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There’s plenty of turnover at the top of the standings in college and pro sports — and a new name is in the Australian Open women’s final.

Making Headlines

NFL: The Eagles have agreed to trade quarterback Carson Wentz to the Colts for a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional 2022 second-round pick, per multiple reports.

MLB: The Padres signed shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. to a 14-year, $340 million contract extension, according to multiple reports. Also: Tim Tebow announced his retirement from professional baseball.

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady advanced to the women’s final. Men’s top-seed Novak Djokovic reached the final and awaits the winner of Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev.

Tonight’s Action

New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

Watch: 7 p.m. ET, NHL Network

Odds: Penguins -115, Islanders +110 || O/U 5.5

Pick: The Islanders arrive in Pittsburgh having won three consecutive road games. Mathew Barzal leads New York in scoring with six goals and nine helpers. Bryan Rust is hot for Pittsburgh with five goals and eight assists in the last 10 games. Each team has won on its opponent’s home rink this season, but that trend ends. Take the Penguins and the over in a highly watchable game.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Islanders-Penguins winner, final score and first goal-scorer. Nail it and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout: Yesterday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner, score and first goal-scorer of Panthers-Hurricanes. Florida won 4-3 in overtime with Carolina’s Jordan Staal notching the first goal. We had the Hurricanes winning it in a close one (almost, we’re human) but we did have the over 6.5.

Kudos to repeat-winning subscriber Jason P. Dumont (@jasondumont), who is becoming a regular in this space. He predicted a Panthers 2-1 win with Staal opening the scoring. Tell us you’re placing bets on these too, Jason.

Keep the picks coming!