Good morning.The Mayor of Flavortown, Guy Fieri, signed a 3-year, $80 million extension with Food Network. That’s more money per year, on average, than Tom Brady, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Bryce Harper.
Good for Guy.
In today's Sprint:
🏒 Gretzky goes to the booth.
🏀 Knick gets Most Improved.
⚽ Europa League finale.
Trivia:The 8-seed Memphis Grizzlies, up 1-0 on the 1-seed Jazz, completed an upset of the top-seeded team in the playoffs in 2011. Who did they upset?
San Antonio Spurs
WATER COOLER TALK
🎾 23-year-old Naomi Osaka earned a record $55.2 million over the last year, more than any female athlete in history.
🏒 Wayne Gretzky is leaving the Edmonton Oilers’ front office to join the broadcast booth as a lead NHL analyst. Look out for “The Great One” on TNT next season.
⚽ Days after beating out PSG for the Ligue 1 crown, Lille manager Galtier is leaving the club. He's expected to join Lyon or Napoli.
🏀 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called out Trae Young's ‘hunting for fouls’ after Atlanta beat the Knicks earlier this week. Instead of the jean jacket + Nets combo, he had on a Knicks hat this time. Can't make up his mind.
🏀 Knicks forward Julius Randle won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award after making his first All-Star game and accomplishing a task many thought impossible - leading the Knicks to the playoffs. His son presented the award to him.
#4 New York Knicks vs. #5 Atlanta Hawks - 7:30 ET on TNT
ATL leads 1-0
#1 Utah Jazz vs. #8 Memphis Grizzlies - 10:00 ET on TNT
MEM leads 1-0
NHL - First Round
NY Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 7:00 ET on NBCSN
ML: PIT -130
Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers - 8:00 ET on CNBC
ML: TB -115
TB leads 3-1
LA Dodgers (29-18) vs. Houston Astros (26-21) - 7:30 ET on ESPN
ML: LAD -130
Europa League - Final
Manchester United vs. Villarreal - 3:00 ET on CBS Sports
Man U tries for its first European trophy in 4+ years.
With a win, Villarreal qualifies for next year’s Champions League (Man U is already in).
C. San Antonio Spurs: In 2011 the Grizzlies sat several of their starters in the last game of the year to fall to the 8-seed to face the injured 1-seed Spurs instead of the defending champion Lakers. They beat the Spurs before losing to the Nuggets in round 2.