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The Draft


Enough already with NBA stars getting injured in the playoffs. We’re going to stick with a gentler sport. Like hockey.

Making Headlines

NBA: Despite the absence of injured star guard Trae Young, the Hawks defeated the Bucks 110-88 to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Milwaukee lost center Giannis Antetokounmpo to a knee injury in the third quarter.

Wimbledon: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic advanced, along with (7) Matteo Berrettini, (13) Gael Monfils and (16) Felix Auger-Aliassime. On the women’s side, second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, (3) Elina Svitolina, and (7) Iga Swiatek advanced, but fifth-seeded Bianca Andreescu was upset by Alize Cornet.

NHL: Connor McDavid was the unanimous winner of the Hart Trophy, Marc-Andre Fleury won the Vezina, and Kirill Kaprizov won the Calder.

MLB: Kyle Schwarber belted his 12th home run in his last 10 games to help the Nationals top the Rays. Schwarber now has 25 dingers on the season.

What We're Watching

Canadiens at Lightning

Watch: 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN

Odds: Lightning -205*, Canadiens +175* || O/U 5*

Pick: Defending champion Tampa has too much offensive firepower and top goaltending from Andrei Vasilevskiy for Montreal to keep pace in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Sports Section likes the Lightning and the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Canadiens-Lightning winner, the final score, and the game’s first goal-scorer. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

No shoutout today, as no subscriber correctly predicted the Hawks to bounce the Bucks in Game 4.

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