Blues Win Head To The Stanley Cup, Raptors Beat Bucks 2-2, MLB, NFL News

May 22nd, 2019

Welcome back!

What’s New:

1.The St.Louis Blues advance to the National Hockey League Stanley Cup to face the Boston Bruins.

The St. Louis Blues celebrate after beating the San Jose Sharks 5-1 in game six of the NHL Western Conference final to reach the Stanley Cup final

  • San Jose Sharks beat the San Jose Sharks, 5-1, in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
  • St. Louis won three consecutive games to advance to the franchise’s first Cup finals since 1970.
  • Jordan Binnington made 25 saves, picked up his 12th playoff win.
  • Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn both scored power-play goals
  • San Jose played without injured forwards Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl and defenseman Erik Karlsson.
  • The Blues were swept by the Boston Bruins in the 1970 Stanley Cup series.
  • The Blues are the only remaining team from the league’s first expansion in 1967-68 not to have won the Stanley Cup.
  • Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final takes place in Boston at 8 p.m. ET on Monday.

2. Raptors even up series 2-2, headed back to Milwaukee.

3. Zion Williams would benefit if Anthony Davis would stay in New Orleans.

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4. Major League Baseball news and results.

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5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers beef up there defense with recent moves and more NFL news.

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  • Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are finalizing a one-year deal.
  • Quarterback Matthew Stafford said Tuesday that learning a new offense heading into his 11th season with the Detroit Lions has helped him compartmentalize during a scary few months for his family.
  • Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins believes that the New York Giants allowed him to walk earlier this year in part because of the organization’s “culture change” and also because he didn’t fit their scheme.
  • Veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer, who had signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots on May 13, has informed the team of his intention to retire.
  • The New England Patriots have signed star receiver Julian Edelman to a two-year contract extension that includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million in guaranteed money.
  • Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been cleared to fully participate in OTAs.
  • Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft broke his foot Monday during the opening of organized team activities and will need surgery.
  • The No. 32 has been put back in circulation by the Buffalo Bills for the first time since 1977, the last season O.J. Simpson wore the number.
  • Josh Jones, a second-round pick just two years ago, is skipping the Packers‘ OTAs because he’s hoping to force a trade.
  • Jon Gruden wasted hardly any time in his first season back with the Oakland Raiders last year publicly criticizing Derek Carr for his poor play, but apparently the coach is planning to take a new approach in 2019.

6. News and notes from the world of college sports.

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  • The “Chasing Ghosts” series continues with the Indiana Hoosiers, who have had moments of success over the past 19 years but have yet to fully emerge from the shadow of the controversial Bob Knight.
  • Prosecutors in Arizona have filed criminal charges against a couple that accused Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner of sexually assaulting the woman in a hotel room in February 2016.
  • Point guard Jordan Bohannon is out indefinitely with a hip injury that could put his senior season at Iowa in jeopardy.
  • New Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has added Memphis high school coach Faragi Phillips to his staff.
  • Providence coach Ed Cooley has opted to remain with the Friars after meeting with Michigan officials on Monday, agreeing to a multiyear contract extension.
  • Tennessee has signed 7-foot Arizona State transfer Uros Plavsic. Plavsic graduated from Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee, before redshirting with Arizona State last season.
  • Five-star senior Trendon Watford announced his commitment to LSU on Monday. Watford chose the Tigers over Alabama, although Memphis and Indiana were also on his final list.
  • Jim Burch, the first black man to officiate a basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference, died at his home in North Carolina at the age of 91.
  • The recruiting race between Alabama and Clemson got a little tighter Monday when the Crimson Tide landed ESPN 300 wide receiver Thaiu Jones-Bell. The commitment gives Alabama 14 ESPN 300 commitments in the 2020 class, which again ties Clemson for most of any program.
  • ESPN 300 defensive tackle Jalen Carter announced his commitment to Georgia on Monday. The No. 34 ranked recruit overall, Carter chose the Dawgs over Alabama and Clemson, the other two schools in his top-three.
  • Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead has a little more job security now.
  • Jim McElwain lives in a barn and works in a trailer. The new digs at Central Michigan suit him just fine.
  • Illinois defensive lineman Bobby Roundtree suffered a severe spinal injury in a swimming accident Saturday near his home in Florida.
  • Pac-12 revenue fell by $12 million in 2018 to $497 million because the conference could not make up for lost Rose Bowl revenue from when the game hosted a College Football Playoff semifinal after the 2017 season.
  • Michigan has hired Toyelle Wilson as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for its women’s basketball team. Wilson spent the past six seasons as an assistant at Baylor and was the head coach at Prairie View A&M for three seasons.
  • The NCAA is not willing to wade into the world of esports not yet anyway. The organization’s board of governors voted unanimously late last month to table the possibility of overseeing and holding championships for esports.





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