Tuesday’s Top Stories Around Sports

Here’s what’s happening around the sports world today, including the 2017 NBA Finals champs, an inspiring return to baseball, a visit to North Korea, and more.

1. Warriors Take Game 5 To Win 2017 NBA Finals Against Cleveland Cavaliers

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games to win the 2017 NBA Finals.  Kevin Durant was named Finals MVP and scored 39 points in the final game.

2. Dennis Rodman Planning On Revisiting North Korea And Kim Jong Un

Former NBA “bad boy” Dennis Rodman is planning a visit to speak with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in North Korea.  This would be Rodman’s second time visiting the country.

3. Soccer Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of Over 14 Million Euro Tax Evasion

Real Madrid Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of tax evasion of over 14 million euros.  When asked about the situation, Ronaldo said, “”I am very relaxed about it — the truth is I’m very, very relaxed”.

4. Sources Indicate An August 26th Date For Mayweather Vs. McGregor Fight

Mayweather promotions released a statement stating they are planning an August 26th date for the Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor match in Las Vegas.  Nothing has been made official yet, however.

5. Minnesota Twins Draft Royce Lewis With #1 Pick In MLB Draft

During last night’s MLB draft, the Minnesota Twins surprised and took Royce Lewis with the #1 pick in the draft.  Hunter Greene was the favorite to go first overall, but he ended up falling to the Cincinnati Reds at #2.

6. Baltimore Ravens Sign Former Missouri Receiver Jeremy Maclin To A Two-Year Deal

After being released by the Kansas City Chiefs, former Missouri receiver Jeremy Maclin signed a 2-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens.  Maclin spent the beginning of his career in Philadelphia and Kansas City.

7. Nephew Of Jay-Z Commits To Play Basketball At University Of Washington

Nephew of rapper Jay-Z commits to play college basketball at Washington.  He is listed as a 3-star prospect by ESPN.

8. Pittsburgh Penguins Are Already Favorites To Win Next Year’s Stanley Cup

After winning the Stanley Cup this past weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins have already been pegged as the favorites for next year’s finals.  The Penguins beat the Nashville Predators in six games to win the cup.

9. Pittsburgh Pirates Jameson Taillon Pitches 5 Scoreless Innings In Return From Cancer Treatment

After being diagnosed with testicular cancer at the beginning of the season, Pirates top prospect Jameson Taillon has made a recovery.   He pitched a scoreless 5-innings in his return to baseball last night.

10. New York Jets Release Veteran Receiver Eric Decker

The New York Jets have released Eric Decker.  The veteran receiver has been one of the leading pass catchers in all of the NFL over the last few seasons.