No Steph 3’s? No problem, apparently. Boston is now on the brink of elimination after losing back-to-back games for the first time in these playoffs. The Celtics have been brilliant counterpunchers, but this corner may now be too tight. I picked the Warriors in six. I’ll stay with that. This ends Thursday night in Boston.
No other NFL team is as dependent on one player than the Ravens are on Lamar Jackson. Their entire offensive system and philosophy is geared to Jackson’s unique (but limited) skill set. Jackson has reported for the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp, but this contract dispute remains a delicate high-wire act for Ravens coach John Harbaugh. Jackson needs the work. He’s coming off an ankle injury that kept him out of last season’s final four games. Plus, none of the 12 wide receivers on the Ravens’ roster is older than 25, and none has played more than two seasons in the NFL.
Phil Mickelson has become a sad caricature. What price his soul? Actually, I can quantify that answer that with numerical precision. Two hundred million dollars. And still he wants to have it both ways. All ways. Always.
Free Brittney? Would that we could. But we have little to no leverage. We can only appeal to Putin’s humanity. Yeah…
Today marks Griner’s117th day in Russian detention.
The Astros lost to the Rangers Monday night after blowing a 3-0 lead. That negatively impacted my enjoyment of Monday night. But Houston’s Yordan Alvarez remains on a tear. He’s gotten on base in 14 straight games and has hit .500 since May 29. Nobody can accuse him of coasting since he signed that six-year, $115 million contract last week.