🥊 Conor McGregor sold
his whiskey brand ‘Proper No. Twelve” for $600 million. After, he
donated $500K to charity to settle a bet he had with rival Dustin Poirier.
🥊 They’ve made it official - Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will fight in
boxing match on June 6th in Miami. Paul’s reach (he’s 6’2” and
Mayweather is 5’8”) may be his only chance to make it interesting.
⚽ Christian Pulisic became the first American men’s player to score in a
Champions League semifinal with this
strike. His Chelsea squad tied Real Madrid 1-1 in the 1st leg of
Matthew McConaughey is both a founding investor and worker at Austin FC, the
newest addition to Major League Soccer. His job? Minister
of Culture, a position he brings considerable experience to as he
has the same role on the University of Texas campus.
Expanding quickly: Founded in 1996 with just 10
teams, the MLS has grown to 27 teams this year and plans to expand to 30 by
the end of 2023.
Charlotte FC - 2022 debut
St. Louis City FC - 2023 debut
Sacramento Republic FC - 2023 debut
Zoom out: In 2019, the most recent year the data
is available, the average MLS team was valued at $313 million, up 30% from
2018. As weird as it sounds, that's actually more than 11 of the 20 English
Premier League clubs.
With big names like McConaughey and David Beckham (Inter Miami) pushing the
league, plus soccer’s overall growth in popularity in the U.S., investors
see the MLS as poised to explode. And it doesn’t hurt there’s no threat of
AROUND THE LEAGUES
(42-20) Brooklyn Nets 116 vs. (26-36) Toronto Raptors 103
The shorthanded Nets used a balanced attack (seven players with 10+
points) to outlast Toronto, clinching the East’s first playoff seed.
(34-27) Dallas Mavericks 133 vs. (31-31) Golden State Warriors
The Warriors scored 29 points in the first half, the fewest by any
team this season.
(11-11) Toronto Blue Jays 9 vs. (8-12) Washington Nationals 5
Vlad Guerrero Jr. became the youngest player since 1901 to homer
three times and drive in 7 RBI in one game.
(32-13-4) Washington Capitals 1 vs. (29-15-5) New York Islanders 0
The Caps scored the only goal of the game a mere minute and a half
in. The Islanders were once again blanked by Washington’s rookie
(15-27-7) New Jersey Devils 6 vs. (22-20-7) Philadelphia Flyers 4
The Devils used some major firepower on offense to end a 0-9-1
winless skid, winning their first game since April 8th.
Champions League Semifinal
First leg: PSG vs. Manchester City - 3:00 ET on Paramount+
(-3) LA Lakers (36-25) vs. Washington Wizards (record) - 7:30 ET on ESPN
(-3) LA Clippers (43-20) vs. Phoenix Suns (43-18) - 10:00 ET on ESPN
Miami Marlins (10-13) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (14-9) - 1:40 PM ET on ESPN+
(-1.5) Atlanta Braves (11-12) vs. Chicago Cubs (10-13) - 7:20 ET on FS1
St. Louis Blues (21-19-6) vs. (-1.5) Minnesota Wild (31-13-3) - 7:00 ET on
Colorado Avalanche (31-11-4) vs. (-1.5) Vegas Golden Knights (34-11-2) -
9:30 ET on NBCSN
D. The LA Galaxy have won five of their nine Cup
appearances, with D.C. close behind with four titles.
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