Astros, Braves advance
UNDATED (AP) — Three down, one to go in baseball’s Division Collection. The Astros have moved on to the AL Championship Collection in opposition to the Boston Crimson Sox, and the Atlanta Braves have earned a spot within the NLCS.
In the meantime, the Dodgers have pressured a fifth and deciding recreation of their NL Division Collection by whipping the Giants.
Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) belted a three-run homer, scored 4 occasions and stole a base because the Astros eradicated the White Sox in Recreation 4 of the Division Collection, 10-1. The rout places the Astros within the ALCS for a fifth straight season.
Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman every hit a two-run double as Houston bounced again from Sunday night time’s 12-6 loss. The Astros earned their three victories by a mixed 19 runs.
The Astros’ bullpen fired two-hit ball over 5 innings after Lance McCullers Jr. held Chicago to a run on 5 hits and three walks over 4 innings.
The White Sox didn’t rating after Gavin Sheets hit a solo homer within the second to present them a short lead.
Michael Brantley had three hits and two RBIs for Houston, which can host Recreation 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
The Braves beat the Brewers, 5-4 on Freddie Freeman’s solo homer off Josh Hader within the eighth inning.
Atlanta trailed 2-0 within the fourth and 4-2 within the fifth earlier than beating Milwaukee for the third straight recreation since a series-opening loss. Eddie Rosario tied it the primary time with a two-run single. Travis d’Arnaud (dahr-NOH’) made it 4-4 with an RBI single.
Rowdy Tellez (teh-LEHZ’) belted a two-run homer for the Brewers, who scored simply six occasions within the sequence.
Tyler Matsek labored a scoreless eighth to get the win. Will Smith put the potential tying run on base within the ninth earlier than fanning Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) to finish the sequence.
In Los Angeles, the Dodgers stayed alive with a 7-2 win over the Giants.
Mookie Betts was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, together with a two-run homer that put the Dodgers forward, 4-0 within the fourth inning. Will Smith capped the scoring with a two-run blast within the eighth.
Six LA pitchers mixed on a seven-hitter and blanked the Giants till the fifth. Walker Buehler was reached for 3 hits over 4 1/3 innings and left with a 4-0 lead.
Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani (dee-skla-FAH’-nee) was chased within the second inning, charged with two runs and 5 hits.
Recreation 5 is Thursday in San Francisco. The Giants and Dodgers cut up the primary two video games within the Bay Space.
Nets gained’t play Irving till he meets vaccine requirement
UNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have introduced that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is not going to play or follow with the group till he could be a full participant, ending the concept that he would play in solely highway video games.
Underneath a New York mandate, skilled athletes enjoying for a group within the metropolis need to be vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 to play or follow in public venues. Requested if Irving was vaccinated, Marks mentioned: “If he was vaccinated, we wouldn’t be having this dialogue. I believe that’s in all probability fairly clear.”
Irving had hardly ever been with the group in New York. He wasn’t even eligible to follow with the Nets in New York till Friday, when town instructed the group that its coaching facility was thought of a non-public venue.
In different NBA information:
— The Celtics say heart Al Horford has examined constructive for COVID-19 and is at present is in isolation. Horford didn’t journey with the group for its two-game exhibition highway journey to Florida. He’s the second Celtics participant to check constructive this month, becoming a member of Jaylen Brown.
— Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks will miss the beginning of the season to make sure he totally recovers from a damaged left hand. Brooks is slated to obtain further remedy and shall be re-evaluated in two to a few weeks.
Pens wreck Bolts’ get together
UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are the primary winners of the NHL season, having spoiled the Tampa Bay Lightning’s banner-raising night time. It was additionally an evening of firsts in Las Vegas because the Seattle Kraken misplaced their NHL debut.
Eleven Penguins collected at the least one level in a 6-2 win over the Bolts. Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period targets for the short-handed Penguins, who added 4 extra within the third. Three of the late targets have been empty-netters.
The Pens gained simply with out injured stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Tristan Jarry turned again 26 photographs and Kris Letang (leh-TANG’) arrange two targets. Jarry was excellent till Anthony Cirelli beat him with about 5 1/2 minutes remaining.
Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 29 of 32 photographs for the Lightning.
The Kraken clawed again from a 3-0 deficit of their NHL debut, solely to lose, 4-3 to the Golden Knights on Chandler Stephenson’s objective with 11:27 remaining.
Ryan Donato has the excellence of scoring Seattle’s first-ever objective, beating Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) halfway via the second interval. Jared McCann tallied 72 seconds later and Morgan Geekie (GEE’-kee) tied it 35 seconds earlier than Stephenson put the Knights forward to remain.
Max Pacioretty (pach-ah-REH’-tee) delivered two targets and an help for Vegas.
Canadiens’ Suzuki will get 8-year, $63 million deal
UNDATED (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have signed heart Nick Suzuki to an eight-year, $63 million contract extension. The deal pays Suzuki a mean annual wage of $7.875 million.
The 22-year-old led the Canadiens in playoff scoring final season with 16 factors on seven targets and 9 assists in 22 video games to assist the group attain the Stanley Cup Closing for the primary time since 1993.
Suzuki had 15 targets and 41 factors in 56 regular-season video games.
In different NHL information:
— Avalanche star Nathan McKinnon will miss the season opener in opposition to the Blackhawks on Wednesday night time after testing constructive for a breakthrough an infection of COVID-19. Colorado basic supervisor Joe Sakic (SAK’-ihk) mentioned Tuesday that MacKinnon’s constructive take a look at surfaced Monday and that the middle is “asymptomatic and feeling good.”
— The Wild have positioned rookie left wing Matt Boldy on the injured non-roster record with a damaged ankle. Boldy as harm in a preseason recreation final week to spoil a robust coaching camp for the first-round decide within the 2019 draft. He’s anticipated to be sidelined for 4 to 6 weeks.
— Alex Ovechkin is questionable to play within the Capitals season opener in opposition to the Rangers on Wednesday. Ovechkin took half in an non-compulsory follow Tuesday after skating a number of laps across the ice to check out his unspecified lower-body damage. The 36-year-old Russian star is listed as day after day.
— NHL commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned the league had solely 4 unvaccinated gamers because it opened the 2021-22 season. Bettman mentioned NHL officers and all of the personnel that come into contact with the gamers are vaccinated.
Shoulder damage ends season for Steelers WR Smith-Schuster
UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers large receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is finished for the season. Coach Mike Tomlin says Smith-Schuster may have surgical procedure to restore an injured proper shoulder and is heading to injured reserve.
Smith-Schuster sustained the damage within the second quarter of a victory over Denver final weekend. The Steelers will flip to James Washington amongst others to fill the void left by Smith-Schuster’s absence.
In different NFL information:
— The Browns have positioned versatile offensive lineman Chris Hubbard, security M.J. Stewart and fullback Andy Janovich on injured reserve, conserving them out of motion for at the least three video games. Stewart and Janovich sustained hamstring accidents in opposition to the Chargers whereas Hubbard not too long ago underwent season-ending surgical procedure on his triceps.
— Tom Brady says his closely wrapped throwing hand is sore, however he expects to play when the Buccaneers go to the Eagles on Thursday. Brady injured his proper hand within the first half of Tampa Bay’s 45-17 win over Miami on Sunday.
— The Buccaneers have eliminated Tremendous Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden from the group’s Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium. Gruden resigned as coach of the Raiders Monday night time following the invention of emails he despatched containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic feedback. He led the Bucs from 2002 via 2008 and is the winningest coach in group historical past.
— A federal decide has denied a request by Cowboys offensive lineman La’el Collins for an injunction that might have halted his five-game suspension with one recreation remaining. U.S. District Choose Amos Mazzant instructed in his ruling that the NFL suspended Collins in violation of the league’s collective bargaining settlement with the gamers’ union. Nevertheless, Mazzant dominated the arbitrator’s resolution in Collins’ enchantment was based mostly on a “cheap building of the events’ agreements.”
— The league has chosen the cities Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich to enter a closing bidding stage to host a regular-season recreation in Germany. Subsequent season is the goal for Germany to host its first recreation although it may additionally debut in 2023 due to potential scheduling conflicts with soccer’s World Cup in Qatar.
TRACK AND FIELD-NIKE/SALAZAR SUIT
Distance runner sues Salazar, Nike
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Distance runner Mary Cain has filed a $20 million lawsuit in opposition to her former coach, Alberto Salazar, and their employer, Nike.
The Oregonian/OregonLive stories that Cain accuses Salazar of emotionally abusing her when she joined the group in 2012 at age 16, The lawsuit portrays Salazar as an indignant management freak who was obsessive about Cain’s weight and publicly humiliated her about it.
Cain’s profession fizzled after what she has known as 4 depressing years on the Nike Oregon Venture.