The Cavaliers are in big trouble, Miss Alabama does not know who Muhammad Ali was and Novak Djokovic is basically unstoppable.
Reach Your Dreams!
When Muhammad Ali died over the weekend, the champion’s reach across the entire world was immediately recognizable as tributes poured in from everywhere, but it seems one pageant queen from Alabama somehow never found out about the greatest, as seen by her stumbling through an answer about Ali at Sunday’s Miss USA pageant.
Cleveland in Crisis
Just two summers ago, Cleveland was poised to begin a reign on top of the NBA with LeBron James’s redemptive return to Northeast Ohio, but that narrative is looking more and more like a pipe dream as the Cavaliers got drubbed again by the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Now they may be turning into “The NBA’s Buffalo Bills.” The championship series is returning to “The Land” on Wednesday, but the team may be without Kevin Love, who has entered the NBA’s concussion protocol.
McGregor Back, Lesnar Back
UFC had a big weekend, surprising fans with the new date for Diaz-McGregor 2, the return of Brock Lesnar at next month’s UFC 200 and an impressive knockout win from new champion Michael Bisping. The MMA outfit also banned a reporter for life for breaking the Lesnar and McGregor news early, which is not a great look though.
Lovely Lady of the Day
This podcast of sportswriters remembering The Champ gives an excellent overview of what Ali stood for and what made him great, as does this Charlie Pierce article.
Djoker Conquers Clay
Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of tennis on Sunday, completing the career slam with his first French Open title.
Everybody Loves Pablo
Advice from Henry VIII
How to select wine:— Henry Tudor (@KngHnryVIII) June 5, 2016
- open wine cask
- make servant taste
- is it poisoned by Spaniards?
- if yes, open new cask
- If no, start drinking
Odds & Ends
How Mark Zuckerberg made $6 billion in a day and you can too! (jk, no you can’t) ... Sharks’ Joe Thornton was not always an old man with a giant beard ... Copa America played the wrong anthem for Uruguay ... Madison Bumgarner is aiming for a slot in the Home Run Derby ... Drake helped Ayesha Curry drum up some business for her pop-up restaurant ... Galleries: The Day in Sports (June 5), featuring Game 2 of the NBA Finals; The Day in Sports (June 4), featuring Ali tributes and the Stanley Cup Finals; The Day in Sports (June 3).
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