Curry Sets Another Record, LeBron’s Take On New Play-In Format, Astros In NY After Sign-Stealing

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Steph Curry continues to set records. On Tuesday night, with 58 games under his belt, he became the fastest player to hit 300 3-pointers in a single season.

In other NBA news, LeBron James has very publicly complained about the new postseason play-in format. Here’s how it works: The top six seeds in each conference are in, while the #7 and #8th compete for the #7th spot. The loser of that matchup plays the winner of the 9th and 10th seeds for the final 8th spot. LeBron stated, “Whoever came up with that s— needs to be fired.” The Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban (whose team as of now is not guaranteed a playoff spot) has also been critical of this new format.

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The Houston Astros made their first trip to New York since their infamous sign-stealing scandal became public in 2019, which the Yankees believed cost them the 2017 World Series. As you can imagine, there was plenty of trash-talking during the Yanks 7-3 win.

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Manchester United Protesters, Medina Spirit Wins Derby, Pine Valley Allows Women

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Manchester United fans caused a riot ensuring that the the game against Liverpool would be postponed. The protesters were upset with the owners of the team (who also own the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers) for their intention to join the now defunct European Super League.

HORSE RACING

Medina Spirit won the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown. With the win, trainer Bob Buffett records his 7th Derby victory, and jockey John Velasquez has now won the Derby twice in the past 9 months.  Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in attendance with his girlfriend Shailene Woodley. Next up is the Preakness Stakes on May 15th in Baltimore.

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The number 1 ranked golf course in the US, Pine Valley, will now allow female members for the first time in 108 years. The Club, which is located in New Jersey, boasts a secret list of 1000 membersd

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Jags Pick Trevor At #1 And Signing Bonus In Cryptocurrencies, Jets And Niners Also Take QB’s, Alabama Ties Record, Aaron Rodgers Wants Out, Friends From Brown At Kentucky Derby

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To no one’s surprise, the Jacksonville Jaguars took quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the number one pick in the NFL draft. What many may not know is Lawrence is planning on using his signing bonus ($22,630,055) to invest in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ether, and dogecoin.

In other draft news, the New York Jets shocked many by taking quarterback Zach Wilson, while the San Francisco 49ers also grabbed a quarterback with the #3 pick in Trey Lance. In a big surprise, quarterback Mac Jones dropped from the top five, then was grabbed by the New England Patriots at #15 to back up Cam Newton (who signed a one-year deal this offseason).  For a full recap of the 1st round of the draft, click here.

In an impressive stat for Alabama, the team tied a record set by Miami in 2004 by having six first-round picks.

The big surprise of the draft was when all-star quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay Packers he doesn’t want to return to the team. The Packers stated they won’t trade him, but the announcement is causing a major stir.

HORSE RACING

The 147th running of the Kentucky Derby (the first leg of the Triple Crown) will take place on Saturday, May 1st at 6:57 pm ET. In the field of 20 horses, Essential Quality goes off at 2-1 odds. The owners of Hot Rod Charlie, another favorite, have a great story. A group of five college friends from Brown wanted to find a hobby after graduation as a way to keep in touch. They randomly decided to buy a horse, and crazily enough their horse is running in one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. For the full story, click here.

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NFL Draft Tonight, Jags First Pick Likely Trevor Lawrence, Suns In Playoffs, Zion’s Zion 1 Shoe

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The NFL Draft starts tonight with the Jacksonville Jaguars holding the number one pick. They are almost certainly going to take quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The NY Jets have the second pick and likely to grab quarterback Justin Fields. The San Francisco 49ers hold the 3rd pick and could take yet another quarterback, Zach Wilson. The draft will be at 8:00 pm ET on ESPN, ABC, and NFL Networks.

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The Phoenix Suns have secured a playoff spot for the first time since 2010, ending one of the longest droughts in NBA history.

Zion Williamson released his signature shoe The Zion 1 and is set to make $8 million this year from his shoe deals.

 

 

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Gronkowski In Guinness Book Of Records, Curry’s Record Setting Month

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Rob Gronkowski set another record and now resides in the Guinness Book of World Records. And, in pure Gronk fashion, did it with flair. While serving as the honorary coach of a spring football game at his alma mater, the University of Arizona, Gronk caught a football dropped from a helicopter hovering at 600 feet in the air. Check this out!

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Speaking of records, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry continues to amaze. Against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night, Curry hit seven 3-pointers setting a new NBA record for most 3’s (85) in a calendar month. The previous record of 82 was held by the Brooklyn Nets’ James Harden (while he was a member of the Houston Rockets).

 

 

 

 

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Avdija Out For Season, NFL New Jersey Numbers, Brady Not Happy, IOC Punish Protesters

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Washington Wizards’ rookie Deni Avdija suffered a right ankle injury and will miss the remainder of the season.

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The NFL voted to loosen restrictions for players to wear a range of numbers on their jerseys. Previously, players could only wear certain numbers based on the position they play. Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady was not pleased with the new rule stating on Instagram, “Good luck trying to block the right people now. Going to make for a lot of bad football.”

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The International Olympic Committee ruled that athletes who decide to take a knee, raise their fist, or attempt any other type of protest will be punished.

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Super League Crumbles, Ted Lasso Season 2 Trailer, Knicks Win Streak

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The European Super League crumbled just days after announcing its launch. Soccer fans, team owners, and even Prime Ministers came out strongly bashing the new league. Manchester City was the first to confirm it wasn’t joining, and when Chelsea exited, fans cheered, “We saved football!”

On the same day the Super League collapsed, the trailer for “Ted Lasso” Season 2 came out. Check out this entertaining series. 

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The New York Knicks have the NBA’s longest active win steak of 7 games in a row.

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Alex Smith Retiring, Super League Shaking Up Soccer, Curry Drops 49 Points

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Quarterback Alex Smith announced he’s retiring. After a life-threatening injury and a miraculous recovery, The former #1 overall draft pick returned to the field last season to play for the Washington Team where he led them to a 5-1 record as its starter.

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A group of 12 Elite European soccer clubs shook up the sports world when they announced the creation of a Super League. The new League will start with six clubs from England’s Premier League and six from Spain and Italy, with the ultimate goal of 15 permanent teams. UEFA (European soccer’s governing body) has expressed outrage at the idea and released a statement saying it’s a “cynical project’ that they intend to shut down.” The Super League intends to distribute a significantly higher sum (than they would get from winning the Champions League) to the players for just participating in this League.

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Steph Curry continues to rack in the points. In a 107-96 win over his brother Seth and the Philadelphia 76ers, Curry scored 49 points, making him “the first player in NBA history age 33 or older to score 30 plus points in 11 straight games.”

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Charli Collier #1 Pick WNBA, Washington Football Team May Change Name, NFL Partnering With Sports Betting

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The Dallas Wings selected the 6’5″ University of Texas star, Charli Collier, with the #1 pick in the WNBA Draft on Thursday.

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The Washington Football Team may ultimately change their name after next season, but they want the season ticket holders to be part of the process. The team sent lists of different names to season-ticket holders asking them to vote. For the full list of possible names, click here.

The NFL announced it will be partnering with Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings, and FanDuel marking the league’s gradual acceptance of sports betting. The five-year deal is worth just under $1 billion dollars.

 

 

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Gronk Says Edelman Will Join Bucs, Gillette Stadium Full Capacity, NFL Requires Vaccine, NCAA Set To Approve Transfer Rule

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Rob Gronkowski is floating a rumor that his newly retired former New England Patriots’ teammate Julian Edelman will “unretire” to join him and Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. He’s randomly said there is a “69% chance” he’ll come out of retirement.

Speaking of the Patriots, President Jonathan Kraft is hoping to get Gillette Stadium to full capacity when the season begins in September.

The NFL sent a memo to the League stating that “any team employee who refuses a COVID-19 vaccination without ‘bona fide medical or religious ground’ will be barred from working directly with players.”

NCAA

The NCAA is expected to approve a rule allowing athletes to transfer schools one-time without having to sit out a season. Previously, athletes were forced to lose a year of eligibility if they switched schools.

 

 

 

 

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