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June 8, 2022
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June 8, 2022
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NBA FINALS
Celtics, Warriors meet for Game 3
BOSTON (AP) – Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have no problem playing on the road. The Celtics, meanwhile, haven’t been lights-out in Boston during these playoffs.
As the NBA Finals shift to TD Garden for tonight’s Game 3 with the series tied at 1, the Celtics ought to have the advantage, but recent numbers suggest otherwise. Boston is 5-4 at home and 8-3 on the road this postseason. The Warriors, meanwhile, have won at least one away game in 26 consecutive playoff series.
The previous 39 times teams have split the first two games of the Finals, the winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the series 82.1% of the time.

 

MLB-SCHEDULE
Angels losing streak now at 13
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Angels will try once again to end a losing streak that has now extended to 13 games, matching a franchise record. After manager Joe Maddon was fired Tuesday, the Angels went to 10 innings against the Red Sox before losing 6-5. Mike Trout left the game with groin tightness. The two clubs meet again tonight.

 

Also on the schedule:
– The Minnesota Twins are on track to get shortstop Carlos Correa back from his COVID-19 hiatus during their series with the major league-leading Yankees. The matchup of AL division leaders continues tonight in Minnesota.

 

– Sandy Alcantara looks to extend his recent run of dominance when he starts at home for the Marlins against the Washington Nationals. Alcantara pitched seven innings of three-hit ball last Thursday in a 3-0 win over San Francisco. The 26-year-old right-hander has gone at least seven innings in his last five starts and allowed only three earned runs.

 

– Oakland left-hander Jared Koenig is set to make his major league debut in a start against Braves righty Ian Anderson in Atlanta. Koenig will try to end the A’s seven-game slide, a tough test against surging Atlanta, which has won six straight.

 

– Rays right-hander Corey Kluber is slated to face St. Louis, and he has had tremendous success against Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols. The surefire Hall of Famer is 1 for 20 with a single career against Kluber.

 

– The Chicago White Sox have won three in a row, and the Dodgers have lost three straight, heading into tonight’s interleague matchup in Chicago.

 

– Two of the National League’s best teams, the Padres and the New York Mets, complete their series in San Diego.

 

– The Philadelphia Phillies go for their sixth win in a row, and the Brewers will try to avoid a fifth straight defeat in tonight’s game in Milwaukee. The Phillies are 4-and-0 since they fired manager Joe Girardi.

 

– Coming off an 11-strikeout performance in his last outing, Cleveland Guardians ace Shane Bieber starts the series finale against Dane Dunning of the Texas Rangers. Dunning is winless in his last six starts.

 

– The slumping Arizona Diamondbacks, losers of four straight, meet the Reds again in Cincinnati.

 

– Christopher Morel of the Cubs has now reached base safely in the first 21 games of his career, and he will try to make that 22 games tonight in Baltimore.

 

– The Detroit Tigers are in Pittsburgh. The Royals host the Blue Jays. The Astros are at home against the Seattle Mariners. And the San Francisco Giants host the Colorado Rockies.

 

GYMNASTICS-DOCTOR-SEXUAL ABUSE
Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar
DETROIT (AP) – Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the sports doctor.
There’s no dispute that FBI agents in 2015 knew that Nassar was accused of assaulting gymnasts. But the agents failed to act, leaving Nassar free to continue to target young women and girls for more than a year. Individual lawsuits could follow the tort claims filed Wednesday. Claimants include Biles, Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney, all Olympic gold medalists.
An email seeking comment was sent to the FBI. In remarks to Congress last year, FBI Director Christopher Wray acknowledged major mistakes.

 

NFL-BREES-NBC
Brees won’t return for NBC’s NFL and Notre Dame coverage
UNDATED (AP) – Drew Brees is officially done at NBC Sports after one year.
NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua says in a phone interview with The Associated Press that Brees will not be a part of the network’s NFL and Notre Dame coverage this year. The New York Post reported last month that the former quarterback would not be coming back as a studio or game analyst. Brees took to social media following that report and said he had not decided his future.
Bevacqua says conversations with Brees have centered around him wanting to spend more time with family.