>>Jazz Open To Sign-And-Trade With Celtics
(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Gordon Hayward drama isn’t over. Hayward has already announced he is going to Boston, but the Celtics need to clear cap space to sign him to a max deal. The “Salt Lake Tribune” reports the Jazz are willing to discuss a sign-and-trade deal with the Celtics, who are shopping Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Jae Crowder.
>>Warriors Reach Deal With Nick Young
(Oakland, CA) — “Swaggy P” is joining the defending NBA champs. ESPN reports Nick Young has agreed to a one-year, 5.2-million-dollar deal with the Warriors. The 32-year-old averaged 13.2 points in 60 games with the Lakers last season.
>>Bulls Ink Markkanen
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls and first-round pick Lauri Markkanen are agreeing to a four-year deal. The Arizona product was taken by the Timberwolves with the seventh-overall pick in last month’s draft. He was then shipped to Chicago as part of the Jimmy Butler trade.
>>Cardinals’ Comeback Not Enough Against Marlins
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals fell behind 7-0 in the third inning and never recovered in a 9-6 loss to the Marlins at Busch Stadium. Mike Leake served up three homers, including two to Giancarlo Stanton, in less than four innings to fall to 6-and-7. Tommy Pham went 2-for-5 with three RBI for St. Louis, which has lost three of its last four games.
>>Cubs Rally Past Rays
(Chicago, IL) — Ian Happ’s two-run single snapped a 3-all tie in the seventh inning as the Cubs rallied to beat the Rays 7-3 at Wrigley Field. Jon Jay’s three-run, pinch-hit homer tied the game in the sixth for Chicago, which split the two-game set against Joe Maddon’s former team. The Cubs host the NL Central-leading Brewers tonight at Wrigley Field in a makeup game from May.
>>A’s Strike Early To Beat White Sox
(Oakland, CA) — The Athletics built a 6-0 lead after four innings and cruised to a 7-4 win over the White Sox in Oakland. Mike Pelfrey allowed four runs in less than four innings to fall to 3-and-7 with the loss. Matt Davidson and Todd Frazier hit two-run homers for Chicago in the rubber match of the three-game set.
>>Judge Ties DiMaggio’s Yankee Rookie HR Record
(Bronx, NY) — Yankees’ phenom Aaron Judge is among some lofty company in franchise lore. He slugged his major league-leading 29th home run of the season yesterday against Toronto. That ties the franchise rookie record set by Joe DiMaggio in 1936. The major league record for home runs by a rookie was set by Mark McGwire, who had 49 in 1987.
>>Oilers Lock Up McDavid With Eight-Year Extension
(Edmonton, Alberta) — Connor McDavid is the NHL’s newest 100-million-dollar man. The Oilers and McDavid have agreed to an eight-year extension worth 100-million. The 20-year-old had 30 goals and 70 assists en route to winning league MVP honors this past season.
>>Blues’ Parayko Files For Salary Arbitration
(St. Louis, MO) — Blues defenseman Colton Parayko is filing for salary arbitration. He made the move before yesterday’s player-elected deadline. If he had not, the Blues would have had until today to file. With Parayko filing instead, the Blues now get to pick a one or two-year contract term. The 24-year-old had four goals and 31 assists for St. Louis last season.
>>Conley Dies At 86
(Undated) — One of the only men to ever win championships in two major professional sports is dead. Gene Conley has passed away at the age of 86. Conley won a World Series while with the Milwaukee Braves in 1957. He also captured three NBA championships as a member of the Celtics from 1959-61.