The Chico State Wildcats finally break their longest conference losing streak in modern history. It had been 22 days since the Wildcats had won a conference game hitting a collective slump that saw the team drop 12 straight conference and dropping from 3rd to 10th in the CCAA.
Sunday the Wildcats roughed up one of the best pitchers in the CCAA in San Bernardino's Austyn Coleman Chico scored 6 runs on 8 hits over 4 innings against Coleman led by Elijah Jackson's 4 hit game. Jackson went 10-for-15 in the series raising his season batting average nearly 100 points to .319. Reserve outfielder Andrew Crane went 2-for-3 with a home run and 5 RBI's and Dylan Day pitched 5 innings allowing only one run.
With the win the Cats are 16-21 overall and 10-17 in the CCAA. While mathematically alive for the CCAA tournament....Chico may need to win their final eight games and get some help to get in the postseason.
The Chico State Softball team is only one game out of the final CCAA tournament spot. They will travel to Cal State East Bay for a four game series.....while the team they are chasing SF State heads to 2nd place San Bernardino. Chico split their four game series with SF this weekend at home remaining one game back of the playoff spot.
he Butte College Baseball team takes two of three from Lassen over the weekend.....winning on Friday 20-3.....but dropped game one of DH 9-7.....while bouncing back in game two winning 9-7. Butte is now 32-5 overall and 20-3 in GVC.....they take on Feather River this Thursday and Friday to wrap up the regular season....Thursday's game is a home game at 2pm.
The Butte College Softball team finishes their regular season with two blowout wins over the College of the Siskiyous. The Roadrunners move to 30-9 overall and 17-3 in the GVC with a 12-0 and 9-1 wins.....the Roadrunner women had a tough start to the
weekend dropping a pair of games on the road against Feather River 6-4 and 6-5.
Playoffs are next......
The Warriors used a big third quarter to even their opening round playoff series with the Kings. The team sunk 37 points coming out of halftime in a 126-125 victory in San Francisco. Steph Curry led Golden State with 32 points while Klay Thompson sunk 26 of his own. Draymond Green came back from suspension and tallied a double-double on 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. De'Aaron Fox scored 38 points for Sacramento and was one rebound shy of a double-double. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 heading back to Sacramento. Game Five tips off Wednesday night.
The San Francisco Giants had a clutch hit in the bottom of the eighth to beat the New York Mets 5-4 at Oracle Park. Mike Yastrzemski [[ yuh-STREM-skee ]] doubled in Joc Pederson in the frame to put the Giants up for good. Thairo Estrada added a home run in the victory. Scott Alexander earned the win in relief, and Camilo Doval picked up his second save. San Francisco has won its last two games. Francisco Alvarez hit his first home run in the losing effort, and Drew Smith was charged with the loss out of the pen. The Mets are on a two-game losing streak.
Three teams are on the brink of elimination in the NBA playoffs. The Timberwolves avoided a four-game sweep by pulling out a 114-108 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets in Minneapolis. The Knicks edged closer to a series win after defeating the Cavaliers 102-93 to take a 3-1 series lead. The Celtics are in a similar position after knocking off the Atlanta Hawks 129-121 to take a 3-1 lead. The defending NBA champion Warriors responded with another big win, defeating the Sacramento Kings 126-125 to even the series at two games apiece. The NBA playoffs continue today, with the Lakers hosting the Memphis Grizzlies for Game Four and the Milwaukee Bucks visiting the Heat for Game Four. Los Angeles and Miami both lead their respective series 2-1.
(Atlanta, GA) -- The NBA is investigating Hawks guard Dejounte Murray. According to ESPN, Murray appeared to make contact with a referee as he was walking off the court at the end of Atlanta's 129-121 loss to the Boston Celtics. He then turned back and pointed and yelled at someone before exiting the court. The Hawks did not make Murray available for interviews after the game. Murray was fined 20-thousand-dollars, while with the Spurs last season, after he was ejected from a game for throwing a ball off the legs of a referee.
(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Bucks are hoping their star player will be ready for Game Four of the opening round playoff series against the Heat in Miami. Giannis Antetokounmpo [[ ah-dedo-KOON-bo ]] was able to work out individually in Miami on Sunday. However, coach Mike Budenholzer said the team will continue to monitor him and, "See how he wakes up tomorrow." The All-Star forward has missed two straight games after suffering a back contusion in Game One. Milwaukee is down 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
(New York, NY) -- One of the Knicks' top players is still dealing with an injury. Head coach Tom Thibodeau said after New York's Game Four win that forward Julius Randle is still playing through a left ankle injury he suffered at the end of the regular season. Randle did not play the during the fourth quarter of the Knicks' recent victory. The 28-year-old sprained his ankle during a win over the Miami Heat on March 29th, but was able to suit up for Game One of the first round. He was not in the locker room by the time the media was allowed to enter following Sunday's game.
(Green Bay, WI) -- The Packers and Jets are resuming the Aaron Rodgers trade discussions. Ian Rapoport with NFL Media reports the two sides have, "Recently re-engaged, but a deal is not imminent." Rapoport went on to say, "The two sides are at least talking - with hopes a deal can (finally) be done this week." Many believe this Friday was always the deadline as the Jets have two consecutive second-round picks in the draft. One is expected to be used in a deal for Rodgers, but Green Bay has been trying to get a first rounder from New York. Round one of the draft begins Thursday night.
(Undated) -- A pair of Eastern Conference teams are one win away from the next round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Hurricanes edged the Islanders 5-2 in Elmont and are up 3-1 in the best-of-seven series heading back to Raleigh. The Bruins blew out the Panthers 6-2 in Sunrise and also have a chance to advance with Game Five taking place in Boston. Meanwhile out west, the Stars evened their series with the Wild at two games apiece following a 3-2 victory in Minneapolis. The Oilers are also knotted up with the Kings after a 5-4 overtime win in LA. Four games are on the slate today. The Devils hope to even their series at 2-2 against the Rangers in New York while the Lightning are looking to do the same in Tampa against the Maple Leafs. The Jets host the Golden Knights for a chance to go up 3-1 in their series while the Avalanche aim to put a similar stranglehold on the Kraken in Seattle.
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Lincoln Riley and the USC Trojans are adding a major piece to their defensive line. Former Georgia defensive lineman Bear Alexander announced on Sunday that he is transferring to USC. Alexander helped the Bulldogs win the National Championship as a true freshman and finished the season with nine tackles, two sacks and two pass deflections. The defensive lineman entered the portal earlier this month and received offers from Texas, Oregon and several other schools.
(Fresno, CA) -- Oregon State athletic director Scott Barnes is stable and showing signs of improvement after being hospitalized for a "medical event." The university said that Barnes continues to receive care at Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California. Barnes experienced a medical event on Saturday night when attending an awards ceremony in Fresno. He has been able to communicate with family members since being hospitalized. The 60-year-old Barnes has served as Oregon State's AD since 2016.
(Lincoln, AL) -- Kyle Busch is taking home the checkered flag at Talladega in the GEICO 500 from Lincoln. The number-8 car survived a late wreck and won the race under caution during the second overtime. Busch won his second race of the NASCAR Cup Series season, with the first coming at the Pala Casino 400 back in February. Ryan Blaney, Chris Buescher, Chase Briscoe and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top five finishers. The drivers head to Dover for the Wurth 400 next Sunday.
(Avondale, LA) -- Nick Hardy and Davis Riley are celebrating a victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana. The team of Hardy/Riley shot a 65 in the final round of the tournament to finish atop the leaderboard a record 30 under par. It's the first PGA Tour win for both players. Riley earned his first Tour win in his 59th start and Hardy picked up his first victory in his 51st Tour start. The pairing of Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin shot a 63 in round four to finish the tournament second at 28 under par. Beau Hossler and Wyndham Clark finished in third place at 27 under par.
The Warriors used a big third quarter to even their opening round playoff series with the Kings. The team scored 37 points coming out of halftime in a 126-125 victory in San Francisco. Steph Curry led Golden State with 32 points while Klay Thompson sunk 26 of his own. Draymond Green came back from suspension and tallied a double-double on 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. De'Aaron Fox scored 38 points for Sacramento and was one rebound shy of a double-double. The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 heading back to Sacramento. Game Five tips off on Wednesday night.
(San Francisco, CA) -- The Giants had a clutch hit in the bottom of the eighth to beat the New York Mets 5-4 at Oracle Park. Mike Yastrzemski doubled in Joc Pederson in the frame to put the Giants up for good. Thairo Estrada added a home run in the victory. Scott Alexander earned the win in relief, and Camilo Doval picked up his second save. San Francisco improved to 8-and-13. The Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals tonight and send right-hander Alex Cobb to the mound for the series opener.
(Arlington, TX) -- The Athletics dropped their road series finale. Oakland fell 5-2 to the Texas Rangers in Arlington. Kyle Muller was tagged with the loss after giving up four runs in five innings of work. The A's were limited to five hits and struck out 15 times in the loss. Shea Langeliers went deep as Oakland dropped to 4-and-18. The A's have yet to win a series this season. Oakland stays on the road to face the Los Angeles Angels tonight. The team sends left-hander Ken Waldichuk to the hill.
(Sandy, UT) -- The Quakes suffered a loss over the weekend. San Jose fell 3-1 to Real Salt Lake on Saturday at America First Field. Cristian Espinoza scored the lone goal for the Quakes in the 49th minute. San Jose dropped to fifth in the Western Conference with 14 points. The Quakes are set to visit Monterey Bay FC tomorrow night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. The match will be played at Cardinale Stadium in Seaside, California.