Sports Stingers: 18 May 20

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Wrestling

  • WWE and wrestler Drew Gulak parted ways. This is after Gulak lost his match to Daniel Bryan in the Intercontinental Championship tournament. 
  • Jinder Mahal is rumored to have a babyface run now that he’s back. He’s been absent due to recovering from a knee injury. While being interviewed he stated that his journey will be a hero’s journey.

 

Basketball

  • NBA.com is reporting that Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the rest of the passengers in the crash all died instantly.  The Los Angeles County coroner reported that the victims had broken bones, dismembered body parts, and smelled of fuel. The report summarized that they all died from the blunt force trauma of the crash and not the subsequent injuries. Bryant and the others were heading to a tournament, but the helicopter flew into thick fog and they crashed, and when the pilot, Ara Zobayan, tried to clear it, the helicopter took a turn and crashed into the hills. They are reported to have crashed at 184 mph with the impact scattering the bodies and debris over the size of a football field. Bryant was found outside the wreckage, his daughter found on the ravine. For more on this sad story: https://www.nba.com/article/2020/05/16/autopsies-show-bryant-passengers-died-instantly
  • NBA teams started to reopen their gyms and allow players to work out. Kevin Love expressed how happy he was to return to the gym. There still isn’t any news on if the season will continue, but owners are working on a plan that may see players return, but with no fans in attendance. 

Football

  • Eagles center Jason Kelce believes Andre Dillard can take over at left tackle. Dillard is going into his second season and was drafted in hopes of taking over from Jason Peters. Peters is exploring free agency and it appears won’t be coming back. This is the first time since Peters arrived in Philly, that the Eagles had to worry about the position. The Eagles made it into the playoffs due to the Dallas Cowboys’ poor play in the last four weeks of the season.

Hockey

  • William Douglas, a writer for the NHL, hosts a blog called The Color of Hockey on the NHL site which covers people of color in the game of hockey.  In his most recent post, he talks about Reggie Millette.

 

Baseball

  • MLB.com has a feature article on the best moments in each ballpark’s history.

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-ballpark-best-moments

 

Congratulations St. Louis Blues!

The St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history. They defeated the Boston Bruins on the road 4-1. I remember liking them as a child because of Brett Hull, even though my team at the time was the Los Angeles Kings. I will write a review of the game later on tomorrow, but I just wanted to give a quick shout out to the new Stanley Cup Champions.

 

Stanley Cup Game 7 is Set

Last night the Boston Bruins saved their chance to fight for the cup. The Bruins were on the defensive as the St. Louis Blues had several chances including three power plays. Tuukka Rask stepped up to the plate or in this case the ice by having one of the best performances of his career. He finished the game with 28 saves helped as the Bruins tied the series 3-3 with a 5 to 1 game.

St. Louis, much like Toronto in the NBA, are looking for their first Stanley Cup win while Boston is looking to win they’re 7th with their last one being in 2011.

The Bruins and the Blues have flip flopped wins until game 5 where the Blues won 2-1.  The stage is set and will be decided on Wednesday.