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Bayhawks win fourth MLL Championship

Bayhawks win fourth MLL Championship

Behind a six point, two goal outing by Ben Hunt the Cheseapeak Bayhawks routed the Denver Outlaws, 16-6, as they captured their fourth championship.

Goalkeeper Kip Turner recorded 12 saves to anchor another suffocating defensive effort as Chesapeake held Denver to its lowest goal output of the season.

Chesapeake dominated possession out shooting the Outlaws 55-38. Theyve now secured their second MLL crown in the past three years.

Going into today, I was very confident that we were going to play a great game. This is the first team Ive ever coached that we didnt need to trick anyone to win. We had great talent, great character and great chemistry. All we had to do was execute and we would win, Chesapeake head coach Dave Cottle said. Coming into the tournament, I thought we had the best team on paper and we proved that on the field this weekend. Im really proud of the players for putting together two great performances on back-to-back days.

Attackman Ben Rubeor was named Most Valuable Player of MLL Championship Weekend after scoring eight goals in two games.

Its incredible to win the championship two out of three years. That is a great testament to everyone involved with our organization, Chesapeake owner Brendan Kelly said. This is what happens when you have quality people who commit to each other and commit to a goal. Im really happy for Dave Cottle because hes one of the greatest coaches in lacrosse history. Im thrilled that he got to taste a championship.

4.26.18: Rick Horrow sits down with Jeff Conroy, Chairman and Co-founder of Embody

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4.26.18: Rick Horrow sits down with Jeff Conroy, Chairman and Co-founder of Embody

Rick Horrow The Sports Professor sits down for an exclusive interview with Jeff Conroy. He breaks down the business of the NFL Draft and more from the $1 trillion-dollar business of sports in this week's 'Beyond The Scoreboard' with Rick Horrow.

By Rick Horrow

Podcast editor: Tanner Simkins

Guest info: Jeff Conry - Chairman / Co-founder, Embody. Embody is a medical company developing regenerative medical devices for the repair of tendon and ligament injuries, specifically the achilles tendon and rotator cuff tendon.

Listen to the full podcast here.

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Blazers' C.J. McCollum has a theory on DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Wizards to reunite with John Wall

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Blazers' C.J. McCollum has a theory on DeMarcus Cousins signing with the Wizards to reunite with John Wall

Blazers guard C.J. McCollum has a theory that may sound familiar to Wizards fans. The star shooting guard now hosts a podcast and said on his most recent episode that he could see DeMarcus Cousins teaming up with John Wall in Washington.

McCollum's Blazers happened to lose in the first round to Cousins' Pelicans, though Cousins did not play in the series due to injury. Now, McCollum has offered thoughts on his future.

Here is what McCollum said about Cousins potentially going to Washington on his Pull Up podcast, as transcribed by SLAM Magazine:

"No slight against the homie. I think he’s a very, very good player. But you just have to look at the team roster and try to figure out what’s best for that roster moving forward...

“I think team success, playoff success, factors in to decision-making with personnel moving forward. Obviously, Jrue Holiday, Rondo, AD will have input on what they decide to do going forward. So that’s something to keep an eye out on in the free agency.

“And if that is the case, Boogie would jump out in to the market as a free agent and be a very hot commodity, and could potentially team up with the Washington Wizards.

“You heard it here first. You heard that here first. You know that Kentucky connection, man. I could see that happening. That’s just something to think about going forward.”

The funny part of those quotes is that McCollum said "you heard it here first." Wizards fans, of course, have been banging that drum since, oh, 2010 when the two were drafted.

As it has often been throughout the last eight years, a reunion of Wall and Cousins is unlikely. Yes, Cousins is expected to hit free agency, but the Wizards currently do not have the money to sign him. They are in the luxury tax and would have to move some big contracts to make room.

Cousins is also coming off a torn Achilles injury. That creates major questions about his future and how much money teams will offer him. 

If healthy, Cousins would fit nicely with the Wizards who will need to get younger at the center position at some point. It just doesn't seem like a good bet given all the factors in play. 

You can listen to McCollum's full podcast here.

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