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DURSDAYS BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Toronto, Minnesota, 1 pm. (MLB Network)
MLB: LA Dodgers at Milwaukee, 8 PM (MLB Network)
MLB: Seattle at LA Angels, 11 O'clock. (MLB Network)
NBA: Philadelphia in Brooklyn, 8 pm. (TNT)
NBA: Denver in San Antonio, 9pm. (NBATV)
NBA: Golden State at LA Clippers, 1
NHL: St. Louis at Winnipeg, 8:30 pm (USA)
NHL: Vegas in San Jose, 22:00 (NBCSN)
ABOUT THE WEB:
– The riddle of the Lombardi Trophy dent is solved.
It was, of course, Rob Gronkowski who caused the crater in one of the Patriots' Super Bowl trophies while he and other members of the team were in Fenway Park last week for the Red Sox opener.
Gronkowski's teammates explained what had happened in an oral history of the incident that the Patriots shared on Wednesday.
. @RobGronkowski left a trace in this organization.
And on the sixth Lombardi. pic.twitter.com/t5IVTyCXcA
– New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 17, 2019
When Julian Edelman threw a warm-up warm-up before throwing one of Gronkowski's solemn first pitches -Pitches When the thug spiked with the trophy against Bunt.
And the baseball won.
@ tonymorris1212 You should not be upset too much about the Sox, but your young Gronk has dented the Lombardi trophy by swinging it like a baseball bat pic.twitter.com/4uFy7e24Rp  – Chad Gravat (@chad_gravy) April 18, 2019
As Jason McCourty said about the brand the retiree had left. It's "Gronk's Farewell Gift."
– The Maple Leafs lost to the Bruins in Game 3 on Wednesday night, and the fans accuse Drake.
The "Drake Curse" met his hometown Toronto team when he showed up at the game and brought the bad luck to Leaf.
The #DrakeCurse IS REAL! McGregor lost to Khabib with Drake at his side, the Italian football club AS Roma loses after the players began to photograph with Drake, and FINALLY the hands lose in Game 4 against the Bruins, while DRAKE WATCHING AND CHEERING FOR THE LEAVES! pic.twitter.com/fGDmfmdHoq
– Toronto Maple Leafs (2-2) (@TheLeafsSeason) April 18, 2019
– Maggie Pearce (@ chicalatina88) April 18, 2019
– leafs2dacup (@ leafs2dacup) April 18, 2019
NOOOOOO! Drake is wearing a LEAFS JERSEY!
– Lukas Weese (@Weesesports) 17 April 2019
The rapper will probably not be invited to play for a long time.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "(Irving) is a hardcover. If he breaks you down and you are forced to help, he finds people in the vicinity and (in) transition and they hurt us with three. – Ners McMillan, coach of Pacers, on Kyrie Irving