76ers pad convention lead
UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have stretched their lead within the NBA’s Jap Convention to 1 recreation over Brooklyn by knocking off the Bulls in Chicago.
Tobias Harris scored 21 factors and Seth Curry added 20 because the Sixers earned their fifth win in a row, 106-94.
Philadelphia led by as many as 23 factors within the third quarter and by 20 to start out the fourth. However Chicago went on a 24-5 run to get inside 88-87 halfway via the ultimate interval earlier than the 76ers launched into a 12-4 run.
Each Sixers starter scored in double figures as Ben Simmons scored 15 factors, Danny Inexperienced had 14 and a comparatively quiet Joel Embiid scored 13.
Over within the Western Convention, the Jazz lead by a half-game over the Suns after Bojan (BOY’-ahn) Bogdanovic scored 25 factors to steer Utah’s 110-99 win towards the Spurs. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) chipped in 24 factors and 15 rebounds for the Jazz, who scored 22 factors off 13 San Antonio turnovers and shot 50% from the sector whereas main wire to wire.
Jordan Clarkson added 16 factors and Joe Ingles offered 13 with eight assists in Utah’s second straight win.
Testing Monday’s different NBA motion:
— Anthony Davis scored 25 factors and had key performs on each ends of the ground within the closing minute of the Lakers’ 91-87 conquer the Nuggets. Davis hit a jumper with 41.8 seconds remaining to present the Lakers a four-point lead earlier than he blocked a 3-point try to assist Los Angeles halt a three-game skid. Nikola Jokic (nih-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) led the Nuggets with 32 factors and Michael Porter Jr. added 19.
— Julius Randle scored 28 factors and Derrick Rose added 25 on 11 of 15 capturing within the Knicks’ twelfth win of their final 13 video games, 118-104 at Memphis. RJ Barrett added 15 factors for New York, which assured itself a profitable season for the primary time in eight years. The Grizzlies obtained 5 technicals in a span of 18 seconds to seal the loss.
— Danilo Gallinari (gah-lih-NAH’-ree) nailed seven 3-pointers on his approach to 28 factors, main the Hawks to a 123-114 victory over the Path Blazers. Bogdan (BAHG’-dahn) Bogdanovic offered the majority of Atlanta’s offense over the primary two quarters, scoring 23 of his 25 factors for the second highest-scoring half of his profession. He additionally made seven 3s as Atlanta dropped Portland to 4-1 on its six-game street journey.
— Russell Westbrook produced a formidable triple-double in a 154-141 win over the Pacers. Westbrook had 14 factors to associate with his career-high 21 rebounds and career-high-tying 24 assists, his league-leading thirty second triple-double of the season. Wilt Chamberlain is the one different participant in NBA historical past 20-plus rebounds and 20-plus assists, doing it twice.
— Stephen Curry poured in 41 factors and Draymond Inexperienced registered a triple-double within the Warriors’ 123-108 downing of the Pelicans. Inexperienced had 10 factors, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to assist Golden State transfer 4 video games forward of New Orleans for the tenth and closing Western Convention playoff slot. Andrew Wiggins added 26 factors for Golden State, with 10 coming in a key stretch early within the fourth quarter.
— Mo Bamba had profession highs of twenty-two factors and 15 rebounds because the Magic downed the Pistons, 119-112. Chasson Randle added 18 factors to the win.
Cavs bringing again Varejao
CLEVELAND (AP) — An individual conversant in the selections says heart Anderson Varejão (VAR’-eh-zhow) is anticipated to signal with the Cavaliers for the rest of the season after the NBA granted the crew a roster hardship exception.
Varejão spent 12 seasons with Cleveland earlier than he was traded in 2016. The 38-year-old’s return can be little greater than a ceremonial transfer by the Cavaliers, who wish to honor and rejoice Varejão for his time with the crew.
Canes win, keep 2 up on Cats
UNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes stay the leaders within the NHL’s Central Division, with a watch on the Presidents’ Trophy because the league’s prime crew within the common season.
Sebastian Aho (AH’-hoh) scored twice within the second interval on the best way to a hat trick within the Hurricanes’ fourth straight victory, 5-2 over the Blackhawks.
Dougie Hamilton and Martin Necas (mahr-TEEN’ NAY’-chas) additionally scored whereas the Canes have been constructing a 4-0 lead. Aho capped his night time by beating Patrick Kane to a puck and scoring an empty-netter at 18:44.
The Hurricanes proceed to steer the Central Division and general standings by two factors over Florida.
The Panthers saved tempo as Aleksander Barkov scored 2:50 into extra time to present them a 5-4 victory over the Stars. Jonathan Huberdeau, Nikita Gusev, Gustav Forsling and MacKenzie Weegar additionally scored for the Cats, who blew a two-goal lead earlier than profitable.
The Stars trailed 4-2 within the third till Joel Kiviranta (joh-EHL’ kih-vih-RAHN’-tah) and Tyler Seguin (SAY’-gihn) scored 11 seconds aside. It was Seguin’s season debut following hip surgical procedure in November.
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
— The Wild scored thrice within the closing 9 1 2/minutes to show a 5-3 deficit right into a 6-5 win over the Golden Knights. Jonas Brodin (broh-DEEN’) scored with 1:06 left, 26 seconds after Kirill Kaprizov (kah-REEL’ kah-PREE’-zahf) had tied the sport. Nick Bonino added two targets and an help as Minnesota beat the Knights for the fifth time in seven conferences this season.
— Andre Burakovsky (bur-ah-KAHV’-skee) scored 41 seconds into extra time and the Avalanche pulled inside two factors of the West-leading Knights by outlasting the Sharks, 5-4. Colorado scored thrice within the third interval to beat a pair of two-goal deficits. Nazim Kadri (NAH-zehm KA’-dree) offered the tying tally with 3:39 left in regulation.
— Robert Bortuzzo bought his first objective of the season and Brayden Schenn additionally scored, main the Blues to a 3-1 victory over the Geese. Bortuzzo gave St. Louis a 2-1 lead at 2:13 of the third interval. Jordan Binnington had 19 saves to earn his seventieth profession win.
— Daniel Sprong’s tiebreaking objective within the third interval propelled the Capitals to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers. Sprong put the Capitals forward 4-3 at 4:37 of the third earlier than Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson added insurance coverage tallies. Nic Dowd, Conor Sheary and Garnet Hathaway additionally scored because the Caps snapped a two-game skid.
— The Penguins’ 7-2 loss to the Flyers leaves Pittsburgh in a first-place tie with Washington within the East Division. Claude Giroux had two targets and an help to assist Philadelphia finish a three-game skid and win for simply the sixth time in its final 16 video games. Evgeni Malkin returned to the lineup for Pittsburgh after lacking 23 video games with a decrease physique damage.
— Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES’ BEHR’-zhuh-rahn) scored his twentieth objective of the season and the Bruins clinched their fifth straight playoff berth with a dominating 3-0 victory over the Devils. Nick Ritchie broke a scoreless tie within the second interval because the Bruins received their fourth straight recreation and ended the Devils’ three-game profitable streak. Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask stopped 20 photographs for his second shutout of the season.
— The Bruins moved into third within the East when the Islanders blew a 2-0 lead in a 4-2 loss to the Sabres. Michael Houser stopped 34 photographs in his NHL debut, blanking New York after Adam Pelech (PEH’-lek) and Oliver Wahlstrom beat him. Sam Reinhart scored twice in Buffalo’s three-goal third interval, serving to the Sabres beat the Isles for the primary time in seven conferences this season.
— The Predators tightened their maintain on the ultimate Central Division playoff berth by getting a objective from Roman Josi (YOH’-see) at 3:24 of extra time to finish a 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets. Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen every had a objective and an help, and Juuse Saros had 30 saves as Nashville moved 4 factors forward of fifth-place Dallas. Emil Bemstrom scored three targets within the third to rally Columbus from a 3-0 deficit earlier than Josi ended it along with his second objective of the night time.
— Connor McDavid had two targets and two assists because the Oilers beat the Canucks, 5-3 to clinch a playoff berth. McDavid leads the NHL in scoring with 91 factors on 31 targets and 60 assists. Jesse Puljujarvi (pool-YAHR’-vee) had a objective and an help as Edmonton dealt Vancouver its fifth loss in a row.
— Cole Caufield’s extra time objective capped the Canadiens’ comeback in a 3-2 conquer the Maple Leafs. The Leafs have been lower than a minute away from a regulation victory till Philip Danault (dah-NOH’) lengthen the sport. Auston Matthews netted his league-leading thirty ninth objective of the season for Toronto.
— Nikita Zaitsev (ZYT’-sehv) scored with 1:13 left within the third interval to present the Senators a 2-1 win over the Jets. Zaitsev’s third of the season gave Ottawa its sixth win in eight video games. The Jets went 0-for-6 on the facility play and absorbed their seventh straight loss.
— Anze Kopitar (AHN’-zhay KOH’-pih-tahr) is one level shy of 1,000 for his profession after contributing a objective and an help to the Kings’ 3-2 downing of the Coyotes. Arizona has dropped 11 of its final 14 and is 5 factors behind St. Louis for the West Division’s closing playoff spot with three video games remaining.
Phils beat Brewers
UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Tyler Anderson made a bid for the third no-hitter of the key league season, however it was the San Diego Padres who got here away with a shutout win.
Wil Myers singled with no outs within the seventh to finish Tyler Anderson’s no-hit bid and ignite a two-run inning that pushed the Padres previous the Pirates, 2-0. After Myers’ hit, Tommy Pham hit a sacrifice fly and Austin Nola poked an RBI single with two out to chase Anderson and ship Pittsburgh to its fifth loss in a row.
Additionally on the key league schedule:
— Vince Velasquez allowed one run and 4 hits, putting out six in his longest outing this season to steer the Phillies previous the Brewers, 4-3. J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) slammed a two-run homer within the first inning to place the Phils forward, 2-1.
— Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh) and Harrison Bader homered to assist Adam Wainwright within the Cardinals’ 6-5 victory towards the Mets. Wainright fell behind 5-2 however lasted 5 2/3 innings in his first begin since coming off the COVID-19 checklist.
— Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs) and Manuel Margot (mahn-WEHL’ mahr-GOH’) homered and Mike Brosseau had a two-run single because the Rays knocked off the Angels, 7-3 to start a seven-game street journey. Tyler Glasnow (GLAS’-noh) pitched six innings of four-hit ball with three walks for the defending AL champion Rays.
— The Athletics knocked off the Blue Jays, 5-4 as Ramon Laureano homered for the third consecutive day. Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) additionally went deep and Jed Lowrie went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles as Oakland spoiled Marcus Semien’s return to the Bay Space.
— Cedric Mullins and Freddy Galvis (GAL’-vees) every hit two-run homers whereas the Orioles put collectively a five-run eighth to beat the Mariners, 5-3. Dean Kremer had arguably the very best begin of his younger profession, throwing six innings for Baltimore and permitting simply two hits and one run in a no-decision.
— Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) had a season-high eight strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings, permitting solely two singles and two walks within the Twins’ 6-5 win over the Rangers. Jorge Polanco had an RBI triple and run-scoring double, whereas rookie Alex Kirilloff saved up his torrid begin with two doubles for Minnesota.
— Eddie Rosario swatted a tiebreaking, three-run homer that despatched the Indians to an 8-6 win over the Royals. Josh Naylor added a two-run shot two batters later and Emmanuel Clase labored round a single within the ninth for his sixth save.
— The Dodgers and Cubs have been postponed in Chicago because of unhealthy climate, as was the Giants-Rockies recreation in Colorado. Each video games are rescheduled as a part of Tuesday twinbills.
Rockies title interim GM
UNDATED (AP) — White Sox heart fielder Luis Robert may miss the rest of the season due to a torn proper hip flexor.
Robert was injured in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland. He fell to the bottom after beating out an infield single to 3rd base within the first inning and was helped off the sector whereas placing no weight on his proper leg.
Robert is batting .316 with one homer and 11 RBIs this 12 months. He completed second within the 2020 AL Rookie of the Yr voting and was a Gold Glove winner final season.
Elsewhere within the majors:
— The Indians have reinstated designated hitter Franmil (FRAHN’-meel) Reyes from the paternity checklist and promoted outfielder Harold Ramirez from the taxi squad earlier than tonight’s collection opener towards the Royals. Reyes and his spouse, Marian, welcomed their fifth youngster final week. He’s off to a quick begin this season, hitting .279 with seven homers and 18 RBIs via 23 video games.
— Marlins rookie right-hander Paul Campbell has been suspended 80 video games after testing constructive for an anabolic steroid in violation of Main League Baseball’s drug program. Campbell mentioned he by no means knowingly ingested the substance or had even heard of it. The 25-year-old Campbell made his main league debut this season and is 0-2 with an 8.74 ERA in 5 video games and 11 1/3 innings.
— The Rockies have appointed Invoice Schmidt as their interim common supervisor after parting methods with Jeff Bridich (BRY’-dihch). Schmidt has been with the crew for practically 22 years and has been in his present function of vp of scouting since January 2007. Schmidt will likely be in command of the crew’s baseball operations.
— Baseball Corridor of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark says the museum has accepted Roberto Alomar’s resignation from its board of administrators. The Corridor of Fame second baseman was fired final week as a advisor by Main League Baseball and positioned on the league’s ineligible checklist after an investigation into the allegation.
Bobby Unser, 87, Indy 500 champ in nice racing household, dies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A racing icon has handed. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser died of pure causes at his house in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Sunday.
Unser received the Indy 500 in 1968, 1975 and 1981. His youthful brother, Al, is one in every of solely three four-time Indy 500 winners in race historical past. The Unser household custom stretched to Al Unser’s son, Al Unser Jr., who received the Indy 500 in 1992 and 1994.
Bobby Unser was one in every of simply 10 drivers to win the five hundred no less than thrice. Unser and Rick Mears are the one drivers to win the five hundred in three totally different many years. Unser was one in every of six members of the Unser household to race within the Indianapolis 500. Bobby Unser was 87 years outdated.
Amazon to take over “Thursday Night time Soccer” bundle in ’22
UNDATED (AP) — Amazon Prime Video will turn out to be the unique house of the NFL’s “Thursday Night time Soccer” bundle a 12 months sooner than initially anticipated. The 11-year bundle begins in 2022.
That is the primary time a streaming service has had the complete rights to an NFL bundle. Prime Video will carry 15 regular-season video games on Thursday night time together with one preseason recreation.
Payments choose up Allen, Edmunds Fifth-year contract choices
UNDATED (AP) — Buffalo Payments quarterback Josh Allen and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds are staying round for no less than two extra seasons. The Payments exercised the fifth-year choices of each gamers’ contracts and retained the 2018 first-round draft picks via the 2022 season. The transfer comes at a mixed value of about $36 million, with Allen set to make practically $23 million in his closing 12 months.
Elsewhere within the NFL:
— The Falcons have picked up receiver Calvin Ridley’s fifth-year possibility, that means he’ll make $11.1 million in 2022 and be in line for a long-term deal. Ridley had 90 catches for 1,374 yards and 9 touchdowns final season.
— Jaguars defensive sort out Taven Bryan, Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes and Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch have been declined a fifth-year possibility on their rookie contracts. NFL groups had till Monday to determine whether or not to train fifth-year choices on 2018 first-round picks.
— Colts tight finish Mo Alie-Cox has signed his restricted free agent tender value virtually $3.4 million this 12 months. Alie-Cox was signed by the Colts as an undrafted rookie in 2017 following his basketball profession at VCU. He’s performed in 40 video games over the previous three seasons and posted his greatest stats in 2020 with 31 receptions and 394 yards.
— Veteran left sort out Charles Leno Jr. Leno says on Twitter that his “time in Chicago has formally come to an finish” and calls it “a bittersweet day.” He mentioned he’ll “be rooting for the younger guys to succeed” and thanked Bears followers. Drafted by Chicago within the seventh spherical in 2014, Leno began each recreation the previous 5 seasons and 93 in a row courting to 2015. He made the Professional Bowl as an alternate in 2018.
— Titans fourth-round draft choose Rashad Weaver has been charged with easy assault following an incident in Pittsburgh final month. The grievance stems from an alleged altercation between Weaver and a lady in a well-liked leisure district within the early hours of April 18.
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US appeals courtroom to contemplate Idaho transgender athletes ban
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An appeals courtroom will contemplate the constitutionality of the primary regulation within the nation banning transgender girls and ladies from enjoying on girls’s sports activities crew.
The ninth U.S. Circuit Court docket of Appeals is scheduled to listen to arguments Monday in a case that may have far-ranging penalties as extra states observe conservative Idaho’s lead. Idaho handed its regulation final 12 months, and greater than 20 states have thought-about such proposals this 12 months.