Sports Ticker August 26th
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have grabbed a 3-2 lead in their NBA first-round series, while the Denver Nuggets have drawn within three games to two in theirs. Paul George broke out of a scoring slump with a team-high 35 points and Leonard added 32 as the Clippers set a team playoff scoring record in a 154-111 trouncing of Dallas. Jamal Murray scored 33 of his 42 points while playing every minute of the second half to guide the Nuggets to a 117-107 win over Utah.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) has been voted NBA Defensive Player of the Year, finishing ahead of Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis in the balloting. Antetokounmpo is the fifth player to win Defensive Player of the Year and MVP honors in a career, joining Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon (ah-LAH’-zhoo-wahn), David Robinson and Kevin Garnett. The “Greek Freak” also ended the two-year reign of Utah center Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) as Defensive Player of the Year.
UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and Vancouver Canucks have knotted their respective Stanley Cup second-round series at a game apiece. Blake Coleman scored twice and Ondrej Palat (AHN'-dray pah-LAHT') scored 4:40 into overtime to give the Lightning a 4-3 triumph over the Bruins. Bo Horvat scored twice to support Jacob Markstrom's 38-save effort in the Canucks' 5-2 win against Vegas.
CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito (jee-oh-LEE'-toh) has authored the first no-hitter of the year to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh. Erik Gonzalez was the only base-runner against Giolito with a fourth-inning walk, but he also made the final out on a line drive to right fielder Adam Engel. It's the 19th no-hitter in White Sox history.
UNDATED (AP) — Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Oregon tackle Penei Sewell are among 11 players selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America first-team team who will not be playing this fall. Voters considered all Division I players, even those who had already opted out of the season or whose teams had postponed football. Another 12 second-team All-Americans will not be playing in the fall, including Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.