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NBA playoffs – Dwight Howard gives Lakers a Game 1 jolt – ESPN

In Friday’s series-opening win, the Lakers got a whole lot more from Howard than they could have expected.

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The last time we saw the Los Angeles Lakers, nearly a week ago when they were finishing off the small-ball Houston Rockets in the second round of the playoffs, centers Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee had been relegated to socially distant cheerleaders on the bench. An important role in a mostly-empty, fanless arena, although not what a future Hall of Famer and a two-time NBA champion were accustomed to.
But this was exactly what Howard had promised the Lakers he was up for this season, when they…

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Miami QB change surprises Tua Tagovailoa, shocks Ryan Fitzpatrick – AL.com

The Dolphins have named the former Alabama All-American as their starting quarterback.

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When Tua Tagovailoa told his parents on Tuesday that the Miami Dolphins had decided to start him at quarterback, he said they were excited, but skeptical.
They didnt believe me for a little bit, Tagovailoa said. I think my dad kind of joked about it. Hes like, After two plays, after two throws, they want to put you in now?
Although the Dolphins used the fifth selection in the NFL Draft on April 23 to obtain Tagovailoa, the former Alabama All-American didnt make his NFL debut until 2:27 remained…

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David Ortiz on Red Sox trading Mookie Betts: ‘It is what it is’ – Boston.com

“Dodgers, enjoy Mookie!”

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Even though the Red Sox season has been over for a while now, their fans are still in pain.
Former Red Sox star Mookie Betts put on a show in Game 1 of the World Series. The Dodgers outfielder hit a home run and stole two bases, leading his team to an 8-3 win over the Rays.
Following Tuesdays game, Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, who are both on Foxs pre- and post-game show, discussed Betts performance and why the Red Sox didnt make a better effort to keep the star.
Youre Mr. Red Sock, why did you…

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Five observations from Bayern Munich’s 4-0 thrashing of Atletico Madrid – Bavarian Football Works

Bayern Munich dispatch Simeone’s men with ease, showing that they’re ready to defend their title with all they’ve got.

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Never question Hansi Flick
When Bayern Munich revealed their lineup for the game, many people were dumbfounded to see a 4-3-3. Corentin Tolisso joined Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka in midfield, while Thomas Müller was shifted to the wing. In addition, Alphonso Davies started on the bench for the second game in a row, even though plenty of analysts expected him to be a key asset to unlock Atletico Madrids defense.
As usual, Flick proved everyone wrong. After a slow start which saw the Spaniards…

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