It is now time to shine the spotlight brightly on the world of Sports on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015. Let’s get into the highlights of the day that you’ll want to make sure you’ll want to watch live or at the very least set your DVR’s or Sports Update Apps
1) All Hail King Russell– Yesterday evening it was announced that the Cubs plan on calling up uber prospect Addison Russell to immediately become the clubs everyday second baseman. If it wasn’t clear before that the Cubs are ready to contend, this should be that indication. Addison Russell now joins Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and fellow prospects Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler to make up an impressive roster which is more than the Cubs could’ve said it about the last decade. Russell came over in the Jeff Samardzija trade to Oakland last year and immediately created excitement for the future throughout the city of Chicago. This is a debut baseball won’t want to miss.
2) Passing of The Torch?- Tonight is game two in the best of seven series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets and if Saturday night was any indication, this series could be halfway over before tonight. Over the past 15 years if there has been one constant in the NBA, other than the San Antonio Spurs, it’s been the Dallas Mavericks. Unfortunately for the Mavs, on Saturday it really looks like time has caught up to the them as they were outplayed at every phase of the game by the younger Houston Rockets, Tonight will determine if the Mavericks can lean on their veterans, they’ll likely be without their best young player Chandler Parsons, or if they’ll back home looking for answers
3) YES! YES! YES!- The Washington Capitols have one of the best players in all of hockey in Alexander Ovechkin and one of the premier goaltenders in the league in Braden Holtby. That said, this series has been all about the New York Islanders, who limped into the layoffs in their own right. The Islanders are a game two epic collapse away from having a chance to close out the series at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight. Led by great inspired play by goaltender Jaroslav Halak, unprecedented defense by Johnny Boychuk and the leadership of John Tavares, the Islanders look ready to take a commanding 3-1 lead over the Caps and ready themselves for a date with the Rangers.
That’s going to do it for today. Feel free to drop a line and let me know what you think are the biggest sports stories of the day. Also be sure to take a look at our Spotlight Sports Pick of the Day if you’re someone who likes to make their sports a little more interesting.