The Detroit Red Wings were unable to close out their first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning at home during Game 6 on Monday, but it wasn’t the fault of their 23-year-old goaltender, Petr Mrazek.
Sure, he may have allowed four goals against on just 27 shots, but he wasn’t getting a whole lot of help from his defense, who left him out to dry on several occasions—including this one, which should have resulted in a Brian Boyle goal, had it not been for the stick of Mrazek.
Check it out:
Even after a save like that, the Wings still lost the game by a score of 5-2. Now they’ll need some more magic from Mrazek if they hope to win Game 7 in Tampa on Wednesday.
The Kansas City Royals are fresh off a few brawls from each of their last two series against American League foes. Their latest opponents, the Cleveland Indians, are well aware of this. So they came prepared during Monday’s opener of a three-game set against the defending AL champs at Progressive Field:
Here’s a good way to absolutely destroy your draft stock: Go speeding down an interstate highway while carrying some weed in your car on the same week as the NFL Draft.
That’s what former Missouri Tigers defensive end/linebacker Shane Ray was up to on Monday, as police pulled him over for speeding on Interstate 70 in Missouri. After detecting the smell of fresh marijuana coming from the car of the projected first-round pick, police say they searched his vehicle and found a “personal amount” of weed, but it was not smoked and Ray showed no signs of being under the influence.
Shane Ray was still written up by the officer for misdemeanor possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana and failure to drive in the right lane of the highway. He was allowed to drive his car from the scene because he was not under the influence, but he will be required to appear in Cooper County court on June 30.
Legally, Shane Ray probably doesn’t have much to worry about, but there’s no telling what kind of effect this will have on his draft position. At the moment, NFL.com mock drafts have him going as early as 5th-overall to the Redskins, and as late as 21st-overall to the Bengals.
Jon “Bones” Jones has gotten himself into some more trouble, as the UFC light heavyweight champion is facing felony hit-and-run charges in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after he was spotted hitting the car of a pregnant woman before fleeing the scene.
Witnesses say they saw a silver SUV hitting the car of the 25-year-old woman. Moments later, a man fitting Jones’ description was seen taking off. He later returned to the vehicle to grab a stack of cash and stuff it in his pants, before fleeing the scene once again. Police identified the rental vehicle that was left at the scene as belonging to Jones, and they also found a pipe with marijuana inside.
Jon Jones is currently in police custody, and because the woman sustained a broken arm in the accident, he will now be charged with leaving the scene of a crime, which is a felony that could carry jail time if he’s convicted.
This is just the latest dilemma for Jones, who also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DWI for an incident back in May 2012, and this past December he tested positive for cocaine prior to his fight against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182. He escaped any significant punishment following both of those incidents, but the champ may not be so lucky this time around.
Following Saturday evening’s extra innings victory over the Boston Red Sox, fans inside Camden Yards were forced to remain there until police were able to disperse the rioters and gain control of the situation outside the stadium. Sunday afternoon’s game went off without a hitch, but it looks like the Baltimore riots could have a rather significant effect on this three-game set between the Orioles and White Sox.
Stay tuned for more updates as the situation unfolds.
Looks like Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina got his footballs mixed up during Sunday’s crucial English Premier League battle between the Gunners and Chelsea, as he leveled the Blues’ Oscar with a bone-crushing tackle. And we’re not talking about the association football-type of tackle you typically see during a soccer match—usually referred to as a slide-tackle. We’re talking a full-on American football-style tackle.
You’d think an act like that would be worthy of a red card and a penalty kick for Chelsea, right? Well match referee Michael Oliver didn’t see it that way, as he simply allowed play to continue, as if nothing had happened.
In the end, it was just one of several blow calls that affected both clubs during the match, which finished nil-nil. But the result was still a favorable one for Chelsea, as they now need just six more points in their remaining five games in order to clinch the club’s fifth Premier League title.
Prior to his team’s opening-round NBA playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards veteran Paul Pierce claimed that the Raps didn’t have the “it” factor needed to instill fear into their post-season opponent.
Pierce was obviously spot-on with his pre-series comments, as his Wizards swept the higher-ranked Raptors with ease. And following the Washington’s lopsided 125-94 series-clinching-victory in Game 4, the 2008 NBA Finals MVP wasted little time trolling Toronto’s team (and their global ambassador, Drake) on social media.
Most of the Kansas City Royals bats have been on fire to start the season, with seven of the nine starters from Sunday’s game batting over .289. However, one player who has struggled to keep pace with the rest of his team at the plate thus far is third baseman Alex Gordon.
Despite being one of the team’s more valuable offensive weapons last season, Gordon has struggled with the bat in the early going of 2015. Entering yesterday’s game against the White Sox, he had just one home run and five RBIs to go along with an abysmal .224 average through his first 15 games.
But he’s made up for his deficiencies with the bat by making incredible plays like this one with his glove. Check it out:
Something tells me Alex Gordon knew what he was doing when he ran over that White Sox fan in the front row.
In addition to the fancy glove-work, Gordon would also contribute a home run and two RBIs to his team’s effort. Unfortunately for him and the Royals, it was a losing effort, as they fell to the White Sox, 5-3.
Adrian Peterson has served his suspension for recklessly assaulting his 4-year-old son last summer. Having been officially reinstated by the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings running back is probably looking forward to moving on and putting that horrible incident behind him, but before he does so, the writers of Family Guy figured they’d take the opportunity to throw a little more shade in the direction of the six-time Pro Bowler during last night’s episode of the show.
If you’d like to see exactly how Family Guy trolls Adrian Peterson and his child-beating ways, you can do so by watching the video below:
Kevin Love isn’t the only Cavaliers player who could miss some time when the Cavs take on the Chicago Bulls (probably) in the second-round of the NBA Playoffs. JR Smith may also be sidelined for a game or two after the league looks into the flagrant-2 foul he received for punching the Celtics’ Jae Crowder during the Cavs’ series-clinching victory in Game 4 on Sunday.
Take a look:
JR Smith was ejected for the punch, which took place early in the third quarter. As for Crowder, he had to leave the game with a left knee sprain.
Many believe Smith’s strike was in retaliation for Kelly Olynyk‘s actions earlier in the game, which resulted in Love’s shoulder injury. And it wasn’t the first time a Cleveland player went after Crowder during the contest, either.
Earlier in the game, Kendrick Perkins did this to the Celtics’ forward:
Perkins was only assessed a flagrant-1 for the bodycheck and subsequent jab to Crowder’s face, so he’ll be available for Game 1 against the Chicago Bulls (assuming the Bucks don’t complete a historic comeback). Unfortunately for Cleveland, the same likely cannot be said for Smith or Love.
While chasing down a loose ball with the Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk during the opening quarter of Game 4 on Sunday, Kevin Love sustained a shoulder injury that could force him to miss a significant portion of the Cavaliers’ playoff run, if not all of it.
Initial reports indicate that Love dislocated his left shoulder. He’ll be reevaluated at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health within the next 24 hours. When asked about his thoughts regarding the play that caused the injury, Kevin Love described it as “bush-league,” saying “I have no doubt in my mind that he did it on purpose.”
Here’s a look at the play in question. You be the judge:
The Cavaliers would go on to take Game 4 by a score of 101-93, completing their four-game sweep of the Celtics. Up next is likely a date with Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls (assuming the Bucks don’t pull off an unthinkable comeback).
No word yet on whether or not Love will be available for that series.
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson were both in attendance at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. So was the incredibly lovely Chrissy Teigen.
The result was this hilarious photo of the NFL coach and QB checking out the swimsuit model/co-host of Lip Sync Battle. Check it out:
Fans who stuck around for the Orioles’ 5-4 extra innings victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday were forced to stick around even longer after the final out when they were locked inside Camden Yards. The decision to do such a thing was made by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the BCPD, after the Freddie Gray protests going on outside the stadium went from peaceful to violent, with car and store windows being smashed, rocks being thrown, and at least five officers sustaining injuries.
Those who were forced to stick around did not have to do so for long, as police were able to disperse the crowd and the Camden Yards gates were reopened around 10pm, much to the delight of those still inside:
Reports indicate that at least a dozen arrests were made during Saturday’s protests, while some Orioles players were even considering spending the night in the team’s clubhouse. As for Sunday’s game between the Red Sox and Orioles, it went on as planned, with Baltimore winning by a score of 18-7.
If you’d like to learn more about Freddie Gray’s death and the reason behind the ongoing Baltimore riots, you can do so here.
Who would be the most likely person to get a Johnny Manziel tattoo on their arm, which consists of heartbeat lines that suddenly turn into the signature of the Browns quarterback?
My first guess would have been Drake, but apparently the real answer to that question is Johnny Football’s current girlfriend, Colleen Crowley:
Lucky for her, tattoos are no longer forever. She can easily have that thing removed, or turned into a pretty flower or some other dude’s signature. So I wouldn’t make too much of this act on the part of Colleen Crowley.
The Dallas Cowboys had a great run last year, winning the NFC East and making it to the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs before losing to the Green Bay Packers. But they lost the NFL’s leading rusher, DeMarco Murray, to the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason, while the reigning NFC champs, the Seattle Seahawks, added one of the league’s most formidable pass-catching tight ends in Jimmy Graham.
After all of that, you can’t possibly think the Dallas Cowboys will dethrone the Seahawks for NFC supremacy, let alone win a Super Bowl next season, can you?
Tony Romo still thinks it’ll happen. He said so during his acceptance speech for the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dream Ball Gala.
Watch (fast forward to the 8:54 mark for Romo’s bold prediction):