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The Viral Roundup – Cleveland Knocked Edition

The Viral Roundup – Cleveland Knocked Edition

Howdy! Welcome to our regular Tuesday go-around of The Viral Roundup. We’re your daily one-stop shop for all the big news, big buzz and big developments headlining a new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: The Royals notch a victory in Cleveland, Miami sheds some cap space via a deal with the Celtics and the New York Rangers lock up a piece of their future.

Did You Hear?

The Kansas City Royals now hold a whopping 8 game lead in the AL Central and look as mighty as ever. The GB cushion was bulked up on Monday night with a 9-4 road thumping of the Cleveland Indians. Edinson Volquez had an alright six inning outing for KC with Joe Blanton providing three innings of relief. Eric Hosmer and Omar Infante both notched homers for the Royals, while Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor both smacked jacks in a losing cause. Game 2 of the three game set goes down tonight in Ohio.

Did You See?

Who doesn’t love a goofy minor league baseball costume race? They’re fun, they’re ridiculous, they’re free, it’s a nice little add-in to the ballpark experience. Oh, also things can spiral out of control pretty quickly. Check out this hilarious slice of video from an “appliance race” that recently went down at a West Michigan Whitecaps game

Did You Know?

- The Miami Heat have made a deal to free some additional cap space. The club have dealt guard Zoran Dragic and a 2020 second round draft pick to Boston in exchange for a what’s being dubbed as a heavily protected second round pick. The Heat are sending some cash over to pay for a chunk of Dragic’s salary, but deal has the potential to save the team $6 million. Miami is considered a 40/1 shot to win the NBA title in 2016.

- The Cleveland Cavaliers (a 3/1 favourite to win it next summer) have re-signed Matthew Dellavedova to a one-year deal. The Australian guard averaged over 30 minutes of play per game in the NBA Finals for an injury-depleted Cavs squad.

- Derek Stepan will be a Broadway Blueshirt into the 2020s. The restricted free agent forward has signed a new six year deal with the New York Rangers worth $6.5 million a season. Stepan scored 55 points in 68 regular season games last year, with 11 points in 19 games his tally in the playoffs. The Rangers are listed with 21/2 odds when it comes to their chances of winning the Stanley Cup next year.

- Boston will no longer be seeking to host the Summer Olympics. The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn the city as America’s go-to bidding option and it’s expected Los Angeles will take over that spot if the U.S. decides to pursue a 2024 bid.

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