Exciting Sports Updates: Panthers, MLB Rallies, and More!

Catch up with the latest sports news highlights: Panthers seek redemption in Game 2 against Rangers, A's thrilling 11th inning win over Rockies, USA stuns Bangladesh in T20 series, Celtics extend series lead, Nadal’s French Open challenge, and Keylor Navas announces international retirement.

Reuters | Updated: 24-05-2024 13:27 IST | Created: 24-05-2024 13:27 IST
Exciting Sports Updates: Panthers, MLB Rallies, and More!

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Panthers looking for even more in Game 2 vs. Rangers

Shortly after the New York Rangers were stifled by the Florida Panthers' defense in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final, coach Peter Laviolette gave a blunt assessment of his team's 3-0 loss. "I don't think that that was the best version of ourselves," Laviolette said. "I think there's more for us to give and more for us to do out there."

MLB roundup: A's rally in 11th for wild win vs. Rockies

Pinch hitter Tyler Soderstrom drew a four-pitch, walk-off walk from Colorado Rockies reliever Peter Lambert to cap a five-run uprising in the 11th inning as the host Oakland Athletics rallied for a 10-9 victory on Thursday afternoon. The shocking finish came after the Rockies scored four runs in the top of the 11th, as Jake Cave and Brenton Doyle delivered run-scoring singles off A's closer Mason Miller, and Brendan Rodgers hit a two-run double off Brandon Bielak. Oakland countered with Max Schuemann's RBI double, Abraham Toro's RBI single and JJ Bleday's two-run, game-tying home run off the Rockies' Matt Koch.

Cricket-USA stun Bangladesh again to clinch T20 series before home World Cup

The United States pulled off a second successive shock win against Bangladesh on Thursday to clinch the three-match T20 series with a game to spare in a timely boost ahead of their home World Cup next month. Proving Tuesday's five-wicket win was no fluke, the U.S. side led by Monank Patel posted 144-6 and returned to bowl out Bangladesh for 138 to prevail by six runs at the Prairie View in Houston.

Jaylen Brown scores 40 as Celtics take 2-0 series lead vs. Pacers

Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 40 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 126-110 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Thursday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. Brown was 14 of 27 from the floor and made 8 of 11 free throws. He added five rebounds. Boston had a 13-point lead after three quarters and the Pacers were never closer than 11 points in the fourth.

Tennis-Nadal to play Zverev, Swiatek faces qualifier at French Open

Rafa Nadal was handed a tough start to what is expected to be his farewell to the French Open as the record 14-times champion was drawn against fourth seed Alexander Zverev in the first round. Novak Djokovic will begin his quest for a 25th Grand Slam crown against local hope Pierre-Hugues Herbert, while top-ranked Iga Swiatek kicks off her French Open title defence against a qualifier, after the draw was made on Thursday.

Cavaliers fire head coach J.B. Bickerstaff

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach J.B. Bickerstaff on Thursday after three straight winning seasons. The Cavaliers reached the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time in six years this season before falling to the Boston Celtics in five games in an injury-marred series.

Ryan Garcia's B-sample returns positive result

A B-sample requested by boxer Ryan Garcia came back positive for the banned substance Ostarine on Thursday. Garcia, though, maintains his innocence and is now claiming that contamination caused a positive test in both his A- and B-samples prior to his fight against Devin Haney last month.

Soccer-Costa Rica goalkeeper Navas announces international retirement

Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas announced his retirement from international football on Thursday at the age of 37, putting an end to rumours that he would play in the next Copa America. Navas, who made his international debut in 2008, has made 114 appearances and played in three World Cups, the most notable being Brazil 2014, where he helped his side reach the quarter-finals.

Red Sox to test small-ball style against Brewers

Jarren Duran and the Boston Red Sox will look to remain hot Friday when they open a three-game series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers. The Red Sox are coming off six-game road trip that ended with four straight wins, including a three-game sweep against Tampa Bay. The Red Sox had lost three of four to the Rays from May 13-16 before going on the road.

MLB roundup: Juan Soto hits 2 more HRs, Yankees win again

Juan Soto hit two home runs and drove in three and Aaron Judge and Alex Verdugo also homered as the host New York Yankees snapped a two-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. It was the second multi-home run game in five games for Soto and the 19th of his career. He had a chance for his first three-homer game in the seventh inning when he came up with two outs and the bases loaded but Mariners reliever Cody Bolton struck him out.

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