The Phillies are surging in the NL East (12 wins in 13 games), and even during an NHL lockout this is a hockey town: The Phantoms won the AHL's Calder Cup before a record crowd of 20,103. Said Phantoms coach John Stevens, "Philly loves a champion." Meantime the buzz gets louder for Live 8-- 50 Cent, Bon Jovi among headliners--to be held here and simultaneously in Berlin, London and Paris on July 2.
The 2000 Olympic gold medalist nipped fellow American Shawn Crawford to win the 100 meters in 10.08 at the Reebok Grand Prix. Later Greene declared, "My top-end speed is better than anyone," to which Crawford, who won the 200 meters in Athens, said, "You're lying."
A's hard-luck ace finally got run support in 11--5 win over Braves; he's also up to 62 strikeouts this year and for each one donates $100 to soldiers in need. This Sunday, ties he designed (left) will be given out for Father's Day at Oakland's McAfee Coliseum.
Cornhuskers swept Miami to reach the College World Series for the third time in five years: They'll play Arizona State in Omaha. It's good to be Nebraska's All-America third baseman Alex Gordon: He has a team-high 19 homers--and the Royals took him second overall in the draft on June 7.