MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks didn’t let the celebration of the franchise’s first NBA championship in half a century distract them as they opened their title defense.
BOSTON — Six outs from falling behind 3-1 in the AL Championship Series and facing elimination in Game 5 in Boston — where the Red Sox had yet to lose this postseason — the Houston Astros offense awakened.
LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger keeps erasing a forgettable regular season, with his latest big swing putting the Los Angeles Dodgers right back in the NL Championship Series.
CAMDEN, N.J. — Ben Simmons doesn’t want to play — or even practice — with the Philadelphia 76ers anymore. So coach Doc Rivers kicked out the All-Star guard and suspended him for the season opener.
Honokaa football coach Fred Lau has always had that motivational magic. He could inspire small and short Dragons to play much bigger than their size. In a parallel universe, he would have been Tony Robbins, motivating people to get off their couches and run through mountains.
KEALAKEKUA – In an early-season girls volleyball showdown between two of the top teams in Division II, serving proved to be the difference between Konawaena and Hawaii Prep in the Wildcats four-set, 25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 25-21 victory over Ka Makani.
LOS ANGELES — Trailing 2-0 in the NL Championship Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the Atlanta Braves right where they want them. At their house.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — The NHL has suspended San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane for 21 games for submitting a fake COVID-19 vaccination card.
PHILADELPHIA — The final months of Dave Hakstol’s time coaching the Flyers came with angry fans chanting “Fire Hakstol! Fire Hakstol!” With this kind of lopsided score in his return, Philly fans might just throw out a welcome mat.
BOSTON — Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez walked off the mound with a six-run lead and a message for Carlos Correa and the rest of the Houston Astros:
Adam Silver, the basketball fan, would prefer to see Kyrie Irving on the court again with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as possible.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.
For Ed Orgeron, LSU’s Cajun coach, a dream job is coming to an end.
ATLANTA — The Braves won with a walk-off hit for the second night in a row when Eddie Rosario lined a two-out single off shortstop Corey Seager’s glove in the ninth inning, giving Atlanta a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night and a 2-0 NL Championship Series lead.
PITTSBURGH — Chris Boswell hit a 36-yard field goal with 2:50 left in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 23-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — A handful of tennis’ superstars skipped the coronavirus-delayed BNP Paribas Open. A rash of upsets sent other big names packing, too. Left standing at the end as champions were two players ranked outside the Top 25.
CHICAGO — Candace Parker returned home to bring Chicago a championship. She did just that, leading the Sky to the franchise’s first title.