Becky Hammon got her first career WNBA head coaching win Friday as her Las Vegas Aces beat the Phoenix Mercury 106-88. How long do you think it will be before she gets her first NBA head coaching win? Because that will happen someday, and she will have fully earned that opportunity.
Joel Embiid keeps telling everybody he should be the NBA’s MVP. Well, I can’t tell him he’s wrong. After missing more than a week with a concussion and a facial fracture, Embiid strapped on a mask and dropped 18 and 11 to keep the Sixers from going down love-three to the Heat. That was manly, Big Fella.
News is often defined as “deviation from the norm.” So it’s newsworthy that the Mavericks beat the Suns, something they had not done in their previous eleven meetings.
That would be five straight for the ‘Stros, after a 3-2 Friday night win over the Tigers. That’s impressive focus displayed by a team that has played 15 straight days. Astros starters have been inning-eaters, giving the pen a break during this long grind. Everybody finally gets a day off Monday!
I respect this. MLB umpire Dan Bellino says he was wrong to have ejected Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against the Marlins, triggering a lengthy and nasty scene. Bellino: “I take full accountability. I will learn from this incident, and I sincerely apologize.” There. That’s the way you do that.
Former Longhorn and NFL safety Earl Thomas faces an arrest warrant in Austin for allegedly violating a court order related to his ongoing divorce. For now, let’s just say that Thomas appears to have chronic anger issues. Thomas, who turns 33 today, says he wants to return to the NFL. This won’t help. Thomas hasn’t played since 2019, when the Ravens released him after he punched out a teammate at practice.
Twenty horses. Twenty jockeys. That’s a lot. Everybody just stay safe and healthy at Churchill Downs.