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Canadiens and Lightning. Game 1. Drop the puck.

Making Headlines

Wimbledon: American Frances Tiafoe (one career ATP victory) upset third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas in the first round, while No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic advanced. On the women’s side, Sloane Stephens upset two-time champion and 10th-seed Petra Kvitova, while second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, (11) Garbine Muguruza, and (23) Madison Keys each advanced.

NBA: Former Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups was named head coach of the Trail Blazers.

MLB: Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago became the first pitcher ejected from a game this season for using a foreign substance. Santiago, who said, “All I used was rosin,” was tossed in the fifth inning of Seattle’s game against the White Sox. Also: Shohei Ohtani had three hits, including his 25th home run of the season, to lead the Angels over the Rays.

Euro 2020: The Czech Republic upset The Netherlands in Round of 16 play, while Belgium beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and will play Italy in the quarters.

What We're Watching

Canadiens at Lightning

Watch: 8 p.m. ET, NBCSN

Odds: Lightning -215, Canadiens +180 || O/U 5

Pick: Goaltenders Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Lightning and the Habs’ Carey Price will be in the spotlight. Sports Section likes defending Cup champion Tampa to get off to a strong start. Take the Lightning on the moneyline and the under.

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