NBA PLAYOFFS

Milwaukee 121 Orlando 107

Miami 124 Indiana 115

Oklahoma City 119 Houston 107 OT

LA Lakers 116 Portland 108

 

WNBA SCOREBOARD

Chicago 87 Indiana 76

Las Vegas 82 Seattle 74

Connecticut 82 New York 65

 

NHL PLAYOFFS

Dallas 5 Colorado 3

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – INTERLEAGUE

NY Yankees at NY Mets postponed

Chicago White Sox 7 Chicago Cubs 4

San Diego 13 Houston 2

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – AMERICAN LEAGUE

LA Angels 4 Oakland 3

Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 1 (10)

Minnesota 7 Kansas City 2

Cleveland 6 Detroit 1

Baltimore 5 Boston 4 (10)

Seattle 10 Texas 1

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pittsburgh 12 Milwaukee 5

Washington 5 Miami 4

Miami 5 Washington 3

Atlanta 6 Philadelphia 5

St. Louis 3 Cincinnati 0

LA Dodgers 4 Colorado 3

San Francisco 5 Arizona 1

 

 

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SCOREBOARD-NCC/AREA

Muncie Central 2 Kokomo 1

Eastbrook 2 Marion 1

Logansport 9 Twin Lakes 1

Mt. Vernon 4 New Castle 0

Batesville 15 Franklin County 0

East Central 1 Greenfield Central 1

Connersville 1 Lawrenceburg 0

 

 

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER

Yorktown 7 Richmond 0

 

 

INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES-NCC/AREA

Seeger 2 Lafayette Jeff 0

West Lafayette 2 Logansport 0

Logansport 2 Lafayette Jeff 0

Logansport 2 Seeger 1

 

 

TOP HEADLINES

Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and the Miami Heat held off a furious rally to beat the Indiana Pacers 124-115 on Saturday to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series.

Goran Dragic added 24 points, Bam Adebayo had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Tyler Herro scored 20 points for the Heat. They plan to close out the first-round series Monday.

 

 

More of a spectator than a supporter for LeBron James in the first half, Anthony Davis had a message for his teammate.

“I told LeBron at half I’ve got to take some of the pressure off of him,” Davis said.

With both superstars rolling and another dominant defensive effort, the Lakers again looked like the best of the West.

James had 38 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, Davis scored 23 of his 29 points in the second half, and the Lakers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-108 on Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in the first-round series.

 

 

Dennis Schroder scored 29 points, Chris Paul added 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder dominated in overtime to beat the Houston Rockets 119-107 on Saturday night and cut their deficit in the first-round series to 2-1.

“We just wanted to fight,” Paul said. “We know how tough it is coming back down 3-0. We wanted to fight tonight, and I think that’s what we did.”

James Harden scored 38 points for Houston, but fouled out 53 seconds into overtime – the first time he’s fouled out this season.

The Thunder scored the first 12 points of overtime, powered by two 3-pointers from Paul, to take a 116-104 lead.

 

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 35 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Orlando Magic 121-107 on Saturday for a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Antetokounmpo went 12 of 14 as the top-seeded Bucks shot 56.1% from the floor. Khris Middleton had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

“I was just trying to play hard,” Antetokounmpo said. “Obviously it was an early game today, we played at 1 p.m., (when) usually we’re not as focused, when the game starts, we’re kind of a little bit lazy. I was trying to set the tone, play hard, guard my guy, take that individual challenge with my guy, trying to be active. I was just trying to be all over the place.”

Game 4 of the best-of-seven series is Monday.

 

 

Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers looked to rough up Dallas right from the start.

The real pain was felt by Luka Doncic, who limped off with a sprained left ankle that could put the All-Star’s status in jeopardy for the next game.

Leonard had 36 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, leading Los Angeles to a 130-122 victory over the Mavericks on Friday night for a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference first-round series.

Landry Shamet had 18 points for the Clippers, who bounced back from their loss in Game 2 even though Paul George shot poorly again. Ivica Zubac added 15.

 

 

Nick Nurse was close to quitting.

He was 26 or 27 years old, coaching in Britain and wondering whether he had a future in the profession. He went to his hotel room one night and wrote down a list of four other careers he could pursue if he went back home.

None looked appealing.

“So I figured I’d better get working on coaching and figure it out,” Nurse said.

He’s sure done that.

Nurse never stopped believing he could get to the top, and he never considered he couldn’t stay there even after his best player left last summer.

The Toronto Raptors coach’s rise from the outskirts of basketball to the best of the NBA was recognized Saturday when he was overwhelmingly selected as Coach of the Year.

 

 

Stephen Strasburg’s season is over.

The Washington Nationals transferred the star right-hander to the 60-day injured list Saturday. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Strasburg will undergo carpal tunnel surgery next week.

Strasburg, last year’s World Series MVP, was first placed on the injured list Aug. 15 with carpal tunnel neuritis of the right hand.

“Hopefully surgery goes well,” Martinez said. “The biggest thing is that surgery relieves anything he has and he’s able to rehab and come back strong next spring training. Long-term goal, that’s what we’re hoping for.”

The 32-year-old pitcher signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with Washington during the offseason. He was 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two starts in 2020. Strasburg was scratched from his first two scheduled starts, and left his Aug. 14 start after only two-thirds of an inning.

 

 

The top line for the Dallas Stars finally came to life, stepping up after a quick turnaround for an impressive start in round two of the Western Conference playoffs.

Stars captain Jamie Benn, Alexander Radulov and Tyler Seguin set the tone early, and piled on after that, in a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

“They definitely led the way for us tonight. I felt like the rest of the group followed,” said Blake Comeau, who had the goal that put Dallas ahead to stay. “Great game for them … that’s what we expect.”

Seguin opened the scoring with his first goal of this postseason, taking Benn’s pass from behind the net only four minutes into the game.

 

 

Kwang Hyun Kim pitched six sharp innings and earned his first major league win as the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Saturday night.

Kim gave up three hits, walked none and struck out three. This was his third game for St. Louis and second start.

“This is something that I dreamed of from when I was child,” Kim said through an interpreter. “And so, it’s been it’s been a long time, but I made my dream come true. So, it’s one of those nights that I cannot forget.”

The 32-year-old left-hander signed with the Cardinals in the winter after going 136-77 over 12 seasons in South Korea.

Kim’s journey to his first major league win wasn’t easy. When spring training was halted in March because of the virus outbreak, his family couldn’t leave South Korea for a planned visit to the United States.

 

 

Jose Abreu hit three home runs a day after going deep twice, and the Chicago White Sox again powered past the Cubs in a 7-4 victory Saturday night for their seventh straight win.

Abreu connected in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings at Wrigley Field for the first three-homer game of the All-Star slugger’s career. He went 4 for 4 with a walk and four RBIs. He has 10 homers and 27 RBIs this season.

“I’m just happy and just blessed for all this,” Abreu said through a translator. “I’m just feeling good and enjoying the moment. I’m pleased with myself and enjoying life.”

Rookie Luis Robert and Yasmani Grandal also homered for the White Sox, giving the South Siders 11 in the first two games of the series. The White Sox hit six in a 10-1 rout on Friday.

The Cubs dropped their second straight and are 3-7 since getting off to a 13-3 start.

 

 

Welcome to Slam Diego.

Baseball has never seen a power display like the one put on by the San Diego Padres, who hit their fifth grand slam in six games – this time by rookie Jake Cronenworth – to go along with Trent Grisham’s three home runs Saturday night in a 13-2 rout of the Houston Astros.

The Padres have added mannequins wearing team gear to the home run deck in right field, and Cronenworth’s shot in the second inning landed near one wearing a No. 4 Slam Diego jersey.

Cronenworth said it was that much more impressive that he was the fifth Padres player to hit a grand slam during the week. San Diego has won six in a row.

 

 

Dustin Johnson arrived at the TPC Boston this week, headed to the practice range and then looked at his swing coach.

“He said, `Bro, what am I supposed to be working on again?'” Claude Harmon said Saturday as he watched his pupil set another personal record in The Northern Trust.

Johnson isn’t doing much wrong at the moment, a daunting prospect to the guys trying to chase him. His birdie-eagle finish gave Johnson a 7-under 64 and stretched his lead to five shots over Harris English and Scottie Scheffler.

The finish would have come in handy the day before. Johnson was an astounding 11-under par through 11 holes Friday and had the golf world curious if he would go as low as 57 to set the PGA Tour record. Instead, he finished with seven straight pars for a 60, his best ever but not what it could have been.

Johnson put that behind him and looked just as good. Instead of the fast start, it was a big finish. He rolled in a 20-foot birdie on the 17th, and then holed a 40-footer up a ridge and down toward the hole for eagle on the par-5 18th.

That put him at 22-under 191, his lowest 54-hole by three shots.

 

 

Erik Moses has been named president of Nashville Superspeedway, the first Black man to hold that title at any NASCAR track.

Moses most recently served as president of the XFL’s DC Defenders and now leads the charge of the scheduled Nashville reboot in 2021. The 1.33-mile concrete track was built in 2001 by Dover Motorsports and hosted NASCAR and IndyCar events until 2011.

Dover announced the hire before Saturday’s Cup race at the Monster Mile.

“Our partnership with NASCAR is for them to put on the race and bring the circus to town,” Moses said. “Our job is to make certain that the big top is ready. Make certain that everybody in and around middle Tennessee and the rest of that area understands we’re going to have a Cup Series race and they can look forward to the type of experience that NASCAR fans expect and deserve.”

Moses said he was welcomed to the industry this week by NASCAR President Steve Phelps and takes control in a year where the series has been swept up in the reckoning of the nation’s racial issues.