In a nutshell: as of 12:05 AM PT Sunday by Hartley Miller


–The New York Islanders blanked the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in the 7th and deciding game. The Islanders advance to the NHL’s Eastern Conference final against the Tampa Bay Lightning starting Monday in Edmonton.

–The Vegas Golden Knights and the Dallas Stars open the Western Conference final tonight (Sunday) at 5:00 (PT) in the Edmonton bubble.


–The Toronto Raptors have tied their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Celtics at two games apiece. The Raptors posted a 100-93 victory on Saturday. Game five will be played Monday (3:30 PM PT).

–The Denver Nuggets beat the LA Clippers 110-101 to tie that series 1-1 with Game three Monday night at 6:00.

–In the NBA today, the Miami Heat, up 3-0, go for a sweep of the Milwaukee Bucks with tip off at 12:30.

–Tonight at 5:30, it is Houston against the LA Lakers with the Rockets ahead 1-0.


–The Boston Red Sox scored twice in the bottom of the 9th to knock off the Toronto Blue Jays 9-8. The (21-18) Jays have lost four of seven, but still lead Detroit and Baltimore by three games for an AL wild card spot. Toronto visits Boston again today (10:35 am PT).