Bryzness Manager: Bryzgalov Breaks Flyers Shutout Streak Record in 3-2 Win

Bryzness Manager: Bryzgalov Breaks Flyers Shutout Streak Record in 3-2 Win

A season after the Flyers went all 82 games without a single shutout, their new netminder has broken the franchise's record for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov would eventually allow two goals in the Flyers' 3-2 win over the Islanders, but not before stretching his streak to 249:43, which bested John Vanbiesbrouck's previous mark set in 1999. It's also a personal best for Bryz, whose previous career best was 249:15, which he set in the 2006 playoffs with the Anaheim Ducks. 
Bryz wasn't the only player to top a career best. A pair of top-line forwards did as well. 
Zac Rinaldo opened the scoring for the Flyers, who held a lead in the first 10 minutes of a game for the first time in 26 games. The fourth line was working hard early, and Rinaldo appeared to be throwing the puck on net just to set up something for Max Talbot, who was trailing. Instead, the hard-angle shot caught Evgeni Nabokov by surprise and snuck past him on the short side. 
The Isles kept buzzing, and less than a minute later, it was a one-goal game. John Tavares scored his fifth goal in four games with more than five minutes on the clock. 
The defense steadied despite a wave of attack from the Islanders, and Bryz remained strong enough to hold the fort for another Flyers win. 
NotesJaromir Jagr was outstanding in this one, narrowly missing on a play where he just dominated his way through several Islanders. His presence on the top line is clearly a reason Giroux and Hartnell have had career years. 
Sean Couturier and the fourth line were strong overall as well. Coots led all forwards in ice time on the night, and just he has all season, played valuable late minutes. 
The defense played well through two periods, limiting the Isles to long shots and limited screening opportunities and second efforts. But they lapsed hard late, and the Isles very nearly came all the way back. Perfection wasn't going to last forever. 

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

Best of MLB: Mike Trout (thumb) leaves early as Marlins crush Angels

MIAMI -- Mike Trout sprained his left thumb stealing second base Sunday, and the Los Angeles Angels took a thumping without him, losing 9-2 to the Miami Marlins.

Trout yelled in pain as he rose after sliding headfirst in the fifth inning. He was examined by a trainer, stayed in the game, but was replaced in the sixth. X-rays were negative, and there was no immediate timetable regarding his return.

The reigning American League MVP was 0 for 2 when he departed with the Angels trailing 4-2. He finished 2 for 9 in the series to drop his average to .337 (see full recap).

Aaron Judge hit first-career grand slam in Yankees' win
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam and the New York Yankees took full advantage of Oakland's shoddy defense Sunday in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics.

Michael Pineda (6-2) tossed six innings of three-hit ball to win his third straight start. Aaron Hicks and Chris Carter each had an early sacrifice fly as the AL East leaders scored five unearned runs and took two of three in a well-pitched series.

Judge connected with two outs in the third for his 16th home run, tying Mike Trout of the Angels for the big league lead. The drive landed in the right-field seats, not far in front of The Judge's Chambers cheering section installed by the Yankees for the start of this 4-2 homestand.

Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for the A's, who committed two more costly errors to raise their season total to 49. They began the day with 10 more than any other team in the majors.

The fielding failures put starter Andrew Triggs (5-4) in tough situations. He went six innings and gave up one earned run (see full recap).

Miguel Gonzalez loses perfect game in seventh, but pitches White Sox to win
CHICAGO -- Miguel Gonzalez took a perfect game into the seventh inning, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Sunday.

Melky Cabrera and Matt Davidson also connected, helping the White Sox take three of four in the series. David Robertson got two outs for his seventh save.

Gonzalez (4-5) allowed three runs and six hits in 7 2/3 innings while snapping a five-start losing streak. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Gonzalez retired his first 18 batters before Andrew Romine led off the seventh with a hard one-hop liner to shortstop Tim Anderson, who couldn't field the ball cleanly and was originally charged with an error. Alex Avila followed with a single into to right field, and Romine's ball was later changed to a hit (see full recap).

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone but not forgotten: Joel Embiid remembers Harambe on 1-year anniversary of death

Gone, but not forgotten … as long as Sixers superstar center Joel Embiid has his way.

On the one-year anniversary of Harambe's death, Embiid remembered the slain gorilla on Instagram with the caption: "Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe."

The Instagram post was accompanied by a picture of Harambe along with a longer message and acquired over 22,700 likes within the first 37 minutes of its posting.

Gone but never forgotten #RIPHarambe

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There are some factual errors in Embiid's post, however. The picture stated that Harambe "would've been 18 today," which was posted Sunday.

Harambe's birthday was May 27, 1999. He would have been 18 years and one day old Sunday.

This was not Embiid's first participation in the Harambe Internet meme.

Regardless, the tragic killing of Harambe, a popular male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, sparked outrage and then Harambe became an Internet meme.