In the past week, we saw multiple near-no-hitters, including two by one pitcher. Dale Earnhardt Jr. returned to NASCAR's Victory Lane after a long drought. The U.S. Open crowned a new winner and the 15th straight different major champion. The NBA Finals were in full swing as the Miami Heat stole a win in Oklahoma City and boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. got what may be the biggest win of his career.
But the top spot was reserved for a perfect Wednesday night in the Bay Area. Matt Cain retired all 27 Astros he faced to land the No. 1 spot in this week's Cross-Sport Power Rankings. He took the throne from last week's No. 1, LeBron James, who is our No. 2 guy after taking the Miami Heat to a 2-1 series lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder. And Webb Simpson rounds out the top three after overcoming a 5-stroke deficit Sunday to survive the Olympic Club and win his first major.
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2012 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman.
The Cross-Sport Power Rankings week runs from Tuesday to Monday, covering all sporting events that fall in that time span.