What Did I Miss?

A recap of yesterday's sporting news

President of Basketball Operations for the Philadelphia 76ers, Bryan Colangelo. Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke.

Without any NHL or NBA Playoffs going on last night, it should have been a calm, quiet night, right? Wrong. The biggest story of the night comes out of Philadelphia, where 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo has reportedly been using anonymous Twitter accounts to talk trash about current and former 76ers players.

The story, first reported by The Ringer, which you can read in full here, provides a litany of evidence suggesting Colangelo has been talking himself up, while attempting to tear down his players and current/former Philadelphia staff. When the story broke last night, 76ers big man Joel Embiid, who always seems to have something to say, took to Twitter to express his thoughts.

Here are a few examples of that burner account allegedly used by Colangelo, ripping former 76ers GM Sam Hinkie, and praising himself for all of their success.

Embiid later tweeted that Colangelo had called him personally to deny the story. It certainly doesn’t make much sense, why somebody so high up in a well-respected organization would risk their career for a couple of bad tweets. Embiid says he believes Colangelo and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that other league executives are siding with Colangelo as well.

Whatever is going on, we should be getting to the bottom of it shortly. So much for an off-night in the NBA.

Looking over at Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds have lost again, this time 5-2 at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Reds scored a run in the first inning on a Scooter Gennett ground-out, but entered the 6th inning trailing 5-1. The Diamondbacks only managed 4 hits on the night, but still managed to score 5 runs. The Reds are now 19-37 on the season.

The Cleveland Indians got the job done over the Chicago White Sox by a score of 7-3. The Indians had an offensive explosion with 15 hits, including 6 of the 9 starters having multiple hits. The Indians are now 28-25 on the year and have won four straight games.

The Top Play of the Day comes from the Yankees-Astros game. The Yankees hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and send it into extra innings. In the top of the 10th, Aroldis Chapman threw a wild pitch, and Houston’s Tony Kemp looked to steal third base. Gary Sanchez had other ideas, and an assist from a great bounce off the backstop.

In tonight’s action, we get Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final, the Vegas Golden Knights look to take a 2-0 series lead over the Washington Capitals. The puck will drop in Vegas just after 8:00pm. The Reds and Indians both wrap up their respective series with the Diamondbacks and White Sox today.