Sports Log

Philadelphia Union romp New England Revolution, 6-1

Sergio Santos scored his first two MLS goals and the Philadelphia Union beat the New England Revolution, 6-1, on Saturday night in Chester, Pa. Philadelphia (6-3-2) is unbeaten in its last four games and has won six of its last eight. New England (2-7-2) has four losses and just one win in its last six games. The Revolution conceded their most goals since a 6-1 loss to Orlando City on Sept. 27, 2017. A charging Ilson Pereira tallied on a charging chip-shot finish over New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper from point-blank range to give the Union a 2-1 lead in the 47th minute. After Philadelphia’s Jack Elliott blasted a low left-footer just inside the post from the center of the area to open the scoring in the 11th. Edgar Castillo’s through pass led Juan Fernando Caicedo to the left corner of the 6-yard box where he side-netted a sliding right-footer just inside the far post to make it 1-1 in the 35th minute. Santos entered the 64th and scored in the 69th and 74th minutes.

Liverpool defeats Newcastle; Salah injured

Divock Origi clinched a 3-2 win for Liverpool over Newcastle with an 86th-minute header. Liverpool now has a two-point lead over Manchester City in the English Premier League standings. Origi was on the field as a substitute for Mohamed Salah, who was carried off following a heavy knock to the head. With the game at a 2-2 stalemate, Salah’s head hit the ground hard after he collided with Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, who came out to punch away a cross.


Yankees put Paxton on IL; activate Andujar

The New York Yankees placed lefthanded pitcher James Paxton (left knee inflammation) on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, the same day the team activated third baseman Miguel Andujar. Paxton went on the IL after throwing 64 pitches in three innings during Friday night’s 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Paxton got a cortisone shot and will be shut down five to seven days. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said righthanded pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga would likely take Paxton’s next scheduled start on Wednesday against Seattle. Andujar, who had missed 28 games with a shoulder tear, went 1 for 3 with a walk but also made two errors in a 7-3 loss to the Twins Saturday afternoon.


Reds release veteran outfielder Kemp

The Cincinnati Reds released injured outfielder Matt Kemp a little more than four months after acquiring the 2018 All-Star from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a seven-player trade in December. Kemp, 34, hit .200 with one homer and five RBIs before Cincinnati placed him on the injured list April 23 with a broken left rib. Kemp was injured colliding with an outfield wall in San Diego . . . Pittsburgh Pirates placed ace righthanded pitcher Jameson Taillon on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right elbow. Taillon, 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in seven starts, was the second Pittsburgh starter placed on the IL this week after Chris Archer (right thumb inflammation).


. . . Cubs second baseman Daniel Descalso departed Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals with a sore left ankle that he injured rounding first base on a first-innning single.


Hurricanes’ van Riemsdyk out for season

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after having shoulder surgery. General manager Don Waddell said the 27-year-old underwent surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to miss four to six months. Van Riemsdyk was hurt in the first period of Game 2 of the second-round sweep of the New York Islanders last Sunday.



Busch closes in on NASCAR record at Dover

Kyle Busch, with 10 straight top-10 finishes to start the NASCAR Cup Series season, can match the record of 11 straight set by Morgan Shepherd in 1990 in Sunday’s race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Busch, the 2015 NASCAR champion, already has three wins and barely extended the streak last weekend when he finished 10th at Talladega . . . Christoper Bell, 24, took his third NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season after capturing the checkered flag Saturday at Dover . . . Petra Kvitova opened her title defense in the Madrid Open by dispatching Sofia Kenin of the United States, 6-1, 6-4 . . . Dale Cohen, 62, of Findlay, Ohio, carded double aces in the same round on a raw, blustery day Monday morning, using an 8-iron to ace both the 135-yard second hole and 138-yard eighth at Sycamore Springs Golf Course . . . Andy Jick, a Newton resident who served as the Celtics’ public address announcer from 1980-97 and later as Boston College’s PA announcer since 2001 for both men’s and women’s basketball, died unexpectedly in his sleep Friday. He was 66.