Sun top Sky to tie series; Aces crushed. #WNBA
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The third round of the 2021 WNBA playoffs are well underway and we can finally breathe easy with the single-game elimination rounds behind us. And I think it’s safe to say these playoffs have absolutely DELIVERED so far. Truly never a dull moment.
The semifinals of the 2021 playoffs continued last night and here’s what went down… The Connecticut Sun pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 79-68 win over the Chicago Sky to even the series 1-1. Later on, the Phoenix Mercury put together a dominant performance to beat the Las Vegas Aces 117-91 to ALSO tie their series at 1-1.
With game threes coming up on Sunday, I’m curious to see which teams will take the series lead by the end of the weekend.
WNBA playoff games the weekend:
Connecticut Sun vs. Chicago Sky - Sunday at 1pm ET
Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury - Sunday at 3pm ET
Figure Skating: Skate Ontario Sectional Series
This weekend, Ontario’s best figure skaters take the ice for the 2021 Skate Ontario Sectional Series.
The skaters ranking consists of a combination of scores from the Short Program, Rhythm Dance, Pattern Dance and the Free Program from the same event. The highest overall score from each athlete/team will be used to create a final ranking order for qualification in each category and discipline to the 2022 Skate Ontario Sectional Championships.
These competitors are the best of the best in Ontario figure skating. I can’t wait to be entertained by the talent and rising stars on the ice this weekend.
Barclays FA Women’s Super League
The semifinals of the FA Women’s Cup have been set as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City all secured convincing wins in the Women’s FA Cup yesterday with the finals scheduled in late October.
But these teams shouldn’t rest easy yet. Barclay’s FA Women’s Super League is still in full swing with six games coming up this weekend. AND Canadian National Team player Jessie Flemming just scored her first ever goal for Chelsea.
Something tells me she’s going to do it again this weekend in the match against Brighton & Hove Albion. SOOOOOO… you should really tune in.
Games this weekend:
Chelsea vs. Brighton & Hove Albion - Saturday at 6:30am ET
Aston Villa vs. Arsenal - Saturday at 12:15pm ET
Manchester City vs. West Ham - Sunday at 9am ET
Leicester City vs. Tottenham - Sunday at 9am ET
Reading vs. Everton - Sunday at 9am ET
Birmingham City vs. Manchester United - Sunday at 1:45pm ET
Check out the lineup of FA WSL games, Saturday and Sunday on Sportsnet!
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