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#SportsReport: Golden State Still Undefeated, Beat Cavs 132-113

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif.


Stephen Curry had a triple double with 33 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Kevin Durant scored 33 and the Golden State Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 132-113 victory in Game 2 on Sunday night. The big nights from the former MVPs made coach Steve Kerr a winner in his return to the bench after a more than six-week absence following complications from back surgery. This marks the second straight year Golden State won the first two games of the Finals. 

Cleveland rallied to win last year's series in seven games. LeBron James had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists to tie Magic Johnson's record with his eighth career Finals triple-double. It was just the second time in NBA playoff history two players had triple-doubles in the same game. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) and Walt Frazier did it in 1970.

Former Los Angeles Lakers player and ex-New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and Basketball Wives" reality star Gloria Govan say they are grateful to be OK after a crash that led to Fisher's arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. Fisher and Govan released a joint statement Sunday afternoon, hours after Fisher's arrest in Los Angeles.

They said they were "beyond grateful that we are both OK and no one else was involved." The two-sentence statement also thanked their supporters for thoughts and prayers. The California Highway Patrol said Fisher's 2015 Cadillac veered onto a freeway shoulder while approaching an interchange and then hit a concrete curb and guardrail. The car overturned and came to rest on its roof. The Highway Patrol said Fisher had been drinking before the crash.


In the Stanley Cup Finals, Pittsburgh is in Nashville to take on the Predators at 8 p.m. The Penguins lead the series 2-1.


Andrew Benintendi hit two home runs, Chris Sale pitched six innings to earn his sixth straight win and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 Sunday for a split of the four-game series between AL East rivals. Sale struck out nine to increase his major-league leading total to 119.

Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book "Fear Strikes Out," has died. He was 87. The Boston Red Sox, for whom Piersall played for seven of his 17 seasons in the majors, say Piersall died Saturday at a care facility in Wheaton, Illinois, after a monthslong illness.

Justin Smoak hit a tying two-run homer off Luis Severino in the sixth inning, Josh Donaldson homered against Tyler Clippard in the eighth and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday for a four-game split. On a day 20,000 Donaldson bobble head dolls were given to fans, Donaldson connected on a 3-2 fastball from Clippard for his sixth home run this season and third in the series.

David Freese drove in three runs, including an RBI single between a bizarre pair of seventh-inning stretches, and the Pittsburgh Pirates drubbed the New York Mets 11-1 Sunday. The Pirates turned four double plays and took two of three at Citi Field, their first road series win since late April in Miami.


Austin Listi hit two of Dallas Baptist's five home runs and the Patriots beat Central Connecticut State 6-5 in an elimination game Sunday at the Fort Worth Regional. Blue Devils starter Mike Appel allowed three homers that led to four runs.

Jared Gates hit a two-run home run to cap a four-run, eighth-inning rally that kept Arkansas alive in the NCAA Tournament and lifted the Razorbacks into the regional final with an 11-10 win over Missouri State in a game that ended early Monday morning.

Alex Stiegler went 3-for-3 and drove in five runs and Yale stayed alive in the Corvallis Regional on Sunday with a 9-5 victory over Holy Cross. It was the Crusaders' first NCAA postseason appearance since 1978.


Kiah Stokes scored a career-high 23 points and added 14 rebounds to help the New York Liberty beat the Phoenix Mercury 88-72 Sunday. It's the second straight game that Stokes has had had a career high in points and finished with a double-double. Shavonte Zellous added 21 points, and Tina Charles had 16 for New York. The Liberty are 2-1 on their five-game homestand.


Denmark's Nanna Koerstz Madsen took advantage of Daniela Iacobelli's closing double bogey to win the Fuccillo Kia Classic on Sunday for her second Symetra Tour victory of the year. The 22-year-old Koerstz Madsen shot a 5-under 66 at Capital Hills at Albany for a one-stroke victory over Iacobelli and Kim Welch. "It came out of nowhere," Koerstz Madsen said. "When I got up this morning, I was thinking that a top-five finish would be good this week because there were a lot of people ahead of me and tied with me."

Five strokes behind Hannah Green at the start of the day, Koerstz Madsen earned $18,750 to take the season money lead with $53,527. The final top 10 will earn 2018 LPGA Tour cards, and Koerstz Madsen also moved within a victory of an immediate LPGA Tour promotion. "This means a lot because I have really been focusing on this tour this year and my main goal is to reach the LPGA and that is the only thing I'm focusing on," Koerstz Madsen said. "It feels nice that the success is coming." She finished at 8-under 205. Iacobelli and Welch each shot 67.

In-Kyung Kim held off two-time defending champion Anna Nordqvist on Sunday in the ShopRite LPGA Classic for her fifth tour title. Tied with Paula Creamer for the second-round lead, Kim closed with a 2-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over Nordqvist at Stockton Seaview.

Drag Racing:

Brittany Force won the NHRA New England Nationals on Sunday for her first Top Fuel victory of the season and fourth overall. The daughter of Funny Car star John Force, she beat Antron Brown in the final with a 3.716-second pass at 328.62 miles per hour. Matt Hagan won in Funny Car, and Erica Enders topped the Pro Stock field.


Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka and two runners-up will complete their fourth-round matches on Monday at Roland Garros. Wawrinka won the title in 2015. The third-seeded Swiss, a three-time Grand Slam champion, faces 15th-seeded Gael Monfils on Court Phillipe Chatrier. Andy Murray, last year's runner-up, is also on Chatrier. The three-time Grand Slam champion has never won at Roland Garros, and never faced unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov, either. Third-seeded Simona Halep, the 2014 runner-up, faces No. 21 Carla Suarez Navarro.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic has advanced to the quarterfinals of the French Open for the eighth straight year. The second-seeded Serb beat 19th-seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 7-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the final match of the day.

Among other action Sunday:

— Venus Williams lost in the fourth round of the French Open to 30th-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland, meaning the tournament will produce a first-time Grand Slam champion. Bacsinszky won 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. It's the second year in a row that she beat Williams in the fourth round in Paris.

— No. 21 John Isner fell to unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, who was playing in his first French Open two weeks after his 21st birthday. He's the youngest man to reach the tournament's fourth round since 2009. Isner was the last American man left in the tournament out of 11 who entered.

— Defending champion Garbine Muguruza lost to French favorite Kristina Mladenovic, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.


Jimmie Johnson sped off on the final restart and earned another slice of NASCAR history, winning at Dover for the 11th time and moving into a tie for sixth on the career victories list. Johnson again made history Sunday at his favorite track — and he worked hard to take this checkered flag. He was forced to start from the rear of the field because of a gear change, then zipped past Kyle Larson in overtime on the final restart.

Johnson tied Hall of Fame driver Cale Yarborough for sixth on the career wins list with 83. Johnson may have had a sense history was ahead in the No. 48 Chevrolet. He wore a helmet painted in tribute to Yarborough. He tweeted this weekend, "Growing up in El Cajon I never imagined I would have a chance to tie Cale in wins." Johnson also joined Richard Petty and Darrell Waltrip as the only drivers to win at the same track 11 times.


Graham Rahal completed a doubleheader sweep in the Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday to become IndyCar's first two-time winner this season. Rahal's Honda-powered car finished 1.17 seconds ahead of Josef Newgarden's Chevrolet, a day after getting to the checkered flag six-plus seconds ahead of the competition. The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver pulled away for the victory after a single-file final restart with two laps to go in the 70-lap race on Belle Isle course. Rahal became the first to sweep in Detroit since it began hosting doubleheaders in 2013. He became the first to win two IndyCar races in a weekend since Scott Dixon pulled off the feat four years ago in Toronto.

Horse Racing:

Irish War Cry and Hollywood Handsome have joined a probable 12-horse field for the Belmont Stakes, which is still shaping up with a week to go until the last leg of the Triple Crown. Trainer Graham Motion said Sunday that Wood Memorial winner Irish War Cry will make his next start in the one and a half-mile Belmont on June 10th. The colt finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby after prompting a fast pace and didn't run in the Preakness.

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