Sat, May 14, 2022 6:39 PM
NBA PLAYOFFS-MILWAUKEE SHOOTINGS
Milwaukee sets curfew after shootings near Bucks arena
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee officials are imposing a curfew and adding extra police patrols after 21 people were hurt in three shootings near a downtown area where thousands gathered for Friday night’s NBA playoff game.
Three people were injured in the first shooting, one in the second, and 17 in what police described as an exchange of gunfire between two groups of people. The shootings happened a few blocks from the arena where the Bucks lost to the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. All of the victims are expected to survive.
Mayor Cavalier Johnson said the city is requiring everyone age 20 or younger to be off the street in the downtown area by 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The mayor did not announce any plans to prohibit downtown watch parties for Sunday afternoon’s Game 7 in Boston.
Hudson, Cardinals combine to stop Giants’ 6-game win streak
UNDATED (AP) — Dakota Hudson and a quartet of relievers combined to help the St. Louis Cardinals stop San Francisco’s six-game winning streak, blanking the Giants 4-0. The Cardinals pitched their sixth shutout of the season. The Los Angeles Angels began the day with a major league-leading seven shutouts.
Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina doubled, singled and scored a run. Molina’s 2,128th career hit moved him past Mike Piazza to give him the sixth-most hits among catchers. St. Louis led 1-0 in the fifth when the Giants put runners at first and third with two outs. Molina threw out Joc Pederson trying to steal second to end the inning.
Tommy Edman homered as the Cardinals won for the second time in seven games.
Astro acquire Dubón
UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros have acquired utilityman Mauricio Dubón in a trade with the San Francisco Giants. The 27-year-old Dubón is batting .239 with two homers and eight RBIs in 21 games this season. He has big league experience at second base, third base, shortstop and center field.
The Giants received minor league catcher Michael Papierski in the deal. Papierski was assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.
San Francisco also recalled infielder Donovan Walton from Sacramento before the Giants’ game at St. Louis.
Stricker’s lead at 3 going into finale at Regions Tradition
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Steve Stricker continued his strong comeback with a 6-under 66 that included a closing birdie to carry a three-stroke lead over Steven Alker into the final round of the Regions Tradition.
Playing his third straight tournament after a six-month hiatus for health reasons, Stricker was at 17-under 199 and seeking his second win in the past three tries in the PGA Tour Champions major at Greystone Golf & Country Club.
Stricker is seeking his fourth major championship on the 50-and-over circuit. Alker birdied the final two holes for a 65.
Giants sign 6 draft picks, including two 1st-rounders
UNDATED (AP) — — The New York Giants have signed six of their 11 draft picks, including first-round selections, edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon and tackle Evan Neal of Alabama.
The Giants announced the signings on Saturday after holding a rookie minicamp at their facility. All the draft picks attended the minicamp.
The team also signed their three fifth-round selections - linebacker Micah McFadden of Indiana, defensive tackle D.J. Davidson of Arizona State and guard Marcus McKethan of North Carolina – plus sixth-round choice Darrian Beavers, a linebacker from Cincinnati.
Elsewhere around the NFL:
— Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been arrested in Texas over an alleged violation of a protective order. A Dallas TV station reports Thomas was arrested after someone recognized him in a restaurant. His attorney says the warrant stems from attempts by Thomas to see his children. The 33-year-old Thomas wants to resume his NFL career. He hasn’t played since 2019.
Swiatek equals Serena Williams with 27-match winning streak, Djokovic beats Ruud
ROME (AP) — Not since Serena Williams seven years ago has another woman had such a hot streak. Top-ranked Iga Swiatek (EE’-gah shvee-AHN’-tehk) routed Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday to extend her winning streak to 27 matches and reach the Italian Open final.
Williams won the same number of consecutive matches over 2014 and 2015. The all-time longest streak belongs to Martina Navratilova, who put together 74 straight in 1984.
Swiatek will face Ons Jabeur in Sunday’s final.
Ons Jabeur beat Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 for her 11th consecutive victory.
Over in the men's, top-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Casper Ruud 6-4, 6-3 at the Italian Open to reach his biggest final of the year. Djokovic will attempt to extend his five-match winning streak over Stefanos Tsitsipas in Sunday’s final.
Berrettini pulls out of French Open, targets return on grass
PARIS (AP) — Eighth-ranked Matteo Berrettini has withdrawn from the upcoming French Open as he continues his recovery from surgery on his right hand. The Italian announced in late March that he was having minor surgery. He says he is targeting the grass-court season. He says “going straight back into 5 set matches on clay at Roland Garros would not be sensible.”
The French Open starts on May 22.