NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Bishop stopped 22 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history by taking Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, 2-0 over the New York Rangers. Alex Killorn and Ondrej Palat (AHN’-dray pah-LAHT’) scored third-period goals to support Bishop’s second shutout of the series and third straight win at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers had been 7-0 all-time in seventh games at the Garden.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors say Klay Thompson has a concussion and will not return to practice until he is symptom free. Thompson was kneed in the head by Houston’s Trevor Ariza (ah-REE’-zuh) on Wednesday while the Warriors were locking up their first berth in the NBA Finals since 1975. The Warriors are optimistic Thompson will be cleared before they host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 next Thursday.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Scott Skiles is back with the Orlando Magic, this time as the 12th head coach in franchise history. Skiles was a member of the Magic’s inaugural team in 1989-90 and played point guard for a total of five seasons in Orlando as part of his 10-year playing career. He has been head coach of Phoenix, Chicago and Milwaukee, compiling a 443-433 record with five playoff appearances over 13 seasons.
ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter will serve a fifth term as FIFA (FEE’-fah) president. Blatter was declared the victor after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein withdrew following the first round of secret balloting among FIFA’s 209 member federations. Blatter won the first ballot 133-73, seven votes short of the two-thirds majority required for victory.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin has claimed his first pole of the season by turning a lap of 160.121 mph at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin edged Martin Truex Jr. on the final qualifying run to take the top spot for Sunday’s race. Kyle Larson and Matt Kenseth will start in the second row, just ahead of Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick.