Sports News Summary: Bruins Eliminate Playoff Caps; Grizzlies Stun Top-Seed Jazz to Open Playoffs & More

Here is a summary of current sports information.

SoftBank CEO slams Games as Japan runs to catch up on vaccinations

Japanese tycoon Masayoshi Son warned of the serious dangers surrounding the holding of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where the government on Monday launched a mass vaccination campaign to catch up with other countries and ensure a “safe and secure” Games. In a series of tweets, the influential CEO of SoftBank Group expressed bemusement and concern over the Tokyo Olympics, calling Japan a “vaccine lagger” and claiming that the slow inoculation less than two months before the start of the Games could put people’s lives in danger.

MLB roundup: Julio Urias blows 10 with 3 RBIs as Dodgers sweep Giants away

Julio Urias became the first pitcher in more than two years to lead in three runs and knock out 10 batters in one game and Gavin Lux added his second grand slam in six days as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-point demolition. host days. San Francisco Giants with an 11-5 win on Sunday. The final victory pushed the Dodgers past the Giants in the National Western League standings after San Francisco overtook the defending champions on April 30. Urias (7-1) had six innings, allowing two runs and three hits. He crossed out 10 and was not allowed to walk.

Soccer-Liverpool and Chelsea occupy top four places as Leicester collapse

Liverpool and Chelsea clinched the last two Champions League places, but Leicester City failed to make the top-four for the second season in a row on a grueling final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. Liverpool avoided any drama by beating Crystal Palace 2-0 to finish in third place – a silver lining for a difficult season in which their title defense collapsed.

Tennis-confident Tsitsipas heads to Paris with ‘best’ slam preparation

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas is brimming with confidence and will travel to Roland Garros this week with his best Grand Slam preparation after clinching his seventh ATP Tour title in Lyon on Sunday. Basking in the glow of his first ATP Masters 1000 title last month in Monte Carlo, the 22-year-old added the Lyon crown for his second title in 2021 and leads the 2021 season with the most wins at 33 years.

NHL roundup: Bruins knock out playoff caps

Patrice Bergeron scored twice as teammate David Pastrnak added a goal and assist while goaltender Tuukka Rask made 40 saves as the visiting Boston Bruins won their East Division first-round playoff series with a 3-1 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 on Sunday night. . The Bruins won the series 4-1 and will await the Pittsburgh Penguins-New York Islanders series winner in the second round. This series is stuck at 2-2, with Game 5 scheduled for Monday night in Pittsburgh.

Australian Olympics skateboarders test positive for COVID in Games setback

A team of Australian skateboarders have been disqualified from an Olympic qualifying event in the United States after three positive COVID-19 tests in their group. Two skateboarders, including Charlotte Heath, 13, and a coach tested positive in the United States, and other squad members were excluded from the qualifying game in Des Moines, Iowa because they were considered close contact with the coach.

Tennis-Shapovalov withdraws from Roland-Garros due to shoulder injury

Canada’s Denis Shapovalov said on Sunday he would not play at Roland Garros due to a lingering shoulder injury. The world number 14 lost to Norwegian Casper Ruud 7-6 (6) 6-4 in the Geneva Open final on Saturday.

Golf-Koepka angry after being ‘stunned’ in gallery frenzy

Brooks Koepka reacted angrily after being shaken by spectators when officials lost control of the gallery on the final hole of the PGA Championship on Sunday. After Koepka and champion, Phil Mickelson had played his shots until the final green, hundreds if not thousands of spectators invaded the fairway in scenes reminiscent of the British Open of an earlier era.

NBA roundup: Grizzlies stun Jazz to open series

Dillon Brooks scored 31 points and Ja Morant added 26 to lead the No.8 seed Memphis Grizzlies to a huge 112-109 victory over the No.1 Utah Jazz Road in Salt Lake City on Sunday night in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. The young Grizzlies fell 14 points behind in the first half, rallied to take a 17-point lead early in the fourth quarter, then held on to win on the field for the first-team lead. series just two days after securing a playoff berth. . As Utah rested, the Grizzlies had to beat San Antonio and Golden State in the new NBA play-in tournament to qualify.

Golf-Fifty and Fabulous: Mickelson defies age to win PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson blocked out distractions and kept his mind calm in front of a noisy gallery to win the PGA Championship by two strokes on Sunday and become golf’s longest-serving winner at the age of 50. shots and remained calm amid suffocating pressure to register a 73 on par 73 at the Ocean Course, holding his cool with Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen breathing down his neck.

(With contributions from agencies.)

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