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The Friday 5: May 27th

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Colin Kaepernick

The Las Vegas Raiders brought quarterback Colin Kaepernick in for a workout earlier this week, and reports say that it went well. The 34-year-old Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, which is the year he began protesting racial inequality by kneeling during the national anthem. 

Though ESPN is reporting that a signing doesn’t look imminent, should Kaepernick join the Raiders, he would be competing with Jarrett Stidham and Nick Mullens to be Derek Carr’s backup. 

Earlier this spring, Jim Harbaugh invited Kaepernick to throw for NFL scouts at halftime of Michigan’s spring game. Harbaugh coached the QB when he was with the San Francisco 49ers.


Golden State Warriors

The Western Conference Champions have been crowned, as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 120-110, in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals advance to the NBA Finals. 

Steph Curry, who was the inaugural Magic Johnson Western Conference finals MVP, averaged 23.8 points, 7.4 assists, 6.6 rebounds and had a 43.9% from the 3-point range in the series. MVP
sounds right.

This will be the Warriors sixth Finals’ trip in eight years and first since 2019. The NBA Finals begin next Thursday, June 2, and the Warriors will take on either the Miami Heat or the Boston Celtics. 


Eastern Conference Finals

The Boston Celtics will take a 3-2 series lead home to TD Garden Friday night for Game 6 against the Miami Heat. 

Between Jimmy Butler’s right knee inflammation, Kyle Lowry’s hamstring injury, and Tyler Herro’s groin injury that’s kept him out of the last two games, Miami is struggling on the health front. Boston won Game 5, 93-80, and looked the part of conference champs.

Game 6 tips off at 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT on ESPN. 

The winner of the series will take on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.


David Njoku and the Cleveland Browns

Tight end David Njoku is staying in Cleveland for a while. Per reports, Njoku and the Browns have agreed to a new four-year deal worth $56.75 million, with $28 million guaranteed.

Earlier in the offseason, Cleveland placed the franchise tag on Njoku, which gave them until July 15 to reach a long-term deal. The tight end had 36 receptions for 475 yards and four touchdowns last season.


NHL Playoffs

West Round 2:

The Colorado Avalanche take a 3-2 series lead to St. Louis, where they’ll take on the Blues in Game 6 on Friday night at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on TNT. Game 7 will be Sunday if necessary.

East Round 2:

The Carolina Hurricanes will be in the Big Apple on Saturday to take on the New York Rangers. Carolina has a 3-2 series lead over New York. The puck will drop on Game 6 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on ESPN.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.