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Justify Wins Preakness, Knights Advance To Finals, Cavs Regroup, Curry Explodes & Scolded For Cursing

HORSE RACING

Justify held off some tough competition on another sloppy track to win the Preakness Stakes and capture the second leg of the Triple Crown. On June 9th at Belmont, Justify, trained by Bob Baffert, will attempt to become only the 13th horse in history to win the Triple Crown. At a distance of 1/2 mile, the Belmont is the longest of the 3 races and can prove challenging for a horse having raced hard the last 5 weeks. American Pharoah (also trained by Bob Baffert) won the Triple Crown in 2015, but before Pharoah, the last Triple Crown winner was in 1978.

HOCKEY

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to the Stanley Cup Finals with a 4-1 series win over the Winnipeg Jets. The Knights are only the second expansion team from either the NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL to reach a championship in an inaugural season. The Knights will play the winner of the Tampa Bay Lightning/Washington Capitals series. The Lightning are up 3-2 with game 6 on Monday.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers were outplayed by the Boston Celtics in the first 2 games of the Eastern Conference finals but regrouped for game 3, came out with a 19 point first quarter lead and never looked back. LeBron helped the Cavs blow out the Celtics with 27 points and 12 assists, while Kevin Love added 14 rebounds. Cavaliers 116, Celtics 86.

In the Western Conference finals, Steph Curry exploded with 35-points and 7-7 FG’s in the 3rd quarter to propel the Warriors to a 2-1 series lead over the Houston Rockets. With Curry on fire and the hometown crowd going crazy, Curry uncharacteristically shouted out “This is my f—ing house!” after a successful drive.  Even though the crowd loved his enthusiasm, his mom scolded him after the game. According to Curry, “She already sent me two home videos, showing me the clip and playing it back. She was telling me how I need to wash my mouth out, saying to wash it out with soap. It’s a message I’ve heard before.” He went on to say, “She’s right. I gotta do better. I can’t talk like that.” Warriors 126, Rockets 85.

 

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Curry Puts On Show In Warriors Win, Barkley Wants To Punch Draymond, LeBron Helps Cavs Win In OT

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After more than a month rehabbing his knee and sitting out the first round of the playoffs, Steph Curry came off the bench last night and performed like the champion he is. He scored 28 points and 7 rebounds in only 27 minutes putting on a show to help Golden State grab the victory over the Pelicans. Warriors are now up 2-0 in the series.

The physical and verbal Draymond Green scored 20 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds and was a major factor in the Warriors win. TNT analyst Charles Barkley is clearly not a fan, however. At halftime on his show, Inside the NBA, he was speaking about Draymond and said,  “I want to punch him in the face so bad”. After the game, Draymond responded by saying, “If you’re not going to punch me in my face when you see me, then shut up. It’s no different than somebody sitting behind a computer screen tweeting, ‘I’ll knock you out,’ and you never seen them in life. But he’s seen me a bunch of times, and he’ll see me again this year. Punch me in the face when you see me, or if not no one cares what you would have done. You old and it is what is. So if you ain’t going to punch me when you see me, then stop talking about it. Period.”

LeBron James recorded his 21st career playoff triple-double as the Cavaliers clawed their way back to beat the Raptors in overtime. The loss for the Raptors was particularly frustrating as they never trailed in regulation and were even up by 14 in the first quarter. Cleveland 113, Toronto 112. Cavs lead the series 1-0.

 

 

 

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Pelicans, Warriors, 76ers Advance, Wade Praise To Sixers, Curry’s Gone Hollywood

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The New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors, and the Philadelphia 76ers have all advanced to round 2 of the NBA Playoffs.

After the Miami Heat’s loss to the Sixers, 36-year old Dwayne Wade admitted he’s thinking about his future and whether he’s ready to retire. He also gave high praise to the Sixers and said, “You want to see nothing but good things for those guys. This is the future of the NBA. The NBA is in great hands with Ben (Simmons) and Joel (Embiid) and those kind of individuals.” In addition to moving on to the 2nd round (their first playoff series win since 2002), the big hype of the night was welcoming rapper Meek Mill to the arena after his release from prison. Sixers minority owner, Michael Rubin, had been very vocal in trying to secure Meek’s release.

Steph Curry had to sit out the first round of the playoffs due to injury, but he’s planning to be back and in full form in round two against the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s also been busy forming a production company called Unanimous Media. The company will work on TV projects, gaming and virtual reality with a nod to the Curry’s interest in family, faith and sports.  Curry stated,  “I’ve been blessed to have this platform and I want to use it to affect the world positively. Partnering with Sony to share inspiring content with a global audience was a foregone conclusion.”

 

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Eagles’ Wentz Put On Show, Curry Fined $50K, World Series Begins

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz put on a show throwing for 4 touchdowns to 4 different receivers in a big win over the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. The winless Cleveland Browns could have had Wentz as their QB, but they gave away their #2 pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia Eagles who immediately scooped him up.  The Eagles at 6-1 currently have the best record in the NFL. Eagles 34, Redskins 24.

BASKETBALL

On Saturday night, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry threw his mouthguard in the direction of an official in a loss against the Memphis Grizzlies. Curry, along with Kevin Durant, were ejected in the 4th quarter. On Monday, the NBA fined Curry $50,000. When asked about the incident, Curry said, “I thought I got fouled and my frustration boiled over, did something stupid, deserved to get kicked out.”

BASEBALL

The World Series begins Tuesday night with the Houston Astros taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers. This matchup is the first since 1970 where two teams with over 100 wins in the regular season are competing against each other. Astros had 101 wins and the Dodgers finished with the best record in the majors at 104 wins.  For reasons to root for each team, click here!

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Ryan Tannehill Knee Injury, Alabama Tops Coaches Poll, Curry Shoots Well In First Golf Tournament

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The Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill may miss the beginning of the season after suffering a non-contact knee injury this week. Tannehill missed the final four games of last season with MCL and ACL injuries to his knee, but the team isn’t sure of the extent of this recent issue.  Matt Moore is the current backup, but if the injury is season threatening, there will no doubt be the inevitable talk of Colin Kaepernick.  Former Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler has also been mentioned as a replacement since he knows the offense. He even mentioned he’d consider delaying his career in broadcasting if he’s made the starter (with a starter’s salary).

College football season is around the corner and as always at this time of the year, the Amway Coaches poll is out with the rankings for the top teams. To no ones surprise, Alabama came in at #1 with Ohio State #2, Florida State at #3, and South Carolina and Clemson rounding out the top 5. For all rankings, click here.

 

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Steph Curry played in his first professional golf tournament and performed better than expectations. He shot a 4 over par 74 in his first round at the Elle Mae Classic in San Francisco. Curry received a sponsor’s invite to the tournament. It’s comforting to know even a great competitor like Curry can get nervous. He said, “As soon as he said my name on the first tee, I could barely take my hands out of my pocket. I tried to take a deep breath, but still there wasn’t anything I could do to get myself prepared for that moment. But after the third or fourth hole, it was golf as normal.”

 

 

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Warriors Dominate Game 2, Manning Plays Golf With Trump

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The second game of the NBA Finals was close through the first half, but then Kevin Durant and Steph Curry brought their A game and led the Warriors to a 19 point rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers.  After a sloppy start with too many turnovers, Curry came out strong after the half and ended the game with his first triple-double in post-season play. With the win, the Warriors record the longest win streak in playoff history (14 games so far). Warriors 132, Cavaliers 113.  Game 3 is in Cleveland on Wednesday June 7th 9:oo pm. ET.

GOLF

Former Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning denies he’s interested in politics and won’t run for office, but many are speculating about his intentions after his round of golf with President Trump and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN).

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Warriors Clinch #1 Seed, Westbrook Shy Of History, Masters Begins Today

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With 42 points from Steph Curry and a 120-111 win over the Phoenix Suns, the Golden State Warriors secured the #1 seed in the West, and for the third straight time, the best record in the NBA. Fans are excited the injured Kevin Durant plans to return to play on Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Russell Westbrook was one rebound shy of securing his 42nd triple-double for the season. He had 45 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds in a 103-100 win over the Memphis Grizzlies, but needed that extra rebound to make history. He’ll try again Friday night agains the Phoenix Suns to break the NBA record held by Oscar Robertson

GOLF

The first of the four major golf tournaments begins today. The Masters is the only one of the 4 Bigs that is played at the same location, Augusta National Golf Club.  The winner of the Masters gets to wear the coveted Green blazer. Click here for everything you need to know to follow the Master.

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Westbrook Triple Double History, Warriors Comeback Win, Venus Defeats #1, NC Bathroom Law

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Russell Westbrook continues to make history. Recording his 38th triple double Wednesday night, he topped James Harden and Wilt Chamberlain with a triple double score that included a whopping 57 points. Westbrook helped his Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Orlando Magic in overtime 114-106.

After suffering losses to the San Antonio Spurs this season, and trailing by 22 points early in the game, the Golden State Warriors came back strong to record an impressive win.  The Splash brothers (Steph Curry and Klay Thompson) led the team with 29 and 23 points respectively to close out a 110-98 win.

TENNIS

At 36 years old, Venus Williams became the oldest women to defeat a #1 ranked player when she beat Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.

OTHER

The NCAA is supposed to decide today whether North Carolina is eligible to host NCAA events in 2018-2022. North Carolina Lawmakers proposed a change Wednesday night to the controversial HB2 “bathroom bill”. The NCAA moved the 2017 All Star Game from Charlotte, NC  to New Orleans due to what they felt was a discriminatory law. It’s not yet clear if the LGBTQ community accepts the compromise, and if the NCAA thinks the new bill goes far enough to warrant re-instating NCAA events.

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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.'”

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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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