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Sports Report: NY Islanders Advance, Rangers Out

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In the NBA playoffs, Klay Thompson scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors set an NBA playoff record by draining 21 3-pointers in a 121-94 pounding of the Rockets in Houston, the Warriors lead the series 3-1. Meanwhile San Antonio swept Memphis 116-95 to advance to the second round, Boston won against Atlanta in overtime 104-95 to tie the series 2-2, and it was Cleveland over Detroit 100-98 to advance to the second round.

Stephen Curry returned to the Golden State Warriors' lineup on Sunday after missing two games with a sprained right ankle, but he scored just six points on 2 of 9 shooting before suffering a sprained right knee. He did not play in the second half after spraining the knee on the final play of the second quarter. He'll undergo an MRI Monday.

The NBA has fined Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant for violations in Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series. Westbrook was fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language at a fan in Dallas. Durant was penalized $15,000 for his flagrant foul 2 on Justin Anderson with 50 seconds left in the game.

LeBron James says contrary to a report from a longtime NBA writer, he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics. James would have a chance to win his third Olympic gold medal if he plays in Brazil this summer.


In the NHL playoffs, the Islanders bested Florida in a shootout 2-1 to win the series 4-2 and will now go up against Tampa Bay, Dallas edged Minnesota 5-4 to win the series 4-2 and will face the winner of the Chicago vs. St. Louis series, and Washington blanked Philadelphia 1-0 to send the Capitals to the second round against Pittsburgh who bested the Rangers on Saturday to make it to the second round.

With his Los Angeles Kings eliminated from the playoffs, Vincent Lecavalier says he still plans to retire this summer. The 17-year NHL veteran scored 949 points and leaves the game with one Stanley Cup championship, in 2004 with Tampa Bay. Lecavalier also won the Richard Trophy in 2007 as the NHL's top goal-scorer.


In baseball, in the American League, Tampa Bay topped the Yankees 8-1, Boston slid past Houston 7-5 in 12 innings, Toronto doubled up Oakland 6-3, Cleveland won against Detroit 6-3, the White Sox defeated Texas 4-1, Kansas City bested Baltimore 6-1, and Seattle blasted the Angels 9-4.

In the National League, the Mets edged Atlanta 3-2, the Cubs blanked Cincinnati 9-0, Milwaukee beat Philadelphia 8-5, Miami edged San Francisco 5-4, the Dodgers beat Colorado 12-10, Pittsburgh defeated Arizona 12-10 in 13 innings, and it was St. Louis over San Diego 8-5.

In interleague play, Washington edged Minnesota 6-5 in 16 innings.


Former New England Patriots defensive tackle Ron Brace has died. He was 29. Brace's cousin, Shaunta Brace, confirmed the death Sunday night to The Associated Press. She says Brace died Saturday at his home in Springfield. The Patriots drafted Brace in 2009 out of Boston College.


Brittany Altomare won the Guardian Retirement Championship on Sunday at windy Sara Bay, beating Denmark's Nicole Broch Larsen with a birdie on the fifth hole of a playoff. The 25-year-old former University of Virginia player from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, earned $16,500. She expects to play in the next six LPGA Tour events are gaining status at the money-list reshuffle.

Haru Nomura held on to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic, her second tour victory of the year. The 23-year-old Japanese player closed with a 1-over 73 for a 9-under total, four strokes ahead of South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace.


Woody Austin and Michael Allen won the PGA Tour Champions' Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. Austin and Allen birdied the final hole for a one-stroke victory over David Frost and Roger Chapman. Austin and Allen closed with a 6-under 48 for a 23-under total, giving Austin his second straight victory and three in the last four Champions Tour events.

Charley Hoffman shot a final round 3-under-69 to win the PGA's Texas Open. He finished play 12-under-par one shot in front of Patrick Reed and two in front of Chad Collins. The win is Hoffman's fourth on the PGA Tour.


Carl Edwards claimed his second straight Sprint Cup victory by bumping and passing teammate Kyle Busch on the last lap to win Sunday's race at Richmond International Raceway. Edwards won it despite falling nearly 1.5 seconds behind his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate after a restart with 36 laps to go. Jimmie Johnson finished third, followed by Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne and pole-sitter Kevin Harvick.

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