Clippers-L-Utah (117-111)…Jazz take (2-0) lead in series:
..Donovan Mitchell scores (27P) in first half
..Jazz build 21-point lead
..Clippers Reggie Jackson scores 17-in 3rd quarter comeback
..Clippers took lead in 4th quarter
..Clippers fail to score on 8-straight possessions late in game
..Jazz hit 20-3 point baskets finally pull away
..Mitchell finishes (30P)
..Rudy Gobert (20-Rebounds)
..Game 3-on Saturday in LA.
Brooklyn-L-Milwaukee (86-83)…Nets still lead (2-1)
..Jrue Holiday layup (:11) left seals win
..Khris Middleton-Giannis combined (68P) in Bucks win
..Bucks built 21-point lead early then let Nets back in game.
76ers-Hawks…Series tied (1-1)
Suns-Denver..Phoenix leads (2-0)
Denver..Coach Mike Malone rips team..’Players not want to compete’ after blowout loss to Suns in 2nd game of series.
Milwaukee…Bucks coach Mike Mudenholzer’s job in jeopardy if team gets blown out of playoffs.
Portland…Longtime NBA coach Mike D’Antoni expressing interest in Trailblazers job.
Indiana…Fired Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren called ‘Condescending-Micro Manager-Phony’ by players…was axed after 1-year on job.
Orlando..Will interview Kenny Atkinson-ex Nets head coach-current Clippers assistant.
Boston..Herald-American report G-Kemba Walker on trade block.
Bulls..Surgery F-Cody White-out 4-months-shoulder
Golden State..Workout for Aztecs F-Jordan Schakel
Padres-at-Mets…Friars open up 6-game road trip in NY…Blake Snell (2-2)-vs-Jacob DeGrom (5-2)..0.62-ERA on Friday night…Padres (37-27)-now in 3rd place…lost 8-of-11 games.
Padres…Off day on Thursday
Padres…Trade rumors-exploring possible deals for Arizona OF-David Peralta…Reds OF-Nick Castellanos…Texas OF-Joey Gallo…Teams inquiring about C-Luis Campusano…P-Michel Baez.
Dodgers-W-Pirates (6-3)….Thursday game…LA (36-25)…Mookie Betts HR..Julio Urias 2R-single…Justin Turner RBI single..Urias wins 9th game of year.
Dodgers-at-Texas…Friday matchup…Clayton Kershaw (5-2)-vs-Mike Foltyniewicz…Rangers have lost 12-of-14 games.
Angels-at-Arizona…Friday pitching..Shohei Ohtani (2-1)-vs-Merrill Kelly…Diamondbacks have lost 21-of-23 games.
Angels…off day on Thursday
Tigers-W-Mariners..Robbie Grossman 2R-HR..RBI-single
Brewers-W-Reds..Dave Vogelbach 2R-HR for Milwaukee
Phillies-W-Braves..Zach Wheeler (8inn-0R-12K)
Red Sox-W-Astros..Bosox 12-run outburst..Chris Arroyo 3RHR.
Blue Jays-L-White Sox..Jose Abreu 2-RBI doubles
Yankees-L-Twins..Josh Donaldson-Nelson Cruz 2RHRs in 9th
A’s-L-Royals.Andrew Benetedni HR for KC.
Rockies-L-Marlins..Adam Duvall 2RHR..Jazz Chisholm 3RHR
Mets..Fire hitting coaches Darnell Coles-Eric Hinske…team has lost 30-of-35 games.
Mets….Slugger Peter Alonso accuses MLB of doctoring baseball stitches to impact quality of game to hold down salaries of pitchers-hitters.
Tigers..DL-P-Mike Fulmer-strained shoulder
Pirates..P-Jose Soriano reinjures elbow 2nd time in rehab
Brewers..3B-Travis Shaw-dislocated shoulder
Brewers..OF-Lorenzo Cain-retweak hamstring again
Twins..OF-Kyle Garlick-sports hernia injury
Indians-Mariners..Trade..Tribe deals 1B-Jake Bauers to Seattle
Cardinals..Workout FA-P-Shelby Miller-ex Braves-Arizona-Cubs
Tigers..Callup P-Jason Foley
White Sox..Callup OF-Brian Goodwin
NCAA…4-Member Playoff Committee proposes expansion:
..12-Team playoff instead 4-team playoffs
..6-top ranked conference champions-automatic slots
..6-at large teams based on rankings
..4-highest rated conference champs get byes
..First round matchups 5-12..6-11..7-10..8-9
..1st round in college campus stadiums
..2nd-3rd rounds to be in Bowl Game Sights
Michigan…Stepson of legendary Coach Bo Schembechler says he was sexually assaulted at age 10-by team physician Dr-Robert Anderson…says Schembechler covered the assault up…allowed Anderson to remain at school for 37-years…says coach punched his son and swore silence …Anderson accused of assaulting more than 300-UM athletes.
UCLA..lands DT-Jay Toia-transfer from USC
Denver…CB-Kareem Jackson says Houston QB-Deshaun Watson wants to be traded to Broncos.
Houston..Longtime CB-Johnathon Joseph announces retirement.
Tampa Bay..Coach Bruce Arians says ‘want normalcy in your life-get vaccinated.
Tampa Bay…Begins giving vaccines to all players and their families.
NFL Union..President DeMaurice Smith ‘no reason for players not to know the information about getting vaccines’.
NFL-Union…Debate whether unvaccinated NFL players who test positive for Covid this year-should be paid-considering they were offered shots.
Chiefs…OT-Kyle Long-tears knee meniscus in mini-camp-out 8W
49ers..DE-Dee Ford-cleared workouts coming off back issues
Raiders..DT-Solomon Thomas-cleared workouts-knee rehab
Packers..Release RB-Mike Weber.
Colorado-L-Las Vegas (6-3)…William Karlsson-William Carrier score key goals….Las Vegas win series (4-2)
Avalanche..coach Jared Bednar pulled from practice-Covid test issue
Kings-Buffalo..Report Kings interested in swapping #8 pick to Sabres for C-Jack Eichel…had neck injury and has 10M-cap figure
Edmonton..Lose F-Gaetan Haas-signs to play with Biel-Switzerland.
Columbus..Interviews assistant coach Brad Larson for vacant Blue Jackets job…Decide to promote him for job..
French Open…Rafael Nadal-vs-Novak Djokovic in Men’s semi-finals on Friday.
French Open..Ana Pavlyuchenkova-vs-Barb Krijcikova in Womens Finals on Saturday.
NASCAR…Texas All Star race-Sunday night..6-stage race..Kyle Larson starts on pole.
Indy Car…Detroit Grand Prix-Belle Isle…race both Saturday-Sunday
Formula 1…Bye week…race French Grand Prix-next week.
(66)..Dustin Johnson-Doc Redman tie for lead
Soccer….San Diego Loyal (1-4-2)-vs LA Galaxy II on Saturday.
San Diego Loyal..Will host Tijuana XOLOs in friendly-at USD-7/10
Soccer…MLS-TV Ratings-MLS Cup had 1.7M-viewers on Fox
Liga-Mexico-TV Ratings-Championship game 3.7M-viewers-Univision