MICHAEL BARI SPORTS SHOW DAILY
April 29th, 2019
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- Actor and former pro basketball player Rick Fox says he’s leaving Echo Fox, the esports organization he helped found in 2015, in response to racist remarks made by a company shareholder.
- Corey Ballentine the New York Giants’ sixth round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, was involved in an Washburn University off-campus shooting in which he was wounded and one of his best friends was killed.
- Fanatics is now valued at $4.5 billion, and took on a $1 billion investment from Japanese tech giant SoftBank and others in 2017. Most important, it may have found a way to guard its business against the ever-present threat of Amazon.
On This Day In Sports:
- 1892 Charlie Reilly is baseball’s 1st pinch hitter
- 1961 ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts
- 1986 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
- 1988 Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
- 2018 Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal equals his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11 Monte Carlo) with his 11th Barcelona ATP title
The game was beginning to slip away from the Milwaukee Bucks when Giannis Antetokounmpo tried to assert himself. Antetokounmpo, the team’s multidimensional force, is capable of doing a bit of everything: At 6 feet 11 inches, he has the agility of a ballroom dancer and the power of a bulldozer. (Read) by Scott Cacciola
In Game 1 of the Western Semifinals, the Houston Rockets took a total of 47 3-pointers compared to just 22 attempts by the Golden State Warriors. All in all, the Rockets shot 29.8 percent from downtown while the Warriors shot 31.8. percent. This is not a surprising statistic, especially to those who are familiar with their style of play. (Read) by
So the New York Islanders are down 2-0 in this second round best-of-seven to the Carolina Hurricanes with the next two games set for Raleigh, but that may not be the biggest problem confronting the Islanders following Sunday’s 2-1 defeat in Brooklyn. (Read) by Larry Brooks
You almost certainly watched the Battle of Winterfell rather than Avalanche-Sharks 2 because, well, most of your chums and chumettes at work would be talking about it a lot more readily than the second game of this dysrhythmic series. You did the right thing. Besides, there are going to be lots more games in this series. Sunday night pretty well guaranteed that. (Read) by Ray Ratto
After three days of picks the 2019 NFL Draft is in the books, and that means it’s time to hand out some hardware for the winners and losers. In two or three years — and maybe two or three months — these will probably look stupid. It’s difficult to find a bunch of losers in this draft too, because of the deep nature of the class available to the teams. (Read) by Will Brinson
It’s been over two days since the New York Giants grabbed Duke quarterback Daniel Jones sixth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft, and if Saturday’s press conference was any indication, general manager Dave Gettleman still has some ‘splaining to do. (Read) by Jeremy Bergman
Ben Zobrist’s two-run double broke a tie in the 15th inning, then Kris Bryant added a third run for insurance. It proved necessary as Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for two runs before the game finally came to end with the Chicago Cubs holding on for a 6-5 victory. (Read) by Larry Hawley
Like many of the New York Yankees’ recent wins, it wasn’t always pretty, but it got the job done. The Yankees put runs up early and often and got out to a comfortable lead. It wasn’t Domingo German’s best start, but he kept the Giants hitters at bay for most of the day. The bullpen followed German with a good collective performance of their own, but the big story of the day might be Gio Urshela and DJ LeMahieu, who both left the game with injuries. (Read) by