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Fun Fact of the Day:  The Golden State Warriors don’t win everything.  Yesterday, San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard won Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, beating out the Warriors Draymond Green. 


Today's Rundown

NBA

Round 1 of the NBA playoffs roll on. Here are your highlights from last night’s games:

 

NHL

Stanley Cup playoffs action continues.  Here are your highlights from last night’s games:

 

RUNNING

Celebrating Patriot Day.  Yesterday was the first time that Ethiopians won both the men’s and women’s races in the Boston Marathon!  One impressive youngster.  The men’s race winner Lemi Berhanu Hayle is only 21-years-old, making him the youngest Boston Marathon winner since 1951.  Inspirational strength.  21 survivors of the Boston Marathon bombings also competed in this year’s race.  Survivors were also honored at the past several Red Sox games 

 

NFL 

A matter settled.  A federal appeals court affirmed a $1B settlement by the NFL to more than 20,000 retired players that are reportedly suffering from CTE (a degenerative brain disease that comes from repeated brain trauma).  Why the legal drama?  Critics of the settlement argued that it would not be big enough to cover all the former players’ CTE effects for decades to come.  The judges agreed that the deal wasn’t perfect, but they decided it was fair enough.  This isn’t the last of CTE…  This lawsuit did not include current NFL players and the league is still researching the disease, so you can bet you’ll be hearing a lot more about CTE in the future.


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Let’s take this party on the road.  Former Cleveland Browns teammates Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon were last spotted at the Coachella music festival taking a sweet Instagram pic with Drake’s dad.  Leaving mass destruction in their wake.  These 2 peas in a pod have been partying nonstop during the past several weeks, including a hit-and-run car accident and $32,000 worth of damage to their rental home in L.A.  An ultimatum.  In the past few months, Manziel was dropped by his agent and the Browns because of his unruly behavior and an alleged assault. Now, even Manziel’s new agent has had enough and has given Manziel 5 days to enter treatment before he’s out the door, too.


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NBA 

The NBA playoffs continue!  Here’s your programming guide for tonight’s games:

  • Boston Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks —the Hawks lead the series 1-0, 7pm ET TNT
  • Memphis Grizzlies @ San Antonio Spurs—the Spurs lead the series 1-0, 9:30pm ET TNT

 

NHL

The Stanley Cup Playoffs continue! Check out these playoff games tonight!  Need to fake a hockey conversation in a hurry?  We’ve got you covered with our Stanley Cup Playoffs Survival Guide.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins @ NY Rangers—the teams are tied 1-1, 7pm ET USA
  • Tampa Bay Lightning @ Detroit Red Wings—the Lightning lead the series 2-1, 7pm ET NBCSN
  • St. Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks—the Blues lead the series 2-1, 9:30pm ET NBCSN
  • Anaheim Ducks @ Nashville Predators—the Predators lead the series 2-0, 9:30pm ET USA