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Update on the latest in sports:

 

MLB

 

There are 9 games scheduled in Major League Baseball today:

 

Atlanta at Cincinnati, 6:40 p.m.

 

Cleveland at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

 

Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

 

Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

 

L.A. Angels at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

 

Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

 

San Diego at Colorado, 8:40 p.m.

 

Miami at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

 

Washington at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.

 

WHITE SOX-FARQUHAR

 

Farquhar still being monitored

 

CHICAGO (AP) – White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar continues to be closely monitored at a Chicago hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm.

 

Farquhar passed out in the dugout in the sixth inning Friday night after getting two outs against Houston.

 

He was last listed in stable but critical condition.

 

NBA PLAYOFFS

 

First Round

 

UNDATED (AP) – The first round of the NBA Playoffs has Houston at Minnesota, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time tonight. And Oklahoma City is at Utah. That game begins at 10:30 p.m.

 

NHL PLAYOFFS

 

First Round

 

UNDATED (AP) – In the first round of the NHL Playoffs this evening, it’s Boston at Toronto, beginning at 7 p.m. And Washington is at Columbus, with that action starting at 7:30 p.m.

 

TRUMP-JACK JOHNSON

 

Trump consider Jack Johnson pardon

 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – President Donald Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, more than 100 years after boxing’s first black heavyweight champion was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines.

 

Trump tweeted on Saturday that “Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!”

 

LONDON MARATHON-DEATH

 

29-year-old chef dies after collapsing at London Marathon

 

LONDON (AP) – London Marathon organizers say a 29-year-old man died after collapsing near the end of Sunday’s race in the hottest conditions ever seen for the event.

 

Matt Campbell, a chef from northwest England who was a contestant on a reality TV cooking show last year, collapsed after 22.5 miles.

 

The Met Office says temperatures reached 73.8 degrees near the end of the 26.2-mile course.

 

TOKYO 2020-INSPECTION

 

Tokyo organizers warned: Get set for more tough questions

 

TOKYO (AP) – The head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games has warned local organizers to get ready for some complaints.

 

John Coates says there is going to be tough questioning after several sports federations complained recently about the pace of Japanese preparations.

 

The Tokyo Olympics open in just under 2 1/2 years.

 

PROM PHOTO-GUN

 

Ex-NFL kicker says prom photo with gun was ‘joke’

 

NEW YORK (AP) – Former NFL kicker Jay Feely says a photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke.

 

Feely posted the photo on Twitter Saturday, but some people thought he crossed a line.

 

On Sunday, Feely wrote that the couple, who have dated for over a year, knew he was joking.

 

Freely says he takes gun safety seriously and the gun was not loaded. He says he did not intend to be “insensitive” to the gun control issue.