Tuesday Sports – Celtics take NBA Championship with game 5 win over Dallas


NBA – National Basketball Association – 2024 NBA Finals (best of 7)
Last Night
Boston Celtics 106, Dallas Mavericks 88                                         (BOS wins 4-1)

Celtics 106, Mavericks 88 – Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Dallas Mavericks
Jayson Tatum had 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Celtics topped the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 to claim the franchise’s 18th championship, breaking a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most in league history. Boston earned its latest title on the 16th anniversary of hoisting its last Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2008. It marks the 13th championship won this century by one of the city’s Big 4 professional sports franchises. Jaylen Brown added 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and was voted the NBA Finals MVP. Jrue Holiday finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Luka Doncic finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds for Dallas, which failed to extend the series after avoiding a sweep with a 38-point win in Game 4.  Kyrie Irving finished with just 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting and has lost 13 of the last 14 meetings against the Celtics team he left in the summer of 2019 to join the Brooklyn Nets.  NBA teams are now 0-157 in postseason series after falling into a 3-0 deficit.

MLB – Major League Baseball
Atlanta Braves 2, Detroit Tigers 1
San Francisco Giants 7, Chicago Cubs 6
White Sox were off

Braves 2, Tigers 1 – Albies hits go-ahead homer in 8th as Braves overcome strong start by Olson to beat Tigers 2-1
Ozzie Albies hit a go-ahead home run with two outs in the eighth and the Atlanta Braves overcame a strong start by Detroit right-hander Reese Olson to beat the Tigers 2-1. Albies hit his fifth homer 407 feet, high into the right field seats, off right-hander Shelby Miller. Atlanta right-hander Daysbel Hernández, who was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game, pitched a scoreless eighth. Joe Jiménez recorded the final three outs for his first save. Olson threw six scoreless innings in a successful return to his home state, leaving with a 1-0 lead.

Giants 7, Cubs 6 – Estrada’s 3-run homer in ninth lifts Giants to 7-6 win over the Cubs
Thairo Estrada hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 7-6 victory over the Cubs on a steamy Monday night. Heliot Ramos and Patrick Bailey also homered for the Giants, who won their second straight after erasing a 6-3 deficit in the final two innings. Ian Happ and Michael Busch had home runs for the Cubs, who’ve dropped four of their last five. The Giants got a run back in the eighth on Bailey’s solo shot off reliever Mark Leiter Jr., then took the lead for good off Héctor Neris (6-2) in the ninth when Estrada sent the first pitch he saw into the left-field bleachers. With one out, Jorge Soler reached on catcher’s interference. Mike Yastrzemski followed with a walk before Estrada’s homer.

Detroit (Mize 1-4) at Atlanta (Schwellenbach 0-2), 7:20 p.m.     News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 6:55
San Francisco (Webb 6-5) at Chicago Cubs (Steele 0-3), 8:05 p.m.
Houston (Valdez 5-4) at Chicago White Sox (Cannon 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

NHL – National Hockey League – 2024 Stanley Cup Finals (best of 7)
Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers, 8:00 p.m.                                 (FLA leads 3-1)

NHL – Panthers ready for their 2nd chance to win Cup, Oilers seeking to force Game 6
Paul Maurice made the short trip from his home to the Florida Panthers’ practice facility on Monday morning in a pretty good mood and rightly so. The sunshine was bright, the temperature was warm and his team was one win away from claiming the Stanley Cup. That’s the glass-half-full outlook. The glass-half-empty perspective would be how his Panthers were coming off a seven-goal loss. As such, when asked if he was comfortable with a 3-1 series lead over the Edmonton Oilers in this title series, Maurice quickly explained that that simply doesn’t exist at this time of year.

NFL – Commissioner Roger Goodell defends ‘Sunday Ticket’ package as a premium product
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated during testimony in federal court Monday that the league’s “Sunday Ticket” package, the subject of a class-action lawsuit, is a premium product while also defending the league’s broadcast model. Goodell was called as a witness by the NFL as the trial for the lawsuit filed by “Sunday Ticket” subscribers entered its third week. The class-action covers 2.4 million residential subscribers and 48,000 businesses who paid for the package from 2011 through 2022. The lawsuit claims the league broke antitrust laws by selling its package of out-of-market Sunday afternoon games at an inflated price. The subscribers also say the league restricted competition by offering “Sunday Ticket” only on a satellite provider.

NFL – Group looking to bring Chiefs to KS have narrowed their plan; promising tax cuts
Kansas lawmakers hoping to lure the Kansas City Chiefs from Missouri are narrowing their proposal for encouraging the Super Bowl champions to build a new stadium and linking the proposal to a plan for broad tax cuts. Those moves are designed to win over skeptical colleagues. The Legislature expected to consider the stadium proposal during a special session set to convene Tuesday. The measure would allow the state to issue bonds to help the Chiefs and Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals finance new stadiums in Kansas. Supporters backed away from allowing the bonds to cover all stadium construction costs, and they’re promising that tax cuts are a larger priority.

WNBA – WNBA to interview LV tourism leader over sponsorship offer to Aces players
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO and President Steve Hill said he will interview Tuesday with the lead investigator who is examining whether WNBA rules were broken when sponsorship deals were offered last month to Las Vegas Aces players. Hill announced to the players May 18 they would each receive a $100,000 sponsorship each of the next two years from the LVCVA. The WNBA hired law firm Kobre & Kim to investigate whether the league’s salary-cap rules were circumvented. Founding partner Steven Kobre heads the investigation.

NCAAFB – Les Miles sues LSU, NCAA and College Football HOF over 37 vacated victories
Former LSU coach Les Miles is suing the university over its decision to vacate 37 of his teams’ victories between 2012 and 2015. The lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Baton Rouge alleges that LSU never gave Miles a chance to be heard before altering his career record in a way that disqualified him from consideration for the College Football Hall of Fame. The decision in June 2023 to vacate the victories stemmed from an NCAA ruling that former Tigers offensive lineman Vadal Alexander had received financial benefits that violated NCAA rules at the time he played. LSU said it could not comment on pending litigation. Miles won a national championship at LSU in 2007.

Euro –Mbappé’s nose injury places doubt on his continued involvement in Euro 2024
Kylian Mbappé suffered a facial injury in France’s 1-0 win against Austria at the European Championship. France coach Didier Deschamps said after that he did not know if the World Cup winning striker would be ruled out of the tournament as a result of his aerial collision with Austria’s Kevin Danso at Dusseldorf Arena. Mbappé was in obvious pain, lying curled on the field with his nose bloodied and swollen. Austria goalkeeper Patrick Pentz signaled for urgent medical assistance.

NASCAR – Penske rebounds from IndyCar cheating scandal with a hot streak in NASCAR
Roger Penske has been under fire perhaps never seen before in his 87 years. He has rebounded with a truly remarkable display of strength and determination. His IndyCar team in April was found to have an illegal advantage over the rest of the field in a cheating scandal while rival team owners were openly complaining about Penske’s leadership as owner of the IndyCar Series. His NASCAR team was struggling. Since then, Team Penske has seven victories across three series, showing the depth and quality of his organization.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
No games last night

Quad Cities River Bandits at Great Lakes Loons, 1:05 p.m.
Dayton Dragons at West Michigan Whitecaps, 6:35 p.m.
Lake County Captains at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.
Lansing Lugnuts at Beloit Sky Carp, 7:35 p.m.