Thursday State Sports Summary
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 05:33:02 EDT


CASEY MIZE WILL LOOK TO EXTEND HIS PERSONAL WINNING STREAK TO
3……..AS THE TIGERS WILL TAKE ON THE WHITE SOX IN TONIGHT’S OPENER
OF A WEEKEND SERIES IN CHICAGO. VETERAN RIGHT-HANDER LANCE LYNN
WILL START FOR THE WHITE SOX - HE WAS SCHEDULED TO PITCH
YESTERDAY, BUT CHICAGO’S GAME AGAINST CLEVELAND WAS RAINED OUT.
FIRST PITCH THIS EVENING IS AT 8:10........


AS EXPECTED, THE RED WINGS END UP WITH THE #6 OVERALL
PICK……….AFTER THE NHL HELD IT’S DRAFT LOTTERY LAST NIGHT IN NEW
JERSEY. THE BUFFALO SABRES - WHO POSTED THE WORST RECORD IN THE
NHL DURING THE REGULAR SEASON - WON THE LOTTERY AND GETS THE #1
PICK IN NEXT MONTH’S DRAFT……..


FINALS FROM THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS LAST NIGHT: COLORADO BEATS
VEGAS IN OVERTIME, 3 TO 2; MONTREAL SHOCKS WINNIPEG, 5 TO 3……..


OVER IN THE NBA PLAYOFFS: DALLAS BEATS THE L.A. CLIPPERS, 105 TO 100;
UTAH DEFEATS MEMPHIS, 126 TO 110; ATLANTA DOWNS THE NEW YORK
KNICKS, 103 TO 89; PHILADELPHIA BEATS WASHINGTON, 129 TO 112……….


IN A STATEMENT RELEASED YESTERDAY, DUKE HEAD BASKETBALL COACH
MIKE KRZYZEWSKI (SHUH-CHEF-SKI) ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD RETIRE,
FOLLOWING THE UPCOMING 2022 SEASON. ASSISTANT COACH JON SCHEYER
(SHY-YERR) WILL TAKE OVER THE BLUE DEVILS PROGRAM, ONCE
KRZYZEWSKI STEPS DOWN……….


THE NFL CONFIRMS IN A RELEASE YESTERDAY THAT IT’S ENDING THE
PRACTICE OF ‘RACE-NORMING’ - WHICH ASSUMED THAT BLACK PLAYERS
STARTED OUT WITH LOWER COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS - IN IT’S $1 BILLION
DOLLAR SETTLEMENT OF BRAIN INJURY CLAIMS. THE LEAGUE’S USE OF
‘RACE-NORMING’ MADE IT HARDER FOR BLACK PLAYERS TO QUALIFY FOR A
PART OF THAT INJURY SETTLEMENT………


ONE ITEM OF NOTE FROM COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY: MICHIGAN
SOPHOMORE LINEBACKER CORNELL WHEELER ENTERED HIS NAME INTO THE
NCAA’S TRANSFER PORTAL YESTERDAY……….HE NOW BECOMES THE 15th
WOLVERINES PLAYER TO ENTER THE PORTAL THIS YEAR…




   

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