Son of Steelers founder passes away
Daniel Rooney, chairman and co-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, passed away on April 13. He was the son of founder, Art Rooney. According to Bleacher Report, Rooney was involved in the organization since 1960 and has been a part-owner since his father’s death in 1988. Daniel Rooney was 84. “Few men have contributed as much to the National Football League as Dan Rooney,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
No playoffs for the Miami Heat
The Miami Heat have been eliminated from the playoffs. According to ESPN, despite a win on April 12, the Heat were knocked out of playoff contention. To reach the playoffs, the Miami Heat needed the Indiana Pacers and the Chicago Bulls to both lose. Neither did. “I don’t know if I’ve ever wanted something more for a team,” said head coach Erik Spoelstra.
Cubbies receive championship rings
After a long-awaited championship, 108 years to be exact, the Chicago Cubs received their championship rings at Wrigley Field on April 12. According to the team, everyone associated with the organization received rings and pins. The organization gave out a total of 1,908 rings, signifying the last time they won a World Series. “Never seen anything like it,” said shortstop Addison Russell.
NHL playoffs begin
The NHL playoffs began last week. Last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup. The Penguins made their playoffs debut in a 3-0 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 12. Also skating in the playoffs are the Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators vs. Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals vs. Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers.