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Bucks lose…Braves’ Fried unbeaten…Djokovic unbeaten

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Now that they’ve lost Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Milwaukee Bucks hope history repeats itself. The Miami Heat won 115-104. But the Bucks also dropped Game 1 of their first-round series against Orlando. Miami’s Jimmy Butler had a career-high 40 points and Goran Dragic  added 27. Giannis Antetokounmpo  had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Bucks.

BOSTON (AP) — Max Fried improved to 6-0, Austin Riley had a bases-loaded triple and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3. Adam Duvall belted a homer over the Green Monster and Nick Markakis had three hits and drove in two runs for Atlanta. Alex Verdugo had three doubles for the Red Sox.

UNDATED (AP) — NFL Players Association President J.C. Tretter is pushing for daily COVID-19 testing during the regular season. The NFL has been conducting daily testing for players throughout training camp and plans to do so through Saturday. The league has reported few positive cases in the past month, though it did have 77 false positives a week ago that resulted from contamination at the testing lab.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette. It’s a stunning decision that gets the team closer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure. The team spent months trying to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. If Fournette clears waivers, he would become a free agent. He is due $4.17 million in salary in 2020 if someone claims him.

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Novak Djokovic  breezed past Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 at the U.S. Open. Djokovic is the overwhelming favorite to win his fourth men’s championship and cruised in his first-round matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic pounded his chest and raised his racket in the air, keeping his celebratory routine intact even without fans in the stadium. Djokovic is 24-0 in 2020.

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