Update on the latest sports
Oakland ready to again celebrate NBA champion Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight year, throngs of Oakland fans will get to celebrate the Golden State Warriors with a parade for a team some are calling a basketball dynasty.
Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to line downtown Oakland streets Tuesday to cheer the Warriors winning their third NBA title in four years.
The NBA champions have gone back-to-back, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 on Friday night to finish off a sweep of these NBA Finals in the fourth consecutive meeting between those clubs.
City streets have been lined with gold and blue banners along the parade route and shop and restaurant owners say they are getting ready to open their businesses during the big celebration.
Officials say as many as 1 million fans are expected to attend.
Washington honors Stanley Cup-champion Capitals with parade
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Stanley Cup-champion Capitals will celebrate the city’s first major four pro sports championship in 26 years with a parade down Constitution Avenue this morning.
It’s the first sports parade in Washington since the NFL’s Redskins in 1992. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and his teammates will travel from 17th to 7th on Constitution to a rally on the National Mall by the afternoon.
They’ll be joined by four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the D.C. Air National Guard who will perform a flyover about 25 minutes in. Season-ticket holders who have remained from the team’s eight-win inaugural season in 1974-75, high school marching bands and the D.C. fire department pipes and drums will be among those participating in the parade.
Harper, Nats visit Yankees; Colon seeks record
UNDATED (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals visit Yankee Stadium for the opener of a two-game interleague series between World Series contenders. With the Nationals playing the first of five straight games in American League parks where they’ll need a designated hitter, it’s possible Daniel Murphy (right knee surgery) could make his season debut. The second baseman rejoined the team Sunday, taking batting practice and fielding grounders. He planned to accompany the Nationals to New York.
Bartolo Colon (3-3, 4.16 ERA) pitches for the Texas Rangers at Dodger Stadium. The 45-year-old righty is tied with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most wins by a Dominican-born pitcher at 243.
Milwaukee right-hander Chase Anderson could use some run support against the Cubs. Anderson has a 2.79 ERA over his last three starts vs. Chicago but the Brewers have been shut out each time, outscored by a combined 9-0. Anderson (4-5) hopes the bats get going when he faces Tyler Chatwood (3-4) in the second of a three-game series between the top two teams in the NL Central.
Hoping to energize a sagging lineup, the Mets will have a new starter at first base when they begin a 10-game road trip in Atlanta. The team released 36-year-old Adrian Gonzalez, a five-time All-Star, after Sunday night’s 2-0 victory over the Yankees. Touted prospect Dominic Smith will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, and New York could also play outfielders Jay Bruce and Jose Bautista at first. Smith, who turns 23 this week, was batting .260 with two homers and 25 RBIs at Las Vegas. Drafted 11th overall out of high school in 2013, he scuffled in the majors as a rookie last season, hitting .198 with nine homers, 26 RBIs and a .658 OPS in 49 games.
White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte as he works his way back from a strained right hamstring. General manager Rick Hahn said the 2017 All-Star will need at least seven to 10 days before he is activated. Garcia hasn’t played since April 23. He is batting .233 with four RBIs in 18 games after hitting .330 with 80 RBIs last year.
There’s a full slate of action in Major League Baseball this evening. Here’s the complete schedule:
Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Washington at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
Colorado at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.
San Francisco at Miami, 7:10 p.m.
Minnesota at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.
Cincinnati at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m.
San Diego at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.
Houston at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.
Texas at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.