(AP) - A jump in the salary cap should make for a more entertaining NHL offseason. Islanders center John Tavares and Senators captain Erik Karlsson could be among the high-end players on the move in the coming weeks. Trades are percolating ahead of the draft in Dallas and there's buzz about Tavares and other free agents before that market opens July 1.
DENVER (AP) - Brandon Nimmo homered twice during a huge night at the plate, including an inside-the-park shot to begin the game, and the New York Mets finally gave Jacob deGrom some run support in a 12-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Wilmer Flores and Devin Mesoraco also went deep for New York, which won its third straight.
NEW YORK (AP) - In the BIG3, the champion rebuilds but doesn't reload. Ice Cube insisted the winner of his 3-on-3 league of former NBA players return intact to defend the following season. It means Trilogy's players were guaranteed jobs for this season, which begins Friday in Houston. But it also means they face teams who were bolstered with an influx of talent without being able to upgrade themselves.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Brooks Koepka now has as many majors as Greg Norman and as many PGA Tour victories as Pat Perez. Koepka belongs in the conversation of elite players in his generation by winning his second U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. What will bring even more recognition is building his resume with more victories of other varieties.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pinch-hitter Juan Soto's tiebreaking two-run shot for the Nationals won the resumed opener of an unusual semi-doubleheader against the Yankees 5-3. Aaron Hicks' go-ahead two-run homer sparked chants of "Let's go, Yankees!" on the road and helped New York beat Washington 4-2 in the second game. These games originally were scheduled more than a month ago but were pushed back because of rain.
CHICAGO (AP) - When teams are deciding who to take in the NBA draft, the off-court interview still carries enormous weight. What happens on the floor obviously is of great importance as well, but the half-hour chats at the draft combine might be just as critical to teams that need to choose which players merit multi-million-dollar investments.
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