Thursday State Sports Summary
Thu, 20 May 2021 06:04:05 EDT


THE TIGERS COMPLETE A THREE-GAME SWEEP OF THE MARINERS, WITH A 6
TO 2 WIN LAST NIGHT IN SEATTLE. TARIK (RHYMES WITH 'DEREK') SKUBAL
(SKOO-BULL) EARNS HIS FIRST OF THE SEASON, AFTER LIMITING THE
MARINERS TO JUST TWO RUNS - WHILE STRIKING OUT A SEASON-HIGH 9
HITTERS - OVER FIVE INNINGS……


MEANWHILE, COREY KLUBER THROWS THE SIXTH NO-HITTER OF THE
SEASON IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL………..IN THE NEW YORK YANKEES’ 2 -
NOTHING WIN LAST NIGHT OVER THE TEXAS RANGERS. THE RECORD FOR
NO-HITTERS IN A SINGLE SEASON IS 7 - WHICH WAS ACCOMPLISHED FOUR
TIMES…..MOST RECENTLY, IN 2015…….


ACCORDING TO CBS SPORTS’ COLLEGE FOOTBALL WRITER DENNIS
DODD…….MATT CAMPBELL REPORTEDLY TURNED DOWN AN 8-YEAR, $68-
AND-A-HALF MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT EARLIER THIS YEAR TO BECOME
HEAD COACH OF THE LIONS……..PREFERRING TO STAY INSTEAD AS THE
HEAD COACH AT IOWA STATE………


FINALS FROM THE STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS LAST NIGHT: COLORADO BEATS
ST. LOUIS, 6 TO 3; WINNIPEG DEFEATS EDMONTON, 4 TO 1; CAROLINA SHUTS
OUT NASHVILLE, 3 TO NOTHING; BOSTON NEEDED TWO OVERTIME TO BEAT
WASHINGTON, 4 TO 3……..


OVER IN THE NBA’S PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT LAST NIGHT: THE LAKERS EDGED
PAST GOLDEN STATE, 103 TO 100; MEMPHIS DEFEATS SAN ANTONIO, 100 TO
96………


RORY McILROY HAS EMERGED AS THE FAVORITE TO WIN THE PGA
CHAMPIONSHIP……..WHICH BEGINS LATER THIS MORNING IN SOUTH
CAROLINA. 2014 - BY THE WAY - WAS THE LAST TIME THE 32-YEAR OLD
McILROY WON A MAJOR ON THE PGA TOUR…….


ACCORDING TO REUTERS…….A GROUP OF 6,000 DOCTORS - BASED IN
TOKYO - ARE CALLING FOR THE I.O.C. TO CANCEL THIS YEAR’S OLYMPICS
GAMES…..WHICH ARE SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN JUST TWO MONTHS. THE
REASONS: A RECENT SURGE IN NEW COVID-19 CASES IN JAPAN AND THE
FACT THAT ONLY 2% OF THAT COUNTRY’S POPULATION HAVE BEEN FULLY
VACCINATED AGAINST THE VIRUS…





   

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