CHICAGO (AP) — New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA’s draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson in the June 20 selections. The Pelicans won the lottery for the first time since 2012, when they chose Anthony Davis.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Hendricks had three hits, including a two-run double, and pitched into the ninth inning to lead the surging Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds 3-1. The Cubs are 10-2 in May, their best start to the month since 1977. Chicago has won 22 of 28 games for the NL’s best record at 25-14. Hendricks has found his stride in May, winning all three starts while allowing only one earned run.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Luplow hit two of Cleveland’s five homers, Carlos Carrasco cruised through seven innings and the Indians pounded the Chicago White Sox 9-0. Roberto Pérez, Jake Bauers and José Ramirez also went deep as the light-hitting Indians muscled up against Manny Bañuelos and Josh Osich to end Chicago’s three-game winning streak.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox say pitchers Carlos Rodón and Nate Jones will miss the rest of the season with arm injuries. Rodón is scheduled for elbow-ligament replacement surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles. Jones had surgery to repair a flexor mass tear in his right forearm.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed three of their five draft picks, agreeing to four-year deals with fourth-rounder Riley Ridley and seventh-rounders Kerrith Whyte Jr. and Stephen Denmark. Ridley, a receiver, caught 44 passes for 570 yards and nine touchdowns for Georgia last season.