If you said that in Lil Wayne’s voice, you’re welcome.
Three stripe life: Trevor Lawrence signed an endorsement
deal with Adidas, joining star QBs Aaron Rodgers and Patrick
Mahomes. Next up for Trevor? It’s got to be Head & Shoulders.
Player to owner: Dwyane Wade acquired an ownership
stake in the Utah Jazz and plans to take an active role in the
franchise. Ryan Smith, the majority owner of the Jazz, said, “We're the
newest ownership group. We're the youngest. Dwyane's a perfect fit.”
Another one: Formula 1 announced a new Grand Prix
to be held in America’s tech hub. That’s right, Miami.
The annual race kicks off in 2022.
Black Mamba: Kobe Bryant’s estate didn’t
renew his deal with Nike. Now, Vanessa Bryant and the rest of the
Bryant team are free to negotiate deals with whatever brands they please.
AROUND THE LEAGUES
(29-29) Golden State Warriors 107 vs. (39-18) Philadelphia 76ers 96
Steph Curry had an ”average” game with 49 points and 5 rebounds.
He’s averaging a cool 40.8 points per game in April. (Highlights)
(41-16) Phoenix Suns 128 vs. (35-22) Milwaukee Bucks 127
Phoenix's Chris Paul passed Magic Johnson for fifth all-time on the
NBA assists leaderboard.
(10-6) San Francisco Giants 2 vs. (8-8) Philadelphia Phillies 0
Giants’ manager Gabe Kapler won his 200th game against his former
team. The real star of the show? A Phillies fan wiping
out chasing a home run ball.
(30-13-2) Tampa Bay Lightning 3 vs. (29-10-5) Carolina Hurricanes 2
In a critical matchup between Central division leaders, Tampa now
sits only one point behind the Hurricanes and Florida Panthers for
the top seed.
Tough weekend and Monday for Super League teams...
Stat: Steph Curry has more games with 40+ points
and 10+ threes (4) over the last eight days than any other NBA player has
had over his entire career.
Quote: "We are going to look at everything that we
can do with the football authorities to make sure that this doesn't go ahead
in the way that it's currently being proposed. I don't think it's good news
for fans, I don't think it's good news for football in this country.”
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK government will do “everything
we can” to stop the creation of the European Super
Highlight: Tim Anderson unlocked his inner Matrix
stealing second as he dodged
this swipe tag. Even he was impressed.
WATER COOLER TALK
⚽ Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, the top German soccer clubs, refused
to join the Super League. Instead, they’re pushing for Champions
🏈 Deshaun Watson’s attorney responded
to the 22 allegations publicly, saying his legal team has “already uncovered
evidence that numerous allegations in this onslaught of cases are simply not
true or accurate."
🏈 Alex Smith, who overcame countless surgeries following a broken leg
to become the 2020 Comeback Player of the Year, retired yesterday. His retirement
video may leave you in tears.
🏀 #1 overall recruit Chet Holmgren committed to Gonzaga while former
Bulldog Jalen Suggs announced he’s entering the NBA Draft. The scary part?
These guys were high school teammates.
🥎 Valerie Cagle, a Clemson softball player, pitched two
no-hitters in the past week.
Brooklyn Nets (38-19) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (25-32) - 7:30 ET on TNT
LA Clippers (40-19) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (32-24) - 10:00 ET on TNT
St. Louis Cardinals (8-8) vs. Washington Nationals (5-9) - 7:05 ET on ESPN+
New York Mets (7-4) vs. Chicago Cubs (6-9) - 7:40 ET on ESPN
New York Rangers (23-16-6) vs. New York Islanders (28-13-4) - 7:00 ET
Carolina Hurricanes (29-10-5) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (30-13-2) - 7:00 ET
(54 pts) Chelsea vs. (33 pts) Brighton - 3:00 ET on Peacock
A. Austin hosts an annual F1 event called the
United States Grand Prix. F1 plans to keep the Miami and Austin events
separate, but it may need to change the name of the Austin event.
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