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Thursday things you may have missed (besides the NFL Draft)


  1. The Philadelphia 76er’s put an end to their first round series on Thursday night when they demolished the Toronto Raptors 132-97 in game 6. Joel Embiid had 33 points and 10 rebounds while Harden added 22 points and 15 assists. The 76er’s will face the Miami Heat for game 1 of the second round, on Monday night in South Florida.

  1. Chris Paul goes a magnificent 14 for 14 and turns in the BEST shooting night in NBA playoff history. Devin Booker made his return after being out with a hamstring injury. Booker played 32 min, scored 13 points and hit a late 3-pointer to help lift the Phoenix Suns over the New Orleans Pelicans 115-109 to end the series in game 6. Phoenix will move on to round 2 and face the Dallas Mavericks.


  1. The Dallas Mavericks wrapped up their first round series in game 6 against the Utah Jazz, narrowly beating them 98-96. Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson both contributed 24 points to the Mavericks win. Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds for Utah in their losing effort.

THE PLAYOFF DROUGHT IS OVER. THE DALLAS MAVERICKS ADVANCE TO THE SECOND ROUND SINCE 2011!@dallasmavs | 📺 BSSW | #dALLasIN | #NBAPlayoffs — Bally Sports Southwest (@BallySportsSW) April 29, 2022

  1. Fridays Playoff schedule : Memphis Grizzles at Minnesota Timberwolves – 9:00pm EST (ESPN)


  1. The Seattle Mariners sent a letter to MLB to formally complain about the umpires unusually large strike zone for their prized rookie, Julio Rodriguez. Despite the letter being sent before Thursdays game, things boiled over on Thursday when home-plate umpire Shane Livensparger hung up the rookie on a pitch that looked high. Mariners manager Scott Servais was ejected after arguing another high-pitch in the same at-bat. Rodriguez has struck out 28 times this season, 17 of those coming on a called 3rd strike.

These are the pitches Julio Rodriguez has struck out looking on this season — Welcome to the Ump Show (@umpjob) April 24, 2022

  1. The brawl between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets on Wednesday has now resulted in 2 suspensions for the Cardinals, 3rd baseman Nolan Arenado and reliever Genisis Cabrera. Arenado for 2 games and Cabrera for just 1. Cabrera served his suspension on Thursday while Arenado appealed and is allowed to play until his appeal is heard.

Nolan Arenado was suspended two games and Génesis Cabrera one game for their roles in Wednesday's dustup between the Cardinals and Mets. — USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) April 29, 2022

  1. So it continues….. the Boston Red Sox struggle is painful to watch. Toronto Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah had 7 strike outs, walked only 1 and gave up just 3 hits in the Blue Jays 1-0 win over Boston.

6 Man = 7 Scoreless 🔥 @Alek_Manoah6's ERA: 1.44! #NextLevel — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 28, 2022

  1. An emotional moment before the Cubs vs Braves game when the Contreras brothers exchange a hug and lineup cards.

Willson & William Contreras exchange the lineup card before tonight's game. — Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) April 28, 2022


  1. The Los Angeles Kings announced Thursday that veteran Dustin Brown will retire after the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brown has spent his entire 18-year career with the Kings. He was drafted 13th overall in 2003.

This @DustinBrown23 @AnzeKopitar hug will make you feel things you never knew you could feel. — x – LA Kings (@LAKings) April 29, 2022

  1. The Florida Panthers win 4-0 over the Ottawa Senators and secure their 1st President’s Trophy in franchise history. The President’s trophy is awarded to the TOP NHL team at the end of the regular season.

TOP OF THE LEAGUE 🏆 The @FlaPanthers are your 2021-22 Presidents' Trophy winners! — NHL (@NHL) April 29, 2022

  1. The Chicago Blackhawks have hired longtime Chicago Cubs executive Jeff Greenberg as associate general manager under new GM Kyle Davidson on Thursday.

OFFICIAL: Jeff Greenberg has been named Associate General Manager. Greenberg joins the Blackhawks after 11 seasons in baseball operations with the Chicago Cubs, most recently serving as Assistant General Manager. — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 28, 2022

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