Vanderbilt Wins Second College World Series Title in Five Seasons

Kauffmann struggled with his control, and Vandy broke open the game with three runs in the third inning and two in the fourth.When Ako Thomas flew out to center to end the game, the Vandy dugout and bullpen emptied and catcher Philip Clarke sprinted to the mound to embrace Eder.

With Another Win, Mets Riding High Ahead of Subway Series

Sports|With Another Win, Mets Riding High Ahead of Subway SeriesMets 6, Rockies 1ImageTodd Frazier hit a three-run homer in the first inning on Sunday.CreditCreditKathy Willens/Associated PressWith four wins in five days, the Mets are riding some momentum ahead of this week’s Subway Series.

N.B.A. Finals: Warriors Tie Series With Raptors

Finals: Warriors Tie Series With RaptorsWarriors 109, Raptors 104 | Series is tied, 1-1ImageDeMarcus Cousins started at center for Golden State and was huge down the stretch for the Warriors, as the team won on the road.CreditCreditChris Donovan for The New York TimesTORONTO — The Golden State Warriors drastically changed their starting lineup for Sunday night’s Game 2 of the N.

Kawhi Leonard Helps the Raptors Take Control of Their Series With the Bucks

Pro Basketball|Kawhi Leonard Helps the Raptors Take Control of Their Series With the BucksImageThe Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard shot past Brook Lopez.CreditCreditMorry Gash/Associated PressMILWAUKEE — Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 105-99, on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

N.H.L. Playoffs: Blues Even Series as Jordan Binnington Stymies Sharks

Playoffs: Blues Even Series as Jordan Binnington Stymies SharksBlues 2, Sharks 1 | Series is tied, 2-2ImageBlues goalie Jordan Binnington stopping Joe Pavelski for one of his 29 saves against the Sharks on Friday night.Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks, 2-1, on Friday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

Robbery and a Late Homer Sink the Mets, Giving San Diego a Series Win

Sports|Robbery and a Late Homer Sink the Mets, Giving San Diego a Series WinPadres 3, Mets 2ImagePadres center fielder Manuel Margot making a catch over the wall on a ball hit by the Mets’ Pete Alonso.Eric Hosmer also went deep for San Diego, starter Matt Strahm pitched into the seventh, and Gerardo Reyes (2-0) got the win with one and two-thirds scoreless innings of relief.

N.B.A. Playoffs: Kyrie Irving Powers Celtics to 2-0 Series Lead Over Pacers

Playoffs: Kyrie Irving Powers Celtics to 2-0 Series Lead Over PacersImageBoston’s Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 37 points in the Celtics’ win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday.Cooper/USA Today Sports, via ReutersKyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers by 99-91 on Wednesday night.

Bruins Defeat the Leafs to Even Their Series, and the Stars Pummel the Predators

Sports|Bruins Defeat the Leafs to Even Their Series, and the Stars Pummel the PredatorsImageBoston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask and defenseman Brandon Carlo battled for the puck with Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares in Game 4 of their playoff series on Wednesday night.McAvoy set up the second Boston goal at 6:38 with a pass to the goal mouth that Marchand poked home.

N.H.L. Playoffs: Islanders Roll to 3-0 Series Lead Over Penguins

Playoffs: Islanders Roll to 3-0 Series Lead Over PenguinsHockey RoundupImageIslanders goalie Robin Lehner, stopping a shot by Dominik Simon of the Penguins, made 25 saves on Sunday.Puskar/Associated PressJordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots, and the visiting Islanders rolled to a 4-1 victory against the stunned Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday to take a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round Eastern Conference series.

Mets Grab Hold of the Series

CreditThe New York TimesOrioles Beat Seaver to Win Series OpenerLeonard Koppett covered the World Series for The New York Times.ImageOrioles 4, Mets 1: On defense, Brooks Robinson was the gold standard for third basemen in 1969 and he showed it in Game 1.