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American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown, Cavs Win Game 2 In OT, Tiger In Slump

HORSE RACING

American PharoahHistory was made this weekend at The Belmont Stakes.  After 37 years, we finally got a Triple Crown.  The Triple Crown is defined as winning the Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes all in a period of 5 weeks.  No horse has accomplished this feat since 1978 when Affirmed took the crown.  Before a screaming crowd, American Pharoah raced out in front of his competition and never looked back.  It was an incredible moment for horse racing and long overdue.

BASKETBALL

In the NBA Finals, everyone was writing off the Cleveland Cavaliers after their star point guard Kyrie Irving was ruled out after they lost game 1. What most forgot is that the Cavs have one of the best players in the game:  LeBron James.  On Sunday night, the Cavs hoped to even the series with the Golden State Warriors.  The Cavs played well, with Matthew Dellavedova filling in nicely for Irving.  The Cavs also benefited from an awful shooting night from the Warriors.   With a late and exciting comeback from the Warriors, the game went into overtime.  In OT, the Warriors couldn’t find their shots and the Cavs did enough to hold on to grab Game 2 away from Golden State and steal back home court advantage.  Cleveland 95, Golden State 93.

GOLF

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods has won the Memorial Tournament 5 times before in the past but was off his mark this weekend.  Tiger, at 39 years old, finished 14 strokes over par.  Tiger has been in a slump for awhile now and it’s uncertain whether he’ll ever revive his glory days.

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Cavaliers And Rockets Up By 2, Brady Photoshops Kid Photo In Celtics Uniform

BASKETBALL

To their credit, the Boston Celtics didn’t give up Tuesday night in game two against the Cleveland Cavaliers. But it wasn’t quite enough. Lebron James scored 30 points (15 in the last quarter) with Kyrie Irving adding 26 points. The Cavs are now up by 2 and the series heads to Boston. Cavs 99, Celtics 91.

Tom BradyNew England Patriots’ QB Tom Brady wanted to show some support to the Celtics so he tweeted a photoshop of him as a kid in a Celtics uniform. You can’t mistake that Brady smile…adorable photo!

 

In other NBA playoff news, the Houston Rockets’ Dwight Howard and Josh Smith went dunk crazy to send their Team to a 2-0 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks. Howard and Smith used to play together as high school buddies on an AAU summer squad. Rockets 111, Mavs 99.

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Tebow Signed By Eagles, Kyrie’s Impressive Debut, Griffin Dunks

FOOTBALL

Tim TebowThe Philadelphia Eagles plan to sign Tim Tebow for next season. Tebow has not played since 2012 when he was with the Jets and spent last season as a correspondent for Good Morning America. Tim’s heyday was in 2011 when he helped quarterback the Denver Broncos to the playoffs.

BASKETBALL

In some key playoff news over the weekend:

In his playoff debut, Kyrie Irving hit on all cylinders with a game high 30 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a win in the first round against the Boston Celtics.  Kevin Love assisted his teammate with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Lebron added 20 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Watch out for the Cavs the rest of the series.

The Los Angeles Clippers looked fresh and ready for action in their win over defending champs, the San Antonio Spurs. Blake Griffin came out attacking with some memorable dunks who finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Clippers 107, Spurs 92.

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Shaka Smart To UT, Lebron & Kyrie Dynamic, Record Pay Per View For Mayweather/Pacquiao Fight

BASKETBALL

Shaka SmartIn college basketball, it’s official, former VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) coach Shaka Smart, a guy who miraculously led a “nobody had heard of them VCU” to the Final Four in 2011 and made the program relevant again, has decided to take the job at the University of Texas.  After Smart got VCU to the Final Four, many large colleges came after him, but he wanted to stay.  But jobs like Texas are just too lucrative and too prestigious to pass up.  He’s already a good coach, and when he gets access to the recruiting in Texas, he will likely make Texas an immediate contender.   VCU will be sad to see him go (even the strip clubs in the area offered free lap dances to Smart and his staff if he stayed), but it was the right opportunity for Smart to move on.

And in the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers might be red hot right now, but that doesn’t mean that they’re perfect.  On Thursday, we got a glimpse into their inner-dynamic.  After an early season game where the Cavs lost to the Jazz, LeBron gave Kyrie a lecture.  Kyrie finished the game with 34 points, but didn’t finish with ANY assists.

“He came up to me and was like, ‘One, you can never have another game with no assists,’ ” Irving said, describing James’ words. ” ‘You can damn near have just one, two, three, but you can’t have zero.’ And I was like, ‘All right, cool, it won’t happen again.’ And it hasn’t happened since that game.”

Now the Cavs are in prime position to win the Eastern Conference.

BOXING

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on May 2nd will cost a record-setting $99 on Pay Per View.  Typically, the big fights are between $40 and $60, but they know that everyone wants to see the fight of the century, so they can charge as high as $99.  Alternatively, you you can book your reservations at your favorite sports bar or restaurant but do it now to get a good seat.

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Kyrie Irving On Fire For Cavs, Former QB Says Deflating Footballs Common, Marquee Tennis Matchup

BASKETBALL

Kyrie IrvingIn the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers were without LeBron James again against the Portland Trailblazers.  The Cavs are 1-8 when LeBron doesn’t play, but Wednesday night they were hoping to change that tune.  And fortunately for them, their star point guard, Kyrie Irving, caught fire.  He had an alarming 55 points in the game, hit 11 three-pointers, one of which being the game winner.  Cleveland has another superstar on their hands, and they look like they are surging upwards.  Cleveland 99, Portland 94.

FOOTBALL

And in the NFL, former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake has come out and said that deflating balls is extremely common in the NFL.  Blake stated that when he played, nobody liked how hard the footballs were when they came out of the bag.  They were too firm and players couldn’t really get a feel for them.  And then he, and many other quarterbacks, would say “That’s too hard — take some of the air out”, and they would put a pin it and make it better.  Blake’s main points is that every team does this stuff, and he has no idea what the big deal is with the Patriots situation.  “It’s not like the balls are flat”, Blake said.

TENNIS

Maria SharapovaIn women’s tennis, we’ve got an exciting championship between two big name stars.  The Australian open will feature a finals between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.  This isn’t exactly rare in tennis, but when you’ve got two players who are marquee names and endorsers of many products worldwide, it’s always exciting from a financial point of view.  Sharapova, however, has only beaten Serena Williams twice in their 18 meetings.

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