Good morning.The ‘Suns in 4’ fan got his own action figure. If you’ve still got energy after Prime Day, it might be worth a look after last night.
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In today's Sprint:
⚾️ Baseball makes another blunder
🏀 Deandre Ayton's amazing oop.
🏒 Hab-ing a good time.
Trivia:Which of the four remaining NBA teams won a championship most recently?
Answer at the bottom
WATER COOLER TALK
⚾ Wander Franco, the top prospect in baseball, was called up yesterday at 20-years-old. He wasted no time hitting his first home run. This angle captured the hit and his dad’s perfect reaction.
⚾ Unfortunately for baseball, that wasn’t the biggest storyline. Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals’ best pitcher, got checked for “sticky stuff” three times in just 5 innings. Scherzer was not happy with the delays, and neither were the fans.
Sometimes, the MLB does it to itself.
🏀 A secret recording from a University of Wisconsin basketball program meeting between seniors and coaches leaked. In the meeting, one player told the head coach, “I personally don't think or feel like you care about our future aspirations.” Of seven seniors eligible to return for their extra year of eligibility, only one is.
🏀 The Detroit Pistons won the NBA Draft Lottery. They’ll pick first followed by the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. In ‘04, the last time they had a top 2 pick, the Pistons took Darko Milicic over Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade.
🏀 The Harlem Globetrotters have officially released a statement asking to become an NBA franchise. They would undoubtedly be the most entertaining.
NBA Playoffs - Conference Finals
#2 Phoenix Suns104vs. #4 LA Clippers 103
Devin Booker (20 pts, 5 ast) got his nose broken and still set a fantastic screen for the Deandre Ayton (24 pts, 14 reb) game-winning alley oop dunk. If you haven’t seen it, take a few seconds and watch it. What a play.
To say the Suns are hot would be an understatement. They’ve won 9 straight playoff games, including the last two without CP3.
Suns lead the series 2-0.
College Baseball World Series
#2 Texas8vs. #3 Tennessee 4
Texas claimed the title of the true 'UT' and advances to play Miss. State.
Meanwhile, Tennessee is headed back to Knoxville.
#7 Mississippi State6 vs. Virginia 5
Miss. State didn’t get a hit until the 8th inning, but it was a 2-run home run to cut the Virginia lead to 4-2. Then State piled it on, scoring all six runs in that 8th inning.
SEC Player of the Year Tanner Allen gave State the lead with this 3-run blast.
NHL Playoffs - Semis
#4 Montreal Canadiens4vs. #1 Vegas Golden Knights 1
After barely making the playoffs as the North's fourth seed, the Habs have proved everyone wrong. They’re one win away from a Stanley Cup Final berth.
Canadiens lead the series 3-2.
Soccer - Euros
(7 pts) England1 vs. (4 pts) Czech Republic 0
Raheem Sterling continued his great play, scoring the game’s only goal in the 12th minute.