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May 31, 2021

The Tampa Bay Rays remained on fire, winning 15 of their last 16 games. The Yankees, on the other hand, slipped as they were swept by the Tigers.
The NBA playoffs continued. The Bucks swept the Heat. The Sixers dominated the Wizards. The Nets took a 3-1 lead over Boston. The Lakers and Suns were knotted at 2-2.
Helio Castroneves earned his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500. He is 46 years old, adding to Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady proving older athletes can win.
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May 24, 2021

Congratulations to Phil Mickelson, who at age 50 became the oldest golfer to win a major. He won the PGA Championship by two strokes, his sixth career major championship. He edged Brooks Kopeka and Looie Oosthuizen to win the title.
The Tampa Bay Rays remained on fire, extending its win streak to 10 straight. The San Diego Padres also remained hot, winning its ninth in a row.
The NBA playoffs started. The Mavericks upset the Clippers in game one, while the Blazers upset the Nuggets. The Lakers lost to the Suns in game one as well.
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May 17, 2021

It was a big weekend for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2020 class was finally inducted with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan leading the class. The 2021 class was also announced as Villanova’s Jay Wright, Howard Garfinkel, Paul Pierce, Chris Bosh, Ben Wallace and Chris Webber made it to the Hall.

The NBA playoffs are set with the LakersWarriors play-in game drawing attention. Stephen Curry won the NBA scoring title and now he goes against LeBron.

The NHL playoffs started and the first three games went overtime.

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May 10, 2021

We were so excited about our ANNUAL GALA to benefit THE V FOUNDATION at the beautiful RITZ CARLTON in Sarasota! The event raised over $6.5 million in cancer research. The honorees did a great job with their speeches. You can still help raise more in the fight against the dreaded disease: Donate at http://V.org/vitalegala #awesomebaby

We need to do more to help kids. Next year, we will honor Baylor coach Scott Drew, tennis legend Chris Evert, ESPN’s Rodney Gilmore and more.

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May 3, 2021

The NFL Draft provided a lot of excitement.

Trevor Lawrence of Clemson was the top pick, going to Jacksonville. Five quarterbacks went in the top 15. The Niners revealed their love of Trey Lance and picked him third. The Bears were aggressive in trading up to choose Ohio State’s Justin Fields. The Patriots saw Alabama’s Mac Jones fall t them at 15.

I liked the Steelers adding Alabama running back Najeh Harris. I was also impressed by the Dolphins, Jets and Chargers picks. Overall the Tide matched a record with six players taken in round one.

Congrats to Bob Baffert on his record-breaking seventh Kentucky Derby win.

I’m excited as my Dickie V gala is Friday. We will raise money for the V Foundation for cancer research. 

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“A tip of the hat to the Jaguars. Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence got their first NFL wins."

-Dick Vitale