John Lynch turned out to be an aggressive dealer in his first draft as San Francisco 49ers general manager.
The Reno Aces (12-9) opened their second homestand of the 2017 season with an 8-1 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies (9-12) Thursday night at Greater Nevada Field. Aces starter, Keyvius Sampson (2-1) tossed five shutout innings and collected seven strikeouts, earning his second win, while infielder Ketel Marte (2-for-5) extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
Ricky Nolasco had extra days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off as he led the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday night to earn the series sweep.
Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 Thursday night to take the series 4-2.
DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 victory Thursday night over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games.