UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the first pick in the NBA draft on Oct. 16 after winning the lottery last night. The Warriors hold the No. 2 pick, the Hornets got the No. 3 selection and the Bulls will choose fourth. The lottery was conducted virtually because of the pandemic, with NBA officials doing the actual draw in Secaucus, New Jersey.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders and Dallas Stars have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Anthony Beauvillier scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 21 shots as the Islanders blanked the Washington Capitals, 4-0. Denis Gurianov scored four times and had an assist as the Stars rallied from a 3-0 deficit to rip the Calgary Flames, 7-3.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets are the latest major league team to see their schedule altered because of the coronavirus. MLB says two members of the Mets organization have tested positive for COVID-19. That has forced the postponement of their games yesterday in Miami and tonight against the New York Yankees. Major League Baseball says the postponements are “out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.”
UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. says he is cancer free after surgery in March to remove a tumor from his prostate. Ripken was diagnosed in February and wasn’t experiencing symptoms, but bloodwork results prompted a visit to a urologist. He initially wanted to keep his story secret but hopes his experience encourages others to be tested.
UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns cornerback Kevin Johnson remains hospitalized with a lacerated liver, a serious injury sustained in practice when rookie tight end Harrison Bryant landed on him during a routine play. Johnson was signed this past offseason by Cleveland and expected to be the team’s starting nickel back. The team says the 28-year-old is resting comfortably and expected to remain in the hospital for at least another 24 hours for observation.