Everyone knows what Ryan Getzlaf said during Game 4 of the Western Conference Final, to earn himself a $10,000 fine from the National Hockey League. Read his lips. Or, if you need a cheeky euphemism as your guide, think of a vacuum chasing a rooster.
The headlines, of course, will primarily be about the “humiliation” and “embarrassment” suffered by a 24-year-old woman who was choked out in a mixed martial arts fight by a 12-year-old girl. On Saturday at Deep Jewels 16 in Tokyo, a 12-year-old known as “Momo” was for some reason allowed to fight an adult, 24-year-old Momoko Yamazaki. Per Bleacher Report, Momo won the fight by rear naked choke.
With the draft lottery wrapped up, rumor season is in full effect. We’ll regularly round up the newest buzz going forward through the draft, free agency and beyond.The Magic and Hawks are still dealing with fluid front office situations, the Lakers and Celtics are starting to court Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz, and there’s a whole lot left to sort out as players continue to work out for teams and executives start to lock in on their courses for the off-season.You can find the latest news below. MOCK DRAFT: Projecting the first round post-lottery• The Atlanta Hawks plan to interview Chauncey Billups next week in Los Angeles for the team's general manager opening, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes.• Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap has opted out of his $21.4 million contract for next season, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. He averaged 18.1 points and 7.7 rebounds in the regular season.
The Nashville Predators have confirmed centre Ryan Johansen needed emergency surgery because of an acute compartment syndrome in his left thigh. General manager David Poile detailed Johansen's condition in a statement Sunday, two days after Nashville announced the top scorer's season had been ended by a thigh injury after Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.