The Denver Post on Monday said a sportswriter was no longer an employee of the paper after he tweeted his discomfort with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend. The now-deleted tweet earned him plenty of backlash and perhaps cost him his job. “We apologize for the disrespectful and unacceptable tweet that was sent by one of our reporters,” the Post wrote in a statement Monday.
John Harbaugh stressed to his players the importance of Memorial Day. Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports John Harbaugh has strong feelings about Memorial Day. He sent his Baltimore Ravens players home to celebrate the national holiday with their friends and families. “I told the guys go home and enjoy your families,” Harbaugh said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “It may be the most important holiday of the year. Do we all enjoy getting in a car and driving where we want, doing what we want? Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The head coach has a strong sense of patriotism and has strongly supported the military in the past. He was part of a “NFL-USO coaches’ tour of the Middle East in 2009
The Pittsburgh Penguins went exactly 37 minutes without a shot on goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Jake Guentzel broke the drought. Guentzel’s shot at 16:43 of the third period gave the Penguins a 4-3 lead over the Nashville Predators, and eventually the win in Game 1 on Monday night.