Update on the latest sports


76ers try for first sweep in 36 years…Jazz visit Grizzlies

UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers will try for their first sweep in 36 years when they visit the Washington Wizards Monday night in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series. The Sixers’ 132-103 rout in Game 3 marked the first time they’ve won the first three games in a series since sweeping Milwaukee in the 1985 Eastern Conference semifinals. The Wizards finished the season on a 17-6 run to get into the play-in round but are 1-4 since then.

In Monday’s other playoff game, the top-seeded Utah Jazz will try to take a 3-1 series lead over the Grizzlies in Memphis.


Leafs host Canadiens in Game 7

UNDATED (AP) — Toronto finds itself hosting a Game 7 after failing twice in 48 hours to eliminate the Montreal Canadiens.

The Maple Leafs are 11-1 all time when leading a series 3-1 and 7-1 at home in Game 7s. But they have lost seven straight games where they could have eliminated an opponent, including six since 2018.

While Toronto and Montreal battle to get to the second round, the Boston Bruins host the New York Islanders in Game 2 of their second-round series. Boston won the opener 5-2 on Saturday.


Bettman upholds 8-game suspension on Avs’ Nazem Kadri

DENVER (AP) — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has upheld an eight-game suspension issued to Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri (NAH’-zehm KAH’-dree) following his illegal check to the head of Blues defenseman Justin Faulk in Game 2 of a first-round series against St. Louis.

Bettman heard Kadri’s appeal before announcing his decision Monday.

Kadri missed the last two games of the Blues series and Game 1 of the Avalanche’s second-round series versus Vegas on Sunday night. If the suspension — the sixth of Kadri’s career — is not completed during the playoffs, any remaining games will be served at the beginning of next season.

The 30-year-old Kadri was the only Avalanche player to suit up in all 56 regular-season games. He finished with 11 goals and 21 assists. He also led the team in faceoff wins.


Osaka withdraws

PARIS (AP) — Naomi Osaka is withdrawing from the French Open, saying on Twitter that it’s “the best thing for the tournament” and for her own well-being. The four-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player said in her tweet Monday that by pulling out, “everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris.”

Osaka’s tweet came a day after she was fined $15,000 for skipping the postmatch news conference following her first-round victory. She also got a warning from all four Grand Slam tournaments that she could face stiffer penalties, including disqualification or even suspension, if she continues to avoid the media.

Osaka’s agent, Stuart Duguid, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the world’s No. 2-ranked tennis player would withdraw before her second-round match.

Osaka said she would be taking a break from competition. She also said that she has “suffered long bouts of depression” since the 2018 U.S. Open, which she won by beating Serena Williams in a final filled with controversy.

In other developments on Day 2 at Roland Garros:

— Defending French Open champion Iga Swiatek (shvee-AHN’-tehk) kicked off her campaign to become the first woman since Justine Henin (EH’-nen) in 2007 to defend the French Open title. Playing on her 20th birthday, Swiatek treated herself to a 6-0, 7-5 victory over her best friend on the tennis circuit, Kaja Juvan of Slovenia. It was Swiatek’s eighth consecutive straight-sets win at Roland Garros.

— Roger Federer made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis after 16 months away. Federer’s first match at a major tournament since the 2020 Australian Open ended with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 victory over qualifier Denis Istomin at the French Open. Federer had two operations on his right knee last year. He will turn 40 in August. Federer won the 2009 French Open for one of his 20 Grand Slam titles.

— American Sofia Kenin broke a four-match losing streak on clay by beating 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Kenin is seeded fourth and was the runner-up last year to Iga Swiatek (shvee-AHN’-tehk).

— Daniil Medvedev finally won a match at Roland Garros on his fifth attempt. The second-seeded Russian won 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 over Alexander Bublik. Medvedev had lost in the first round on each of his four previous appearances on the Parisian red clay.

— Italian rising star Jannik Sinner saved a match point in his opening match rallying past Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-1, 4-6, 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4.

— 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo) after losing to 85th-ranked Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 6-7, 7-6, 9-7.

— Former French Open champion Garbiñe Muguruza (GAHR’-been moo-gah-ROO’-thuh) lost her opening match at Roland Garros to 18-year-old Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine, 6-1, 6-4.


Braves star Ozuna granted $20,000 bond on assault charge

UNDATED (AP) — Atlanta Braves star Marcell Ozuna (oh-ZOO’-nuh) has been granted a $20,000 bond on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery against his wife.

Ozuna has been jailed since Saturday, when police officers in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs said they witnessed him attacking his wife, Genesis, while responding to a 911 call.

During his initial appearance in Fulton County Magistrate Court, Ozuna was ordered to have no contact with his wife. Attorneys said the couple is in the process of getting divorced.

In other MLB news:

— The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Trevor Williams on the 10-day injured list, adding another name to their long list of injured players. Williams was scheduled to start Monday against San Diego, but he had an appendectomy Sunday. Kohl Stewart was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Williams’ turn against the Padres. Despite a rash of injuries, the Cubs have won 12 of 16 heading into the series with San Diego. Williams, Jason Heyward, Jake Marisnick, Nico Hoerner, Matt Duffy, Alec Mills and Justin Steele have gone on the IL since May 10.

— The Chicago White Sox have placed pitcher Michael Kopech on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring. The team also recalled right-hander Jimmy Lambert from Triple-A Charlotte to serve as the club’s 27th man for its doubleheader against the Indians. Kopech, who is 2-0 with a 1.78 ERA in 13 games, had been on the bereavement list last week. The 25-year-old’s stint on the injured list is retroactive to May 28. The 26-year-old Lambert had a 7.71 ERA in five starts with Charlotte this season.


US men miss qualifying for Olympic 3-on-3 basketball debut

GRAZ, Austria (AP) — The 3-on-3 street version of basketball makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo but the United States men’s team won’t be there. The U.S. has lost to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of an Olympic qualifying tournament in Austria that offered three tickets to the eight-team lineup at the games.

The Americans were world champions in 2019 and had former NBA players Dominique Jones and Robbie Hummel on a four-player roster for the qualifying event.

The Dutch were joined by Latvia and Poland in the men’s Olympic lineup. The U.S. women did advance to the Olympics with France and Japan.