MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Rays at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM)
MLB: Cubs at Cardinals, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA playoffs: Bulls at Cavaliers, 7 p.m. (TNT) NBA playoffs: Clippers at Rockets, 9:30 p.m. (TNT) NHL playoffs: Rangers at Capitals, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Hockey: IIHF World Championship, United States vs. Russia, 10 a.m. (NBCSN)
Soccer: Premier League, Arsenal at Hull City, 2:55 p.m. (NBCSN)
“The check’s got nine figures on it, baby,” Mayweather bragged Sunday, waving a $100 million check he received after improving to 48-0 with his unanimous decision. He is expected to earn as much as $80 million more after the pay-per-view revenue is tallied. The pay-per-view push was so strong Saturday night that the fight was delayed about 30 minutes so cable operators could process all the late orders.
Mayweather, who was booed heavily before, during and after the fight, has come under fire for his history of domestic abuse — he served two months in jail for a 2010 attack on the mother of his child — and his generally obnoxious behavior.
Mayweather showed gratitude toward the judges who awarded him a unanimous decision, acknowledging the crowd was against him despite the fight taking place in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas.
“I know the judges weren’t going by the crowd screaming,” he said. “The judges were going by shots landed.”
Mayweather was criticized for lacking aggression in Saturday’s bout and failing to entertain those who shelled out $100 to watch the fight on TV. Pacquiao’s camp accused Mayweather of running away and avoiding confrontation. The fans seemed to agree.
“It doesn’t matter who I fight,” Mayweather responded. “It’s just like when I fought Ricky Hatton and knocked out Ricky Hatton, they still booed me. So it’s what I’m used to.”
Woods has been visible supporting Vonn at her ski races, and Vonn likewise attended Woods’ golf matches, including an appearance at the Masters last month.
Wrote Vonn on Facebook: After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship. I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. I will always admire and respect Tiger. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.
Woods issued a similar statement on his website: Lindsey and I have mutually decided to stop dating. I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I’ll always cherish our time together. She has been amazing with Sam and Charlie and my entire family. Unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports. It’s difficult to spend time together.
With Concordia Knurow trailing 4-1 in the first half of its lower-league match against visiting Ruch Radzionkow, frustrated supporters of the home team threw fireworks, started fights and invaded the field.
Police fired rubber bullets at the fans in an effort to separate the fighting factions, and a 27-year-old man was struck on the neck. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, where the fans continued to riot, throwing rocks and incendiary devices.
“Molotov cocktails, stones and other things were thrown towards the officers,” police spokesman Andrzej Gaska said. “Fourteen officers were wounded during the incident and several aggressive people were detained.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On May 4, 1974, which Red Sox rookie tied a major league record when he made three errors in his first game?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “You throw one up and in and then 3-0, you come at me. I don’t really care what they’re trying to do over there but [just what] we’re trying to do, so I just took my base and let them know I didn’t appreciate it. I don’t need to get thrown out. I don’t need to miss any games. I realize my importance to my team. It didn’t hurt anyway. If it hurt … I didn’t even feel it. He’s just lucky I didn’t steal two bases off him.” – Jacoby Ellsbury, after getting hit by a pitch in Sunday’s game, as the Yankeescompleted a sweep of the Red Sox
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Kolten Wong drills a home run in the 14th inning to lift the Cardinals over the Pirates, completing a three-game sweep in which all the games were won in walkoff fashion.
In the top of the 13th inning of a scoreless game against the Diamondbacks, Dodgers pitcher J.P. Howell’s pitch bounces away, but he races home, takes the throw from catcher Yasmani Grandal and backhands a tag on baserunner Jordan Pacheco to prevent the go-ahead run and end the frame ‘¦
‘¦ and in the bottom of the inning, Grandal ends it with a home run to left-center field.
Brewers batter Jean Segura takes a pitch from Cubs reliever Pedro Strop right to the forehead but stays in the game.
Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer reaches up and steals a home run from Nationals batter Ryan Zimmerman.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Shortstop Rick Burleson
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Nick Ashford, who died in 2011, was born on this day in 1941.
John Sarianides of docsportstalk.com joins Chris to discuss the Patriots and the 2015 NFL draft
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Greg Dickerson and Chris Price break down the picks the Patriots made over the weekend, and take a phone call from WEEI's Mike Petraglia to learn what Coach Belichick had to say.
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In the richest fight in the history of boxing, Floyd Mayweather improved to 48-0 after beating Manny Pacquiao on points Saturday night.
Two ringside judges scored the fight 116-112, while the other ruled it 118-110.
Mayweather was able to use his superior reach for much of the fight to fend off the smaller Pacquiao, who ended up chasing his opponent for much of the fight.
“I take my hat off to Manny Pacquiao. I see now why he is at the pinnacle of boxing,” Mayweather told reporters. “I knew he was going to push me, win some rounds. I wasn’t being hit with a lot of shots until I sit in a pocket and he landed a lot of shots.”
It was disclosed after the decision that Pacquiao was participating in the fight with an injured right shoulder, which he damaged around March 11 (according to promoter Bob Arum). The Nevada boxing commissioners didn’t allow Pacquiao to take an anti-inflammatory shot prior to the fight.
“The ruling tonight affected the outcome of the fight,” Arum told the media.