The Foursome Forecast, four things to look for this week:
One: It’s going to be a letdown, coming off a thrilling U.S. Open Championship, but golf returns in full force this week – just not quite on the main stage. The PGA Tour moves to Connecticut for the Travelers Championship. Open champion Webb Simpson has entered the tournament but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he withdraws. After all, he just won $1.44 million. The next best headliner might be Bill McGirt. The Champions Tour swings into Montreal while the LPGA is not far away, also in Canada, at the Manulife Financial in Waterloo, Ontario.
Two: The NBA Championship likely will be decided this week – at it’s about time – just before the NBA camps open. Miami took a 2-1 lead Sunday with a 91-85 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder may not return to their home court. The Heat plays the next two games at home in the best-of-seven series, Game Four will be Tuesday and Game Five – the possible finale – will be Thursday in Miami.
Three: Eight teams started the College World Series in Omaha but one has been eliminated, Stony Brook. More will follow each day as the tournament works its way to the weekend. Eventually, the top two teams face off beginning Sunday in a best-of-three series. The nation’s No. 1 team, Florida, lost its opener and must come through the loser’s bracket in the double-elimination format. The Gators play Kent State Monday with the loser out.
Four: The EURO 2012 Cup is just about out of Group play. The futbol tournament is gearing up for the quarterfinals and Germany (3-0), the only remaining unbeaten team, is the team to watch. The Germans play again Friday against Greece (1-1-1).