The Paris Games’ grandiose opening ceremony is being squeezed by security and transport issues

[ad_1] PARIS — The talk before the opening ceremony of the Paris Games ideally should be about its grandiose backdrop: a summer sun setting on the Seine River as athletes drift by in boats and wave to cheering crowds. But behind the romantic veneer that Paris has long curated, mounting security concerns already have had … Read more

NBA playoffs preview: Play-in predictions, first-round series guide

[ad_1] Are you ready for some NBA postseason? We got a little taster on the season’s final weekend, with a few teams playing high-stakes games that resembled playoff environments. That was particularly true in the jumbled Western Conference standings, where the New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings … Read more

Nico Hoerner’s tying dash and go-ahead single rally Cubs past Diamondbacks 3-2 in 11 innings

[ad_1] PHOENIX — Nico Hoerner scored the tying run from second base on a wild pitch in the ninth inning, then delivered the go-ahead single in the 11th as the Chicago Cubs rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Monday night. “His baserunning play in the ninth was spectacular,” Chicago manager Craig Counsell said. “We’ve … Read more

Sonny Gray pitches Cardinals past his former A’s as St. Louis wins 3-1

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. — Sonny Gray struck out six and didn’t walk a batter over six scoreless innings to beat his former club with career win No. 100, and Willson Contreras doubled twice and drove in a run for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 3-1 win against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Nolan … Read more

Padres break loose for 6 runs in the 5th inning and go on to beat the Brewers 7-3

[ad_1] MILWAUKEE — Jackson Merrill went 3 for 5 and singled home two runs during a six-run rally in the fifth inning as the San Diego Padres defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Monday night. The game featuring two heralded 20-year-old rookies with the first name of Jackson — San Diego’s Merrill and Milwaukee’s Chourio … Read more

LSU star Angel Reese selected No. 7 overall by Chicago Sky

[ad_1] The Chicago Sky were not done grabbing star forwards in the 2024 WNBA Draft, as they selected LSU star Angel Reese seventh overall on Monday night.  This pick comes after Chicago took South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso No. 3 overall.  Reese’s stardom skyrocketed after transferring from Maryland to LSU for the 2022-23 season.  CLICK HERE … Read more

Caitlin Clark, other college standouts have been prepping for WNBA draft and now are just hours away

[ad_1] Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink and others have been prepping for Monday night’s WNBA draft and now they are just hours away from the next chapter in their basketball careers NEW YORK — Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Cameron Brink and others have been prepping for Monday night’s WNBA draft and now they are … Read more