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Xander Schauffele shoots 63 to take 5-shot lead at Travelers

Xander Schauffele watches his shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Xander Schauffele shot his second straight 7-under 63 on Friday to take a five-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship

Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche with Mikhail Sergachev (98) and Steven Stamkos (91) during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5

Lindor homers, knocks in 4 as Mets top Marlins 5-3

New York Mets' Francisco Lindor scores on a solo home run, next to Miami Marlins catcher Jacob Stallings during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 24, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Francisco Lindor homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-3

Chun shoots 69 to lead by 6 at Women's PGA Championship

In Gee Chun, of South Korea, tees off on the 18th hole during the second round in the Women's PGA Championship golf tournament at Congressional Country Club, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

In Gee Chun shot a 3-under 69 to lead by six strokes after the second round of the Women’s PGA Championship

Emotional Freeman given ovation, ring in return to Atlanta

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman, left, reacts as he is presented his World Series championship ring by Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker before a baseball game Friday, June 24, 2022m in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Freddie Freeman wasn't prepared for the flood of feelings that came in his anticipated return to Atlanta as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Ryder Cup redux: Harrington leads Stricker in U.S. Senior Open

Steve Strickler tees off on No. 16 during the first round of the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. (Rick Kintzel/The Morning Call via AP)

Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker are going at it again

Clifford to return as head coach of the Hornets

In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford points during the second half of a game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

A person familiar with the situation says Steve Clifford has agreed to a multiyear contract to return as head coach of the Charlotte Hornets

Kvitova advances at Eastbourne, sets up final vs. Ostapenko

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns the ball to Brazil's Beatriz Haddad Maia during their semifinal match, at the Rothesay International Eastbourne tennis tournament, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England, Friday June 24, 2022. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has advanced to her first grass-court final in four years by beating Beatriz Haddad Maia 7-6 (5), 6-4 at Eastbourne

Serena Williams practices on Centre Court; 1st foe No. 113

Serena Williams practices on Centre Court ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in London, Friday June 24, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

Serena Williams has held a practice session on Centre Court and will begin her Wimbledon comeback by facing Harmony Tan

Verlander pitches Astros to 3-1 win over Yankees

Houston Astros' Justin Verlander pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, June 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Justin Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Yankees 3-1 to stop New York’s 15-game home winning streak

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Lindor homers, knocks in 4 as Mets top Marlins 5-3

New York Mets' Francisco Lindor scores on a solo home run, next to Miami Marlins catcher Jacob Stallings during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, June 24, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Francisco Lindor homered, doubled and drove in four runs to lead the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 5-3

Emotional Freeman given ovation, ring in return to Atlanta

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman, left, reacts as he is presented his World Series championship ring by Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker before a baseball game Friday, June 24, 2022m in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Freddie Freeman wasn't prepared for the flood of feelings that came in his anticipated return to Atlanta as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Verlander pitches Astros to 3-1 win over Yankees

Houston Astros' Justin Verlander pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, June 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Justin Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Yankees 3-1 to stop New York’s 15-game home winning streak

PRO HOCKEY

Lightning win Game 5, deny Avs chance to take Stanley Cup

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates a goal against the Colorado Avalanche with Mikhail Sergachev (98) and Steven Stamkos (91) during the third period in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Friday, June 24, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado’s party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5

Avalanche a win away from dethroning two-time champ Lightning

Colorado center Nazem Kadri is congratulated by teammates after his overtime goal against Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy in Game 4 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. Colorado won, 3-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

The Colorado Avalanche are one win away from their third Stanley Cup title since relocating to Denver in 1995-96

NHL officiating back under microscope in Stanley Cup Final

Colorado center Nazem Kadri shoots the puck past Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy for a goal during overtime of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday in Tampa, Fla. Colorado won, 3-2, to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

The spotlight is on officiating again in the NHL playoffs for all the wrong reasons

CT SUN

Liberty use 3-pointers to outlast Sun 81-77

Liberty center Stefanie Dolson (31) and forward Natasha Howard (6) force a jump ball call on Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) during the first half of Wednesday night's WNBA game at Mohegan Sun Arena. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The New York Liberty made 10 3-pointers in the first half to go ahead to stay in their 81-77 win over the Connecticut Sun on Wednesday night.

Sun's Jones selected and Griner chosen as honorary WNBA All-Star starter

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones (35) was selected to start in her fourth WNBA All-Star Game on Wednesday. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Brittney Griner will have a place at the WNBA All-Star Game

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Serena Williams practices on Centre Court; 1st foe No. 113

Serena Williams practices on Centre Court ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championship at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in London, Friday June 24, 2022. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

Serena Williams has held a practice session on Centre Court and will begin her Wimbledon comeback by facing Harmony Tan

Verlander pitches Astros to 3-1 win over Yankees

Houston Astros' Justin Verlander pitches during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, June 24, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Justin Verlander pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Yankees 3-1 to stop New York’s 15-game home winning streak

Arroyo has three RBIs in return, Red Sox beat Guardians 6-3

Boston Red Sox's Christian Arroyo hits a two-run home run against the Cleveland Guardians during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, June 24, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Christian Arroyo hit a two-run homer in the seventh and had three RBIs in his return from the COVID-19 injured list, powering the red-hot Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Guardians

Judge, Yankees agree to $19 million deal, avoid hearing

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge gestures to teammates after hitting a single to drive in the winning run during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Houston Astros on Thursday, June 23, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Slugger Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees agreed to a $19 million, one-year contrtact, avoiding an arbitration hearing

Celtics look to future with selection of Alabama freshman at No. 53

Alabama guard JD Davison (3), taken by the Celtics with the No. 53 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft, drives around Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. (2) during the SEC tournament on March 10 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Celtics take Alabama freshman point guard with 53rd pick

McIlroy, Poston share Travelers lead at 8-under 62

Rory McIlroy reacts after making a putt on the 12th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship on Thursday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rory McIlroy fought off a sinus bug to shoot an 8-under 62 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with J

MLB roundup

The Braves' Dansby Swanson gets a chest bump in the dugout from Orlando Arcia after after hitting a lead-off home run in the first inning of Thursday's game against San Francisco in Atlanta. Swanson homered twice in the Braves 7-6 win. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Dansby Swanson hit two home runs and the Atlanta Braves built a big lead early before holding off the San Francisco Giants 7-6 for their 18th win in 21 games this month

Celtics look to future, draft Alabama's Davison at No. 53

The Celtics selected for the future by drafting former Alabama wing player JD Davison in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night.

ON THE AIR

Australian Rules Football

5 a.m., FS1 — Premiership: St. Kilda Saints at Sydney Swans.

1 a.m. (Sunday), FS2 — Premiership: Greater Western Sydney Giants at Collingwood Magpies.

Auto Racing

Noon, USA — NASCAR Xfinity Tennessee Lottery 250 qualifying from Nashville.

1 p.m., USA — NASCAR Cup Ally 400 qualifying from Nashville.

3:30 p.m., USA — NASCAR Xfinity Tennessee Lottery 250 from Nashville.

6 p.m., FS2 — MotoAmerica Superbike from Shelton, Wash.

8 p.m., Ch. 3 — SRX Series from South Boston, Va.

Baseball

1 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Houston Astros at New York Yankees.

4 p.m., WCCT, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins.

4 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Washington Nationals at Texas Rangers.

6 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Boston Red Sox at Cleveland Guardians.

7 p.m., Ch. 61 — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves.

7 p.m., ESPN — NCAA: Mississippi vs. Oklahoma in College World Series Finals Game 1 from Omaha, Neb.

10 p.m., FS1 — MLB: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels.

Basketball

1 p.m., Ch. 3 — Big3 from Chicago.

8 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Phoenix Mercury at Dallas Wings.

10 p.m., NBA TV — WNBA: Washington Mystics at Las Vegas Aces.

Fishing

10 a.m., CBSSN — Sport Fishing Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic from Miramar Beach, Fla.

Football

3 p.m., Ch. 61 — USFL playoffs: Philadelphia Stars vs. New Jersey Generals from Canton, Ohio.

8 p.m., Ch. 30 — USFL playoffs: New Orleans Breakers vs. Birmingham Stallions from Canton, Ohio.

10 p.m., ESPN2 — CFL: Toronto Argonauts at British Columbia Lions.

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: BMW International Open from Munich.

1 p.m., Ch. 30 — LPGA: Women's PGA Championship from Bethesda, Md.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: The Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

3 p.m., Ch. 3 — PGA: The Travelers Championship from Cromwell.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — Champions: U.S. Senior Open from Bethlehem, Pa.

Hockey

4 p.m., NHL Network — Memorial Cup: Shawinigan at Saint John from New Brunswick.

5 p.m., CBSSN — 3Ice from Denver.

Horse Racing

12:30 p.m., FS1 — Racing from New York.

4 p.m., FS2 — Racing from New York.

Mixed Martial Arts

7 p.m., ESPN2 — UFC Fight Night preliminaries from Las Vegas.

10 p.m., ESPN — UFC Fight Night: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot in a lightweight bout from Las Vegas.

Rugby

Noon, Ch. 61 — MLR playoffs: Seattle Seawolves at Rugby New York in final.

Soccer

1 p.m., ESPN — USL: Louisville City FC at Hartford Athletic.

3 p.m., Ch. 8 — MLS: Sporting Kansas City at Seattle Sounders.

5 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Nashville SC at D.C. United.

7:30 p.m., FS1 — Women's exhibition: Colombia at United States from Denver.

Softball

7 p.m., ESPNU — Athletes Unlimited from San Diego.

Tennis

7:30 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP Mallorca Championships from Spain; Bad Homburg Open from Germany; Eastbourne International from Great Britain.

Track & Field

4 p.m., Ch. 30 — U.S. Outdoor Championships from Eugene, Ore.