Levi Randolph and Michael Kessens have both advanced with their respective teams to the championship game of the Champions League. Randolph and Hapoel Jerusalem defeated defending champions Lenovo Tenerife 69-68 to become the first Israeli team to reach the Champions League finals. Kessens and Telekom Baskets Bonn beat host team Unicaja Malaga 69-67.
Rookie mini-camps got underway for most teams today, including first-round draft picks Bryce Young, Will Anderson, and Jahmyr Gibbs. In Carolina, Panther head coach Frank Reich commented that Young was in “complete command” during his first practice.
David Robertson recorded his 1,000th career strikeout tonight, becoming just the 14th relief pitcher in major league history to reach that milestone.
The Detroit Tigers have rescinded the option of Spencer Turnbull to Triple-A Toledo, and have instead placed him on the 15-Day Injured List, retroactive to Sunday. Turnbull reported a neck injury to the team shortly after being told that he was being optioned to Toledo. The team had Turnbull examined by a team physician, as well as an independent physician, both who confirmed the injury, so the option was rescinded. It’s worth noting that the service time consequences of spending time in the minors versus on the major league injured list could be significant.
Eric Foggo pitched an inning in the Evansville Otters’ season opener tonight, marking the first time the converted position player has pitched in a game presumably since high school. Foggo never pitched in a game for either Stetson or Alabama.
The NBA season for the Alabama contingency came to an end last night when Los Angeles closed out Golden State 122-101 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals. JaMychal Green did not play.
Jalen Hurts received his masters degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma tonight.
Links to press conferences from today:
Bryce Young also appeared on Sports Radio WFNZ after practice today.
Pat Surtain II was a guest on Up and Adams today.
Robert Horry appeared on the Dan Patrick Show to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers and the return of his podcast.
Scenes and Highlights
- Spencer Turnbull – assignment to Toledo Mud Hens rescinded; placed on the 15-Day Injured List by the Detroit Tigers.
- Jake Walters – assigned to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Southern League from the Jacksonville Giant Shrimp of the International League.
- Jordan Battle – signed to a 4-year rookie contract by the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Henry To’oTo’o – signed to a 4-year rookie contract by the Houston Texans.
- Cameron Latu – signed to a 4-year rookie contract by the San Francisco 49ers.
- DeMarcco Hellams – signed to a 4-year rookie contract by the Atlanta Falcons.
- D.J. Dale – signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills.
- Tyrell Shavers – signed as an undrafted free agent by the Buffalo Bills.
- Jaylen Moody – signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Kendall Randolph – signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks.
BASKETBALL Champions League Semifinals Hapoel Jerusalem 69, Tenerife 68. Levi Randolph – 32 minutes, 12 points (3-7 2pg, 1-2 3pg, 3-4 FT), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 block, 3 turnovers, +8. Champions League Semifinals Bonn 69, Malaga 67. Michael Kessens – 13 minutes, 1 points (1-2 FT), 1 steal, 1 turnover, 3 fouls, -12. Czech NBL Semifinals Gm 3: Pardubice 75, Děčín 65 (Děčín leads series 2-1). Jordan Bruner – 13 minutes, 5 points (1-1 2pg, 1-1 3pg), 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block, 4 fouls, -6. Western Conference Semifinals Gm 6: Los Angeles Lakers 122, Golden State 101 (wins series 4-2). JaMychal Green – DNP (coach’s decision) GOLF Jabra Ladies Open Rd 2: Camilla Lennarth – 75-76, +9, cut. Regions Tradition Rd 2: Dicky Pride – 71-68, -5, T12 Jason Bohn – 74-73, +3, T58 AT&T Byron Nelson Rd 2: Robby Shelton – 70-67, -5, T48 Davis Riley – 67-72, -3, cut Trey Mullinax – 71-71, E, cut Cognizant Founders Cup Rd 2: Cheyenne Knight – 68-70, -6, 6th Lauren Stephenson – 73-71, E, T45 Emma Talley – 74-71, +1, T53 Polly Mack – 72-75, +3, cut Stephanie Meadow – 74-74, +4, cut BASEBALL Omaha 3, Scranton / Wilkes-Barre 2. Tyler Gentry (RF) – 2-4, 1 double, 1 single, 1 RBI, 1 run. Jupiter 5, Palm Beach 4. Sam Praytor (C) – 0-4. York 4, Southern Maryland 3, Will Carter (W, 1-0) – 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 BB, 2 K. New York Mets 3, Washington 2. David Robertson (H, 4) – 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 1 WP. Washington 7, Evansville 0. Eric Foggo – 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 2 K. Oklahoma City 6, Round Rock 0. Chase Lee – 2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP. Arkansas 4, NW Arkansas 3 (F/10). Peyton Wilson (2B) – 2-5, 2 singles. Pensacola 5, Birmingham 1 (Gm 2, F/7). Jake Walters (ND) – 4 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP. SOCCER Tigres UANL 9, Santos Laguna 0. Riley Mattingly Parker – no stats; subbed in at 56’. Houston 2, Portland 1. Reyna Reyes – no stats; subbed in at 77’.