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Our hearts are still racing from the U.S. men’s scintillating win over Mexico. No time to cool off with more second-round NBA and NHL postseason games on tap tonight.

Making Headlines

Soccer: The United States men’s national team defeated Mexico 3-2 to win the CONCACAF Nations League final.

French Open: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic rallied from two sets down to defeat 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti and advance to the men’s quarterfinals. Coco Gauff advanced to the women’s quarters, while Sloane Stephens was eliminated by Barbora Krejcikova. Also: Roger Federer withdrew to rest his surgically repaired knee, and Serena Williams fell in the fourth round.

MLB: The Red Sox swept the Yankees in New York for the first time since 2011. Also: The White Sox’s Tony La Russa won his 2764th game to move into second place on the all-time manager wins list.

College football: Alabama announced it has extended coach Nick Saban’s contract through the 2028 season.

Tonight’s Action

Jets at Canadiens

Watch: 8 p.m. ET, NHL Network

Odds: Canadiens -157, Jets +135 || O/U 5.5

Pick: Montreal has reeled off six consecutive wins and hasn’t trailed in 376:14 of game time. Sports Section likes the Habs to complete the sweep and become the first team to reach the Stanley Cup semifinals. Take Montreal on the moneyline and parlay it with the under.

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

Shoutout to subscriber John Hardy (@johncyclejohn), who not only predicted the Red Sox would defeat the Yankees on Friday but also guessed correctly that Boston’s Rafael Devers would hit the game’s first home run. Very impressive, John!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!