RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Chris Kreider scored twice, Igor Shesterkin was strong in net again and the New York Rangers ended Carolina’s perfect playoff run at home, beating the Hurricanes 6-2 in the deciding Game 7 of their second-round playoff series Monday night.
Shesterkin finished with 36 saves and had the shutout until the third period.
Kreider and Adam Fox scored power-play goals in the first period as the Rangers took an early lead. Ryan Strome and Filip Chytil also scored in what turned out to be an unexpected rout, with Andrew Copp adding a late empty-netter.
New York advances to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2015, winning a matchup with two-time defending Stanley Cup champions Tampa Bay. New York will host the first game of this series on Wednesday night.
Tony DeAngelo and Max Domi scored for Carolina, which lost goaltender Antti Raanta and rookie forward Seth Jarvis to injury in the first two periods.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler stood just outside the third base dugout at Citizens Bank Park for the national anthem on Monday, taking a Memorial Day break after his protest against the leadership of the nation.
Kapler, who began his protest on Friday, stood alone at the railing of the Giants’ dugout during the tap dancing at the holiday ceremony, which was followed by a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” by a military bugle company. A few other San Francisco players stood on the chalk line past the third base sack during their stretching drills.
Kapler announced on Friday that he intended to remain in the clubhouse during the anthem to protest “the failure to deliver the promise of what our national anthem stands for” following the shooting that took place. killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson cashed in the race-record purse, taking home an unprecedented $3.1 million check for Sunday’s victory.
The 31-year-old Ericsson became Sweden’s second 500m champion, joining 1999 winner Kenny Brack, who helped frame Ericsson’s early career. Ericsson drives for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Runner-up Pato O’Ward of Mexico, who drives for Arrow McLaren SP, took home $1 million – the biggest check a second-place finisher has won in nearly a decade. Seven-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson received a $50,000 bonus for being named the race’s Rookie of the Year.
The fast-track purchase of English football club Chelsea for 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) – the highest price ever paid for a sports team – was finalized on Monday by a consortium led by the co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Todd Boehly.
It marked the end of the trophy-laden 19-year tenure of Roman Abramovich, the Russian oligarch who was forced to sell the club in March after being sanctioned by the British government for what he called his empowerment. “brutal brutality” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. and barbaric invasion” of Ukraine.
The government said the proceeds from the sale will be used for humanitarian purposes in Ukraine.
CHICAGO (AP) — Djordje Mihailovic will miss all four U.S. World Cup preseason games in June with an ankle injury, a blow for the 23-year-old who was hoping to make his first appearance in national team in two years.
Mihailovic was injured while playing for Montreal in a Major League Soccer game on Saturday night, a day before he was scheduled to feature for Team USA.
Team USA said on Monday he would not be replaced on the roster, which still has 26 players.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Steve Rodriguez resigned Monday, four days after the Bears were eliminated from the Big 12 Conference tournament and finished with a losing record.
The Bears were 26-28 this year, ending with an 11-1 loss to Oklahoma State last week. Rodriguez was 197-146 overall in seven seasons.
Rodriguez was the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2017, when the Bears made the first of three straight NCAA regional appearances. They won their only Big 12 tournament title in 2018.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent curled a short birdie putt on the first hole of a four-man playoff Monday to become the ninth freshman to win the NCAA individual title.
Sargent was birdie-free on a 4-over 74 at Grayhawk Golf Club but made the playoffs when Oklahoma State’s Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra threw three putts for bogey at the par-4 17th. Sargent hit a huge 520-yard drive, par-4 playoff 18th and put his second shot six feet under the hole.
Texas senior Parker Coody chipped it from close to the left of the green on his birdie try, and North Carolina senior Ryan Burnett missed a long birdie putt. After Lopez-Chacarra missed a par putt – he was well left of the green – the stage was set for Sargent.
The Haskins Prize runner-up from Birmingham, Alabama slid the putt to the left edge, becoming the first freshman to win the individual title since Jamie Lovemark of Southern California in 2007.
All four players finished at par 280 on Grayhawk’s Raptor course.
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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Anthony DeMaio scored four first-half goals for his fifth hat-trick in his last six games, Logan McNaney made 17 saves to be named the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player and Maryland lead series, completed a perfect season by holding off Cornell 9-7 on Monday to win the men’s lacrosse title.
Maryland (18-0) set an NCAA record for most wins in a season without a loss, becoming the first undefeated team since Virginia in 2006. The Terps are 33-1 over the past two seasons, with the only defeat coming in 2021. championship against the Cavaliers.
DALLAS (AP) — Jeff Gladney, a defensive back for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, died Monday in a car crash in Dallas. He was 25 years old.
The crash happened on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway service road in Dallas, KTVT-TV reported. Another person also died.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said no one was available during the Memorial Day vacation to speak about the crash.
Gladney played at TCU before becoming a 2020 first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings. He played 16 games that year but was released before the 2021 season when he was charged with assaulting a woman.
Gladney was found not guilty in March and signed by the Cardinals. He participated in team exercises last week.
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