a 4-2 win to even that series. The Boston Bruins grabbed a surprising - for me at least - 2-0 series lead on the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-2 win.
It appears that Manny Pacquiao is coming around to the drug testing that Floyd Mayweather is insisting on if they are to fight. $40 million plus has a way of changing a mind, it seems. Pac Man now says he'll submit to a blood test up to 14 days before the fight. Mayweather had previously said 14 days was the magic number, though some contend he has insisted all along that it be anytime right up to fight time, so we'll see how that goes. Here's a thought: 14 days before, immediately after. Make it happen, Boxing.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post takes a look at the awesome Tampa Bay Rays, owners of the best record in baseball, and figures that with it making no difference in their woeful attendance, that maybe it is time they leave St. Petersburg. Sherman lists Portland, Charlotte, San Antonio, Mexico City, Vancouver (!) and Connecticut as possibilities.
The Old Has Been has allegedly told a fellow player he is 100% certain that he'll "never put on pads again". Depends beg to differ, for a guy who has spent the last few years shitting the proverbial bed in the playoffs. Those are pads, right? Anyways, is there anyone anywhere, this clowns wife included, that believes a word he says? I won't until he's taken out to the glue factory.
The great gambling site Covers.com (so a warning for some of you reading at work) lists the five best sports conspiracy theories.
Which starting pitcher had an uglier week last week? Oakland A Ben Sheets (7 1/3 IP 19 hits 17 runs 5 HR) or Arizona Diamondback Edwin Jackson (6 1/3 IP 22 hits 18 runs 2 HR)?
How bad is the Kansas City Royals bullpen? Zack Greinke is winless in six starts but has an ERA of 2.27.
Not sure what is going on in the NHL playoffs this year with the too-many-men issues, but the count is now at 25, or 8 more than there were the entire playoffs last season. Maybe it is the education of the players coming to the forefront, not too many post-secondary guys out there.
Philadelphia Phillies fan enters the playing field, Philadelphia Phillies fan introduced to taser, Philadelphia Phillies fan goes down.
Check out this truck job by the Barrie Colts Darren Archibald in the OHL Championship on Windsor's goalie Phillip Grubauer. Of course, a brawl ensued and Archibald was suspended indefinitely, though I'm not sure he did anything against the rules. Oh, wait...the "code". Kudos to Grubauer for executing a brilliant dive, however. Between Daniel Carcillo last night, and Evgeni Nabakov on Sunday, seems more than a few hockey players are doing wonders for the idea that hockey players don't dive.