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Sports Roundup – September 12

The Toronto Raptors’ season is over, the defending N-B-A champions done in by turnovers. Jayson Tatum had 29 points while Jaylen Brown added 21 and the Boston Celtics beat Toronto 92-87 to take the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal 4-3. The Celtics move on to face the Miami Heat in the conference finals, while the Raptors leave the N-B-A bubble.


Brock Nelson broke a tie with 3:25 left, Semyon Varlamov made 34 saves and the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 in Game 3 of the N-H-L’s Eastern Conference final. The Islanders rebounded from a stunning finish to Game 2 to trim their deficit to 2-1 in the best-of-seven matchup, but it wasn’t easy. Game 4 is Sunday.


The Minnesota Wild have acquired centre Nick Bjugstad from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional selection in the 2021 draft. The 28-year-old Minnesota native played in only 13 games for the Penguins in the virus-shortened 2019-20 season, missing a large portion due to a core muscle injury that required surgery.


Vladimir Guerrero Junior’s R-B-I single in the first inning was all the Toronto Blue Jays would muster in an 18-1 loss to the New York Mets. Dominic Smith hit his first career grand slam and Wilson Ramos had a three-run double in a 10-run fourth inning for the Mets.


Caleb Smith threw three solid innings in his first outing with Arizona, long reliever Alex Young worked into the ninth and the Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3. Smith gave up one hit _ Dylan Moore’s solo homer in the third _ in his first start since the Diamondbacks acquired him in a trade with the Marlins. The left-hander struck out three and walked one.


Dominic Thiem has advanced to his first U-S Open final, beating Daniil Medvedev in three sets. The second-seeded Thiem will play Sunday against fifth seed Alexander Zverev (VAIR’-ev), with the winner earning his first Grand Slam title.


Friday’s Games

NHL
N.Y. Islanders 5 Tampa Bay 3 (Tampa Bay leads series 2-1)


NBA
Denver 111 L.A. Clippers 105 (Clippers lead series 3-2)
Boston 92 Toronto 87 (Boston wins series 4-3)


MLB

American League
N.Y. Yankees 6 Baltimore 0 (7 innings, 1st game)
N.Y. Yankees 10 Baltimore 1 (7 innings, 2nd game)
Tampa Bay 11 Boston 1
Minnesota 3 Cleveland 1
Chicago White Sox 4 Detroit 3
Oakland 10 Texas 6

National League
Philadelphia 11 Miami 0 (7 innings, 1st game)
Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 1
Washington 8 Atlanta 7 (12 innings)
Milwaukee 1 Chicago Cubs 0
Miami 5 Philadelphia 3 (7 innings, 2nd game)
San Francisco at San Diego, ppd.

Interleague
N.Y. Mets 18 Toronto 1
Kansas City 4 Pittsburgh 3
Colorado 8 L.A. Angels 4
Arizona 4 Seattle 3


Saturday’s Games (All Times Eastern)

NHL
Vegas vs. Dallas, 8 p.m. (Dallas leads series 2-1)


NBA
Houston vs. L.A. Lakers, 9 p.m. (L.A. Lakers lead series 3-1)


MLB

American League
Baltimore (Kremer 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Montgomery 2-2), 1:05 p.m.
Oakland (Jefferies 0-0) at Texas (Allard 0-5), 5:05 p.m., 1st game
Boston (Eovaldi 2-2) at Tampa Bay (Glasnow 2-1), 6:40 p.m.
Detroit (Fulmer 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 0-2), 7:10 p.m.
Cleveland (Plesac 3-1) at Minnesota (Hill 1-1), 8:07 p.m.
Oakland (Bassitt 3-2) at Texas (Allard 0-5), 8:35 p.m., 2nd game

National League
Atlanta (Anderson 2-0) at Washington (Corbin 2-4), 6:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (Wheeler 4-0) at Miami (Urena 0-0), 6:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-4) at Milwaukee (Anderson 2-3), 7:10 p.m.
Cincinnati (Antone 0-1) at St. Louis (Hudson 2-2), 8:15 p.m.
San Francisco at San Diego, ppd.

Interleague
N.Y. Mets (Lugo 2-2) at Toronto (TBD), 6:37 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Williams 1-6) at Kansas City (Hernandez 0-0), 7:05 p.m.
Houston (Valdez 3-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Gonsolin 0-1), 8:07 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Barria 0-0) at Colorado (Freeland 2-1), 8:10 p.m.
Seattle (Sheffield 2-3) at Arizona (Gallen 1-1), 8:10 p.m.


Major League Soccer
New York at D.C., 7 p.m.
Cincinnati at New York City F.C., 7 p.m.
New England at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.
Miami at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.
Columbus at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Atlanta at Nashville, 8:30 p.m.
Houston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
Colorado at Salt Lake, 9:30 p.m.