5.31.16: Welcome to Tuesday

And we’re back! While you were enjoying your MDW we were watching the Indy 500, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Finals. And what a Game 7 that was… see highlights from the madness here:

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NBA

Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors are still the champs… for now. After overcoming a 3-1 deficit (and an epic performance by Klay Thompson in Game 6) in the series to win Game 7 (and the West) over Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Dubs are headed back to the NBA Finals to try to go back-to-back. Once again, they’ll meet LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who seem more than ready to get their shot at revenge — and the NBA championship title.

Game 1 kicks off Thursday night at 9pm EST at Golden State. Get ready, y’all.

NHL

Well, that was an exciting week in hockey! Yesterday was the first game of the Stanley Cup Final, and it did not disappoint. The Pittsburgh Penguins took on the San Jose Sharks in Pittsburgh, and won 3-2 after Nick Bonino scored a last-minute goal.

How did we get there, though? Last Wednesday, the San Jose Sharks scored a 5-2 Game 6 win over the St. Louis Blues, won the series 4-2, and propelled themselves out of the Western Conference Final and into their first Stanley Cup Final ever. Last Thursday, the Penguins won Game 7 of their series against the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 to clinch a 4-3 series win.

Remember, the Penguins won it all in 2009 – will they do it again, or will the newcomers succeed? Stay on top of the series by checking out Game 2 on Wednesday at 8pm EST, and Game 3 on Saturday at 8pm EST.

Other

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the game winner and Real Madrid won 5-3 on penalty kicks (after a 1-1 score) against Atletico Madrid to take home the club’s 11th Champions League title.

Sunday marked the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and rookie Alexander Rossi took home the win.

We’re headed into the quarterfinals of the French Open. You can see who’s moving forward here.

JUST FOR FUN

The dab is going mobile
Panthers’ star Cam Newton is set to release a “casual” mobile game 

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

Doping
What does it mean for Rio 2016?
According to the Russian Olympic Committee, Russian Olympic athletes from the 2012 London games tested positive for illegal substances. Will they miss this summer’s competition as a result?

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