OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will need about three to four months to recover from surgery after fracturing his left knee cap during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against Golden State on Thursday. Irving limped off the court with about two minutes remaining in overtime after scoring 23 points in a 108-100 loss to the Warriors. Team says Irving will undergo surgery.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — David Lingmerth is the leader heading into the third round of the Memorial at Murfield Village. Lingmerth shot a 7-under 65 yesterday for a 12-under total that puts him one stroke in front of Jason Dufner. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson made the cut.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kurt Busch will start from the pole for tomorrow’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway, alongside Carl Edwards. Busch turned a lap at 177.599 mph to win the pole in a bizarre qualifying session that saw five cars fail to complete a lap in the final round. Denny Hamlin bobbled and lost control of the No. 11 as the qualifying clock ticked down to bring out the red flag before NASCAR scrubbed the rest of qualifying.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Boston Bruins have announced that head coach Claude Julien (ZHOO’-lee-ehn) and his staff will be back for next season. Rookie general manager Don Sweeney says he is confident in the decision but will not discuss any long-term job security. Julien has coached the Bruins for eight seasons and led them to the 2011 Stanley Cup, but he failed to get the team into the playoffs this year.
NEW YORK (AP) — American Pharoah will attempt today to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner looked fresh and ready for his morning run yesterday but was held to an easy lap around the 1 1/2-mile oval. American Pharoah faces seven rivals in his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner.