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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Ryan O’Reilly snapped his eight-game goal drought by scoring twice, including the game-winner as the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins, 4-2 to even the Stanley Cup final at two games apiece. O’Reilly scored 43 seconds into the game and snapped a 2-2 tie with 9:22 remaining. Jordan Binnington stopped 21 shots for the Blues, who head back to Boston for Game 5 on Thursday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Boston Bruins finished last night’s 4-2 loss in St. Louis without veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara . He stayed on the bench in the third period after taking a puck in the mouth on a short-range shot by Brayden Schenn early in the second. Chara is a plus-12 in the postseason and a plus-53 in 179 career playoff games.

 

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Golden State Warriors say guard Klay Thompson is questionable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday against Toronto because of a mild strain in his left hamstring. Thompson scored 25 points in Game 2 on Sunday before missing the last eight minutes due to the injury. Backup big man Kevon Looney is out indefinitely after suffering a non-displaced cartilage fracture on the right side of his ribcage during Sunday’s win.

 

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) – The Baltimore Orioles have selected Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman with the first selection in the Major League Baseball draft. Rutschman batted .411 this year with 17 home runs, 58 RBIs and a school-record 76 walks while also throwing out 13 of 27 base-runners. The Royals grabbed high school shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. with the second selection, and University of California first baseman Andrew Vaughn was taken third by the White Sox.

  • With the 13th pick the Twins picked high school shortstop Keoni Cavaco from Eastlake High School in California.
  • With  the 19th the Cardinals chose left handed pitcher Zack Thompson from the University of Kentucky.
  • The Cubs had the 27th pick and took right handed pitcher Ryan Jensen from Fresno State University.
  • The Brewers had the next pick at 28th and went with left handed pitcher Ethan Small out of Mississippi State.

PARIS (AP) – The French Open men’s quarterfinals begin today with second seed Rafael Nadal versus Kei Nishikori and No. 3 Roger Federer against Stan Wawrinka . Nadal is seeking his 11th French Open title, and Federer is honing in on his 21st Grand Slam championship. The women’s quarters will have Sloane Stephens taking on Johanna Konta and Marketa Vondrousova battling Petra Martic.

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