May 18, 2024

πŸ“’πŸ“°πŸŽ§ Sports Headlines for Saturday

Posted May 18, 2024 8:17 AM
Sports Headlines and News for Saturday, May 18th, 2024.
Sports Headlines and News for Saturday, May 18th, 2024.

AP Sports Report for May 18th, 2024:

Schauffele leading and Scheffler contending at PGA Championship. It only seemed like a normal day

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) β€” Scottie Scheffler is right in the thick of contention at the PGA Championship. That's the only sliver of normalcy on a day that was beyond belief. The world's No. 1 player was in handcuffs and arrested on charges of assault for not following police instructions. They were investigating a fatal accident. He was trying to get into Valhalla. He was in jail. And then Scheffler shot a 66. Xander Schauffele had a 68 and was leading Collin Morikawa by one shot as the second round was ending. Tiger Woods missed the cut. They were mere footnotes.

Siakam helps Pacers beat Knicks 116-103 in Game 6 to send Eastern Conference semifinals to the limit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) β€” Pascal Siakam scored 25 points and Myles Turner added 17 points to help the Indiana Pacers turned the tables on New York with a 116-103 victory to even the Eastern Conference semifinal at 3-3. The decisive Game 7 will be played Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Indiana outhustled the Knicks after getting dominated on the glass in Game 5 and the difference was obvious as Indiana never trailed in the second half. Jalen Brunson again led the severely short-handed Knicks with 31 points on 11 of 26 shooting. Josh Hart did not finish the game because of abdominal soreness after playing nearly 31 minutes.

Duchene scores winner in 2nd OT, Stars advance to Western Conference final with 2-1 win over Avs

DENVER (AP) β€” Matt Duchene scored at 11:42 of the second overtime after being involved in a play that led to a goal disallowed for goaltender interference in the first OT and the Dallas Stars advanced to the Western Conference final with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6. Duchene, a former draft pick of the Avalanche, secured a loose puck in front of the net and sent it over a sprawled out Alexandar Georgiev. Duchene took off down the ice and slid on his knees in celebration. Dallas advances to face either Edmonton or Vancouver. It's the second straight trip to the conference final for the Stars, who lost last season to eventual Stanley Cup champion Vegas. Jake Oettinger was stellar all night in making 29 saves.

Panthers beat Bruins with late game-winner, advance to Eastern Conference final

BOSTON (AP) β€” Gustav Forsling scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 1:33 left to lead the Florida Panthers to a 2-1 victory and eliminate the Boston Bruins from their second-round playoff series in six games. Bobrovsky stopped 22 shots for the Panthers. They advance to the Eastern Conference finals, where they will face the New York Rangers. Game 1 is on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Anton Lundell scored for the Panthers and also set up the game-winner. The Panthers also knocked the Bruins out of the playoffs after their record-setting regular-season last year. Jeremy Swayman stopped 26 shots for the Bruins. Pavel Zacha scored Boston's only goal.

Scottie Scheffler arrested outside PGA Championship, then returns and climbs leaderboard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) β€” Masters champion Scottie Scheffler was arrested Friday morning on his way to the PGA Championship. Stunning images showed him handcuffed as he was led to a police car. He was arrested for second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and not following police directions. He was booked into jail at 7:28 a.m. He was released and arrived at Valhalla at 9:12 a.m. Police say a pedestrian was hit by a bus on the road leading to Valhalla Golf Club. ESPN says Scheffler drove past a police car and was chased down and cuffed.

Ohtani hits 2-run homer and scores go-ahead run on his special day in LA as Dodgers beat Reds 7-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” Shohei Ohtani slugged a two-run homer and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied after blowing a 3-0 lead to beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3. The Los Angeles city council earlier proclaimed May 17 as Shohei Ohtani Day in the city for as long as the Japanese two-way superstar plays for the Dodgers. He signed a record $700 million, 10-year contract in December. The Dodgers also got home runs from Mookie Betts and Jason Heyward, who had a two-run shot after coming off the injured list earlier in the day. Cincinnati's Stuart Fairchild and Tyler Stephenson went deep.

Paul Skenes puts on dazzling show in 2nd major league start for Pittsburgh Pirates

CHICAGO (AP) β€” This time, Paul Skenes brought his fastball. Not the one he struggled to command during an uneven major league debut. The dazzling one, the triple-digit heat that goes exactly where he wants it to go. The result was the same as it ever was for the big right-hander. Skenes turned in a dominant performance during his second major league start, striking out 11 while pitching six no-hit innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 9-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. He allowed just one baserunner on a full-count walk by Michael Busch in the fifth.

Woods gets stuck in sand, makes two early triples en route to a 77 and will miss the cut at PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) β€” Tiger Woods will miss the cut at the PGA Championship after making two triple-bogeys over his first four holes on the way to a round of 6-over-par 77. Woods finished the two rounds at Valhalla, the site of his 2000 title, at 7 over and left the course tied for 136th place. The top 70 and ties will move to the weekend. When Woods finished his round, he was eight shots behind the projected cut line. This will be the fifth time Woods misses the cut at the PGA, and the first since 2019. It marked his 13th missed cut at a major since he turned pro in 1997.

Getting into Valhalla during the PGA isn't easy on a good day. Then came a perfectly imperfect storm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) β€” The death of a pedestrian and the arrest of golf star Scottie Scheffler have highlighted an uncomfortable week at Valhalla, the home of this year's PGA Championship. PGA Tour golfer Will Zalatoris says he encouraged his parents to skip the tournament because he had concerns about the logistics they faced getting to and from the course. Zalatoris and several other competitors were at a standstill in traffic on their way to the course when they decided it would be easier to walk the rest of the way instead. Zalatoris says some hard questions need to be asked and answered before the PGA considers bringing another major event the Louisville suburbs.

Las Vegas Aces sell out a WNBA-record 15 of 20 home games

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) β€” The Las Vegas Aces have sold out 15 of their 20 home games. It's the most in WNBA history. Las Vegas in March became the first team to sell out its allotment of season tickets. The only games where individual tickets remain at Michelob Ultra Arena are Tuesday against the Phoenix Mercury, Aug. 30 against the Atlanta Dream, Sept. 15 against the Connecticut Sun and Sept. 19 against the Dallas Wings. Tickets also remain for the Sept. 3 game against the Chicago Sky at T-Mobile Arena. The Aces are chasing a third consecutive championship.


Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:



Final Houston 5 Milwaukee 4

Final St. Louis 10 Boston 6

Final Detroit 13 Arizona 0



Final Baltimore 9 Seattle 2

Final N.Y. Yankees 4 Chicago White Sox 2

Final Cleveland 3 Minnesota 2

Final Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 3

Final Kansas City 6 Oakland 2

Final L.A. Angels 9 Texas 3



Final Pittsburgh 9 Chicago Cubs 3

Final Philadelphia 4 Washington 2

Final Miami 8 N.Y. Mets 0

Final San Diego 3 Atlanta 1

Final L.A. Dodgers 7 Cincinnati 3

Final San Francisco 10 Colorado 5



Final Indiana 116 New York 103



Final Florida 2 Boston 1

Final 2OT Dallas 2 Colorado 1



Final Connecticut 84 Washington 77

Final 2OT Minnesota 102 Seattle 93





Milwaukee at Houston 7:10 p.m.

Boston at St. Louis 7:15 p.m.

Detroit at Arizona 8:10 p.m.



Chi White Sox at N-Y Yankees 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Toronto 3:07 p.m.

Seattle at Baltimore 4:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Cleveland 6:10 p.m.

Oakland at Kansas City 7:10 p.m.

L-A Angels at Texas 7:15 p.m.



Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs 2:20 p.m.

Colorado at San Francisco 4:05 p.m.

N-Y Mets at Miami 4:10 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia 6:05 p.m.

San Diego at Atlanta 7:15 p.m.

Cincinnati at L-A Dodgers 9:10 p.m.



Oklahoma City at Dallas 8 p.m.



Vancouver at Edmonton 8 p.m.



Indiana at New York 1 p.m.

Los Angeles at Las Vegas 3 p.m.

Chicago at Dallas 8 p.m.

Atlanta at Phoenix 10 p.m.



Atlanta at Nashville 1:45 p.m.

LA Galaxy at Charlotte FC 7:30 p.m.

St Louis City at Cincinnati 7:30 p.m.

D.C. United at Miami 7:30 p.m.

New York at New York City FC 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at New England 7:30 p.m.

CF MontrΓ©al at Toronto FC 7:30 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City at Austin FC 8:30 p.m.

Columbus at Chicago 8:30 p.m.

FC Dallas at Houston 8:30 p.m.

Portland at Minnesota 8:30 p.m.

Colorado at Real Salt Lake 9:30 p.m.

Orlando City at San Jose 10:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Seattle 10:30 p.m.