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Hayward Scores 30 Thanks To Long Flight, Santa Anita Park Suspends Racing After 21 Horses Died

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Gordon Hayward’s 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists helped lead the Boston Celtics to a big win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Teammate Kyrie Irving noted their inspired play was due to the “bonding that went on during the cross-country flight”.  Celtics 128, Warriors 95

HORSE RACING

Santa Anita Park is suspending racing after reports 21 horses died since December 26th. The Park hired consultants to examine the conditions of the track and will report when they feel the track can open again. The San Felipe Handicap, a preparatory race for qualifying for the Kentucky Derby, was scheduled for this weekend.

 

 

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Hayward Suffers Injury, Warriors Not In Shape, Elliott Suspension On Hold

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The NBA season kicked off last night with a much anticipated matchup of the Boston Celtics vs the Cleveland Cavaliers. What made the game so intriguing was watching what kind of reception former Cavaliers Kyrie Irving would get now that he’s playing for the Celtics. Soon after the game started however, everyone forgot about the rivalry. The Celtics Gordon Hayward suffered a devastating injury in the first five minutes of the game that left everyone stunned. Hayward went up for an alley-oop, and when he landed, you could hear the snap. After the game, players and coaches weighed in with their prayers and good wishes for Hayward. Many reflected how it was one of the worst on-court injuries they’ve ever witnessed.  Lebron said,  “My thoughts and prayers go out to Gordon and his family. Those are the injuries that you never see coming, and you never want to happen, no matter who it is, no matter what the stature, no matter how much competitive nature you have. It’s just very unfortunate.” The Cavs beat the Celtics 102-99, but that seemed like an after-thought for the players who expressed their emotions over their friend and fellow playmaker.

In the other big game of the night, the defending champs, the Golden State Warriors, were up by 17 points at one point against the Houston Rockets, but squandered the lead and then missed a buzzer beater with seconds left to lose 122-121. According to Warriors Coach Steve Kerr, the team isn’t in condition yet. He said, “I just thought we looked tired. I don’t think we are in good enough shape yet to play a 48-minute game against a great team.”

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott held off suspension again when he got another preliminary injunction in his domestic abuse allegations. Elliott’s suspension is still pending, but in the meantime, he’ll be able to play against the San Francisco 49ers this weekend.

 

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Gordon Hayward Going To Celtics, Casspi Deal With Warriors, Joey Chestnut Wins Again, Kaepernick In Ghana

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The big holiday weekend free agency move goes to the Boston Celtics who stepped up to sign Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz. Instead of lobbying for more money for himself, the Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas (who’s salary dropped to $6.3 mill this season) reportedly urged his team to use the extra cash to bring in a superstar who could help them win a championship. Hayward is the first star player from a Western conference team to move to the Eastern conference. Jazz fans are not happy with the move and have created the buzzword #Betrayward on social media showing the fans burning Hayward jerseys.

In other free agency moves, free-agent Omri Casspi signed a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors for $2.1 million.

HOT DOG EATING

Joey Chestnut won his 10th July 4th hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. He set a record by consuming 72 dogs in 10 minutes which is an estimated 20, 160 calories and 1, 296 grams of fat.

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San Francisco General Manager John Lynch is urging his former quarterback Colin Kaepernick to repair his image and convince teams he’s ready to play football. Lynch said, ‘I think you are having a little bit of an image crisis in terms of, not so much what you did last year, but people are wondering: Is this most important to you?’ At a position where the guys who succeed at the position are the guys who live it, breathe it, the CEOs at that position. And I think there is a perception that football is not at the top of the list.” Kaepernick is currently unsigned but doesn’t seem panicked as he’s in Ghana visiting his roots where he tweeted, “How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home.”

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