MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – INTERLEAGUE

San Diego 14 Texas 4

Houston 2 Colorado 1

LA Angels 7 San Francisco 6

LA Dodgers 11 Seattle 9

Arizona 4 Oakland 3

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – AMERICAN LEAGUE

NY Yankees 6 Boston 3

Toronto 7 Baltimore 2

Chicago White Sox 7 Detroit 2

Minnesota 4 Kansas City 1

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis 3 Chicago 1

Chicago 5 St. Louis 4

Atlanta 7 Washington 6

NY Mets 11 Miami 4

 

NBA PLAYOFFS

Denver 135 Utah 125 OT

Toronto 134 Brooklyn 110

Boston 109 Philadelphia 101

LA Clippers 118 Dallas 110

 

NHL PLAYOFFS

Tampa Bay 2 Columbus 1

Colorado 7 Arizona 1

Boston 4 Carolina 3

St. Louis 3 Vancouver 1

 

NBA NEWS

Jamal Murray scored 10 of his 36 points in overtime on a day Donovan Mitchell erupted for a Jazz playoff-record 57 points and the Nuggets beat Utah 135-125 on Monday in Game 1 of their first-round series.

 

Fred VanVleet scored 30 points as the defending NBA champion Raptors beat the Nets 134-110 in the opening game of their first-round playoff.

The Raptors shot 22 of 44 from beyond the arc as a team. VanVleet added 11 assists with only one turnover.

 

Jayson Tatum scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-101 on Monday in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

Jaylen Brown scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and Kemba Walker added 19 points for the Celtics. Joel Embiid had 26 points and 16 rebounds and Josh Richardson and Alec Burks each added 18 points for the 76ers.

 

Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and 12 rebounds, and the Clippers got a big boost from the ejection of Kristaps Porzingis to beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-110 on Monday night in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series.

Doncic finished with 42 points, most ever by a player in his first postseason game.

 

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

The NCAA will likely decide next month whether to start the college basketball season on time or have a delay due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt said Monday that mid-September will likely be the first of many decisions about the 2020-21 season. Gavitt said the NCAA has developed and studied contingency plans in case the season cannot be started on Nov. 10.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS

Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says his players have had 33 positive tests for COVID-19 this summer.

Malzahn says one staff member also tested positive earlier this summer. The Tigers and other Southeastern Conference teams opened preseason camp Monday ahead of a season scheduled to start on Sept. 26.

 

NFL NEWS

Jason Wright has become the first Black team president in NFL history after taking the position Monday with Washington. He was hired by the organization that was last in the league to integrate, and is in the midst of a transformation in name, culture and identity.

“The pivot in history, given the history of the franchise, is great,” Wright said in a phone interview Monday. “I think that it also just shows a way of evaluating talent where the most qualified professional happened to also be Black. And that that didn’t prevent them from getting the role is a good signal to just all of us who may not be from the majority population in corporate America or in the global corporate ecosystem.”

 

Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right leg in the first padded practice of training camp Monday.

Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones said McCoy would have surgery soon.

The 32-year-old McCoy signed an $18 million, three-year deal with $7 million guaranteed in March.

 

Browns RB Nick Chubb may have suffered a concussion when linebacker Mack Wilson tackled the Pro Bowl running back around the neck and head during an 11-on-11 scrimmage on the first day new Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski had his players wearing pads.

Chubb, who rushed for 1,494 yards last season, was taken down by Wilson after catching a short pass about halfway through Monday’s workout. A few minutes later, Chubb walked slowly from the field and into the team’s training facility while being accompanied by a trainer.

 

NHL NEWS

Andrei Vasilevskiy had 28 saves as the Lightning beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Barclay Goodrow and Yanni Gourde each had a goal and an assist as the Lightning pushed the Blue Jackets to the verge of elimination.

 

MLB NEWS

Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning, and St. Louis beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Monday in the opener of an unusual five-game series between the NL Central rivals.

 

David Bote hit a three-run homer in Chicago’s four-run sixth inning, and the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Monday for a doubleheader split.

 

Luke Voit homered twice, Aroldis Chapman returned from the COVID-19 injured list to pitch the ninth inning and the Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-3 Monday night for their 10th straight victory in the famed rivalry.

 

Washington’s Luis Garcia hit a homer and Dansby Swanson delivered the decisive blow for the Braves with a two-out, two-run shot in the ninth inning to cap a four-run rally that gave Atlanta a stunning 7-6 victory over the Nationals.