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Good morning. Jimbo Fisher decided to trash talk Nick Saban. He said he's going to beat Saban at Alabama, but not quite that nicely. Saban responded, "In golf?"
 
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Trivia: Which NFL player has the most receptions since 2017?
  1. Stefon Diggs
  2. DeAndre Hopkins
  3. Alvin Kamara
  4. Cooper Kupp
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WATER COOLER TALK
🏈 Presbyterian College hired high school football coach Kevin Kelley, known for his unconventional strategy of never punting and always onside kicking. Just like that one friend on NCAA 14.
⚾ The Angels released Albert Pujols. He’s one of three players with 600 home runs and 2,100 RBIs. The other two? Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.
🥊 At a pre-fight event, Jake Paul snatched Floyd Mayweather's hat from atop his head. Jake ended up with a broken tooth.

 

MOTHER'S DAY
Look Back
For those long days at the field and countless drives to practice, here are some of the best mom moments in sports.
 
Aussie Open: Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open - while two months pregnant!
 
Finding out days before the event, she made the decision to play and ended up winning her 23rd Grand Slam victory. Serena had her daughter Olympia the following September.
 
The real MVP: In his emotional 2014 MVP acceptance speech, Kevin Durant called his mom, Wanda, “the real MVP.”
 
Perfect Game on Mother’s Day: Former Oakland A’s pitcher Dallas Braden threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history on Mother’s Day 2010.
 
Braden lost his mother to cancer during his senior year of high school. He and his grandma shared this moment after the perfect game.

 

AROUND THE LEAGUES
NBA
(38-28) Dallas Mavericks 113 vs. (43-24) Brooklyn Nets 109
  • The Nets have dropped four straight and sit a full two games back from the 76ers for the East’s top spot.
  • Stars: Kyrie (45 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast); Luka (24 pts, 10 reb, 8 ast)
(45-22) LA Clippers 118 vs. (37-29) LA Lakers 94
  • Without LeBron and with AD having back spasms, the Lakers looked lost. They're in danger of moving into the dreaded 7th seed.
MLB
(16-15) Houston Astros 7 vs. (16-15) New York Yankees 4
  • Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton is red hot, homering in his last three games and hitting in twelve straight.
(16-14) Toronto Blue Jays 10 vs. (19-14) Oakland Athletics 4
  • Randal Grichuk drove in enough runs (5) to beat the A’s on his own.
NHL
(34-13-6) Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. (24-20-9) Montreal Canadiens 2
  • Auston Matthews continues to be a cheat code, scoring his league-leading 40th goal of the year to keep the Leafs atop the North.

 

WEEKEND WATCHLIST
NBA
LA Lakers (37-29) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (37-29) - Fri. 10:00 ET on ESPN
New York Knicks (37-29) vs. LA Clippers (45-22) - Sun. 3:30 ET on ESPN
MLB
San Diego Padres (18-14) vs. San Francisco Giants (18-13) - Sat. 4:05 ET on FS1
Atlanta Braves (15-16) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (17-15) - Sun. 7:00 ET on ESPN
NHL
Tampa Bay Lightning (36-14-3) vs. Florida Panthers (35-14-5) - Sat. 7:00 ET on ESPN+
Formula 1
Spanish Grand Prix - Sun. 9:00 AM ET on ESPN
Premier League
(80 pts) Man City vs. (61 pts) Chelsea - Sat. 12:30 ET on NBC
(58 pts) West Ham vs. (52 pts) Everton - Sun. 11:30 AM ET on NBCSN
Golf
Wells Fargo Championship - Sat. & Sun. 3:00 ET on CBS

 

TRIVIA ANSWER
C. Alvin Kamara, the Saints running back extraordinaire, leads the NFL in receptions since 2017.

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