Stealing Their Thunder: After falling behind 3–1 in the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors completed a stunning (except not really) comeback over the weekend, surging past the Oklahoma City Thunder late in Game 6, 108–101, and then sealing the conference championship Monday night with a 96–88 victory in Game 7. Draymond Green and the Splash Brothers will face off against LeBron James, Kevin Love, and Kyrie Irving in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET.
Hear from Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson & Draymond Green following tonight's Game 7 win.
Posted by Golden State Warriors on Monday, May 30, 2016
Penguins Eat the Sharks: Pittsburgh edged San Jose, 3–2, in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night. The series continues in the Steel City on Wednesday for Game 2. [USA TODAY]
Cloudy With a Chance of Curveballs: Boston Red Sox pitcher utterly flummoxed the Orioles’ Chris Davis with a knuckleball so erratic that even his catcher lost it:
The Best of the Best: The last of the CrossFit Regional competitions have wrapped, and that means we finally have a good look at the top competitors heading into the 2016 CrossFit Games. Matt Fraser, last year’s runner-up, claimed the top spot in the men’s division, although defending champion Ben Smith is close behind in third. It’s a similar picture on the women’s side, as 2015 third-place competitor Sara Sigmundsdottir claimed the top spot ahead of fellow Icelandic competitor and former champ Annie Thorisdottir (in second) and defending champ Katrin Davidsdottir (in seventh). [FloElite]
What a Pain the Ass: If you sit around all the time at your job and you occasionally skip leg day, you could be at risk for the dreaded “dormant butt syndrome,” a product of weak glutes, hamstrings, hips, and lower back muscles. The cure? Some good old-fashioned deadlifts. [NPR]
Man on a Mission: Here’s a first look at Dwayne Johnson’s character, Luke Hobbs, in the upcoming Fast 8.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: #HOBBS #F8 When you strip a man of all he has. All that's important to him. You force him to return to his roots.. and sometimes that's a very dangerous and twisted place. If I was going to return for another FAST & FURIOUS I wanted to come in and disrupt the franchise in a cool way that got fans fired up and their blood pumping to see a new version of Hobbs and his "Daddy's gotta go to work" mentality and set the table in a cool way for where the character goes in the future. Maybe it's a spinoff movie. Maybe it's more #FF movies. Or hell maybe Hobbs just gets on his motorcycle and rides off into the sunset never to be seen again. Either way, I've had a solid first week of shooting, good to be back with the ohana, good to work again w/ my bud and director F. Gary Gray and our home studio of UNIVERSAL, as always have been the best partners to me and my #SevenBucksProds team. Most importantly… you guys around the world will really dig this new version of the role, 'cause as we always say, disrupters dent the universe. #Hobbs #TwistedRoots #1Disrupter #1Savage #F8
Cheetah Speed: Zookeepers at the Cincinnati Zoo strapped a GoPro to the back of Savanna, one of their resident cheetahs, and the result is pretty damn cool:
This amazing video shows you a never seen before perspective of a cheetah running at top speed! Shot with a GoPro on our cheetah's back, we believe it's the first of it's kind!
Posted by Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on Thursday, May 26, 2016