Pelican get first pick
CHICAGO (AP) _ Zion Williamson says he’s never been to New Orleans, but that could change very soon.
The Pelicans have won the NBA draft lottery and will most likely select the Duke forward with the No. 1 pick next month. The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they selected Anthony Davis. The potential arrival of Williamson could cause Davis to rescind his trade demand.
The Grizzlies will choose second, followed by the Knicks, Lakers and Cavaliers. The Suns sill choose sixth, ahead of the Bulls, Hawks, Wizards and Hawks.
Sale whiffs 17 for Sox
UNDATED (AP) _ Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale recorded 21 outs against the Colorado Rockies tonight. Just four balls were put in play.
Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings against the Rockies. The seven-time All-Star struck out the first six batters and fanned eight through three innings. He didn’t allow a runner until Mark Reynolds doubled to begin the fifth.
Manager Alex Cora pulled Sale after 108 pitches and three strikeouts shy of the major league record shared by Roger Clemens, Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson and Max Scherzer.
Sale gave up three hits, including a two-run homer to Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh). He didn’t walk anyone and left with a 3-2 lead.
The lead evaporated when Brandon Workman gave up a two-run homer to Charlie Blackmon in the eighth, but Mitch Moreland singled home the tying run in the bottom half to force extra innings.
The game was in the 11th inning.
In other major league action:
_ Carlos Correa crushed a three-run homer in the first inning of the Astros’ seventh consecutive victory, 11-4 over the Tigers. George Springer hit an inside-the-park homer in the fifth, and Aledmys (ah-LEHD’-mees) Diaz went deep in the third while Houston scored in his first six frames. Wade Miley moved to 4-2 by allowing four runs in six innings.
_ Charlie Morton combined with three relievers on a six-hitter as the Rays blanked the Marlins, 4-0. Morton allowed three hits and no walks while fanning five over six innings. Avisail (av-ih-sah-EEL’) hit a 471-foot solo homer and had three RBIs for Tampa Bay, which increased its lead in the AL East to one game over the Yankees.
_ Jordan Luplow launched two of the Indians’ five home runs in the Indians’ 9-0 laugher against the White Sox in Chicago. Roberto Pérez, Jake Bauers and José Ramirez also went deep for the three-time defending AL Central champs, who owned a .219 average before the rout. Carlos Carrasco scattered six singles and struck out six over seven innings.
_ The Cubs were 3-1 winners over the Reds behind Kyle Hendricks, had as many hits as he allowed. Hendricks was 3-for-4 with a two-run double to help Chicago win for the 22nd time in its last 28 games. He also held Cincinnati to a run and three hits while striking out seven over eight-plus innings.
_ Wilson Ramos hit a first-inning grand slam and Noah Syndergaard (SIHN’-dur-gahrd) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of the Mets’ third straight win, 6-2 over the Nationals. Syndergaard lowered his ERA to 4.74 by allowing two runs and four hits in eight innings. Wilmer Difo (DEE’-foh) broke up the no-hitter with a single and scored on a homer by Victor Robles.
_ The Orioles and Yankees were rained out in the Bronx for the second straight day. The postponement will be made up as the first game of a day-night, separate-admission twinbill on Aug. 12.
Urias placed on leave following arrest for alleged domestic battery
UNDATED (AP) _ Major League Baseball has placed Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias (yoo-RE’-uhs) on administrative leave while it looks into his arrest in a domestic battery case.
In previous MLB investigations, the length of the administrative leave has frequently been extended past the seven-day deadline while the probe continues.
Los Angeles police arrested Urias on Monday for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery in the parking lot of a shopping mall.
No details of the incident were released. The Dodgers say they have no comment while they gather information, but that allegations of domestic violence “must be taken seriously.”
Urias pitched three innings of scoreless relief for his second career save Friday night in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory over the Washington Nationals.
In other MLB news:
_ The Yankees have acquired veteran slugger Kendrys (KEHN’-drees) Morales and cash from the Athletics for a player to be named or cash. The switch-hitter batted .204 with one homer and seven RBIs in 34 games for the A’s before being designated for assignment Monday.
_ Mariners starter Felix Hernandez is expected to miss four to six weeks after being diagnosed with a grade 1 lat strain in his right side. Hernandez was placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday and was originally diagnosed as having a shoulder strain. He pitched 2 1/3 innings in Boston on Saturday, surrendering seven earned runs and six hits in his second-shortest start of the season.
_ An attorney for John Wetteland says the former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher is “completely shocked” and is innocent of charges accusing him of child sex abuse. Wetteland attended an arraignment hearing Monday in Denton County, Texas. He was charged in January with continuous sex abuse of a child, and a Texas grand jury indicted him in March on three counts of the same charge.
_ Infielder Jed Lowrie’s debut with the New York Mets is being delayed after he strained his hamstring while in the minors to work his way back from an injured left knee. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Lowrie will head back to Florida and be reassessed in a couple of weeks.
Senator makes plea for Kanter
SALEM, Ore. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ensure Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter will be able to safely travel to Canada for a possible NBA championship series against the Toronto Raptors.
Kanter is a Turkish star whose native country wants arrested for his criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Oregon senator wrote Tuesday to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking that his government facilitate Kanter’s safe passage to and from Canada if the Blazers advance to the title series.
Canes switch netminders.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The Carolina Hurricanes have switched starting goaltenders for Game 3 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins.
Curtis McElhinney is between the pipes for the first time in the series after Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk) surrendered six goals on 25 shots in Sunday’s 6-2 loss to Boston. McElhinney won the last three games of Carolina’s second-round series with the Islanders after replacing Mrazek in the second period of Game 2.
Mrazek suffered a lower-body injury during the Islander series.
Beckham practices with Browns
UNDATED (AP) _ Odell Beckham Jr. is finally practicing with the Browns. The star wide receiver reported to the team’s headquarters Monday and was on the field Tuesday with his teammates for the first organized team activity practice.
Beckham skipped Cleveland’s voluntary workout program last month, and his absence drew criticism and highlighted the perception he’s selfish.
The three-time Pro Bowler was acquired in a blockbuster trade from the Giants in March.
In other NFL news:
_ The Giants have signed free agent right guard Mike Remmers. The 30-year-old Remmers has has started all 71 regular-season and postseason games in which he’s played the previous five seasons. Remmers spent the previous two years with the Vikings, starting all 16 games in 2018 at right guard.
_ The Vikings have signed center Garrett Bradbury, who was drafted with the 18th overall pick in the first round. The Vikings also confirmed they restructured the contract of linebacker Eric Kendricks for salary cap compliance.
_ A prosecutor in Loudon (LOW’-duhn) County, Virginia, has confirmed to The Associated Press that the case against Redskins safety Montae Nicholson has been dismissed. Nicholson was arrested Dec. 18 and charged with assault and battery and being drunk in public after a fight at a restaurant and retail complex.
Former USC coach pleads guilty in admissions scheme
BOSTON (AP) _ A former University of Southern California assistant soccer coach has switched her plea to guilty in the college admissions scam.
Laura Janke has admitted to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Janke has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and could be called to testify against others. That includes Loughlin and Giannulli, who have pleaded not guilty.
TIGER WOODS LAWSUIT
Lawsuit blames Tiger Woods for drunken driver’s death
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ The parents of a drunken driver who died in a car crash last year are suing Tiger Woods. They blame the golfer and his girlfriend for allowing their son to drive home from their Florida restaurant while intoxicated.
The wrongful death lawsuit filed Monday says Nicholas Immesberger was served excessive amounts of alcohol before the Dec. 10 car crash.
Immesberger worked at The Woods restaurant in Jupiter that Woods owns and where Tiger’s girlfriend, Erica Herman, is general manager.