If you need something to give you a chuckle this Monday morning, check out Sergio Garcia's incredibly unlucky shot from the US Open. He chipped it off the flagstick and the ball rolled back to his feet.
In today's Sprint:
⛳️Jon Rahm loves Torrey Pines.
🏀 The Hawks advance.
⚾️ ACC underdogs win.
Trivia:Which MLB team drafted Patrick Mahomes in 2014?
New York Mets
WATER COOLER TALK
⛳️ Jon Rahm (-6) sank clutch birdie putts on the 17th and 18th holes to beat out Louis Oosthuizen (-5) to win the US Open. For the Spaniard, it’s his first Major win. He did it at Torrey Pines in front of his newborn on Father’s Day on the course he proposed to his wife at a few years ago.
⚾️ LA Angels pitcher / slugger Shohei Ohtani is the first player to agree to participate in the Homerun Derby.
🥊 Don't blink, both Matt Brown and Gabe Rosado knocked out their UFC or boxing opponents with one punch this weekend.
🏅 Reigning Olympic gold medalist Ryan Crouser broke a 31-year-old shot put world record with his 23.37-meter throw at the U.S. Olympic trials.
🏎️ Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix, extending his lead over Lewis Hamilton. For Formula 1, this season has been a huge success. Viewership is up 36% compared to 2019.
Welcome to Atlanta
The Atlanta Hawks were 14-20, 11th in the East, when they promoted Nate McMillan to interim head coach in March. Now, they’re headed to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Game 7: #5 Atlanta Hawks103 vs. #1 Philadelphia 76ers 96
Kevin “Red Velvet” Huerter (27 pts, 7 reb) led the Hawks to the upset in Philly.
For Philly, it’s a massive disappointment for a team with championship aspirations.
Ben Simmons did not take a single shot in the 4th quarter the last four games. The 76ers may want to trade him, but Simmons made it incredibly difficult to find a willing partner with his performance this postseason.
Here’s to the Hawks removing McMillan’s “interim” title this offseason.
Other series clenchers
Game 7: #3 Milwaukee Bucks115vs. #2 Brooklyn Nets 111 - OT
After KD’s size 18 feet turned his incredible game-winner into a game-tying shot, the Bucks needed just six points to win the overtime.
Giannis (40 pts, 13 reb) will play in his second Eastern Conference Finals in three years.
Game 6: #4 LA Clippers 131vs. #1 Utah Jazz 119
Down 25 points in the 3rd quarter, rookie Terrance Mann (39 pts) brought the Clippers back to avoid the game 7.
Must watch: Mann's put-back dunk over Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert got his huge game started.
#3 NY Islanders vs. #2 Tampa Bay Lightning - 8:00 ET on NBCSN
ML: TB -185
Series tied 2-2
Soccer - Euros
(6 pts) Netherlands vs. (0 pts) North Macedonia - 12:00 ET on ESPN2
(6 pts) Belgium vs. (3 pts) Finland - 3:00 ET on ESPN2
College Baseball World Series
Stanford vs. Arizona - 2:00 ET on ESPNU
NC State vs. #4 Vanderbilt - 7:00 ET on ESPN2
D. Mahomes was drafted out of high school in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, but elected to play football at Texas Tech instead. The Tigers have drafted more Super Bowl winning QB’s than the Detroit Lions.