Weekend Hot Clicks: Warriors cheer squad is LLOD; American Pharoah seeks to conquer Triple Crown.
Tripling the Stakes
For the second year in a row and third out of the last four years, all eyes will be on Belmont Park in hopes of seeing the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, as American Pharoah seeks to conquer the brutal 1 1/2 mile course. It's been 42 years since Secretariat's 31-length, Triple Crown-clinching Belmont Stakes win but the dominating performance still remains astonishing. This weekend wouldn't be complete without remembering California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn's epic "Cowards' Way Out" rant from last year, one that also featured him yelling at his embarrassed wife. Saturday is all about the ponies but you can also celebrate the Belmont Stakes with the beautiful SI Swimsuit ladies.
Serena Williams dropped a massive F-Bomb on live TV during her French Open final match against Lucie Safarova. She would win the match 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 to capture her 20th Grand Slam title.
Tiger Woods barely made the cut at The Memorial after Friday's round of 70, earning him the right to play two more rounds at Muirfield Village. However, he might be wishing he would've missed the cut after firing a career-worst 85 on Saturday. The embarrassing number was a result of numerous botched approach shots and a horrendous short game.
Lovely Lady of the Day
The LLOD section is crowded today but for very good reason, as we honor the entire Golden State Warriors Dance Team. The beautiful ladies from the 16-member squad add to the incredible atmosphere at Oracle Arena where the Warriors will look to take a 2-0 NBA Finals lead on Sunday. (Click here for full-size gallery)
I can't even flip an egg with my non-dominant arm but this guy can punch out major league hitters with both arms. Oakland called up switch-pitcher Pat Venditte on Friday and he made his big league debut at Fenway Park, becoming the first MLB switch-pitcher in 20 years. He gave up one hit and no runs over two innings in their 4-2 loss to the Red Sox.
Also coming from Fenway Park on Friday night was horrific news that a fan was struck by shards of Brett Lawrie's broken bat. The woman was taken from the ballpark with life-threatening injuries after being hit while sitting with her husband and son in the second row on the third base side. The Boston Globe reported on Saturday morning that she is now in stable but serious condition.
The Step Over.
The 76ers won Twitter on Saturday by honoring the 14th Anniversary of Allen Iverson's step over Tyronn Lue in the 2001 NBA Finals:
Non-HR Bat Flips
Brewers fiery outfielder Carlos Gomez reminds everyone why he's the king of non-HR bat flips with this beauty against the Twins on Friday night:
GIF: Carlos Gomez bat flip for what turned out to be a double off the wall pic.twitter.com/6XoDn2DG2Q — CJ Fogler (@cjzero) June 6, 2015
Odds and Ends
NFL pulls plug on Tony Romo's fantasy football convention ... But the ladies still appear to love him ... Concession stand prices at the Warriors' Oracle Arena are insane ... Landon Donovan squashed a troll during the USMNT comeback win over the Netherlands ... Andrew McCutchen kills 'em with kindness, continues charitable giveaways ... 10 MLB prospects ready to play in the big leagues ... Penn State fan sends James Franklin a stuffed lion for his office ... Watch Army soldier backflip off car to catch a football ... 12 athletes who got serious jokes ... How will FIFA's scandal impact the world's most popular video game? ... Andy Samberg stars in amusing HBO faux tennis documentary ... World's worst MMA fighter brutally knocked out in 10 seconds ... 5 reasons why Amir Kahn should fight Mayweather
One aggressive Rays fan attempted to blow a kiss to pitcher Chris Archer but was rejected in vicious fashion:
Timeout with T.O.
The always entertaining Tiffany Oshinsky is back with another segment of Timeout with T.O:
June 6, 1944
Saturday marks the 71st Anniversary of D-Day:
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