Austin American-Statesman - - YEAR IN SPORT - ALSO ...

“Parker’s prints all over this vic­tory,” the head­line screams over a large photo of point guard Tony Parker lead­ing San An­to­nio to an­other play­off win. This month is crammed with the ex­ploits of Parker, Tim Dun­can, Manu Gi­no­bili and the deeply tal­ented Spurs, who bring the No. 1 seed in the West into the NBA post­sea­son. They sweep the Jazz and the Clip­pers, win 10 play­off games in a row and exit May with a 2-0 lead on the Thun­der.

■ Ok­la­homa City sweeps de­fend­ing cham­pion Dal­las out of the NBA play­offs in the first round.

■ I’ll Have An­other cap­tures the Ken­tucky Derby and the Preak­ness.

■ Josh Hamil­ton hits four home runs in one game for the Rangers.

■ For the first time in 14 years, Texas misses the cut for the NCAA base­ball tour­na­ment.

■ The Big 12 hires Stan­ford ath­letic di­rec­tor Bob Bowlsby as its new com­mis­sioner.

■ Texas State an­nounces it will leave the shaky WAC af­ter one year to join the Sun Belt.

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