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NBA PLAYOFFS

Warriors rally after Green ejected, beat Grizzlies; Bucks beat Celtics 101-89; Giannis triple-double

UNDATED (AP) — Klay Thompson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, and the Golden State Warriors overcame Draymond Green’s first-half ejection to edge the Memphis Grizzlies 117-116 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. Jordan Poole led the Warriors with 31 points off the bench. Stephen Curry added 24 points.

Memphis had a chance at the game-winner. This time Ja Morant’s last-second layup to win Game 5 in the first round went over the rim. Morant finished with 34 points and 10 assists. Jaren Jackson Jr. matched his season-high with six 3-pointers and 33 points.

Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had his second career postseason triple-double to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 101-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. The Greek Freek scored 24 points with 13 rebounds and 12 assists.

Jrue Holiday had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Bobby Portis had 15 and 11 for the defending NBA champions. The Bucks swiped home-court advantage in the best-of-seven series.

Jayson Tatum scored 21 points and Jaylen Brown had 12 for Boston. Al Horford added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Boston.

MLB-SCHEDULE

Gilbert solid again, Mariners end Marlins’ 7-game win streak, Rodríguez scorches 1st homer

UNDATED (AP) — Logan Gilbert kept up his run of impressive starts, Julio Rodríguez hit his first major league homer and the Seattle Mariners ended Miami’s seven-game winning streak, beating the Marlins 7-3.

J.P. Crawford also homered while Jesse Winker had three hits and two RBIs for the Mariners, who snapped a four-game skid.

Making his first start against an NL club, Gilbert held the Marlins hitless until Jon Berti’s two-out single in the fifth. The 24-year-old righty was lifted after allowing Brian Anderson’s solo homer with two outs in the sixth. Gilbert exited with a 0.64 ERA through five starts.

Rodríguez’s three-run drive against Sandy Alcantara landed on the left-center field walkway and made it 5-0 in the sixth.

Elsewhere around the majors:

— Santiago Espinal drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the seventh inning, Bo Bichette added a two-run home run, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 3-2. Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman struck out a season-high 10 over seven innings to win his second straight decision as Toronto took two of three from Houston. The Blue Jays have won nine of 12. Gausman allowed two runs and six hits. He has not walked a batter in 31 2-3 innings this season.

— Aaron Judge returned from a scheduled day off to homer twice and drive in the tying run as the Yankees rallied past the Royals 6-4 for their ninth straight win. Judge went deep for the third straight game when he connected off Daniel Lynch for a drive estimated at 453 feet in the first inning. He added another no-doubt shot in the ninth, giving Judge five homers in his last five games and eight on the year. Clarke Schmidt earned the win in relief of Yankees starter Luis Severino, and Aroldis Chapman handled the ninth for his sixth save. Dylan Coleman took the loss in relief for Kansas City.

— Marcus Stroman threw two-hit ball for seven innings, outpitching Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes and leading the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0. Patrick Wisdom homered as the Cubs ended a four-game losing streak. They had been outscored 20-2 in dropping the first two games of the series at Milwaukee. Stroman earned his first win for his new team in his fifth start. Pitching on his 31st birthday, he struck out five and walked one. Burnes struck out 10 in seven innings, giving up four hits. He retired the first 13 batters before Wisdom homered in the fifth.

— Mike Trout homered, doubled and scored three runs, Michael Lorenzen pitched into the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Angels held off the Chicago White Sox 6-5 for their seventh win in eight games. Shohei Ohtani had an RBI as the Angels’ designated hitter. The two-way AL MVP went 0 for 3 and exited in the ninth inning because of tightness in his right groin. Lorenzen took a 6-0 lead and a bid for his first career complete game into the ninth before the White Sox scored five times in a wild finish. Ryan Tepera, the Angels’ third pitcher of the inning, retired Gavin Sheets on a bases-loaded grounder for the final out. Chicago has lost 11 of 13.

—Harrison Bader and Nolan Arenado homered in the seventh inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals rally past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-5. St. Louis won for the third time in five games and salvaged a split of the four-game series. Jordan Luplow hit two homers for Arizona, and Nick Ahmed and Christian Walker also went deep. The Cardinals trailed 5-3 before scoring four times in the seventh. Kodi Whitley got the last out in the top of the seventh to pick up the win. Ryan Helsey pitched two innings for his first save of the season, striking out the side in the ninth inning.

— Adolis Garcia highlighted a three-hit, four-RBI day with a bases-clearing triple in the third inning to help the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Sunday. Taylor Hearn allowed both runs on four hits and three walks in five innings for his first victory since Sept. 12. The Rangers went 3-4 in a homestand against last year’s World Series teams. The Rangers took advantage of wildness by Dallas native Kyle Muller, who was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett and made his first start of the season.

— Joe Musgrove struck out eight over seven solid innings and the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. The game was Musgrove’s second with the Padres at PNC Park since being traded from Pittsburgh to San Diego after the 2020 season. He pitched three years for the Pirates. Musgrove looked comfortable in his old stomping grounds, scattering seven hits while allowing just one run. He improved to 4-0.

— Kyle Freeland tossed seven strong innings for his first win of the season, and the Colorado Rockies completed a series sweep of the struggling Cincinnati Reds 10-1. Brendan Rodgers broke out of a season-long slump with two hits and four RBIs and C.J. Cron (krohn) and Randal Grichuk homered for the Rockies. Freeland, who signed a five-year, $64-million extension on April 19, allowed a run on four hits against a Cincinnati team that is off to its worst start in franchise history. The Reds have lost six straight and 17 of their last 18. Brandon Drury homered and doubled for the Reds, who surpassed the 2018 team that started 4-18.

— Jordan Lyles pitched six gritty innings, Rougned Odor homered in a six-run sixth and the Baltimore Orioles beat the skidding Boston Red Sox 9-5. Anthony Santander had three RBIs for the Orioles, who took two of three from Boston. Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta blanked the Orioles until the fifth, when they pounded the righty and two relievers for five hits and three runs. That sent the Red Sox to their ninth loss in 12 games and dropped them to within a half-game of last-place Baltimore in the AL East. J.D. Martinez hit a grand slam in the ninth for Boston.

MLB-NEWS

Mets reliever Reid-Foley sidelined with torn elbow ligament

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets reliever Sean Reid-Foley has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a partially torn elbow ligament that will sideline him indefinitely. Reid-Foley exited his outing Saturday night against the Philadelphia Phillies while facing J.T. Realmuto in the eighth inning. The right-hander fired high on a 2-0 count and immediately motioned for a trainer.

The team said an MRI on Sunday morning showed a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and Reid-Foley would meet with team doctors and medical staff to discuss treatment options.

Tommy John surgery could be a possibility. Reid-Foley has a 5.40 ERA with no record in seven appearances this season. Right-hander Yoan López was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to fill the bullpen spot.

NHL-SCHEDULE

Connor scores 47th, Jets rally for 4-3 win over Kraken

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Kyle Connor scored his 47th goal of the season at 9:05 of the third period to rally the Winnipeg Jets to a season-ending 4-3 win over the Seattle Kraken.

Morgan Barron, Blake Wheeler and Dominic Toninato also scored for Winnipeg, which missed the playoffs but finished the season with a perfect four-game homestand.

Eric Comrie made 27 saves. Alex Wennberg had a goal and an assist for Seattle. Daniel Sprong and Riley Sheahan also scored. Chris Driedger stopped 23 shots.

NHL-NEWS

Penguins’ All-Star goalie Jarry to miss start of playoffs

UNDATED (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin their first-round playoff matchup with the New York Rangers without Tristan Jarry, though they haven’t ruled out the All-Star’s return before the end of the series.

Head coach Mike Sullivan characterized Jarry as “day to day” but indicated Jarry would not be available when the best-of-seven series opens in New York on Tuesday. Jarry hasn’t played since being diagnosed with a lower-body injury following a victory over the New York Islanders on April 14.

Casey DeSmith will get the nod when the Penguins head to Madison Square Garden.

In other NHL news:

— Alex Ovechkin and Aaron Ekblad both practiced on Sunday. Those are excellent developments for the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers. All signs point to Ovechkin being in the lineup for Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series against the Panthers on Tuesday night after missing the final three games of the regular season with what the team is calling an upper-body injury. And Ekblad, who missed Florida’s final 21 games with a knee injury, seems like he could be back for Game 1 as well.

NFL-BEARS-FOLES RELEASED

Former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles gets released by Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have released veteran quarterback Nick Foles.

Foles had one year left on his contract. New general manager Ryan Poles had told reporters he hoped to trade Foles after signing Trevor Siemian to back up Justin Fields.

Foles was third string last year behind Fields and Andy Dalton. He started one game with the other two quarterbacks injured, and threw for 250 yards in a win at Seattle in late December.

Foles was MVP of Super Bowl 52 when he was with Philadelphia. The Bears acquired him from Jacksonville in March of 2020.

WIMBLEDON-RUSSIA-NADAL-DJOKOVIC

Nadal, Djokovic slam Wimbledon ban on Russian players

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have criticized Wimbledon’s decision to exclude Russian and Belarus players from this year’s tournament following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two tennis greats said Sunday that Wimbledon had acted unfairly.

Prominent players affected include reigning U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev and French Open runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who are all from Russia. Nadal says “it’s not their fault what’s happening in this moment with the war.”

AMPUTEE ATHLETE-104 MARATHONS

104 and no more: Amputee wraps up marathon record quest

UNDATED (AP) — An amputee athlete who inspired people worldwide with her push to set a new world record for daily consecutive marathons has wrapped up her quest. South Africa native Jacky Hunt-Broersma completed her 104th marathon in 104 days on Saturday near her home in suburban Phoenix.

She needed to run at least 102 marathons in 102 days to set an unofficial record. Britain-based Guinness World Records says it’s aware of her attempt and will review the paperwork over the next few months.

The 46-year-old lost her left leg below the knee to a rare cancer. She raised more than $67,000 to help fellow amputees get expensive prostheses.

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