Game 2 tonight
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The second game of the NBA Finals is this evening in Oakland, California, where the fans of the Golden State Warriors are hoping to see the home team go two-up in the best-of-seven series. Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers are just hoping the team can be competitive after losing All-Star guard Kyrie (KY’-ree) Irving to a fractured left knee cap in the first game.
The Warriors won the opener in overtime, 108-100. Cleveland had two chances in the final seconds to sink the winning basket but off-balance shots by LeBron James and Iman (EE’-mahn) Shumpert missed the mark. Those misses forced the overtime in which Irving was injured.
No matter the outcome tonight, the series shifts to Cleveland for Game 3 Tuesday night.
Men’s final ends tournament
PARIS (AP) — Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK’-ah) has won the French Open by beating top-seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich). The loss is Djokovic’s third in the final of the French Open while the victory is the second major for the eighth-seeded Wawrinka, who won last year’s Australian Open.
The loss put to an end Djokovic’s 28-match winning streak. He has won eight Grand Slam titles but has been shutout in Paris.
Cole out for win No. 9
UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole would become the National League’s first nine-game winner with a win this afternoon over the Braves in Atlanta. Cole starts the day with a 0.81 earned run averages over his last three starts. On the year he is 8-2. The lone nine-game winner in baseball is Seattle’s Felix Hernandez who got his ninth win last night.
The Yankees currently have the longest winning streak in baseball. The New Yorkers have won their last five straight and this afternoon are playing host to the Angels.
The rest of the day card has Houston playing in Toronto, the Reds home to the Padres, Baltimore at Cleveland, the Red Sox entertaining the A’s, the Giants in Philadelphia, the Tigers in Chicago facing the White Sox, Milwaukee at Minnesota, the Rangers in Kansas City, the Nationals hosting the Cubs, Tampa Bay at Seattle, the Mets at Arizona and the Rockies home to the Marlins.
In the evening game, the Dodgers and Cardinals put the finishing touches on their weekend series in Los Angeles. The division leaders split the first two games.
Busch starts first
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kurt Busch turned a lap at 177.599 mph to win the pole at Pocono Raceway for today’s Sprint Cup race. This is the third pole of the season for Busch, and the 19th of his career. Carl Edwards joins Kurt Busch on the front row. Martin Truex Jr., Jeff Gordon and Kevin Harvick complete the top five.
Another pole for the world champ
MONTREAL (AP) — Lewis Hamilton starts todays Canadian Grand Prix from the pole. This is the fourth time that the reigning Formula One champion will start from the pole in the Canadian GP.
Hamilton posted the fastest qualifying lap Saturday with Mercedes teammate Nico (NEE’-koh) Rosberg the second fastest qualifier.
It’s the 44th pole of Hamilton’s career. He leads the championship standings by 10 points over Rosberg.
Rose begins in first
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Rose starts the day in first place at the PGA’s Memorial tournament in Dublin, Ohio. He shot a 6-under-66 yesterday to finish play at 15-under, three shots in front of David Lingmerth and Francesco Molinari. Masters champ Jordan Speith (speth) starts the fourth round at 6-under while Phil Mickelson is 2-over.
Tiger Woods hit a new low with the highest score of his career in round three, an 85. Woods ended his front nine with back-to-back double bogeys. Woods signed his card and declined interview requests, walking out the door to sign a few autographs. He is 12-over-par and in last place.
Petterson is the one to beat
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Suzann Pettersen begins fourth round play today in first place of the Manulife LPGA Classic by one stroke. She had an eagle and four birdies on the first 11 holes and closed with seven pars for a 6-under 66. After three rounds Pettersen stood 19-under, a shot in front of Colombia’s Mariajo Uribe (yoo-REE’-bay). Cristie Kerr is third at 17 under.
CHAMPIONS TOUR-DES MOINES
Calcavecchia looking to hang on
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mark Calcavecchia (kal-kah-VEK’-ee-uh) sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke lead over Joe Durant heading into today’s final round of the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic. Calcavecchia entered the week with just one top-10 finish in seven events since undergoing surgery in early December to repair a slashed tendon in his right hand.
Calcavecchia is 9-under through 36 holes. Durant is at minus-8 following a 68.