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The Draft


Before bunkering in to watch the U.S. Open, enjoy our special Thursday Conversation with former NFL tight end Greg Olsen.

Making Headlines

NHL: Carey Price made 29 saves to help the Canadiens even their semifinal series with the Golden Knights at 1-1. Also: The Habs’ Marc Bergevin, the Islanders’ Lou Lamoriello, and Bill Zito of the Panthers were named finalists for GM of the year.

NBA: The Hawks and Clippers each took 3-2 series leads over the 76ers and Jazz, respectively.

Euro 2020: Italy defeated Switzerland, Denmark topped Switzerland, and Ukraine edged North Macedonia.

Tennis: Rafael Nadal announced that he is “listening to my body” and will not play in Wimbledon or the Olympic Summer Games.

What We're Watching

Nets at Bucks 

Watch: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

Odds: Bucks -6 || O/U 220

Pick: Can Kevin Durant put in another herculean effort with Kyrie Irving still sidelined for the Nets? Sports Section believes Milwaukee will win, but take the Nets getting the points and lean on the under, as Brooklyn will fight to the end in an effort to wrap up the series.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Nets-Bucks winner, the final score, and the combined points of Durant and Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout to subscriber Mike Druce (@mikedruce), who correctly predicted the Canadiens would defeat the Golden Knights and came closest to the final score (3-2). Good job, Mike!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

Today's Action

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