Monday's A.M. Hot Clicks
Guess Which Team Won?
The Kings edged out the Blackhawks on Sunday 5-4 to advance to the Stanley Cup Final in what some are calling this the best seven game series in NHL history. Kings forward Justin Williams continued his remarkable run of clutch Game 7 goals with a tally late in the first period as well as an assist on the overtime game-winner. The Kings will face the Rangers for the Cup while the Blackhawks' front office will spend the day apologizing for the team's Twitter blunder.
Today's Donald Sterling News
If you thought the Donald Sterling news would slow down now that the Clippers have a buyer, you're wrong. Sterling attended a predominantly black church service at Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist in South Los Angeles on Sunday. This came two days after he filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA. Meanwhile in Manhattan, V. Stiviano was allegedly attacked by two men outside her hotel last night. She was able to get away without any major injuries
Important NFL Update
Matthew Stafford's fiancee, Kelly Hall, went to the Bahamas with friends and posted a bunch of bikini photos.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
There's nothing like spending a beautiful June day at work, stuck behind a computer. Hopefully Val Keil, today's LLOD, can cheer you up.
Kevin Love Visits Boston
There was a buzz around Boston all weekend as future Celtics savior Kevin Love visited Beantown to "see what it's like." He was recruited by Rajon Rondo (in person) and David Ortiz (via Twitter). If Love joins the Celtics (a big "if" since he is under contract with the Timberwolves next season and team president Flip Saunders has been adamant he won't trade him), he'll join a list of top athletes in bolting Minnesota for Boston.
I've Never Seen This Before
Marlon Byrd broke his bat on a swing and miss during yesterday's Phillies-Mets game. Zero contact. One broken bat.
From the SI Vault
Jim Kelly and Dan Marino exit the field together after a 1994 Bills-Dolphins game. Twenty years later, the two were reunited under different circumstances. Jim Kelly has been battling cancer and Marino paid him a visit. Jill Kelly filmed the emotional meeting and it's pretty emotional. For more classic sports photos, visit the SI Vault on Twitter.
Odds and Ends
A soccer fan wore a Seal Team 6 customized jersey to Sunday's friendly against Turkey ... A cup of ice water costs $3.50 at Progressive Field in Cleveland ... Caroline Wozniacki enjoyed some beach time in Miami with Serena Williams ... Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos drew a five-ball walk during Friday's game against the Rangers ... A Japanese pro soccer team filled its seats with cardboard cutouts of fans ... Someone needs to let The Marriott in Indianapolis know that the Pacers are no longer in the playoffs ... The cheeseburger pop tart actually exists ... Nineteen foods you should always have in your kitchen.
Hidden Ball Trick Video of the Day
College of Charleston infielder Nick Pappas falls victim against Florida.
Americans Quizzed on Soccer. Results Ugly
YouTube soccer show host Baha Salamah quizzes random New Yorkers on their knowledge of soccer.
Waiting ... Waiting ... And In!
Scott Langley's putt from the 16th hole at Memorial on Sunday finally decides to go in.
An Artistic Tribute to Walter White
Alexandre Gasulla created this tribute to Breaking Bad, which "replaces the sheer violence of the show by spinning a tale of Walter White through artistic brilliance."