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The Mid-Morning Dump: Phoenix Rising

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The Suns are heading back to the Final for the first time since 1993!

CONGRATS DAVID Wrestler David Carr was named the Gary Thompson Male Athlete of the Year Award winner after a 20-0 national championship season. The sophomore was also the Big 12 Wrestler of the Year and an NCAA All-American.

TAKING SHAPE Iowa State announced its 2021-22 non-conference basketball schedule, featuring games against Iowa (duh), Missouri, and Oregon State.

IT’S BEEN A WHILE The Phoenix Suns beat the L.A. Clippers 130-103 in Game 6 to win the Western Conference Final and advance for a shot at the championship. It’s their first appearance since 1993, and while exciting, just make sure not to mutter the name John Paxson around any Suns fans.

STORM RISING The Tampa Bay Lightning took Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-1 yesterday, jumping out to a 2-0 series lead against Montreal.

HIGHER POWER The L.A. Angels used a seven-run ninth inning to beat the New York Yankees 11-8 last night. The Yankees had not lost when leading by four in the ninth since 2000 against the — wait for it — Angels.

BREAK THE CYCLE Washington National Shortstop Trea Turner hit his record-tying third career cycle yesterday, on his 28th birthday, no less.