Cleveland Indians were overwhelming American League Central favourites in March. Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer had remained with The Tribe despite trade talks, and their supremacy in the division was expected to continue, even if with a slimmer margin.
Washington Nationals have started the season 16-25 and are already eight games back in the ultra-competitive National League East.
The Los Angeles Lakers got some lottery luck on Tuesday night, as they landed the fourth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from another planet. The sort of moment that belongs in Space Jam. The Philadelphia 76ers were gobsmacked and eliminated in the cruellest way possible. Joel Embiid was in tears. Brett Brown was aghast. The Sixers were the first team in NBA Playoffs history to lose a Game 7 to a buzzer-beater.
The Golden State Warriors were on the verge of going 3-2 down to the Houston Rockets when Kevin Durant left the court with a calf injury in Game Five.The Rockets turned the ball over and missed shots, allowing the Warriors to snatch an improbable win, putting them a game away from progressing to the Conference Finals.
Boston Celtics were knocked out of the playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Attention turns to Kyrie Irving’s free agency after a limp, and almost embarrassing, exit from the postseason.
The Phoenix Suns appointed Monty Williams last week, leaving a clear and obvious path for the Los Angeles Lakers to hire Ty Lue as Luke Walton’s successor.
Cincinnati Reds tried to compete in 2019. With a month of the season gone, those hopes are fading fast, leaving them in a tricky position.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his Major League Baseball debut on Friday. The excitement was astonishing for a 20-year-old who had not had his first Major League plate appearance.
Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers meet in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, starting in Canada on Saturday evening. The Raptors overcame the Orlando Magic in five games to progress, while Philadelphia won four straight to beat the Nets after a disappointing Game One display.