Curry, Warriors set records
Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry closed out the regular season with 402 3-pointers, breaking last season’s self-record of 286. In a 125-104 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on April 13, Curry made 10 3-pointers, finishing with 46 points. Curry is the only player in NBA history to have four games with at least 10 3-pointers in a single season. In addition, the Warriors broke the single-season record for wins with 73, finishing first in the Western Conference. For more information, visit espn.go.com.
Phillies rookie pitcher suspended 80 games for PEDs
Major League Baseball said Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Daniel Stumpf, 25, tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing drug, and will sit out 80 games. Stumpf, who had appeared in three games for the Phillies this season, is the fifth player under suspension this year for violation of the league’s PED policy. For more information, visit espn.go.com.
MMA legalized in New York, first event to be at Madison Square Garden
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on April 14 that formally legalized MMA in New York nearly 20 years after the institution of a ban on the sport. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertita confirmed that the first event, UFC 205, since the 1997 ban will be on Nov. 12 at Madison Square Garden. A second event will occur before the end of the year, but the date and venue have not been set. The governor signed the bill after state assembly passed it in a sweeping 113-25 vote on March 22. For more information, visit sports.yahoo.com.
Wizards dismiss coach Randy Wittman
The Washington Wizards announced that the team will not renew head coach Randy Wittman’s contract following a dismal 41-41 season. The Wizards finished the 2015-2016 regular season 10th in the Eastern Conference, missing the postseason. Wittman went 178-199 since he became head coach in January 2012. For more information, visit sports.yahoo.com.