Monday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Lais Oliveira; NBA, NHL Playoffs
NBA Playoffs Roundup
All eight NBA playoff series are now underway, with the favorites largely winning out. The biggest question going forward is the condition of Steph Curry's ankle. The reigning MVP has had a history of lower leg problems, is questionable for tonight's Game 2 after tweaking his ankle Saturday, and if he's slowed in any way things could get more interesting in the West ... Boston is already facing injury reality with news that Avery Bradley is likely out for the rest of the first round ... Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy says LeBron James gets preferential treatment .... Speaking of the Cavs, their playoff run could displace a Justin Bieber concert.
And Hockey Too
Truly a blessed time of year with two sports entering the playoffs ... The Islanders took a series lead with an OT win over the Panthers ... The Blues have a 2–1 lead on the defending champion Blackhawks ... Alex Ovechkin may finally get to hoist the Stanley Cup ... Henrik Lundqvist’s scary moment won’t inspire a mask change.
Lovely Lady of the Day
I had some feijoada for lunch recently, so your Lovely Lady for Monday is Brazilian model Lais Oliveira. (Click here for full-size gallery)
The King of the (Hat) World
Leonardo DiCaprio has an Oscar, an endless parade of supermodel girlfriends and, most impressive of all, a seemingly endless supply of sports hats.
Floyd Mayweather Wants You To Know He is Rich
Retired champion Floyd (Money) Mayweather recently purchased a $250,000 chain that even Louis XIV would find to be over the top.
The Dragic-Deng Diet
Luol Deng is hosting a team barbecue tomorrow. What's Dragic bringing? "Nothing. I feed him passes."— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) April 18, 2016
Exclusive: Hands of Stone trailer
Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran, who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old and retired in 2002. The film stars Robert DeNiro, Edgar Ramirez and Usher.
Pirates Found a Time Machine
Don't Mess With This Truck
Odds & Ends
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says women will eventually play in the majors ... Stop selling bags of air from Kobe Bryant’s last game ... Peter King checks in on J.J. Watt as he rehabs a groin injury ... These turtles really like Nina Agdal ... Urban Meyer thinks Cardale Jones was not “very good at school” ... Luke Walton is talking to Phil Jackson about joining the Knicks ... Watch a 3D printer make a pizza ... A look at the NFL Draft’s anonymous scout culture ... Here is a sad gallery of cute orphaned dogs ... Beyonce has a new HBO project ... The hotel that inspired The Shining may have real ghosts
Lance Stephenson is Frustrated
Quiet on the Set, Shaq
Nobody Wants To Be a Chicken
Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader had an injured hand so he couldn’t punch the Lightning’s Brian Boyle. Boyle was not impressed.
Ball Boy Catch of the Year
All Repping One Thing
Sunday's Baseball Highlights
The Oddest Thing I Have Ever Seen