The University of Hawaii offered a scholarship to a quarterback that is still in elementary school. Titan Lacaden, who is 11 years old and in fifth grade, took to Twitter to announce that he received a verbal offer from Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich. "Blessed with a D1 offer. Thank you Coach Rolo!! @NickRolovich #Future #defendpriderock #UHWarriors," Lacadan wrote on the social media site. Notably, there are family ties involved as Lacaden's older brother, Jake, played linebacker at Nevada while Rolovich served as the team's offensive coordinator.
MINNEAPOLIS—For the second time in a week, Yovani Gallardo of the Seattle Mariners won a game against Adalberto Mejia and the Minnesota Twins. Seattle's bats roughed up Mejia early and tallied 19 total hits to rout Minnesota 14-3 in Monday's series opener at Target Field. Nelson Cruz drove in four runs while Danny Valencia and Mike Zunino each homered for Seattle as the Mariners (32-33) snapped a brief two-game skid.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors used a 28-4 flurry in the second quarter to take a lead they never relinquished, then relied on the scoring of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry down the stretch to hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers en route to a 129-120 victory Monday night, clinching their second NBA championship in the past three seasons.
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Penguins scored early, often and seemingly at will Thursday night in a 6-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins, with a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series, are a win away from raising the Cup for the second year in a row and the fifth time in team history. Game 6 is Sunday night in Nashville. The home team has won each game in the series.
CLEVELAND - - The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday to take a 3-0 stranglehold on the NBA Finals and move to within one game of an unprecedented perfect run through the playoffs. Kevin Durant scored a team-high 31 points for the Warriors, who improved to 15-0 in the postseason and will get a chance on Friday in Cleveland to become the first team to go unbeaten all the way to a title.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Nashville Predators rookie Frederick Gaudreau has no problem performing on hockey's biggest stage. The 23-year-old undrafted free agent hadn't scored an NHL goal before the start of the Stanley Cup Final. However, Gaudreau scored his second straight game-winning goal—and third goal of the Final—on Monday to pace the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4. Nashville won its second straight game and sent the series back to Pittsburgh tied 2-2. Game 5 is on Thursday.
PITTSBURGH -- With the game tied in the second intermission Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins came to a mutual agreement that it was time to step things up. Good talk. Rookie Jake Guentzel promptly scored his second goal of the game just 10 seconds into the third, the first of three Pittsburgh goals in a span of 3:18, leading the Penguins to a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena. The defending champion Penguins hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, which shifts to Nashville for Game 3 on Saturday. Scott Wilson an
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, a self-described "knucklehead" early in his career, has been a team captain the past three years. Each year, he's getting more comfortable speaking up with a voice that doesn't sugarcoat the truth for his teammates. So when Griffen was asked after Wednesday's OTA practice whether this year's team resembles the 2015 edition that won 11 games and the NFC North or the 2016 squad that finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs, the eighth-year pro said: "I don't know. We're in the process of figuring it out."
MINNEAPOLIS -- George Springer hit two homers among four hits and the Houston Astros hammered a season-high six home runs to complete a series sweep with a 17-6 win against the Minnesota Twins n Wednesday. Evan Gattis had four hits, including a solo homer, and three RBIs. Carlos Correa had three hits, including a two-run homer in the first inning, and drove in three runs. Alex Bregman homered for the third straight day and Marwin Gonzalez also homered as Houston won its seventh game in a row. The Astros scored a franchise-record 40 runs in the three-game series.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins slugger Miguel Sano was pulled out of the lineup about an hour before Tuesday's game against the Houston Astros because of an illness. Sano has played in 46 of Minnesota's 47 games this season and leads the team with 12 home runs and 39 RBIs. He was held out of the starting lineup on Saturday and Sunday as he works through struggles at the plate, which included strikeouts in nine straight at-bats at one point, but made a pinch-hitting appearance in each game.