Sports at a glance
Pens’ Maatta part of trade
CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.
The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. The 24-year-old Maatta, who helped Pittsburgh win the Stanley Cup in 2016 and 2017, ranked third on the Penguins with 116 blocked shots in 60 games last season.
Kahun, who turns 24 on July 2, played in all 82 games for Chicago in his first NHL season. The Czech-born German finished with 13 goals and 24 assists.
The deal was announced Saturday.
Maatta’s contract runs through the 2021-22 season with an average annual value of $4,083,333. The Finn was selected by Pittsburgh with the No. 22 overall pick in the 2012 draft.
O’s top pick wins honor
OMAHA, Neb. — Oregon State catcher and top overall MLB draft pick Adley Rutschman is winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball player of the year.
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its major award winners Saturday. UCLA reliever Holden Powell was named Stopper of the Year and Michigan’s Erik Bakich was named coach of the year.
Rutschman was selected No. 1 by the Baltimore Orioles after batting .411 with a nation-leading .575 on-base percentage, 17 home runs, 58 RBIs and a .751 slugging percentage.
Powell had 17 saves to go with a 4-3 record and 1.84 ERA.
Bakich coached Michigan to its first College World Series appearance since 1984 after the Wolverines knocked off No. 1 national seed UCLA in super regionals. Michigan’s 46 wins entering Saturday were its most since 2008.
Canadians love their NBA
LAS VEGAS — The NBA Finals were a smashing success for Canada all the way around.
The NBA said Friday that 56% percent of the Canadian population watched at least some part of the NBA Finals, with an average viewership of about 8 million for the Toronto Raptors’ title-winning victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 6.
The league also said the total combined U.S. and Canadian audience for the finals was up 11 percent over the combined viewership of the 2018 title series between Golden State and Cleveland.
Thursday’s game was the most-watched NBA game in Canadian television history, a record that was toppled several times during this postseason because of the Raptors’ popularity. Viewership for each of the six finals games rank among the 10 most-watched television programs in Canada so far this year.
Trucks race ppd. to today
NEWTON, Iowa — The NASCAR Truck series race at Iowa Speedway has been postponed until today because of inclement weather.
The sport’s organizing body made the call Saturday after repeated thunderstorms and lightning strikes in central Iowa left the short track too soaked for racing.
Qualifying was canceled as well, so the field for today’s start will be set by owner’s points. Sixteen-year-old Chandler Smith will start from the pole in his series debut in the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 51 truck, followed by Grant Enfinger, Stewart Friesen and Matt Crafton.
The race will start at 11 a.m., followed by an Xfinity race at 4:30 p.m.
The Associated Press