Chris Boucher explains his how his style of play supports the Raptors rotation and sets up his teammates for success.
Chris Boucher explains his how his style of play supports the Raptors rotation and sets up his teammates for success.
The Warriors star entered Sunday's game averaging a career-high 31.8 points per game.
We’re getting the fight we deserve, that we wanted, and tens of millions of people will join us and watch.
A day after the induction of Class of 2020 honorees Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett — the greatest class in history — the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2021.
Alisson Becker won Sunday's game against West Brom the the first goalkeeper goal in the 129-year history of Liverpool Football Club.
After texting with someone he thought was Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees, Juantarius Bryant was turned away from the team's facility this week. He was the victim of a hoax.
J. Cole is expected to play a handful of games for the Rwanda team.
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During his end of season availability, Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet discussed what he learned about himself during a tumultuous season.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant had 23 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets took the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 123-109 on Sunday night. Kyrie Irving added 17 points and joined an elite list of shooters for the Nets, who will open the playoffs next weekend against either Boston or Washington. They meet Tuesday in the play-in tournament to determine the No. 7 seed. Durant made his first eight shots, one of them a dunk to finish one of the highlight plays of the season, to bounce back nicely from a 4-for-17 outing Saturday. It was a strong finale to his first season back after missing 2019-20 while recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. The Nets rested James Harden after he played the last two games following an 18-game absence with a right hamstring strain. That meant Brooklyn finished the regular season with just eight appearances from its Big Three, going 6-2. But the Nets still managed to finish 48-24, holding off Milwaukee for the No. 2 seed and setting a franchise record for the most games over .500 at any point in a season. Collin Sexton scored 16 points but was ejected midway through the third quarter for a flagrant foul against Durant. Durant was originally called for the foul, but replay showed Sexton elbowed Durant in the face on his drive, so the call was changed to a Flagrant 2, which carries an automatic ejection. Isaac Okoro and Dean Wade had 18 points for the Cavaliers, who sat Kevin Love and a number of other players in their 13th loss in the last 14 games of a 22-50 season. Irving shot 7 for 11 from the field and 3 for 3 from 3-point range. He finished at 50.6% overall, 40.2% from behind the arc and 92.2% on free throws, becoming the ninth player to finish a 50/40/90 season. Nets coach Steve Nash did it four times and Durant did it once. The Nets avoided getting swept in the series. The Cavaliers won both meetings in January, including a 147-135 double-overtime victory on Jan. 20 in the first game Durant, Harden and Irving played together. The Nets led 67-56 at halftime, with their final basket coming on the play that had fans and players out of their seats. Blake Griffin grabbed a loose ball out of the air and in one motion threw it behind his back ahead to Irving, who passed it ahead to James. James tossed it high off the backboard for a sprinting Durant to slam down. TIP-INS Cavaliers: Darius Garland sat out after returning from a seven-game absence with a sprained left ankle to play Friday against Washington. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the Cavs wanted the guard to go into the offseason healthy and focus on getting better and not rehab. ... Ending a season in which team outings were largely impossible because of coronavirus protocols, Bickerstaff said the Cavs had an outdoor rooftop dinner in Brooklyn. Nets: Brooklyn finished 18-3 at home against the East. ... James had 14 points and Jeff Green scored 13. FOR THE FRO The Nets played a video tribute for Jarrett Allen in his first game in Brooklyn since being dealt to Cleveland in January as part of the multiteam deal for Harden. He got a warm ovation when the starting lineups were announced and some fans chanted his name when he shot free throws in the first quarter. Brian Mahoney, The Associated Press
MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens reassigned goalie Carey Price and forward Brendan Gallagher to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Laval Rocket, for reconditioning purposes as both players return from injury. Price and Gallagher will take part in the Rocket’s morning skate on Monday before facing the Toronto Marlies in their AHL season finale later at the Bell Centre. Price, who missed several games this season with a lower-body injury and a concussion, is expected to play half the game. The star netminder has not played since Apr. 19 when he collided with Edmonton Oilers forward Alex Chiasson. Price is 12-7-5 with a 2.64 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage in 25 games with the Canadiens this year. Meanwhile Gallagher broke his thumb when he blocked a shot by teammate Alexander Romanov against the Oilers on Apr. 5. The winger missed his team’s last 21 games of the season. Gallagher has 14 goals and 23 points in 35 games this year with a plus-10 goal differential – second best on the Canadiens. Montreal expects both players to be back in the lineup when the Canadiens face the Toronto Maple Leafs in first-round NHL playoff action beginning Thursday. This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2021. The Canadian Press
CINCINNATI (AP) — Gonzalo Higuaín broke a tie in the 85th minute with his second goal of the game and Inter Miami beat FC Cincinnati 3-2 on Sunday to spoil the home opener and TQL Stadium debut. Miami (2-2-2) squandered a two-goal advantage before Higuaín’s shot from the center of the box found the top right corner. In the 82nd minute, Cincinnati’s Nick Hagglund converted a header off a cross from Luciano Acosta following a corner. Álvaro Barreal also scored for Cincinnati (0-3-1). Brek Shea opened the scoring for Miami. REVOLUTION 1, COLUMBUS 0 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Adam Buksa entered the game as a substitute in the 83rd minute and scored three minutes later to help New England beat Columbus. The buildup to Buksa’s goal began on a quick restart after a foul near midfield. Carles Gil fed Brandon Bye up the right channel and Bye’s cross connected with Buska inside the 6-yard box. The Revs (3-1-2) moved alone into first place in the Eastern Conference standings and extended their home winning streak to three games. Columbus is 1-2-2. SPORTING KANSAS CITY 3, WHITECAPS 0 KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Alan Pulido scored twice in Sporting Kansas City's victory over Vancouver. Dániel Sallói also scored for Kansas City (3-2-1). Vancouver dropped to 2-3-1. The Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit two doubles and the Seattle Mariners snapped Shane Bieber’s record strikeout streak, beating the Cleveland Indians and their ace 3-2 on Sunday. Bieber (4-3) had fanned at least eight in 20 straight games, but the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner fell short with seven. He was pulled after issuing his fourth walk, and finished his shortest outing of the season at 4 2/3 innings trailing 3-0. The victory was Seattle’s third straight following a season-high five-game losing streak. Cleveland has lost three in a row. Seven Mariners pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts. Opener Robert Dugger went three innings and Paul Sewald (1-0) pitched the next two to pick up his first win since 2019. Kendall Gravemen worked the ninth for his fifth save. Haniger, tied for the major league lead with 12 home runs, doubled and scored on Kyle Lewis’ single in the first. Bieber walked Haniger and Kyle Seager to start the third, setting up J.P. Crawford’s two-run single. Bieber walked Lewis and Crawford to load the bases with two outs in the fifth, ending his appearance. Reliever Phil Maton got out of the jam with a strikeout. Bieber leads the majors with 92 strikeouts after starting the season with 10 or more in his first four outings, another major league record. The Indians scored twice in the sixth with help from third baseman Donovan Walton’s error that allowed José Ramírez to reach base. The Mariners turned a double play to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh. ANOTHER STREAK While Bieber’s string of games with eight-plus strikeouts came to an end, another continues. The pitcher moved into a tie for second with former Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson for the most consecutive games with at least seven strikeouts at 22. He’s got a ways to go to catch Johnson, who sits in first place with a separate string of 34 straight games with seven or more. The last time Bieber didn’t strike out at least eight in a regular-season game was his final start of the 2019 season. He also struck out seven last year in a playoff start against the Yankees. TRAINER’S ROOM Mariners: RHP Keynan Middleton (right biceps strain) could return from the injured list soon, manager Scott Servais said. He’s scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday to fellow injured Mariners LF Jake Fraley (left hamstring strain). Fraley’s next step is a rehabilitation assignment. Servais also said LHP Marco Gonzales will throw off a mound on Monday for the first time since straining his left forearm. UP NEXT Indians: LHP Sam Hentges (1-0, 3.29) gets the start in the series opener at the Los Angeles Angels. Mariners: LHP Yusei Kikuchi (1-2, 4.30) takes the mound in Seattle in the series opener against Detroit. He struck out a career-high 11 in his last outing, a no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Chris Talbott, The Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — Dom Nunez's passed ball allowed home the tying run in the ninth inning and Jordan Sheffield's wild pitch scored the go-ahead run, gifting the Cincinnati Reds a 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Colorado hit a batter in the ninth and botched a double play. Then the Rockies wasted a chance to retie the game by committing a baserunning blunder in the bottom half. Cincinnati trailed 6-1 after seven innings but closed with a four-run eighth after loading the bases against Yency Almonte. Tyler Naquin had a two-run single off Justin Lawrence, Eugenio Suárez hit a sacrifice fly and Shogo Akiyama singled in a run with his third hit. Mychal Givens (1-2) nicked Jonathan India on the left elbow pad with an 83 mph changeup leading off the ninth, and Tucker Barnhart grounded into a forceout as shortstop Trevor Story bounced his throw to the pitcher covering first, wasting a chance for a double play. Nick Senzel singled, Nick Castellanos fouled out and Naquin walked, loading the bases. With Suárez at the plate, Givens threw a high fastball with an 0-1 count that tailed in and bounced off Nunez's glove to the backstop as Barnhart scored. Suárez walked, Sheffield relieved and threw a 2-2 slider to Tyler Stephenson that bounced under Nunez's glove, went to the backstop and bounced up the third-base line as Senzel scored on Colorado's second wild pitch of the game. Conor Joe led off the ninth against Tejay Antone with his second double of the game, and Story popped out on an 0-for-5 afternoon that included four strikeouts. Joe held up initially and made it only to third on Ryan McMahon's one-out single to center. Garrett Hampson then grounded to India at second, who started a game-ending 4-6-3 double play to give Antone his second save. Sean Doolittle (3-0) struck out two in a one-hit eighth. Reds starter Jeff Hoffman gave up five runs — two earned — five hits and three walks in four innings. Colorado's Antonio Senzatela allowed one run and four hits in seven innings with a walk and a wild pitch. Akiyama had an RBI single in the second, but the Rockies built a 5-1 lead in the fourth on Josh Fuentes’ two-run double, Hoffman’s run-scoring throwing error on a bunt, Raimel Tapira's sacrifice fly and Joe’s RBI double. Yonathan Daza had an RBI single in the fifth, helped by Akiyama's throwing error in left. POLE POSITION Nunez thought he had had a two-run homer when his shot down the line in right hugged the foul pole. It was ruled a homer but after a review it was called foul. TRAINER’S ROOM Reds: 1B Mike Moustakas (bruised heel) missed his second straight game but is improving, manager David Bell said. Rockies: Placed LHP Ben Bowden on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain and recalled LHP Lucas Gilbreath from Triple-A Albuquerque. ... OF Charlie Blackmon (right groin strain) was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game. He pinch hit in the eighth and struck out. UP NEXT Reds: RHP Sonny Gray (0-2, 3.55) will open a three-game series against San Francisco on Monday night. Rockies: RHP Jon Gray (4-3, 2.93) takes the mound Monday night in the first of three games at San Diego. ___ AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Michael Kelly, The Associated Press
He had to endure a lengthy rain delay, but K.H. Lee picked up his first career win on the PGA Tour on Sunday.
Kelly Pannek picked up a goal and two assists to propel Minnesota to a 3-1 victory over New Hampshire as the Dream Gap Tour returned to action. Sunday's game was the first of a back-to-back series as the barnstorming series — which was created by the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) — continued its showcase tour at Centene Community Ice Center in suburban St. Louis. Minnesota picked up its third straight win on the tour and a commanding lead in the standings. The team swept the previous series in Chicago and split the two-game set in New York, all against New Hampshire. The first period saw frustration on both sides following a plethora of missed opportunities, but both teams were able to convert on chances in the second. WATCH | PWHPA Dream Gap Tour: Team Adidas vs Team Women's Sports Foundation: Dani Cameranesi opened the scoring for Minnesota with a shorthanded mark six minutes into the second period. Pannek and Lee Stecklein picked up assists on the goal. New Hampshire responded with a goal from Amanda Kessel, while Hayley Scamurra and Brianna Decker assisted on the marker. But the decisive third frame belonged entirely to Minnesota. Sydney Brodt scored the go-ahead goal thanks to support from Pannek and Cameranesi . Pannek then sealed the contest with an empty-net goal with 55.3 seconds remaining in the period. WATCH | Sydney Brodt scores go-ahead goal for Team Adidas to go up 2-1 in 3rd period: The series continues Monday at the Enterprise Centre, home of the NHL's St. Louis Blues. CBC Sports will livestream the game beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Pandemic-related restrictions have sidelined the three Canadian teams on the Dream Gap Tour so far — but Toronto, Calgary and Montreal will be in action as the tour heads to Calgary later this month.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer and then threw out Mookie Betts at the plate during a busy fifth inning Sunday, and the Miami Marlins hung on for a 3-2 victory in their series finale with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pablo López gave up seven hits and two runs over five innings in his first victory of the season for the Marlins, who won for just the third time in nine games. Miami got all of its offense from Duvall's second three-run homer in three days at Dodger Stadium. López and the Marlins' bullpen then barely held off a Dodgers lineup using several backups in the absence of a few key bats for the injury-riddled club. Austin Barnes had an RBI double and Betts drove in another run during the second inning for the defending World Series champions, whose four-game winning streak ended with their first loss on a nine-game homestand. Two former Dodgers relievers secured the victory for Miami. Dylan Floro threw a scoreless eighth, and Yimi Garcia pitched the ninth for his seventh save, getting Betts to ground out with a runner on first to end it. The Dodgers put World Series MVP Corey Seager on the injured list before the game with a broken right hand. Seager became the 13th player sidelined for Los Angeles alongside the likes of Cody Bellinger, AJ Pollock, Zach McKinstry and Dustin May. Duvall put the Marlins ahead with a two-out shot off inexperienced reliever Edwin Uceta (0-2) for three unearned runs in a rally that began with fill-in second baseman Sheldon Neuse's fielding error. Duvall also hit a three-run homer off Clayton Kershaw on Friday. Duvall then threw out Betts at the plate rather comfortably from right field to end the fifth when Betts was curiously sent home from second on a short single by Matt Beaty. Betts attempted to hurdle Chad Wallach at the plate, but the catcher applied a vertical tag. López (1-3) hadn’t won this season despite allowing more than two earned runs just twice in his nine starts. Gavin Lux took Seager's regular spot at shortstop, and Chris Taylor was slated to replace Lux at second base until Taylor was scratched moments before the first pitch with right wrist soreness, forcing Neuse to step in. Neuse led off the second with a double and immediately scored on Barnes' double. Betts then drove in Barnes with a single. Los Angeles got a pair of hits in the eighth off Floro, but he struck out Neuse to strand Beaty on third. BULLPEN START Jimmy Nelson opened a bullpen game for the Dodgers with 1 2/3 innings, and five relievers followed him. Only Uceta found any trouble, but he recovered and pitched three innings of four-hit ball in his fourth major league appearance, even retiring Duvall on a fly to end the seventh. TRAINER'S ROOM Marlins: SS Jazz Chisholm returned from a hamstring injury and went 2 for 5. He strained his hamstring nearly three weeks ago. Dodgers: LHP David Price is likely to be activated Monday. He has been out since late April with a strained hamstring. ... C Keibert Ruiz took Seager's roster spot. UP NEXT Marlins: After a cross-country flight and a day off, Miami opens a three-game series Tuesday at Philadelphia. The Marlins haven't announced a starter. Dodgers: Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.45 ERA) returns to the mound in Chavez Ravine when LA opens a four-game series with Arizona. Buehler has gone at least six innings in every start this season. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Greg Beacham, The Associated Press