NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, MLB Recap


April 16th, 2019

Welcome back, have a wonderful Tuesday!


  • The Indiana Pacers are staying in Indianapolis! According to Chris Sikich of the Indianapolis Star, the team and the city agreed to a 25-year deal that commits around $800 million in public funding to keep the team in town.
  • Population wise, Denver is the smallest city in the country with four major professional sports teams — Denver Broncos football, Denver Nuggets basketball, Colorado Rockies baseball, Colorado Avalanche hockey and Colorado Rapids soccer. That should tell you something about the way Coloradans feel about their sports. Aside from the big four, there are many other opportunities for taking in an pro sporting event in Colorado — from NASCAR races at the Colorado National Speedway in Weld County to PGA tournaments at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock. From
  • In 2020 the Oakland Raiders will call Las Vegas their home.  For years the Raiders sought to have a new football only stadium built in Oakland as they shared the Oakland Coliseum with the Oakland A’s (MLB). The new $1.9 billion domed stadium will be built to house the Raiders and the UNLV Rebels college football team. The stadium will be funded by a combination of private and public funds. Hotel taxes will contribute $750 million to the project with the remainder coming from the Raiders and the NFL.
  • The value of Tiger Woods’ Sunday victory at the 2019 Masters for Nike is roughly $22,540,000, according to Apex Marketing. Shortly after Woods was declared the winner, Nike dropped a video on its social media channels starring the golfer. By Sunday afternoon, some of the Tiger Woods-branded apparel and accessories for men on Nike’s website were sold out.
  • From TMZ Sports what do former Presidents do when they are out of office? well, Barack Obama was caught playing golf with Tony Romo and Emmitt Smith!


The historical day in baseball on August 8th,1899 when the American League was formed. St. Paul Saints of the Western League moved to Chicago and where renamed White Stockings on March 21st,1900. The Chicago White Stockings Where renamed the White Sox on April 21st, 1900.


  • 1928 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar in 2:37:07.8; back-to-back wins for his 6th race title
  • 1929 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • 1934 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8



MUST SEE: Charles Barkey invites LeBron James to sit on set with Ernie, Kenny and Shaq during the NBA Playoffs

Maybe not an early knockout punch, but plenty of effective body blows and then the haymaker arrived with a 14-0 run to begin the third quarter. The result was a 145-123 win over the Nets on Monday, evening their best-of-seven series at one game apiece. The 145 points set a club playoff record. (Read) By Marc Narducci

Brett Brown described Joel Embiid as the 76ers’ crown jewel, and the dynamic 7-footer illustrated the reason for such praise. Even at less than 100 percent, when his status was unknown minutes before opening tipoff, the two-time All-Star was a force. (Read) By Zach Braziller

Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets Game 2 Highlights

Ben Simmons registered his 2nd career playoff triple-double, joining W. Chamberlain (8) and C. Barkley (2) as the only 76ers players with multiple triple-doubles in the playoffs as he finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in the victory. The 76ers set a new franchise record for points in a playoff game (141 pts vs SF in Game 1 of 1967 NBA Finals on 4/14/1967) as they defeated the Nets, 145-123, to tie this best-of-7 series at 1 game apiece.

Joel Embiid: 23 Pts | 76ers def. Nets 145-123 POSTGAME interview.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors Game 2 Highlights

Lou Williams 36 Pts,11 Asts. Game 2 Warriors vs Clippers.

Doc Rivers Postgame Interview Game 2 Warriors vs Clippers.

Charles & Shaq STUNNED: Clippers “upside down” Warriors 135-131; Lou: 36-pt, Curry: 29-pt.



Auston Matthews had been more noticeable for his stylish newsboy cap than his play so far in the post-season. But he pushed himself on to the front page in Game 3, with his first points against Boston, which heralded the return of Toronto’s power play in a series they now lead 2-1. (Read) By Lance Hornby

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Boston Bruins Game 3 Highlights

Perhaps the turnaround was sparked by the towel-waving PNC Arena crowd of 18,783 that had waited far too long for the Carolina Hurricanes to play a home playoff game. Maybe the Hurricanes’ revival in the first-round NHL playoff series was fueled by the desperation of a team that knew it couldn’t afford to fall behind three games to none against the defending Stanley Cup champions. (Read) By Ken Tysiac

Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game 3 Highlights

Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin accepts the challenge from Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov and drops him to the ice with a punch.

 If the Nashville Predators are going to win this series and several more, they’re going to need vintage Pekka Rinne. That was him Monday night at American Airlines Center, picking mosquitoes out of the air and leading his team to a 3-2 win and 2-1 series lead over the Dallas Stars. (Read) By  | Nashville Tennessean

Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars Game 3 Highlights

San Jose coach Pete DeBoer didn’t want to get into hypotheticals Monday morning when asked about the potential of losing center Joe Thornton to a suspension for a hit to the head of Golden Knights forward Tomas Nosek during Sunday night’s Game 3. (Read) By |

San Jose Sharks vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights Game 3 Highlights


Frank Thomas and Mark Sweeney join Kevin Burkhardt to discuss the return of Clayton Kershaw to the mound and the early struggles of Mookie Betts.

Christian Yelich wallops three homers, drives in seven as Brewers top Cardinals, 10-7.

Ned Yost on the limited options in the bullpen tonight: “I didn’t have Wily (Peralta) tonight… Kennedy needed another day… I figured Box could get us through the eighth.”

According to TMZ, Scott Rogowsky wasn’t allowed to start a new show while keeping his current job with HQ. As a result, the “Quiz Daddy” decided to cut ties with HQ and pursue a new show with DAZN called, “ChangeUp.”



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