Good morning.This fall’s college football season features a matchup between the best names in the sport - LSU WR De’Coldest Crawford and Alabama DB Kool-Aid McKinstry.
In today's Sprint:
⚽️ Messi scores a beauty.
🏒 A Golden (Knight) era.
🏀 The Hawks make a comeback.
Trivia:Which NHL Stanley Cup semifinal team has the most states cheering for them?
Vegas Golden Knights
Tampa Bay Lightning
WATER COOLER TALK
⚽ Lionel Messi bent a stunning freekick past Chile’s goalie to give Argentina an early lead in their Copa America match. Chile came back to tie 1-1.
⚾️ The College World Series is set, featuring familiar faces like Vanderbilt and Texas. Sprint preview coming Friday!
⚾️ A former LA Angels employee listed prominent pitchers, such as Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander, as players he provided sticky substances to. Meanwhile, the MLB is expected to start giving 10-day suspensions for any “sticky stuff.”
🏀 Nets coach Steve Nash said Kyrie Irving is out for game 5 against the Bucks while James Harden is doubtful. At this point, we expect Nash himself to run point for the Nets.
Did Caesar Live Here?
Coming off their comeback win over the former Stanley Cup favorite Colorado Avalanche, the Vegas Golden Knights look like the team to beat.
The crazy part? The team has only been around for four years… and this is their third trip to the Stanley Cup semifinals.
Founded in 2017, the Golden Knights did an “expansion draft.” Basically, they took any unprotected player from the other 30 NHL teams. Considering teams are made of 23 players and could only protect 11, Vegas got some studs such as goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and winger James Neal.
Now, four years later, that foundation has Vegas making another championship run.
The remaining teams & Stanley Cup odds:
Vegas Golden Knights (+115)
Tampa Bay Lightning (+150)
NY Islanders (+600)
Montreal Canadiens (+1000)
NHL Playoffs - Semis
#1 Vegas Golden Knights 4vs. #4 Montreal Canadiens 1
The Knights took advantage of Montreal’s short-staffed defense to remind everyone they scored the most points in the league this season.
NBA Playoffs - 2nd round
#5 Atlanta Hawks 103vs. #1 Philadelphia 76ers 100
Trae Young (25 pts, 18 ast) led the Hawks, who have proven to be terrifying on offense even against a team with 3 All-NBA defenders, back from a 13-point deficit.