PLAYER OF THE DAY
Andy Ruiz (Boxing) is a Mexican-American boxer who will go down in history for his shocking knockout of heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on Saturday night. Ruiz entered this fight as an 11-1 underdog at Caesars Palace, and much larger at some sports books, making this one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. British boxer Anthony Joshua was making his long-awaited American debut in Madison Square Garden, but Ruiz put on a show for Americans and became the first-ever heavyweight champion of Mexican descent.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Warriors eke out Game 2, but at what cost?
What did they really lose?
(NBA) The Warriors beat the Raptors 109-104 in Game 2 last night to tie the series 1-1. Drake was not pleased in the aftermath of Toronto’s loss. But it wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies for the Warriors. As you know, they were already missing superstar Kevin Durant for the second game this series. Sharpshooter Klay Thompson scored 25 points but left the game with hamstring tightness in the fourth quarter. He’ll get an MRI and expects to play in Wednesday’s Game 3. They also lost Kevon Looney after an injury early in the game.
Stars Steph Curry, DeMarcus Cousins, and Draymond Green led the Warriors in points, and Andre Iguodala put the game on ice with a three-pointer that gave Golden State a five-point lead with six seconds remaining. Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points with 14 rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block, but he was the only Raptor with 20+ points in this one, and it didn’t prove to be enough to pull off the win. The teams will head to the Bay Area for Game 3 on Wednesday.
Liverpool beats Tottenham for Champions League title
Is this unexpected?
(Soccer) Alas, Tottenham, this was not your year. The club’s ascension to its first-ever Champions League title ended Saturday with a thud, with Liverpool avenging last year’s brutal title loss with a 2-0 win for its sixth trophy in club history.
It was all silence in the Spurs locker room after a game that was over before it started. Mo Salah, a star forward for Liverpool, scored two minutes into the match for the second-fastest strike in Champions League final history — with an odd celebration to boot — and Hotspur quickly become Coldspur in a dud for viewers.
Police investigate Neymar
(Soccer) Brazilian soccer star Neymar could be facing time in jail after potentially violating Brazilian law.
On Friday, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar was accused of raping a woman in Paris. In response, Neymar posted a video on social media denying the claims and sharing lightly blurred photos and videos allegedly sent by the woman, which he said were consensual.
That could be trouble for Neymar: Brazilian law considers it illegal to post explicit content without a user’s consent. Even if not found guilty of rape, Neymar could face up to five years in prison for posting the video. Police agents from the Brazilian cyber-crimes unit visited Neymar’s training grounds on Sunday but didn’t share any details.
This is clearly a developing story and we’ll monitor it further in the coming weeks.
ON THIS DAY
In 2018, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry broke Ray Allen’s record for threes made in an NBA Finals game. Curry, who already holds nearly every 3-point record in the book, hit nine threes against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a superb 33-point performance.
The Warriors, unsurprisingly, blew out the Cavs that game en route to yet another championship season. Curry has led his team with 57 combined points through two Finals games this year.
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