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Koepka Wins US Open, Celtics Trade #1 Pick To Sixers, George Leaving Pacers In 2018

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Brooks Koepka won his first major championship this weekend by winning the US Open.  At 27 years old, Koepka finished 16 under par to edge out a close field and take home the $2.16 million earnings.

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The Boston Celtics shook things up this weekend by announcing they were trading their #1 pick in the upcoming draft to the Philadelphia 76ers (who have the #3 pick). The Sixers are expected to use their #1 pick for University of Washington Guard Markelle Fultz. The draft takes place Thursday the 22nd, 7 pm ET.

In other trade news, Indiana Pacers Paul George reportedly told the team he will leave in 2018 to become a free agent and will play instead for the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, “George can sign a four-year deal worth as much as $130 million with Los Angeles next year. George is a Southern California native and playing for the Lakers would represent a homecoming for him. George plans to play out the 2017-18 season with Indiana, but wants to give the organization the chance to plan appropriately for its future – which George told the team won’t include him”. If George does go to the Lakers in 2018, the team should be in good shape as they’re expected to use their #2 pick in this year’s draft for Lonzo Ball.

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Mickelson Missing Open For Daughter’s Graduation, Mayweather/McGregor Fight On

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It’s official, Phil Mickelson will drop out of the US Open. Mickelson had a scheduling conflict with his daughter’s high school graduation in California, but was hoping there might be a rain delay in Wisconsin allowing him to jump on his p plane and get there in time. Unfortunately for him, the weather looks great at the Open and his tee time is on schedule, forcing him to have to withdraw from the tournament (for the first time since 1993). He said he’ll have no regrets though, as his daughter is not only graduating, but also giving the commencement address.

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After years of trash talking, two of the biggest fighting champions will face each other. Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will match up against UFC champion Conor McGregor on August 26th in Las Vegas. As a mixed martial arts competitor, McGregor will compete in the boxing ring against Mayweather who is an undefeated 49-0 and 12 years older than McGregor. After the fight was announced, McGregor took to social media and mocked Mayweather’s age by posting a photo of himself next to Mayweather’s father.

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Warriors Dominate Game 2, Manning Plays Golf With Trump

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The second game of the NBA Finals was close through the first half, but then Kevin Durant and Steph Curry brought their A game and led the Warriors to a 19 point rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  After a sloppy start with too many turnovers, Curry came out strong after the half and ended the game with his first triple-double in post-season play. With the win, the Warriors record the longest win streak in playoff history (14 games so far). Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113.  Game 3 is in Cleveland on Wednesday June 7th 9:oo pm. ET.

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Former Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning denies he’s interested in politics and won’t run for office, but many are speculating about his intentions after his round of golf with President Trump and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN).

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LeBron Passes Kareem, Parker’s Leg Injury, Craziness At Fenway, Romo’s Golf

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With 39 points in another big win over the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James recorded another milestone by passing Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become #2 on the NBA all-time playoff scoring list. Michael Jordan currently holds the #1 spot, but LeBron could pass him if the Cavs continue winning. Cleveland is now up 2-0 in the series. Cavs 125, Raptors 103.

The San Antonio Spurs evened up the Western conference semifinal 1-1 with the Houston Rockets Wednesday night, but Tony Parker suffered a leg injury which got him carried off the court. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Parker will undergo an MRI today and determine if/when Parker will be able to return. San Antonio 121, Houston 96.

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The Boston Red Sox/Baltimore Orioles series is getting out of control and causing some craziness at Fenway Park.  It all started on April 21st when Orioles player Manny Machado slid into Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The Red Sox players tried to hit Machado in retaliation. Then Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale hit a batter with a 98 mile fastball but didn’t get in trouble. Just a one day later, Kevin Gausman was ejected, without any warning, for hitting a batter with a curveball.

An even bigger issue coming out of this series is the fan behavior at Fenway. The Orioles Adam Jones was taunted with racist remarks on Monday night. Another racist incident happened Wednesday night as well, and the fan was immediately banned from the Park.

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Newly retired Dallas quarterback Tony Romo will test his skills in golf. He is scheduled to compete in a US Open qualifier on Monday in Texas. Romo is not new to the game, but reportedly had to pull out of other qualifiers due to conflicts with football.

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Sergio Garcia Wins Masters, Westbrook Makes History, Durant Back, No Room For Pats 5th Banner

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After 73 Majors without a victory, Sergio Garcia won the Masters in a drama filled afternoon. Garcia and Justin Rose were tied heading into a sudden death round on the 18th hole, where Garcia pulled it out to win his first career Major and the coveted Green Jacket.  Congrats Sergio!

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Russell Westbrook made history on Sunday with his 42nd triple-double breaking Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson’s record for a season.  Westbrook got a standing ovation immediately after this historic feat, but he didn’t let up as the Oklahoma City Thunder still needed to beat the Denver Nuggets, which they did with his buzzer beater shot giving OKC a 106-105 victory.

Kevin Durant was back on Saturday night for the Golden State Warriors. Durant went down 6 weeks ago and many thought he’d be out for the season. It turns out it was a grade 2 MCL sprain and Durant is back for the playoffs and looks like he didn’t miss a beat. Warriors 123, New Orleans Pelicans 101.

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If there weren’t enough reasons for Patriots haters to continue to hate, now they have one more. The New England Patriots can’t seem to find room in Gillette Stadium to fit their 5th Super Bowl Championship banner. When the stadium was built in 2002, they only had one banner, and no one could have imagined Tom Brady and Bill Belichick would add 4 more titles in such a short amount of time.  This is clearly a good problem to have!

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Tebow Hits Homer In Minor League Debut, LaVar Ball Says White Guys Foot Speed Too Slow, DJ Misses Masters

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Tim Tebow mesmerized the crowd with a 2-run homer in his first official at-bat in the minor leagues. The former Heisman trophy winner and NFL QB, Tebow is playing for the Mets’ A team in hopes of making it to the Majors. Tebow hasn’t played baseball since high school, but has been working hard with a great attitude and fans are certainly behind him.

 

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LaVar Ball is making news again. Two weeks after UCLA (his son Lonzo’s team) lost in the NCAA Sweet 16 round, he told the Orange County Register, “Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow.” Lonzo is projected to go high in the NBA draft, but some are worried about LaVar’s influence and outspokenness.

 

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Unfortunately current #1 player Dustin Johnson is missing The Masters due to a freakish accident on Wednesday. He was walking down the stairs, slipped and landed on his back. It looked like he might actually tee-off yesterday, but then felt too stiff in his back to compete so at the last minute withdrew from the tournament.

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Warriors Clinch #1 Seed, Westbrook Shy Of History, Masters Begins Today

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With 42 points from Steph Curry and a 120-111 win over the Phoenix Suns, the Golden State Warriors secured the #1 seed in the West, and for the third straight time, the best record in the NBA. Fans are excited the injured Kevin Durant plans to return to play on Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Russell Westbrook was one rebound shy of securing his 42nd triple-double for the season. He had 45 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds in a 103-100 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, but needed that extra rebound to make history. He’ll try again Friday night agains the Phoenix Suns to break the NBA record held by Oscar Robertson

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The first of the four major golf tournaments begins today. The Masters is the only one of the 4 Bigs that is played at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club.  The winner of the Masters gets to wear the coveted Green blazer. Click here for everything you need to know to follow the Master.

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South Carolina Wins Women’s NCAA Title, Gonzaga and North Carolina Face Off Tonight, TV Viewer Changes Outcome In Golf

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It was bound to happen eventually and on Friday it did. The mighty UConn women’s basketball team finally lost. After an historic 111 win streak, UConn lost to Mississippi State in an exciting buzzer beater sending Mississippi State to the Finals. On Sunday, South Carolina ended Missisissippi State’s euphoria with a big 67-55 win to bring home the NCAA Title. All eyes were on South Carolina’s coach Dawn Staley as the NCAA Title eluded her when she was a college player. It was also South Carolina’s first NCAA Title. Congrats.

In the men’s Final Four tourney, #1 Gonzaga beat South Carolina on Saturday and #1 North Carolina beat Oregon. The two #1’s will face each other Monday night in the NCAA Finals. This is Gonzaga’s first appearance ever in a National Title Game. The excitement starts at 9:20 pm tonight.

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In an odd twist over the weekend, 22 year old Lexi Thompson lost her 3 shot lead in the ANA Inspiration tournament on Sunday after a TV viewer sent in a video complaint showing her misplace a ball by 1 inch on the 17th green.  On Sunday, officials approached Thompson with the news that she was penalized 2 points for the misplaced ball and another 2 point stroke penalty for improperly signing her scorecard. Incredibly, she didn’t let the news rattle her, but it wasn’t enough for her to win. Social media erupted with fans expressing their outrage that a TV viewer could weigh in and change the course of a tournament. Even Tiger Woods wrote on Twitter, “Viewers at home should not be officials wearing stripes.”

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Steak For NKU Undergrads If Beat Kentucky, Curry’s 29 Points On 29th Bday, Muirfield Admits Women

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The undergrads at the University of Northern Kentucky (ranked #15 in the NCAA tournament) have an extra incentive to beat #2 ranked Kentucky. The owner of a number of restaurants offered up free steak dinners to the NKU undergrads if the team beats Kentucky in the first round.  “Yes, this could get very expensive,” Ruby said,  “But it’s important to me to show support to our hometown organizations. NKU is a real asset to the community as they continue to produce extraordinary talented leaders for our region and beyond.”

In the NBA, the Golden State Warriors snapped their losing streak with a late-game surge against the Philadelphia 76ers. Draymond Green pulled out all the stops with some impressive defense, and Steph Curry found his rhythm scoring 29 points on his 29th birthday.

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The World’s oldest golf club (after 273 years) voted to admit women. Last year Muirfield voted to keep the Club women free, but voted again this year and the measure passed. Now the Scottish Club will again be eligible to host the British Open. After last year’s vote, the Club was taken off the rotation.

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Durant Suffers Knee Injury, McIIroy Takes Heat Playing With Trump, Jets Release Revis

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Kevin Durant suffered a knee injury which could impact the rest of the Golden State Warriors season.  The Warriors announced they will release the results of his MRI soon. In the first quarter of the Warriors loss to the Washington Wizards, Golden State’s Center Zaza Pachulia was fouled and accidentally fell into Durant’s leg. An injured Durant would be devastating for the Team.

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Current #3 in the world, Rory McIIroy has been taking some heat for playing golf with President Trump. Some on social media claim he’s making a political statement. According to McIIroy, he was just excited to play with a sitting President. He said,  “I wanted to go there and see 30 Secret Service and 30 cops and snipers in the trees. I mean, it was just a surreal experience for me to see something like that. That was part of the reason I wanted to go and play. It’s not as if we were speaking foreign policy out there. We were talking about golf and the grass that he put on the greens and the grass that he’s putting on the greens at Doral. We talked golf the entire day. I think he was happier to talk golf than anything else that he has to do these days.”

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The New York Jets released 31 year old cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis has been to the pro-bowl 7 times and was such a force in his day, he was nicknamed “Revis Island” for his domination of opposing receivers. Revis will become an unrestricted free agent on March 9th, but he’s still dealing with a run-in last month in Pittsburgh where he was charged with aggravated assault.

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