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🏈 Jefferson gets paid: The Vikings signed three-time Pro Bowl WR Justin Jefferson to a four-year, $140 million extension, making him the highest-paid non-QB in the NFL ($35 million per year).

⚾️ Another gambling scandal: Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano may be banned from MLB for life after betting on the injured list on multiple games involving the Pirates last season.

🥎 Longhorns moving forward: Texas defeated Stanford 1-0 (highlights) on Monday to advance to the finals of the Women’s College World Series, where they will face the winner of Oklahoma-Florida.

🏈 COURT vote: Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, Aaron Donald and Manti Te’o are eligible for the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time and are the frontrunners in voting for the Class of 2025.

⛳️ Young phenomenon: In April, high school freshman Miles Russell became the youngest player to make the roster in a Korn Ferry Tour event. Now the 15-year-old will make his PGA Tour debut later this month at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.


(Grant Thomas/Yahoo Sports)(Grant Thomas/Yahoo Sports)

(Grant Thomas/Yahoo Sports)

With the Panthers in the Stanley Cup Final, Miami is four wins away from becoming the tenth city/metropolis to win a championship* in all four major sports leagues. Jeff writes.

Where it says: Miami has three NBA championships through the Heat (2006, 2012, 2013), two Super Bowls through the Dolphins (1973, 1974) and two World Series through the Marlins (1997, 2003). The only thing missing is a Stanley Cup.

Grand Slams of the city:

  • New York: 35 World Series (1905, 1921-23, 1927-28, 1932-33, 1936-39, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949-56, 1958, 1961-62, 1969, 1977-78, 1986, 1996, 1998- 2000 , 2009), 11 Stanley Cups (1928, 1933, 1940, 1980-83, 1994-95, 2000, 2003), 8 Super Bowls/NFL Championships (1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1987, 1991, 2008, 2012 ) , 2 NBA championships (1970, 1973)

  • Boston: 17 NBA Championships (1957, 1959-66, 1968-69, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008), 10 World Series (1903, 1912, 1914-16, 1918, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2018) , 6 Super Bowls (2002, 2004-05, 2015, 2017, 2019), 6 Stanley Cups (1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972, 2011)

  • Chicago: 8 Super Bowls/NFL Championships (1933, 1940-41, 1943, 1946-47, 1963, 1986), 6 NBA Championships (1991-93, 1996-98), 6 Stanley Cups (1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 , 2013 , 2015), 6 World Series (1906-1908, 1917, 2005, 2016)

  • Los Angeles: 12 NBA Championships (1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-88, 2000-02, 2009-10, 2020), 7 World Series (1959, 1963, 1965, 1981, 1988, 2002, 2020), 3 Super Bowls / NFL Championships (1951, 1984, 2022), 3 Stanley Cups (2007, 2012, 2014)

  • Detroit: 11 Stanley Cups (1936-37, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954-55, 1997-98, 2002, 2008), 4 World Series (1935, 1945, 1968, 1984), 4 NFL Championships (1935, 1952-53 , 1957), 3 NBA Championships (1989-1990, 2004)

  • Philadelphia: 7 World Series (1910-11, 1913, 1929-30, 1980, 2008), 4 Super Bowls/NFL Championships (1948-49, 1960, 2018), 4 NBA Championships (1947, 1956, 1967, 1983), 2 Stanley Cups (1974-75)

  • St Louis: 11 World Series (1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006, 2011), 1 Stanley Cup (2019), 1 Super Bowl (2000), 1 NBA Championship (1958)

  • Washington, DC: 5 Super Bowls/NFL Championships (1937, 1942, 1983, 1988, 1992), 2 World Series (1924, 2019), 1 Stanley Cup (2018), 1 NBA Championship (1978)

  • Dallas-Fort Worth: 5 Super Bowls (1972, 1978, 1993, 1994, 1995), 1 NBA Championship (2011), 1 Stanley Cup (1999), 1 World Series (2023)

*Championships include World Series (since 1903), Stanley Cups (since 1893), NBA Finals (since 1947), Super Bowls (since 1967), and NFL Championships (1933-70).


In case you forgot, Djokovic is comically flexible.  (Clive Mason/Getty Images)In case you forgot, Djokovic is comically flexible.  (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

In case you forgot, Djokovic is comically flexible. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic On Monday he rallied to beat Francisco Cerundolo in five sets, passing Roger Federer for most Grand Slam matches won with 370.

The “Big 3” in major subjects:

  • Djokovic: 370-49 (.883)

  • Federer: 369-60 (.860)

  • Nadal: 314-44 (.877)

The goat: Djokovic also passed Federer for the most Grand Slam quarterfinals reached. He now has the most major titles (24), finals (36), semi-finals (48), quarter-finals (59) and wins (370) in men’s tennis history.


The Evansville Purple Aces move on.  (Ben McKeown/AP Photo)The Evansville Purple Aces move on.  (Ben McKeown/AP Photo)

The Evansville Purple Aces move on. (Ben McKeown/AP Photo)

After an action-packed weekend full of regionals, 16 college baseball teams are headed to Omaha.

The field: The Super Regionals round features five ACC teams (the first time ever), five SEC teams, both Oregon and Oregon State (the first time ever), and a Cinderella in Evansville, which became the ninth No. 4 seed in the era of 64 teams (since 1999) to win a regional.

Matchups: Each team will participate in a best-of-three series, hosted by the higher seed, starting Friday or Saturday. One game will be played each day until a winner is determined, and those eight teams will advance to the College World Series.

  • No. 1 Tennessee vs. Evansville

  • No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 7 Oregon State

  • No. 3 Texas A&M vs. Oregon

  • No. 4 UNC vs. West Virginia

  • No. 6 Clemson vs. Florida

  • No. 8 FSU vs. UConn

  • No. 9 Georgia vs. No. 15 NC State

  • No. 13 Virginia vs. the State of Kansas

See the bracket.


The temporary stadium in Nassau County, New York can accommodate 34,000 people, making it the largest venue for the World Cup.  (Alex Davidson/ICC via Getty Images)The temporary stadium in Nassau County, New York can accommodate 34,000 people, making it the largest venue for the World Cup.  (Alex Davidson/ICC via Getty Images)

The temporary stadium in Nassau County, New York can accommodate 34,000 people, making it the largest venue for the World Cup. (Alex Davidson/ICC via Getty Images)

The ninth T20 Cricket World Cup is underway, pitting a record 20 countries against each other in a fast-paced version of the world’s second most popular sport, Jeff writes.

Cricket in America: The US is co-hosting for the first time alongside two-time champions, hosting the West Indies in 2010. The 55-match tournament started on Saturday and will conclude on June 29 in Barbados.

Locations: Three in the US (Long Island, New York; Lauderhill, Florida; Dallas) and six in the West Indies (Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Guyana; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Saint Lucia; Trinidad and Tobago).

The field: Four groups play a round-robin, with the top two countries per group advancing to the next round.

  • Group A: USA (world number 18), India (1), Pakistan (6), Ireland (11), Canada (23)

  • Group B: Namibia (13), Australia (2), England (3), Scotland (14), Oman (19)

  • Group C: West Indies (4), New Zealand (5), Afghanistan (10), Uganda (22), Papua New Guinea (20)

  • Group D: South Africa (7), Sri Lanka (8), Bangladesh (9), Nepal (17), Netherlands (15)

The world will tune in to… The magnitude of the cricket viewership cannot be overstated. 1.28 billion people watched the 2022 T20 World Cup, and last year’s ODI World Cup (a different format) delivered 1 trillion viewing minutes.

But will the Americans be watching? Major League Cricket was launched last year and the sport’s popularity is growing in the United States. But with the World Cup airing exclusively on the niche streaming service Willow TV ($10 per month), domestic viewership is likely to be limited.


Rangers players take down a drunken fan.  (Paul Tepley Collection/Diamond Images/Getty Images)Rangers players take down a drunken fan.  (Paul Tepley Collection/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Rangers players take down a drunken fan. (Paul Tepley Collection/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

50 years ago today, the Indians held a 10-cent beer night, which culminated in a violent on-field brawl* between players and drunken fans and ended with the referees declaring a forfeit in favor of the visiting Rangers, Jeff writes.

So much beer: The crowd of 25,134 drank 65,000 beers that night – three times as many as the average crowd drinks today. “They were uncontrolled animals,” said referee Nestor Chylak. “I’ve never seen anything like it, except in a zoo.”

More about this day:

  • ⚾️ 1889: Boston Beaneaters pitcher John Clarkson pitched MLB’s first flawless inning (three strikeouts, nine pitches). Since then, only 111 have been added, making this feat roughly three times rarer than a no-hitter (323).

  • ⛳️ 1927: The US defeated Great Britain in the first Ryder Cup, 9½ – 2½, at the Worcester Country Club in Massachusetts.

*How bad has it gotten? Cleveland manager Ken Aspromonte feared for the Rangers’ lives after fans — armed with knives, chains and bats — stormed the field, so he ordered his players to grab bats and defend, attacking their own fans.


The Gators celebrate Monday's win.  (Florida Athletics)The Gators celebrate Monday's win.  (Florida Athletics)

The Gators celebrate Monday’s win. (Florida Athletics)

Florida and Oklahoma meet today (2 p.m. ET, ESPN) in a winner-take-all match for a spot in the Women’s College World Series finals, where blazing hot Texas awaits, Jeff writes.

Head to head: Florida snapped Oklahoma’s 20-game NCAA Tournament winning streak on Monday, forcing today’s game. The Gators have won two titles (2014-15), while the Sooners have won seven (2000, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2021-23) and are going for a historic four-peat.

More to watch:

  • 🎾 Tennis: French Open (Live Now, Tennis)

  • ⚾️ MLB: Twins at Yankees* (7 p.m., TBS)

  • ⚽️ Friendly: USWNT vs. South Korea (8 p.m., truTV/Max)

  • 🏀 WNBA: Mercury in Storm (10 p.m., CBSSN)

*Rookie stud: Yankees RHP Luis Gil takes the mound tonight after being named AL Pitcher of the Month and Rookie of the Month (6-0, 38.2 IP, 44K, 0.70 ERA).


Steveson after winning gold in Tokyo.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Steveson after winning gold in Tokyo.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Steveson after winning gold in Tokyo. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson has signed with the Bills and will look to make the team as a defensive tackle.

Ask: Who is the only athlete to win an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl?

Answer below.


(Mallory Bielecki/Yahoo Sports)(Mallory Bielecki/Yahoo Sports)

(Mallory Bielecki/Yahoo Sports)

14,155 NFL players have been drafted since 1970. 99.965% played college football. Count Jets rookie CB Qwan’tez Stiggers among the .035%.

From Jori Epstein of Yahoo Sports: Stiggers’ unique journey from Fan Controlled Football (7-on-7 Arena League) to the CFL (Toronto Argonauts) and fifth-round draft pick.

Read his story.


Trivia answer: Bob Hayes (won two gold medals at the 1964 Olympics and won Super Bowl VI with the Cowboys in 1972)

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