First-year Angels owner Arturo Moreno is doing a great job attracting new fans. He lowered ticket prices and beer prices and just added an SAP button to the Jumbotron.
LAKERS AND T-WOLVES TIED 1-1 IN WESTERN FINALS
Tough start for Kevin Garnett. He lost home arsenal advantage.
Shaquille O'Neal made 9 of 11 from the line in Game 1 after Phil Jackson gave him an article about an 80-year-old man who made more than 3,000 consecutive free throws. An 80-year-old free-throw-shooting expert? What was his name, Rick Barium?
CHARLES BARKLEY TURNS DOWN OVERTURES FROM MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
What a relief. With him and John Madden yakking in the same booth, ABC would have had to change Hank Williams Jr.'s lyrics to "Are you ready for Al Michaels to recap the last six plays?"
Barkley has an exclusive contract with TNT. What does that mean? He can only be weighed by Ernie Johnson?
NBC SIGNS TWO-YEAR DEAL TO BROADCAST NHL
Pretty interesting premise. Every week Donald Trump locks out another team.
The Peacock will air regular-season NHL games for the first time in 29 years. (They've hushed this up, but NBC lost the rights in 1975 after its animated mascot, Peter Puck, appeared in the low-" budget porno film Third Man In.)