Washington D.C.: Mystics Throw Up Big Team Effort
🎓🥎Softball: Unseeded JMU softball hope to take their historic WCWS run into the championship series with a win in today’s elimination game against No. 1 Oklahoma at 4 p.m. ET. The Dukes already upset the Sooners once, what’s one more? Time to and there.
🏀Mystics: Although the Mystics lost a close 96–93 battle to the Las Vegas Aces on Saturday, there were some positive takeaways: Myisha Hines-Allen delivered a and Ariel Atkins chipped in a career-high 29 points. Natasha Cloud — who dished out 11 assists — said it best: “We're a team that once this clicks, we're a ...” Energy.
- The Minnesota Lynx come to town tomorrow, although former Mystic Aerial Powers is out with a . Tip-off’s at 7 p.m. ET.
Philadelphia: Sixers Come Close but Lose to Hawks in Game One
🏀Sixers: Our hearts are still pounding from the final three minutes of yesterday’s Game 1. The squad came back from a 16-point deficit to nearly take the game, but the Hawks made some key shots to end it, winning .
- Even though it was a thrilling ending, the Sixers played terribly: they missed 11 free throws, gave up 19 turnovers, and made only 10 of 29 three-point attempts. The good news? It was so bad that the Sixers are unlikely to play again. It’s science.
- If the 76ers can clean it up and Hawks star Trae Young, they’ll take Game 2 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The victory marked the Phils’ third in four games and gave them the 2-1 series win. They’ll look to keep it going when they take on the Atlanta Braves tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET.
New York: Islanders Head into Tonight's Match Looking to Earn First Series Lead
🏀Nets: Even though the Nets took home a solid Game 1 win over the Bucks, fans aren’t getting too comfortable. The Bucks, led by All-Star (pronounced YA-niss ah-dedo-KOON-bo), struggled to score on Saturday, especially from the three-point arc, making only six of their 30 attempts. Yikes.
- The Bucks will likely in Game 2, while the Nets will be after he re-injured the hamstring he’s struggled with all season. It’s not clear if/when he’ll return, but he’s definitely sidelined for tonight’s 7:30 p.m. ET game.
🏒Islanders: The Islanders evened out their second-round series against the Boston Bruins with their on Saturday. After suffering a nasty from Bruins forward David Krejčí, Matt Barzal got his revenge by scoring the Isles’ . Satisfying.
- Tonight’s game is crucial as the teams return to Boston, where the Isles will look to earn their first lead of the series. Puck drops at 6:30 p.m. ET.
⚾️Yankees: To top off a week of Yankee drama, including speculation of Gerrit Cole’s potential use of , Giancarlo Stanton’s and , and Aaron Boone’s , the Boston Red Sox swept our pinstripes with yesterday's . Get your sh!t together, Yanks!
Chicago: Notre Dame Baseball Advance to NCAA Super Regional
🎓⚾️Notre Dame: For the first time since 2002, the Fighting Irish baseball team is heading to the NCAA Super Regional after beating Central Michigan 14–2 yesterday. Senior infielder Niko Kavadas captured an Irish record after smashing his of the season. Damn.
- Notre Dame’s bats are hot-hot-hot, and we can’t wait to see them continue against the winner of the which will be decided today. Go Irish, beat (insert team here)!
⚾️MLB: The White Sox the Detroit Tigers 3–0 yesterday to earn their third win of the four-game weekend series. The Sox were carried by their second inning and pitcher Dylan Cease’s scoreless . And also, Yermín Mercedes’ new .
- After suffering three losses at the hands of the San Francisco Giants, the Cubs won the final game in the teams’ series thanks to two home runs by Patrick Wisdom, the North Siders’ newest . We love having you in Wrigleyville, Pat.
Sports Quick Hits: June 7th, 2021
⛳️Golf: With a and a , we definitely thought the U.S. Women’s Open winner was going to be a ...but instead, it was Yuka Saso of the Philippines — at the ripe old age of 19 — who won it all in a three-hole , in tournament history. The kids are alright.
🎾Tennis: There go the greats. Serena Williams lost her fourth round match at the French Open yesterday, and Roger Federer, who just came back from a knee injury, after a grueling third round, four-set winner on Saturday. We weren’t ready for goodbyes.
- Some exciting names are still in it though: 17-year-old , and reigning champ Iga Swiatek (pronounced shvee-AH-tik), as well as legends Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, all play today. Check out the full schedule .
⚽️NWSL: The Orlando Pride celebrated the start of Pride Month by continuing their undefeated season yesterday, with a 1–1 draw against the Washington Spirit. The zero-to-hero Pride also continue to , after spending the last two seasons near the bottom. The whole league now gets and will return to the pitch June 19th.