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Broncos LB Shane Ray To Have Wrist Surgery; Expected To Be Out 2-3 Months

Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray is reportedly set to undergo wrist surgery later this week in Houston. It would be the three-year veteran’s fourth operation on his wrist. Ray initially injured his left wrist during training camp last year and did not take the field until Week 8 after requiring multiple procedures. It was reported earlier this month that the 25-year-old linebacker sat out part of organized team activities due to discomfort in the wrist. The 6’3″, 245-pound linebacker had just one sack and 16 combined tackles in eight games last year. While no exact timetable has been announced, but Ray is expected to miss the remainder of the offseason as well as possibly the start of the regular season. ...Read more

Olympic Skier Bode Miller Mourning Death Of 19-Month-Old Daughter Who Drowned In Pool

Bode Miller’s 19-month-old daughter, Emeline Miller, drowned in a swimming pool at an Orange County, Calif., home over the weekend. The Associated Press reported that paramedics unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate the child before rushing her to a Southern California hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Sunday. The drowning incident reportedly occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night at a home in Coto de Caza.  Miller, 40, confirmed the news reports on Monday night with an Instagram post.  Emeline was Miller’s fourth child — his second with wife Morgan Miller, a pro beach volleyball player and model who he married in 2012. The child’s death is currently under investigation by the Orange County sheriff’s department.  ...Read more

New York Mets Release Veteran First Baseman Adrian Gonzalez

The New York Mets have released veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. The Mets made the announcement of Gonzalez’s release after a 2-0 win against the New York Yankees Sunday at Citi Field in Queens. Gonzalez, 36, hit .237 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 54 games this season for the Mets. He signed with the team in January as a free agent. The 15-year veteran owns a career .287 batting average. He has 317 career home runs. Gonzalez has played with the Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers, before joining the Mets this offseason. ...Read more

Detroit Pistons Hire Dwayne Casey As New Head Coach

The Detroit Pistons have hired ex-Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey as their new head coach. According to ESPN, Casey was signed to a 5-year-old deal on Monday. Casey has been the head coach of the Toronto Raptors for the last seven seasons, leading them to a winning record every year since 2013. They have also made the playoffs in that same time period, making it to the conference semi finals for the past three seasons. Prior to joining the Raptors, Casey twice coached alongside Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts. The Pistons will be looking to comback from a 39-43 record in 2017-18. Detroit’s awful season resulted in the dismissal of coach Stan Van Gundy after four seasons with the Pistons. ...Read more

Rafael Nadal Defeats Dominic Thiem To Win His 11th French Open Title

Rafael Nadal earned a record-setting11th championship at Roland Garros by beating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 on Sunday. Nadal is celebrating his 17th Grand Slam title, second among men only to Roger Federer’s 20. The victory also allows the 32-year-old to hold onto the No. 1 ranking. The No. 7-seeded Thiem, a 24-year-old from Austria, was appearing in a major final for the first time.  ...Read more

Ronda Rousey to Become First Woman Inducted Into UFC Hall Of Fame

Ronda Rousey is making history as the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. The organization behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the decision on Saturday, noting that Rousey had a record six straight title defenses of her women’s bantamweight belt from 2013-2015. “This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the UFC Hall of Fame,” Rousey said in a statement. “May I be the first of many.” ...Read more

Washington Capitals Win First Stanley Cup In Franchise History, Defeating The Golden Knights

The Washington Capitals captured their first Stanley Cup with a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 5 on Thursday. Devante Smith-Pelly and Lars Eller scored two minutes and 31 seconds apart to erase a third-period deficit, while Jakub Vrana and Alex Ovechkin rounded out the scoring for the Capitals. Ovechkin finished the postseason with 15 goals, becoming the first to reach that mark since 2009. This was also Ovechkin’s first championship in his 13th NHL season, and he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. ...Read more

New England Patriots Julian Edelman Suspended 4 Games For Violating Performance-Enhancing Drug Policy

The NFL on Thursday announced that the New England Patriots wideout Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. After missing the entire 2017-18 season due to injury, Edelman may also miss the start of the team’s 2018-19 season. If the suspension is upheld, Edelman would miss the team’s first four games against the Texans, Jaguars, Lions and Dolphins. ...Read more

Dave Grohl Producing TV Show Based On Mother’s Book

Virginia Hanlon Grohl, mother of Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, is developing a docu-series based on her 2017 book, From Cradle to Stage, featuring interviews with fellow music moms. For the original project, Virginia spoke with numerous mothers of famous musicians, including Marianne Stipe (mother of R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe), Donna Haim (the Haim sisters), Janis Winehouse (Amy Winehouse), Verna Griffin (Dr. Dre) and Hester Diamond (the Beastie Boys’ Mike D). The series will utilize excerpts from interviews with the mothers of Pharrell, Adam Levine, Tom Morello and more alongside Virginia Grohl’s personal stories and family photos. ...Read more

Warriors Take 3-0 Series Lead Over Cavaliers In Game 3 Of NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors are one victory away from capturing back-to-back titles after Wednesday’s 110-102 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.  The Warriors Kevin Durant dominated with 43 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, helping bring his team to the win after Stephen Curry (11 points on 3-of-16 shooting) and Klay Thompson (10 points on 4-of-11 shooting) had rough nights.   Game 4 will be Friday at Cleveland. ...Read more