Stricker withdraws from Senior PGA – Wednesday Morning Sports Update

Golf – Senior PGA – Steve Stricker out of Senior PGA with positive COVID-19 test
Former Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker has pulled out of the Senior PGA Championship after testing positive for the coronavirus. Stricker revealed his positive test Tuesday on Twitter. He says he was “super bummed” and that it was “just a small setback.” Stricker was out of competition for six months because of a virus that he says doctors never fully identified. He became ill last fall about a month after leading the Americans to a record blowout over Europe at Whistling Straits. Stricker is coming off his fourth senior major title two weeks ago at the Regions Tradition.

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Minnesota Twins 2, Detroit Tigers 0
Boston Red Sox 16, Chicago White Sox 3
Chicago Cubs 11, Cincinnati Reds 4

Twins 2, Tigers 0 – Sonny day: Gray’s 7 shutout innings send Twins past Tigers
Sonny Gray compiled a season-high 10 strikeouts over seven sharp innings, carrying the Minnesota Twins past the Detroit Tigers 2-0 for their sixth straight victory. Gray allowed four hits and one walk in by far his best of six starts with his new team. The Twins are 23-8 since April 21. They have won each of the last four games with Gray on the mound after he returned from a strained hamstring. Gio Urshela had three hits and an RBI, and Carlos Correa hit an RBI double for the Twins against Tigers rookie Beau Brieske.

Red Sox 16, White Sox 3 – Red Sox pound White Sox 16-3, extend win streak to 6 games
Trevor Story and Christian Vazquez each hit a three-run home run and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox set season highs in runs and hits in a 16-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Story’s homer off Dylan Cease capped a four-run first inning. Vazquez hit a three-run shot off Matt Foster to highlight a six-run sixth. Kike Hernandez hit Cease’s first pitch for a homer, and Rafael Devers led off the fourth with a homer off Jose Ruiz as the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games. Designated hitter J.D. Martinez had four of the Red Sox’s 19 hits. The White Sox fell for the fourth time in seven games. José Abreu hit a two-run homer and Tim Anderson had two hits, including an RBI single for Chicago.

Cubs 11, Reds 4 – Schwindel hits 2 homers, Cubs power past Reds 11-4
Frank Schwindel homered twice in a game for the first time in his career, Marcus Stroman recovered from a rough start to pitch five effective innings, and the Chicago Cubs rolled past the Cincinnati Reds. Schwindel has three homers in the first two games of Chicago’s four-game series at Cincinnati. The Cubs have hit a major league-leading 19 homers since May 14, going deep in 10 of 11 games. Stroman needed 37 pitches to get through the first, allowing four singles and two runs to the first five batters. But he cruised after that, retiring 14 of his final 16 batters with two walks. He struck out eight.

Today
Detroit (García 0-0) at Minnesota (Bundy 3-2), 1:10 p.m.                      WSJM/WCSY 12:50
Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 2-4) at Cincinnati (Castillo 0-2), 6:40 p.m.
Boston (Hill 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 2-1), 8:10 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association – 2022 NBA Playoffs – Conference Finals
Last Night
Dallas Mavericks 119, Golden State Warriors 109           (GSW Leads 3-1)

Tonight
Boston Celtics at Miami Heat, 8:30 p.m.                            (Series Tied 2-2)

NBA – Bulls’ Zach LaVine has knee surgery, full recovery expected
Chicago Bulls guard Zach Lavine underwent left knee arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday. The team said it was successful and he is expected to make a full recovery. LaVine averaged 24.4 points and made his second straight NBA All-Star team last year. The Bulls lost in the first round of the playoffs to Milwaukee. LaVine’s four-year, $78 million contract is up and he said last month that he plans to explore the market as an unrestricted free agent. The Bulls can offer a max contract worth more than $210 million over five years.

NHL – National Hockey League – 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs – 2nd Round
Last Night
New York Rangers 4, Carolina Hurricanes 1                      (Series Tied 2-2)
Edmonton Oilers 5, Calgary Flames 3                               (EDM Leads 3-1)

Tonight
St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche, 8:00 p.m.              (COL Leads 3-1)

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Last Night
Chicago Sky 95, Indiana Fever 90

Sky 95, Fever 90 – Sky celebrate 2021 championship before 95-90 win over Fever
Candace Parker had 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists, Azura Stevens added 15 points, and the Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 95-90. Parker, coming off her second career triple-double on Sunday, also had three steals and three blocks while shooting 6 for 9 from the field. Courtney Vandersloot had 14 points, six rebounds and seven assists for Chicago (4-2). Kahleah Copper and Allie Quigley each scored 12 and Dana Evans had 10 points. Stevens beat the third-quarter buzzer with a basket in the lane to give Chicago a 70-65 lead. After Kelsey Mitchell pulled Indiana within 93-90 with 21.8 seconds left, Vandersloot sank two free throws to seal it. Mitchell scored 25 points for Indiana.

NFL – Changes under new coach Matt Eberflus hit Bears defense
Personnel, position change and even weight loss have been some of the changes to affect the Chicago Bears defense since the start of spring work in organized team activities during coach Matt Eberflus’ first season. The switch to a 4-3 defense from a 3-4 meant some players switched positions, such as linebacker Roquan Smith. New players such as linebacker Nicholas Morrow, rookie cornerback Kyler Gordon and rookie safety Jaquan Brisker are getting extensive looks with the first team. All the while, the Bears are without veteran defensive ends Robert Quinn and Al-Quadin Muhammad, who have opted not to participate in voluntary offseason work.

NFL – NFL revamps Rooney Rule to include quarterbacks coaches
The NFL has expanded the Rooney Rule again, this time to include quarterbacks coaches in a further effort to diversify the coaching ranks. The change was announced Tuesday at the owners meeting in Atlanta by Jonathan Beane, the NFL’s senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. The oft-criticized Rooney Rule, adopted in 2003 to enhance opportunities for minorities to gain head coaching jobs and enhanced several times to include front office positions, now will requires one minority or female candidate from another team to be interviewed for quarterbacks coach. Previously, the rule covered head coach, general manager and all coordinator jobs.

Tennis – French Open – Medvedev wins opening match
Daniil Medvedev got his French Open off to a winning start — never a sure thing for the second-seeded Russian. The U.S. Open champion beat Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.  Medvedev was a quarterfinalist at Roland Garros last year after four straight losses in the first round. The Russian earned his first victory since undergoing hernia surgery nearly two months ago. He had lost his opening-round match at the Geneva Open last week on his return. Medvedev reached the final at the Australian Open this year, losing to Rafael Nadal in five sets.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Dayton Dragons 10, West Michigan Whitecaps 1
South Bend Cubs 6, Great Lakes Loons 4
Beloit Sky Carp 2, Lansing Lugnuts 1

Tonight
Dayton Dragons at West Michigan Whitecaps, 11:00 a.m.
Great Lakes Loons at South Bend Cubs, 11:05 a.m.
Lansing Lugnuts at Beloit Sky Carp, 7:35 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Yesterday
Baseball
River Valley 7, Our Lady of the Lake 3 – Game 1
River Valley 15, Our Lady of the Lake 0 – Game 2
Michigan Lutheran 8, New Buffalo 3 – Game 1
Michigan Lutheran 8, New Buffalo 2 – Game 2
Coloma 8, Lawton 0 – Game 1
Coloma 11, Lawton 1 – Game 2
Buchanan 9, Centreville 0 – Game 1
Buchanan 12, Centreville 0 – Game 2
Dowagiac 14, Allegan 3 – Game 1
Dowagiac 13, Allegan 2 – Game 2
Paw Paw 10, South Haven 9 – Game 1
Paw Paw 12, South Haven 2 – Game 2
Watervliet 12, Berrien Springs 4 – Game 1
Watervliet 6, Berrien Springs 3 – Game 2
Kalamazoo Christian 6, Schoolcraft 1 – Game 1
Schoolcraft 10, Kalamazoo Christian 6 – Game 2
Vicksburg 9, Otsego 0

Softball
Michigan Lutheran 13, New Buffalo 0 – Game 1
Michigan Lutheran 10, New Buffalo 3 – Game 2
Howardsville Christian 11, Eau Claire 0 – Game 1
Howardsville Christian 9, Eau Claire 8 – Game 2
Coloma 13, Lawton 3 – Game 1
Coloma 10, Lawton 0 – Game 2
Edwardsburg 16, Dowagiac 5 – Game 1
Dowagiac 15, Edwardsburg 5 – Game 2
South Haven 10, Paw Paw 1 – Game 1
South Haven 12, Paw Paw 1 – Game 2
Decatur 17, Comstock 0 – Game 1
Decatur 13, Comstock 0 – Game 2
Gobles 16, Galesburg-Augusta 1 – Game 1
Gobles 22, Galesburg-Augusta 16 – Game 2
Parchment 4, Three Rivers 2 – Game 1
Parchment 12, Three Rivrs 10 – Game 2

Girls Soccer – Districts Quarterfinals
Division 2 (Marshall)
Gull Lake 8, Battle Creek Harper Creek 0
Hastings 5, Battle Creek Central 0

Girls Soccer – Regular Season
Brandywine 8, Covert 0

Boys Golf – Pre-Regionals
Division 2 at Stonehedge North GC, Richland

  1. Gull Lake                          311
  2. Matttawan                        315
  3. Vicksburg                         328
  4. Mason                              336
  5. Marshall                          338
  6. St. Joseph                         340
  7. Jackson Northwest            350
  8. Lakeshore                         353
  9. Edwardsburg                     354
  10. Coldwater                         360
  11. Eaton Rapids                     361
  12. Charlotte                          368
  13. Sturgis                             370
  14. Paw Paw                            376
  15. Harper Creek                     378
  16. Three Rivers                     379

Track and Field
SAC Championship at Constantine

Girls Team Scores

Boys Team Scores

  1. Schoolcraft                      84
  2. Constantine                       82
  3. Saugatuck                         72
  4. Kalamazoo Christian         68
  5. Delton-Kellogg                 47
  6. Galesburg-Augusta            46
  7. Lawton                             42
  8. Fennville                           37
  9. Kalamazoo Hackett            37
  10. Martin                              37
  11. Coloma                             35
  12. Gobles                              31
  13. Parchment                         24
  14. Watervliet                        21
  1. Saugatuck                         103
  2. Constantine                       86
  3. Kalamazoo Hackett            70
  4. Delton-Kellogg                 64
  5. Parchment                         58
  6. Martin                              56.5
  7. Schoolcraft                      50
  8. Coloma                             46
  9. Watervliet                        46
  10. Kalamazoo Christian         41
  11. Fennville                           19
  12. Gobles                              16.5
  13. Lawton                             6
  14. Galesburg-Augusta            1

Today
Girls Soccer – District Quarterfinals
Division 2
Paw Paw at St. Joseph, 6:00 p.m.
Edwardsburg at Lakeshore, 6:00 p.m.
Vicksburg at Niles, 5:00 p.m.

Division 3
Watervliet at Berrien Springs, 6:00 p.m.
Three Rivers at Coloma, 6:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Constantine, 5:30 p.m.
Kentwood Grand River at Allegan, 6:00 p.m.
GR South Christian at Fennville, 5:00 p.m.

Division 4
Michigan Lutheran at Buchanan, 5:00 p.m.
Brandywine at Bridgman, 6:00 p.m.
New Buffalo at Marcellus, 4:30 p.m.
Lawton at Covert, 5:00 p.m.
Bangor at Hartford, 3:00 p.m.

Division 1
Holt at Portage Central, 6:30 p.m.
BC Lakeview at Jackson, 4:00 p.m.
Grand Ledge at Portage Northern, 6:00 p.m.
Lansing Everett at Kal. Loy Norrix, 6:00 p.m.
Kalamazoo Central at Caledonia, 6:00 p.m.

Baseball
Battle Creek Lakeview at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix at Lakeshore, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Our Lady of the Lake at Brandywine, 4:15 p.m.
Lawrence at New Buffalo, 4:30 p.m.
Niles at Bridgman, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Berrien Springs at Bangor, 4:15 p.m.
Martin at Watervliet, 4:30 p.m.
Plainwell at Allegan, 4:00 p.m.
Schoolcraft at Three Rivers, 4:00 p.m.
Paw Paw at Vicksburg, 4:00 p.m.
Mendon at Hartford, 4:00 p.m. (DH)

Softball
Battle Creek Lakeview at St. Joseph, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix at Lakeshore, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Hartford at South Haven, 4:00 p.m.
Niles at Bridgman, 4:15 p.m. (DH)
Centreville at Watervliet, 4:30 p.m. (DH)
Plainwell at Edwardsburg, 4:00 p.m. (DH)
Paw Paw at Vicksburg, 4:00 p.m.
Mendon at Coldwater, 4:30 p.m.