Padres-Arizona…Friars open weekend series with struggling Diamondbacks.
..Padres (45-32)…Won 7-in row
..Padres hit 16-HRs in 7-game homestand so far
..Padres Batting average (.270) on homestand
..Chris Paddack-vs-Corbin Martin
..Arizona (21-53)..lost 19-of-21…(3-33) since May 15th
..Arizona have 9-pitchers on DL..used 24-pitchers this year
..Arizona team batting average (.229)
..Arizona team ERA (5.23)
Padres..off day on Thursday
Dodgers-Cubs…Cubs led (3-0) in 6th inning at Press time-dueling with Walker Beuhler…LA was being no hit into the 6th inning by Jake Arrieta…LA (44-30)…Won 10-of-15 games
LA-Chicago..Friday pitchers..Tony Gonsolin-vs-Jake Arrieta.
Angels-at-Tampa Bay…Friday pitchers Griff Canning-vs-Josh Fleming
Angels..off day Thursday…Halos (36-38)
Angels…California state government examining Arte Moreno access to purchase land around Angels Stadium..may have violated state statutes on affordable housing…Deal may have to be restructured.
Yankees-W-Royals..Gary Sanchez 3RHR..Aaron Judge HR for NY
A’s-W-Texas..Jed Lowrie HR-RBI single
Blue Jays-W-Orioles..Lourdes Gurriel Grand Slam HR
Reds-W-Braves..Rookie P-Tony Santillan (6inn-1R)
Red Sox-L-Rays..Manny Margot scores on WP..Rays retake 1st place
Houston-W-Tigers..Yordan Alvarez Grand Slam HR
Nationals-W-Marlins..Kyle Schwarber HR-3RHR for Nats
Indians-W-Twins..Austin Hedges RBI single
Pirates-W-Cardinals..Brian Reynolds 3RHR-RBI single for Bucs
Reds..DL-P-Lucas Slms-elbow injury-out 4W
Giants..MRI-1st baseman Brandon Belt-strained knee
Padres..P-Drew Pomeranz throws 2nd bullpen outing
Indians..Activate C-Austin Hedges from DL
Rockies..Sign FA-P-Bernardo Flores-ex Cardinals
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Wyatt Mathisen-ex-Tampa
Braves..Callup P-Jesse Chavez-ex A’s-Angels-Texas
Minnesota..Release P-Glen Sparkman-sign Orix Buffaloes-Japan
Yomiuri Giants..Release 1B-Justin Smoak (.272-9HR)
Toronto..Slugger Vlad Guerrero says he will bypass HR Derby
Suns-L-Clippers (106-92)….LA climbs back into playoff series with gritty win…Thursday night…Phoenix leads (2-1)
..Clippers run off a (21-3) scoring spurt in 3rd quarter-take game
..Paul George (27P)
..Reggie Jackson (26P) including a couple of key 3’s in 4th quarter
..Ivica Zubak (15P-16R)
..Clippers defense held Devin Booker-Chris Paul (10-40) shooting
..Suns held to 35% shooting
..LA exploded for 60-points in second half
Atlanta-Milwaukee..Game 2-Hawks lead (1-0) after upset win on Wednesday.
Indiana..Pacers hire Rick Carlisle as head coach…spent 5Y with Pacers then coached Dallas Mavericks for 9-seasons.
Portland..Blazers interview Becky Hammon-San Antonio 2nd time.
Dallas..Will interview Lakers assistant Jason Kidd
76ers..Meet with Agent Rich Paul to discuss possible trade of struggling F-Ben Simmons
Detroit..will interview Cade Cunningham..Jalen Green..Evan Mobley…all candidates for 1st pick in NBA draft.
NBA…Red flags-Baylor G-Jaren Butler with health issues..will not be allowed to workout for any teams….NBA refuses to say if it is Covid related..Cardiac..Blood Clot…or Blood disorder.
Steelers..NFL blocks Pittsburgh from holding training camp at St-Vincent College because of Covid issues…Steelers have had camp in Latrobe every year since 1967…53-years.
Steelers…Stunning decision to release 6X-Pro Bowl OG-David DeCastro..was due 10M in final year of contract…was coming off ankle surgery.
NFL..Confirms Steelers-Saints-Miami have all topped 85%-vaccine threshold….Chargers-Colts-Jaguars still at 31%-vaccination rate.
NFL-Union…Reach Agreement on Covid rules…”Any NFL players who turn down vaccination-become ill-will lose game checks for games missed.
NFL..Putting College Draft scouting combine up for bid for 2023…has been held in Indianapolis since 1987.
Houston..Longtime Oilers CB-Patrick Allen passes away (59)
NFL..Announces teams will be able to wear ‘Alternate Helmets’ in 2022 with Throwback Jersey or Rush Color Jersey.
Seattle..CB-Quandry Diggs wants team to upgrade his 6M-contract.
Rams..Sign FA-RB-Otis Anderson-UCF..had (3708APY)..6.1YPC.
Arizona State…Whistleblower has turned over documents to NCAA showing Sun Devils violated NCAA Covid rules by recruiting 13-different athletes to campus during Covid dark period…12-different violations…10-staff members fingered in violations including Head Coach Herman Edwards-his recruiting coordinator and 3-assistant coaches…NCAA had invoked 15-month recruiting ban during height of pandemic.
Montreal-W-Las Vegas (3-2) OT….Montreal heads to Stanley Cup finals…Goalie Carey Price makes amazing saves in 3rd period and start of overtime….Price takes slapshot off face mask-puck richochets up the ice-Montreal turns it into 3-on-2 break for game winning goal…Arturi Lehkonen capped off break with winning goal…. Canadiens, who trailed opening playoff series (3-1)-came back to beat Maple Leafs..then surge thru next two rounds to earn trip to finals…Montreal in Cup finals for first time since 2003.
Tampa Bay-NY Islanders…Friday-Game 7 in Tampa..Tied (3-3)
Seattle..Hires Dave Hokstol-1st head coach of expansion team..ex head coach of Flyers for 4-years (134-101-42) but failed to win a playoff series…Was assistant with Maple Leafs last year..longtime head coach U-North Dakota.
Seattle..Did interview San Diego Gulls head coach Kevin Dineen.
(63)..Kramer Hickok shoots 7-under par
(65)..Henrik Norlander heads up big group
NASCAR…Runs Pocono 250-400 in doubleheader Saturday-Sunday
Kyle Larson has won 4-of last 5-races on NASCAR circuit
Indy Car..Off weekend..runs at Mid Ohio next week
Formula 1..Austrian Grand Prix..Max Verstappen goes for 4th win of year.
Formula 1..Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton questions if British government is making mistake allowing 130,000 fans to attend next month British Grand Prix at Silverstone because of renewed Covid problems in UK.
Soccer…San Diego Loyal-at-Las Vegas…USL Road Game on Friday…Loyal (3-4-2)