This week’s edition of The Notebook Nine podcast looks at the following…
*The NHL playoffs, from Carolina’s sweep of the New York Rangers to the seven other series that are careening to potential Game 5s over the weekend. Montreal and Chicago each aim for upsets in the 5 vs. 12 matchups in the preliminary round.
*The Yankees are rolling. The Rays are struggling. They match up down in Tampa this weekend. Could there be a surprise second-place team in the AL East—something that leads to an automatic playoff spot? And can anyone stop the Yankees from winning the World Series?
*Good NBA action the rest of this week includes a couple big games involving the Clippers and a Sunday afternoon battle between San Antonio and New Orleans. Find out what to watch for.
*The Travers Stakes runs in Saratoga and the horse that America has its eye on is in the field. Check up on Tiz The Law.
*The PGA Championship is the first major golf tournament of 2020 and teed off in San Francisco this morning. Run through the favorites and other notable golfers to find out the storylines.
*Sunday Night Baseball features the Midwest’s big rivalry with the Cubs and Cardinals. Find out why the Cubbies are off and running in the NL Central.