👋 Happy Tuesday! I was at the 49ers-Browns game last night and left fully convinced that the Niners are Super Bowl contenders. That defensive front is scary.
📺 Tonight's slate:
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Adam Silver at a press conference in Japan this morning. Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images
NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement this morning on the NBA-China situation, reading in part:
🚨 Breaking news: Silver just wrapped up a live press conference in Japan, where he took a much stronger stance. I watched and took some notes for you. Here he is when first asked about the backlash to Morey's tweet.
What's next: Silver plans to travel to Shanghai tomorrow to attend the Lakers-Nets preseason game, which won't be shown in China after state broadcaster CCTV announced that it was suspending the broadcast.
MINNEAPOLIS — Gleyber Torres hit a 2nd-inning HR, scored on each of his 2 doubles and made a pair of impressive defensive plays to lead the Yankees past the Twins, 5-1, and complete the series sweep.
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — After being shut down by Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, the Rays teed off on Houston's 3rd ace, Zack Greinke, and staved off elimination with an emphatic 10-3 win at home.
ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina hit a game-tying single in the 8th inning and a game-winning sacrifice fly in the 10th to help the Cardinals beat the Braves, 5-4, and keep their season alive.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — 35-year-old Max Scherzer tossed a 7-inning masterpiece and 35-year-old Ryan Zimmerman hit a 3-run dinger to lift the Nationals to a 6-1 win over the Dodgers and force a decisive Game 5.
A slew of digital media acquisitions over the past few weeks shows how precarious private valuations can be, writes Axios' Sara Fischer.
Why it matters: The only way to really know how much a company is worth is if it sells in an all-cash deal.
49ers RB Matt Breida hit a max speed of 22.3 MPH on his 83-yard rush TD in last night's 31-3 win over the Browns. That's the fastest of any ball carrier over the last 3 seasons, per Next Gen Stats.
Journeyman goalie Michael Leighton announced his retirement from professional hockey yesterday, concluding an 18-year career that saw him play for 21 different pro teams.
Kyle Lowry and the Raptors have agreed on a 1-year, $31 million extension that takes him out of July's free-agent market. The 5-time All-Star is due $33.3 million this season, so this guarantees him a cool $64.3 million over the next 2 years.
63 years ago today, Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.
Go deeper: Vin Scully calls Larsen's perfect game (YouTube)
Astros 2B José Altuve hit his 10th career postseason HR yesterday, becoming just the 2nd Venezuelan-born player with at least 10 playoff dingers.
Answer at the bottom.
Photo: Massimo Bettiol/Getty Images
Drivers competed on muddy forest roads in North Wales this weekend during the Wales Rally GB — the most high-profile motor rally in the U.K., which has been running annually since 1932.
Go deeper: Wales Rally highlights (YouTube)
Kendall "Adam Silver fan" Baker
Trivia answer: Miguel Cabrera