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  • Dane Dunning TEX SP
    Rangers' Dane Dunning: Struggles in loss Sunday
    3h ago

    Dunning (2-5) allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five across four innings, taking the loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.

    Dunning surrendered a solo home run to Mookie Betts in the third frame as a part of a three-run inning. He is winless in his last six starts. The 26-year-old has been mediocre and he's received minimal run support from a bad offense. The 26-year-old has a 4.57 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP with 66 strikeouts in 61 innings.

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  • Kenley Jansen LAD RP
    Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Notches 15th save
    3h ago

    Jansen pitched the ninth inning, allowing two hits and earning the save in the win over the Rangers on Sunday.

    Jansen inherited runners on the corners with no outs in the bottom of the ninth with a three-run lead. It was not the smoothest outing for him, as he allowed a single to the first two batters he faced. He then retired the next three batters in order while the bases were loaded to end the game. Jansen is 15-for-17 in save opportunities with a 1.69 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in 26.2 innings.

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  • Walker Buehler LAD SP
    Dodgers' Walker Buehler: Stellar in third straight win
    3h ago

    Buehler (6-0) fired six scoreless innings on five hits and three walks while striking out five to earn the win over the Rangers on Sunday.

    Buehler threw 64 of his 96 pitches for strikes in his six scoreless frames. He is 5-0 in his last six starts with just five runs allowed. The 26-year-old leads the Dodgers rotation with a 2.38 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP in 83.1 innings. However, his 8.3 K/9 to this point in the season is the lowest rate of his career. His next start is scheduled for Saturday in Arizona.

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  • Eddie Rosario MIN LF
    Indians' Eddie Rosario: On base three times Sunday
    4h ago

    Rosario went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Seattle.

    Cleveland wasn't able to put much offense together Sunday, as Rosario and Harold Ramirez were the only two batters to get on base multiple times. Rosario has picked up multiple hits in three of nine games in June. He's slashing .244/.295/.350 with four home runs, 34 RBI, 20 runs scored and seven stolen bases through 236 plate appearances.

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  • Bradley Zimmer CLE CF
    Indians' Bradley Zimmer: Steals base in loss
    4h ago

    Zimmer went 0-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Seattle.

    The outfielder notched his fourth steal of the season, and he's yet to be caught on the basepaths. While Zimmer has some speed, he has yet to show any power -- all eight of his hits have been singles. He's posted a .366 on-base percentage with four RBI and five runs scored across 41 plate appearances this year.

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  • Ronald Acuna ATL RF
    Braves' Ronald Acuna: Expected to return Tuesday
    4h ago

    Acuna (pectoral) isn't expected to miss additional time, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    Acuna was removed from Sunday's game against Miami as a precautionary measure due to right pectoral tightness. Manager Brian Snitker said that the 23-year-old wanted to play through the injury, but the team chose to hold him out as a precautionary measure. Acuna will receive treatment Monday, but he's expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against the Red Sox.

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  • Stephen Guidry DAL WR
    Stephen Guidry: Waived/injured by Dallas
    5h ago

    Guidry was waived/injured by the Cowboys on Friday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Guidry signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent last year but opted out of the 2020 season. The 6-foo-4, 200-pound Mississippi State product recorded 30 catches for 387 yards and five touchdowns in 2019, but it's not yet clear whether he'll find another NFL roster spot in 2021.

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  • Reggie Davis DAL WR
    Cowboys' Reggie Davis: Signs with Cowboys
    5h ago

    Davis signed with the Cowboys on Friday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Davis spent the 2020 campaign on Chicago's practice squad and has yet to make his NFL debut. He'll now attempt to compete for a depth role on the Cowboys' roster during camp this year.

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  • Sam Beal NYG DB
    Giants' Sam Beal: Pleads guilty to charges
    5h ago

    Beal pleaded guilty to two gun-related charges stemming from a June 2020 incident Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Beal opted out of the 2020 campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and he was indicted eight days after he announced his decision to forgo the season. The 24-year-old skipped voluntary OTA practices recently and failed to stand out at mandatory minicamp this week. The Giants said that they are aware of the situation, but it's not yet clear whether Beal's plea will result in disciplinary action.

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  • Sam Beal NYG DB
    Giants' Sam Beal: Pleads guilty to gun charges
    6h ago

    Beal pleaded guilty June 4 to two gun-related charges stemming from his June 2020 arrest in Ohio, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Beal has been placed on probation until June 2022, but he's not expected to face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of carrying a concealed weapon and improperly handling a firearm in a vehicle. The cornerback was indicted on the gun charges last August, eight days after he announced that he would opt out of the 2020 campaign. The final two years of Beal's rookie contract will toll over to 2021, but the 24-year-old cornerback will still likely find himself on the outside looking in for a roster spot with the Giants heading into training camp. Even before Beal opted out of the past season, injuries had limited him to just six games over his first two years in the league.

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  • Darion Clark CHI TE
    Darion Clark: Let go by Bears
    6h ago

    Clark was cut by the Bears on Sunday.

    Clark suffered a shoulder injury during training camp last year and spent the entire 2020 campaign on injured reserve. The 27-year-old played college basketball at USC but has yet to play a snap in the NFL.

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  • Cam Newton NE QB
    Patriots' Cam Newton: Could return to practice
    10h ago

    Newton (hand) is expected to try practicing during the Patriots' three-day minicamp this week, Andrew Callahan of Boston Herald reports.

    Newton sustained a bone bruise on his throwing hand June 4, but he was present for practice Friday and looked good while throwing passes. Coach Bill Belichick has said that the quarterback's injury isn't considered serious, so it's unlikely that the injury will impact his Week 1 availability.

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  • Mikal Bridges PHO SF
    Suns' Mikal Bridges: Scores 14 to help Suns sweep
    4h ago

    Bridges had 14 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Sunday's win over Denver.

    Some of Bridges' contributions don't show up in the box score, but he was an extremely integral part of a dominant series for the Suns, who controlled all four games virtually from start to finish. Dating back to Round 1, the Villanova product has scored in double figures in seven consecutive games while notching multiple steals/blocks in five of those contests.

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  • Jae Crowder PHO PF
    Suns' Jae Crowder: Blocks four shots as Suns sweep
    4h ago

    Crowder had nine points (2-4 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist and four blocks in Sunday's Game 4 win over Denver.

    The veteran drained a pair of threes and nearly had a double-double, but he stole the show on the defensive end, tallying four blocks to tie his season-high. After a rough start to the playoffs, Crowder has found a groove offensively, as he's now hit multiple three-pointers in seven consecutive games. The Marquette product has made at least 50 percent of his attempts in four of the last five contests.

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  • Devin Booker PHO SG
    Suns' Devin Booker: Goes for 34 in closeout win
    4h ago

    Booker finished Sunday's Game 4 win over Denver with 34 points (11-25 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 10-11 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and a steal.

    Booker and Chris Paul (37 points) combined for 71 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists and three steals as the Suns completely overwhelmed the Nuggets for the fourth straight game. It was Booker's first 30-point effort since Game 6 against the Lakers (47 points). The Suns were on cruise control for most of the series, and they'll now have an extended break as they await the winner of the Clippers-Jazz series in the West Finals.

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  • Chris Paul PHO PG
    Suns' Chris Paul: Closes out Nuggets with masterpiece
    4h ago

    Paul finished Sunday's Game 4 against the Nuggets with 37 points (14-19 FG, 9-9 FT), seven assists, three rebounds and two steals.

    After being limited by a shoulder injury in Round 1, Paul looked much more like himself against the Nuggets, and Sunday was easily his best game of the entire playoffs. Paul's 37 points were his most in a Suns uniform, and he handed out at least six assists for the eighth straight game. With the future-Hall-of-Famer at the helm, the Suns are rolling into the Western Conference Finals, and they'll likely have an extended break before facing the winner of the Clippers-Jazz series.

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  • Monte Morris DEN PG
    Nuggets' Monte Morris: Scores 19 in start
    5h ago

    Morris finished Sunday's Game 4 against the Suns with 19 points (8-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-3 FT) and six assists.

    Morris got the start in place of Facundo Campazzo, and while he was productive in 35 minutes, he finished as a team-worst minus-17 in the seven-point loss. Overall, it was a disappointing, four-game sweep for the Nuggets, but Morris played well in Games 3 and 4, totaling 40 points, 11 assists and five three-pointers. With Jamal Murray (knee) set to miss a large portion of the 2021-22 campaign, Morris could find himself in an elevated role to begin next season.

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  • Will Barton DEN SF
    Nuggets' Will Barton: Finishes season on high note
    5h ago

    Barton had 25 points (9-21 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two steals in Sunday's Game 4 loss to Phoenix.

    Inserted into the starting lineup in place of Austin Rivers, Barton made the most of the opportunity, leading the Nuggets in scoring and posting his first 20-point game since April 19. It wasn't the most efficient effort from the floor, but it was an encouraging finish to the season for the veteran, who missed 20 straight games -- including all of Round 1 -- with a hamstring injury. Barton made his return for Game 2 against the Suns and scored in double-figures in all three of his appearances. He'll enter the offseason with a chance to hit free agency, as he holds a $14.7 million player option for the 2021-22 season.

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  • Jon Merrill MON D
    Canadiens' Jon Merrill: Joining team on trip
    6h ago

    Merrill (undisclosed) will travel with the team to Vegas for Games 1 and 2 starting Monday, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

    Merrill could return as soon as Monday, which would be a bit early after it was reported that he would miss around 10 days on June 8. The 29-year-old blueliner hasn't played since Game 5 against Toronto in the first round. He scored just five assists in 49 games with Montreal and Detroit this season.

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  • Stephen Johns DAL D
    Stephen Johns: Announces retirement
    6h ago

    Johns announced his retirement on Instagram on Sunday.

    Johns accumulated 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 167 career NHL games over parts of four seasons. He suffered a concussion in the 2017-18 campaign and battled post-traumatic migraines for the better part of two years before making his return. However, he was unable to play in 2020-21, and will end his playing career at 29 years old.

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  • Andrei Vasilevskiy TB G
    Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy: Drops Game 1
    10h ago

    Vasilevskiy stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Islanders in Game 1 on Sunday.

    Vasilveskiy was locked in a scoreless duel with New York counterpart Semyon Varlamov until Mathew Barzal opened the scoring on a partial breakaway 12:35 into the second period. Vasilevskiy appeared to have a clean look at Ryan Pulock's point shot that made it 2-0 at 5:36 of the final frame, but could only get a piece of it and the goal proved to be the game-winner. The loss dropped Vasilevskiy's playoff record to 8-3-0, but he still owns a rock-solid 2.24 GAA and .934 save percentage heading into Game 2 on Tuesday.

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  • Brayden Point TB C
    Lightning's Brayden Point: Provides lone goal in Game 1 loss
    10h ago

    Point scored a goal on two shots in a 2-1 loss to the Islanders in Game 1 on Sunday.

    Point finally solved New York netminder Semyon Varlamov with 53 seconds left in regulation, roofing one from in tight with Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy on the bench for an extra skater. It was Point's ninth goal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, giving him sole possession of the league lead. Point, who also won eight of 13 faceoffs (61.5 percent), has collected 13 points in 12 playoff games.

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  • Semyon Varlamov NYI G
    Islanders' Semyon Varlamov: Nearly perfect in series opener
    10h ago

    Varlamov turned aside 30 of 31 shots Sunday in a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 1.

    Varlamov was 53 seconds away from a shutout when Tampa Bay's Brayden Point scored an extra-attacker goal from in tight to cut New York's lead to 2-1. It was the fourth straight victory for the veteran netminder, who boasts a sparkling .930 save percentage during the postseason and has turned in just one sub-.900 performance in eight starts. He'll undoubtedly be back between the pipes for Game 2 on Tuesday.

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  • Ryan Pulock NYI D
    Islanders' Ryan Pulock: Nets fourth goal of postseason
    10h ago

    Pulock registered a goal on three shots and added three hits Sunday in a 2-1 win over the Lightning in Game 1.

    Pulock scored what turned out to be the winning goal, firing a shot from the point that Andrei Vasilevskiy could only get a piece of despite having a clear look at it. The goal, Pulock's fourth of the playoffs, gave the Islanders a 2-0 lead just under six minutes into the third period. The veteran defenseman has provided six points through 13 playoff games.

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