Sean Bouchard lined a tie-breaking RBI double to spark a seven-run fifth inning and Willie Abreu hit a grand slam because the Hartford Yard Goats rolled a 10-2 win over the Portland Sea Canine on Friday night time at Hadlock Subject.
Johan Mieses blasted a two-run homer within the first inning for the Sea Canine. Mieses is tied for the minor-league lead with 10 residence runs.
NBA: Shaking off a spitting incident at Madison Sq. Backyard, Trae Younger dazzled within the first residence playoff recreation of his profession, scoring 21 factors and doling out 14 assists to guide the Atlanta Hawks to a 105-94 victory over the New York Knicks in Recreation 3 of their opening-round collection Friday night time.
Spurred on by a raucous crowd of 15,743, the Hawks pulled forward 2-1 within the best-of-seven collection.
Recreation 4 is Sunday in Atlanta.
WNBA: Jonquel Jones had 20 factors, 12 rebounds and 5 assists, and the Connecticut Solar held off the Washington Mystics for an 86-81 win in Uncasville, Connecticut.
It was Jones’ sixth straight double-double for the Solar (6-1).
• Nneka Ogwumike scored 14 factors with 9 rebounds and Erica Wheeler added 13 factors to assist the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Chicago Sky, 76-61.
PGA: Jordan Spieth shot a 4-under 66 to take the lead after the second spherical of the Charles Schwab Basic in Fort Price, Texas.
Spieth, a Dallas native, was at 11-under 129 – one shot forward of Jason Kokrak.
Phil Mickelson bogeyed two of his final three holes and missed the reduce by one stroke.
LPGA: Danielle Kang received a pleasant showdown with Lizette Salas, 4 and three, to advance to the LPGA Match Play quarterfinals in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Second-ranked Inbee Park additionally superior, whereas top-ranked Jin Younger Ko and No. 3 Sei Younger Kim had been eradicated.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Mike Weir opened a four-stroke lead within the Senior PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a 5-under 65 on a tricky Southern Hills structure that baffled many of the gamers.
Weir was 7 underneath via 36 holes, with Steve Stricker (68), Rocco Mediate (69) and John Riegger at 3 underneath. Riegger had three holes left when play was known as due to darkness at 8:31 p.m. Weir accomplished his spherical simply minutes earlier.
EUROPEAN TOUR: Defending champion Bernd Wiesberger was two photographs away from fellow Austrian golfer Matthias Schwab after the second spherical of the Made in HimmerLand event in Farso, Denmark.
Wiesberger carded a 6-under 65 after a gap 66 and was 11 underneath total.
EMILIA-ROMAGNA OPEN: Sebastian Korda beat sixth-seeded Tommy Paul in an all-American semifinal in Parma, Italy, to achieve his first ATP remaining.
The 63rd-ranked Korda received 6-3, 6-3 in 82 minutes to guide a spot towards Italian wild card Marco Cecchinato, who defeated Jaume Munar of Spain, 7-6 (2), 1-6, 6-1.
TRUCKS: John Hunter Nemechek made it via a late crash, then held on to the lead on a restart 10 laps from the top to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Sequence race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Nemechek used a three-wide cross to achieve the lead with 65 laps to go and was cruising to victory till essentially the most extreme crash of the race almost spoiled issues for the Kyle Busch Motor Sports activities racer.
Trey Hutchins III had slowed after hitting the wall and drifted down the observe as Johnny Sauter and Drew Greenback hit Hutchins’ car with nice pressure.
Nemechek was the following racer via earlier than the warning got here out as flying particles appeared to wreck his roof and knock out the automobile’s onboard digital camera.
After a prolonged cleanup, Nemechek once more moved out entrance and completed in entrance of Chase Hocevar for his third victory of the season.
SUPER LEAGUE: Barcelona’s president pledged to go to the Court docket of Arbitration for Sport if UEFA punishes the membership for its position within the would-be Tremendous League competitors.
“I informed (UEFA President Aleksander) Ceferin that we weren’t going to apologize and that we weren’t going to pay a fantastic that’s unjustifiable. In the event that they fantastic us, we’ll go to the CAS,” Laporta mentioned. “We are going to struggle to guard the pursuits of Barcelona and to develop a mannequin of soccer that’s sustainable. All golf equipment are dropping cash.”
Of the dozen golf equipment that needed to type the brand new breakaway league outdoors UEFA’s management, solely Barcelona, Actual Madrid and Juventus are nonetheless on board. The remainder rapidly deserted the proposal amid a backlash by soccer authorities and followers.
This week, UEFA opened disciplinary instances towards the three Tremendous League holdouts who face being banned from the Champions League.
ITALY: Massimiliano Allegri returned to Juventus, taking up as coach solely hours after Andrea Pirlo left the job.
Allegri received 5 straight Serie A titles with Juventus, together with 4 league and cup doubles, and likewise reached two Champions League finals. He was fired by the membership two years in the past.
GIRO D’ITALIA: British bicycle owner Simon Yates attacked on the steep ascent to the end to win the nineteenth stage in Alpe di Mera, Italy, however made solely a small dent in Egan Bernal’s total lead with two days remaining.
Yates attacked with greater than 4 miles to go and held off the sector on the double-digit gradient to the end.
Bernal completed third, 28 seconds behind Yates, who remained third total, trailing by 2 minutes, 49 seconds. Bernal elevated his lead barely over Damiano Caruso to 2:29.
The Giro finishes on Sunday in Milan with a person time trial.
BADMINTON: Former top-ranked badminton participant Saina Nehwal will miss the Tokyo Olympics after the Badminton World Federation froze the rankings and mentioned there will likely be no extra qualifying tournaments. Nehwal, who’s from India, failed to complete among the many prime 16 within the rankings. She may have improved her present rating of twenty second however two main tournaments – the Malaysian Open and the Singapore Open – had been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The qualifying interval for badminton is ready to formally finish on June 15, however the recreation’s governing physique mentioned the present rankings is not going to change.
“The Olympic qualification course of is in impact closed as there are not any extra alternatives for gamers to earn factors,” BWF secretary normal Thomas Lund mentioned in a press release. “Nonetheless, we nonetheless must obtain confirmations from Nationwide Olympic Committees and Member Associations, adopted by any doable reallocations, and this may take quite a lot of weeks to finish.”
GYMNASTICS: Germany’s Marcel Nguyen, who received Olympic all-around and parallel bars silver in 2012, will miss the Tokyo Olympics and fears his profession could also be over after injuring his proper knee. Nguyen tore a cruciate ligament in his proper knee on his dismount from the rings whereas coaching on Thursday within the run-up to the German nationwide championships. He beforehand had the identical harm in 2014 and missed the final world championships in Stuttgart in 2019 due to a shoulder operation.
The 33-year-old Nguyen mentioned he was left “completely dejected” by his newest setback and feels he could not have the ability to return for subsequent yr’s residence European championships in Munich both.