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Serena Defeats #2 Ranked Kontaveit, Cameron Smith Joins LIV, Garoppolo Staying With Niners

TENNIS

Serena Williams pulled out an exciting win Wednesday night against #2 ranked Anett Kontaveit, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2. Serena will turn 41 later this month and hasn’t played many matches this year, but ESPN’s Chris Evert stated what we’re all thinking, “She’s Serena. Anything is possible.” After the match, Serena was asked how she was able to defeat the #2 player in the world and she said,

“Well … I’m a pretty good player. This is what I do best. I love a challenge. I love rising to a challenge. I haven’t played many matches, but I’ve been practicing really well, and my last few matches, it just wasn’t coming together.” She went on to say, “Honestly, I’m just looking at it as a bonus. I don’t have anything to prove. I don’t have anything to win. And I have absolutely nothing to lose. I never get to play like this, since ’98, really. Literally, I’ve had an ‘X’ on my back since ’99. So, it’s kind of fun, and I really just enjoy coming out and enjoying it, and it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to do that.”

Serena plays again at 7:00 pm ET Thursday night with her sister Venus (who lost her first round in singles). They’ll attempt to win their 15th Grand Slam doubles title.

GOLF

Australian Cameron Smith, the British Open winner, is the highest-ranked player to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf tour. Smith is ranked #2 in the world

FOOTBALL

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is staying with the San Francisco 49ers after agreeing to a one-year deal where he’ll be Trey Lance’s backup. Garoppolo will make $6.5 million guaranteed and another $9 million in playing time incentives.

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Dennis Rodman Plans Russia Trip For Griner Release, Kevin Durant Stays W/Nets, Saban’s Extension, PGA Tour Changes, TMRW Sports

BASKETBALL

Dennis Rodman announced he plans to travel to Russia to help release WNBA player Brittney Griner. Rodman has previously traveled to North Korea to showcase his relationship with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

Kevin Durant will remain with the Brooklyn Nets. After months of speculation, Durant and the Nets agreed to “move forward.”

FOOTBALL

Alabama head coach Nick Saban signed a contract extension where he’ll earn $10.75 million this season and will average $11.7 million annually through 2029. At 70 years old, Saban is one of six college coaches who earn at least $9 million annually. The other coaches are Ryan Day (Ohio State), Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M), Brian Kelly (LSU), Mel Tucker (Michigan State), and Kirby Smart (Georgia).

GOLF

In response to LIV Golf and with the influence of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, the PGA Tour has made some big changes to its schedule and compensation.

Woods, McIlroy, and CEO Mike McCarley also announced their new business venture, TMRW Sports, which will focus on “building technology-focused ventures that feature progressive approaches to sports, media, and entertainment.” Woods released a statement saying, “I am excited to work with TMRW Sports in bringing people more access to sports. So many athletes, entertainers, and people I meet from all walks of life share our passion for sports, but they also share our desire to build a better future for the next generation of sports fans. Together, we can harness technology to bring fresh approaches to the sports we love.”

 

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Tiger Wants Changes On PGA Tour, Browns Owner Admits Deshaun Suspension BC He’s A Star, Brady On “Masked Singer”?

GOLF

Tiger Woods is attempting to use his influence to stem the flood of players heading from the PGA Tour to the Saudi Arabia sponsored LIV tour. Woods assembled 15 top players to discuss changes to the PGA including $20 million purses.

FOOTBALL

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam defended Deshaun Watson’s 11-game suspension (instead of the whole season) by stating “People deserve second chances.” He also went on to say, “And you can say, ‘Well, that’s because he’s a star quarterback.’ Well, of course.” Watson is scheduled to return in week 13 when Cleveland plays Watson’s former team, the Houston Texans.

Tom Brady has been absent from practices and pre-season games for the past month. Tampa Bay Coach Todd Bowles explained that Brady was “tending to personal things.”  One theory is that Brady left to film an episode of “The Masked Singer.” The show is part of Fox Network (where Brady will work when he retires), and Brady’s former teammates Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown at one point appeared on the show.

 

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Juan Soto Traded To Padres, Vin Scully Passed Away, Stephen Ross Fined, Brady 45, NFL Appeals Deshaun’s Suspension, Cowboys Most Valuable, Tiger Turns Down Over $700 Mill

BASEBALL

The Washington Nationals traded superstar Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres in a blockbuster deal that shocked the baseball world.

In other baseball news, Vin Scully passed away at the age of 94. The iconic Scully spent 67 years (a record with one team) as a broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers

FOOTBALL

The NFL suspended and fined Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross for violating the NFL’s anti-tampering policies when he allegedly contacted quarterback Tom Brady and former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.  Ross will be suspended through October 17th and fined $1.5 million.  The Dolphins will also be stripped of their 2023 first-round draft pick.

Speaking of Brady, Tom turned 45 on Wednesday and, once the season begins, will become the oldest starting quarterback in the NFL.

The NFL has appealed Deshaun Watson’s controversial six-game suspension and will seek to increase the length of his suspension to at least one year. The NFLPA (National Football League Players Association), however, plans to sue the NFL in federal court for the decision to appeal.

Per Sportico, the Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable franchise across all professional sports. The team is worth $7.64 billion.

GOLF

The Saudi-funded LIV Golf series offered Tiger Woods between $700-$800 million to play in their league. Tiger turned them down saying he “doesn’t support the insurgent league.”

 

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Cameron Smith Wins British Open

GOLF

Twenty-eight year old Australian Cameron Smith won the British Open at St. Andrews. This is Smith’s first major championship. Smith started the day four shots behind favorite Rory McIlroy then finished 20-under par. After his big win, he joked about celebrating by discovering how many beers would fit into the Claret Jug trophy.

 

 

 

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Fitzpatrick Wins US Open, Koepka Strips PGA From Bio, Avalanche 2-1 Stanley Cup, Cryptocurrency & Sports Marketing

GOLF

Matt Fitzpatrick grabbed his first major PGA Championship and his first professional win in the US by winning the U.S. Open.

In other golf news, Brooks Koepka has stated he’ll be playing in LIV tournaments and has even “stripped ‘PGA Tour’ from his Twitter bio.

HOCKEY

The Colorado Avalanche blew out the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 on Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals, but on Monday night the Lightning came back and cruised to a 6-2 victory. The series goes to Game 4 on Wednesday night.

MISC

The cryptocurrency company FTX will stop providing jersey patches to professional sports teams. This development could be a sign of things to come for crypto companies’ investment in sports marketing.

 

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Curry’s 43 Pts Leads Warriors To Even Series, Lightening Vs Avalanche In Stanley Cup, PGA Tour Suspends Players, Mo Donegal Wins Belmont

BASKETBALL

Steph Curry put on a show Friday shooting a remarkable 43 points to help the Golden State Warriors cruise past the Boston Celtics 107-97. With the NBA Finals tied at two games a piece, the Celtics now head to San Francisco for game 5.

HOCKEY

The Tampa Bay Lightening finished off the New York Rangers and will head to the Stanley Cup Finals to take on the Colorado Avalanche. The Avalanche has had 9 days off and is the betting favorite to win, but the Lightening has been looking tough. It should be an exciting series.

GOLF

The PGA Tour suspended players who took part in the inaugural LIV event, which was funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund. The winner of each LIV event will get at least $4 million with last pace earning $120,ooo. In comparison, the winner of the most famous event on the PGA tour, the Masters, took home $2.7 million with 39 players (who missed the cut) going home with nothing.

HORSE RACING

The favorite (going off at 5- 2 odds) Mo Donegal, won the Belmont Stakes, the last leg of the Triple Crown.

 

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Celtics Thrilling Game 1 Win, LeBron Worth $1 Bill, Gore Retires A Niner, Coco In French Open Final, Girardi Fired, Rodgers/Brady Win The Match

BASKETBALL

Game 1 of the NBA finals was a come-from-behind thrilling victory for the visiting Boston Celtics. The Celtics outscored the Golden State Warriors 40-16 in the fourth quarter for a 120-108 win. Game 2 is Sunday night in San Francisco.

LeBron James became the first active NBA player to reach a net worth of $1 billion. Michael Jordan became a billionaire but only after he retired.

FOOTBALL

Frank Gore signed a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers then officially retired. The 39-year-old running back played for 16 years (which is unusual for a player at this position).

TENNIS

Coco Grauff celebrated her graduation from high school two weeks ago in Paris and is now in the French Open final. Gauff is the youngest woman (18 years old) to reach a Grand Slam final since 2004 when 17-year-old Maria Sharapova played on center court.

BASEBALL

After losing 12 of the last 17 games, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi. Bench coach Rob Thomson will step up as interim manager

GOLF

Thanks to an impressive birdie putt by Aaron Rodgers on the 12th hole, Rodgers and Tom Brady beat Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes to win The Match.

 

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Wimbledon Bans Russia, Broncos For Sale, Brady/Rodgers Vs Mahomes/Allen, Smart Defensive Player Of Year

TENNIS

In a move that hasn’t happened since World War II, Wimbledon plans to ban athletes from certain countries. Russian and Belarusian competitors will no longer be able to compete in the tournament, which begins on June 27th.

FOOTBALL

Five remaining bidders are looking to purchase the Denver Broncos for an estimated record $4 billion-plus.  Rob Walton, an investor group led by 76ers/Devils owner Josh Harris, and a group led by Todd Boehly (minority owner of the Dodgers and Lakers), are among the final bidders. Harris and Boehly are also bidding against each other on Chelsea F.C.

GOLF

The highly entertaining “The Match” is returning, but this year will not feature any professional golfers. The Match is an exhibition golf tournament (kicking off June 1st) featuring big-name athletes competing against each other with prize money going to charity. The most anticipated matchup will be Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers facing off against Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. According to golf experts, Rodgers is the best golfer of the bunch.

BASKETBALL

While the Playoffs are in full swing, the NBA announced their first big award going to Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart for winning the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.

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Scheffler Wins Masters, Haskins Tragedy, Brady To Dolphins Saga

GOLF

Scottie Scheffler handily won the Masters. He joins Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods as the only players in the last 40 years to with the Masters at the age of 25 or younger.

FOOTBALL

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins tragically died over the weekend when a dump truck hit him while he was walking on a South Florida highway, Interstate 595. Haskins was a standout at Ohio State before entering the NFL with the 15th overall pick.

The story about Tom Brady almost joining the Dolphins has may layers. According to reports, Brady was interested in joining the Dolphins as a minority owner, but the negotiations got derailed with a head coach carousel and with accusations of tampering with NFL policy. As an alum of the University of Michigan, Brady has a connection with Dolphins’ owner Stephen Ross, who has his name on its business school. Brady is also friends with Miami’s minority owner Bruce Beal. For more on this story (which isn’t over) click here.

 

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