(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in the TEN)
1. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer submits highest bid of $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers and agrees to with the Sterlings to buy the team.
2. The San Antonio Spurs return home in Game 5 and rout the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-89. Tim Duncan led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
3. The New York Rangers win Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals against the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1994. They will face the winner of the series between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks.
4. Stephen Curry says he wanted Mark Jackson to remain the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, but the team “made the decision otherwise.” He then said the hiring of Steve Kerr to fill Jackson’s vacancy was “kind of a shock.”
5. On this day in 1935, Babe Ruth played in the final game of his baseball career. He was on the Boston Braves at the time.
6. Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hits two home runs to tie Mickey Mantle’s record of most home runs hit in the month of May at 16. Encarnacion has two more games to break Mantle’s record.
7. Happy birthday to hall-of-fame Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers, who turns 71 today.
8. Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson and center Roy Hibbert are fined $10,000 and $5,000 respectively for flopping in Game 5 of the Easttern Conference Finals.
9. On this day in 1982, Cal Ripken Jr. began his memorable streak of 2,623 consecutive games.
10. The Washington Redskins asked fans through an email to tweet at Senator Harry Reid support of the team name. The #RedskinsPride effort failed miserably.