The Carolina Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead in their best-of-5 NHL series with the New York Rangers as Andrei Svechnikov had three goals in a 4-1 win in Toronto on Monday. … Don Gardner has resigned as varsity girls basketball coach at Fayetteville Christian School. Gardner also coached the Warrior boys the past two seasons. Martez Kirkland has been named the boys coach. … East Carolina received a commitment from Walter Simmons III of Oakleaf High School in Orange Park, Florida. He is rated the No. 3 quarterback prospect in the state with offers that included Georgia Tech, LSU and Virginia Tech. ,,, Carolina Panthers edge rusher Christian Miller has opted out of the 2020 season. … Former ECU offensive lineman Tootie Robbins, who played for the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals, has succumbed to the coronavirus at age 62. … New Orleans got 23 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes from Zion Williamson in a 109-99 win over Memphis on Monday. … Atlanta right-hander Mike Soroka tore his right Achilles tendon in a 7-2 loss to the visiting New York Mets on Monday and will miss the remainder of the season.