May 16th, 2019
New Orleans Pelican draw NO.1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Got to (“My Take”) page for NBA draft content.
When 19,596 fans entered Oracle Arena for the NBA Western Conference Finals, they were expecting an energetic atmosphere and high-level basketball. What they didn’t expect was that they would all be leaving with a new Google Home Mini smart speaker.
The WNBA has a new leader with a new title. The league hired Cathy Engelbert as its commissioner on Wednesday. The previous four leaders of the WNBA had been known as president.
The NCAA governing body is looking into ways it can modify its rules to allow college athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith will head up the working group exploring the options.
Where will the LA Angels play after 2020? Well, the city of Long Beach is making a play for the team. Long Beach conducted a study to see how much it would cost to build a stadium in the proposed waterfront location. The study showed a $1.1 billion price tag.
Edwin Jackson became the first player in major league history to play for 14 teams when he made his Toronto Blue Jays debut.
The Washington Nationals could be in for a major windfall thanks to a ruling by MLB that sees the Orioles owing them nearly $100 million in back payments for unpaid rights fees.
Baker Mayfield was asked about his new teammate Kareem Hunt and he went to bat for him as a man and a football player, calling Hunt a “great kid” and when it comes to his violent past, the QB says, “Mistakes happen.”
Once he found the courage, Kareem Hunt watched the infamous video of him shoving a woman and then kicking her while she was on the ground. Like millions of others, he was disturbed.
Mike Maccagnan helped lead the Jets’ coaching search this offseason, spent big money in free agency and oversaw the team’s draft. Now, stunningly, he’s out as New York’s general manager.
A Kansas community college agreed under mounting pressure to an independent investigation into the heatstroke death last year of a football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice.
Auburn against Oregon on Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be the first ABC Saturday Night Football game this season.
John Daly hates having to use a cart in the PGA Championship and probably wouldn’t do it unless the major didn’t mean so much to him.
Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament because of her surgically repaired right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram.
1. National Basketball Association Results.
Down for most of the game, clearly rusty at times after nearly a full week off, the Milwaukee Bucks looked very much like a team in trouble. The Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors by the final score of 108-100 to take a 1-0 Eastern Conference Finals series lead.
Milwaukee Bucks Brook Lopez had an NBA Playoffs career-high 29 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks.
Brook Lopez scored 13 of his career playoff-high 29 points in the fourth quarter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 24 points, 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks.
Game 2 is set to take place in Milwaukee on Friday, May 17th at 8:30p.m. ET on TNT.
2. National Hockey League Results.
Erik Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Timo Meier, and the San Jose Sharks rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final.
It’s a gut-wrenching and demoralizing loss for the Blues, who held a 4-3 lead with just over a minute left in the third period before Logan Couture scored the game-tying goal to force overtime.
Here’s the situation: In the Blues’ zone, Timo Meier was falling to the ice with the puck in front of him. As the forward was falling down he knocked the puck out from under him and out to Gustav Nyquist, who slightly tapped it to Erik Karlsson. The Sharks defenseman then put the puck on net past Jordan Binnington and the game was over.
3. Major League Baseball Results.
Gleyber Torres hit three home runs during a doubleheader sweep, including a solo shot in the nightcap, and Domingo German became the majors’ first eight-game winner in the New York Yankees 3-1 victory over Baltimore Orioles.
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke was removed in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with abdominal tightness. The Diamondbacks prevailed 11-1, and Greinke earned the win to improve to 6-1 this season.
4. National Football League News & Notes
The last two Jets general managers have been fired before they could finish what they started, writes Judy Battista. What does that mean for a franchise that just built up a talented, young roster?
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