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Jonathan Marchessault also scored a goal for the Golden Knights, who also broke a tie with the New York Islanders for the longest win streak in the league this season. Braves to go full capacity at Truist Park on May 7 The Atlanta Braves announced Wednesday they will forgo capacity restrictions at Truist Park and will sell tickets for all seats beginning with their May 7 home game against the Philadelphia Phillies.
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MLB roundup: Nick Pivetta outduels Jacob deGrom in 1-0 Red Sox win
Nick Pivetta outdueled a history-seeking Jacob deGrom on Wednesday night, when the Boston right-hander tossed five scoreless innings, combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and earned the win as the visiting Red Sox edged the New York Mets 1-0. Christian Vazquez had an RBI double in the second inning for the Red Sox, who swept the two-game interleague series.
NHL roundup: Knights top Avs for 10th straight win
William Karlsson set a club record for the fastest goal to start a game as the Vegas Golden Knights extended their franchise-record winning streak to 10 games with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night in Las Vegas. Karlsson's goal after 10 seconds set the tone. Vegas' Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist, while Mark Stone had a goal and two assists. Jonathan Marchessault also scored a goal for the Golden Knights, who also broke a tie with the New York Islanders for the longest win streak in the league this season.
Braves to go full capacity at Truist Park on May 7
The Atlanta Braves announced Wednesday they will forgo capacity restrictions at Truist Park and will sell tickets for all seats beginning with their May 7 home game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves already have played two homestands this season. They set capacity at 33 percent for their first homestand April 9-15 against the Phillies and Miami Marlins, and are at 50 percent for their current homestand that started Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and will conclude against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.
Federer to auction off Grand Slam memorabilia
Millions of Roger Federer fans around the world might be salivating at the prospect of owning some mementos of the Swiss great's incredible career after he announced he is auctioning off a collection of personal items this summer. The 20-times Grand Slam champion, regarded by many as the greatest player ever to wield a tennis racket, is putting various items under the hammer in two sales in June and July at Christie's to raise money for his foundation.
NBA roundup: Suns seal 1st playoff berth since 2010
The Phoenix Suns clinched their first playoff berth since the 2009-10 season with a 109-101 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. Chris Paul scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, and he also had 10 assists. Phoenix is now two games ahead of the Clippers for second place in the Western Conference. The Utah Jazz lead the conference standings by a game over the Suns.
Former world number one Inbee Park hit a flawless eight-under-par 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the HSBC Women's World Championship on Thursday as the LPGA returned to Asia for the first time in 18 months. The seven-times major winner, bidding for a third win in the tournament after 2015 and 2017 triumphs, snared eight birdies in sweltering conditions at Singapore's Sentosa course to top the leaderboard ahead of fellow South Korean Park Hee-young (65).
NBA-Rockets' Porter Jr. fined $50,000 for Miami club visit
Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. has been fined $50,000 for violating the National Basketball Association's (NBA) health and safety protocols, the league said on Wednesday.
Porter visited a Miami club along with teammate Sterling Brown on April 19, in violation of the NBA's rules against attending indoor social gatherings of 15 or more people and entering bars, lounges and similar establishments.
Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics rolled out stricter coronavirus countermeasures on Wednesday, including a plan to test athletes daily, as they try to reassure a Japanese public made increasingly sceptical by the resurgent pandemic. With just three months to go until the postponed Games, Japan has been encumbered by a slow-moving vaccination drive that has raised concerns about the viability of the Games. Some public ire has focused on Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, who has repeatedly pledged that event will go ahead.
Report: Giants RB Saquon Barkley on track to start season
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is on pace toward returning to the field in time for the start of the upcoming season, ESPN reported. Barkley sustained a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and strained his medial collateral ligament against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 20, 2020. He underwent surgery on Oct. 30, with the delay allowing the MCL to heal.
Report: Broncos to acquire Teddy Bridgewater from Panthers
The Denver Broncos are acquiring quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the NFL Network reported. Per the report, the Panthers will pay $7 million and the Broncos will pony up $3 million as part of the restructured contract to finalize the deal.
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