All Canadian teams are done at the M-L-S is Back Tournament in Florida. New York City F-C sent Toronto F-C home in a 3-1 round-of-16 win last night. And Sporting Kansas City beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on penalties after the sides played to a 0-0 draw in regulation. The Montreal Whitecaps were knocked out a day earlier.

Manchester United and Chelsea qualified for the Champions League at the expense of Leicester on a frantic final day of the Premier League season yesterday. Meanwhile Bournemouth and Watford were relegated to end five-year stays in the top flight. And Juventus clinched its record-extending ninth straight Italian league title with two games to spare.

Marc Gasol was on the court for the first time in nearly six months last night as the Raptors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-104 in a scrimmage at Walt Disney World. The big man had been dealing with hamstring issues. The one negative on the night for Toronto was the loss of Fred VanVleet. He suffered what the team called a “banged” left knee and was removed for precautionary measures.

Blue Jays righty Trent Thornton takes the ball for the first of four straight games against defending World Series champion Washington, the last two of which will be ‘home’ games for Toronto. Yesterday the Jays announced they won’t play a home game in Buffalo, New York until August 11th.

The Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds are waiting to see how COVID-19 affects them heading into the second series of the season. Miami delayed its post-game trip home from Philadelphia yesterday because of concerns about a coronavirus outbreak within the team. And the Reds’ Mike Moustakas and Nick Senzel both felt sick yesterday and were scratched _ a day after teammate Matt Davidson went on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Reigning A-L Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander has a strained right forearm and will be shut down for at least two weeks. Astros manager Dusty Baker announced the injury after Houston’s 7-6 loss to Seattle yesterday. Verlander later denied a report that said the injury would end his season.

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