldwin Riverfalls BlackCats 5-0 in Amherst, New York.

Could a lucky bounce raise the fortunes of the defending World Series champs?

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