#SPORTS! Ducks and Predators go to overtime, Conor McGregor applied for a professional boxing license, Triple Crown continues with Preakness this weekend AND MORE!
More NHL overtime last night as the Ducks and Predators were all tied up at 2 after the 3rd period in Nashville. A goal from the Predators with 34 seconds left tied things up. And then in overtime, a dump towards the net took a weird deflection and ended up past Pekka Rinne. That series is now tied at 2 games apiece and Game 5 will be in Anaheim on Saturday night. The Penguins and Senators play game 4 of their series tonight. Ottawa leads that series 2 games to 1.
The Cardinals are at Busch tonight to take on the Giants after dropping two in a row to the Boston Red Sox. Michael Wacha gets the first pitch start. Game time is scheduled for 7:15PM.
Earlier this week…Blues Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar thought that former Cardinal and current Atlanta Brave pitcher Jason Motte quick pitched him in the seventh inning leading to a strike out. Pillar was pissed. As he tossed some of his equipment, he was seen jawing at Motte. At one point, it is believed that Pillar used a homophobic slur. Rumor has it that he said something that rhymes with “bag” or “bag it.” And yesterday, Pillar put out an apology. He said he reached out to Motte personally and he apologized to the fans and the Blue Jays saying that he felt embarrassed and let emotions get the best of him. The MLB is looking into it….and the Blue Jays have decided to suspend Pillar for two games.
Historically heavy rainfall in Los Angeles has delayed the highly anticipated, $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood, California, by a year. The new facility, to be shared by the Rams and Chargers, will now open in 2020 instead of 2019, the teams said Thursday. In the meantime, the Rams will play at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for an additional year and the Chargers will have one more season at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
UFC star Conor McGregor has applied for a professional boxing license in the state of Nevada. Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett confirmed to ESPN.com that McGregor had submitted his application on Thursday, following multiple reports. The news comes one day after McGregor, 28, confirmed he had agreed to terms with the UFC for a potential boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
And finally…the 2017 Preakness takes place this weekend. Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has top odds coming in at 4/5. He’s followed by Classic Empire, Lookin’ At Lee, and Cloud Computing. The second race of the Triple Crown will happen on Saturday