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Area Scoreboard from Thursday (6/17)

June 18, 2021

Baseball

  • Hempstead 6, North Scott 1
  • Mid-Prairie 12, Bellevue 1
  • Cascade 5, Wilton 4
  • Maquoketa beat Benton Community twice 1-0 and 7-0.
  • Clayton Ridge lost twice to South Winneshiek 11-0 and 15-4.

Softball

  • Hempstead at Iowa City Liberty PPD
  • Senior at Iowa City High PPD
  • Wahlert lost twice to Waterloo East 6-0 and 15-3
  • Western Dubuque swept Waterloo West 6-0 and 11-1.
  • Wilton 8, Cascade 1
  • Mid-Prairie 16, Bellevue 0
  • Dyersville Beckman lost twice to Williamsburg 13-10 and 6-5.
  • Maquoketa split with West Delaware losing 3-2 and winning 7-6.

A Hawkeye and 4 Cyclones Walter Camp Pre-Season All Americans

June 18, 2021

University of Iowa junior center Tyler Linderbaum has been named to the 2021 Walter Camp Preseason All-America Team first team.

Four Iowa State Cyclones were named to Walter Camp Preseason All-America Team as well. Charlie Kolar (TE, Sr.), Breece Hall (RB, Jr.) and Mike Rose (LB, Sr.) were selected to the first team, while senior center Colin Newell was named to the second team.

Regional MLB Recaps from Thursday

June 18, 2021

Cubs-Mets

— Kyle Hendricks flummoxed the Mets for six innings to win his career-best seventh straight start, Javier Báez hit a two-run homer in the first off Marcus Stroman and the Chicago Cubs beat New York 2-0 to avoid a four-game series sweep. Hendricks struck out seven and walked two, retiring his last eight batters after consecutive walks in the fourth. He improved to 4-0 against the Mets.

White Sox-Astros

— Jose Altuve homered for the fourth time in three games, Michael Brantley and Abraham Toro also connected, and the Houston Astros beat the Chicago White Sox 10-2.

Breweres-Rockies

— Germán Márquez allowed one hit over six scoreless innings, C.J. Cron ignited a five-run first with a grand slam and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 for their fourth consecutive victory. Garrett Hampson followed Cron’s slam with a homer, and Raimel Tapia extended his hitting streak to a career-best 14 games with an RBI single in the sixth. Luis Urias had a three-run double for the Brewers. Milwaukee committed four errors and lost its fourth in a row.

Cardinals-Braves

— Charlie Morton didn’t allow a hit until the seventh inning and took a shutout into the eighth, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.

National Sports Headlines from Associated Press

June 18, 2021

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The depleted Brooklyn Nets never led in a 104-89 loss to Milwaukee on Thursday night. Khris Middleton scored 38 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 30 to force a seventh game in their NBA second-round playoff series. Kevin Durant had 32 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets. Game 7 will take place Saturday night in Brooklyn.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is officially out for Friday night’s Game 6 of the Western Conference second-round series against the Utah Jazz. Leonard sprained his right knee during Monday night’s Game 4 win. He traveled with the Clippers to Salt Lake City but then returned to Los Angeles for further testing. Despite missing Leonard, LA took a 3-2 series lead on Wednesday. The Clippers are 12-9 without their All-Star forward this season, including 1-0 in the playoffs.

DALLAS (AP) — Seven NBA teams have coaching vacancies. The latest help wanted sign is up at the Dallas Mavericks front office, where Rick Carlisle has stepped down after 13 seasons. Carlisle led the Mavs to an NBA title in 2011. Dallas is joining New Orleans, Washington, Orlando, Indiana, Portland — and Boston.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 2-1 Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup semifinals. Brayden Point kept up his scoring touch with a tiebreaking goal late in the second period, Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 27 shots. Game 4 is Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum, with Game 5 back in Tampa on Monday night.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s going to be a longer Friday at Torrey Pines for some in the field at the U.S. Open still on the course when darkness arrived. Russell Henley completed his 4-under 67 early and is the clubhouse leader. Louis Oosthuizen (LOO’ee OOST-hay-vihn), was 4 under through 16. First round action was delayed for 90 minutes because of fog.

National Scoreboard from Thursday (6/17)

June 18, 2021

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Cleveland 10 Baltimore 3
Final N.Y. Yankees 8 Toronto 4
Final Houston 10 Chicago White Sox 2
Final L.A. Angels 7 Detroit 5
Final Seattle 6 Tampa Bay 5
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final San Francisco 10 Arizona 3
Final Chicago Cubs 2 N.Y. Mets 0
Final Atlanta 4 St. Louis 0
Final San Diego 6 Cincinnati 4
Final Colorado 7 Milwaukee 3
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Milwaukee 104 Brooklyn 89 (Series tied 3-3)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 2 N-Y Islanders 1 (Tampa Bay leads 2-1)

Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (6/16)

June 17, 2021

BASEBALL

  • #4 (4A) Hempstead sweeps at Waterloo East 21-0(4) and 10-0
  • Senior lost twice at Waterloo West 10-3 and 5-2.
  • #2 (3A) Wahlert lost twice at  #6 (4A) Cedar Rapids Prairie 2-1 and 6-5.
  • Western Dubuque split at Cedar Falls winning 14-3 and losing 1-0.
  • Cascade 11, Tipton 1
  • #5 (2A) Dyersville Beckman 8, #2 (1A) North Linn 5

Wisconsin Regional Finals

Division 3

  • Mineral Point 5, Cuba City 2

(Mineral Point meets Markesan at Viroqua on Tuesday 2:00pm)

Division 4

  • Southwestern 5, Belmont 2
  • Barneveld 20, Shullsburg-Benton 6 (5)

(Southwestern meets Barneveld at Pecatonica on Tuesday 1:30)

SOFTBALL

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic sweeps Midland 11-0 and 10-1.
  • Dyersville Beckman lost twice to #12 (4A) Marion 13-1 and 10-2.
  • Clayton Ridge beat MFL Mar-Mac twice 12-1 and 14-5.

Wisconsin Regional Finals

Division 4

  • Boscobel 3, Cuba City 0
  • Iowa Grant 9, Mineral Point 6

(Iowa Grant meets Boscobel on Monday at Boscobel)

Division 5

  • Division 5: Belmont 9, Argyle 5

(Belmont at Barneveld on Monday)

USHL Honors for Two Fighting Saints

June 17, 2021

CHICAGO — The USHL released its league honors this week and Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Robert Cronin and defenseman Henry Thrun were named to the All-USHL Third Team.

Cronin, who will begin his collegiate career at the University of New Hampshire next season, was one of the league’s top goal scorers. His 28 goals finished tops on the Saints roster, and fifth-most in the league.

Thrun, who will return to Harvard University for his sophomore season, an Anaheim Ducks prospect won gold at the 2021 World Junior Championships with Team USA, and then re-joined the Fighting Saints’ roster in late February.  In 24 games, he scored 22 points and posted multi-point games in six contests as a Fighting Saint.

Regional MLB Recaps from Wednesday

June 17, 2021

Cubs-Mets

— Jacob deGrom was pulled from a second straight start with an arm injury, this time leaving after three perfect innings with right shoulder tightness in the New York Mets’ 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. DeGrom struck out eight of the nine batters he faced and lowered his ERA to 0.54, the lowest in major league history after 11 starts. Dominic Smith hit a one-out solo homer and added a run-scoring grounder as the Mets earned their sixth win in seven games.

White Sox-Rays

— The Chicago White Sox pulled out an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays behind Yasmani Grandal’s game-ending single in the 10th. Jóse Abreu hit his 12th homer of the season for the White Sox, who squandered a 7-2 lead before winning for the 10th time in their last 13 games.

Brewers-Reds

— The Reds won for the 11th time in 13 games as Tyler Mahle  tied his career high with 12 strikeouts in a 2-1 decision over the Brewers. Tucker Barnhart doubled home the tiebreaking run to send Cincinnati to its sixth straight win and a three-game sweep.

Cardinals-Marlins

— Yadier Molina  delivered his eighth career walk-off hit with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to complete the Cardinals’ 1-0 and three-game sweep of the Marlins. St. Louis starter Johan Oviedo worked a career-high seven scoreless innings and Miami’s Sandy Alcantara pitched a team season-high 8 1/3 innings.

Twins-Mariners

— Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer against his former team and rookie starter Bailey Ober struck out six as the Twins dumped the Mariners, 7-2. Ryan Jeffers also homered in Minnesota’s first win in four games.

Hawks win with huge rally...Clippers up 3-2...Habs prevail

June 17, 2021

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers coughed up a 26-point advantage in a 109-106 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks outscored the Sixers 40-19 in the fourth quarter to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semis. Trae Young poured in 39 points and John Collins had a double-double of 19 points and 11 boards for Atlanta.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinals by earning their third straight win over the Utah Jazz, 119-111. Paul George carried the load with 37 points and 16 rebounds while Los Angeles played without forward Kawhi Leonard because of a knee injury sustained in Game 4. Marcus Morris scored 25 points and Reggie Jackson added 22 for the Clippers, who shot 51% from the field.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have evened their Stanley Cup semifinal series at a game apiece as Carey Price stopped 29 saves in a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights in Las Vegas. Price improved to 9-4 in the playoffs, his most victories in a postseason. Paul Byron, Joel Armia and Tyler Toffoli  scored for Montreal, with Byron making it 3-0 with 2:45 left in the second period.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns say guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols, and his availability for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals is unclear. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Paul has been vaccinated against COVID-19. That could mean that Paul could be cleared to return faster than those who tested positive before vaccines were available.

UNDATED (AP) — Two more NBA head coaches have parted company with their teams. Scott Brooks won’t be returning to the Washington Wizards, who made the playoffs three times in his five years at the helm. Stan Van Gundy was given the one season to coach the New Orleans Pelicans before the two sides mutually agreed to part.

UNDATED (AP) — Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson is leaving the team after 24 seasons. Nelson was instrumental in the club’s acquisitions of Dirk Nowitzki and Luka Doncic . The Mavericks said Wednesday the club and Nelson agreed to part ways, with owner Mark Cuban saying the 58-year-old son of former coach Don Nelson was “instrumental to our success and helped bring a championship to Dallas.”

National Scoreboard from Wednesday (6/16)

June 17, 2021

INTERLEAGUE
Final Boston 10 Atlanta 8
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Detroit 6 Kansas City 5
Final Chicago White Sox 8 Tampa Bay 7
Final Oakland 8 L.A. Angels 4
Final N.Y. Yankees 3 Toronto 2
Final Cleveland 8 Baltimore 7
Final Houston 8 Texas 4
Final Minnesota 7 Seattle 2
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final St. Louis 1 Miami 0
Final Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 1
Final Colorado 8 San Diego 7
Final Washington 3 Pittsburgh 1
Final N.Y. Mets 6 Chicago Cubs 3
Final San Francisco 13 Arizona 7
Final Philadelphia 2 L.A. Dodgers 0
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Atlanta 109 Philadelphia 106 (Atlanta leads 3-2)
Final L.A. Clippers 119 Utah 111 (L.A. leads 3-2)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Montreal 3 Vegas 2 (Series tied 1-1)

Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/15)

June 16, 2021

BASEBALL

Iowa

  • Senior split at Cedar Rapids Xavier losing 3-0 and winning 4-1.
  • Clayton Ridge lost to MFL Mar-Mac 5-2.

Wisconsin Regional Semi-Finals

Division 3

  • Cuba City 11, Boscobel 0 (5)
  • Mineral Point 12, Fennimore 2 (6)

(Cuba City at Mineral Point today for the Regional Final)

Division 4

  • Belmont 6, Potosi-Cassville 5
  • Southwestern 3, Iowa Grant 0

(Southwestern at Belmont today for the Regional Final)

  • Shullsburg-Benton 5, Pecatonica 2

(Shullsburg-Benton at Barneveld today for Regional Final)

SOFTBALL

  • #14(5-A) Hempstead split at CR Jefferson losing 3-1 and winning 4-3
  • Senior split at #4 (5-A) CR Kennedy losing 7-0 and winning 5-4.
  • Wahlert at CR Washington
  • #8 (4A) Western Dubuque split with Linn-Mar winning 4-2 and losing 9-2.
  • North Linn 14, Cascade 2

Wisconsin Boys State Golf Meet

June 16, 2021

Lancaster High School junior Noah Kirsch is a state champion. Kirsch captured Division 3 medalist honors yesterday at the Wisconsin High School State Boys Golf Meet that wrapped up at Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells.  Kirsch trailed by two strokes going into round two, but came back to fire a one under 71 on day two for a two round score of 147 and winning by seven strokes.

In the team standings Mineral Point finished 3rd scoring 700 over the 2 rounds while Fennimore finished 7th with 778.  Kohler with 659 won the D-3 title.

REGIONAL MLB RECAPS from Tuesday

June 16, 2021

Cubs-Mets

­–The Mets are a season-high nine games over .500 at 34-25 after beating the NL Central-leading Cubs for the second straight night, 3-2. Taijuan Walker struck out a career-high 12 while limiting Chicago to two runs and five hits with no walks. Pete Alonso hit a game-tying, two-run single and snapped a 2-2 tie with a sacrifice fly as the Mets won for the seventh time in nine games.

White Sox-Rays

— Dallas Keuchel  won his fifth straight decision by tossing four-hit ball over seven innings of the White Sox’s 3-0 shutout of the Rays. Adam Engel hit a solo home run and Tim Anderson had three hits as the AL Central leaders bounced back from Monday’s 5-2 loss to the AL East leaders.

Brewers-Reds

— The Reds broke open a scoreless game in the 10th inning without the benefit of a hit and held on to beat the Brewers 2-1. Eugenio Suarez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and Kyle Farmer added a sacrifice fly in Cincinnati’s fifth straight win.

Cardinals-Marlins

— The Cardinals pulled out a 2-1 win over the Marlins on Paul Goldschmidt’s game-ending homer in the ninth. Goldschmidt also had a tying RBI single in the sixth to help St. Louis win its second straight since dropping nine of 10.

All MVC  Divisional Girls Soccer

June 16, 2021

The Mississippi Valley Conference has announced selections for the all divisional girls soccer teams.

In the Mississippi Division: State qualifier Wahlert had two first team choices with Gabby Moran and Maya Wachter. Allie Kutch is on the second team, Faith Bower of Western Dubuque also received 2ndteam honors. Ivy Dearstone and Lola Grap of Wahlert and Faith Krapfl and Leah Digmann of W-D were Honorable Mention.  Coach Jill Leibforth of Wahlert was honored as the co-coach of the year in the divison.

In the Valley Division: Grace Daack of Hempstead and Brooke Healey were first team choices. 2nd team choices included: Kaylee Herrig and Madeline Bowers of Hempstead along with Norah Perkins and Leah Chandlee of Senior. Honorable Mention selections were Elena Kapparos and Jaime Weidemann of Hempstead along with Emma Loney and Fantu Andrews of Senior.

KD leads Nets...Bolts top Isles...Rays lose Glasnow

June 16, 2021

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant posted an impressive triple-double and the Brooklyn Nets took a three-games-to-two lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals by rallying past the Milwaukee Bucks, 104-108. Durant delivered 49 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists for the Nets, who trailed by 16 at halftime before scoring 71 the rest of the way. James Harden played 46 minutes in his first game since missing all but one minute of the last four games, finishing with five points and eight assists.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning have evened their Stanley Cup semifinal series at a game apiece with a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders. Ondrej Palat put the Lightning ahead to stay in the second period before defensemen Victor Hedman and Jan Rutta  tallied in the third to make it 4-1. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 24 shots for the Bolts, who travel to Long Island for Game 3 on Thursday.

CHICAGO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays’ charge to the AL East title has taken a severe hit following a serious injury to Tyler Glasnow . An MRI showed Glasnow had a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and also a flexor strain putting the remainder of his season in doubt. Glasnow said he won’t have surgery for now, but he’d miss the rest of this season and at least most of the next if he elects to have Tommy John surgery.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on pitchers using illegal foreign substances to doctor baseballs to get a better grip. Beginning Monday, such pitchers will be ejected and receive 10-game suspensions for first-time offenders, with suspensions lengthened for repeat violators. Major and minor league umpires will start regular checks of all pitchers, even if opposing managers don’t request inspections.

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery yesterday to repair tears in his right hamstring. The 24-year-old rookie was hitting .305 with 21 RBIs and 30 runs scored in 54 games before getting hurt last week trying to beat out a grounder. Chicago had put him on the 60-day injured list and held out hope he might recover to play again this year.

National Scoreboard from Tuesday (6/15)

June 16, 2021

INTERLEAGUE
Final Boston 10 Atlanta 8
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Cleveland 7 Baltimore 2
Final N.Y. Yankees 6 Toronto 5
Final Chicago White Sox 3 Tampa Bay 0
Final Detroit 4 Kansas City 3
Final Houston 6 Texas 3
Final Oakland 6 L.A. Angels 4
Final Seattle 10 Minnesota 0
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Washington 8 Pittsburgh 1
Final N.Y. Mets 3 Chicago Cubs 2
Final St. Louis 2 Miami 1
Final Cincinnati 2 Milwaukee 1
Final Colorado 8 San Diego 4
Final San Francisco 9 Arizona 8
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Philadelphia 3
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Brooklyn 114 Milwaukee 108 (Brooklyn leads 3-2)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Tampa Bay 4 N-Y Islanders 2 (Series tied 1-1)

Area Scoreboard from Monday (6/14)

June 15, 2021

HIGH SCHOOL

Baseball

  • Hempstead swept Iowa City West 14-1 and 12-1
  • Wahlert split at Iowa City High winning 5-4 (9) and losing the 2nd
  • Western Dubuque lost twice to Iowa City Liberty 4-3 and 9-2.
  • Cascade took two from Northeast 5-2 and 10-5.
  • Clayton Ridge split with North Fayette Valley winning 6-5 losing 5-4.

Softball

Iowa

  • Hempstead split with Cedar Falls winning 6-4 and losing 12-9.
  • Cascade split with Northeast winning 4-3 and losing 16-5.
  • Dyersville Beckman lost both game to Clear Creek-Amana 12-0 and 10-4.
  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic lost twice to Central City 3-1 and 7-5.
  • Clayton Ridge split with South Winneshiek winning 3-2 and losing 10-0.

Wisconsin Regional Semi-Finals

(Winners to the Finals on Wednesday)

Division 5

  • Southwestern lost 13-1 at Argyle
  • Belmont 11, Highland 2
  • Benton/Shullsburg lost at Barneveld7-2

Division 4

  • Boscobel 5, Fennimore 1
  • Cuba City 4, Potosi/Cassville 3
  • Iowa-Grant 3, Riverdale 2
  • Mineral Point 7, Wisconsin Heights 1

Division 3

  • Prairie du Chien 5, Platteville 3

WIAA State Golf Meet

June 15, 2021

At the Division 3 Wisconsin High School Boys State High School Golf Tournament at Trappers Turn Golf Club in Wisconsin Dells yesterday:

Mineral Point with 359 sits tied for fourth and Fennimore 8th with 398 among the eight teams competing for the title. Lancaster junior Noah Kirsch fired a 4-over par 76 on Monday and is in second place.

Mustangs, Golden Eagles, Blazers Ranked

June 15, 2021

The latest Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association top 10 rankings.

In Class 4A: Hempstead moved up one spot this week ranked 4th. Also from the Mississippi Valley Conference, Cedar Rapids Prairie is 6th and Iowa City High 8th.

In Class 3A: Wahlert still holds down the number two spot in the poll

In Class 2A: Dyersville Beckman has climbed one spot and are ranked 5th this week.

Complete rankings: https://iowahsbca.net/

Regional MLB Recaps from Monday

June 15, 2021

Cubs-Mets

— David Peterson earned his first win in exactly two months by allowing just one hit over six shutout innings of the Mets’ 5-2 win over the Cubs. Dominic Smith hit a solo homer and Kevin Pillar  added a two-run double as New York beat Chicago at home for the first time in eight games.

White Sox-Rays

— Homers by Austin Meadows, Brandon Lowe  and Randy Arozarena powered the Rays to their fourth consecutive win, 5-2 versus the White Sox. Tampa Bay starter Tyler Glasnow left after four innings with right elbow inflammation.

Brewers-Reds

— Vladimir Gutiérrez and three relievers combined on a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts to help the Reds trounce the Brewers, 10-2. Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino each hit a two-run homer in Cincinnati’s fourth win in a row.

Cardinals-Marlins

— The Cardinals won for only the third time in 14 games as Tyler O’Neill doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning of their 4-2 victory against the Marlins. Adam Wainwright gave up two runs over six effective innings and Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and an RBI for St. Louis.

Twins-Mariners

— Jake Bauers barely cleared the wall with his first home run since being traded to the Mariners, a tiebreaking shot in a 4-3 downing of the Twins. Minnesota led 3-1 until Ty France had an RBI double and Dylan Moore an RBI triple in the fifth for Seattle.

AP Sports Headlines

June 15, 2021

UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks and Los Angeles Clippers have evened each of their conference semifinal series at two games apiece. Trae Young shot just 8-for-26 but finished with 25 points and 18 assists in the Hawks’ 103-100 triumph over Philadelphia.

The Clippers rolled to a 118-104 win against Utah as Paul George and Kawhi Leonard each scored 31 points.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights picked up their fifth straight win by stifling the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1 in the opener of their Stanley Cup semifinal series. Shea Theodore had a goal and an assist for Vegas, which also received tallies from Alec Martinez, Mattias Janmark, and Nick Holden. The Canadiens had won seven straight since falling behind three games to one in their first-round series against Toronto.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars expect quarterback Trevor Lawrence to be fully cleared to practice by training camp next month. Lawrence was a limited participant as the Jaguars opened a two-day, mandatory minicamp yesterday, getting reps in some seven-on-seven drills. The former Clemson star and this year’s No. 1 draft pick wore a compression sleeve on his left leg to help his hamstring, which he tweaked during practice last week.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians ace Shane Bieber has been placed on the injured list and will not pitch for at least two weeks. Manager Terry Francona said the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner underwent an MRI after complaining of tightness in his shoulder following his start on Sunday. The tests showed the muscle strain and Bieber will be temporarily shut down.

UNDATED (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that Gerard Gallant has been hired as head coach of the New York Rangers, replacing David Quinn. Gallant was a highly sought-after coaching candidate three years after leading Vegas to the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season. He is fresh off coaching Canada from an 0-3 start to the gold medal at the world hockey championship.

NEW YORK (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert has filed suit in federal court in an effort to get his suspension by the New York Racing Association lifted. The NYRA suspended the Hall of Famer in mid-May after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test that found 21 picograms of betamethasone. Baffert acknowledged that Medina Spirit tested positive for the substance that is banned on race day in Kentucky, but he said an ointment used to treat a skin condition contained the substance.

National Scoreboard from Monday (6/14)

June 15, 2021

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Boston 2 Toronto 1
Final Cleveland 4 Baltimore 3
Final Tampa Bay 5 Chicago White Sox 2
Final Detroit 10 Kansas City 3
Final Oakland 8 L.A. Angels 5
Final Seattle 4 Minnesota 3
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Washington 3 Pittsburgh 2
Final N.Y. Mets 5 Chicago Cubs 2
Final Colorado 3 San Diego 2
Final St. Louis 4 Miami 2
Final Cincinnati 10 Milwaukee 2
Final San Francisco 5 Arizona 2
Final L.A. Dodgers 3 Philadelphia 1
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Atlanta 103 Philadelphia 100 (Series tied 2-2)
Final L.A. Clippers 118 Utah 104 (Series tied 2-2)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final Vegas 4 Montreal 1 (Vegas leads 1-0)

REGIONAL MLB RECAPS from Sunday

June 14, 2021

— The Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers continue to share the NL Central lead while putting distance between themselves and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Zach Davies tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning to outduel Carlos Martinez and send the Cubs to a 2-0 victory and a three-game sweep of the Cardinals. Davies struck out six and walked two in 6 2/3 innings to win his second straight start.

–Avisail  Garcia slammed a two-run homer and the Brewers completed a three-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Pirates. The Brew Crew won for the 14th time in 16 games. Josh Hader struck out the side in the ninth for his 17th save in as many chances.

— Carlos Rodón flirted with another no-hitter and the White Sox completed a three-game sweep by knocking off Detroit, 4-1. Rodón was going for his second no-hitter of the season until Eric Haase doubled with one out in the seventh.

— Michael Brantley had his second four-hit game of the series and drove in four runs to highlight the Astros’ 20-hit attack in a 14-3 assault on the Twins. Minnesota’s Michael Pineda left after four innings due to a reoccurrence of right forearm soreness that first bothered him June 1.

Suns advance...Bucks tie Nets...Isles prevail...Joker wins

June 14, 2021

PHOENIX (AP) — Chris Paul pumped in 37 points and the Phoenix Suns completed a four-game sweep in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals by downing the Nuggets, 125-118 in Denver. Devin Booker had 34 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who are in the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 11 years. The Nuggets finish the game without reigning league MVP Nikola Jokic, who was ejected midway through the third quarter.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo  scored 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece with a 107-96 win over Brooklyn. Khris Middleton had 19 and the Bucks surged ahead with a 19-4 run in the first half. Nets guard Kyrie Irving missed the last 2 1/2 quarters after spraining his right ankle, making him questionable for Game 5 on Tuesday.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Semyon Varlamov  stopped 30 shots and the New York Islanders took the opener of their Stanley Cup semifinal series by nipping the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1. Mat Barzal put the Islanders ahead to stay in the second period with his fourth goal in five games. Ryan Pulock’s third-period tally became the game-winner after Brayden Point notched a power-play goal for the defending Stanley Cup champs in the final minute.

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic stormed back from a two-sets-to-love deficit to win the French Open for the second time. Djokovic rallied for a 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Stefanos Tsitsipas  for his 19th career Grand Slam title, one behind men’s all-time leaders Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Barbora Krejcikova became the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to sweep the singles and doubles titles at Roland Garros.

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — South Africa’s Garrick Higgo has earned his first PGA victory by taking the Palmetto Championship in South Carolina. Higgo went ahead when leader Chesson Hadley bogeyed his final three holes to lose his two-shot lead. The 22-year-old Higgo was making just his second tour start. Hadley had to settle for a second-place tie with Doc Redman, Hudson Swafford, Tyrrell Hatton, Bo Van Pelt and Jhonattan Vegas.

 

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Larson held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski during the final 10-lap shootout to win NASCAR’s All-Star race at Texas Motor Speedway. Larson took the lead with a slippery three-wide pass and captured the $1 million first prize. He pushed Hendrick Motorsports to its second consecutive win and 10th overall in the annual non-points race.

National Scoreboard from Sunday (6/13)

June 14, 2021

INTERLEAGUE
Final Philadelphia 7 N.Y. Yankees 0
Final L.A. Angels 10 Arizona 3
Final L.A. Dodgers 5 Texas 3
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Final Chicago White Sox 4 Detroit 1
Final Tampa Bay 7 Baltimore 1
Final Toronto 18 Boston 4
Final Seattle 6 Cleveland 2
Final Houston 14 Minnesota 3
Final Oakland 6 Kansas City 3
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Final Washington 5 San Francisco 0
Final Cincinnati 6 Colorado 2
Final San Diego 7 N.Y. Mets 3
Final Atlanta 6 Miami 4
Final Milwaukee 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 0
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Final Milwaukee 107 Brooklyn 96 (Series tied 2-2)
Final Phoenix 125 Denver 118 (Phoenix wins series 4-0)
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NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Final N-Y Islanders 2 Tampa Bay 1 (N-Y leads 1-0)