Happy Monday! It was another glorious weekend of sports consumption and if you were too busy enjoying a few suds and missed the action, we’re here to break it all down for you. We start out in the desert where the Bucks are now one win away from winning the NBA Finals. The greatest rivalry in all of sports had some classic drama over the weekend in Yankee Stadium, Collin Morikawa adds another major trophy to his golf resume, there was a PLL All-Star Game and Team USA is looking strong in the Gold Cup. Let’s have a great week, Blitzers!
While LeBron James isn’t starring in the NBA Finals, he is starring in Space Jam 2 which debuted this weekend and did $31.7M in 3,956 theaters – the official Blitz review is that MJ’s Space Jam is 10x better, and the rest of media seems to agree absolutely roasting the movie
Richard Sherman pleads not guilty to five charges related to domestic violence – here is the actual footage of Sherman trying to break down his father in-law’s door, wild
Oklahoma Sooners sign Malachi Nelson, the #3 QB in the 2023 High School recruiting class – Arch Manning, Eli and Peyton’s nephew, is #1 in that class and destined for greatness, check out his highlight tape
The Yankees fan that threw a ball at Red Sox OF Alex Verdugo from the stands has been banned from all MLB parks for life – Verdugo was FURIOUS
The Padres-Nationals game was postponed Saturday night after there was a shooting that took place right outside the Nats’ stadium in D.C. – a fan who had attended the game was waiting for an Uber and was struck, three people were injured
Carey Price and Vladimir Tarasenko are among star players the newly founded Seattle Kraken are allowed to choose from in the expansion draft that will happen on Wednesday night – here are the lists of notable forwards, defensemen and goalies available
Coco Gauff has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be forced to drop out of the Olympics – the 17-year-old is #25 in the world rankings and was looking to rep Team USA
Tadej Pogacar takes home the Tour De France title for the second consecutive year after Mark Cavendish was denied a record 35th stage win
Game 5: Milwaukee Bucks 123, Phoenix Suns 119 (MIL leads series 3-2)
Despite another 40-point outing from the Suns’ young phenom Devin Booker, the Bucks were able to walk out of the desert Saturday night with a win to put them one win away from an NBA Championship – they were down 0-2 in the series and have now won three straight
Giannis Antetokounmpo (32 PTS, 9 REB, 6 AST) continues to show why he is a two-time MVP winner – if only he could hit free throws!
Jrue Holiday (27 PTS, 13 AST) helped set up the play of the series stealing the ball and tossing an unbelievable ally-oop to Giannis for a ridiculous slam to seal the game with 14 seconds left
The Suns need to find a way to stop the Bucks on offense and especially Giannis driving the ball if they want to win the title
Game 6 is tomorrow night in Milwaukee at 6:00pm ET on ABC.
A win for the Bucks at home would secure their first NBA Championship since 1971 when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson helped them defeat the Baltimore Bullets
Giannis is on pace to win the MVP Award, but Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday have been extremely impressive
If the Suns win Game 6 the series heads back to The Valley for an electric Game 7
Open Championship – Final Leaderboard
Winner: Collin Morikawa (-15)
The 24-year-old Morikawa (265) showed a ton of poise across the pond all week coming one stroke shy of setting the 4-round record at a major event, but he still added a second major title to trophy case – also took home $2M in prize money
Jordan Spieth (-13) was right on his tail all day Sunday shooting a 66 but was never able leap in front of him on the leaderboard – took home $1.2M in prize money
Louis Oosthuizen (-11) was the leader heading into the final round, but he fell apart shooting a 71 Sunday and yet again fell short of a major title – Check out the final leaderboard here
Stay tuned as in the coming weeks we are going to partner with a really cool brand that allows you live bet against your friends on the course and against celebs, like our TorchPro co-founder Joe Pavelski!
PLL – All-Star Game
Final: Adversaries 23, Defenders 21
Grant Ament was captain of the winning squad in a game that featured little to no defense
Goalie Timothy Turner scoring on a behind-the-back shot could have been the highlight of the day
Bryan Costabile threw a backflip as a celly following a 2-point bomb
Checkout the full PLL Standings here and the upcoming schedule here.
MLB – Top Game
Final: New York Yankees 9, Boston Red Sox 1
Jameson Taillon was masterful on Sunday night as he held the Red Sox scoreless in 5.2 innings of work
Glebyer Torres led the Yankees’ offense as he homered for the second straight game – after starting the season 0-7 against the Red Sox, the Yankees has now won two straight
Checkout the full weekend scoreboard here with today’s schedule here and the full MLB standings here.
CONCACAF Gold Cup – Group B
Final: USA 1, Canada 0
The United States took a strong hold of Group B following a big win over Canada
Shaq Moore (1′) scored just 20 seconds into the match proving to be the ultimate deciding goal – Matt Turner also collects yet another clean sheet on his name for the US