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What’s Happening in Sports: May 2, 2022

May 2nd, 2022 features two more Game 1’s in the second round of the NBA Playoffs with James Harden leading the Joel Embiid-less 76ers into Miami to face the top-seeded Heat and Jimmy Butler who are without Kyle Lowry, while in the West the Luka Doncic-led Mavericks take on Devin Booker‘s top-seeded Suns. The MLB has an eight-game schedule including two of the AL’s top teams battling with the Yankees vs. Blue Jays, as well as Chris Bassitt starting for the Mets against the Braves who have superstar OF Ronald Acuna Jr. back.

See what happened in sports on May 2nd last year, headlined by Phillies 1B Rhys Hoskins‘ game-tying 9th inning HR getting controversially overturned on Sunday Night Baseball against the Mets and an MVP-level duel between Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo that foreshadowed their epic Playoff series a month later, as well

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The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Is a Retro-Inspired Tribute to a 1970’s Favorite

Targeting automotive enthusiasts with a vehicle engineered to emphasize “driving pleasure above all else,” Porsche has just announced that it’s building a new limited-edition 911 Sport Classic that pays tribute to the celebrated 911 Carrera RS 2.7 of the early 1970s.

The retro-styled coupe is based on the Type-992 wide-body 911 Turbo S, so it logically shares the same twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter flat-six. With revised engine mapping, the rear-mounted mill produces 543 hp and 442 ft lbs of torque. However, unlike today’s 911 Turbo models that arrive with a standard automated dual-clutch PDK and all-wheel drive, the 911 Sport Classic will only be offered with a seven-speed manual gearbox driving the rear wheels.

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The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic. - Credit: Porsche AG

The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic. – Credit: Porsche AG

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The 911 Sport Classic body is differentiated by its classic ducktail spoiler on the rear decklid, crafted from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CRFP), and

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2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic Is the Manual 911 Turbo We’ve Always Wanted

Photo credit: Porsche

Photo credit: Porsche

  • The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic uses the 911 Turbo’s engine, albeit with reduced output of 543 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque.

  • This lesser output allows the rear-wheel-drive Sport Classic to adopt a seven-speed manual transmission.

  • Porsche intends to cap production at 1250 units worldwide.

The 2023 Porsche 911 Sport Classic is a 911 Turbo by any other name. Limited to 1250 units worldwide, the Sport Classic shares its engine with the Turbo, but not its drivetrain or transmission.

Whereas today’s Turbo-grade 911 comes exclusively with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the 911 Sport Classic pushes its power strictly to its rear wheels by way of a manual transmission. A classic approach to a sports car, indeed.

In order to ensure the twin-turbocharged 3.7-liter flat-six plays nice with the seven-speed gearbox, Porsche reduces the engine’s output to 543 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of

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Looking at Possible Free Agents

The Portland Trail Blazers will be active this offseason. They have some cap space and some open starting spots to entice free agents. Here’s a list of free agents that are logical fits for the Blazers.

The Portland Trail Blazers offseason is well underway. Head Coach Chauncy Billups is working with interim General Manager Joe Cronin and the Blazers’ scouting department to analyze the young players in the NBA draft. Cronin and Billups are also looking at pending free agents too. Working in Portland’s favor are both available starting spots open and the available cap space to fill them.

Unfortunately, this year’s free-agent class is not very good. Many of the top players potentially available most likely won’t be or if they are, don’t fit with the Portland Trail Blazers roster. Another that may be problematic is the amount of money Anfernee Simons receives in his next contract. The going

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