We are mourning the loss of three-time world heavyweight boxing champion and civil rights activist Muhammad Ali. He passed away Friday night of natural causes, after suffering from Parkinson’s for many years. May he rest in peace.
QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK
The Golden State Warriors are now leading the series 2-0 after last night’s 110-77 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Steph Curry had a quiet night with only 18 points, and the Warriors’ star of the evening was Draymond Green with 28 points. The Cavs lost Kevin Love in the first half of the game after he took an elbow to the head from Harrison Barnes. He stayed on the court, but after halftime was dizzy and disoriented, and it is suspected that he may be suffering from a concussion. TBD whether or not Love will be cleared to play in Game 3, which is at 9pm EST on Wednesday (watch it on ABC).
The Pittsburgh Penguins lead the San Jose Sharks 2-1 in the Stanley Cup finals, after a Game 2 OT win at home at the hands of Conor Sheary, and a Game 3 OT loss in San Jose. Sharks’ player Joonas Donskoi scored an OT goal in front of a wild crowd to bring home a 3-2 win on Saturday. Game 4 is tonight at 8pm EST – catch it on NBC!
Novak Djokovic beat Andy Murray this weekend to win his first French Open title and complete a career grand slam. And, in the women’s singles final, Garbine Muguruza scored a win over world #1 Serena Williams.
First games in the group stage of the COPA America Centenario took place this past week/weekend. The United States lost their opening match to Colombia 2-0, and will play Costa Rica in their second match of the group stage on Tuesday. You can check out the full schedule here.
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His spirit will live on
Muhammad Ali left an imprint on the globe
His career had triggered controversy, brought people together, and changed the world
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