Monday State Sports Summary
Mon, 17 May 2021 08:47:24 EDT


THE TIGERS CLOSE OUT AN EIGHT-GAME COMERICA PARK HOMESTAND WITH
A 5 TO 1 LOSS YESTERDAY TO THE CHICAGO CUBS. STARTER KYLE
HENDRICKS GOT THE WIN FOR THE CUBS……AFTER LIMITING THE TIGERS TO
JUST ONE RUN - WHILE STRIKING OUT 8 - OVER EIGHT INNINGS.……….


THE PISTONS CLOSE OUT THE NBA’S 2021 SEASON WITH A 120 TO 107 LOSS,
LAST NIGHT, TO THE MIAMI HEAT. THAT LOSS MEANS THAT THE PISTONS
WILL NOW HAVE A 14% CHANCE OF GETTING THE FIRST OVERALL PICK IN
THIS YEAR’S DRAFT, WHEN THE DRAFT LOTTERY TAKES PLACE ON JUNE
22nd………


A PAIR OF MEN WITH LOCAL TIES - CHRIS WEBBER AND BEN WALLACE - WILL
HEADLINE THE 2021 CLASS OF INDUCTEES FOR THE NAISMITH MEMORIAL
BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME. OTHER NOTABLE NAMES HEADED TO THE HALL
THIS YEAR INCLUDE: CHRIS BOSH, JAY WRIGHT, TONI KUKOC (COO-COACH)
AND BILL RUSSELL…..WHO BECOMES JUST THE FIFTH MAN IN BASKETBALL
HISTORY TO BE ENSHRINED AS BOTH A PLAYER AND A COACH……..


MEANWHILE, THE MATCH-UPS FOR THE NBA’S PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT - WHICH
BEGINS ON TUESDAY NIGHT - ARE NOW SET. IN THE EAST, CHARLOTTE
TAKES ON INDIANA, WHILE WASHINGTON WILL TANGLE WITH BOSTON. IN THE
WEST, SAN ANTONIO IS AT MEMPHIS, WHILE THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS WILL
TAKE ON GOLDEN STATE……….


FINALS FROM THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS ON SUNDAY: IN OVERTIME,
MINNESOTA SHUTS OUT VEGAS, 1 TO NOTHING; TAMPA BAY DOWNS FLORIDA,
5 TO 4; THE NEW YORK ISLANDERS DEFEATED PITTSBURGH IN OVERTIME, 4
TO 3……


DESPITE WINNING THE BIG TEN’S REGULAR SEASON TITLE, MICHIGAN WILL
BE ON THE ROAD FOR THE OPENING ROUNDS OF THE NCAA WOMEN’S
SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT……..AS THE WOLVERINES WILL TAKE ON SEATTLE
UNIVERSITY ON FRIDAY NIGHT IN SEATTLE………


A FINAL ROUND SCORE OF 6-UNDER PAR 66 ALLOWS SOUTH KOREA’S K.H.
LEE TO WIN THE PGA TOUR’S BYRON NELSON CLASSIC YESTERDAY IN
TEXAS……….


ALEX BOWMAN WINS HIS SECOND NASCAR RACE OF THE SEASON…….AS HE
TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG YESTERDAY AT THE MONSTER MILE AT
DOVER……





   

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