Update on the latest sports
Lightning would advance with win
MIAMI (AP) — The reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning has a commanding 3-games-to-1 lead over the Florida Panthers heading into tonight’s Game 5.
In other playoff action:
— The Vegas Golden Knights could wrap up a first-round victory in their NHL playoff series tonight at home against the Minnesota Wild. Vegas leads 3-games-to-1.
— The Winnipeg Jets could complete a sweep of their series against Edmonton tonight at home.
— The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins are even at two games apiece heading into tonight’s fifth game of their first-round NHL playoff series in Pittsburgh.
— Toronto and Montreal are even at a game apiece, with Game 3 tonight on the Canadiens’ home ice.
Oilers’ Archibald suspended for Game 4 against Winnipeg
NEW YORK (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald has been suspended one game for clipping Winnipeg Jets defenseman Logan Stanley during Game 3 of their first-round series in Winnipeg on Sunday.
The Jets, who were trailing 4-1 at the time, scored on the ensuing power play. Winnipeg scored three goals in a 3:03 span of the third period to force overtime before Nikolaj Ehlers’ second goal of the game gave the Jets a 5-4 comeback victory and a 3-0 series lead.
Archibald will miss Monday night’s Game 4 in Winnipeg.
Bucks, Portland seek second win
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are hoping to go up 2-games-to-none over the Miami Heat tonight in Milwaukee in their NBA playoff series. The Bucks took Game 1, 109-107.
The Denver Nuggets host the Portland Trail Blazers in the second game of their series; Portland took Game 1 on Saturday.
More stadiums, arenas will go to full capacity
UNDATED (AP) — The governor of New Jersey has cleared the way for the Giants and Jets to play games at MetLife Stadium at full capacity for the 2021 NFL season.
Meanwhile, Carolina Panthers president Tom Glick says Bank of America Stadium will open at full capacity for all events this year, including NFL and college games. The Panthers had extremely limited seating last year due to COVID-19.
And the University of Maryland will allow full seating capacity for the 2021-22 season at home games for its sports teams now that coronavirus restrictions have been lifted locally.
TENNIS-US OPEN-ELECTRONIC LINE CALLING
No on-court line judges at US Open
UNDATED (AP) — Novak Djokovic does not need to worry about accidentally hitting a U.S. Open line judge with a tennis ball this year because there won’t be any line judges.
Chair umpires will be the only officials at that tournament’s matches. Hawk-Eye Live electronic line-calling will be used for all courts at the U.S. Open in 2021 and at seven of the nine US Open Series events preceding it.
Last year, the USTA relied on the automatic system for the U.S. Open except for at the two main stadiums, Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong.
During a match at Ashe, Djokovic was defaulted for inadvertently hitting a line judge.
Max Mosley, racing boss who took on UK tabloids, dies at 81
LONDON (AP) — Max Mosley, a former Formula One boss who campaigned to change British media laws, has died at the age of 81.
As president of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA, from 1993-2009, the Oxford University-educated Briton oversaw the stunning global spread of Formula One. But his tenure also included the death of star driver Ayrton Senna in 1994, multiple scandals and furious squabbling within the sport about its astronomic costs and revenue distribution.
His life and the final year of his four terms as FIA president were turned upside down in 2008 when a British tabloid published secretly filmed video of Mosley engaging in sex acts.