(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Rockets even series with Warriors at two. Cavaliers square off with Celtics in Game Five tonight. Caps at Lightning for Game Seven tonight. NFL owners make rule changes. Yankees’ Judge passing on Home Run Derby defense.

>>Paul, Harden Lift Rockets To Game Four Win

(Oakland, CA) — The Rockets’ two best players refused to let them lose in a 95-92 win over the Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference finals in Oakland. Chris Paul and James Harden combined for 57 points. Houston overcame Golden State’s 12-0 run to start the game and evened the series at two game apiece. The Rockets host Game Five tomorrow.

>>Cavs At Celtics For Game Five Tonight

(Boston, MA) — The Cavaliers hope to accomplish something no one else has done in the NBA playoffs tonight when they square off with the Celtics in Game Five of the Eastern Conference finals at TD Garden. Boston is 9-and-0 at home, including the first two in this best-of-seven series. The Cavs battled back at home to win Game Three and Four and tie the series at two.

>>Caps At Lighting For Game Seven Tonight

(Tampa, FL) — It’s win or go home tonight for the Capitals and Lightning as they play Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Final in Tampa. The Caps shut out Tampa Bay 3-0 in Game Six Monday in D.C. to even the best-of-seven matchup at three games apiece. Tonight’s winner will advance to play the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final.

>>NFL Owners Approve New Kickoff, Ejection Rules

(Atlanta, GA) — NFL owners are approving new kickoff and ejection rules in an effort to cut down on full-speed collisions. Kickoffs will now be more like punts. In addition to eliminating the wedge-block, any ball that hits the end zone will now be ruled a touchback. Also, any player, regardless of position, who initiates contact with his helmet is subject to ejection after an in-game video review in New York.

>>Yankees’ Judge Won’t Defend HR Derby Crown

(Arlington, TX) — Don’t look for Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge to defend his Home Run Derby title from a season ago. The second-year slugger tells the “New York Post” there is no need to do it. Judge says he won’t give in, even if he’s pressured by Major League Baseball. The Derby will take place Monday, July 16th at Nationals Park in D.C.


MLB National League
Atlanta Braves 3, Philadelphia Phillies 1
Washington Nationals 2, San Diego Padres 1
Miami Marlins 5, New York Mets 1
Cincinnati Reds 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Milwaukee Brewers 1, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Colorado Rockies 3

MLB American League
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Los Angeles Angels 3
Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 2
Texas Rangers 6, New York Yankees 4
Minnesota Twins 6, Detroit Tigers 0
Chicago White Sox 3, Baltimore Orioles 2
Seattle Mariners 3, Oakland Athletics 2 (10 INN)

MLB Interleague
Cleveland Indians 10, Chicago Cubs 1
Houston Astros 11, San Francisco Giants 2
Kansas City Royals 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1

NBA Playoffs
Houston Rockets 95, Golden State Warriors 92
(Best-of-seven West Finals tied, 2-2)

NHL Playoffs
No Games Scheduled

Los Angeles Sparks 87, Indiana Fever 70
Washington Mystics 75, Las Vegas Aces 70

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
1:10 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Milwaukee Brewers
4:05 p.m. – San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals
7:05 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
7:10 p.m. – Miami Marlins at New York Mets
7:10 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds
10:10 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers

MLB American League
1:10 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins
7:05 p.m. – New York Yankees at Texas Rangers
7:07 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. – Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
8:10 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox
10:05 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics

MLB Interleague
1:15 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at St. Louis Cardinals
2:10 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros
8:05 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Chicago Cubs

NBA Playoffs
8:30 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics
(Best-of-seven East Finals tied, 2-2)

NHL Playoffs
8:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Tampa Bay Lightning
(Best-of-seven East Final tied, 3-3)

12:00 p.m. – Atlanta Dream at Chicago Sky
8:00 p.m. – Dallas Wings at Minnesota Lynx
10:00 p.m. – Seattle Storm at Phoenix Mercury

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