Sports Report: UAlbany Faces Stony Brook In America East Championship
In men’s college basketball in the America East, No. 1 UAlbany beat No.4 New Hampshire 60-58 and will go on to face No. 3 Stony Brook after its victory over No. 2 Vermont 79-77.
In the MAAC tournament, No. 1 Iona will face No. 3 Manhattan tonight at 9 p.m. No. 1 Iona beat No. 4 Monmouth 95-77 for the title spot and No. 3 Manhattan defeated No. 7 St. Peter’s 65-48.
In women’s college basketball in the America East, No. 2 UAlbany advanced to the title game after crushing No. 6 UMBC 66-37. In an upset No. 5 Hartford bested No. 1 Maine 65-54. The championship game is on Friday at 4:30 in Albany.
In the MAAC tournament, No. 1 Quinnipiac will see No. 2 Marist today at 4:30 p.m. No. 1 Quinnipiac bested No. 5 Siena 64-47 for the title spot and No. 2 Marist topped No. 3 Fairfield 67-50.
Meanwhile, No. 1 UConn moved into the finals of the American Athletic Conference after a 106-56 rout of East Carolina. The Huskies will face No. 2 USF tonight at 7:00 p.m.
In ECAC men’s hockey, No. 9 Rensselaer beat No. 8 Clarkson and will face No. 2 St. Lawrence and No. 10 Union bested No. 7 Cornell and will play No. 1 Quinnipiac next in a best-of-three series.
In the NBA, Orlando beat Boston 103-98, Utah bested Brooklyn 95-88, Oklahoma City topped Toronto 108-104 with Russell Westbrook’s fifth triple-double in six games, Dallas beat the Lakers 100-93, Golden State won against the Clippers 106-98, San Antonio defeated Chicago 116-1015, and it was Charlotte over Detroit 108-101.
Over on the ice, the Rangers topped Chicago in overtime 1-0, Boston beat Detroit 5-3, New Jersey bested Philadelphia 5-2, Ottawa skated by Calgary in a shootout 5-4, Carolina won against Edmonton 7-4, and it was Colorado over Minnesota 3-2.
Dustin Johnson earned his ninth PGA victory and moved to No. 6 in the world by capturing the Cadillac Championship at Doral. Johnson was flawless on the back nine en route to a 9-under total and a one stroke victory over J.B. Holmes, who stumbled in the final round. Holmes lost a five-shot lead and closed with a 75.
The Philadelphia Eagles have made up for the loss of running back LeSean McCoy and added depth to their secondary.
Two people familiar with the moves say five-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore and cornerback Byron Maxwell have agreed to contracts with the Eagles. The deal can't be announced until the NFL's new season begins on Tuesday at 4 p.m. EDT.
Gore leaves the San Francisco 49ers as the franchise's all-time leading rusher after 10 seasons. Maxwell started 17 games for the Seattle Seahawks over the last two seasons and played opposite All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.
Media reports that New England Patriots have agreed to re-sign defensive back Devin McCourty to a 5-year $47.5 million deal.
Running back Chris Johnson and another passenger were shot in the shoulder, and the driver of the vehicle was killed while stopped at a traffic light in Orlando Saturday night. Johnson and the other passenger, Reggie Johnson, were in stable condition at a hospital Sunday.
Sheriff's deputies say another vehicle pulled up to the Jeep the men were in and opened fire. The Jeep's driver, Dreekius Oricko Johnson, was killed.
Johnson is expected to make a full recovery. He spent last season with the New York Jets and becomes a free agent on Tuesday.
In baseball spring training, the Yankees beat Washington 3-2, Boston doubled up the Mets 6-3, Philadelphia beat Tampa Bay 5-4, Atlanta tied Houston 2-2 in 10 innings, Minnesota edged Baltimore 2-1, Houston bested Detroit 14-9, St. Louis topped Miami 5-2, Pittsburgh blanked Toronto 1-0, Arizona blasted San Francisco 12-2, the White Sox won against Oakland 10-4, Texas beat Cleveland 8-7, Colorado bested San Diego 7-5, the Dodgers slid past Milwaukee 4-3, Cincinnati crushed Seattle 10-1, Texas beat the Cubs 6-4, Kansas City won against the Angels 6-4, and it was Arizona over San Francisco 10-5.
Defending NASCAR champion Kevin Harvick picked up his first victory of the season following back-to-back runner-up finishes. He led 142 of the 267 laps in beating Martin Truex Jr. at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Harvick has six consecutive top-two finishes dating to last season.
American Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup Super-G race to regain the lead in the discipline with one race remaining on the World Cup schedule. Vonn is chasing her fifth Super-G World Cup title and stretched her record with a 23rd race win in the event.
She now has a record 65 career World Cup victories after putting together a winning time of 1 minute, 16.65 seconds in sunny conditions.
There won't be a Davis Cup victory for the U.S. this year. The Americans were eliminated by Britain when Andy Murray beat John Isner in straight sets to give the Brits an unassailable 3-1 lead on the final day of competition. The fifth-ranked Murray overcame a wobbly start in the first reverse singles to win 7-6, 6-3, 7-6 in Glasgow, Scotland, and clinch a first-round victory over the Americans for the second straight year.
Britain will host France in the quarterfinals on July 17-19.
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