Archive for 2022

Warriors Up 3-0, Heat Up 2-1, Michigan Coach Declines Lakers To Coach Sons, Saban/Fisher Accusations

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With Steph Curry contributing 31 points and Andrew Wiggins posting 27, the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks to take a 3-0 series lead. Golden State 109, Dallas 100

The Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will battle it out Monday night in Boston where the Celtics will try and even the series. The Heat are currently up 2-1.

University of Michigan coach Juwan Howard declined an “expected” offer to interview for the LA Lakers head coaching position. He has elected to stay at Michigan to coach his two sons, Jace (junior) and Jett (freshman).

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Alabama coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher have been trading barbs after Saban publicly accused Fisher of “buying” every player in his #1 ranked 2022 recruiting class. Fisher fought back saying it’s insulting to the players to assume they chose A&M because of NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) rules. Fisher also criticized his former boss (Saban) saying, “Some people think they’re God. Go dig into how ‘God’ did his deal, you may find out about a lot of things that you don’t want to know.”

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Heat/Warriors Win Game 1, Curry Graduates Davidson, Women’s Soccer Achieves Equality

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Thanks to Jimmy Butler’s 41 points, the Miami Heat turned around a bad first half to grab a decisive game 1 over the Boston Celtics. Miami 118, Celtics 107

In game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, Steph Curry posted 21 points and 12 rebounds to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 112-87.

Speaking of Curry, the NBA superstar graduated from Davidson College last week. When Curry turned pro in 2009 (after his sophomore season at Davidson), he promised his parents he’d return to graduate. Curry didn’t attend the commencement, but his name was in the program, and now the school can officially retire his jersey (they won’t retire jerseys of players unless they’ve graduated).

The Orlando Magic will get the first pick in the NBA draft, followed by Oklahoma City, Houston, and Sacramento.

SOCCER

After many years of pushing for equal salaries and bonuses, U.S. Women’s soccer has finally achieved its goal, and the new collective bargaining agreements will put the Women’s and Men’s teams on equal footing.

 

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Heat, Celtics, Warriors, Mavs In Conference Finals, 1,001 Diff Combos In NBA Lottery, Stephen A Tagged Wrong Booker, Alexander’s Record Extension

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The Eastern and Western Conference Finals of the NBA playoffs begins Tuesday night, with the Miami Heat vs the Boston Celtics, and the Golden State Warriors vs the Dallas Mavericks.

Prior to the start of the Conference Finals, the NBA will hold a lottery for the coveted top picks in the NBA Draft in June. In case you’re looking to predict which teams will get the top picks, there are 1,001 different combinations of teams landing in the top 14 spots.

ESPN’s Stephen A Smith has never been shy about expressing his opinion, but when he criticized the Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker for his performance in their Game 7 loss, he tagged the wrong Devin Booker on Twitter. The Booker he tagged plays basketball in Turkey and had a great response. Click here.

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The Green Bay Packers extended their Pro Bowl cornerback Jaire Alexander’s contract making him the highest-paid defensive back in the NFL ($84 million over 4 years).

 

 

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Mavs Force Game 7, Heat Win Series, NFL Schedule Reveal & New Intern, No Triple Crown

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Thanks to Luka Doncic, the Dallas Mavericks had a hug win over the Phoenix Suns to force a Game 7. (Mavs 113, Suns 86)

The Miami Heat had no trouble closing out the series and ending the Sixers season. (Heat 99, Sixers 90)

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The official NFL schedule ”reveal” has become a social media opportunity, and Peyton Manning and “new intern” Russell Wilson had some fun with it. Check it out.

HORSE RACING

There’s now no chance of a Triple Crown winner this year after it was announced that Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike won’t be running in the Preakness Stakes on May 21st. Rich Strike is still scheduled for the Belmont Stakes, but the decision not to run the Derby winner is disappointing for many racing fans.

 

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NBA Playoff Recap, Williams Coach Of Year, Jokic NBA MVP, Brady Signs Biggest Contract In Broadcasting History

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The Golden State Warriors managed to pull ahead with just 45.7 seconds left to grab the win against the Memphis Grizzlies 101-98. The Warriors now have a 3-1 series lead. Warriors coach Steve Kerr had to sit the game out due to testing positive for COVID-19, and in an interesting twist, Mike Brown (who took over for Kerr) was hired on the same day to be the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

The Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks to even the series 2-2.

The Miami Heat trounced the Philadelphia 76ers in game 5 (120-85) to go up 3-2 in the series.

And, finally, the Dallas Mavericks face elimination (down 3-2) to the Phoenix Suns.

The NBA awards continue with the Sun’s Monty Williams named Coach of the Year. Reports have confirmed Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will win the NBA MVP award. The award will be officially announced next week.

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Tom Brady will call games for Fox Sports after he retires for a reported whopping $375 million over 10 years, the biggest contract in sports TV history.

 

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Rich Strike Wins Derby, Boehly Buys Chelsea, Sixers/Mavericks Even Series, Verstappen Wins FI

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In the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike (who wasn’t even eligible to run until Friday morning) won at 80-1 odds. It was the second-biggest upset in Derby history with a payout of $163.60 on a $2 bet.

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A group of investors led by Todd Boehly edged out the other bidders to buy Chelsea FC for $3.1 billion, setting a new record. Steve Cohen, who bought the Mets in 2020 held the previous record when he spent $2.4 billion.

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A recap of the weekend games:

With Joel Embiid back after sitting out due to injury, the Philadelphia 76ers won games 3 and 4 to even the series with the Miami Heat.

The Dallas Mavericks also evened the series with the Phoenix Suns after winning games 3 and 4. Luka Dončić has now scored 655 points in his first 20 playoff games. The only other players to accomplish this feat is Michael Jordan (718) and Wilt Chamberlain (705).

The Milwaukee Bucks are up 2-1 vs the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors are up 2-1 on the Memphis Grizzlies.

FORMULA 1

In the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, Max Verstappen (Red Bull) held off Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) for the win.

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Grizzlies, Celtics, Suns, Heat Win Game 2’s, Simmons Microdiscectomy, Herro Sixth Man, $9.3 Mill For Maradona’s Jersey

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Matching his playoff career-high of 47 points, Ja Morant led the Memphis Grizzlies to a Game 2 win over the Golden State Warriors. Morant joins Kobe Bryant and LeBron James as the only players in the NBA who have scored multiple 45-point playoff games at an age younger than 23 years old. The semifinal series is tied at 1-1.

The Boston Celtics also evened their series with the Milwaukee Bucks and are now 1-1.

Thanks to the stellar play of Devin Booker and Chris Paul, the Phoenix Suns blew out the Dallas Mavericks to take a 2-0 lead.

The Philadelphia 76ers are clearly hurting without injured star Joel Embiid (facial fracture and concussion) and are now down 2-0 to the Miami Heat.

In other NBA news, former 76er and current Brooklyn Net, Ben Simmons, will have a microdiscectomy for his back pain.

Miami Guard Tyler Herro was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year.

SOCCER

The shirt Diego Maradona (considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the League) wore when he scored the “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup against England sold at auction for $9.284,536 million, making it the highest price ever paid for an item of sports memorabilia.

 

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Heat, Suns Grab Game 1, Emmert Steps Down As Pres Of NCAA

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The Philadelphia 76ers, who were playing without Joel Embiid, could not muster enough to beat Miami. The Heat take Game 1 in the series.

The Phoenix Suns grabbed Game 1 over the Dallas Mavericks.

NCAA

Mark Emmert announced he is stepping down as the President of the NCAA. The new NIL policy (student athletes having the ability to profit off their name, image and likeness) has significantly changed the organization in the past 3 months. Emmert was the President for 12 years.

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Steelers 4 Pairs Brothers, Draymond Ejected In Warriors Win, Bucks Over Celtics, Bauer Suspended

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The NFL draft is over. For grades on how each team fared, click here.

After the draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have the distinction of having 4 pairs of brothers on their roster: The Edmunds Brothers (Terrell and Trey), the Watt Brothers (T.J and Derek), the Davis Brothers (Carlos and Khalil) and the Hayward Brothers (Cam and Conner).

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The Golden State Warriors pulled out a  Game 1 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. Everyone is talking about Draymond Green today as he was ejected in the second quarter due to a controversial foul and then taunted the crowd.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (triple double-24 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists) led the Milwaukee Bucks to a massive Game 1 win (101-89) over the Boston Celtics.

BASEBALL

Major League Baseball suspended LA Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer for two seasons and a potential loss of $60 million over accusations he violated the league’s domestic violence policy. Bauer claims he’s innocent and will appeal the suspension.

 

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NFL Draft Twists And Turns, Boris Becker Sent To Prison

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The first round of the NFL draft Thursday night had a number of twists and turns. To begin, a quarterback wasn’t taken until the 20th overall pick, which is the lowest since 1997.

Jacksonville Jaguars selected Georgia defensive end, Travon Walker, with the #1 pick of the draft. The Detroit Lions grabbed Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson with the #2 pick.

In an interesting move, the Philadelphia Eagles traded with the Tennessee Titans their 18th overall pick (Treylon Bucks) for star wide receiver A.J. Brown. Brown will receive a four-year deal worth $100 million.

And, the Baltimore Ravens sent receiver Marquise Brown to the Arizona Cardinals as part of a deal that included Arizona’s first-round pick.

TENNIS

Boris Becker, the former tennis star who in 1985 was the youngest male to win Wimbledon (17), was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for bankruptcy issues (hiding assets and illegally transferring money).

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