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May 21st, 2019

A night I will treasure, receiving the Sports Emmy Lifetime Achievement award. Thanks to my loving family, my second family at ESPN. I also want to thank so many special people, a la the late Scotty Connal and Jim Simpson for getting me started, Bob Ley in helping me in the studio and the Montag group for representing me.

It was quite an honor when you think about some of the prior winners. Joining the likes of Jim McKay, Curt Gowdy, Howard Cosell, Vin Scully, Brent Musberger and many others is special.
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May 19th, 2019

Well we now know where Zion Williamson is heading.
The Knicks, Suns, Cavaliers and Bulls were left disappointed.
Congrats to David Griffin, Alvin Gentry and the Pelicans. Now the big question is, will Zion and Anthony Davis team up?
Davis said he still wants to be traded. New Orleans fans can dream about the dynamic duo.
Brooks Koepka dominated and then hung on to win his fourth major in 23 months. He is putting up a Tiger Woods-type resume!
I also want to thanks the fans in Lubbock (TeamLukeHopeForMinds) and Ann Arbor (ChadTough) who came out to support two great charities last week.
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May 12th, 2019

Sarasota was the sports capital of the world on Friday night. The Dickie V gala raised millions of dollars for cancer research.

It was a a great night at the Gala. We raised over $4.3 million for kids battling cancer. Reaching our goal was an incredible feeling, and it is a year-long project. The event is top-shelf at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, and the grant money raised has made a big difference.

Each year I present the All-Courageous team, and you see the Dollars paying off, saving young lives. Over 14 years, we have totaled just under $30 million.

Thanks to our special honorees, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, former Alabama coach Avery Johnson and ESPN’s Chris Fowler. Also receiving the John Saunders courage awards were Lee Corson and Holly Rowe. A social grant was given in the name of courageous Purdue student Tyler Trent, who died of bone cancer in January.

Thanks to all of the guests in attendance. Over 77 celebrities came on their own dime to support the cause. This was a night I will always treasure.

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May 7th 2019

The Kentucky Derby ended in so much controversy.

Maximum Security crossed the line first. Then two jockeys protested the race. Twenty minutes later, 65-1 shot Country House was awarded the Derby win.

It was one of the biggest upsets in the races history.

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April 29th, 2019

The NFL draft, the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, baseball…a great sports weekend.

Kyler Murray went first overall to the Cardinals, not a surprise. Dwayne Haskins going 15th to the Redskins was a bit shocking.

The Warriors and Celtics were impressive Sunday, going out to 1-0 leads.

Carolina is a surprising 2-0 leader over the Islanders in their series.

The Rays saw Tyler Glasnow move to 5-0 with a win over the Red Sox.

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Quote of the Week

"I feel Juwan Howard would be solid choice for Michigan head coach."

-Dick Vitale