The Viral Roundup – Battle Royal Edition
Did You Hear?
Kansas City are just two wins away from their first World Series championship since 1985. The Royals, a +105 road underdog, enjoyed an excellent complete game performance from Johnny Cueto in a 7-1 thumping of the Mets. Cueto gave up only two hits over nine innings while his Mets counterpart Jacob deGrom was off the bump by the sixth. The Royals are up 2-0 in the Fall Classic and have racked up seven straight home playoff wins. The series shifts to New York for Game 3 on Friday night.
Did You See?
The Harlem Globetrotters know a thing or two about jawdropping plays and they’ve crammed a bumper crop of ‘em in a freshly released music video. Clocking in at a tidy two minutes and sixteen seconds, this must-see clip features playmaking flair meshed with a soundtrack performed by the cast of STOMP. Watch and be wowed by hitting play on the video below.
Did You Know?
- Oklahoma City’s bid to bounce back after a miserable 2014-15 campaign is off to a fantastic start. Russell Westbrook scored 33 and Kevin Durant provided 22 in a 112-106 OKC victory over San Antonio. The result gives new Thunder coach Billy Donovan the first NBA W of his career. Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points and collected eight rebounds in a losing cause. This marks the first season opener the Spurs have lost since 2008.
- The Toronto Raptors opened up their season with a comfortable 106-99 victory over Indiana. A -230 moneyline home favourite, the Raptors benefited from 20+ point outings from Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan and garnered 10 more rebounds than their opponents. Paul George scored 17 points and collected 12 rebounds for the Pacers who have lost their last five games against the Raps.
- Marc-Andre Fleury had a sterling night on Wednesday stopping 33 Capital shots in a 3-1 Penguins win. Pittsburgh, who came in as a +123 moneyline road underdog, enjoyed markers from Phil Kessel and Beau Bennett in the win. It wasn’t exactly Sid vs. Ovi on the scoresheet, but these two teams will clash four more times this season.
- Nick Diaz and the Nevada State Athletic Commission are currently in talks to reduce the major suspension handed down to the pot lovin’ pugilist. Diaz recieved a whopping five year suspension from the commission back in September when he tested positive for marijuana for the third time in the state. The welterweight has only fought three times since 2012 and has suffered two decision losses (to Carlos Condit and George St. Pierre) and picked up a no contest result after Anderson Silva tested positive for drostanolone and androsterone at UFC 183.
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