The Iroquois National team placed 3rd in both the 2014 and 2018
World Lacrosse Championship, despite having a population of 125K
compared to 320M for the U.S. (1st) and 37M for Canada (2nd).
“Tewaaraton” was the Mohawk Native American word for the game of
lacrosse. It meant “The Creator’s Game.” Today, the Tewaaraton Award
is college lacrosse’s version of the Heisman.
Bottom line: Entering its 3rd season, the PLL continues
its partnership with the Tewaaraton Foundation to drive awareness of
the sport’s Native origins and make today’s game more accessible for Native
AROUND THE LEAGUES
(6-6) Chicago White Sox 8 vs. (6-5) Cleveland Indians 0
Chicago’s Carlos Rodon tossed a no-hitter, taking a perfect game bid
into the ninth inning before an errant pitch hit
a batter’s toe with one out.
(6-6) Toronto Blue Jays 5 vs. (5-7) NY Yankees 4
Aaron Judge hit two dingers early in the game, but it was the Blue
Jays SS Bo Bichette who put one over the wall to walk off in the
bottom of the 9th.
(3-6) Washington Nationals 6 vs. (6-6) St. Louis Cardinals 0
Cardinals Yadier Molina became the first catcher ever to catch 2,000
games for the same team.
Champions League - Quarter finals, second leg
Manchester City 2 vs.
Borussia Dortmund 1, Man City 4-2 on aggregate
After going down a goal early, Man City scored two unanswered
(including this Phil
Foden stunner) to eliminate Dortmund. City face Paris
Saint-Germain in the club’s first UCL semi-finals.
Real Madrid 0 vs.
Liverpool 0, Madrid 3-1 on aggregate
Liverpool could not get going offensively, and Real Madrid advanced
to the semi-finals to challenge Chelsea on April 27.
(38-17) Philadelphia 76ers 123 vs. (37-18) Brooklyn Nets 117
The Sixers gained the tie-breaker in a tight race against Brooklyn
for the East’s top playoff seed. Philly
fans let the Nets’ stars hear about it.
WATER COOLER TALK
🥊 The UFC officially
scheduled a Dustin Poirier-Conor McGregor part 3 on July 10 in
Vegas. Not sure if we’re more pumped for the lead up or the fight itself.
🏈 Jadeveon Clowney signed a one-year
deal with the Cleveland Browns and will line up opposite Myles
Garrett on the defensive line. Rumor has it Big Ben is reconsidering
🏈 LA Rams DT Aaron Donald received a criminal complaint for assault
in a nightclub fight that occurred last weekend. As you’d expect, he
some major damage.
🏃 The NCAA voted to allow college football and basketball players to
and play without sitting out a season, given it’s the player’s first
Stat: NBA 2021 All-Stars have missed 15% of games
this season, on pace for the second highest rate in league history, as
dangers of a compressed NBA season become more evident.
Quote: “I think that’s unhealthy...just always
thinking you’ve got to prove somebody wrong, you’ve got to do more, you’ve
got to be better.”
Trevor Lawrence spoke
to SI for a cover piece highlighting the future #1 overall pick’s
mental toughness and stability
foul by a Ukrainian defender on a Northern Ireland striker was so
ridiculous I watched it about three times.
Milwaukee Bucks (34-20) vs. Atlanta Hawks (30-25) - 7:30 ET on TNT
Boston Celtics (29-26) vs. LA Lakers (34-21) - 10:00 ET on TNT
Texas Rangers (3-6) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (4-6) - 7:10 ET on ESPN+
Florida Panthers (27-12-4) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (28-12-2) - 7:00 ET on
Columbus Blue Jackets (15-20-9) vs. Dallas Stars (15-14-12) - 8:30 ET on
B. Syracuse has won five NCAA lacrosse
championships while Virginia (four) and Duke (three) are not far behind. The
sport seems to have more parody recently, as no team has won twice since
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