Following is a abstract of present sports activities information briefs.
Brady’s signed rookie card sells for document $2.25 million
The so-called “Holy Grail” of Tom Brady’s rookie playing cards bought for a document $2.25 million at public sale on Friday to an nameless purchaser, two months after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback picked up his seventh Super Bowl title. The signed card from the 43-year-old’s rookie season with the New England Patriots is one among “solely a handful ever provided on the market,” in line with auctioneer Lelands, which known as it the very best Tom Brady rookie card accessible to the general public.
NHL roundup: Avs run level streak to 14 with late aim vs. Blues
Cale Makar scored the tiebreaking aim with 40.1 seconds left in regulation, and the Colorado Avalanche prolonged their level streak to 14 with a surprising 2-1 victory over the visiting St. Louis Blues on Saturday night time in Denver. After St. Louis didn’t clear the puck out of its personal zone, Makar picked it up off the board and drilled a slap shot that deflected off the stick of St. Louis’ Jaden Schwartz and located its well beyond Blues rookie netminder Ville Husso (32 saves) to interrupt a 1-1 tie.
Coyotes look to proceed playoff push in opposition to hapless Geese
A full two weeks right into a playoff push, the Arizona Coyotes are seeing actual beneficial properties now, transferring into postseason eligibility with their fifth victory in seven video games on Friday. That 4-2 triumph got here on the street in opposition to the Anaheim Geese, with the 2 West Division groups set to satisfy once more Sunday in Southern California.
NBA roundup: Bucks fend off Kings’ late rally
Jrue Vacation turned a brief jumper right into a three-point play with 1:32 to go, then added a driving hoop 33 seconds later Saturday night time, permitting the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to stall a Sacramento Kings rally and pull out a 129-128 victory with out Most Precious Participant candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo. Vacation’s private five-point flurry capped a season-best, 33-point night time. The Bucks led 118-105 after a tip-in by Brook Lopez with 6:48 remaining. However regardless of enjoying on the second night time of a back-to-back, the Kings made an brisk late push, scoring 14 of the following 15 factors to tie the sport at 119 on a Terence Davis 3-pointer with 2:06 to play.
UFC’s McGregor proclaims third combat with Poirier
Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is ready for a 3rd combat in opposition to Dustin Poirier, who grew to become the primary man to knock out him out in January. McGregor shortly knocked Poirier out in a featherweight contest in 2014 throughout his meteoric UFC rise, however the American’s savage leg kicks secured a TKO win over the Irishman when the 2 met once more at light-weight in Abu Dhabi in January.
Pelicans, Rockets trying to get again on monitor on Sunday
The Western Convention standings paint an image of optimism for the New Orleans Pelicans, however the present state of their injury-ravaged roster provides a much more bleak picture of the current. Whereas the Pelicans entered Saturday simply 1.5 video games behind the Golden State Warriors for a place in one of many postseason play-in series, their rotation does not present a lot room for hope.
Andreescu refuses to let accidents outline her profession
Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is pissed off with continued setbacks since returning to courtroom on the Australian Open after 15 months because of a knee drawback, however the 20-year-old shouldn’t be prepared to let accidents outline her fledgling profession. A month after profitable her maiden Grand Slam on the 2019 U.S. Open, Andreescu suffered a torn meniscus in her left knee and returned to motion solely in Melbourne in February.
MLB roundup: Jose Berrios, Twins clean Brewers
Jose Berrios pitched six no-hit innings and struck out 12 and Byron Buxton homered for the second straight sport to guide the visiting Minnesota Twins to a 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night time. Berrios (1-0) and relievers Taylor Rogers and Tyler Duffey mixed to no-hit the Brewers for 7 1/3 innings earlier than Omar Narvaez lined a single down the right-field line off Duffey, the one hit of the sport for Milwaukee. Berrios, who matched his career-high for strikeouts, did not stroll a batter and hit one batter.
Barty hits out at primary rating critics
Ash Barty dismissed ideas that she had unfairly held on to the highest rating whereas opting to not compete on the WTA Tour for many of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the pandemic stopping many from competing on the tour since March 2020, the WTA tweaked the rating system final yr to make sure that gamers weren’t penalized for his or her no-shows.
Warriors go to Hawks aiming to even season sequence
The Atlanta Hawks return residence from their season-long eight-game street journey on Sunday to host the Golden State Warriors, however who is aware of how wholesome both staff will likely be. The Hawks went 4-4 on the journey however performed short-handed on the ultimate cease in New Orleans and nonetheless emerged with a 126-103 win over the Pelicans. Atlanta was with out all 5 gamers who made up its beginning lineup within the season opener — main scorer Trae Younger (left knee soreness), Danilo Gallinari (left Achilles soreness), John Collins (left ankle sprain), De’Andre Hunter (proper knee soreness) and Cam Reddish, who has missed 19 video games with a proper Achilles harm.
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