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Syndergaard homers, throws shutout...Harden will play...Ainge has heart attack

May 2, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard (SIHN’-dur-gahrd) has become the first pitcher in 36 years to homer and throw a shutout in a 1-0 victory, lifting the New York Mets over the Cincinnati Reds today. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the previous pitcher to homer in a 1-0 complete-game win was the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Bob Welch against the Reds back on June 17, 1983.

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s James Harden will play in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday despite injuries to both of his eyes after being hit by Draymond Green in Game 2. Harden practiced with the team today as the Rockets prepare to host Golden State for two games after losing the first two in California.

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge (aynj) has had a mild heart attack and is expected to make a full recovery. The team says the 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention in Milwaukee, where the Celtics were facing the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs. Ainge also had a mild heart attack in 2009.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have promoted Kelly McCrimmon to general manager and kept George McPhee as president of hockey operations. McPhee and owner Bill Foley announced the unexpected move amid speculation about other NHL teams being interested in McCrimmon, who had served as McPhee’s top assistant since 2016. That was a year before the franchise made its on-ice debut.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods next week. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says an awards ceremony will be held in the Rose Garden on Monday. Woods overcame personal and professional adversity to win his fifth Masters title last month.