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The Week that Was: Celtics Up 3-2, Strasburg-mania, World Cup Kicks Off

1ablog-natebigbabyx-inset-communityLast week was a huge week in sports. The Finals shifted back to Boston, where the series took another turn; the most hyped phenom in baseball made his debut a thing to remember and the biggest event of the world's most popular game kicked off in South Africa. Here's a look back at the week that was.

NBA Finals: Celtics-Lakers
As it stands now: Celtics up 3-2

Paul Pierce was heard at the end of a Celtics win in L.A. saying that the Celtics wouldn't come back there-meaning Boston would win the next three at home to take the series. Game 3 took care of that notion as the Lakers played inspired basketball, led by Derek Fisher's huge 4th quarter. Boston turned up the defensive intensity in Game 4 and got big bench games from Glen 'Big Baby' Davis and Nate Robinson to pull even. Last night, Kobe Bryant exploded for 38 points in the 2nd half, but the Celtics put the clamps on the rest of the Lakers and held on for a gritty win in Game 5. The series shifts back to L.A. and if the Lakers have any chance, they have got to get production out of their role players. There is no way, even at home, that the Lakers will win from an average of 35 points from Bryant and 10-15 points from Gasol. Artest, Odom, Fisher and Bynum must all step up. I'll go out on a limb and state that the winner of Game 6 will win the series. Not hardly a leap, but I think if the Lakers can pull it out tomorrow night, they will win Game 7 at home.

Beauty of The Week: Fiordaliza

Charles Fiordaliza

Name: Fiordaliza Charles
Age: 30
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 180 lbs
Nationality: Dominican
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Occupation: Author/Paralegal/Student
Hobbies: cooking, writing poetry, reading, dancing, traveling and others
Talents: author, translator, promoter

Dr. Charles Drew: Blood Brother

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He attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in the nation’s capital and graduated in 1922, a time where America was hearing the voice of its’ 29th President over the radio for the first time. It was there he began to stand out athletically, participating in everything from baseball, football, basketball, swimming to track and field. Upon graduation, he received the James E. Walker Memorial medal, named so after the black officer of the First Separate Battalion from D.C. in 1896. This distinguishing acknowledgement was one of many to commemorate Drew’s all-around athleticism and an introduction to his dexterous leadership.

He went on Amherst College in Massachusetts, a liberal arts school where he aptly served the schools motto “Terras Irradient”, Latin for “Let them give light to the world”.  And that he did.  Although his physical skills yet again earned him prestigious athletic awards and acclamations, they served more as stepping-stones to his other goals. After graduation in 1926, he briefly taught and coached at Morgan State University in Maryland, earning enough money to afford medical school. In 1929, Drew entered McGill University in Canada receiving his M.D. and Masters in Surgery in 1933. While attending school in Canada, Drew became acclimated with the study of blood transfusion, the field where he would go on to lay fundamental groundwork.

 

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