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NEW YORK — David Peterson started in the sixth inning with his wife, who was expected to be about to go into labor, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 6-0 despite losing Jeff McNeil to injury. Mets manager Buck Showatler joked Monday morning that New York is on “baby watch” and that Peterson, McNeil and Seth Lugo are all expecting newborns soon. Lugo was placed on the paternity list before the game. Peterson was ready to leave the park when his wife Alex went into labor with the couple’s first child. The call didn’t come, and Peterson covered 5 1/3 innings with a season-high seven strikeouts on 100 pitches.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Colorado Avalanche will be looking to take a comfortable 3-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals tonight when they meet the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series. The game begins at 8 p.m. Eastern.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – Boxing officials struggling to keep their sport in the Olympics have been warned to change their historic rule-breaking culture. Investigator Richard McLaren says there has been “corruption abounded” at the World Boxing Association, formerly known as AIBA, in recent years. He provided the final part of his report, commissioned by the new leadership to win over the IOC. The IOC has long been concerned about boxing’s finances, governance and solid fights. Boxing’s governing body has been banned from organizing bouts at the Tokyo Olympics and the sport is not currently included in the Los Angeles 2028 games.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – Italy’s Thomas Ceccon has set a world record in the men’s 100m backstroke and Katie Ledecky has won gold again at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. Ceccon stunned the competition by timing 51.60 seconds, 0.15 seconds off American Ryan Murphy’s previous record at the 2016 Olympics. It is the Italian’s first world title. With her fourth 1,500 freestyle title alone, Ledecky extended her record haul to 17 titles. Ledecky never looked threatened and finished 14.74 seconds ahead of Katie Grimes. Ledecky hit the water with joy and then hugged her teammate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried nearly a dozen times to call her wife through the American Embassy in Russia on Saturday, marking the couple’s fourth wedding anniversary, but they couldn’t connect because the phone line at the embassy was idle. So says Cherelle Griner, who tells the Associated Press that the couple have not spoken on the phone in four months since Griner was arrested in Russia on drug charges. That was to change on Saturday, when a long-awaited call finally took place. But the day came and went without any contact, leaving a tortured Cherelle Griner wondering what went wrong.