On this Manic Monday, we’re heeding the advice of the Chicago Cubs’ Manager, "If you think you look hot, you wear it.” Although might we advise that you leave the tuxedo t-shirt at home after reading today’s update about the race at Talladega?
It’s not your best look,
The Last Night’s Game Team
MLB (Major League Baseball)
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Chicago Cubs’ Manager Joe Maddon’s motto for road trip attire is "If you think you look hot, you wear it." That motto was taken to heart as the first place Cubs showed off their fashion sense Sunday on their way to Pittsburgh. Check out the fashion show here.
NASCAR (National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing)
- Rubbin, son, is racin'. Brad Keselowski won the race at Talladega yesterday. The race was marred by crashes; 35 of the 40 cars in the race were involved in some type of crash.
NBA (National basketball Association)
- Next please. The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs. The two will face each other in the next round on Tuesday.
- Total domination. In the West, San Antonio Spurs smashed the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors creamed the Portland Trailblazers in the opening of their second round series.
NFL (NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE)
- Making history. Minnesota Vikings drafted German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth round of the draft. Boehringer started playing football after watching YouTube clips of Vikings’ star running back Adrian Peterson; now they’ll be on the same team. Boehringer is the first player drafted from Europe straight into the NFL.
- His mama thinks he’s important. On Sunday, Denver Broncos made Southern Mississippi cornerback Kalan Reed “Mr. Irrelevant.” The title is given to the last pick of the NFL draft.
- Curious how the draft panned out? You can browse all the draft picks here.
WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment)
That makes for a bad day. During the Sunday’s opening match of WWE’s Payback, wrestler Enzo Amore injured his neck and suffered a concussion when we was thrown out of the ring. The pay-per-view broadcast was halted as he was given medical treatment and taken to the hospital.
- The “Running Man Challenge” swept the nation, with dancers and non-dancers alike posting videos of themselves doing the running man to the song "My Boo” (1995). Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving showed them how it’s done. Hey if basketball doesn’t work out, those dancing skills could come in handy.
- Los Angeles Dodgers snapped their six game losing streak on Sunday with a 1-0 win over the San Diego Padres. It was a D.I.Y. kind of day for starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who threw a complete game shutout (i.e. the other team didn’t score a run) and drove in the game’s only run.
Los Angeles Lakers have hired Luke Walton, 36, as their next head coach. Walton played nine seasons for the Lakers, winning two championships. Walton served as interim head coach for the Golden State Warriors while head coach Steve Kerr recovered from back surgery. The team went 39-4 under Walton’s watch. Walton is also the son of NBA Hall of Famer, Bill Walton.