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- A unique sports story kicks off the biggest headlines from last week centered around Scott Blumstein. The 25-year-old from New Jersey claimed the World Series of Poker (WSOP) crown despite only having a 7% chance of winning the final hand as the river card was drawn
- WHILE nothing concrete has occurred yet, the vast majority of the soccer (sorry international fans) world believe that Neymar will be joining PSG. The move will cost the French sports club a record €222 million fee, but in the coming days the ‘confirmed’ move still remains a strong rumour.
- CLAYTON Kershaw ‘s back struggles continue to plague the Dodgers ace. This time Kershaw is due to spend 4-6 weeks on the DL after leaving a game against the Atlanta Braves after just two innings.
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- ON the verge of an epic meltdown halfway through Day 4, Jordan Spieth regrouped to record a memorable win at the British Open. Spieth had three bogeys in his first four holes and seemed like he was going to stumble to the finish line. He regrouped though and shot -5 over his last five holes to claim his 3rd major title.
- THE bombshell of the week came via the NBA with a trade request from 4x All-Star Kyrie Irving the talk of the town. The Cavs point guard is apparently unhappy with playing second fiddle and has asked to be traded so he can be the focal point of a team. As you can expect over the past week drama has ensued.
- TRADE Deadline day isn’t far away and plenty of teams have swung deals to enhance their rebuild/title hopes. Here are some of the biggest moves so far:
– Jaime Garcia to the Minnesota Twins
– Eduardo Nunez to the Boston Red Sox
– Marco Gonzales to Seattle Mariners
– Trevor Cahill, Brandon Maurer to Kansas City Royals
- LEGENDARY Adelaide Crow Scott Thompson has announced that he won’t be playing on next season. The 308 game veteran has only played in one game this year and many AFL fans are hoping he get’s one more chance to grace an AFL field.
- GOOD news for Washington Wizards fans with star John Wall signing a four-year extension with the club. The deal worth an extra $170 million will keep Wall in Wizards colours until the end of the 2022-23 season.
- MAYA Moore continues to build her case as one of the greatest WNBA players ever after winning her 2nc consecutive MVP award. The Minnesota Lynx forward scored a team high 23 points in the West’s 130-121 triumph over the East.
- IN the month of May no NFL jersey was more popular than Marshawn Lynch’s Oakland Raiders #24. Dak Prescott and Tom Brady also ranked high up on the food chain, but Lynch was hands down the most popular one.
- DIKEMBE Mutombo is reportedly interested in forming a group the purchase the Houston Rockets. Current owner Leslie Alexander is looking at selling the team after buying them in July 1993. Mutombo previously played for the team from ’04-’09.
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- AFTER another round of AFL action we have a bit more of an idea of who is finals bound and who isn’t. The Demons, Swans, Tigers and Bombers did their chances no harm, while the Saints, Giants, Power and Eagles all continue to trend in the wrong direction.
- IT’S no secret that Carmelo Anthony is open to a trade away from the Knicks, but two new suitors have emerged in the past week. The Oklahoma City Thunder have thrown their hats into the ring as potential a landing spot for the highly sought after 10x All-Star, with Melo and the assistant Troy Weaver previously having a relationship after Weaver recruited Melo to Syracuse in college times.
- AND it wouldn’t be a week in sport without a Lavar Ball incident. While coaching the Big Ballers AAU team he pulled his team off the court following a tech foul called against him. The tech was called after one of his players was whistled for a foul, which led to Ball yelling profanities at one of the refs. They forfeited the playoff game as a result with Ball and his players leaving the court.