NBA PLAYOFFS

Boston 117 Philadelphia 101

NHL PLAYOFFS

Tampa Bay 4 Boston 2

Vegas 4 San Jose 3 OT

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cleveland 7 Texas 5

Boston 10 Kansas City 6

Tampa Bay 3 Detroit 2

Toronto 7 Minnesota 5

Houston 2 NY Yankees 1

Chicago Cubs 3 Colorado 2

Washington 3 Pittsburgh 2

Milwaukee 6 Cincinnati 5

Miami 8 Philadelphia 4

Arizona 8 LA Dodgers 5

San Francisco 6 San Diego 5

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Indianapolis 10 Toledo 7 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-NCC/AREA

Richmond 10 Shenandoah 4

Union County 19 Eaton 10

Anderson 8 Muncie Central 2

Union City 19 Wes-Del 9

Cowan 12 Randolph Southern 6

Knightstown 19 Tri 17

Franklin County 7 Greensburg 5

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL-NCC/AREA

Kokomo 8 Western 6

Lincoln 24 Union City 1

Seton Catholic 13 Blue River 1

Wapahani 10 Monroe Central 0

Anderson 12 Yorktown 2 

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

Blue River 5 Seton 0

Northeastern 5 Union City 0

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

Centerville 169 Union City 227

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL POLLS

4A

1)NEW ALBANY H.S. 14-1 (148)

2)NEW PALESTINE H.S. 15-0 (134)

3)FISHERS H.S. 15-4 (122)

4)HUNTINGTON NORTH H.S. 13-1 (108)

5)CARROLL (FORT WAYNE H.S. 14-2 (94)

6)COLUMBUS NORTH H.S. 12-4 (48)

6)EVANS. NORTH H.S. 14-4 (48)

8)LAKE CENTRAL H.S. 12-3 (38)

8)PIKE H.S. 13-1 (38)

10)ZIONSVILLE H.S. 11-2 (36)

Receiving Votes:

AVON H.S., BLOOMINGTON NORTH H.S., JEFFERSONVILLE H.S., PENN H.S,

3A

1)ANDREAN H.S. 15-1 (158)

2)WESTERN H.S. 12-1 (144)

3)SOUTH BEND ST.JOE H.S. 7-1 (108)

4)SILVER CREEK H.S. 12-1 (86)

4)EVANS. MEMORIAL H.S. 14-1 (86)

6)PROVIDENCE H.S. 9-2 (76)

7)WEST VIGO H.S. 10-2 (62)

8)NORTHWOOD H.S. 12-1 (42)

9)SULLIVAN H.S. 12-3 (24)

9)BENTON CENTRAL H.S. 9-3 (24)

Receiving Votes:

CRAWFORDSVILLE H.S., EASTBROOK H.S., EDGEWOOD H.S., HANOVER CENTRAL H.S., INDIAN CREEK H.S., INDPLS CARDINAL RITTER H.S., LAWRENCEBURG H.S., NEW CASTLE H.S., WHEELER H.S.,

 

2A

1)LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S. 13-3 (108)

2)SOUTH ADAMS H.S. 12-1 (90)

3)HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 9-1 (82)

3)WAPAHANI H.S. 12-3 (82)

5)HENRYVILLE H.S. 10-2 (54)

5)LINTON-STOCKTON H.S. 10-3 (54)

7)UNION COUNTY H.S. 11-2 (44)

8)ADAMS CENTRAL H.S. 10-4 (36)

9)DELPHI H.S. 10-3 (22)

9)OAK HILL H.S. 10-3 (22)

Receiving Votes:

ALEXANDRIA H.S., AUSTIN H.S., CASS H.S. (LEWIS – CASS), COVENANT CHRISTIAN H.S., HAGERSTOWN H.S., SOUTH VERMILLION H.S., WABASH H.S.,

 

1A

1)HAUSER H.S. 13-4 (116)

2)DALEVILLE H.S. 9-4 (86)

2)NORTHEAST DUBOIS H.S. 7-3 (86)

4)RISING SUN H.S. 8-4 (80)

5)ROSSVILLE H.S. 7-4 (74)

6)TECUMSEH H.S. 3-2 (42)

7)WES-DEL H.S. 4-3 (40)

8)PIONEER H.S. 9-3 (34)

9)WASHINGTON TWP. H.S. 7-2 (30)

10)ORLEANS H.S. 5-5 (16)

Receiving Votes:

BARR-REEVE H.S., F.W. BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN H.S., NORTH DAVIESS H.S., ORLEANS H.S., RIVERTON PARKE H.S., SHOALS H.S.,

 

INDIANA BOYS TRACK POLL

Avon

Carmel

North Central (Indpls.)

Pike

Northrop

Fishers

Hamilton Southeastern

Zionsville

Carroll (Ft. Wayne)

Warren Central

Ben Davis

Cathedral

Evansville Memorila

Chesterton

Westfield

Lawrence North

Brownsburg

Crown Point

Pendleton Heights

Merrillville

 

INDIANA GIRLS TRACK POLLS

Carmel

Hamilton Southeastern

Brebeuf Jesuit

Warren Central

Zionsville

Lawrence Central

Center Grove

Brownsburg

West Lafayette

Bishop Chatard

Bloomington North

Noblesville

North Central

Valparaiso

Ben Davis

Lake Central

Homestead

Lawrence North

Pike

Greencastle

 

TOP HEADLINES

Romeo Langford picks Indiana as his college basketball choice

Indiana Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford ended all speculation Monday night at his high school in New Albany, Indiana. Just one day after the prized recruit was named Mr. Basketball, Langford told a crowd of about 3,000 people in New Albany’s gymnasium that he will play basketball at IU. “I want to thank all the coaches who recruited me and saw something in me and wanted me to play for their great programs,” he said, winding up to one of the most anticipated high school announcements in years in this basketball-rich state. “With that being said, I’m going to continue my education and basketball career at…” Langford averaged 35.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.9 blocks during his senior season. He led New Albany to a state championship as a junior and is ranked fourth all-time among Indiana boys in scoring with 3,002 points. The 6-foot-5 senior joins a class that already included two other all-state selections – 6-1 guard Rob Phinisee of McCutcheon and 6-7 forward Damezi Anderson of South Bend. Phinisee was elected to the first team and Anderson to the second team by a panel of Indiana sports writers and sports broadcasters with input from coaches. The other recruits in this class are 6-7 forward Jerome Hunter from Ohio, and 6-8 forward Jake Forrester from Pennsylvania. “I just felt like Indiana was the best fit,” Langford told reporters following the announcement. “I’m just ready to get to work, ready to get in the gym, ready to get better.” “I just knew I had to make a decision sooner or later,” he said, “and I put everything into place and I thought it was the best fit for me.”

 

Rozier (29 pts), Tatum (28) help Celtics beat 76ers 117-101

Boston’s rising stars stalled The Process and led the Celtics to victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Substitute point guard Terry Rozier scored 29, and first-year Celtics forward Jayson Tatum had a career-high 28 points to outplay redshirt rookie Ben Simmons on Monday night and lead Boston to a 117-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

With much of the attention focused on 76ers youngsters Simmons and Joel Embiid, Boston’s youth movement of Tatum and Rozier led the way. Two days after scoring a career playoff-high 26 points in Game 7 against Milwaukee, Rozier topped it, while also adding eight rebounds and six assists.

“It’s been a dream come true. I want to keep going,” said Rozier, who was wearing a Drew Bledsoe Patriots jersey to milk one more chuckle out of his pseudo-feud with vanquished Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe. “I’m just a guy just living in the moment.”

Embiid scored 31 points with 13 rebounds for Philadelphia, which lost for just the second time in 22 games. Simmons, the likely rookie of the year, scored 18 with seven boards and six assists.

 

Golden Knights beat Sharks 4-3 in OT

William Karlsson scored 8:17 into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights bounced back from a blown lead late in the third period to beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead.

After Tomas Hertl tied the game with 1:57 left in regulation, the expansion Golden Knights rebounded and won in overtime despite failing to convert on two early power-play chances.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 39 saves, including a brilliant one to rob Logan Couture early in the overtime. Couture had another chance in the sequence before the winning goal.

But the Knights broke out with the loose puck and Karlsson beat Martin Jones with a wrist shot high to the stick side and was mobbed by his teammates.

Jones made 29 saves.

 

Resilient Lightning rebound to beat Bruins 4-2 in Game 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been just as resilient in the Stanley Cup playoffs as they’ve been all season.

Challenged by coach Jon Cooper to compete harder and raise their level of play after dropping the opener of their second-round series against the Boston Bruins, the top seed in the Eastern Conference responded with a 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the best-of-seven matchup Monday night.

Brayden Point had an empty-net goal and three assists. He also teamed with Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat to slow down Boston’s high-scoring line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand.

Game 3 is Wednesday night in Boston.

“It feels good. I thought we played well,” Point said after posting just the third four-point game in Tampa Bay’s history. “We had a tough night in Game 1. I thought we came back tonight knowing we’d end up better.”

Point assisted on Tampa Bay’s first three goals before sealing the win with his empty-netter with 25.2 seconds left.

 

Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue Earn Baseball Weekly Honors

Player of the Week

Nick Dalesandro, Purdue

C – Jr. – Plainfield, Ill. – Joliet Catholic

Recorded a pair of three-hit games to help the Boilermakers go 5-0 on the week, including wins over Chicago State, No. 15 Indiana and a series sweep against Rutgers

Reached base safely in 14 of his 22 plate appearances, including nine times in the Rutgers series

Caught all but one inning as Purdue surrendered just eight runs in 45 innings (1.40 ERA) during its 5-0 week

Hit a pair of doubles and stole four bases as he registered a .636 on-base percentage and .667 slugging percentage

Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award

Last Purdue Big Ten Player of the Week: Jacson McGowan (Feb. 19, 2018)

 

Pitcher of the Week

Nick Allgeyer, Iowa

P – Jr. – St. Louis, Mo. – St. John Vianney

Tossed 7.0 innings, leading Iowa to a 4-2 victory over Big Ten-leading Michigan last week

Scattered five hits and allowed one earned run in the start to notch his 10th straight quality start

Tied a career high with eight strikeouts, his fourth eight-strikeout game of the season

Records his second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

Last Iowa Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Nick Allgeyer (April 16, 2018)

 

Freshman of the Week

Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota

P – Fr. – Gig Harbor, Wash. – Gig Harbor

Matched his season high with seven strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched to help Minnesota defeat Ohio State 2-1

Scattered eight hits, all singles, and did not allow a walk as he out-dueled the Buckeyes’ Ryan Feltner

Wins his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award

Last Minnesota Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Patrick Fredrickson (April 9, 2018)

 

Stephen Curry expected to return from knee injury for Game 2

Stephen Curry is expected to return from a left knee injury to play in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals Tuesday night against New Orleans.

Coach Steve Kerr is listing the two-time MVP as probable with the idea that he’s a go as long as no issues arise in the morning shootaround or before the game. Kerr didn’t say whether Curry would start or come off the bench but he won’t have a minutes restriction.

Golden State leads the best-of-seven series 1-0 after a 123-101 rout in the opener Saturday.

Curry has scrimmaged with some of the reserves and the Warriors brass and medical staff determined he is ready for game action.

He was injured March 23 in the same game where he had come back from a six-game absence with a right ankle injury.

 

Riley will think big – if the chance presents itself to Heat

Here’s what Pat Riley is not going to do this summer: quit.

Everything else is on the table.

The Miami Heat president said Monday in his annual end-of-season assessment that no player on the team’s roster will be considered untouchable this offseason – if the right deal presents itself, that is – but quickly added the caveat that the franchise is not looking for a total revamp after going 44-38 in the regular season and making the playoffs.

“Show me the right name, and I could be all-in on everything,” Riley said. “You know me. But it’s got to be the right name … that doesn’t happen very often. Our core guys, we would like to keep together, there’s no doubt. We would like to keep them together and we’d like to add something to it, but that’s going to be a challenge.”

He also was clear on his own future: The 73-year-old Riley, who has spent a half-century in the NBA as a player, coach and executive, isn’t going anywhere until managing general partner Micky Arison tells him it’s time to vacate the president’s office.

 

Former NFL GM, player Matt Millen has rare illness

Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function.

The 60-year-old Millen told the Morning Call in Allentown, Pennsylvania, he has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, a life-threatening illness that may force Millen to seek a heart transplant. Millen has been receiving chemotherapy once a week to treat a condition that his left his heart functioning at just 30 percent.

Millen played 12 seasons as a linebacker in the NFL for the Raiders, 49ers and Redskins – and won four Super Bowl rings.

He later served as Detroit’s general manager and has also spent three decades as a broadcaster. Millen told the Morning Call that he plans to return to the booth in the fall.

 

Vikings re-sign Terence Newman, NFL’s oldest on defense

The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed cornerback Terence Newman, bringing the NFL’s oldest active defensive player back for a 16th season that will begin five days after he turns 40.

Newman, who has played the last three years with the Vikings, has 42 career interceptions to lead all active players in the league. With Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes the starters on the outside, Newman and Mackensie Alexander remain the primary options to play the slot in the nickel defense. The Vikings also drafted Mike Hughes out of Central Florida in the first round Thursday.

The Vikings exercised the fifth-year contract option on Waynes , too, on a busy Monday.

The NFL announced that practice squad wide receiver Cayleb Jones has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the performance-enhancing substances policy, the second Vikings player to do so this month. Backup linebacker Kentrell Brothers also got a four-game ban.

Finally, the Vikings signed 17 college free agents, including South Dakota State wide receiver Jake Wieneke, a Minnesota native.

 

Trump makes appeal for 2026 World Cup in North America

President Donald Trump on Monday called on African countries to get behind the joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Trump made the appeal during a Rose Garden press conference Monday with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. The U.S. is joining with Canada and Mexico in the bid for the quadrennial soccer tournament.

The African country Morocco is also bidding to host the 2026 event.

“I hope all African countries and countries throughout the world, that we also will be supporting you and that they will, likewise, support us in our bid, along with Canada and Mexico, for the 2026 World Cup,” Trump said.

He added that the U.S. “will be watching very closely,” and said the U.S “would appreciate” any help in securing the bid.

Trump’s comments came in the context of highlighting American assistance to Nigeria and follow a veiled threat to withhold U.S. support from countries opposing the North American effort.

 

Rockies place 2B LeMahieu on DL with hamstring injury

The Colorado Rockies have placed second baseman DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and activated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez from the DL.

LeMahieu got hurt during Friday night’s 1-0 victory at Miami. He says he is feeling better, but “it’s just not good enough to be a productive player.”

Pat Valaika got the start at second for Monday night’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs. Ian Desmond replaced LeMahieu in the leadoff spot.

Gonzalez had been out since injuring his right hamstring while making a catch during a loss at Pittsburgh on April 18.

 

Seager to undergo Tommy John surgery, miss rest of season

Dodgers star shortstop Corey Seager will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.

The team announced Monday that Seager was going on the 10-day disabled list with a right ulnar collateral ligament sprain.

Seager, the NL Rookie of the Year in 2016, was hitting .267 with two home runs and 13 RBIs. Seager’s loss is a major blow to the Dodgers, who are off to a 12-15 start and trailed Arizona by seven games in the NL West heading into the opening game Monday of a four-game series against the Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers recalled Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill Seager’s roster spot.

 

AP Source: No hearing for Wilson for hit on Dumoulin

A person with direct knowledge of the decision says there will not be a disciplinary hearing for Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson for his hit to the head of Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the NHL does not announce when there is no hearing for a player.

Wilson struck Dumoulin in the head with his left shoulder 4:36 into the second period of Game 2 Sunday. No penalty was called. Dumoulin adjusted his positioning at the last second to brace for a hit from Alex Ovechkin, which was enough to keep Wilson from being suspended. Wilson will be available for Game 3 Tuesday at Pittsburgh.

Wilson said after the game he watched replays and didn’t know what he could have done to avoid hitting Dumoulin’s head. Dumoulin remained down on the ice for several minutes, went down the tunnel and never returned.

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and teammates expected the league to take a look at Wilson’s hit on Dumoulin in part because of the Capitals winger’s track record. Wilson was suspended twice this season stemming from incidents in exhibition games.

 

Pollock hits 3 HRs, Greinke pitches D-backs past Dodgers 8-5

A.J. Pollock hit three home runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series between NL West rivals.

Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 10 in six innings as Arizona beat Los Angeles for the 12th time in their last 13 regular-season meetings – six of seven this year. In the playoffs last year, however, the Dodgers cruised to a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks.

All three of Pollock’s drives were solo shots in the first three-homer game of his career. He connected off Ross Stripling in the second, Brock Stewart in the sixth and Josh Fields in the eighth to become the 12th Arizona player with a three-homer game.

Pollock had a two-homer game at Dodger Stadium on April 14.

Nick Ahmed drove in two runs and fell a triple shy of the cycle for the first-place Diamondbacks, who have won each of their first nine series to start the season – the first National League team to do so since the 1907 Chicago Cubs.

 

What a month: Red Sox complete best April with win over KC

The Boston Red Sox slammed their way through their most wins in April ever.

Xander Bogaerts hit a grand slam over the Green Monster and Boston finished April by beating the Kansas City Royals 10-6 on Monday night.

Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and had three hits along with Bogaerts for the Red Sox, who posted their 19th victory in April. They had reached 18 three times, the last coming in their World Series-winning 2013 season.

It was Boston’s sixth slam of the season – all coming in April – and tied them with 1996 Montreal Expos for most ever in the majors by May 1. The Red Sox didn’t even hit one last season.

“I didn’t hit a grand slam in my career, it’s not because of me,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said, breaking into a smile.

Bogaerts had a simple answer.

“Especially with the bases loaded, we’re getting some good swings,” he said. “I think we’ve been really selective and looking for some good pitches to hit.”

 

Morton strikes out 10 to help Astros stop Yankees, 2-1

Charlie Morton and the Houston Astros ended the New York Yankees’ winning streak Monday night – and they think they sent a little message in the process.

Morton pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning and struck out 10 as the defending World Series champions snapped New York’s nine-game run with a 2-1 victory.

“We want to prove a point. We want to make a statement that we’re the team to beat and you have to come past us first,” said closer Ken Giles, who struck out the side in the ninth for his third save.

Carlos Correa had two hits and an RBI for Houston in the first meeting between the teams since Game 7 of last year’s AL Championship Series, when Morton allowed two hits over five innings for the win in a 4-0 victory that sent the Astros to the World Series.

After this one, New York outfielder Brett Gardner was not at all interested in talking about the 2017 ALCS.

“I’ve been asked about it about eight times already in the last two days and I know that’s what you guys want to write about, but last year’s over and done with,” he said. “Obviously, they beat us last year, and this year is a new year. They’ve got a really good team and we do, too, but tonight we just came up a little short.”

Houston has won seven straight at home against the Yankees (18-10) including the postseason, holding them to no more than one run in each of their last six games here.