Natl. Sports Headlines for Wednesday, Sept. 13th:
UNDATED (AP) – Clayton Kershaw pitched Los Angeles to its first win in nearly two weeks, helping the Dodgers clinch a playoff berth by beating the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Tuesday night to snap an 11-game losing streak. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians now share the American league win streak record with the Okalnd A’s. The Indians beat Detroit 2-0 for their 20th straight win.
UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Red Sox lead the AL-East by four games. The Bosox beat Oakland 11-1 while the New York Yankees were losing to the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1. Meanwhile, the race for the NL’s top wild card is a bit tighter. Carlos Gonzalez, heating up for the stretch run after a subpar season at the plate, homered twice and the Colorado Rockies won their sixth game in a row, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2. The Rockies are now within three games of Arizona.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – ESPN is trying to distance itself from tweets by one of its anchors. Anchor Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump “a white supremacist” and “a bigot.” The network’s public relations account tweeted Tuesday that “the comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – After a lot of twists and turns throughout the summer, Shabazz Muhammad is staying right where he’s been all along. Muhammad agreed to terms on a one-year deal to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, an important development for a team in desperate need of depth on the wing.
(UNDATED) – There were a pair of semi-final games in the WNBA. Seimone Augustus scored 24 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to a 101-81 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 1 of their semifinal playoff series. In another game, five players with Los Angeles scored in do uble figures to lead the Sparks to a 79-66 victrory over the Phoenix Mercury as LA seeks to defend its WNBA championship. The victory came in Game 1 of the semifinal series.