Rant Sports: 5 Things You Need To Know, May 26, 2014

By Michael Terrill


5 Things You Need To Know
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Welcome to Rant Sports’ run down of the five things that are going on in the sports world today.

The Oklahoma City Thunder took a step in the right direction by winning Game 3. At the same time, there’s no denying that they have a long ways to go to clinch a berth in the NBA Finals:

2014 NBA Playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder Still Have Plenty to Do to Top San Antonio Spurs

Josh Beckett has certainly lost his touch on the mound, but that all seemed to disappear on Sunday when he tossed the first no-hitter of his career:

Dodgers’ Josh Beckett Getting Better With Age, Throws First No-Hitter

Even though Rory McIlroy recently called off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki, it doesn’t appear to be affecting his golf game:

Victory at 2014 BMW PGA Championship Shows Things are Going to be Just Fine for Rory McIlroy

The Chicago Cubs hired Manny Ramirez to be a player-coach for one of their minor-league affiliates, which is a move that signifies the organization is going old school:

Chicago Cubs’ Hiring of Manny Ramirez as Player-Coach a Total Throwback Move

Rookies in the NFL dream about being the best player possible, but not every player can be well liked. Check out 15 rookies who could end up on the most hated players list:

15 Rookies Who Could End Up on the NFL’s Most Hate Players List

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