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