Celtics win Game 1 ... Caps beat Tampa Bay Lightning ... Reaching new heights
BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point, first-quarter lead and scorched the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Game 2 is Tuesday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Capitals scored in the opening minute of the game and twice in the last 1:02 of the second period to pull away to a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday night and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Lars Eller each had a goal and two assists. Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist apiece.
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball has warned Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs against wearing black cleats. Zobrist posted a letter from the league office on Instagram saying the cleats he wore May 2 against Colorado violated the collective bargaining agreement. MLB says they must be at least 51 percent blue — the Cubs’ color — and warned he could be fined and disciplined if he doesn’t comply. Zobrist wrote he has worn black cleats for day games at Wrigley Field the past two years to honor the game’s past.
BERLIN (AP) — German officials have called on the global soccer federation FIFA to intervene after a journalist who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. German lawmaker Dagmar Freitag, who chairs the sports committee in parliament, says the cancellation of Hajo Seppelt’s visa was “not just completely unjustified, but pretty scandalous.”
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest today, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time. An expedition organizer says Australian climber Steve Plain scaled Everest 117 days after beginning his mission in Antarctica. Plain, who is 36, climbed Mount Vinson in Antarctica Jan. 16. He followed that with Mount Aconcagua in South America, Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount Carstensz Pyramid in Papua New Guinea, Mount Elbrus in Europe and Denali in North America.