Astros Blank Red Sox 5-0, Head to World Series
Kyle Tucker put up three RBIs to lift Houston over the Red Sox 5-0 and seal the series 4-2. Astros pitcher Luis Garcia went five-and-a-third innings, giving up just one hit and striking out seven. For Houston, this is their third world series appearance in the last five years. They will take on the winner of the Dodgers and Braves series, which heads into Game 6 tonight at 5:08 p.m. EST.
Suns Shine in Lakers Win, 115-105
Chris Paul showed fans and critics alike why he deserves his place on the NBA 75, as he scored a team-high 23 and became the only player in the league’s history to reach 20,000 points and 10,000 assists. Devin Booker and Mikal Bridges posted 22 and 21 points respectively as the Sun beat the Lakers 115-105 on Friday night at the Staples Center.
Scherzer Scratched for Game 6
The Dodgers look to tie up their series with the Braves tonight in LA; however, sources confirm to ESPN that ace Max Scherzer will be missing from the mound. The 37-year-old has been battling fatigue in his throwing arm after he got called in for some rare late-inning action in the deciding game of the NLDS and was scheduled to start three days later. The Dodgers have yet to announce his replacement.
Dinwiddie and Kuzma Dazzle in Washington Debut
Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyle Kuzma were put under the hometown spotlight on Friday night in Washington as the Wizards beat the Pacers 135-134 in an overtime thriller. Kuzma and Dinwiddie joined the team in the offseason trade that sent Russell Westbrook to LA. The two combined for 60 points, as Bradley Beal sat out due to a hip issue.
Stars Take Down Kings 3-2 in OT
It may be early in the season, but Dallas has shown a flair for the dramatic in each of their wins thus far. The Stars Denis Gurianov put in a backhander in overtime to secure the win, 3-2, over the Kings on Friday night in front of a hometown crowd. Of their three wins, Dallas has notched two in OT and one in a shootout.
GreenPark Sports Closes Series B, Sets Eyes on Sports Metaverse
The social gaming company GreenPark announced on Friday that Terraform Capital successfully led a Series B round of funding, raising $31 million. In its next phase of growth, GreenPark sports will blend esports and fan development to create a sports metaverse with dynamic integrations for fans.
Sun Belt Conference Looks to Add Four Teams Throwing Conference USA into Jeopardy
The NCAA realignment continues. Southern Miss, Old Dominion, Marshall, and James Madison are each considering a move to the Sun Conference. While Southern Miss has confirmed that the shift is inevitable, questions remain for the other three schools. If the move does happen, the future of Conference USA will be thrown into doubt as recent departures have left it “hanging on by a thread.”