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#SportsReport: Nashville Predators and Cleveland Cavs Advance To Conference Finals

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In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Nashville bested St. Louis 3-1 to win the series 4-2 and advance to the conference finals and it was Edmonton over Anaheim 7-1 to bring the series to a final game 7.

Tonight Washington faces Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m.


In the NBA playoffs, Washington topped Boston 121-102 and now are tied at 2 games apiece, Cleveland won against Toronto 109-102 to shut out the 4 games series and advance to the conference finals, and it was Houston over San Antonio 125-104 to tie the series 2-2.

Tonight Golden State will take on Utah at 9 p.m.

It appears Mike Brown will be running the Golden State Warriors for at least a few more days. General manager Bob Myers says there's no timetable for head coach Steve Kerr's return following surgery Friday at Duke University. Kerr had a procedure to repair a leak in his spinal cord, the latest surgery on his back. He had back surgery about two years ago and has been dealing with complications.


In Major League Baseball, the Yankees beat the Cubs 5-4 in a lengthy 18 innings, Boston blasted Minnesota 17-6, and Miami blanked the Mets 7-0.

Elsewhere Baltimore shut out the White Sox 4-0, Cleveland blanked Kansas City 1-0, Houston beat the Angels 5-3, Oakland topped Detroit 8-6, Seattle slid past Texas 4-3, Milwaukee tripled up Pittsburgh 6-2, St. Louis won against Atlanta in 14 innings, Philadelphia beat Washington 6-5 in 10 innings, Colorado beat Arizona 5-2, and Cincinnati shut out San Francisco 4-0.

U.S. Bobsled:

The cause of U.S. Olympic bobsledder Steven Holcomb's death will remain unclear until more tests are completed. An autopsy performed at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, New York showed that the 37-year-old Holcomb died with fluid in his lungs, Essex County coroner Francis Whitelaw said Sunday. However, that alone was not enough to draw a conclusion as to why Holcomb died — and no determination will come until toxicology tests are completed.


The NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament begins this weekend. No. 8 UAlbany will face North Carolina at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The opening game will take place in Albany. No. 2 Syracuse faces Yale at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. The opening game will take place in Syracuse.

The women’s tournament gets underway on Friday when UAlbany goes head-to-head with Northwestern, Cornell faces Notre Dame, Syracuse takes on the winner of the Boston College vs. Canisius game, and UMass goes up against Colorado.


The New York Jets have signed offensive linemen Benjamin Braden and Chris Bordelon. Both were tryout players at the team's rookie minicamp over the weekend. The Jets also released long snapper Zach Triner and offensive tackle Donald Hawkins on Sunday.


In the WNBA, Connecticut beat New York 79-57 and it was Phoenix over Seattle 72-55.


Rodney Wallace scored a goal and had two assists, David Villa added a goal and an assist, and New York City FC pulled away from Atlanta FC in the second half for a 3-1 win Sunday.


Brian Harman made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Wells Fargo Championship and deny Dustin Johnson a fourth straight victory. Harman closed with a 4-under 68 for his second PGA Tour victory. Johnson went from making the cut on the number to a 67-67 weekend and had the lead until Harman birdied the last two holes. Johnson was playing for the first time since missing the Masters due to a fall in his rental home at Augusta.

John Daly held on to win the Insperity Invitational for his first PGA Tour Champions title. Daly bogeyed the final three holes for a 3-under 69 and a 14-under total, one-stroke better than Kenny Perry and Tommy Armour III.


Sei Young Kim held off Ariya Jutanugarn 1 up to win the Lorena Ochoa Match Play. Kim closed with a birdie on 18 to retain the lead and capture her sixth LPGA Tour title. She had advanced with a 5-and-4 win over Mi Jung Hur in Sunday's semifinals while Jutanugarn topped Michelle Wie 4 and 3.


Ricky Stenhouse Junior earned his first NASCAR Cup victory by blowing past Kyle Busch in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway. Stenhouse started from the pole and won in his 158th Cup start while giving Roush Racing its first win since 2014.


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers selected Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie first overall in the Canadian Football League draft Sunday night. The 6-foot-1, 304-pound Ekakitie is from Brampton, Ontario.

Horse Racing:

They were chasing the dream at Churchill Downs on Saturday, but they couldn't catch him. Always Dreaming successfully navigated the mud in capturing the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths. Sent off at 9-2 odds, the Todd Pletcher-trained horse made it the fifth straight year that a Derby favorite has won, the longest such stretch since the 1970s. Always Dreaming ran 1 ¼ miles in 2:03.59 with John Velazquez aboard. The win paid $11.40, $7.20 and $5.80. Lookin At Lee finished second and returned $26.60 and $18.20 after going off at 33-1. Battle of Midway went off at 40-1 and paid $20.80 to show after finishing five lengths back. It's the second Kentucky Derby victory for both Pletcher and Velazquez, and their first together.

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