NBA Draft Lottery…..Philadelphia 76ers win the lottery for 3rd year in a row…Lakers retain 2nd pick in opening round…Boston will draft 3rd……Phoenix stays at 4th….Minnesota will draft 5th….3rd straight years Lakers will have a high lottery pick….Julius Randle-D’Angelo Russell were last two Lakers lottery picks. Lakers will begin individual workouts with each of the top players on the board starting by the end of this week, preparing for the late June draft…..Lakers will choose 2-and-32 in the opening two rounds of the draft.
NBA Draft…Top picks-LSU-F-Ben Simmons (6’9-F-LSU)…Duke-F-Brandon Ingram (6’10-F-Duke)…..Dragen Bender (7′-F-Croatia)….Domantas Sabonis (6’10-C) Gonzaga
Cleveland-W-Toronto (115-84)…Cavs scored 66 in torrid first half-built 22-point lead…LeBron James-Kyrie Irvin combined for (51P).Game 2-on Thursday nite.
Golden State-hosts-Oklahoma City….Thunder lead series (1-0)
Miami..Heat meet with NBA Doctors-fear career F-Chris Bosh-over -recurring blood clots in leg…has (3Y-75M) left on contract.
Portland..Coach Terry Stotts-given 3Y-extension.
Houston…Kenny Smith-former player-NBA TV analyst…Withdraws as candidate for Rockets job.
Lakers..Jim McMillan-star guard on 1972-team passes away age 68-heart disease in North Carolina.
Padres-L-Giants (5-1)…Brandon Crawford 3R-HR..RBI-double..Sacrifice Fly…Madison Bumgarner 5-hitter-11-strikeouts..Matt Kemp solo HR for San Diego..
San Diego-San Francisco…Wednesday matchup..Drew Pomeranz (4-3) 1.80-ERA-vs-Johnny Cueto (5-1) 2.97
Padres…P-Robbie Erlin undergoes elbow ligament transplant surgery yesterday morning in Los Angeles-successful.
P-Brandon Morrow shutdown in Arizona after discomfort following 7th start on rehab stint….
SS-Alexi Amarists begins rehab games-playing in San Antonio….
2B-Corey Spangenberg put back into rehab after possibly restraining quad muscle while working out in Arizona….
P-Tyson Ross remains strictly in rehab weight lifting workouts-no baseball related throwing-shoulder strength is top priority….
F-John Jay may be facing DL-stint-still does not have full range of motion after spraining shoulder a week ago…
Dodgers-W-Angels (5-1)..Clayton Kershaw 11K-outing…runs record (6-1) 1.67-ERA..Joe Pederson 2-solo HRs..snap Halos 4-game win streak
Blue-Halos…Wednesday matchups..Ross Stripling-vs-Nick Tropeano.
Angels..Tim Lincecum to have 3-rehab starts to build pitch count befor joining Angels
Angels..Sign FA-P-David Huff-ex Indians-Royals-Giants
Angels..P-Neal Cotts-opts out of AAA-contract
Angels..CJ Wilson-40P-simulated game-no setbacks….OF_Daniel Nava-groin…P-Tyler Skaggs-cleared long toss-bicep injury
Dodgers..P-Kenta Maeda struggling with MLB pitching regimen….pitched 1X-per week in Japan….MLB (5.16-ERA) on 4-days rest….6-days rest (0.74)
Indians-W-Reds..Jason Kipnis 2R-single..Raji Davis 3H-3RBI-HR for Cleveland in (13-1) win.
Seattle-W-Orioles..Nelson Cruz 2R-HR..2R-single..RBI-single in (10-0) win
Phillies-W-Marlins..P-Vincente Velasquez (10K-5innings)
Pirates-W-Astros..John Jason 2R-double in 10-run outburst.
Tampa Bay-W-Toronto..Brad Miller 2R-double..RBI-triple ins (12-2) win.
Tigers-W-Twins..Ian Kinsler 2R-HR, RBI-triple
Mets-W-Washington..Curtis Granderson-Mike Conforto HRs..Noah Syndegaard-Max Scherzer combined 20K in game
Houston-W-White Sox..Ty White 2-solo HRs..Evan Gattis 2R-HR in 11th in Houston win
Brewers-W-Cubs..Chris Carter 2R-double..Chase Anderson throws 7-no hit innings vs Cubs
Royals-W-Red Sox..Paula Orolando 2R-HR..Eric Hosmer HR
Rockies-W-Cardinals..Colorado wins 5th in row
Arizona-W-Yankees..Jake Lamb 2R-HR..Zack Greinke getss 11-groundball outs
A’s-W-Rangers..Khris Davis Grand Slam HR-2 solo HRs
MLB…Hands out 1st wave of suspensions from Tortonto-Texas brawls…Rangers-Rougned Odor-8 games-punching Jose Bautista-triggering braw…Elvin Andrus 1G-throwing punch…Blue Jays manager John Gibbons-3G-for coming back on field after ejection during brawl…P-Jess Chavez-3G-for throwing reatliation beanball after brawl…..1G-suspension to Jose Bautista for dirty slide into Odor.
Braves…Fire Manager Fredi Gonzalez (9-28) record…..was (76-133) last two years in rebuilding effort
Tigers..Manager Brad Ausmus facing 1-game suspension for home plate tirade on Monday night-threw warmup jacket on home plate after ejection.
Detroit..Dick McAuliffe-14Y-veteran SS-Tigers (1960s-70s) passes away.
Boston..P-Frank Sullivan…Red Sox starting pitcher in the 1950s passes away.
Mets..P-Steven Matz-MRI on ailing elbow clean-no damage.
A’s..OF-Mark Canha needs hip surgery.
Cubs..Sign FA-P-Joe Nathan-ex Twins-Tigers
Houston..Calls up 3B-Colin Moran-1st round draft pick
Mariners..Option P-Tom Wilhelmsen to AAA-Tacoma
Twins..Option P-Jose Berrios to AAA-Rochester…Sign FA-OF-Robbie Grossman-ex Astros-Indians
Yankees…Roster shakeup..DFA-P-Phil Coke..Callup 2B-Rob Reifsnyder-AAA…Callup P-James Pazor-Luis Cessa from minors…Option P-Chad Green-Connor Mullee.
Chargers…Claim FA-QB-Zach Mettenberger off waivers from Tennessee Titans…played for Ken Whisenhunt with Titans…(0-10) as starter in Tennessee.
Chargers….Fans group Save our Bolts-wants to start drive to have citizens boycott hotels in Mission Valley-Gaslamp who oppose the Chargers-NFL Stadium referendum.
Broncos..Filing suit to prevent Sports Authority from trying to sublet naming rights to NFL Stadium as an asset in bankruptcy hearing.
Indianapolis…Ex-Colts QB-Jack Trudeau released from extended stay in rehab center…Multiple DUI-arrests…had (.31) blood alcohol count.
Ottawa…CFL-team sign FA-DE-Amoebi Okoye-former high draft pick Houston Texans-nearly lost his life to encephalitis.
Saints..Sign FA-LB-Tony Steward-ex-Patriots.
Seahawks..Sign FA-LB-Khairi Fartt
Tampa Bay..Sign FA-LB-AJ Francis-ex Seahawks
Redskins..Release TE-Andre Roberts
ESPN…College football analyst Chris Spielman leaves for NFL broadcast job with rival Fox TV.
Boise State..QB-Ryan Finley-transfer to NCarolina State.
Kansas State..Hires longtime Minnesota coach Jerry Kill as Director FB Operations
Syracuse..Announces it will spend 105M to replace fabric roof-build fixed roof atop Carrierdome.
St Louis-L-San Jose…..Sharks goalie Martin Jones (26-saves) in surprise road win…Brent Burns 2-goals…Series tied (1-1) heading to San Jose..
Tampa Bay-Pittsburgh….Game 2-playoff series tonite…Lightning go for 2nd straight win.
US World Cup Soccer…..Loses F-Jozy Altidore-8W-severe hamstring injury playing in MLS….will likely miss Copa America tourney