Headline at TheOnion.com: NCAA Investigating God for Giving Gifts to Athletes.
New York Daily News headline: Lakers clown car could drive free agents to Knicks.
Wondering about the Seattle Mariners, Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times asks: “Has an MLB team ever been 11 games over .500 and 11 games under .500 — before June 1 — in the very same season?
One more from Perry: “Never thought we’d see the day when the final queue to summit Everest was longer than a restroom line at Wrigley.”
Hats off to the Brandon, Man., businessman who took employees to Toronto for Game 2 of the NBA championship series between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. If that doesn’t make him the Wheat City’s employee of the year, I don’t know what will.
Mike Caldwell, a fan of his hometown Portland Winterhawks, loved junior hockey. How much did he love it? He drove to Halifax for the 2019 Memorial Cup. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it home as he was killed in a single-vehicle accident in North Dakota.
Bob Molinaro of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot has an NBA-related suggestion: “The courtside seat of rapper/Toronto Raptors fanatic Drake should come with a lap belt.”
“Eight co-winners of the Scripps spelling bee were Rishik Gandhasri, Erin Howard, Saketh Sundar, Shruthika Padhy, Sohum Sukhatankar, Abhijay Kodali, Christopher Serrao and Rohan Raja,” notes Janice Hough, aka The Left Coast Sports Babe. “Just guessing that none of the eight will be invited to the White House.”
“Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva openly spoke out against gays, then hours later claimed she was misunderstood,” writes RJ Currie of SportsDeke.com. “More later from the world back-track and field championships.”
Currie has a question: “What do you get if you combine a one-time NHL MVP with two Stanley Cup-winning brothers, a two-time NBA MVP and a former NFL MVP?” . . . He has the answer, too: “Crosby, Staals, Nash and Young.”