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Steph Curry And Dad Put On Show, Goodell’s Press Conference, Alabama’s #1 Recruiting

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Steph and Dell CurryStephen Curry put on a show Wednesday night hitting 11-3 pointers and posting 39 points in 3 quarters during the Golden State Warriors win over the Charlotte Hornets. Fans could have predicted the game would be special when Steph passed the ball before the game to his Dad, Dell Curry, who played in the NBA for 16 years and now Charlotte Hornets broadcaster. Dell banked a 3-pointer from the sidelines (while wearing a suit). “It’s always cool, obviously, seeing my Dad on the sidelines, commentating the games on their end,” said Steph Curry, “I don’t take those opportunities for granted. It’s an unbelievable opportunity to play the game that he played for 16 years in the NBA, and carry on that name in the league.” Warriors 126, Hornets 111.

FOOTBALL

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell held his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference where he answered questions on Deflategate, returning to the Patriots Gillette Stadium, Raiders and Chargers moves to Vegas and LA and even his opinion of Trump’s immigration policies. On the awkwardness of his relationship with Tom Brady and the Patriots, he said, “We have a job to do. We do our job. As I said, there was a violation. We applied a process and discipline, and we came to a conclusion that was supported by the facts and by the courts. So from our standpoint, we understand the fans who are loyal and passionate for a team object and don’t like the outcome. I totally understand that. That’s not an issue for me.” As for his opinion of Trump, he deflected nicely by saying, “As commissioner of the NFL, I’m singularly focused on the Super Bowl right now.”

As reported, yesterday was National Signing Day and to no one’s surprise, Nick Saban’s Alabama had the #1 recruiting class.

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Wilson Back In Form, Officiating Blunders, Steph Curry’s New Record

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Richard ShermanOn Monday night football, Seattle QB Russell Wilson showed he’s recovered from his injuries and was back as the leader of the offense. He threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for another in a 31-25 win over the Buffalo Bills. He also had a lot of help from his tight end Jimmy Graham who entertained the fans with two amazing one-handed touchdowns. The big story of the game, however, was the officiating. Seahawks defensive end Richard Sherman jumped the snap before a field goal attempt and ran into Bills field goal kicker Dan Carpenter. Many, including Bills coach Rex Ryan, thought Sherman should have been called for unnecessary roughness. There was a delay of game and a series of other officiating blunders that led to an eventual missed field goal before the half.  Bills coach Rex Ryan wasn’t too pleased with the officiating or with Richard Sherman’s taunting on the sidelines. Ryan yelled over to Sherman, ‘You’re too good of a player to act like an ass.'”

BASKETBALL

In the Golden State Warriors win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Stephen Curry made history…again. He sunk a record 13 3 pointers in the 116-106 win.

 

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US Men’s/Women’s Team Cruise To Gold, Neymar’s Kick Wins Gold For Brazil, Curry’s Used Mouthguard Sells At Auction

OLYMPICS

The US Women’s basketball team looked unbeatable from the moment they stepped on the court last week. Fast forward to the Finals and they were still unbeatable and untouchable with an easy win (101-72) over Spain to grab the Gold. The Women’s Team beat their opponents all week by an average of 40 points per game, so crushing Spain in the Final wasn’t a surprise.

The US Men’s basketball team also brought home the Gold. They didn’t look quite as dominant as the women’s team during the week, but with the leadership of Coach K (his third gold medal in 3 Olympic games), the gold-medal game against Serbia was a blowout from the start of the second quarter. US 96, Serbia 66.

NeymarIn the men’s soccer final, Brazil’s Neymar shot the winning penalty kick against Germany in the gold medal game giving Brazil it’s first Gold medal. Neymar had been criticized all week for his commitment to the Team, so when he dropped to his knees after his winning kick, the country erupted in celebration.

Click here for more unforgettable stories (and there certainly were many) from the Rio Olympics.

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In other, non Olympic news, Steph Curry’s mouthguard was just sold at auction for $3,200. Oh, and did I mention it’s a USED mouthguard. Very odd.

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Steph Curry’s Advice To Riley, Clayton Kershaw Strikes Again

NBA

Stephen CurryFor all the Warriors fans (me included), hearing Steph Curry talk about his conversation with his daughter Riley after losing the NBA Championship, was a class act. He told Riley how disappointed he was but “it was a moment to appreciate all the good things that have happened along the way on and off the court.” He continued saying, “you can still win at life”.

MLB

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw did it again. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14-1 when Kershaw pitches. In a big win over the Washington Nationals (4-1), Kershaw struck out 8 batters in 7 innings in the midst of a brutal heat wave in Southern California. Thankfully they weren’t playing a day game as the the evening started out at 96 degrees and didn’t cool down until the sun went down.

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Cavs Dominate Warriors And Force A Game 7

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LeBron JamesThe Cleveland Cavaliers dominated the Golden State Warriors all night long, clinching a victory that forces what’s sure to be an entertaining game 7. For the second game in a row, LeBron James racked up 41 points to help bail the Cavs out from the threat of elimination. With James and Kyrie Irving heading the charge, the Cavs took the lead out of the gate and never let it up.

Steph Curry was fierce and determined, but it wasn’t enough. He ended up scoring 30 points, then fouled out in the last six minutes of the game. Immediately after fouling out, a frustrated Curry threw his mouthpiece, hitting a fan, and was ejected from the game. Let’s hope the fan held onto the mouthguard, as it’s probably worth a pretty penny. This was the first time Curry has fouled out since December 2013. Cleveland 115, Golden State 101

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Von Miller Wants To Be Bronco, Curry’s Used Mouthguard For Sale

NFL

Chelsea HandlerGood news for Denver Broncos fans worried about the stalemate between linebacker Von Miller and team management. The Super Bowl MVP appeared on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show recently and said that he wants “to be a Bronco forever.” The Broncos applied the franchise tag to Miller during the offseason, giving them until July 15th to hammer out a contract with the player. Negotiations have been rocky, and Von Miller has rejected the current offer on the table. If there’s no agreement made soon, Von Miller will likely end up playing one season with the annual salary guaranteed him by the franchise-tag- about $14 million.

NBA

If you watch the Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry play, you see a lot of things. His unorthodox jump shot, his knack for sinking three pointers, and yes, of course, his staple mouthguard. You may not have Curry’s talent for basketball, but now you can have one of his game-used mouthguards. The mouthguard, recovered from the floor near the Warrior’s bench after a game, is being put up for auction and is expected to net at least $5,000. The item is a staple of Curry. His mouthguard sometimes seems to be going in and out of his mouth more than air. “I just chew on it like crazy,” Curry said in a TV appearance earlier this year. “It kind of calms me down, especially when I’m at the free throw line.” Let’s just see if it has the same calming effect on the auction’s winning bidder when the bill arrives.

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Cavs Dominate Game 3, Von Miller Still Negotiating Huge Contract, Sharapova Banned For Drug Use

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Kyrie & LeBronThe Cleveland Cavaliers dominated game 3 from beginning to end and have now made the NBA Final against the Golden State Warriors competitive. Kyrie Irving stepped up early and finished the game with 30 points while LeBron added his magic with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Compare those stats to the Warriors’ Splash brothers, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson only combing for 35 points. Game 4 is Friday night 9:00 pm ABC. Cavaliers 120, Warriors 90.

NFL

The Denver Broncos organization has more on its mind than Aqib Talib’s gunshot wound. They are now reportedly still trying to sign an agreement with their franchise linebacker Von Miller. The offer on the table is  $114.5 million over 6 years. The issue apparently is the how much of the money is guaranteed. The Broncos have offered $35 million in the first 2 years while Von Miller’s reps have asked for a number closer to $69 million. Even though Von Miller hasn’t attended the Bronco’s off-season practices, he did join the Team in meeting President Obama at the White House this week.

TENNIS

The former #1 player Maria Sharapova plans to appeal her 2 year suspension from tennis for taking the drug meldonium. Sharapova claims she unintentionally took a banned substance and she should have been warned in advance of the drug’s listing. In addition to not playing in tournaments,  Sharapova’s major endorser, Tag Heuer, has cut its ties to her while Porsche says its keeping its distance.

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Penguins Game 4 Win Over Sharks, Curry Resting Over Olympics, Drake Stops By Ayesha’s Restaurant

NHL

The Pittsburgh Penguins are now one win away from winning the Stanley Cup Title. In a decisive game 4 win over the San Jose Sharks on Monday night, the Penguins head home for game 5 (and the chance of securing a Championship) Thursday night 8:00 pm ET. Pittsburgh 3, San Jose 1.

NBA

Steph Curry announced he will skip the Rio Olympics. He stated he needs to rest his knee which he injured in their playoff matchup against the Houston Rockets. Curry has never competed in the Olympics but he has won two FIBA World Cup gold medals with Team USA.

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 8.16.04 AMIn more Curry news, Ayesha Curry (Steph’s wife) opened up a pop up bbq restaurant in San Francisco called International Smoke (open through the end of the summer). Ayesha is scheduled to have her own show on Food Network. Toronto fan, Drake, showed up to support the Curry’s (even though Curry and the Warriors beat his beloved Raptors).

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Bench Helps Warriors Cruise To Victory

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Andre IguodalaThe Cleveland Cavaliers were only down by 3 entering the 4th quarter but then the Warriors’ bench came to play. Shaun Livingston added a team high 20 points while Leandro Barbosa and Andre Iguodala rounded out a solid 45 point points from these bench players. The Cavs held the Splash brothers (Steph Curry and Klay Thompson) to only 20 points but with the depth and the perseverance of this team, it didn’t matter. In addition to the great play from the bench, sports fans are talking about Andre Iguodala getting “accidentally” swatted in the groin and Warriors’ coach Steve Kerr taking his frustrations out in the 3rd quarter by smashing and destroying a clipboard.  Asked about the clipboard incident, Kerr said, “Destruction tends to ease some of the anger. So I try to take it out on a clipboard instead of a player. It’s better that way.” Game 2 will take place on Sunday, 8:00 pm ET. Warriors 104, Cavaliers 89.

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Penguins Beat Sharks In OT In Game 2, LeBron And Curry Born In Same Hospital

NHL

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat the San Jose Sharks thanks to great play-calling in overtime from their superstar Sidney Crosby. The Penguins are now up 2-0 in the best of seven series with games 3 and 4 back in San Jose .

NBA

LeBron & Curry 2The NBA Finals begin Thursday night at 9:00 pm ET with the Golden State Warriors hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers. There are so many story lines in this rivalry (one of which is the Warriors beat the Cavs in last year’s Final). Another great story is the two superstars were born in the same hospital. The Cavs’ LeBron James and the Warriors’ Steph Curry were born 39 months apart in the same hospital, on the same floor in Akron, Ohio. At a press conference this week, Curry told reporters “if scouts were smart, they’d be patrolling the hospital’s maternity ward looking for young players”.

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