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In today's Sprint:
🏎️  South Beach
⚽️  Not so super
🏀  Setting records
Trivia: Since 2012, which city has hosted the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas track?
  1. Austin
  2. Atlanta
  3. San Diego
  4. Phoenix

SPORTS BUSINESS
I Got Stripes, Adidas
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
NBA
(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.
MLB
(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.
NHL
(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.
Soccer
Tough weekend and Monday for Super League teams...
  • Liverpool 1-1 Leeds United
  • Arsenal 1-1 Fulham
  • Juventus 0-1 Atalanta
  • Real Madrid 0-0 Getafe
Leeds also set social media on fire with their "Football is for the fans" campaign.

SPRINT'S PICKS
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 League.
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 League reform.
🏈  The LA Rams converted a Malibu beach house into their draft room. Our only question is if we can join them.
🏈  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.

TUESDAY WATCHLIST
NBA
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
MLB
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
NHL
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
Premier League
(54 pts) Chelsea vs. (33 pts) Brighton - 3:00 ET on Peacock

TRIVIA ANSWER
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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