Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish at the Belgian Grand Prix to clinch his 89th career win and move two behind Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record.The world champion was untroubled from pole position, beating his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas by eight seconds and finishing 15 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo was fourth and grabbed an extra point for the fastest lap.Hamilton’s fifth win from seven races also extended his championship lead over Verstappen to 47 points with Bottas drifting back in third. Hamilton is odds-on to win a seventh title to tie Schumacher’s record.NASCAR-JOHNSON’S ENDJimmie Johnson proud of ending NASCAR career with 7 titles August 30, 2020 Associated Press Dallas trails the Los Angeles Clippers 3-2, the same deficit Denver faces against Utah. But the Mavericks appear to be in the tougher predicament. Not only are they playing again without Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs), but they have to slow down a No. 2-seeded Clippers team that crushed them 154-111 in Game 5 on Tuesday.The Nuggets are trying to become the 12th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win a series. It hasn’t happened since the 2016 NBA Finals, when Cleveland beat Denver.Meanwhile, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals is underway between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics. Both teams completed first-round sweeps.NHL PLAYOFFSAvalanche, Stars resume series JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Disgruntled pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue (yah-NEEK’ en-GAH’-kway) is headed north, far away from Jacksonville.A person familiar with the trade says the Jaguars have agreed to send Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings for a second-round draft pick in 2021 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2022. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the deal has not been formally executed with the league.The person said Ngakoue agreed to rework his 2020 salary to get out of Jacksonville. Ngakoue still has to sign his one-year franchise tender with the Jaguars to make the deal happen. He had been the league’s only franchise-tagged player unsigned, opting to turn down an offer that would have guaranteed him $17.8 million this season.US OPEN-CORONAVIRUS-PAIRE OUTAP source: Paire out of US Open after positive COVID-19 test HOUSTON (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars were the last NHL teams to play before players pushed to postpone games to protest racial injustice, and they’ll be the last to resume when they face off in Game 4 of their second-round series Sunday. In Sunday’s other Western Conference semifinal series, Vegas and Vancouver meet in the second half of a back-to-back. The Golden Knights beat the Canucks 3-0 in Game 3 Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the series.The Islanders and the Flyers also have a short turnaround, after New York rallied to beat Philadelphia 3-1 Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.MLB-NEWSA’s announce positive virus test, game vs. Astros postponedcenter_img — The New York Mets have placed struggling pitchers Dellin Betances and Steven Matz on the injured list, one day after they both made appearances against the New York Yankees. Betances landed on the injured list with right lat tightness. Matz was placed on the IL with left shoulder discomfort and will see a doctor Monday to determine the next step. On Saturday Betances threw a wild pitch in the ninth inning that allowed Clint Frazier to score the winning run to give the Yankees a 2-1 win.— The Atlanta Braves have acquired left-hander Tommy Milone from the Baltimore Orioles for two players to be named. The division-leading Braves have struggled to put together a rotation behind Max Fried, who is 5-0 with a 1.35 ERA. Ian Anderson is the only other Atlanta starter to earn a win this season. He pitched one-hit ball over six innings in his major league debut last week. The 33-year-old Milone provides another option, though the Braves are likely to pursue additional help ahead of Monday’s trade deadline.— The San Diego Padres picked up slugger Mitch Moreland in a trade Sunday with Boston. In exchange, the Red Sox acquired a pair of prospects from San Diego, outfielder Jeisson Rosario and infielder Hudson Potts. The Padres are making one move after another in pursuit of their first playoff appearance in 14 years. On Saturday, they bolstered their bullpen by acquiring Trevor Rosenthal in a trade with the Kansas City Royals.NFL-JAGUARS-VIKINGS TRADEAP source: Jaguars trading Ngakoue to Vikings for 2 picks UNDATED (AP) — The Oakland Athletics had a member of their organization test positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s game Sunday against the Houston Astros.The finale of the A’s three-game series at Minute Maid Park was called off less than four hours before it was scheduled to start.The A’s said the team conducted testing and contact tracing for the entire traveling party Sunday morning and would self-isolate in Houston with recommended safety precautions in place.COVID-19 testing has now postponed 38 games. All 30 major league teams played Saturday the same day for the first time since July 26.In other MLB news: NEW YORK (AP) — French tennis player Benoit (ben-WAH’) Paire has tested positive for the coronavirus and was removed from the U.S. Open field, according to a person familiar with the situation.The 31-year-old was seeded 17th and was supposed to face Kamil Majchrzak of Poland in the first round on Tuesday.Contact tracing will now be used to determine who might have been exposed to Paire and needs to be quarantined.The Grand Slam tournament begins Monday, with no spectators allowed as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.F1-BELGIAN GPHamilton wins Belgian GP, now 2 behind Schumacher’s record Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSDallas and Denver try to avoid elimination; Raptors and Celtics start second roundLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — There are two Game 6s on Sunday’s NBA playoff schedule, with Dallas and Denver both facing elimination. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson is reflecting on his legacy after getting knocked out of playoff contention at Daytona International Speedway. Johnson posted a picture on Instagram of his battered No. 48 Chevrolet that was caught up in a late-race wreck. The crash meant his racing career would end without a record-setting eighth Cup Series championship. Johnson wrote that he was proud to end his career with seven titles. Johnson is retiring from full-time Cup competition at the end of this season. His career will be hard to match, let alone top.last_img