Sports: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Nats Nip Braves, O’s Double Up Twins, Wizards Eliminated

Yan Gomes’ home run in the 8th inning was the difference in the Washington Nationals’ 5-3 win over Atlanta last night. Juan Soto also went deep for the Nats, who won their second straight against the Braves. The two teams play the getaway game of the series today, starting at 11:50 am, on Sports Radio 1450.

In other Nationals’ news, the club has placed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10 day injured list, due to a strained neck.

The Baltimore Orioles also won their second straight, beating the Twins 6-3 last night at Camden Yards. Ryan Mountcastle led the O’s attack with 2 hits and 3 RBI. The Birds are off today before starting a weekend series with the Indians tomorrow.

The Philadelphia 76ers pulled away from the Washington Wizards in the second half and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs with a 129-112 win last night. The Wizards, who were eliminated 4 games to 1, got a combined 56 points from Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook.

And, Serena Williams was among the winners on Day 4 of the French Open Tennis Tournament.

Sports: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Cavs Hold Off Wake, Hokies Fall At Louisville, Beal Scores 60 In Wiz Loss

In college basketball, number-22 Virginia outlasted Wake Forest last night in an ACC matchup, 70-61. A stifling Cavalier defense held the Demon Deacons to just 22 second-half points as UVA overcame a 5-point halftime deficit. Forward Sam Hauser led a balanced Virginia attack with 16. The Cavs improved to 6-2 with the win.

Meanwhile, 19th ranked Virginia Tech was nipped by Louisville 73-71. The Hokies raced to an 11-0 lead before the Cardinals climbed back for the eventual win. Jalen Cone poured in 23 for Tech, who fell to 8-2 on the season.

Bradley Beal’s 60 points were not enough, as the Washington Wizards lost a wild game to the Philadelphia 76ers, 141-136. The 60 points by Beal tied a franchise record, set by Gibert Arenas in 2006. Russell Westbrook added 20 for Washington, who fell to 2-6.

And, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has declared for the NFL Draft. The 21 year-old junior is expected to be taken by Jacksonville.