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The first night of June was spectacular and agonizing. Lightning-Hurricanes came down to the final seconds, the Suns blew out the Lakers, and the Blazers fell despite Lillard’s double-nickel. That’s OK, though… 

Making Headlines

NCAAM: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire after the upcoming season, according to Stadium.

NBA: The Celtics announced that Danny Ainge is retiring from his role of President of Basketball Operations. Coach Brad Stevens will take over that position.

Horse racing: The positive drug test of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has been confirmed, according to the Associated Press.

Tonight’s Action

Mavericks at Clippers 

Watch: 10 p.m. ET, TNT

Odds: Clippers -7.5  || O/U 217

Pick: The series is tied at 2-2 after the Clippers’ 106-81 victory in Game 4 on Sunday.

Sports Section likes Los Angeles to prevail again, so lay the points and take the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction for the Mavericks-Clippers winner, the final score, and the leading scorer in the game. 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 Marty Magee (@martymagee), who picked the Cubs over the Padres and was closest to the final score of 4-3. No one had Chicago’s Patrick Wisdom hitting the first home run. Nice job, Marty!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

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