Rockets Win Game 5, Chris Paul Injured, Ronaldinho A Polygamist

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The Houston Rockets won a crucial game 5 over the Golden State Warriors, however, fans tempered their excitement  in the last minute of the game when Chris Paul went down with a hamstring injury. Paul was on fire in the second half of the game hitting 4 three-pointers and 20 overall points. Paul will get an MRI on Friday to determine whether he’ll be healthy enough to play game 6 on Saturday. Spotted on the floor, were NBA fans Justin Timberlake,  J.J. Watt and rapper Travis Scott. The Rockets lead the series 3-2 with game 6 in Oakland.

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Ronaldinho, the retired Brazilian soccer star and former FIFA World Player of the Year, announced he will marry two women. Polygamy is illegal in Brazil, but since there will only be one wedding ceremony, the law is a bit inconclusive. Ronaldinho claims he is “adept” at polygamy.

 

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Capitals Advance To Stanley Cup Finals, Cavs Look Tired, NFL’s New Anthem Policy

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The Washington Capitals are in the Stanley Cup Finals! With a 4-0 game 7 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Capitals will compete for the Cup for the first time since 1998. Captain Alex Ovechkin scored just over a minute into the game and didn’t look back. After 13 years in the League, Ovechkin is finally going to the Finals. In his news conference after the win, Ovechkin said, “I think everybody is happy, but we still have unfinished, you know what I mean. I don’t know, I’m emotional right now. I think we’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. We understand what it has to take to be in the final. You can see this game was unbelievable. Everybody was all in.”

The Washington Capitals will be in Vegas taking on the Golden Knights for the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday at 8:00 pm. ET

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The Cleveland Cavs looked tired and off in their game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Cavs missed opportunities and looked sloppy, while the Celtics continued their perfect postseason win on home court. Celtics’ Rookie Jayson Tatum added 24 points making this his 9th 20 point game of the postseason and one 20 point game away from tieing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s rookie record. Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday 8:30 ET.

FOOTBALL

The NFL owners voted on a new national anthem policy requiring players to stand for the anthem if they are on the field but allowing them to stay in the locker room if they choose not to stand. ESPN’s Adam Schefter posted the highlights here.

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Warriors Haunting 4th Quarter And Loss, Danica Patrick To Host ESPY’s

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With Steph Curry on fire in the 3rd quarter, Golden State logged a comfortable 10 point lead over the Houston Rockets heading into the 4th quarter. Unfortunately for the Warriors, however, they couldn’t connect down the stretch (tossing up 15 missed shots) and lost a crucial home game to tie the series 2-2. After their hauntingly bad 4th quarter and loss, the Warriors will now head to Houston for game 5 on Thursday. Even with the Rockets’ James Harden dropping a team-high 30 points, Curry seemed relaxed in his post-game interview when he said,  “There’s no panic. We’ve been here before”. Rockets 95, Warriors 92.

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Race car driver Danica Patrick will make history again on July 18th when she becomes the first woman to ever host the ESPY’s (ESPN’s famous awards show). Patrick etched her name in the history books already as the first female to have a top 5 finish in the Indianapolis 500 in 2005 and the fastest qualifying time for the Daytona 500 in 2013. Danica met her boyfriend Green Bay Quarterback Aaron Rodgers at the ESPY’s and has a fondness for the event. She said, “My first ESPYS was 2005, and I have been a fan, coming back every year since. It is the biggest night of the year for sports. Every year, I leave feeling so inspired! I am excited to be able to help celebrate, laugh and cry about the past year in sports with everyone. It’s going to be a great night and one full of more than a few surprises.”

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LeBron Makes History (Again) With Game 4 Win, Capitals Force Game 7, AZ & NO Superbowls, Rippon Wins DWTS

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Cleveland needed a big game 4 to try and even the Eastern Conference finals with Boston, and thanks to a huge game from LeBron who put up 44 points, the Cavs defeated the Celtics 111-102.  This was LeBron’s sixth 40-plus point game in the postseason, and he passed Kareem Abdul Jabbar for most made field goals in the postseason!!! Game 5 will be back in Boston on Wednesday 8:30 pm. ET

HOCKEY

The Washington Capitals force a game 7 vs the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals. This will be an uphill battle for Washington as they’ve only gone 4-11 all-time in game 7’s. Game 7 Wednesday 8:00 pm. ET.

FOOTBALL

According to reports, the NFL will announce Glendale, Arizona and New Orleans as the next hosts of Superbowls 2023 and 2024.

OTHER

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon won the all-athlete version of Dancing with the Stars. Washington Redskins defensive back Josh Norman came in second with controversial and recently redeemed skater Tonya Harding rounding out third.

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Justify Wins Preakness, Knights Advance To Finals, Cavs Regroup, Curry Explodes & Scolded For Cursing

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Justify held off some tough competition on another sloppy track to win the Preakness Stakes and capture the second leg of the Triple Crown. On June 9th at Belmont, Justify, trained by Bob Baffert, will attempt to become only the 13th horse in history to win the Triple Crown. At a distance of 1/2 mile, the Belmont is the longest of the 3 races and can prove challenging for a horse having raced hard the last 5 weeks. American Pharoah (also trained by Bob Baffert) won the Triple Crown in 2015, but before Pharoah, the last Triple Crown winner was in 1978.

HOCKEY

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-1 series win over the Winnipeg Jets. The Knights are only the second expansion team from either the NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL to reach a championship in an inaugural season. The Knights will play the winner of the Tampa Bay Lightning/Washington Capitals series. The Lightning are up 3-2 with game 6 on Monday.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were outplayed by the Boston Celtics in the first 2 games of the Eastern Conference finals but regrouped for game 3, came out with a 19 point first quarter lead and never looked back. LeBron helped the Cavs blow out the Celtics with 27 points and 12 assists, while Kevin Love added 14 rebounds. Cavaliers 116, Celtics 86.

In the Western Conference finals, Steph Curry exploded with 35-points and 7-7 FG’s in the 3rd quarter to propel the Warriors to a 2-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets. With Curry on fire and the hometown crowd going crazy, Curry uncharacteristically shouted out “This is my f—ing house!” after a successful drive.  Even though the crowd loved his enthusiasm, his mom scolded him after the game. According to Curry, “She already sent me two home videos, showing me the clip and playing it back. She was telling me how I need to wash my mouth out, saying to wash it out with soap. It’s a message I’ve heard before.” He went on to say, “She’s right. I gotta do better. I can’t talk like that.” Warriors 126, Rockets 85.

 

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Justify Favorite In Preakness Stakes Saturday, Foster’s Ex Girlfriend “Lied A Lot”

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Justify, the Kentucky Derby winner, will compete in the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Justify drew the #7 post position in a field of 8 horses (as compared to the Derby where there were 20 horses). Justify is the clear fan favorite with Good Magic, the runner up in the Derby, coming in at 3-1 odds. Justify is trained by Bob Buffert who has won the Triple Crown with 4 of his horses including the most recent Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah in 2015.  Expected post time is 6:20 pm on Saturday.

FOOTBALL

San Francisco 49er’s linebacker Reuben Foster has been in the news quite a bit lately for alleged domestic abuse charges brought about by his ex-girlfriend, Elissa Ennis. Ennis has now come clean and admitted she “lied a lot” and none of the charges are true. She said she was upset with Foster for breaking up with her and wanted to ruin his career. She even admitted to lying about another domestic abuse charge against a former boyfriend back in 2011.

 

 

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Rockets Destroy Warriors, 25-Year Old Man Poses As 17-Year Old BBall Player

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The Houston Rockets destroyed the Golden State Warriors in game 2 Wednesday night to even the series 1-1. The Rockets PJ Tucker had a playoff career high with 22 points and five 3-pointers. Warriors coach Steve Kerr was visibly upset with how his team played and said, “we got what we deserved”. Rockets 127, Warriors 105.

A 25-year old Dallas man was arrested  for posing as a 17-year old high school basketball player. His ruse was over after one of his former high school coaches ratted him out. Rashun Richardson, aka Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley has a fiancée and child, and after he was caught his father explained “It was mischanneled determination. His passion is basketball. He tried to push ‘rewind’ in his life.”

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Celtics Take 2-0 Lead Over Cavs, Suns #1 Pick In Lottery, Glover’s Wife Arrested

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The Boston Celtics took a 2-0 Eastern Conference series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers, even though LeBron finished the night with a triple double of 42 points 10 rebounds and 12 assists. At one point the Cavs were up by 11 points, but then the Celtics defense took over, and the Cavs couldn’t respond. The next two games will be in Cleveland starting Saturday night so the Cavs will have some time to reflect and continue the series with their home crowd. The Celtics, however, have never lost a best of seven series when they’re up two games to one. Celtics 107, Cavaliers 94.

The Phoenix Suns can celebrate as they got the #1 pick in the NBA lottery for the first time ever.

GOLF

Former US Open champion Lucas Glover didn’t make the cut at the Player’s Championship tournament last weekend, but that wasn’t the worst of his problems. According to reports, his wife Krista was upset with how he played (calling him a “loser”) and got into an altercation with him and his mom. Krista was arrested on domestic abuse charges, but neither Lucas or his mom are pressing charges.

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Hamptons 5 Outlast Rockets, Surpremes Rule Against PASPA

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The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets battled it out for most of game 1 in the Western Conference finals, but the Warriors pulled ahead in the third quarter and never looked back. Kevin Durant’s 37 points and the chemistry between the “Hamptons 5” (Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant) led the team to what seemed like an easy victory. If you’re wondering where the term Hamptons 5 came from, it refers to the group of players who were sent to the Hamptons in 2016 to convince free-agent Kevin Durant to join the team. Warriors 119, Rockets 106.

OTHER

The Supreme Court struck down the 25 year old law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) limiting sports betting for all states except Nevada. Now that the law was declared unconstitutional, every state can determine on their own whether they allow sports betting. The state of New Jersey brought the case to the Supreme Court to allow for betting at its casinos and racetracks. The NFL plans to rely on Congress to regulate this new era for them. In a statement, they said, “Congress has long-recognized the potential harms posed by sports betting to the integrity of sporting contests and the public confidence in these events. Given that history, we intend to call on Congress again, this time to enact a core regulatory framework for legalized sports betting. We also will work closely with our clubs to ensure that any state efforts that move forward in the meantime protect our fans and the integrity of our game.”

 

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Celtics Trample Cavs In Game 1, Warriors/Rockets Tonight, Capitals On Fire W/Game 2 Win, Jets/Nights Tonight

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With a 26 point lead at halftime, the Boston Celtics trampled the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first game of the much anticipated Eastern Conference Finals series. The mighty LeBron had one of his worst games with only 15 points and zero three-pointers in five attempts, while the Celtics Jaylen Brown scored a team-high 23 points and Al Horford posted 20.   Game 2 is Tuesday 8:30 pm ET. Celtics 108, Cavaliers 83.

Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals will take place Monday night at 9:00 pm ET between the Golden State Warriors (with a healthy Steph Curry) and the Houston Rockets.

 

HOCKEY

In the Eastern Conference finals for Hockey, the Washington Capitals are on fire. With another big win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Capitals are up 2-0 in the series. If they grab two more wins, they’ll head to the Stanley Cup Finals. Not bad for a team who hasn’t gone this far in 13 seasons.

In the Western Conference finals, the Winnipeg Jets are up 1-0 over the Las Vegas Golden Nights with game 2 Monday night at 8:00 pm ET.

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