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Timberwolves #1 Pick, Mets Test Positive, Chiefs Evaluate Traditions, Milk At Indy 500, Padres 4th Grand Slam

BASKETBALL

The Minnesota Timberwolves were awarded the first pick in the NBA Draft lottery. The Golden State Warriors will get the second pick, while the Charlotte Hornets landed at the #3 spot. The Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers round out the top five.

BASEBALL

The New York Mets had to postpone their Thursday night matchup against the Miami Marlins and will postpone their Subway Series against the New York Yankees due to a player and staff member testing positive for COVID-19.

FOOTBALL

The Kansas City Chiefs banned their fans from American Indian-themed traditions including wearing headdresses and painting their faces at home games. They will also be reviewing their policy regarding the Arrowhead Chop and the Drum Deck. They will continue, however, their Blessing of the Four Directions and the Blessing of the Drum rituals.

INDY 500

The Indianapolis 500 will be held on Sunday at 2:30 pm ET. The race, known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” has traditionally been held on Memorial Day weekend, but due to the pandemic, it was postponed. The winner of the Indy 500 drinks milk in Victory Lane. The tradition started in 1936 when Louis Meyer won the race then picked up a bottle of milk because his mother said it would refresh him on a hot day. The dairy industry saw an opening and made it a tradition.

BASEBALL

After Fernando Tatís Jr. hit a “controversial” grand slam on Monday, the Padres have been on a roll becoming the first team in MLB history to hit grand slams in four straight games.

 

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Cavs Advance To NBA Finals, Warriors Force Game 7 Monday Agst Thunder, Rookie Rossi Wins Indy 500

NBA

LeBron JamesThe Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals for the second consecutive season with their win over the Toronto Raptors Friday night. LeBron James will be competing in his 6th finals (4 with Miami and 2 with the Cavs). In game 6 on Friday, LeBron scored 33 points (first time over 30 points in this postseason), Kyrie Irving added 30 and Kevin Love posted 20 points in a 113-87 win. The Cavs will take on either the winner of Monday’s game 7 between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the Western Conference Finals, OKC lost a game 6 home court advantage to the Golden State Warriors to tie the series 3-3. With an inspired performance from Klay Thompson (41 points and a playoff record of 11 3-pointers) the Warriors came back in the 4th quarter from a 7 point deficit with only 5 minutes to go. Watch Monday night at 9:00 pm ET on TNT to see which team will face the Cavs in the Finals! And if you were looking for floor seats, 2 were sold for $29k each (that’s $29,000!!!) Warriors 108, OKC 101.

INDY

In the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, 24 year old rookie Alexander Rossi won the big race. He passed the finish line while running on fumes. In fact he didn’t have enough gas to get to the Victory Circle so had to be towed. Rossi is only the 10th rookie to win this historic race.

 

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