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June 14, 2019

Toronto Raptors Win NBA Championship: The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time, defeating the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 to win the series and deny the Warriors a third straight championship. This game was the 2,070th and last at Oracle for the Warriors, who move from Oakland to San Francisco next season.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:09 AM - 15 comments

June 12, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup: The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 to claim the first Stanley Cup in the 52-year existence of the franchise. No team in NHL history has taken longer to win one. After the Blues scored two first-period goals, including a back-breaker with seven seconds left to intermission, the outcome was never in much doubt.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:01 PM - 8 comments

June 06, 2019

Fan Who Shoved Raptors Player is a Warriors Owner: During last night's NBA Finals game, Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry fell into the courtside seats chasing a ball. A fan in the front row shoved him and according to Lowry also said some vulgarities towards him. That fan is Golden State Warriors minority owner Mark Stevens, who was escorted out and has been banned from the rest of the series. There's more on Deadspin. Lowry said the fan should be banned for life.

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:34 PM - 7 comments

May 30, 2019

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Championship Round: The Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors meet tonight at 9 p.m. in game 1 of the NBA Finals. Pick the winner, the number of games and 7 props. The contest winner receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:38 PM - 16 comments

May 29, 2019

Blues Win in Overtime to Tie Stanley Cup Final at 1: The St. Louis Blues have won their first game in a Stanley Cup Final on their 14th attempt. Carl Gunnarsson beat Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask three minutes into overtime Wednesday night for a 3-2 win. The teams each scored 2 goals in a wild first period and then couldn't get another in regulation. Game 3 is in St. Louis on Saturday.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:54 PM - 2 comments

Richie Incognito Stands Out: Hey, general manager Mike Mayock, new Oakland Raider Richie Incognito punched a hole in the wall and tore out a security system control box during an argument with his 90-year-old grandmother last fall. Do you have any comment? "He looks like he is five to 10 years younger than he really is. Wonderful shape. He still has his quickness, he still has his foot speed."

posted by rcade to football at 11:00 PM - 2 comments

May 27, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final: After falling down 2-0 in the first period to the St. Louis Blues, the Boston Bruins shook off 10 days of rust and scored the next 4 goals to win game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. During the pregame on NBC, Denis Leary noted that it had been four months since Boston had won a championship. "End the drought!" he implored. The series resumes Wednesday.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:06 PM - 8 comments

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final: The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues meet tonight at 8 p.m. in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Pick the winner, the number of games and 7 props. The contest winner receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:44 AM - 20 comments

May 21, 2019

Mike Trout's No. 1 Fan: When Gavin Edelson walks into Ms. Beever's first-grade classroom every morning, it's a safe bet he will be dressed in one of his Troutfits. ... "I know everything," Gavin said. "Every night before bed, I read a Mike Trout book. And right now, I'm wearing a Trout shirt. My red one. Whenever I go to a fancy dinner, they make me wear a collared shirt. I just want to wear a Mike Trout shirt."

posted by rcade to baseball at 09:26 AM - 4 comments

May 14, 2019

Enter Round 3 of the NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The third round of the NBA playoffs begins tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. Pick the two teams that will reach the NBA Finals, the games required, the top scorer and rebounder and two team prop bets.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:40 PM - 12 comments

May 09, 2019

Enter Round 3 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The third round of the NHL playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. Pick the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup, the games required, the top goalie and scorer and two team prop bets.

posted by rcade to hockey at 11:27 AM - 20 comments

April 27, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Even though there's one more round one series to decide (Spurs/Nuggets game 7 tonight), the second round of the NBA playoffs begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. when the 76ers play the Raptors. Pick the teams that will advance out of the second round, the games required, the top scorer and rebounder and two team prop bets.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:13 AM - 13 comments

April 26, 2019

Celtics Great John Havlicek Dies: John Havlicek, an NBA champion eight times with the Boston Celtics, has died in Jupiter, Florida. He was 79. After 16 seasons with the Celtics, Havlicek retired as the team's all-time points leader with 26,395 points and is still 16th overall in the league. He was the 1975 MVP of the NBA Finals.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:34 AM - 6 comments

April 25, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The second round of the NHL playoffs begins tonight at 7 p.m. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the second round, the games required, the top goalie and scorer and two team prop bets.

posted by rcade to hockey at 10:18 AM - 22 comments

April 22, 2019

Trump's Fed Pick Would've Been Banned from SportsFilter: Stephen Moore, picked by Donald Trump to be on the Federal Reserve Board, wrote some incredibly sexist and juvenile commentaries on sports for National Review which have been unearthed by CNN KFile. Moore wrote in 2002, "Here's the rule change I propose: No more women refs, no women announcers, no women beer vendors, no women anything. There is, of course, an exception to this rule. Women are permitted to participate, if and only if, they look like Bonnie Bernstein. The fact that Bonnie knows nothing about basketball is entirely irrelevant." He also said Bernstein should wear halter tops.

posted by rcade to general at 03:30 PM - 8 comments

April 21, 2019

Flyers Put Kate Smith Statue on Waivers: The unusual relationship between Kate Smith and American pro sports has hit its final note. The Philadelphia Flyers have removed the old-time radio star's statue outside the arena and will no longer play her version of "God Bless America" at games, a good-luck tradition that began in 1969. The New York Yankees also dropped her song. Smith's ouster was sparked by two songs she performed in the 1930s that are staggeringly racist today.

posted by rcade to hockey at 06:41 PM - 1 comment

April 16, 2019

Alex Ovechkin Knocks Out Chippy Opponent in Fight: In only the fourth fight of his storied NHL career, Alex Ovechkin squared up against Andrei Svechnikov and knocked out the 19-year-old winger, putting him out of the first-round playoff game and into the league's concussion protocol. Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour wasn't happy about what happened to Svechnikov. "He's played 90 games, he's never fought in his life, and I'm pretty sure Ovi knew that," he said. "That stuff bothers me." Later he softened his tone and said, "He said our guy challenged him, so if that's the case, it's a little different."

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:19 PM - 8 comments

April 14, 2019

Tiger Wins The Masters: His hope for another major left for dead by most of golf, Tiger Woods won The Masters Sunday afternoon. It's the 43-year-old's 15th major and first since 2008. It is his first win at a major where he trailed entering the final day. He was still trailing Francesco Molinari by 2 shots after 11. The catalog of iconic father-son moments after a Woods triumph now includes this boisterous hug of his son Charlie, who is 10 and never had a chance before to see him win like this.

posted by rcade to golf at 09:20 PM - 5 comments

April 12, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The NBA playoffs begin Saturday. Our annual NBA Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NBA team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:41 AM - 19 comments

April 10, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NHL playoffs begin Wednesday night with five games. Our annual NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NHL team.

posted by rcade to hockey at 01:17 AM - 36 comments

April 09, 2019

XFL May Have 44 Players on Field During Overtime: Before the league's 2020 launch, the XFL is testing an overtime where both teams have their offenses and defenses on the field during overtime at opposite ends. They each attempt five two-point conversions and defenses get one point for turnovers. League commissioner Andrew Luck's Dad compares this to soccer and hockey overtimes, which he calls "compelling."

posted by rcade to football at 05:37 PM - 1 comment

April 08, 2019

Deadspin Has Been Traded: The former Gawker media properties have been sold by Univision to a private equity group, putting the sports site Deadspin in new hands along with Gizmodo, Jezebel, The Onion and other properties. The sites will be known as G/O Media and run by former Forbes.com CEO James Spanfeller, who calls the new venture "the leader among digital media companies speaking to the 10-to-34-year-old market." Univision bought the sites for $135 million in a bankruptcy auction after the wrestler Hulk Hogan successfully sued Gawker for $140 million in a lawsuit secretly funded by billionaire Peter Thiel.

posted by rcade to general at 03:15 PM - 5 comments

April 06, 2019

FanDuel: All AAF Futures Bets Are Winners: Even though the season wasn't completed, if you made a bet with FanDuel on the Orlando Apollos to win the Alliance of American Football, you are a winner. If you made a bet on any other team to win, you also are a winner. The company announced, "We are also going to pay out straight future wagers for all AAF teams as winners."

posted by rcade to football at 02:49 PM - 2 comments

April 04, 2019

Gregg Popovich Ejected 1 Minute Into Game: San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was ejected 63 seconds into Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets. This may be an all-time record for a coach, beating a Don Nelson ejection after 93 seconds leading the Dallas Mavericks in 2004. Pop missed a game in which the Spurs never led and scored a season-low 85 points. After the game, Popovich crashed Denver coach Michael Malone's presser.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:27 AM - 1 comment

April 03, 2019

From Last Place to Playoffs in 3 Months: The St. Louis Blues were dead last in the NHL on January 2 with 34 points. They have 94 points now and have clinched a playoff spot. "We’re a long way from being done," said coach Craig Berube, hired in November.

posted by rcade to hockey at 08:33 AM - 4 comments