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Fred VanVleet Believes that the NBA has Prioritized Cash Over Ever.

Fred VanVleet has had longer to take a seat and reflect on the character of this season than he would like. He lost 5 games, and nearly 3 weeks, once he contracted COVID-19 in Feb. Recently, he lost six games… 19 April, 2021 5:05:27 am

MLB Joe Ross looks for even more as Nationals face Cardinals MLB
Joe Ross looks for even more as Nationals face Cardinals

The Washington Nationals are dealing with issues involving three members of their starting rotation.No. 5 starter Joe Ross isn't one of them.Ross (1-0, 0.00), who elected not to play in 2020, has not given up a run in 11 innings over two starts. He makes his third start Monday when…

MLB Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. nursing abdominal injury MLB
Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. nursing abdominal injury

Atlanta Braves right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. will be re-examined Monday in New York after leaving Sunday's blowout victory over the Chicago Cubs with an abdominal injury.Acuna, who is off to a torrid pace with seven home runs and a .419 batting average through his first 16 games, was on…

NBA Streaking Wizards roll into matchup with slumping Thunder NBA
Streaking Wizards roll into matchup with slumping Thunder

There wasn't much Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith could do basketball-wise during his nearly two months out with a quadriceps injury other than shooting from a chair.Heading into Monday's home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, that chair work is paying off for Smith -- and the Wizards -- in…

MLB Coming off big game, Phillies’ Bryce Harper ready for Giants MLB
Coming off big game, Phillies’ Bryce Harper ready for Giants

Bryce Harper missed Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals with back tightness.On Sunday, Harper missed nothing.Harper homered, doubled, singled and walked to help lift the Philadelphia Phillies above .500. Harper will look to stay hot when the Phillies open a three-game home series on Monday against the San Francisco…

NBA Heat, Rockets to meet, both in a better frame of mind NBA
Heat, Rockets to meet, both in a better frame of mind

The Miami Heat are feeling a lot better now.Miami, which plays host to the Houston Rockets on Monday night, entered this weekend in a bad mood. They had lost three consecutive games, drawing harsh words from team leader Jimmy Butler."We're just being soft," Butler said. "We're not getting into bodies.…

MLB Wake-up call: White Sox, Red Sox head into early start MLB
Wake-up call: White Sox, Red Sox head into early start

The Boston Red Sox have little time to dwell on getting swept in a doubleheader as they get set to host the Chicago White Sox on Monday morning in their annual Patriots Day game.The 11:10 a.m. first pitch is the earliest of the MLB season, a ritual that coincides with…

MLB MLB roundup: Indians’ Shane Bieber piles up Ks, beats Reds MLB
MLB roundup: Indians’ Shane Bieber piles up Ks, beats Reds

Shane Bieber tossed eight innings and became the first pitcher in modern baseball history to strike out at least 10 batters in his first four starts of a season as the Cleveland Indians snapped the Cincinnati Reds' seven-game home winning streak with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.Looking to help the…

NBA NBA roundup: Bam Adebayo hits buzzer-beater as Heat top Nets NBA
NBA roundup: Bam Adebayo hits buzzer-beater as Heat top Nets

NBA Roundup Bam Adebayo's step-back, 13-foot jumper from the baseline at the buzzer lifted the Miami Heat to a 109-107 victory at home against the Brooklyn Nets in a matchup of short-handed teams on Sunday afternoon. Adebayo finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds, and five assists to help the Heat…

NBA Streaking Celtics face Bulls, shooting for seventh straight NBA
Streaking Celtics face Bulls, shooting for seventh straight

The Boston Celtics will look to run their season-long winning streak to seven games when they host the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.After a 3-0 West Coast swing, the Celtics returned home Saturday to defeat the Golden State Warriors 119-114. Jayson Tatum had 44 points and 10 rebounds in the…

NBA Clippers show long-range prowess, top Timberwolves NBA
Clippers show long-range prowess, top Timberwolves

The Los Angeles Clippers backed up their standing as the top 3-point shooting team in the NBA and cruised to a 124-105 victory over the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.The Clippers made half of their 42 attempts from 3-point range and led by as many as 38 points in the…

NBA Hornets snap 4-game skid with win over Blazers NBA
Hornets snap 4-game skid with win over Blazers

Terry Rozier scored 34 points to help the Charlotte Hornets snap a four-game losing streak in a 109-101 victory against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.P.J. Washington contributed 23 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots off the bench and Miles Bridges added 19 points. Jalen McDaniels also…

MLB Braves blast 4 HRs in first inning, rout Cubs 13-4 MLB
Braves blast 4 HRs in first inning, rout Cubs 13-4

Freddie Freeman, Travis d'Arnaud, Ehire Adrianza and Guillermo Heredia connected for first-inning home runs against Kyle Hendricks and Heredia belted a sixth-inning grand slam to power the visiting Atlanta Braves to a 13-4 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.Atlanta used a 14-hit attack in the series finale to…

NBA Kings topple Mavericks to end nine-game skid NBA
Kings topple Mavericks to end nine-game skid

De'Aaron Fox poured in a team-high 30 points Sunday and the Sacramento Kings were never threatened after scoring the game's first eight points while earning a 121-107 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks to end a nine-game losing streak.Fox had a double-double with a game-high 12 assists, as did Hassan…

NBA Rockets snap 5-game skid in win over Magic NBA
Rockets snap 5-game skid in win over Magic

Christian Wood posted his 17th double-double, Kelly Olynyk chipped in 24 points and two critical free throws with 14.4 seconds left to play as the visiting Houston Rockets snapped a five-game losing skid with a 114-110 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.Wood finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds…

NBA Chris Boucher helps Raptors hand Thunder their 10th straight loss NBA
Chris Boucher helps Raptors hand Thunder their 10th straight loss

Chris Boucher scored 17 of his 31 points in the first quarter and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors defeated the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder 112-106 on Sunday night at Tampa.Boucher scored 10 points in the final three minutes of the game as the Raptors won their third in…

NBA Hornets snap four-game skid with win over Trail Blazers NBA
Hornets snap four-game skid with win over Trail Blazers

Terry Rozier scored 34 points to help the Charlotte Hornets snap a four-game losing streak in a 109-101 victory against the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.P.J. Washington contributed 23 points and eight rebounds off the bench and Miles Bridges added 19 points. Jalen McDaniels also had 13 points…

MLB White Sox notch doubleheader sweep of Red Sox MLB
White Sox notch doubleheader sweep of Red Sox

Yermin Mercedes homered to back an electric Michael Kopech in his first start in 2 1/2 years, and the Chicago White Sox beat the host Boston Red Sox 5-1 to complete a doubleheader sweep Sunday.Kopech struck out four and allowed one run on one hit and one walk over three-plus…

MLB Mitch Haniger, Mariners keep rolling, top Astros MLB
Mitch Haniger, Mariners keep rolling, top Astros

Mitch Haniger had a double, triple and three RBIs and six Seattle pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Mariners defeated the visiting Houston Astros 7-2 Sunday afternoon. Ty France homered for Seattle, which regained sole possession of first place in the American League West. The only hit for the…

MLB Eric Hosmer helps Padres end Dodgers’ 8-game winning streak MLB
Eric Hosmer helps Padres end Dodgers’ 8-game winning streak

Eric Hosmer broke a tie with a two-out RBI single off Dodgers' reliever Dennis Santana in the bottom of the eighth Sunday afternoon and slumping Tommy Pham followed with a two-run double as the San Diego Padres defeated visiting Los Angeles 5-2.San Diego's victory snapped an eight-game Dodgers' winning streak.The…

MLB Tigers’ error hands Athletics their eighth straight win MLB
Tigers’ error hands Athletics their eighth straight win

Matt Olson scored the game-winning run on a throwing error in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 home win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.With two outs and runners on first and second, Olson scored on a throwing error by Jeimer Candelario…

NBA Grizzlies’ ‘road warriors’ take on Nuggets NBA
Grizzlies’ ‘road warriors’ take on Nuggets

A long road trip usually isn't ideal for any basketball team, but doing it during a pandemic makes it even tougher for the players because of the restrictions the NBA has put in place to minimize the chances of coronavirus outbreaks. The Memphis Grizzlies are embracing the road during their…

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The Group Action Becomes the Gift Baseball Fans Required

The Group Action Becomes the Gift Baseball Fans Required. The Dodgers beat the Padres 2-0 on Saturday night. The win was their eighth during a row and brought their record to 13-2. It’s tough to imagine the Dodgers’ quest to repeat as series champions obtaining off to a far better…

MLB Colin Moran leads Pirates past Brewers MLB
Colin Moran leads Pirates past Brewers

Colin Moran capped a big day with his fourth RBI on a double in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 win over the host Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon.With the game knotted at 5, Moran -- who also had a three-run homer…

NBA Bam Adebayo wins it at the horn as Heat top Nets NBA
Bam Adebayo wins it at the horn as Heat top Nets

Bam Adebayo's step-back 14-foot jumper from the baseline at the buzzer lifted the Miami Heat to a 109-107 victory at home against the Brooklyn Nets in a matchup of shorthanded teams on Sunday afternoon. Adebayo finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and five assists to help the Heat snap a…

MLB Marcus Stroman, Mets too strong for reeling Rockies MLB
Marcus Stroman, Mets too strong for reeling Rockies

Marcus Stroman tossed eight strong innings and Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto had two hits apiece to lift the visiting New York Mets to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in Denver.Jeff McNeil reached twice and Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth inning for his second save in…

MLB Nate Lowe drives in winner as Rangers edge Orioles in 10 MLB
Nate Lowe drives in winner as Rangers edge Orioles in 10

The host Texas Rangers won a pitchers' duel in Arlington on Sunday afternoon when Nate Lowe singled in the bottom of the 10th inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0.Texas right-hander Kyle Gibson pitched eight innings of shutout ball and Baltimore left-hander John Means went seven but neither factored into…

MLB Salvador Perez homers again, lifts Royals past Blue Jays MLB
Salvador Perez homers again, lifts Royals past Blue Jays

Salvador Perez homered in his second straight game to lead the Royals to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in a game of missed opportunities Sunday in Kansas City. The teams combined to leave 15 men on base in the first four innings.The Royals won three of the…

NBA Spurs meet Pacers, shoot for another stellar effort NBA
Spurs meet Pacers, shoot for another stellar effort

The San Antonio Spurs will look to build on one of their most dominant performances of the season when they travel to Indiana to face the Pacers on Monday night. Indiana will play the second game of a road-home back-to-back. The Pacers lost to Atlanta 129-117 on Sunday afternoon.The Spurs,…

NFL Chiefs legend Fred Arbanas dies at 82 NFL
Chiefs legend Fred Arbanas dies at 82

Kansas City Chiefs legendary tight end Fred Arbanas has died. He was 82.The death of Arbanas, who spent more than 40 years as a politician, was announced on Twitter by the Jackson County (Mo.) Democratic Party. The entity said Arbanas died Saturday. No cause of death was provided.Arbanas was a…

MLB White Sox place P Lance Lynn on 10-day injured list MLB
White Sox place P Lance Lynn on 10-day injured list

The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Lance Lynn on the 10-day injured list with a strained right trapezius on Sunday. The trapezius is a large muscle in the upper back. Lynn, in his first season with the White Sox, is 1-1 with an 0.92 ERA. He has one shutout,…

NBA Nets’ Kevin Durant injures thigh during loss to Heat NBA
Nets’ Kevin Durant injures thigh during loss to Heat

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant sustained a left thigh contusion in the first quarter against the host Miami Heat on Sunday and missed the remainder of the team's 109-107 road loss.Durant scored the Nets' first eight points before exiting the game with 7:57 left in the first quarter after tangling…

NBA Nets’ Kevin Durant injures thigh, exits vs. Heat NBA
Nets’ Kevin Durant injures thigh, exits vs. Heat

Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant sustained a left thigh contusion in the first quarter against the host Miami Heat on Sunday and has been ruled out for the remainder of the game.Durant scored the Nets' first eight points before exiting the game with 7:57 left in the first quarter after…

MLB Madison Bumgarner strong as Diamondbacks down Nationals MLB
Madison Bumgarner strong as Diamondbacks down Nationals

Josh Rojas and Carson Kelly homered and the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Washington Nationals 5-2 on Sunday, earning a split of the four-game series. Diamondbacks starter Madison Bumgarner (1-2) turned in his best outing of the young season, allowing a run on two hits and a walk over five…

MLB Giants make one run hold up, blank Marlins MLB
Giants make one run hold up, blank Marlins

Alex Wood pitched five scoreless innings in his Giants' debut, leading San Francisco to a 1-0 win over the host Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon.The Giants, who avoided what would've been a three-game sweep, also got an RBI single from Alex Dickerson and four perfect innings from their bullpen.Tyler Rogers…

MLB Yoshi Tsutsugo sends Rays past reeling Yankees MLB
Yoshi Tsutsugo sends Rays past reeling Yankees

Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a tiebreaking double with one out in the seventh inning off Gerrit Cole, lifting the visiting Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-2 victory over the struggling New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon.The Rays completed their fourth sweep of at least three games of the Yankees in New…

NBA Julius Randle leads streaking Knicks past Pelicans NBA
Julius Randle leads streaking Knicks past Pelicans

Julius Randle had 33 points and 10 assists as the host New York Knicks won their sixth consecutive game by defeating Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans 122-112 in overtime Sunday afternoon. Randle added five steals, Derrick Rose scored a season-high 23 off the bench, RJ Barrett scored 18…

MLB Shane Bieber strikes out 13 as Indians beat Reds 6-3 MLB
Shane Bieber strikes out 13 as Indians beat Reds 6-3

Shane Bieber tossed eight innings and became the first pitcher in modern baseball history to strike out at least 10 batters in his first four starts of a season as the Cleveland Indians snapped the Cincinnati Reds' seven-game home winning streak with a 6-3 victory on Sunday.Looking to help the…

MLB Aaron Nola dominates as Phillies blank Cardinals MLB
Aaron Nola dominates as Phillies blank Cardinals

Aaron Nola tossed a two-hit shutout, Bryce Harper homered and the host Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Sunday. Harper reached base safely all four times and also doubled, singled and walked. Jean Segura added a pair of hits and extended his hitting streak to nine in…

NBA Trae Young helps Hawks power past Pacers NBA
Trae Young helps Hawks power past Pacers

Trae Young collected 34 points and 11 assists and the Atlanta Hawks used a fast finish to secure a 129-117 win over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon.Clint Capela recorded 25 points and 24 rebounds and Kevin Huerter and Bogdan Bogdanovic each had 23 points for the Hawks, who…

NBA Jazz aim for payback against Lakers NBA
Jazz aim for payback against Lakers

The Utah Jazz will look for some payback in the second of back-to-back games against the host Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.The Lakers posted a 127-115 overtime victory on Saturday, led by Andre Drummond's 27 points, along with his eight rebounds. Point guard Dennis Schroder finished with 25 points,…

MLB Tim Anderson leads White Sox to Game 1 win over Red Sox MLB
Tim Anderson leads White Sox to Game 1 win over Red Sox

Tim Anderson led off with a home run, Dallas Keuchel pitched five strong innings and the Chicago White Sox edged the host Boston Red Sox 3-2 in Game 1 of a split doubleheader Sunday afternoon.Anderson finished 3-for-4 as the White Sox snapped a two-game skid. Keuchel (1-0) gave up two…

MLB Dodgers place 2B Gavin Lux (wrist) on injured list MLB
Dodgers place 2B Gavin Lux (wrist) on injured list

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed second baseman Gavin Lux on the 10-day injured list Sunday due to soreness in his right wrist.Lux, 23, was fielding ground balls before the game Sunday in San Diego, but manager Dave Roberts said the issue is swinging the bat."One swing can set you back,…

MLB Monday’s Twins-Athletics game postponed MLB
Monday’s Twins-Athletics game postponed

The Oakland Athletics' game Monday against the visiting Minnesota Twins has been postponed.It is the third straight postponement for the Twins due to COVID-19 concerns, including continued testing and contact tracing.The Twins' games on Saturday and Sunday against the Los Angeles Angels were postponed.Minnesota is scheduled to play a traditional…

NBA Suns visit Bucks in matchup of top-tier teams NBA
Suns visit Bucks in matchup of top-tier teams

The Western Conference's second-place team, the Phoenix Suns, will open a five-game road swing Monday night when they play the Eastern Conference's third-place Milwaukee Bucks.Phoenix comes in with the NBA's second-best overall record and wins in 11 of its past 13 games, though the Suns had a four-game winning streak…

NFL Eagles join teams planning to skip in-person workouts NFL
Eagles join teams planning to skip in-person workouts

Players for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday became the latest to announce they won't be attending in-person voluntary workouts.At least 18 other NFL teams have issued similar statements, according to NBC Sports.The NFL Players Association released a four-paragraph statement on behalf of Philadelphia's players:"We believe in the solidarity of players…

NBA Surging Sixers look to cool down Steph Curry, Warriors NBA
Surging Sixers look to cool down Steph Curry, Warriors

Ben Simmons said Joel Embiid clearly is the NBA Most Valuable Player this season.Embiid, in turn, said Simmons should win the league's Defensive Player of the Year Award.Both players look to bolster their respective cases in the other's view on Monday night when the Philadelphia 76ers host Stephen Curry and…

MLB Two Giants pitchers on IL after second vaccine shots MLB
Two Giants pitchers on IL after second vaccine shots

The San Francisco Giants placed closer Jake McGee and starter Logan Webb on the injured list Sunday after both experienced aftereffects from their second vaccine doses.Both pitchers are on the COVID-19 injury list, which does not have a minimum duration. The team said it hopes they "will be back to…

NBA Rookie C Isaiah Stewart and Pistons host Cavaliers NBA
Rookie C Isaiah Stewart and Pistons host Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't see much of Detroit Pistons rookie center Isaiah Stewart in the first two meetings between the Central Division teams this season.There's a very good chance that will change dramatically in the series finale in Detroit on Monday.Stewart didn't play in the first meeting at Detroit on…

NBA Report: NBA bracing for impact of Derek Chauvin verdict NBA
Report: NBA bracing for impact of Derek Chauvin verdict

The NBA has told teams league-wide to prepare for the potential impact of a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis, according to ESPN.The trial heads into final arguments on Monday.Chauvin faces charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd last…

NBA Spurs fined $25K after resting three players NBA
Spurs fined $25K after resting three players

The NBA fined the San Antonio Spurs $25,000 on Sunday for violating the league's policy on resting players.The Spurs rested three players in the same road game Saturday night, a 111-85 victory over the Phoenix Suns.Guards DeMar DeRozan and Patty Mills and center Jakob Poeltl did not dress for the…

NBA Report: Celtics’ Brad Stevens turned down $70M from Hoosiers NBA
Report: Celtics’ Brad Stevens turned down $70M from Hoosiers

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens turned down a seven-year, $70 million offer from the Indiana Hoosiers last month, ESPN reported.That deal would have made Stevens by far the highest-paid coach in college basketball, eclipsing John Calipari's $8 million salary at Kentucky.Mike Woodson, Indiana's eventual hire, accepted a six-year, $18 million…

MLB Nationals place RHP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) on IL MLB
Nationals place RHP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) on IL

The Washington Nationals placed starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured list Sunday with inflammation in his right shoulder.The move is retroactive to April 15.The club called up right-hander Paolo Espino to start Sunday afternoon's game against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.Strasburg, 32, is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA in…

MLB Yankees 1B Jay Bruce retires after 14 seasons MLB
Yankees 1B Jay Bruce retires after 14 seasons

Following a slow start to his 14th season, New York Yankees first baseman and outfielder Jay Bruce announced his retirement on Sunday.The three-time All-Star batted .118 (4-for-34) with one homer and three RBIs in 10 games while filling in for injured first baseman Luke Voit."After 14 incredible seasons, I've decided…

MLB Yankees 1B Jay Bruce retiring after 14 seasons MLB
Yankees 1B Jay Bruce retiring after 14 seasons

Following a slow start to his 14th season, New York Yankees first baseman and outfielder Jay Bruce announced his retirement on Sunday.The three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger award winner is batting .118 (4-for-34) with one homer and three RBIs through 10 games while filling in for injured first baseman…

NFL Colts re-sign veteran CB T.J. Carrie NFL
Colts re-sign veteran CB T.J. Carrie

The Indianapolis Colts announced the re-signing of veteran cornerback T.J. Carrie on Sunday.Terms were not disclosed, but multiple outlets reported it was a one-year deal."Blessed and highly favored for the opportunity," Carrie posted on Twitter.Carrie, 30, visited with the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints before opting to return to…

MLB Trevor Bauer-Blake Snell duel set to cap Dodgers-Padres series MLB
Trevor Bauer-Blake Snell duel set to cap Dodgers-Padres series

The Dodgers are the reigning World Series champions -- of a pandemic-shortened season.Now they would like to be recognized as something else: one of the greatest teams ever. And they are off to a great start in quest of that distinction.The Dodgers scored a second straight win over the National…

MLB Astros look to sink Mariners, win series MLB
Astros look to sink Mariners, win series

When the Houston Astros were forced to put five players on the COVID-19 list on Wednesday, manager Dusty Baker adhered to the next-man-up philosophy."We have to go forward with whoever's here," Baker said at the time. "You pick up the flag and you keep on persevering. ... Out of adversity…

MLB Cubs look to continue offensive outburst against Braves MLB
Cubs look to continue offensive outburst against Braves

The Chicago Cubs will look to continue their hit parade and win the series against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field on Sunday night.The Cubs had 14 hits, including six home runs, in their 13-4 win over Atlanta on Saturday. The run output was their season high, and it was…

MLB Streaking A’s aim for four-game sweep of Tigers MLB
Streaking A’s aim for four-game sweep of Tigers

Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd hopes to build upon his first road win of the season while Oakland righty Chris Bassitt seeks his first home success of the year when the Tigers and host Athletics close out a four-game series on Sunday afternoon.The A's have dominated the first three games en…

MLB Marcus Stroman, Mets look to take series vs. Rockies MLB
Marcus Stroman, Mets look to take series vs. Rockies

Jacob deGrom gets a lot of attention, and deservedly so, but the New York Mets have another pitcher worthy of headlines.Marcus Stroman (2-0, 0.75 ERA) has proven to be a more than adequate No. 2 in New York's rotation, putting together a 2-0 record with a 0.75 ERA in two…

MLB Brewers look for another fast start against Pirates MLB
Brewers look for another fast start against Pirates

Two trends are developing for the Milwaukee Brewers so far this season: productive first innings and effective outings by starting pitchers.The Brewers attempt to keep both going Sunday afternoon when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the finale of a three-game series.Milwaukee is attempting to win its fourth straight series…

NBA Clippers poised to start new streak vs. T-Wolves NBA
Clippers poised to start new streak vs. T-Wolves

After their seven-game winning streak came to an end Friday, the Los Angeles Clippers will look to get back on track at home against the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.The Clippers dropped a three-point game in Philadelphia on Friday night.The Clippers have played well at home so far this season.…

NBA Mavs hope for better success at home vs. slumping Kings NBA
Mavs hope for better success at home vs. slumping Kings

The Dallas Mavericks continue to look for a way to make road wins translate into home success when they host the reeling Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.The Mavericks' stated goal of avoiding the NBA's play-in tournament into the Western Conference playoffs has stalled of late, mostly due to three straight…

MLB Trey Mancini, Orioles try to complete sweep of Rangers MLB
Trey Mancini, Orioles try to complete sweep of Rangers

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini's remarkable comeback story added another chapter on Saturday night.Mancini, who sat out all of the pandemic-shortened season last year while undergoing treatment for colon cancer, delivered the go-ahead run with a double in the eighth inning of the Orioles' 6-1 win over the Texas…

NBA Rockets visit Magic in battle of teams in flux NBA
Rockets visit Magic in battle of teams in flux

When the Orlando Magic leaned fully into a rebuild with their jettisoning of Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic, they did so knowing that their collection of young talent would not immediately have an opportunity to play together and mesh due largely to injuries.With Mo Bamba (hip), Markelle Fultz and Jonathan…

MLB Royals look for rare series win against Blue Jays MLB
Royals look for rare series win against Blue Jays

The Kansas City Royals will enter the final game of a four-game series against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday with a chance to do something they haven't done in four seasons.If Kansas City wins the game, the Royals will claim their first series win against the Blue Jays…

MLB Shane Bieber will try to help Indians avoid sweep at Reds MLB
Shane Bieber will try to help Indians avoid sweep at Reds

Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber is off to a solid start for the Cleveland Indians.Wade Miley, however, has been better during his relatively brief time on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds in 2021.Looking to help the Indians avoid being swept in this three-game set at…

MLB Ruing the games that got away, Marlins try to sweep Giants MLB
Ruing the games that got away, Marlins try to sweep Giants

It's extremely early in the MLB season, but Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly isn't oblivious to how well his team is playing.The Marlins, who have won six of their past seven games, will try to sweep the San Francisco Giants on Sunday afternoon."We're 7-7, but we've blown three saves," Mattingly…

MLB Diamondbacks battle injury bug ahead of finale vs. Nats MLB
Diamondbacks battle injury bug ahead of finale vs. Nats

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to split their four-game series against the Washington Nationals in Washington, D.C., on Sunday after losing the last two games.Washington, coming off a 14-hit performance in Saturday's 6-2 win, will try to win its second consecutive series after starting the season 1-5.Arizona, which has only…

MLB Red Sox to host White Sox in doubleheader MLB
Red Sox to host White Sox in doubleheader

The Chicago White Sox and host Boston Red Sox will continue a weather-delayed four-game series with a doubleheader Sunday.The series, delayed by Friday's winter storm, got underway Saturday afternoon with Boston scoring four in the eighth to win 7-4.Boston has won 10 of its past 11 games after having a…

MLB Phillies hope to have Bryce Harper for finale vs. Cardinals MLB
Phillies hope to have Bryce Harper for finale vs. Cardinals

The Philadelphia Phillies could be without star outfielder Bryce Harper again Sunday when they face the visiting St. Louis Cardinals in the rubber match of a three-game series.Harper is listed as day-to-day after being held out of Saturday's contest with soreness in his lower back, and manager Joe Girardi said…

MLB Yankees desperate to end skid in series finale with Rays MLB
Yankees desperate to end skid in series finale with Rays

Aaron Boone described Friday's team meeting as himself being ticked off at how the New York Yankees are playing. The first game after the meeting produced a better showing but still resulted in another loss. The Yankees hope to salvage the finale of a three-game series with the Tampa Bay…

NBA NBA roundup: Celtics win thriller despite Stephen’s Curry’s 47 NBA
NBA roundup: Celtics win thriller despite Stephen’s Curry’s 47

Jayson Tatum lost his personal duel with Stephen Curry but NBA Roundup Celtics won their battle with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, out finishing the visitors for a 119-114 win in a nationally televised duel of streaking teams. Tatum scored a driving hoop to break a tie with…

NBA Rudy Gay, Devin Vassell lead short-handed Spurs past Suns NBA
Rudy Gay, Devin Vassell lead short-handed Spurs past Suns

Rudy Gay scored 19 points, and rookie Devin Vassell poured in a career-high 18 off the bench as the short-handed San Antonio Spurs swamped the Phoenix Suns 111-85 on Saturday in the Valley of the Sun to emphatically snap a two-game losing streak.The Spurs played without starters DeMar DeRozan and…

MLB Clayton Kershaw dazzles in Dodgers’ win over Padres MLB
Clayton Kershaw dazzles in Dodgers’ win over Padres

Clayton Kershaw shut out the Padres on two hits over six innings and drew a bases-loaded walk to force home the game's first run Saturday night as the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers scored a 2-0 win in San Diego.The Dodgers added an insurance run when Justin Turner led off the…

MLB Zack Greinke’s strong outing helps Astros defeat Mariners to end skid MLB
Zack Greinke’s strong outing helps Astros defeat Mariners to end skid

Houston's Zack Greinke continued his mastery of the Seattle Mariners, pitching eight shutout innings as the visiting Astros snapped a six-game losing streak with 1-0 victory Saturday night.Greinke (2-1) improved to 8-2 with a 2.09 ERA in 17 career appearances against Seattle, including 15 starts. The right-hander allowed just four…

NBA Grayson Allen explodes for Grizzlies in upset at Bucks NBA
Grayson Allen explodes for Grizzlies in upset at Bucks

Grayson Allen made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 128-115 victory over the host Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.Dillon Brooks scored 21 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 17 points and eight rebounds as the Grizzlies won for the seventh time in…

NBA Jayson Tatum outduels Stephen Curry, Celtics take down Warriors NBA
Jayson Tatum outduels Stephen Curry, Celtics take down Warriors

Jayson Tatum lost his personal duel with Stephen Curry, but the Boston Celtics won their battle with the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night, outfinishing the visitors for a 119-114 win in a nationally televised duel of streaking teams.Tatum scored a driving hoop to break a tie with 48.8 seconds…

MLB MLB roundup: BoSox score late to knock off ChiSox MLB
MLB roundup: BoSox score late to knock off ChiSox

MLB Roundup BoSox score late to knock off ChiSox Marwin Gonzalez led off what turned into a four-run eighth with a home run to lead the host Boston Red Sox to a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox Saturday at Fenway Park. The win was Boston's 10th in its…

MLB Rockies earn split with Mets behind German Marquez’s CG MLB
Rockies earn split with Mets behind German Marquez’s CG

German Marquez tossed a seven-inning complete game, Josh Fuentes homered and drove in four runs, and the host Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets 7-2 in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday night.Marquez allowed just two hits and got one of his own in his last at-bat,…

NBA Bradley Beal scores 37 as Wizards sink Pistons NBA
Bradley Beal scores 37 as Wizards sink Pistons

Bradley Beal, the NBA's leading scorer, pumped in 37 points and the Washington Wizards extended their winning streak to four games by pounding the visiting Detroit Pistons, 121-100, on Saturday.Ish Smith had 16 points and five assists off the bench, while Russell Westbrook supplied yet another triple-double with 15 points,…

MLB Jorge Alfaro’s walk-off double in 10th lifts Marlins past Giants MLB
Jorge Alfaro’s walk-off double in 10th lifts Marlins past Giants

Jorge Alfaro drilled a two-out, two-run, walk-off double in the 10th inning, leading the Miami Marlins to a 7-6 win over the visiting San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.The Marlins have won six of their past seven games, including the first two in this series.Alfaro got his double against ex-Marlins…

NBA Bulls snap five-game skid with win over Cavs NBA
Bulls snap five-game skid with win over Cavs

Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points and added seven rebounds with five assists as the Chicago Bulls defeated the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 106-96 on Saturday night.Lauri Markkanen added 16 points off the bench as the Bulls' losing streak ended at five games.Danzel Valentine scored 13 points off the bench and Patrick…

MLB Freddy Galvis helps Orioles bury Rangers MLB
Freddy Galvis helps Orioles bury Rangers

Freddy Galvis went 4-for-4 with two doubles and sparked the Baltimore Orioles' late comeback to beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 on Saturday night in Arlington, Tex.Galvis, Baltimore's No. 9 hitter, recorded his second consecutive multi-hit game as the Orioles secured the first two games of the three game series.Galvis entered…

MLB Brewers strike early, Brett Anderson mows down Pirates MLB
Brewers strike early, Brett Anderson mows down Pirates

Brett Anderson pitched seven sharp innings and the host Milwaukee Brewers scored five times with two outs in the first inning en route to a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.The Brewers beat the Pirates for the 12th time in their past 15 home meetings thanks to…

MLB Salvador Perez’s 7th-inning HR wins it for Royals in nightcap MLB
Salvador Perez’s 7th-inning HR wins it for Royals in nightcap

Salvador Perez hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to help the Royals defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday in Kansas City. The Blue Jays won the first game 5-1.It was the Royals' first walk-off…

MLB Salvador Perez HR wins it for Royals MLB
Salvador Perez HR wins it for Royals

Salvador Perez hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to help the Royals defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 in Game 2 of a doubleheader Saturday in Kansas City. The Blue Jays won the first game 5-1. It was the Royals' first…

MLB Yadier Molina homers twice to power Cardinals over Phillies MLB
Yadier Molina homers twice to power Cardinals over Phillies

Yadier Molina went 3-for-5 with two homers and four RBIs as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals evened the three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 9-4 victory on Saturday.Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong also homered for the Cardinals, who led 9-3 after hitting back-to-back homers twice in the first…

MLB Twins-Angels postponed due to Twins COVID issues MLB
Twins-Angels postponed due to Twins COVID issues

Saturday night's scheduled game between the Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium has been postponed to allow for continued testing and contact tracing involving members of the Twins organization. At least one Twins player had a positive COVID-19 test on Saturday, according to The Athletic. Twins shortstop…

MLB Reds beat Indians in 10 innings for seventh straight home win MLB
Reds beat Indians in 10 innings for seventh straight home win

Tyler Stephenson delivered a pinch-hit, RBI single in the 10th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds rallied to win their seventh straight home game 3-2 over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.Cleveland was one out away from evening the three-game set with a victory in the bottom of the ninth when Max…

MLB Jacob deGrom fans 14, Mets rally to beat Rockies MLB
Jacob deGrom fans 14, Mets rally to beat Rockies

Jacob deGrom struck out 14 in six strong innings, Pete Alonso homered, and the visiting New York Mets rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.Michael Conforto had two hits for the Mets, who were playing for the first time since Wednesday…

MLB deGrom fans 14, Mets rally to beat Rockies MLB
deGrom fans 14, Mets rally to beat Rockies

Jacob deGrom struck out 14 in six strong innings, Pete Alonso homered, and the visiting New York Mets rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.Michael Conforto had two hits for the Mets, who were playing for the first time since Wednesday…

MLB Marwin Gonzalez triggers rally for red-hot Red Sox MLB
Marwin Gonzalez triggers rally for red-hot Red Sox

Marwin Gonzalez led off what turned into a four-run eighth with a home run to lead the host Boston Red Sox to a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox Saturday at Fenway Park. The win was Boston's 10th in its past 11 games. After an 0-3 start, the Red…

NBA Dennis Schroder, Andre Drummond help Lakers beat Jazz in OT NBA
Dennis Schroder, Andre Drummond help Lakers beat Jazz in OT

The Los Angeles Lakers got back in the win column with a gutsy, 127-115 overtime victory over the visiting Utah Jazz on Saturday.With the win, the Lakers improved to 4-1 in overtime games this season. The Jazz dropped to 0-3 in overtime games this year.Andre Drummond, who returned to the…

MLB Athletics blank Tigers for second straight day MLB
Athletics blank Tigers for second straight day

Left-hander Cole Irvin outdueled highly touted Casey Mize with six shutout innings Sunday afternoon as the Oakland Athletics recorded their second straight shutout and third straight win over the visiting Detroit Tigers with a 7-0 triumph.Matt Olson, Aramis Garcia and Mark Canha all homered off the right-handed Mize (1-1) in…

MLB Diamondbacks’ Tim Locastro dislocates left pinkie MLB
Diamondbacks’ Tim Locastro dislocates left pinkie

Arizona Diamondbacks speedster Tim Locastro dislocated his left pinkie finger while being thrown out trying to steal during Saturday's 6-2 road loss against the Washington Nationals. The injury occurred in the third inning when Locastro slid head-first into second base and appeared to jam the finger into the bag. Diamondbacks…

NBA Reports: Lakers don’t have White House visit on schedule NBA
Reports: Lakers don’t have White House visit on schedule

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to be stifled by effects from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lakers were unable to hold a parade to celebrate its 2020 NBA title in Los Angeles, and now they won't be able to visit the White House, as they had hoped, during a road trip…

MLB Brewers place Christian Yelich on 10-day IL MLB
Brewers place Christian Yelich on 10-day IL

Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell announced Saturday the team has placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 10-day injured list due to Yelich's sore back.The 2018 National League MVP and 2019 runner-up has missed Milwaukee's past four games and has not shown improvement. The move is retroactive to April 14."We ramped…

MLB Cubs launch six homers while routing Braves MLB
Cubs launch six homers while routing Braves

Willson Contreras and Kris Bryant each slugged two homers to help the Chicago Cubs defeat the visiting Atlanta Braves 13-4 on Saturday afternoon.Javier Baez, and David Bote also hit homers as Chicago smacked six overall while notching its highest scoring game of the season. Bote and Bryant each had four…

MLB Phillies RF Bryce Harper dealing with back soreness MLB
Phillies RF Bryce Harper dealing with back soreness

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper woke up with soreness in his lower back and was held out of the starting lineup for Saturday's home game against the St. Louis Cardinals.Harper, 28, is considered as day-to-day by the team, however the slugger dealt with a similar injury last season."It's something…