Sports Archives for 2021-04


(Memphis, TN)  --  Revenge is a dish best served scorching hot, especially if you're the Trail Blazers.  Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum and Norman Powell all reached the 20 point mark as Portland spanked the Grizzlies 130-109 in Memphis.  The Blazers visit Brooklyn tomorrow.



(Houston, TX)  --  Seattle can't hold on late as the Mariners blew a two-run lead in the eighth, allowing the Astros to score four runs for a 7-5 win in Houston.  Luis Torrens and Kyle Lewis hit home runs for Seattle, which lost its fourth straight.  The Mariners try to avoid the four-game sweep today.



(Phoenix, AZ)  --  Paul George scored 25 points but the Clippers lost 109-101 to the Suns in Phoenix.  Marcus Morris Sr. posted 16 points for the Clippers.  LA is 43-and-21 and will host the Nuggets Saturday.



(Washington, D.C.)  --  Anthony Davis scored 26 points as the Lakers fell 116-107 to the Wizards in D.C.  Ben McLemore added 16 off the bench for Los Angeles.  The Lakers are 36-and-26 and host the Kings tomorrow.



(St. Petersburg, FL)  --  Tyler Glasnow threw seven scoreless innings and struck out 10 as the Rays shut down the Athletics 2-0 in St. Petersburg.  Cole Irvin struck out eight and allowed just two runs over six innings but took the loss for the Athletics.  Oakland has lost three of four.  The two wrap up the series today.
 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Clayton Kershaw struck eight over seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers blanked the Reds 8-0 at home.  Justin Turner homered for Los Angeles.  Mookie Betts and Matt Beaty each drove in a pair of runs for the Dodgers, who snapped a three-game skid.  The Dodgers visit the Brewers tonight.



(Undated)  --  On the ice, the Ducks rallied to beat the Kings 3-2 in Los Angeles.  The Ducks will host the Kings tomorrow.  The Sharks topped the Coyotes 4-2 in San Jose.  The Sharks visit the Avalanche tomorrow.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The Trail Blazers finally ended their five-game losing streak with a dominant 133-112 road win against the Indiana Pacers.  Anfernee Simons made it rain from beyond the arc, sinking nine three-pointers in his 27-point performance, which was just one shy of Damian Lillard's franchise record.  The NBA's condensed schedule continues on and the Blazers will be in Memphis tonight to take on the Grizzlies in a potential preview of a playoff play-in game.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Reds scored three runs in the seventh to push past the Dodgers 6-5 in Los Angeles.   Walker Buehler struck out 10 but gave up five runs over six and a third innings for Los Angeles.  Scott Alexander took the loss as the Dodgers have lost seven of nine.  The Reds and Dodgers wrap up the series this afternoon.
 



(Houston, TX)  --  The Mariners lost their second straight game on the road to the Astros, this time a 2-0 shutout, as they have struggled to get the bats going.  Kyle Seager provided the only two hits for the Mariners.  The M's will have two more go's at it tonight at tomorrow afternoon.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Timbers will be taking on América of the Mexican Liga BBVA in a Champions League match tonight.  With the MLS season already underway, the Timbers last CONCACAF match was on April 13th, where they blanked Marathon of the Honduran Primera Division, 5-0.



(St. Petersburg, FL)  --  Brett Phillips homered as the Rays edged the Athletics 4-3 in St. Petersburg.  Sean Murphy homered in the ninth in a failed rally for the Athletics.  Frankie Montas allowed three runs over six innings to take the loss for Oakland, which has lost two of three.  The two meet again tonight.



(San Francisco, CA)  --  The Rockies powered past the Giants 7-5 in San Francisco.  Brandon Crawford tied the game in the ninth with a home run for the Giants. Gregory Santos took the loss for the Giants, who had won two straight coming into the game.  The two sides wrap up the series tonight.



(Arlington, TX)  --  Nick Solak homered twice as the Rangers cruised past the Angels 6-1 in Arlington.   Jose Quintana allowed five runs over three and a third innings to take the loss for Los Angeles, which had won two in a row coming in to the game.  The two wrap up the series tonight.



(Undated)  --  On the ice, the Kings host the Ducks tonight.  LA beat Anaheim 4-1 at home on Monday.  The Sharks welcome the Coyotes to town.  San Jose beat Arizona 6-4 on Monday.



(San Francisco, CA)  --  The Mavericks went on a 28-0 run in the first half as they crushed the Warriors 133-103 in San Francisco.  Stephen Curry had 27 points in defeat for Golden State.  The Warriors are 31-and-31 and visit the Timberwolves tomorrow.



(Undated)  --  The NFL Draft is set to begin tomorrow evening and the Seahawks have a league-low three picks.  Round One will be on Thursday, where the Seahawks won't be making any selections unless they trade up.  Rounds two and three will be on Friday where the Seahawks will only be selecting in the second round at pick number 56.  The remainder of the rounds will be Saturday. 



(Corvallis, OR)  --  Oregon State men's basketball announced that Maryland transfer center Chol Murial will be joining the Beavers for the 2021-22 season.  The seven-foot-two AZ Compass Prep product was a four-star recruit and number-58 on the ESPN 100 list out of high school.



(Indianapolis, IN)  --  The Trail Blazers will be on the road tonight against the surging Pacers.  The Blazers have lost five straight and hope to climb their way back out of the playoff play-in tournament.  They are now one game behind the Mavericks for the sixth seed and one game ahead of the Grizzlies for the seventh seed after losing to them twice in a row.



(Cleveland, OH) --  The NFL Draft is now two days away, with the first round underway on Thursday.  The 49ers will select third overall, with all eyes on whether or not they decide to take a quarterback. The Chargers will pick thirteenth, while the Rams don't currently have a first-rounder after trading theirs to Jacksonville as a part of the Jalen Ramsey deal.



(St. Petersburg, FL) -- The Athletics got back in the win column after their 13-game streak was snapped on Sunday, and they only needed Sean Murphy's two-run home run in the fourth to lift them to victory over the Rays, 2-1.  Sean Manaea was effective in his five innings, striking out six while allowing just four hits and one run.  The series continues in St. Petersburg today with Frankie Montas getting the start.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Dodgers have lost four of their last five after falling to the Reds in extra innings, 5-3.  Corey Seager tied the game at three with a two-run home run in the seventh, but Kenley Jansen gave up a two-run homer to Jesse Winker in the top of the 10th, and the bats couldn't respond in the bottom of the frame.  Chris Taylor went two-for-five and scored on a single by Gavin Lux, who returned from injury and started at second base.  Walker Buehler starts against the Reds tonight.



(San Jose, CA) -- The Sharks scored the first four goals of the game en route to a 6-4 home win over the Coyotes, snapping their eight-game losing streak.  Six different Sharks scored in the game, one of them being Evander Kane, who also had three assists for a four-point night.  The win puts them only five points back of the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division with eight games remaining.  They face the Coyotes again on Wednesday.



(Boston, MA)  --  The Red Sox pushed four across in the first as they beat the Mariners 5-3 in Boston.  Nick Margevicius got just one out and took the loss.  Ty France, Tom Murphy, and JP Crawford drove in runs for Seattle.  The M's have lost three-of-five.



(San Francisco, CA)  --  Stephen Curry scored 37 points as the Warriors held off the Kings 117-113 at home.  Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 19 off the bench for Golden State.  The Warriors have won three of four.  The Warriors host the Mavericks tomorrow.



(Portland, OR)  --  Ja Morant dropped 28 points as the Grizzlies beat the Trail Blazers 120-113 at the Portland.  CJ McCollum had 27 points to lead Portland, which has now lost five-in-a-row.  Damian Lillard had 23 points while Jusuf Nurkic  added 16 points and 19 rebounds.  The Blazers will be in Indiana to take on the Pacers tomorrow night.



(Portland, OR)  --  Cristhian Paredes giveth, and he taketh away.  Portland's 22-year-old midfielder allowed an own goal in the 28th minute to allow the Houston Dynamo to draw even at 1-1 on Saturday, but scored a blistering shot from just inside the 18-yard box in the 73rd minute to cement the win for the Timbers.  Dairon Aspirilla scored in the sixth minute for the first goal of the game for the Tims.  They're now 1-and-1 on the year with three points.  Portland will host Club America at Providence Park on Wednesday night in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Padres rallied from a 7-1 deficit to beat the Dodgers 8-7 in 11 innings in Los Angeles.  Eric Hosmer drove in the go-ahead run with a sac fly in the 11th.  Chris Taylor and Sheldon Neuse homered for the Dodgers.  Dustin May gave up one run and struck out 10 over six innings for Los Angeles.  Garrett Cleavinger took the loss.  The Dodgers have lost five of seven and host the Reds tonight.



(Boston, MA)  --  Mitch Haniger hit a three-run 10th inning home run as the Mariners topped the Red Sox 7-3 in Boston.  Sam Haggerty broke the 3-all tie with an RBI double early in the 10th while J.P. Crawford forced extra innings with a sac-fly in the eighth.  Seattle has won three of four and rematches with Boston tonight.



(Houston, TX)  --  Albert Pujols homered but the Angels fell 8-2 to the Astros in Houston.  Alex Cobb allowed five runs, four earned over two and two thirds of an inning.  The Angels have lost three of four and meet the Astros again tonight.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Jurickson Profar scored the go-ahead run on a double play in the eighth inning as the Padres edged the Dodgers 3-2 in Los Angeles.  A.J. Pollock and Sheldon Neuse hit back-to-back home runs for the Dodgers.  Walker Buehler allowed two runs over seven innings and struck out nine for LA.  Blake Treinen picked up the loss as the Dodgers have lost three of four.  The two sides go at it again tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will defend home court tonight when they welcome the Grizzlies to the Moda Center.  Portland will look to end the three-game skid that dropped it to 32-and-26.  The Blazers will host Memphis again on Sunday. 



(Dallas, TX)  --  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 29 points but the Lakers fell 115-110 to the Mavericks in Dallas.  Dennis Schroder added 25 points in the loss.  The Lakers fall to 35-and-24.  They meet the Mavericks again tomorrow.
 



(San Francisco, CA)  --  Aaron Sanchez and four relievers combined to allow just two hits as the Giants blanked the Marlins 3-0 at home.  Curt Casali drove in two runs for the Giants.  Jake McGee picked up the save for San Francisco, which has won four of five.  The two meet again tonight.



(Undated)  --  In MLS action, LAFC hosts Seattle tomorrow.  The Galaxy host the Red Bulls Sunday.  The Earthquakes host FC Dallas tomorrow.



(Undated)  --  On the ice, the Kings host the Wild tonight.  The Ducks host the Golden Knights tomorrow.  The Sharks host the Wild tomorrow.



(Lincoln, AL)  --  NASCAR is set to take on Talladega on Sunday.  Alex Bowman will be carrying plenty of momentum after winning at Richmond last week.  Denny Hamlin will be on the pole.  Hamlin will look to build off last week's second-place performance.  He will be joined up front by Joey Logano.



(Portland, OR)  --  Norman Powell missed the would-be buzzer beater as the Trail Blazers fell to the Nuggets 106-105 in Portland.  Damian Lillard led with 22 points while Powell finished with 17.  Portland has lost three in a row to slip to 32-and-26.  The Blazers host the Grizzlies tomorrow. 



(Dallas, TX)  --  The Lakers are on the road tonight.  LA will visit the Dallas Mavericks.  The Lakers have lost two of three and are 35-and-23 on the season.



An original member of first Portland Trail Blazers team has died.  Shaler Halimon was 76 years old.  Halimon played five years in the NBA.  He started with the Philadelphia 76'ers and was traded to the Chicago Bulls. He was acquired by the Blazers and finished his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks.  He returned to Portland where he became a TriMet bus driver and earned TriMet's bus operator of the year award. He also continued with the Blazers as part of its alumni program.



(Washington, DC)  --  Bradley Beal logged 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Wizards get by the Warriors 118-114 in DC.  Kelly Oubre Jr. led the charge for Golden State with 24 points and nine boards.  Jordan Poole chipped in 22 points as the Warriors lost for the second time in three games. 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Luke Kennard scored 28 points as the Clippers sailed past the Grizzlies 117-105 in Los Angeles.  Marcus Morris Sr. added 25 for LA.  Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were both out for the Clippers.  Los Angeles has won 10 of its last 11 games.  The Clippers visit the Rockets tomorrow.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Elvis Andrus scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the 10th as the Athletics outslugged the Twins 13-12 in Oakland.  Matt Olson hit two home runs for Oakland.  Seth Brown also went yard for the Athletics. Oakland has won 11 straight.  The Athletics visit the Orioles tomorrow.



(Philadelphia, PA)  --  Andrew Knapp singled in the winning run in the ninth inning as the Phillies walked off the Giants 6-5 in Philadelphia.  Bryce Harper's solo homer in the seventh tied the game for Philly after San Francisco scored four times in the top half to take a 5-4 lead.  Darin Ruf hit a three-run shot for the Giants.  Wandy Peralta took the loss.  The Giants host the Marlins tonight.
 



(Anaheim, CA)  --  The Rangers scored four in the eighth and two in the ninth as they took down the Angels 7-4 in Anaheim.  The Angels hit four solo home runs in the loss.  Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Justin Upton, and Jose Iglesias went yard for LA.  The Angels have lost two of three.  Los Angeles will visit the Astros tonight.



(Undated)  --  In MLS action, LAFC hosts Seattle Saturday.  The LA Galaxy host the Red Bulls on Sunday.  The Earthquakes host FC Dallas on Saturday.



(Undated)  --  On the ice, the Sharks fell 5-2 at the Golden Knights.  The Kings host the Wild tomorrow.  The Ducks welcome the Golden Knights to town on Saturday.



(Portland, OR)  --  CJ McCollum missed what would have been the game-winning jumpshot at the buzzer as the Trail Blazers were edged by the Clippers 113-112 at the Moda Center.  McCollum led with 28 points and Normal Powell added 23 in the loss.  Portland falls to 32-and-25 and hosts Denver tonight. 



(Seattle, WA)  --  The Mariners only managed one hit in their 1-0 loss to the Dodgers at T-Mobile Park.  Marco Gonzales and two relievers combined on a two-hitter in defeat.  Seattle slips to 11-and-7 and visits Boston tomorrow. 



(Philadelphia, PA)  --  The Giants homered five times on their way to a 10-7 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia.  Buster Posey went deep twice, while Tommy La Stella, Alex Dickerson, and Wilmer Flores also went yard.  Jose Alvarez picked up the win, San Francisco's third straight.  The Giants and Phillies finish the series today.



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Mike Trout hit his fifth home run of the season as the Angels cruised past the Rangers 6-2 in Anaheim.  Albert Pujols and Kurt Suzuki also went yard for the Angels.  Shohei Ohtani pitched four scoreless innings and struck out seven.  Griffin Canning got the win as Los Angeles won for the second time in three games.  The Angels wrap up the series with Texas this afternoon.



(Washington, D.C.)  --  The Warriors remain on the road tonight.  Golden State will visit the Washington Wizards.  The Warriors are 29-and-29 on the season.
 



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Athletics kept the Twins scoreless through two seven inning games as they swept a doubleheader.   Oakland has won 10 straight.  The teams wrap up the three-game set today.



(Undated)  --  On the ice, the Kings defeated the Ducks 4-1.  The Sharks are at the Golden Knights again tonight.  San Jose has lost all six meetings with Vegas this season.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Taylor Trammell hit a solo home run and hit an RBI double as the Mariners held off the Dodgers to win 4-3 in Seattle.  Jose Marmolejos launched a two run shot in the win.  Justus Sheffield got the win for the M's, who have won five of six.  They'll rematch with Los Angeles today. 



(Portland, OR)  --  The Trail Blazers will be home tonight to host the Clippers at the Moda Center.  Portland will look to redeem itself after being dropped by LA two weeks ago.  The Blazers sit at 32-and-24.



(Philadelphia, PA)  --  Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer as the Giants beat the Phillies 2-0 in Philadelphia.  Austin Slater went 2-for-4 as San Francisco won its second-straight.  Kevin Gausman picked up his first win of the year, going six innings, giving up six hits while striking out five.  Wandy Peralta picked up his second save.  The Giants are 10-and-6 and meet the Phillies again tonight.



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Justin Upton homered but the Angels fell 6-4 to the Rangers at home.  Dylan Bundy allowed five runs over five innings to take the loss.  The Angels are 8-and-6.  The two teams meet again tonight.



(Undated)  --  Quarterback Alex Smith is hanging up his cleats.  The 36-year-old announced his retirement Monday in a video on Instagram.  Smith was the first-overall pick by the 49ers in the 2005 draft.  He also played for the Chiefs and Washington, returning last season after a leg injury in 2018.



(Oakland, CA)  --  The Athletics are set to return to action this afternoon.  Oakland will battle the Twins at home in a doubleheader that will wrap up at night.  The Athletics are 9-and-7.
 



(Undated)  --  In hockey action, the Sharks fell 3-2 in the shootout at the Golden Knights.  The two teams meet again tomorrow.  The Kings host the Ducks tonight.



(Charlotte, NC)  --  Carmelo Anthony led the Trail Blazers with 24 points off the bench but they were edged by the Hornets 109-101 in Charlotte.  CJ McCollum added 22 points and Norman Powell had 17 in the loss.  The Blazers have lost three of four to dip to 32-and-24.  They'll host the Clippers tomorrow. 



(Seattle, WA)  --  It was a one-hitter as the Mariners rolled past the Astros 7-2 at T-Mobile Park.  Mitch Haniger hit the go-ahead RBI triple in the fifth and Ty France hit a two-run homer to expand the lead.  Haniger and France also brought home runs on doubles in the seventh.  Seattle improves to 10-and-6 and visits the Dodgers tonight. 



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Paul George scored 23 points as the Clippers blasted the Timberwolves 124-105 at home.  Marcus Morris Sr. added 19 for LA.  The Clippers are 40-and-19 and will visit the Trail Blazers tomorrow.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Eric Hosmer had the tying RBI double in the seventh and the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth as the Padres rolled past the Dodgers 5-2 in San Diego.  Chris Taylor gave Los Angeles an early lead with a two-run homer in the second.  Scott Alexander gave up the go-ahead run to take the loss as the Dodgers had their eight-game win streak snapped.  The Dodgers are at the Mariners tonight.



(Richmond, VA)  --  Alex Bowman only led 10 laps but took home the win at the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond.  Bowman started all the way back in 24th but managed to work his way to the front.  Denny Hamlin led 207 laps but finished second.  Joey Logano finished in third.  Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top five.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Matt Olson scored on an error in the ninth inning as the Athletics clipped the Tigers 3-2 at home to finish a four-game sweep.  Sean Murphy homered to tie the game in the eighth inning for the A's.  Chris Bassitt gave up two runs over six innings.  Lou Trivino picked up the win as Oakland won for the ninth time in 10 games.



(Miami, OR)  --  Alex Wood and four relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Giants blanked the Marlins 1-0 in Miami.  Wood got the win after five innings of three-hit ball while the relievers pitched four scoreless innings.  Alex Dickerson drove in the lone run of the game on a single in the third.  San Francisco ended a brief two-game skid.  The Giants are at the Phillies tonight.



(Undated)  --  On the ice, the Ducks fell 5-2 to the Golden Knights at home.  The Kings host the Ducks tomorrow.  The Sharks are at the Golden Knights tonight.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Tonight's game between the Twins and Athletics in Oakland is postponed due to COVID-19 issues with the Minnesota clubhouse.  The Twins also had games against the Angels on Saturday and Sunday postponed after at least four players tested positive for the virus in the last week.  The Twins and A's are now tentatively scheduled for a doubleheader tomorrow.



(Portland, OR) -- It's been a long time since he left Portland, but LaMarcus Aldridge will always be a Blazer for life. Aldridge announced Thursday he is retiring after 15 seasons due to issues with an irregular heartbeat. The number-two pick of the 2006 Draft, Aldridge was a seven-time NBA All-Star, four times as a Trail Blazer. He is also Portland's all-time leading rebounder.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Max Muncy hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning as the Dodgers beat the Rockies 7-5 at home. Justin Turner also homered for Los Angeles. Jimmy Nelson picked up the win in relief as the Dodgers finished the sweep and moved to 11-and-2. LA will visit the Padres tonight.



Mariners Sweep Doubleheader In Baltimore (Baltimore, MD) -- Justin Dunn just gets it done. He posted six strikeouts over five innings as the Mariners beat the Orioles 2-1 at Camden Yards, sweeping the doubleheader. Seattle won the first game 4-2. The M's return home to host the Houston Astros starting tonight.



(Oakland, CA) -- Matt Olson and Stephen Piscotty homered as the Athletics doubled up the Tigers 8-4 In Oakland. Oakland has won five straight. The two teams meet again tonight.



(Undated) -- In MLS action, the Earthquakes are at the Dynamo tonight. LAFC hosts Austin tomorrow. The Galaxy are at Inter Miami on Sunday.



(Undated) -- On the ice, the Kings are at the Avalanche tonight. The Ducks host the Golden Knights tonight. The Sharks are at the Wild tonight.



(San Antonio, TX) -- The Blazers will look to end a two-game skid tomorrow when they travel to San Antonio to take on the struggling Spurs. The Blazers are 31-23. Portland sits in 6th place in the Western Conference.



(Kansas City, MO) -- Jared Walsh drove in the lone run as the Angels fell 6-1 to the Royals in Kansas City. Griffin Canning allowed two runs over five innings and took the loss. The Angels are 7-and-5 and host the Twins tomorrow.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Justin Turner homered as the Dodgers doubled up the Rockies 4-2 at home. Zach McKinstry also went yard for Los Angeles. The Dodgers become the first team in the league to reach 10 wins. The Dodgers wrap up the series with the Rockies tonight.



(Baltimore, MD) -- The third game of the Mariners road series against the Orioles was postponed yesterday due to a second rainout in three days. The teams will instead play a doubleheader beginning this afternoon and wrapping up with a second game tonight.



(San Francisco, CA) -- Five Giants pitchers combined to throw nine scoreless innings and allow just four hits as they blanked the Reds 3-0 at home. The Giants are 8-and-4 and visit the Marlins tomorrow.



(Detroit, MI) -- Reggie Jackson hit the go-ahead bucket with 2.8 seconds left against his former team as the Clippers cut down the Pistons 100-98 in Detroit. He finished with a game-high 29 points as LA stretched its winning streak to seven games. the Clips have won 13 of their last 15 overall.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Lakers are back at home tonight. They'll host the Boston Celtics. Los Angeles has won two of three and is 34-and-21 on the season.



(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Stephen Curry scored 42 points and made 11 threes as the Warriors obliterated the Thunder 147-109 in Oklahoma City. Draymond Green posted a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 16 assists. Jordan Poole added 17 for Golden State. The Warriors are 27-and-28 and visit the Cavaliers tonight.



(Seattle, WA) -- Seattle Kraken general manager Jon Francis spoke to the media about future plans for the NHL's 32nd franchise that will make its debut this fall. He told reporters to expect the team to name its first head coach by the end of June, the end of the second quarter of 2021 and approximately one month after the Stanley Cup Finals.



(Undated) -- On the ice, the Kings fell 6-2 to the Golden Knights at home. LA visits Colorado tomorrow. The Ducks beat the Sharks 4-1 in San Jose. The Ducks host the Golden Knights tomorrow. The Sharks visit the Wild tomorrow.



(Undated) -- In MLS action, San Jose visits Houston tomorrow. LAFC hosts Austin on Saturday. The Galaxy are at Inter Miami on Sunday.



(Charlotte, NC) -- Kyle Kuzma scored 24 points as the Lakers swatted the Hornets 101-93 in Charlotte. Dennis Schroder added 19 for Los Angeles. The Lakers have won two of three. The Lakers are 34-and-21 and host the Celtics tomorrow.



(Portland, OR) -- Damian Lillard missed the would be game winning shot at the buzzer as the Trail Blazers were clipped by the Celtics 116-115 at the Moda Center. Lillard led with 28 points and 10 assists. Carmelo Anthony added 25 points off the bench for Portland, which falls to 31-and-23. The Blazers visit the Spurs on Friday.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Trevor Bauer threw seven scoreless innings and struck out nine as the Dodgers hammered the Rockies 7-0 at home. Corey Seager, Chris Taylor, Mookie Betts, and Max Muncy all hit home runs for Los Angeles. The Dodgers are 9-and-2. The two teams square off again tonight.



(Indianapolis, IN) -- Paul George scored 36 points as the Clippers took down the Pacers 126-115 in Indianapolis. Marcus Morris Sr. added 22 for LA. The Clippers are 38-and-18 and visit the Pistons tonight.



(Phoenix, AZ) -- The Athletics scored seven unanswered runs as they rallied to beat the Diamondbacks 7-5 in Phoenix. Jed Lowrie tied the game with a three-run homer in the seventh while Seth Brown hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth. Yusmeiro Petit picked up the win while Lou Trivino got the save for the Athletics, who have won five of six. The Athletics return home to host the Tigers tomorrow.



(Kansas City, MO) -- Mike Trout struck out four times as the Angels fell to the Royals 3-2 in Kansas City. Shohei Ohtani homered for the Angels. LA falls to 7-and-4 and will wrap up the series in KC today.



(Portland, OR) -- The Trail Blazers will be home tonight to host the Celtics at the Moda Center. Portland will look to end its slump after losing three of its last four games to slip to 31-and-22. The Blazers are third in the Northwest behind Utah and Denver.



(New York, NY) -- Dennis Schroder scored 21 points but the Lakers fell 111-96 to the Knicks in New York. Markieff Morris added 17 points. The Lakers are 33-and-21 and will visit the Hornets tomorrow.



(San Francisco, CA) -- Stephen Curry scored 53 points and made 10 threes as the Warriors took down the Nuggets 116-107 in San Francisco. Curry also became the Warriors' franchise leading scorer as he passed Wilt Chamberlain in the win. Curry passed Chamberlain with his 17,784th point early in the game. The three-time champ has 17,818 career points officially following the win.



(Undated) -- On the ice, the Kings fell 4-2 to the Golden Knights at home. The Ducks blasted the Sharks 4-0 in San Jose. The NHL trade deadline has come and gone. Teams are now locked in for the Seattle Kraken to scout as the NHL Expansion Draft approaches. The draft will be held on July 21st.



(Indianapolis, IN) -- The Clippers are on the road tonight. LA will visit the Indiana Pacers. The Clippers have won five straight and are 37-and-18 on the season.



(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Kyle Seager's second home run of the night was a three-run shot in the ninth as the Mariners rallied past the Twins 8-6 in Minneapolis.  Taylor Trammell also had a three-run homer for Seattle, which overcame a 6-0 sixth inning deficit to take the series.  The M's visit the Orioles tonight.



(Portland, OR)  --  CJ McCollum and Norman Powell scored 17 apiece but it wasn't enough as the Trail Blazers fell to the Heat 107-98 at the Moda Center.  Damian Lillard added 12 points for Portland, which has dropped three of four to dip to 31-and-22.  The Blazers host the Celtics tomorrow.



(Augusta, GA)  --  Hideki Matsuyama is celebrating his first career green jacket.  He shot a one-over 73 on Sunday, but held on to beat Will Zalatoris by one shot at The Masters.  Matsuyama finished at 10-under par, becoming the first male Japanese player to win a major.  Jordan Spieth tied for third.



(San Francisco, CA)  --  Anthony DeSclafani threw six scoreless innings and struck out eight as the Giants blanked the Rockies 4-0 at home.  Brandon Belt and Alex Dickerson homered for the Giants.  Evan Longoria drove in two runs as San Francisco won its fourth straight and finished the sweep of Colorado.  The Giants will host the Reds tonight.



(Dunedin, FL)  --  The game between the Angels and Blue Jays was rained out Sunday in Dunedin, Florida, the temporary home of Toronto.  It will be made up as part of a split doubleheader in Anaheim on August 10th, with each team being the home team in one of the games.  The Halos took the first two games of the series while the Jays won Saturday's tilt 15-1.  The Angels are at the Royals tonight.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Clayton Kershaw threw six scoreless innings and struck out six as the Dodgers shut out the Nationals 3-0 to finish the series sweep at home.  Zach McKinstry homered for Los Angeles.  Kenley Jansen got the save for the Dodgers, who have won eight of 10 to begin the season.  The Dodgers host the Rockies tomorrow.
 



(Undated)  --  On the ice, the Ducks fell 4-1 to the Avalanche at home.  The Kings host the Golden Knights tonight.  The Sharks host the Ducks tonight.  The NHL Trade Deadline is also today.  The Kings have sent center Jeff Carter to the Penguins in exchange for multiple draft picks.



(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Damian Lillard scored 23 points but the Trail Blazers couldn't hold off the hot shooting Jazz and lost 122-103 in Salt Lake City. CJ McCollum added 19 points in defeat. Portland has dropped three of four to slip to 30-and-21. The Blazers host the Pistons tomorrow.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Paul George scored 33 points as the Clippers toppled the Suns 113-103 at home. Kawhi Leonard added 27 for Los Angeles. The Clippers are 35-and-18 and host the Rockets tonight.



(Miami, FL) -- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 28 points but the Lakers fell 110-104 to the Heat in Miami. Andre Drummond added 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Lakers are 32-and-20 and will visit the Nets tomorrow.



(Dunedin, FL) -- David Fletcher drove in the go-ahead runs as the Angels took down the Blues Jays 7-5 in 11 innings in Dunedin, Florida. Mike Trout homered for Los Angeles. Junior Guerra got the win for the Angels, who have won five of seven. Andrew Heaney gets the start tonight.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Dodgers will have their home opener today. LA will welcome the Washington Nationals to town. Walker Buehler will take the mound for the Dodgers. Joe Ross will counter for Washington.



(Houston, TX) -- The Astros hit three solo home runs as they topped the Athletics 6-2 in Houston. Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve, and Yordan Alvarez homered for Houston. Jed Lowrie and Stephen Piscotty drove in runs for the Athletics. Cole Irvin gave up four runs over five and one third innings for Oakland, which has lost seven of eight. Sean Manaea gets the start tonight.



(San Francisco, CA) -- The Giants are also having their home opener today. San Francisco will host the Colorado Rockies. The Giants will send Johnny Cueto to the mound. Colorado will start Austin Gomber.



(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  The Trail Blazers will be on the road again tonight, this time against the Jazz in Salt Lake City.  Portland dropped its road matchup against the Clippers on Tuesday to slip to 30-and-20.  The Blazers will return home on Saturday to host Detroit. 



(San Francisco, CA)  --  The Warriors are at home tomorrow.  Golden State will host the Washington Wizards.  The Warriors are 24-and-27 on the season.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  The Clippers are in for a big Pacific Division battle tonight.  The Clippers will host the Phoenix Suns.  Los Angeles is 34-and-18 and three games back of Phoenix.



(Miami, FL)  --  The Lakers are on the road again tonight.  LA will visit the Miami Heat.  The Lakers have won four of six and are 32-and-19 on the season.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Kyle Seager hit a bases-clearing double to break a 4-all tie as the Mariners doubled up the White Sox 8-4 at T-Mobile Park.  Mitch Haniger tied the game on a sac-fly in the sixth as Seattle ended a two-game skid.  Will Vest logged the win.  The M's visit the Twins today.



(Los Angeles, CA)  --  Norman Powell led the Trail Blazers with 32 points but it wasn't enough as they fell to the Clippers 133-116 in Los Angeles.  CJ McCollum added 24 points and six assists in the loss.  Portland drops to 30-and-20 and visits Utah tomorrow. 



(Undated)  --  On the ice, the Ducks blasted the Sharks 5-1.  The Ducks will host Colorado Friday.  The Sharks host the Kings Friday.  The Kings will host the Coyotes tonight.



(San Francisco, CA)  --  Kelly Oubre Jr. hit the tying and go-ahead free throws with 7.7 seconds remaining as the Warriors edged the Bucks 122-121 in San Francisco.  Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 41 points.  Golden State snapped a three-game losing skid and will host the Wizards Friday.



(Tampa, FL)  --  Talen Horton-Tucker scored 17 points as the Lakers took down the Raptors 110-101 in Tampa.  Markieff Morris added 15 and Marc Gasol had 13 for the Lakers, who have won two of three.  The Lakers are 32-and-19 and will visit the Heat tomorrow.



(New York, NY)  --  Major League Baseball is officially moving its All-Star Game to Colorado.  The league announced it is relocating the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta to Denver in response to Georgia's voter reform law.  Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says MLB is bending to the cancel culture.



(Seattle, WA)  --  Keynan Middleton gave up an eighth inning grand slam as the Mariners were crushed by the White Sox 10-4 at T-Mobile Park.  Mitch Haniger logged two RBI in defeat.  Nick Margevicius took the loss for Seattle, which lost its second in a row.  The M's close out their series against the Sox today. 



(Anaheim, CA)  --  Mike Trout hit his second home run of the season but the Angels fell 4-2 to the Astros at home.  Raisel Iglesias took the loss.  The Angels are 4-and-2 and will visit the Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida tomorrow.



(Oakland, CA)  --  Max Muncy hit a two-run homer as the Dodgers cruised past the Athletics 5-1 in Oakland.  Mookie Betts and Edwin Rios also homered for Los Angeles.  Clayton Kershaw gave up just one run over seven innings and struck out eight for the Dodgers, who have won five of six.  Ramon Laureano drove in the lone run for the Athletics.  Chris Bassitt allowed four runs over six innings for Oakland, which has lost all six games to begin the season.  The two teams will close out the series today.



(San Diego, CA)  --  Brandon Crawford homered but the Giants lost 3-1 to the Padres in San Diego.  Matt Wisler was tagged with the loss in relief.  The Giants will wrap up the series in San Diego this afternoon.



(Indianapolis, IN) -- Baylor is the champion of men's college basketball. The Bears beat Gonzaga 86-70 in the NCAA Tournament title game in Indianapolis. Jalen Suggs led the Bulldogs with 22 points in defeat. Gonzaga was denied a perfect season, finishing 31-and-1.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Trail Blazers are in Los Angeles tonight to face off with the Clippers. Portland has won five of its last six games to land at 30-and-19. The Blazers will visit the Jazz on Thursday.



(Oakland, CA) -- The Dodgers built a 9-0 lead as they dominated the Athletics 10-3 in Oakland. Justin Turner and Will Smith homered for the Dodgers. Corey Seager and Zach McKinstry drove in three runs apiece for LA. Dustin May threw six scoreless innings and struck out eight for the Dodgers, who have won four straight. Clayton Kershaw and Chris Bassitt will square off against each other tonight.



(Seattle, WA) -- Justus Sheffield gave up six runs over five innings as the Mariners were shutout by the White Sox 6-0 at T-Mobile Park. Seattle was held to just three hits to lose two of its last three games. The M's rematch with the Sox tonight.



(Anaheim, CA) -- The Angels scored four times in the eighth inning as they canned the Astros 7-6 in Anaheim. Mike Trout hit his first home run of the season for the Angels. Jared Walsh added his seventh RBI of the season. Tony Watson got the win while Mike Mayers picked up the save for Los Angeles. The Angels have won four of five. Griffin Canning gets the start for the Angels today.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Trail Blazers will be in Los Angeles tomorrow night to face off with the Clippers. Portland routed Oklahoma City 133-85 on Saturday to jump to 30-and-19. The Blazers are eight games behind Utah for first in the Northwest.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Marcus Morris Sr. scored 22 points as the Clippers took down the rival Lakers 104-86 at the Staples Center. Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and Paul George provided 16 for the Clippers, who snapped a two-game skid. Montrezl Harrell led the Lakers with 19 points. The Lakers have dropped two-of-three as they are still without LeBron James and Anthony Davis.



(Denver, CO) -- Will Smith homered in the eighth inning as the Dodgers doubled up the Rockies 4-2 in Denver. Gavin Lux and Chris Taylor also drove in runs for Los Angeles. Julio Urias gave up just one run over seven innings for the Dodgers, who have won three of four to begin the season. The Dodgers are at the Athletics tonight.



(Seattle, WA) -- The Mariners begin their second series of the season tonight against the White Sox at T-Mobile Park. Seattle took two-of-three against San Francisco over the weekend to start 2-and-1. The M's will be on the road Thursday at the Twins.



(Oakland, CA) -- Chas McCormick launched a three-run home run in the sixth inning to help the Astros crush the A's 9-2 in Oakland. Jed Lowrie drove in a run on a double in defeat. Sean Manaea gave up five runs over four and two thirds for Oakland to take the loss. The Athletics are 0-and-4 and host the Dodgers tonight.



(San Diego, CA) -- The Giants are on the road tonight. San Francisco will visit the Padres. The Giants are 1-and-2 on the season. Anthony DeSclafani will pitch for the Giants. He will be opposed by Adrian Morejon.



(Anaheim, CA) -- Shohei Ohtani homered as the Angels pushed past the White Sox 7-4 in Anaheim. Ohtani also pitched four and two thirds innings and struck out seven while giving up three runs, one earned. He was also the first pitcher to bat as high as the number two spot in the lineup since 1903. Jared Walsh homered twice for the Angels, who have won three of four to begin the season. The Angels host the Astros tonight.



(Undated) -- On the ice, the Ducks fell 3-2 to the Coyotes in overtime. The Kings host the Coyotes tonight. The Sharks host the Ducks tomorrow.



(Oakland, CA) -- Michael Brantley and Alex Bregman hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning as the Astros pounded the Athletics 8-1 in Oakland. Matt Chapman drove in the lone run for the Athletics. Chris Bassitt was tagged with the loss after allowing three runs over five and one third innings. Jesus Luzardo will take the mound for the Athletics tonight.



(Seattle, WA) -- The Mariners scored six runs in the eighth inning to overcome a 6-1 deficit and beat the Giants 8-7 in 10 innings on Opening Day at T-Mobile Park. Jake Fraley drew a walk on loaded bases in the 10th to bring in the winning run. Seattle rematches with San Francisco tonight.



(Denver, CO) -- Raimel Tapia drove in a pair of runs as the Rockies fended off the Dodgers 8-5 in Denver. Cody Bellinger had a home run taken away after a base running mishap with Justin Turner for Los Angeles. Bellinger was awarded an RBI after he accidentally passed his teammate. Clayton Kershaw allowed six runs in five-and-two-thirds innings to take the loss for the Dodgers. Trevor Bauer will get the start for LA tonight in Game Two of the series.



(Miami, FL) -- Stephen Curry scored 36 points but the Warriors fell 116-109 to the Heat in Miami. Andrew Wiggins added 23 for Golden State. The Warriors are 23-and-25 and visit the Raptors in Tampa tonight.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Kawhi [[ ka-WHY ]] Leonard scored 24 points but the Clippers fell 101-94 to the Nuggets at home. Terance Mann added 18 off the bench. The Clippers are 32-and-18 and host the Lakers on Sunday.



(Indianapolis, IN) -- Top-seeded Gonzaga will face off with 11th-seeded UCLA in the Final Four tomorrow in Indianapolis. The Bulldogs made easy work of sixth-seeded USC on Tuesday to advance. They'll look to move on to the Championship for the second time in program history.



(Sacramento, CA) -- The Lakers are on the road tonight. LA will visit the Sacramento Kings in the opener of a seven-game road trip. The Lakers are 30-and-18 on the season.



(Portland, OR) -- Damian Lillard and the Trail Blazers will host Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks tonight at the Moda Center. Portland will look to build on its four game streak that got it to 29-and-18. Milwaukee is 30-and-17.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- Dennis Schroder scored 17 points but the Lakers fell 112-97 to the Bucks at home. Andre Drummond scored four points in his Lakers debut but left after a toe injury. The Lakers are 30-and-18 and will visit the Kings tomorrow.



(Detroit, MI) -- Damian Lillard put up 33 points and 10 assists to help the Trail Blazers roll past the Pistons 124-101 in Detroit. CJ McCollum added 24 points for Portland, which won its fourth straight to get to 29-and-18. The Blazers will host the Bucks tomorrow.



(Seattle, WA) -- The Mariners officially open the regular season tonight against the Giants at T-Mobile Park. Seattle will play San Francisco tomorrow and Saturday before hosting the White Sox for a three-game series starting Monday. The Mariners will look to build on their 27-and-33 shortened season.



(Miami, FL) -- The Warriors are on the road tonight. Golden State will visit the Miami Heat. The Warriors are 23-and-24 after defeating the Bulls 116-102 at home.



(Los Angeles, CA) -- The Clippers are at home again tonight. LA will welcome the Denver Nuggets to town. The Clippers are 32-and-17 following a 103-96 loss at home to the Magic.



(Renton, WA) -- The Seahawks are locking up wide receiver Tyler Lockett long-term. Multiple reports say the two sides have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth almost 70-million dollars, with 37-million guaranteed. He caught 100 balls last season for 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns.


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