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In The Loop: Steph Curry surprise for COVID-19 nurse, Milan Lucic son future NHL star

In The Loop: Steph Curry surprise for COVID-19 nurse, Milan Lucic son future NHL star

We are keeping you in the loop with everything trending on social media in the sports world on Thursday.

First up, after finding out that a nurse in Oakland on the front lines helping fight the COVID-19 coronavirus was wearing a Steph Curry jersey under her scrubs, Steph surprised her and her entire crew with a FaceTime call.

 

Next up, Milan Lucic, the big winger for the Calgary Flames, has a star in the making on his hands. His little one is turning heads. Check out his one-timer and how he clears the zone. His dad might be a true power forward, but he's definitely a true defenseman in the making!

 

 

Lastly, former NHL player Jeremy Roenick shared his #AtHomeAllStar challenge on Twitter complete with just about every activity you can think of. Although, just when you thought he would cannonball into his pool, he has a surprise ending that is very relatable right now.

 

Wizards participate in voluntary workouts, Brooks Koepka has competition

Wizards participate in voluntary workouts, Brooks Koepka has competition

First up in our look around the sports world, while following guidelines set by the NBA the Washington Wizards are back at the MedStar Performance Center participating in voluntary workouts, gearing up for the restart of the NBA season.

Next up, just when you thought you were going to hit a walk-off homer against your family, your big brother absolutely robs you from the moment! That’s exactly what happened to this little sister, she was so close!

Finally, meet 5-year-old Preston, in a pair of Jordan 5s he drove this golf ball into next week! Brooks Koepka took notice and liked the post on Instagram but he better watch out, Preston's coming for his job.

Former boxing champ Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral

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Former boxing champ Floyd Mayweather to pay for George Floyd's funeral

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer.

Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. He will handle costs for the funeral on June 9 in Floyd’s hometown of Houston, as well as other expenses.

Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe. His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.

TMZ originally reported Mayweather’s offer, and said he will also pay for services in Minnesota and North Carolina.

“He’ll probably get mad at me for saying that, but yes, he is definitely paying for the funeral,” Ellerbe told ESPN.com on Monday.

Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas, has not met the Floyd family.

Mayweather, who retired undefeated after 50 fights, winning five division titles, also paid for the funeral of an opponent. Mayweather won his first world championship when he stopped Genaro Hernandez for the WBC super featherweight title in 1998. Hernandez died 13 years later of cancer, and Mayweather handled funeral expenses.

Mayweather is considered one of the best boxers of his generation. Among the champion boxers he defeated before retiring in 2017, are Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez, Oscar de la Hoya and Miguel Cotto.