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#PlaybyPlay: Caps Win the #StanleyCup, Nadal vs. Thiem and Halep vs. Stephens in French Open Final, and #Trump "not going to invite" #NBA Champions

Stocks discussed: (NasdaqGS: $LULU) (NasdaqGS: $ZUMZ)

Play by Play - the latest sports headlines and sports stock news

 

Point Roberts, WA and Delta, BC - June 8, 2018 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in investor news and research issues today's edition of Play by Play covering what's new in sports headlines and recent news from publicly traded companies in the sector.

Play by Play - the latest sports headlines and sports stock news

Caps Win the Stanley Cup, Nadal vs. Thiem and Halep vs. Stephens in French Open Final, and Trump "not going to invite" NBA Champions

The Washington Capitals won their first Stanley Cup last night after a hard fought 4-3 victory over the Las Vegas Golden Knights last night. Lars Pelly scored the game-winning goal midway through the third period. The Capitals' Alex Ovechkin is the first Russian-born captain to win the Cup. It was his 13th season with the team, and 10th time in the playoffs. Ovechkin was visibly ecstatic as he hoisted the cup, and was also awarded the Conn Smythe trophy as MVP of the playoffs. NHL.com quotes Ovechkin:

"I can't explain what I feel," Ovechkin said. "It's unbelievable."

Vegas coach Gerard Gallant admitted that though his Golden Knights gave a strong effort, the Capitals earned their victory.

"We worked hard tonight, we competed hard, just couldn't beat that team. They deserved the Stanley Cup."

In the French Open, Rafael Nadal is advancing to his 11th final to face Dominic Thiem after beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2 in the semifinals. Nadal has never lost once advancing to the finals, having claimed 10 French open titles in his career, a tournament record.

For the women's title, Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens face off in the final on Saturday. The AP quotes Halep on the differences between the two players:

"Well, for sure, I'm a little bit different because I have more experience. I'm more relaxed about this situation," Halep said, sounding convinced of her words as they hung in the air, until she added this: "But you never know. Every match is different."

Stephens said she has learned to capitalize on chances that come her way.

"I have matured a little bit and have recognized the opportunities when they have been presented. I think the most important thing is that I have taken those opportunities and done a lot with them."

The White House-professional sports drama continues with USA Today reporting that President Trump told the press that he had no intention of celebrating the NBA champions, whoever they may be.

"I didn't invite LeBron James, and I didn't invite Steph Curry. We're not going to invite either team."

The president felt differently about the Stanley Cup winners, however, as he said they were welcome to come for a visit.

"I think we'll have the Caps. We'll see," Trump told reporters. "You know, my attitude is if they want to be here, the greatest place on Earth, I'm here. If they don't want to be here, I don't want them."

Lululemon Announces Repurchase of 3.3 Million Shares and Zumiez Releases Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Results

Stocks discussed: (NasdaqGS:LULU) (NasdaqGS:ZUMZ)

Lululemon Athletica (NasdaqGS:LULU) has announced that it will be repurchasing 3.3 million shares of its common stock. This will be done with funds from affiliate Advent International Corporation.

Zumiez, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ZUMZ) has released its fiscal 2018 first quarter results. According to the press release, first quarter total net sales saw an increase of 13.9 percent, while cash and current marketable securities increased by 54.2 percent.

Sam Mowers, Investorideas.com

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