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(Undated) -- The Canadiens are one step away from the Stanley Cup Final as they beat the Golden Knights 4-1 in Las Vegas in Game Five. Carey Price made 26 saves as the Habs put Vegas on the brink of elimination, going up three-games-to-two in the best-of-seven series. Game Six is Thursday in Montreal. Tonight, the Islanders have a tall task in front of them as they look to prevent elimination against the Lightning. They're down three-games-to-two as they return to Uniondale for Game Six.



(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Timbers are delaying the start of their Saturday game in response to sweltering heat in the forecast. Temperatures are expected to hit 100 degrees and above in the Portland area on Saturday. The Timbers are delaying the start of their game against Minnesota United until 8 p.m. when it's cooler. The game was originally set to start at 7:30.



(Phoenix, AZ) -- Paul George scored 26 points as the Clippers lost to the Suns 104-103 in Game Two of the Western Conference Finals in Phoenix. George nearly sealed a Los Angeles win, but missed two crunch time free throws to give Phoenix a chance to win. Deandre Ayton took advantage with a game-winning dunk with 0.7 seconds left to give the Suns a two-zero lead in the series. It's the third time the Clippers have had a two-games-to-none deficit in this year's playoffs. Forward Kawhi Leonard missed his fourth game with a right knee strain. Game Three is tomorrow night.



(Anaheim, CA) -- Anthony DeSclafani threw seven scoreless innings as the Giants beat the Angels 5-0 in Anaheim. The right-hander allowed only three hits and struck out nine for his eighth win of the year. Wilmer Flores and Mauricio Dubon each went deep for San Francisco. The Giants have won eight of their last ten. Jose Iglesias was 2-for-4 at the plate, with a double. Andrew Heaney took his fifth loss, despite tying a season-high with 10 strikeouts. He allowed five runs over six frames. The Angels lose their second straight. The teams continue the series this afternoon.



(San Diego, CA) -- Austin Barnes homered as the Dodgers fell to the Padres 3-2 in San Diego. The catcher went deep in the ninth inning for his third of the year. Chris Taylor was only Los Angeles player with more than one hit, going 3-for-5 at the plate. Lefty Clayton Kershaw was charged his seventh loss, allowing three runs over six innings. He gave up two home runs and struck out seven. The Dodgers have lost two straight. They look to avoid the sweep tonight.



(Seattle, WA) -- The Mariners edged the Rockies 2-1 in Seattle. Chris Flexen struck out six and gave up just one run in six-and-two-thirds innings. JP Crawford picked up an RBI single in the fifth and Shed Long Jr. broke a 1-1 tie with a solo bomb in the eighth inning. The series wraps up this afternoon.



(Arlington, TX) -- The A's had 15 hits as the team beat the Rangers 13-6 in Arlington. Mark Canha, Ramon Laureano and Elvis Andrus tallied three hits each for Oakland. Third baseman Matt Chapman launched his ninth long ball of the year with a two-run homer in the first. The A's led 9-to-zero after the third. Southpaw Cole Irvin notched his fifth win, pitching five innings and striking out four. Oakland snaps a three-game losing skid. The team continues the series tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  Becky Hammon and Chauncey Billups have advanced to second interviews for the Blazers open head coaching position, according to ESPN.  Billups is currently an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers and Hammon is an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs. Hammon would be the first female head coach in NBA history if hired.



(Washington, DC)  --  The Supreme Court is allowing college athletes to receive benefits.  The High Court ruled 9-0 against the NCAA Monday in a case involving a player from the West Virginia University and other student athletes. The athletes argued the NCAA's restrictions on education-related benefits such as paid internships, computers, and other equipment, violated federal antitrust law.  The ruling is a blow to the NCAA, striking down some of its long-held "amateurism" rules.  The ruling comes just as some states are pushing for student-athletes to receive monetary compensation.



(Undated)  --  The Houston Astros took a combined no hitter into the eighth inning as they beat the Orioles 10-2 in Baltimore.    

In Phoenix, the Diamondbacks snapped their 17-game losing-streak behind seven innings of one-run ball from Merrill Kelly as they beat the Brewers 5-1.  

In Queens, New York, Jacob deGrom was dominant again as he gave up one hit over five shutout innings as the Mets beat the Braves 4-2 in Game One of their double hitter.  Atlanta took the second-game of the twin-bill 1-nothing.  



(Undated)  --  The NBA Playoffs resume tonight, as the Clippers visit the Suns for Game Two of the Western Conference Finals in Phoenix.  The Suns took Game One with a 120-114 win on Sunday.  The Suns are expected to remain without Chris Paul as he is in the league's health and safety protocols while Kawhi [[ ka-WHY ]] Leonard won't take the court for the Clippers as he battles a knee injury.  Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bucks and Hawks will begin tomorrow.



(Undated)  --  Brayden Point scored a goal in his eighth-straight playoff game as the Lightning utterly dominated the Islanders 8-nothing in Game Five in Tampa.   Tampa Bay took a three-games-to-two lead in the best-of-seven series.  Tonight, the series between the Canadiens and the Golden Knights shifts back to Nevada.  Vegas took Game Four 2-1 thanks to an overtime goal from Nicolas Roy.  The best-of-seven series is tied at two-games apiece.



(La Jolla, CA)  --  Jon Rahm is the winner of the 121st U.S. Open at the South Course at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.  Rahm dramatically birdied 17 and 18 to go from one shot down to one shot up and finish at six-under for the tournament.  He shot a four-under 67 come from three-strokes back at the start of Sunday and win the third major of the season.  It's the 26-year-old's first career major championship.  Rahm famously had to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago when leading by six strokes heading into the final round due to a positive COVID test.



(Undated)  --  Nicolas Roy  scored 1:18 into overtime to lift the Golden Knights to a 2-1 win over the Canadiens in Montreal.  Robin Lehner made 27 saves as Vegas tied the best-of-seven series at two-games-apiece.  The Islanders are looking to capitalize on their momentum as they travel to Tampa tonight to take on the Lightning in Game Five.  New York won Game Four 3-2 in Uniondale. 



(Undated)  --  The Suns are striking the first blow of the Western Conference Finals with a 120-114 win over the Clippers in Game One in Phoenix.  Devin Booker finished with a triple-double with 40 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists.  Game Two is Tuesday.  Kevin Huerter scored 27 points as the Hawks defeated the 76ers 103-96 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in Philadelphia.  Atlanta advances to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Milwaukee Bucks.  Game One is Wednesday.



(Lebanon, TN)  --  Kyle Larson is keeping his spot in victory lane.  Larson took home the win at the NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville.  It's the fourth-straight week Larson has found his way into victory lane, after wins at the All-Star Race, Sonoma, and Charlotte.  Ross Chastain finished in second.  William Byron took third while Aric Almirola and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top five.



(Undated)  --  The losing is reaching historic lows for the Diamondbacks, who fell 9-8 to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Phoenix.  The Snakes have now lost 17-straight, a franchise record, and are 1-and-17 for the month of June.  In the game, Albert Pujols passed Mel Ott for 14th on the career runs list.  In the Bronx, the Yankees ended their 2-1 win over the Athletics with a 5-4-3 triple play.  New York has won two-straight and five-of-six.  



(Eugene, OR)  --  Allyson Felix is making her fifth Olympic team after finishing in second place in the 400 meters with a time of 50-point-zero-two seconds.  Felix has already won six gold medals and this will be the 35-year-old's first Olympics as a mother.  She will also run in the 200 meters later this week at the Olympic trials, but would not be able to run in both races in Tokyo because of the schedule.  Quanera Hayes won the race with a time of 49-point-seven-eight seconds and Wadeline Jonathas also qualified for the Olympics with a third-place finish in the 400.



(Undated)  --  The Sounders and Timbers return to the pitch tomorrow now that the MLS international break is over.  Seattle plays Los Angeles Galaxy on the road.  Portland will host Sporting Kansas City.



(Milwaukee, WI)  --  The Bucks and Nets are going the distance in the Eastern Conference semifinals.  Khris Middleton scored 38 points as the Bucks forced a Game Seven with a 104-89 win over the Nets in Game Six in Milwaukee.  Kevin Durant had 32 points in defeat for the Nets.  Game Seven will be Saturday in Brooklyn.  On Friday, the Hawks will look to close out the 76ers in Game Six in Philadelphia, and the Clippers will look to finish off the Jazz in the sixth game of their series in Los Angeles.



(Dallas, TX)  --  Rick Carlisle is no longer the coach of the Dallas Mavericks.  Carlisle told ESPN he let Mavs owner Mark Cuban know today he was resigning calling it solely his own decision.  The Mavericks released an official announcement not long after.  He also says it's been a great 13 years in Dallas and it was an honor working with Cuban.  The Mavs said yesterday Donnie Nelson wouldn't return as GM.  Carlisle won a title with Dallas in 2011.  He is planning to stay in coaching.



(Lebanon, TN)  --  The NASCAR Cup Series will look to play a new tune in the Music City on Sunday.  It will be the first cup race in history at Nashville Superspeedway.  It's the first cup race in Nashville since 1984.  Kyle Larson rolls into the race with plenty of momentum after winning the NASCAR All-Star Race.  Larson also picked up a win the week prior at Sonoma Raceway.



(Undated)  --  The Tampa Bay Lightning are taking back home-ice advantage in their Stanley Cup semifinal series with the Islanders after a 2-1 win in Game Three in New York.  Brayden Point's 11th goal of the postseason was the difference as the Bolts grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven set.  Game Four is Saturday in New York.  The other semifinal series between the Golden Knights and Canadiens shifts to Montreal for Game Three tomorrow night.  That best-of-seven set is tied at one game apiece after the teams split the first two games in Sin City.



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners could only muster five hits in a 7-2 loss to the Twins in Seattle.  Justus Sheffield allowed ten hits and seven runs in five innings.  Shed Long hit an RBI single in the fifth and Ty France added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning.  Seattle starts a four-game home series against the Tampa Bay Rays tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers are planning on bringing back Kevin Calabro as their lead broadcaster, according to the Oregonian.  Calabro was with the broadcast from 2016 until last summer when he abruptly left.  The Blazers are moving to ROOT Sports this upcoming season.


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