National Sports Updates from the Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have a three-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals following a 105-92 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Kawhi Leonard was 5-for-9 from 3-point range while scoring 36 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Serge Ibaka came off the bench to deliver 20 points on 9-of-12 from the field in 22 minutes.
MIAMI (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have confirmed that they have worked out a one-year contract with 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel and will send him to Triple-A Gwinnett to prepare for the season. Keuchel’s contract is for about $13 million. He went 12-11 with a 3.74 ERA in 34 starts for the Astros last season before turning down a $17.9 million qualifying offer in November.
PARIS (AP) – Eighth seed Ashleigh Barty and unseeded Marketa Vondrousova will square off in today’s French Open women’s final. Barty ended the run of 17-year-old American Amanda Anisomiva, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, and Vondrousova ousted Johanna Konta, 7-5, 7-6. Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic and No. 4 Dominic Thiem will complete their semifinal match today, with the winner facing 11-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal tomorrow.
HOUSTON (AP) – The Houston Texans have abruptly fired general manager Brian Gaine just over a month after the NFL draft and less than 18 months after he took the job. The Texans went 11-5 in Gaine’s first season in charge after he spent the 2017 as vice president of player personnel for the Buffalo Bills. Senior vice president of football administration Chris Olsen will run the team’s football operations while the Texans search for a new GM.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – Joe Douglas is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles to become the Jets’ new general manager. Douglas was Philadelphia’s vice president of player personnel before becoming one of four candidates interviewed twice by New York. He was Chicago’s director of college scouting in 2015, when Jets current head coach Adam Gase was the Bears’ offensive coordinator.
Local Sports Updates
High School Softball Scores
Hempstead 10, Edgewood-Colesburg 0
Hempstead 13, North Fayette Valley 1
Johnston 5, Dubuque Senior 2
High School Baseball Scores
Western Dubuque 16, Jesup 2 (5 innings)
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 8, Hempstead 7
Hempstead 6, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 in six innings and Ryan Braun hit a three-run homer, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-4. Eric Thames also connected for Milwaukee, and NL MVP Christian Yelich had three hits. Travis Shaw walked twice and scored two runs.
CHICAGO (AP) – Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has finalized to a three-year contract with the Chicago Cubs that guarantees $43 million and said ‘I’m very happy where I am.’ The addition plugs a hole for Chicago, which has been beset by blown saves this year. The 31-year-old Kimbrel is a hard-throwing right-hander. He has 333 career saves and a 1.91 ERA over nine seasons with Atlanta, San Diego and Boston. He was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.