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Penguins Win Game 1 With Only 12 Shots On Goal, Tiger Arrested DUI, Legend Deford Passes

HOCKEY

The Pittsburgh Penguins barely came away with a win in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Penguins fell behind the Nashville Predators 3-0 early but rallied late and pulled out 5 goals. With only 12 shots all game, the Penguins record the fewest number of shots by a winner of a Stanley Cup Final. Tune in for game 2 on Wednesday 8:00 pm ET. Penguins 5, Predators 3.

GOLF

Tiger Woods was arrested over the weekend for driving under the influence, but claims alcohol wasn’t involved. He said, “I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.” Tiger has had 4 back surgeries since 2014, with the most recent surgery on April 19th.

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Frank Deford, the legendary Sports Illustrated writer and NPR commentator passed away over the weekend. Deford was 78 years. Deford was well known in the sporting world for his storytelling. In 2013, President Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal and described him as, “A dedicated writer and storyteller, Mr. Deford has offered a consistent, compelling voice in print and on radio, reaching beyond scores and statistics to reveal the humanity woven into the games we love”

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Cavs Historic Comeback In Game 3, Bucks & Grizzlies Win, Tiger’s 4th Back Surgery

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made playoff history by coming back from a 25 point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers. LeBron James made it happen with a triple double of 41 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. LeBron keeps setting records, and with the win he moved ahead of Kobe Bryant in the NBA’s playoff scoring list. After the game he said, “I just don’t settle for being not as great as I can be. The only thing that matters is (winning) — that’s what I’m here for.” The Cavs now lead the series 3-0. Cleveland 119, Indiana 114.

In other playoff news, the Milwaukee Bucks won big at home against the Toronto Raptors giving them a 2-1 series lead. Milwaukee 104, Toronto 77.

After Grizzlies’ coach David Fizdale’s complaint about the refs in game 2 favoring the San Antonio Spurs, he received a $30,000 fine. His team and the fans fed off  his intensity and came back strong to take game 3. Memphis 105, San Antonio 94.

GOLF

Tiger Woods went under the knife again to alleviate spasms and pain. The procedure was Tiger’s 4th back surgery. He has not played in a major tournament since 2015, and it’s unclear if he’ll be healthy enough to compete again.

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Aaron Rodgers Helps Packers End Losing Streak, Tiger’s Return

FOOTBALL

The Green Bay Packers came to play Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.  QB Aaron Rodgers stepped up his game with two touchdowns on the first two series of the game helping his team end their 4 game losing streak. The team is still way behind in the NFC North, but according to their coach, Mike McCarthy, “We look at this as a launching pad. Definitely a game we can build off of.” Packers 27, Eagles 13.

GOLF

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods is set to play on Thursday in his first tournament over a year. He will play at the Albany Club in Nassau in a tournament that benefits his charitable foundation. Woods who used to be almost unbeatable at the height of his golf career has slipped to number 879th in the world. When speaking to reporters about his return, he joked “I’m not dead”.

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NY Mets Sign Tim Tebow, Lochte Suspended 10 Months, Tiger Woods Is Back

BASEBALL

metsThe New York Mets signed former QB Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. 29 year old Tebow played baseball in high school, and has claimed his dream was to be a quarterback and hit a baseball. Now that his football career is over, he is attempting to fulfill the second part of his dream. Best of luck to Tebow. Hope your dreams come true!

 

OLYMPICS

Olympic swimmer and 12 time Gold medal winner, Ryan Lochte, finally got his punishment for exaggerating getting held up at gunpoint in Rio. The Olympic Committee suspended Lochte for 10 months and won’t allow him to compete in the 2017 World Championships. Lochte won’t be completely bored, however, as he’ll be competing in this season’s “Dancing with the Stars”.

GOLF

Tiger Woods says he’ll get back on the golf course to compete in the Safeway Open in October.  Woods, golf’s iconic superstar, has suffered back and hip injuries over the years and has had to pull out of many tournaments.  Woods stated:“It was difficult missing tournaments that are important to me, but this time I was smart about my recovery and didn’t rush it. It was great spending time with my children Sam and Charlie, and also working on a lot of projects including golf-course design, the upcoming 20th anniversary of my foundation and my book about the 1997 Masters. But I missed competing. I want to thank all the fans for their kindness and concern. I’ve been a pro about 20 years, and their support has never waned.”

FOOTBALL

The NFL season officially begins tonight with the Carolina Panthers at the Denver Broncos!!!

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Tiger Woods Out For Year, Computer Chips In Footballs, Big 12 Expanding

GOLF

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods recently withdrew from the PGA Championship and stated he will not play a major tournament for the rest of the 2015/16 season. Woods is recovering from back surgery, in fact 3 back surgeries in the past two years. The PGA Championship begins July 28th in Springfield, NJ.

 

NFL

The NFL is planning to insert special chips in to footballs during pre-season and Thursday night games to access whether the League should eventually narrow the goal posts. Kickers made 84.5% of their field goals last season (which is A LOT) and the NFL presumably wants to see if narrowing the goal posts will make field goals more competitive.

 

NCAA

The Big 12 Conference in College Sports has actually been made up of only 10 schools since 2012 when 4 institutions jumped ship (Nebraska, Texas A&M, Missouri, and Colorado) and 2 schools (TCU and West Virginia) joined. Now, the Conference is looking to expand and a number of schools are interested in joining. The decision to add more schools to the mix is not as easy as it sounds as the criteria comes down to whether the schools will bring a certain level of competition and add profitable media markets

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Tiger Woods Dreadful First Day At US Open, Rumors Of David Blatt’s Firing, Dez Bryant Contract Dispute

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Tiger WoodsThe U.S. Open , probably the biggest major tournament outside of the masters, is happening now and one of the biggest story lines, as usual, is whether or not Tiger Woods will resume his greatness on the course. Tiger’s woes are continuing, however, as he shot a dreadful 80 in his first day out, which puts him at 10 over par and tied for 152nd place. It’s possible he could turn his game around in round 2 but he’ll have a really tough time doing so.

 

BASKETBALL

In the NBA, there has been talk of the Cleveland Cavaliers firing coach David Blatt.  There has been talk he and LeBron didn’t get along, or, at least that LeBron didn’t respect him.  On Thursday, Blatt publicly told the media that he would be back with the Team next year. His contract isn’t guaranteed yet, but he did play a part in turning the Team’s season around and getting them to the Finals. More to come on this story…..

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In the NFL, Cowboys star receiver, Dez Bryant, threatened he will sit out Game 1 if he doesn’t get the contract he wants.  By sitting out, Bryant would be sacrificing a good chunk of money, but he really wants a long term deal.  Bryant did show up to camp on Thursday and has refused to work out.  Some may say it’s immature for him to act this way and others may say he’s just trying to get an appropriate compensation for his efforts on the field.

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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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Jordan Spieth Trounces Competition At Masters, Tiger Hits Root, Russell Wilson Baseball Career

GOLF

Jordan SpiethThe main event of the weekend:  The Masters.  It was certainly an historic event this year at Augusta.   The boy of the hour was 21-year old phenom Jordan Spieth.  He came out of the gates with a marvelous performance.  Others in the field played well too.  Phil Mickelson finished second, Justin Rose came in third, and even Rory Mcllroy, Tiger Woods’ theoretical heir apparent, finished 4th with a remarkable -12.  But, Spieth was beyond incredible finishing with a -18.  That ties the score for best ever 72 hole total at the Masters (tied with Tiger Woods in 1997).  Plus, Spieth is only 21 years old, becoming the second youngest player to ever win the Masters (again, Tiger Woods).  If Spieth can keep this up, we may be seeing another Sports Icon in the making.

In other Masters’ headlines, Tiger Woods had a big scare on Sunday when he hit a root in the ground.  When you’re swinging a golf club hard, and not expecting to hit anything, that shock can really mess up the nerves in your hand.  When Tiger did it, you could immediately see him grimace and shake his hand.  He is already injury prone, and any more injuries could seriously derail his career even further.

FOOTBALL

Russell WilsonIn the NFL, quarterback Russell Wilson is expecting to get a very big contract from the Seattle Seahawks.  In his first 3 years, he has led the Seahawks to the Super Bowl twice, winning one.  The Seahawks will definitely want to lock him up long-term.  Wilson, however,  said that he’s not ready to close all doors on a baseball career yet.  The Texas Rangers currently have his rights, and Wilson said he wants to keep his options open.  Would the Seahawks allow a contract that permits him to play baseball?  Seems unlikely, but they do want to keep him happy.   We haven’t seen a double sport player in quite a while.

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Woods, McIIroy, Spieth, Reed Dominating News At Masters, Copeland Stabbed 4:00 am In NYC

GOLF

Tiger WoodsIt’s the PGA Masters week. Tiger Woods and Rory McIIroy have been dominating the headlines.  Tiger has been absent for a few months until his game became “tournament ready” after back surgery last year. Tiger has won an impressive 4 Masters tournaments in his career but is now just looking to make the cut. McIIroy has 4 major victories under his belt but has never won the Masters so McIIroy fans will be pulling for him to complete this Grand Slam.

In other Masters’ news, eyes will be on the younger generation and the future of the sport in Jordan Spieth (21 years old and ranked 4th in the world) and Patrick Reed (24 years old and 15 in the world).

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Indiana Pacers’ forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another women were stabbed in front of a nightclub at 4:00 am Wednesday. The Pacers were in town to play the Knicks at Barclays center that evening. The motives of the alleged 22 year old stabbing suspect are still circumspect but sports fans have been discussing whether or not Copeland should have been out at a nightclub at 4;00 am the day of a game that evening.

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Browns Sending Texts During Games, Tiger Takes A Break, Tarkanian Will Be Missed

FOOTBALL

Johnny Manziel JerseyIn the NFL, it turns out the rumors were true in Cleveland.  Apparently, the coaching staff said it was difficult to do their job last season because the front office was sending them texts during the game with instructions.  They couldn’t just ignore their bosses but there were times when the Browns’ administration  wanted Johnny Manziel in the game.  They organization could be seriously penalized for meddling during the game and their GM Ray Farmer is the primary target. Farmer said about Johnny Manziel, however, that he is proud of Johnny for raising his hand, admitting he needs help, and going to rehab.

GOLF

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods is playing some of the worst golf of his career right now.  He’s not even making the cuts for some of the smaller tournaments.  For about 7 years, Tiger used to be the most dominant athlete in the world.  Woods said yesterday that he needs to take some time off from the game, and wouldn’t return until his game is where it needs to be.  This is probably for the best, but it would be good to see him make one last comeback before it’s too late.

BASKETBALL

Finally, in college basketball, some sad news — former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian has died.  This comes on the heels of losing another coaching legend, Dean Smith.  Tarkanian was famous for taking the small little school of UNLV and turning it into one of the best teams in the country.  He was able to recruit the best players, and even guide his team to an undefeated season until they lost in the NCAA tournament.  He will be missed by the sports community.

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