Day off in both series
UNDATED (AP) — The Stanley Cup Finals resume play Saturday night with Game 2 of the best-of-seven series in Tampa. Chicago’s Blackhawks won the opener Wednesday night, 2-1, and following the second game, the series will shift to Chicago for Games 3 and 4 next Monday and Wednesday.
The second game of the NBA Finals will be Sunday in Oakland, which is where the Golden State Warriors won the opening game over Cleveland, in overtime, 108-100.
The Cavaliers are waiting to see if guard Kyrie (KY’-ree) Irving will be able to play or not. After turning in a fine performance in Game 1, he reinjured his left knee in overtime and had to leave the court.
Game 2 for Cards and Dodgers
UNDATED (AP) — National League division leaders St. Louis and Los Angeles resume their weekend series tonight in L.A. The Cards, who top the Central with a Major League best 36-18 record, beat the West leading Dodgers last night 7-1.
The remaining NL division, the East, is led by New York. The Mets start the day a half-game in front of the Nationals and, this evening, the New Yorkers are at Arizona while the Nats play host to the Cubs.
The World Champion Giants have lost five straight and tonight look to get back on the winning track with a game against the Phillies in Philadelphia. The home team has dropped eight of its last 10 games.
Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters (WEE’-turs) is set to come off the disabled list and make his season debut tonight against the Indians in Cleveland. He’s been out since having Tommy John surgery last June.
The remaining games this evening feature the Angels in New York to face the Yankees, the Blue Jays home to the Astros, Oakland at Boston, the Padres in Cincinnati, the Braves entertaining the Pirates, Detroit, which has lost seven straight, facing the White Sox in Chicago, Texas at Kansas City, the Rockies home to Miami and Tampa Bay at Seattle.
PARIS (AP) — The men’s semifinals take center stage at the French Open today. In the first match, 14th-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHNG’-guh) of France and eighth-seed Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK’-ah) of Switzerland are squaring off. Wawrinka won the first set, 6-3, while Tsonga came back to win the second, 7-6, before Wawrinka won the third, 7-6.
The second semifinal has top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) from Serbia facing Andy Murray, the third seed from Britain.
The women’s championship match is being contested on Saturday with top-seed Serena Williams facing 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. Williams advanced from the semifinals despite dealing with a bad case of the flu.
Two tied for the top
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The second round of the PGA’s Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio, is being contested today. The lead at the end of the first round was shared by Bo Van Pelt and Hideki Matsuyama at 8-under 64. Jason Dufner finished with a 66 and was tied for third with Russell Knox.
Masters champ Jordan Speith (speeth) shot a 4-under-68 while Tiger Woods had a 73.
Woods’ niece tied for lead
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Three players shared the first round lead at the LPGA Classic in Ontario yesterday. Rookie Cheyenne Woods, the niece of Tiger Woods, tied a course record with a 9-under-63 and was tied with P.K. Kongkraphan and Cristie Kerr. Woods birdied eight holes, including five of the last nine, and had an eagle in the round.
Sprint Cup qualifying today
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Qualifying is on tap today for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. The Pocono Raceway covers 2.5 miles while the race itself is 400 miles or 160 laps. Jimmie Johnson, the winner of last week’s race in Dover, Delaware, tops the series this season with four victories. Defending NACAR champ Kevin Harvick has won twice so far and leads the standings this year by 44 points over Martin Truex Jr.
Open wheel qualifying
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (AP) — The qualifying for Sunday’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway is this evening. Juan Pablo Montoya, the winner of the Indianapolis 500, tops the driver standings this season by 21 points over Will Power.