Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) with a 2-pointer vs the Charlotte Hornets, 02/26/2021
Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors) with a 2-pointer vs the Charlotte Hornets, 02/26/2021
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MIAMI — Jorge Alfaro hit a game-ending, two-run double, and the Miami Marlins rallied from two-run deficits in the ninth and 10th innings to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 Saturday night. San Francisco led 5-3 before RBI singles in the ninth by Alfaro and Starling Marte off Jake McGee. The closer threw 35 pitches in the inning, retiring Adam Duvall on an inning-ending flyout that stranded the bases loaded. Brandon Belt's run-scoring double against Yimi García (2-1) put the Giants ahead 6-5 in the 10th. Jazz Chisholm walked against Jarlin García (0-1) with one out in the bottom half, joining the the pandemic-rules automatic runner to give Miami two on. Chad Wallach flied out, and Alfaro lined a double that bounced to the left-field wall. Miami starter Sandy Alcantara allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts. Giants starter Aaron Sanchez gave up one run, five hits, three walks and a hit batter in 4 2/3 innings. San Francisco catcher Buster Posey was hit on the left arm by Alcantara's final pitch. Posey went to first base and scored on a three-run homer by pinch-hitter Austin Slater off Richard Bleier, which capped a five-run inning that put the Giants ahead 5-3. Posey left the game before the bottom half. Belt homered leading off the seventh, and Brandon Crawford had an RBI single. Belt has reached safely in 28 straight games against Miami. Duvall tripled in a run in the first, and Jesús Aguilar made it 3-0 with a two-run double off Matt Wisler in the sixth. TRAINER’S ROOM Giants: RHP Tyler Beede (elbow surgery) and RHP John Brebbia (elbow surgery) had throwing sessions Saturday in Sacramento, California. Marlins: RHP Edward Cabrera (right biceps inflammation) is throwing from 75 feet and is making progress. UP NEXT Giants LHP Alex Wood (season debut) is to start the series finale on Sunday while the Marlins go with RHP Pablo Lopez (0-1, 4.60). ____ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Noah Wall, who was born with a rare brain condition, said he felt ‘proud to be British’.
DALLAS — Joe Pavelski scored his team-high 18th goal of the season as one of five Dallas players with a goal and an assist, and the Stars scored four times in 6 1/2 minutes in the second period to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Saturday night. Denis Gurianov, Jamie Benn, John Klingberg and Esa Lindell also had a goal and an assist for the Stars, who are on a season-high six-game point streak (3-0-3). Rookie goalie Jake Oettinger made 20 saves in improving to 5-0-1 this season against Columbus. Vladislav Gavrikov scored for the Blue Jackets, who are 0-4-1 in their last five games and 2-10-2 in their last 14. Joonas Korpisalo was pulled after allowing four goals on 16 shots, three during a 3:24 span midway through the second. After Gavrikov and Benn traded first-period goals, Gurianov began Dallas’ second-period barrage on a give-and-go with Benn at 10:10. A little more than 3 minutes later, Pavelski hit on a spinning backhander from the low slot. Klingberg scored another 20 seconds later when a puck deflected off sliding Blue Jackets defenceman Scott Harrington. After Elvis Merzlikins replaced Korpisalo, Lindell scored on a wrist shot from the high slot with 3;20 left. Jason Robertson and Roope Hintz had two assists each. Dallas swept the two-game series from Columbus beginning with Thursday’s 4-1 win to finish the season series 5-2-1. The Stars rallied from a 1-0 deficit in both games to improve to 4-10-7 in games in which their opponents scored first. Blue Jackets centre Max Domi drew a 10-minute misconduct penalty late in the second period, his second in three games. UP NEXT Blue Jackets: Start a back-to-back at Florida on Monday. Stars: Also beginning a back-to-back on Monday, at home vs. Detroit. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
HARRISON, N.J. — Gadi Kinda and Daniel Salloi each scored second-half goals, and Sporting Kansas City beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. Kinda scored off a penalty kick in the 59th minute. Salloi fired his right-footed shot from close range to the centre of the goal a minute later. The Red Bulls' Caden Clark, a 17-year-old on the radar of European clubs, scored from the centre of the 18-yard box to the top right corner of the net in the 48th minute. Clark appeared in eight matches and scored three goals last season for the Red Bulls. Sporting have come away with points on five of their last seven visits to Red Bull Arena since 2012, winning four. The teams did not meet during the 2020 season. Their last meeting was on April 14, 2019, a 2-2 draw at Children’s Mercy Park. Sporting has 15 season-opening wins dating to the inaugural 1996 MLS campaign, the most in the league. Sporting also has a league-leading 10 wins in road openers. Yet the Red Bulls are still a league-best 16-5-5 in season-openers at home. It was Gerhard Struber’s regular season coaching debut with the Red Bulls. Struber coached the Red Bulls during last season’s playoffs after being hired in October to replace Chris Armas. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Larry Nance Jr. (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a dunk vs the Chicago Bulls, 04/17/2021
Top dunks from Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/17/2021
Isaiah Hartenstein (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a dunk vs the Chicago Bulls, 04/17/2021
WASHINGTON — Russell Westbrook had his 25th triple-double of the season, Bradley Beal scored 37 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 121-100 on Saturday night. Westbrook finished with 15 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in the fourth straight win for Washington (23-33), which continues its late-season push. He has 17 triple-doubles, 10 shy of Oscar Robertson’s record. Isaiah Stewart and Frank Jackson each scored 19 points for Detroit. Josh Jackson scored 17 as the Pistons failed in their attempt to win consecutive games for only the third time this season. The Wizards never trailed and took the lead for good at the start of the second quarter and methodically built it in the second half. Washington lost two starters during the game. Center Alex Len left with ankle soreness after scoring eight points in seven minutes, and in the third quarter forward Rui Hachimura exited with soreness in his left leg. Ish Smith scored 16 and Robin Lopez added 15 for the Wizards. TIP-INS Pistons: G Rodney McGruder (sprained right elbow), G Dennis Smith (sore left knee) and F Sekou Doumbouya (neck soreness) were out. … G Killian Hayes was rested in the second half of a back-to-back. … Coach Dwane Casey celebrated his 64th birthday. “The alternative is not good,” Casey joked. Wizards: F Davis Bertans missed his second straight game because his wife gave birth to a baby boy. “We have another Wizards fan in the family,” coach Scott Brooks said. … Beal played in his 592nd game, fifth most in franchise history. UP NEXT Pistons: Host Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday Wizards: Host Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Rich Dubroff, The Associated Press
Daniel Theis (Chicago Bulls) with an alley oop vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/17/2021
Thaddeus Young (Chicago Bulls) with an assist vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/17/2021
Nikola Vucevic (Chicago Bulls) with a dunk vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/17/2021
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A look at what's happening around the majors on Sunday: ___ WAITING GAME The Minnesota Twins will see when they can next play after their COVID-19 problems wiped the rest of a series in Anaheim against the Angels. Games on Saturday night and Sunday were called off. Outfielder Kyle Garlick, another undisclosed Twins player and a team staff member tested positive in the two days before the postponements, manager Rocco Baldelli said. Shortstop Andrelton Simmons already hadn’t made the trip after testing positive early in the week, and he hadn’t been around the team since Tuesday. “There’s not one person in our group who’s not frustrated,” Baldelli said. “Does everyone have that general frustration just having to deal with this in a grander sense? Absolutely. And then there are probably people who are frustrated about particular aspects of that.” The Twins are scheduled to play Monday night at Oakland. There have now been five games postponed this season because of the virus, including three between Washington and Mets because of Washington’s trouble. There were 45 regular-season games postponed for virus-related reasons last year, but only two — between St. Louis and Detroit — were not made up. WELCOME BACK Sean Kazmar Jr. will see when his next opportunity comes to play for the Atlanta Braves. Then again, he’s already at pro at waiting for second chances. In his first big league game since Sept. 23, 2008, Kazmar grounded into a double play as a pinch-hitter Saturday at Wrigley Field. “Definitely everything and then some,” the 36-year-old infielder said. “What an amazing feeling.” Kazmar’s only previous season in the majors was with San Diego in 2008, when he hit .205 in 19 games. Since then, then played 1,106 games in Triple-A and Double-A for the Padres, Mariners, Mets and Braves. Kazmar hit .409 in spring training with the Braves, with three home runs in 22 at-bats. His gap of over 12 1/2 between big league games was the greatest since that of pitcher Ralph Winegarner, according to Elias Sports Bureau -- Winegarner played in 1936 for Cleveland and didn’t return to the majors until over 13 years later, in 1949 with the St. Louis Browns. BRONX BEAT The AL-worst Yankees hope to end a four-game slide when ace Gerrit Cole (2-0, 1.47) faces AL East foe Tampa Bay. The Rays have had New York’s number, winning seven straight series -- including last year’s AL Division Series -- and taking 17 of 22 game since Sept. 2019. Manuel Margot and the Rays won in the Bronx on Friday and Saturday, limiting the Bombers to five runs and eight hits. The Rays will use opener Andrew Kittredge (2-0). New York catcher Gary Sánchez won’t start but could be available a day after being hit by a foul ball in his right hand. X-rays were negative and the team said he’s day to day with a contusion on his right index and middle fingers. Kyle Higashioka was already lined up to catch Cole, but manager Aaron Boone expects Sánchez to be available when the team plays next on Tuesday against Atlanta. STRAIGHT A’S Oakland has won seven in a row, thanks to back-to-back shutouts against the Tigers. The last time the A’s blanked Detroit on consecutive days was in June 1973 when Ken Holtzman and Catfish Hunter did it on Oakland’s way to the second of three straight World Series championships. The Athletics have won 21 of the last 22 overall from the Tigers. Chris Bassitt (1-2, 4.96 ERA) and the A’s will try for a sweep at the Coliseum when they face Matthew Boyd (1-1, 2.13). AILING Nationals lefty Luis Avilán has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, “so he’s weighing his decision on what to do,” manager Dave Martinez said. The 31-year-old Avilán could have Tommy John surgery or “sit out and see if it heals,” Martinez said, adding: “We were shocked.” Avilán threw 38 pitches Tuesday and 39 Thursday, his most since 40 in a 2017 game. Otherwise, he hadn’t exceeded 37 pitches since the first three appearances of his career in 2012. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The Associated Press
Patrick Williams (Chicago Bulls) with an and one vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/17/2021
Denzel Valentine (Chicago Bulls) with an and one vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/17/2021
Jarrett Allen (Cleveland Cavaliers) with an alley oop vs the Chicago Bulls, 04/17/2021
Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers) with a buzzer beater vs the Chicago Bulls, 04/17/2021
Tomas Satoransky (Chicago Bulls) with an assist vs the Cleveland Cavaliers, 04/17/2021
Jimmy Maurer made six saves to help FC Dallas secure a point in a 0-0 tie with the Colorado Rapids in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. It's the 12th consecutive year Dallas has earned at least a point in its season-opening contest — with seven wins and five draws. Dallas hasn't lost an opener since 2009, when the Chicago Fire won 3-1.