🏀 The WNBA tips off its 25th season today. Amazon Prime recently acquired the rights to 16 games.
📺 La Liga, the top Spanish soccer league, will be featured on ESPN starting this fall… unfortunately, it’ll be on ESPN+.
⚽ Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte organized a hilarious boxing match between himself and striker Lautaro Martinez who left their last game angry after being subbed off. Pretty clear why Inter sits 13 points clear atop Serie A.
In a strange twist, the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs start tomorrow, but the regular season doesn’t wrap until next Wednesday.
Funky Playoff format: The NHL realigned to four divisions with four teams making the playoffs from each division (16 playoff teams total). For the first two rounds, everything stays in house.
The top seed in each division faces the fourth seed, while the second faces the third.
The winners face off in the Second Round.
After the second round, the remaining Semi Finalists are reseeded based on regular-season point totals.
The favorites: The Vegas Golden Knights and the Colorado Avalanche are the favorites to win it all. The Knights lead the league in Goals Differential at +67 thanks to a stellar defensive line.
Above the border, the Toronto Maple Leafs clinched first place in the North and look to become the first Canadian team to win the Cup since 1993.
Longshots: Watch out for these talented underdogs to wreck some brackets.
Pittsburgh Penguins (+1300)
Boston Bruins (+1300)
Florida Panthers (+1500)
The prize: The 16 teams are battling for Lord Stanley’s Cup, the most iconic trophy in all of sports. What Cup shenanigans can we expect from this year’s winners?