May 29

Super Bowl champion Eagles to visit White House on June 5, report says

The Eagles received an invitation last month to visit the White House after winning Super Bowl 52, and it appears the team has accepted the offer.

According to 6ABC, the Eagles will celebrate their Super Bowl victory at the White House on June 5.

One reason Boston’s guards had issues making plays in traffic: There was a lot of traffic. Boston played big for much of Game 3, with either Aron Baynes, Greg Monroe, or Guerschon Yabusele alongside Horford (Yabusele somewhat inexplicably so). Horford and Baynes logged 12 minutes together in Game 3, their highest figure in the series. Boston is minus-3 in 28 minutes those two have shared the floor against Cleveland, and minus-24 in 150 such minutes over the postseason, per NBA.com. Kevin Love, guarding those centers, did a nice job contesting shots at the rim.

Boston has been much better with Horford at center. Brad Stevens doesn’t have a ton of options. With Shane Larkin injured, Boston is down to five trust-him-every-game perimeter-ish players around Horford: Rozier, Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Morris. Even Mike D’Antoni (probably) wouldn’t play just a six-man rotation. The centers have to play some. (This depth issue may work toward Stevens starting Baynes despite all those numbers.

In addition, the Steelers get the Patriots at home in a rematch of last year’s controversial finish at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh also faces the AFC West and NFC South. Le’veon Bell’s contract status might become a more urgent talking point once the dates on the Steelers’ tough schedule draw closer.

Toughest tests: You know the drill by now. There will be a lot on the line in the Steelers’ home game against the Patriots, and Pittsburgh has lost the last five meetings to New England since 2013. Last year’s controversial finish aside, this has been the toughest test for most of the decade. A trip to New Orleans will be a battle of Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees, and a trip to the Black Hole to face Jon Gruden and the Raiders could rekindle that classic rivalry.
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