The Phillies finally got a bit of good news regarding pitcher Roy Halladay today. The team announced today that Halladay underwent successful shoulder surgery yesterday in Los Angeles. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who was named a "Super Surgeon" by Baseball Prospectus. Halladay was 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP in seven starts this season with the Phillies. More here.
One of the biggest superstars that the soccer world has ever seen will retire from competitive soccer at the end of this season. David Beckham, who recently won the league title with Paris Saint-Germain, will retire at the end of this soccer season. The 38 year old appeared 115 career international matches for England, the most appearances for England non-goalkeeper all-time. Beckham is a pop culture celebrity across the world. More here.
The San Antonio Spurs had the Golden State Warriors on the brink of elimination last night in Game 6. The Spurs led from the start and never looked back. They were not outscored in any quarter by the Warriors. Like it used to be, Tim Duncan led the Spurs with 19 points and grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots. If the Spurs were going to win, they needed Duncan to step up as Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined to go 4-for-22 (18.1%) from the field. The Spurs would go to win 94-82 to advance to their eighth Western Conference Final in the last 15 years. More here.