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Red Sox have nine-game winning streak halted by Twins

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, center with helmet, celebrates with his team after driving in the winning run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Max Kepler’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over Boston, stopping a five-game losing streak for the Twins and breaking a nine-game winning string for the Red Sox

MLB roundup

Texas' Jose Trevino, left, and Adolis Garcia celebrate the latter's go-ahead two-run home run off Tampa Bay reliever Cody Reed as catcher Francisco Mejia looks away during the 10th inning of Thursday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Texas won, 6-4. (Steve Nesius/AP Photo)

Adolis Garcia’s first major league homer, a two-run shot in the 10th inning, gave the Texas Rangers a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays

NBA roundup

Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo tries to shoot over Hawks forward Solomon Hill in the first half of Thursday's game in Atlanta. Milwaukee won, 120-109. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109

Nets' Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Brooklyn center LaMarcus Aldridge shoots over Lakers center Andre Drummond during the first half of an April 10 game in New York. (Corey Sipkin/AP Photo)

LaMarcus Aldridge has retired from the NBA after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets

Bruins top Islanders 4-1

Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Taylor Hall scored his first goal for Boston and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots to earn his first victory since February as the Bruins dominated the New York Islanders and won 4-1

Rangers top Devils 4-0

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin (10) scores in the second period against New Jersey Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood (29) during an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 15, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Artemi Panarin had two goals and an assist, Igor Shesterkin got his second straight shutout and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0

NHL roundup

Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) and Buffalo center Cody Eakin vie for the puck during the second period of Thursday's game in Washington. Buffalo won, 5-2. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

Anders Bjork scored his first goal with his new team and added an assist, helping Buffalo spoil Nicklas Backstrom’s 1,000th game in the Sabres' 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals

Memphis running back ready for NFL draft after opting out

Memphis running back Kenneth Gainwell reacts after a first down run during the second half of the Cotton Bowl against Penn State on Dec. 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Gainwell had every intention of playing football with Memphis last fall, going through fall practice. The funeral for an uncle, the fourth member of his family to die of COVID-19, made opting out of the season the best decision for Gainwell. (Roger Steinman/AP Photo)

Kenneth Gainwell had every intention of playing football with the Memphis Tigers, working throughout fall practice

Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett prepares for life after the NFL

Then-Indianapolis quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton watch from the bench during the second half of an Dec. 2, 2019 game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Brissett signed with Miami last month and embraced a No. 2 role behind Tua Tagovailoa, who is being groomed as a potential franchise quarterback. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Jacoby Brissett has experienced everything in the NFL from starting to playing behind Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers

MLS season starts with hopes of returning to normalcy

United forward Josef Martinez gestures towards the crowd after scoring in the second half of an MLS Eastern Conference semifinal match against Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 2019 in Atlanta. Martinez was knocked out of last year's season opener with an ACL injury that required surgeries that kept him out the rest of the season. He's not quite at full strength heading into United's opener, but close. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

Major League Soccer embarks on the 2021 season with a new labor agreement in hand, the return of two big stars, a new team in Austin and lessons learned from an eventful 2020

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Red Sox have nine-game winning streak halted by Twins

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, center with helmet, celebrates with his team after driving in the winning run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Max Kepler’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Minnesota a 4-3 victory over Boston, stopping a five-game losing streak for the Twins and breaking a nine-game winning string for the Red Sox

MLB roundup

Texas' Jose Trevino, left, and Adolis Garcia celebrate the latter's go-ahead two-run home run off Tampa Bay reliever Cody Reed as catcher Francisco Mejia looks away during the 10th inning of Thursday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. Texas won, 6-4. (Steve Nesius/AP Photo)

Adolis Garcia’s first major league homer, a two-run shot in the 10th inning, gave the Texas Rangers a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays

Peterson Ks 10, McCann homers as Mets beat Phils again, 5-1

The Mets' David Peterson delivers a pitch during the first inning of Wednesday's 5-1 win over Philadelphia at Citi Field. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

David Peterson matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in six dominant innings and batterymate James McCann hit his first home run with the Mets, sending New York past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 for its third straight win

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Jets trade QB Sam Darnold to Panthers

In this Jan. 3 file photo New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold rolls out to pass against the New England Patriots in a game in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The New York Jets have traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers

Kraft: Spending spree response to 7-9 record, not Brady win

New England owner Robert Kraft, left, talks to head coach Bill Belichick as their team warms up before a game against the Jets on Oct. 19, 2019 in East Rutherford, N.J. Belichick never was one to spent wildly in free agency. But after watching Tom Brady celebrate another Super Bowl in another city, Belichick and his boss, Kraft, had seen enough. (Adam Hunger/AP Photo)

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft denied that the team’s unprecedented free agent spending spree this offseason was in response to watching Tom Brady win the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay

Analysis: More games, more money, more flexibility for NFL

Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures during the NFL Honors ceremony as part of Super Bowl 55 on Feb. 5 in Tampa, Fla. The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games, as expected, and reducing the preseason to three games. Team owners on Tuesday approved the 17th game, marking the first time in 43 years the regular season has been increased. (Charlie Riedel/AP Photo)

There was never any doubt the NFL would grow its regular-season schedule to 17 games once the labor agreement with the players union was reached a year ago

NFL owners approve 17-game regular season

In this Feb. 5, 2001, file photo, Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures during the NFL Honors ceremony as part of Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The NFL is increasing the regular season to 17 games and reducing the preseason to three games

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NBA roundup

Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo tries to shoot over Hawks forward Solomon Hill in the first half of Thursday's game in Atlanta. Milwaukee won, 120-109. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 15 points in his return to the Milwaukee lineup and got plenty of help from his teammates as the Bucks cooled off the surging Atlanta Hawks 120-109

Nets' Aldridge retires at 35 due to irregular heartbeat

Brooklyn center LaMarcus Aldridge shoots over Lakers center Andre Drummond during the first half of an April 10 game in New York. (Corey Sipkin/AP Photo)

LaMarcus Aldridge has retired from the NBA after saying he experienced an irregular heartbeat during his final game with the Brooklyn Nets

Collier, Kuier taken 1-2 by Dallas Wings in WNBA draft

Texas's Charli Collier shoots over Maryland's Angel Reese during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the Women's NCAA tournament in San Antonio, in this Sunday, March 28, 2021, file photo. The Dallas Wings basically control the WNBA draft on Thursday night, April 15, 2021, with the top two picks and four first-round choices. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

The Dallas Wings chose Charli Collier of Texas and Finnish player Awak Kuier with the first two picks of the WNBA draft

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Bruins top Islanders 4-1

Boston Bruins left wing Taylor Hall (71) celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Taylor Hall scored his first goal for Boston and Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots to earn his first victory since February as the Bruins dominated the New York Islanders and won 4-1

Rangers top Devils 4-0

New York Rangers' Artemi Panarin (10) scores in the second period against New Jersey Devils' Mackenzie Blackwood (29) during an NHL hockey game Thursday, April 15, 2021, in New York. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

Artemi Panarin had two goals and an assist, Igor Shesterkin got his second straight shutout and the New York Rangers beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0

NHL roundup

Capitals defenseman John Carlson (74) and Buffalo center Cody Eakin vie for the puck during the second period of Thursday's game in Washington. Buffalo won, 5-2. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

Anders Bjork scored his first goal with his new team and added an assist, helping Buffalo spoil Nicklas Backstrom’s 1,000th game in the Sabres' 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals

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Sun draft three guards in WNBA Draft, including Baylor's Carrington

Baylor's DiJonai Carrington blocks a shot by UConn's Christyn Williams during the an NCAA Elite Eight game on March 29 in San Antonio. Carrington was selected by the Connecticut Sun with the No. 20 overall pick in Thursday's WNBA Draft.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Connecticut Sun drafted Baylor's DiJonai Carrington, Central Michigan's Micaela Kelly and Aleah Goodman of Oregon State in Thursday night's WNBA Draft.

Sun play the waiting game again

Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller has back-to-back picks in the second round (Nos. 20 and 21) on Thursday night's WNBA Draft. The Sun don't have a No. 1 pick this year dealing it to Phoenix last season in a deal that brought DeWanner Bonner to the Sun. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The Connecticut Sun don't have a first-round pick in the WNBA Draft for the second straight year and will wait until late in the second round Thursday to make back-to-back selections (20th and 21st overall).

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Dolphins QB Jacoby Brissett prepares for life after the NFL

Then-Indianapolis quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton watch from the bench during the second half of an Dec. 2, 2019 game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Brissett signed with Miami last month and embraced a No. 2 role behind Tua Tagovailoa, who is being groomed as a potential franchise quarterback. (Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo)

Jacoby Brissett has experienced everything in the NFL from starting to playing behind Tom Brady, Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers

MLS season starts with hopes of returning to normalcy

United forward Josef Martinez gestures towards the crowd after scoring in the second half of an MLS Eastern Conference semifinal match against Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 2019 in Atlanta. Martinez was knocked out of last year's season opener with an ACL injury that required surgeries that kept him out the rest of the season. He's not quite at full strength heading into United's opener, but close. (John Bazemore/AP Photo)

Major League Soccer embarks on the 2021 season with a new labor agreement in hand, the return of two big stars, a new team in Austin and lessons learned from an eventful 2020

Golf roundup

Cameron Smith watches his drive off the 10th tee during the first round of the RBC Heritage tournament on Thursday in Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Stephen B. Morton/AP Photo)

Cameron Smith birdied the difficult 17th and 18th holes at Harbour Town to shoot a 9-under 62 and take a one-stroke lead over Stewart Cink at the RBC Heritage

Top-ranked Djokovic loses, No. 3 Nadal eases into quarters

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic lost 6-4, 7-5 to Dan Evans in a chilly third round of the Monte Carlo Masters for his first defeat this year

Collier, Kuier taken 1-2 by Dallas Wings in WNBA draft

Texas's Charli Collier shoots over Maryland's Angel Reese during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Sweet 16 round of the Women's NCAA tournament in San Antonio, in this Sunday, March 28, 2021, file photo. The Dallas Wings basically control the WNBA draft on Thursday night, April 15, 2021, with the top two picks and four first-round choices. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

The Dallas Wings chose Charli Collier of Texas and Finnish player Awak Kuier with the first two picks of the WNBA draft

Jaylen Brown scores 40, Celtics beat Lakers 121-113

Boston's Jaylen Brown shoots against the Lakers during the first half of Thursday night's game in Los Angeles. Boston won, 121-113. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo)

The Boston Celtics blew most of a 27-point lead in the fourth quarter before holding on for a 121-113 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers

Peterson Ks 10, McCann homers as Mets beat Phils again, 5-1

The Mets' David Peterson delivers a pitch during the first inning of Wednesday's 5-1 win over Philadelphia at Citi Field. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

David Peterson matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in six dominant innings and batterymate James McCann hit his first home run with the Mets, sending New York past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 for its third straight win

MLB roundup

The Brewers' Corbin Burnes pitches during the first inning of Wednesday's game against the Cubs in Milwaukee. The Brewers won, 7-0. (Morry Gash/AP Photo)

Corbin Burnes struck out 10 in six dominant innings and also delivered a two-run single for his first career RBIs as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-0

ON THE AIR

Auto Racing

4:55 a.m., ESPN2 — Formula One Italian Grand Prix practice from Monza, Italy.

8:25 a.m., ESPNU — Formula One Italian Grand Prix practice from Monza, Italy.

7 p.m., FS1 — NHRA Four-Wide Nationals qualifying from Las Vegas.

4:55 a.m. (Saturday), ESPN2 — Formula One Italian Grand Prix practice from Monza, Italy.

Baseball

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs.

4 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Michigan at Minnesota.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees.

7 p.m., NESN, WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA: Vanderbilt at Tennessee.

8:30 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies.

10 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres.

Basketball

3 p.m., NBA TV — NBA: Indiana Pacers at Utah Jazz.

7 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Philadelphia 76ers.

7:30 p.m., YES2 — NBA: Charlotte Hornets at Brooklyn Nets.

9:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: New York Knicks at Dallas Mavericks.

Figure Skating

6 p.m., NBCSN — World Team Trophy from Osaka, Japan. (taped today)

Golf

7:30 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Austrian Open from Atzenbrugg, Austria.

Noon, Golf Channel — Champions: Chubb Classic from Naples, Fla.

3 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: RBC Heritage from Hilton Head, S.C.

7 p.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: LOTTE Championship from Kapolei, Hawaii.

Gymnastics

1 p.m., ESPN2 — Women: NCAA Championships semifinal from Fort Worth, Texas.

6 p.m., ESPN2 — Women: NCAA Championships semifinal from Fort Worth, Texas.    

Hockey

7 p.m., NESN Plus, MSG Plus — NHL: New York Islanders at Boston Bruins.

Horse Racing

1 p.m., FS2 — Live racing from New York.

Mixed Martial Arts

9 p.m., Showtime — Bellator 257: Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Davis in a light heavyweight bout from Mohegan Sun Arena.

Rugby

4 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at Newcastle Knights.

6 a.m., FS2 — NRL: Sydney Roosters at Melbourne Storm.

1 a.m. (Saturday), NBCSN — Premiership: London Irish at Northampton Saints. (taped today)

Soccer

3 p.m., NBCSN — Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur at Everton.

9:30 p.m., FS1 — MLS: Minnesota United at Seattle Sounders.

Surfing

6:30 p.m., FS2 — WSL: Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic from Sydney.

Tennis

5 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Monte Carlo Masters from Monaco.

1 p.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: MUSC Health Women's Open from Charleston, S.C.