On Monday, the Toronto Raptors took to the streets to celebrate their first championship in franchise history, which they claimed after beating the Golden State Warriors in six games in the NBA Finals.
Fans turned out in droves to get a glimpse of the trophy and the team’s stars, including Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard and … a fake Kawhi Leonard?
According to Toronto-based site blogTO, a man dressed in a full Leonard uniform with a similar hairstyle to the NBA Finals MVP was seen mingling with fans along the parade route, even signing autographs and taking selfies.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be a spry 42 years of age at the start of the 2019 NFL season this September.
Talk of his retirement has been constant over the past several years, though Brady himself has said he wants to play until he’s 45 — or, more candidly, until he starts to suck.
However, a tweet sent by the quarterback from Patriots minicamp on Tuesday that seemed to reference an impending retirement decision sent fans spiraling.
The Boston Red Sox are scheduled to visit the White House to celebrate their 2018 World Series victory on Thursday, but as has become the norm as of late, many star players have revealed they won’t be going.
Starting pitcher David Price is among those who will not be in attendance, alongside Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., reigning American League Most Valuable Player Mookie Betts and manager Alex Cora, including others.
Price stated that his reasoning for not visiting the White House was simply because “it’s baseball season,” but on Monday, he took to Twitter to seemingly make another comment on the matter.
UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi, who first made headlines in January after scoring a perfect 10 on a now-viral performance, has completed her collegiate career.
The 22-year-old gymnast ‘s floor routine at the 2019 Collegiate Challenge went viral with more than 43 million views on Twitter. After some slight changes to the choreography, including the removal of Michael Jackson’s music and accompanying dance moves, Ohashi performed the infectious routine for the final time on Saturday at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championship.
Footage of the routine, which was shared by espnW, has been viewed nearly 3 million times as of Monday morning. Ohashi earned a 9.950 for the performance.
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill penned a powerful essay on “doing the right thing” after her tweets criticizing President Trump became a story of national interest earlier this month.
The SportsCenter co-host opened up on Wednesday about watching her employer “become a punching bag” because of her comments calling the president a white supremacist.
“Twitter wasn’t the place to vent my frustrations,” Hill admits, further stating that the social media platform isn’t the best place for “nuanced, complicated discussions” about race and social issues.
She connects the feeling she had of letting her employer and colleagues down to a story from her childhood, when she disappointed her grandmother by succumbing to peer pressure from friends and stealing beer from the fridge.
“I was heartbroken because I felt like I had let my grandmother, who was one of my best friends, down,” Hill wrote. “And there is no feeling worse than letting down the people who love and support you.”
Stanley Cup tickets are, naturally, hard to come by — but it becomes even more difficult to acquire the coveted passes when a city is hosting its first Finals ever.
That was the case this year when the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators faced off. While Pittsburgh has already won five Stanley Cup Finals (including 2016 and, spoiler alert, 2017), Nashville made its first appearance in the championship just this year.
Predators fan Andrew Fudge obviously wanted to be there. He took to Twitter twice with the hashtag #TDPreds to get the attention of the team — and it worked!
Fudge won two tickets to Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Nashville. There was just one problem: he never checked his Twitter direct messages.
The St. Louis Cardinals deleted a tweet on Tuesday that was sent from the team account earlier in the day that many viewed as sexist.
The message in question was promoting a May 17 giveaway of replica World Series rings — but it implied that men who “love baseball” should obtain the gift for the women in their lives who “[love] jewelry.”
According to outraged fans, the tweet connoted that baseball and jewelry are mutually exclusive interests — and women are bigger fans of accessories then they are of sports.
Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most popular soccer players in the world, was celebrated on Wednesday when the airport on his home island in Portugal was renamed in his honor.
Part of the rebranding ceremony for Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport involved revealing a bust that had been sculpted in the star athlete’s likeness outside the terminal.
At least… it was supposed to be in his likeness.
Basketball fans are freaking out ahead of the NBA’s trade deadline this Thursday, which is natural. Trade deadlines in any league are sure to bring blockbuster deals as teams either stack up for the playoffs or remortgage their assets in an effort to bolster their future.
Trade rumors are boosted by fans and commentators alike, but what really gets people going is when the players themselves get into it.
Monday night, Boston Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas added some serious fuel to the fire with one simple tweet:
As of Thursday morning, the San Diego Chargers officially moved to Los Angeles.
Naturally, with any major move will come a rebrand. We’ve seen it before — most recently with the Chargers’ now-neighbors, the Los Angeles Rams, who kept their logo and colors largely the same as what they were in St. Louis.
The Chargers, however, opted for a slightly more severe overhaul, leaving their arched yellow lightning bolt behind for, well…