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Celtics’ Porzingis has rare tendon issue in lower left leg, is questionable for Game 3 of NBA Finals

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis has a dislocated tendon in his lower left leg but hasn’t been ruled out for Game 3 of the NBA Finals for the Boston Celtics against the Dallas Mavericks. The team says the injury to Porzingis occurred in the third quarter of Boston’s 105-98 victory in Game 2. It’s unrelated to the right calf strain that sidelined the 7-foot-2 Latvian for 10 consecutive playoff games. The team calls injury rare and says Porzingis’ availability is day-to-day. Boston takes a 2-0 series lead into Game 3 on Wednesday night in Dallas.

Jon Rahm withdraws from the US Open with a left foot infection

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Jon Rahm has withdrawn from the U.S. Open with a foot injury. Rahm says in a social media post that he has consulted doctors and it was best for the long run that he not play this week at Pinehurst No. 2. Rahm had to withdraw last week at a LIV event in Houston with an infection between the end toes on his left foot. He was hopeful antibiotics would help heal the infection and let him play. Rahm told Spanish media he was worried about compensations to his swing if he tried to adjust for the injured foot.

Panthers take an extra day before 2,500-mile trek to Canada, moving closer to first Cup Final trophy

As the Edmonton Oilers boarded their flight back to Alberta for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Tuesday, the Florida Panthers remained in South Florida. They’ll fly out Wednesday, which gives them an extra day’s rest before a six-plus hour flight 2,543 miles to the other side of the continent. It helps that the NHL gave the teams two days of rest between Games 2 and 3, given this is the furthest distance between two teams in a final in NHL history. The series resumes with Game 3 in Edmonton on Thursday.

Jayson Tatum knows his shooting numbers aren’t great. The Celtics control the NBA Finals anyway

DALLAS (AP) — There have been two versions of Jayson Tatum so far in the NBA Finals. Tatum is shooting a dismal 12 for 38 from the field, just 31.6%. That’s the worst percentage by far of any starter in the series between his Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks. But Tatum is also second in the finals in total rebounds, leads the series in assists and, according to BetMGM Sportsbook, is currently favored to win the NBA Finals MVP award. Add them up, and the Celtics seem completely satisfied what they’re seeing from Tatum, as usual.

Rory McIlroy and wife end divorce proceedings to stay together as a family

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy showed up at the last major amid news he had filed for divorce. And then Tuesday at the next major came news McIlroy and wife Erica are staying together. McIlroy and his wife filed a voluntary notice of dismissal of their divorce proceedings on Tuesday in Palm Beach County, Florida. McIlroy says in a statement to The Guardian that they have realized their best future is as a family together. He says he’s thankful they have resolved their differences and look forward to a new start.

Hats off to Scheffler. His collection of caps remind him of what took him to No. 1

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Scottie Scheffler arrives at the U.S. Open with his peers in awe of what he’s doing. Scheffler just won the Memorial. It’s his fifth win of the year, all of them big tournaments against the best fields. No one has won that much before the U.S. Open since Tom Watson. How did he get this good? Scheffler has a collection of sweaty old caps he keeps in a gym. He’s accumulated them since he was a teenager. And they remind him of all the hours he spent in the sun working on his game to reach No. 1 in golf.

Tiger Woods returns to Pinehurst after 19 years and it’s not the same. Neither is he

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Tiger Woods has never gone this long without seeing a major championship course he has played before. He last played Pinehurst No. 2 in a U.S. Open 19 years ago. So much has changed about the Donald Ross course. It now has Bermuda greens instead of bent. And the rough as been replaced by sandscapes. So much has changed about Woods, too. He’s now 48 with a battered body. He hasn’t won since the fall of 2020 and hasn’t finished closer than 10 shots of a tournament winner in about three years. This is his first U.S. Open since 2020.

The US cricket team is closing in on a major achievement at the Twenty20 World Cup

The United States national cricket team already made a dent in the hierarchy of the game by beating Pakistan last week at the Twenty20 World Cup. The team’s next game is set for Wednesday against India outside New York at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium. The Americans aren’t expected to win that one, but neither were they expected to beat Pakistan. The U.S. team has a good chance to advance to the quarterfinal round at the tournament with another match against Ireland still to come on Friday. Pakistan needs to beat Ireland on Sunday to have a chance of advancing.

College World Series might offer glimpse of future with only SEC and ACC teams in the field

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The College World Series opens Friday at Charles Schwab Field and, for the first time since the event expanded to eight teams in 1950, only two conferences will be represented on the college game’s biggest stage. The Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast Conference have combined to send the most teams to the CWS over the last decade, including this year. Their exclusivity in the 2024 field hints at an even greater concentration of power in the sport as college athletics move into an era where players, already able to move around freely, can make more money than ever.

Reigning WNBA champion Aces struggling to start season while trying to get players healthy

The two-time defending champion Las Vegas Aces are off to a rough start as they’ve been inconsistent over the first month of the season. The Aces have dropped three of their last four games and have a 5-4 record. They didn’t lose their fourth game last season until August. It hasn’t helped that they’ve been playing without guard Chelsea Gray. She is still recovering from a leg injury she suffered in the WNBA Finals last season and there is still no timetable on her return. New York won all four of its games last week and has moved up to the top spot in the AP WNBA poll.  Connecticut is second and Minnesota third. Seattle and Las Vegas are the next two.

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