In WNBA action, the Chicago Sky (6-3) defeated the Atlanta Dream (6-4) 73-65 on June 3 in College Park, Georgia. The Sky are still undefeated (4-0) in Commissioner's Cup games.
Courtney Vandersloot passed Allie Quigley to become the Chicago Sky's franchise leader in scoring. They entered the game tied with 3,389 points.
Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 21 points. Cheyenne Parkerwho played just her first game against the Chicago Sky after being with the Sky during 2015-20led Atlanta with 19 points.
The Sky return to Chicago to play the Washington Mystics on Sunday, June 5, in the first of two games against that team. The tipoff at Wintrust Arena is at 5 p.m. CT, and will air on Amazon Prime, Marquee Sports Network and Monumental Sports Network.
St. Louis' Paul Goldschmidt homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games and Corey Dickerson went deep twice as the St. Louis Cardinals (30-22) routed the Chicago Cubs (22-30) 14-5 on June 3 at Wrigley Field.
The five-game, four-day series continues with a split doubleheader on Saturday, June 4.
As for the Chicago White Sox (23-27), they also lost as the Tampa Bay Rays (31-21) defeated the South Siders 6-3 in Florida on June 3.
Jose Abreu hit his seventh home run and extended his hitting streak to 12 games for the White Sox, who have lost four straight and six of seven, per ESPN. That losing streak includes Toronto sweeping the Sox in a series.
The teams will clash again Saturday, June 4.
The Northwestern University softball team (45-13) was eliminated from the Women's College World Series on June 3 after falling to UCLA (49-9) 6-1 on June 3, according to Inside NU.
It was NU's first appearance in the double-elimination event since 2007. (The team also lost to top-ranked Oklahoma 13-2 in five innings on June 2, per CBS News.)