>>Warriors Storm Past Trail Blazers
(Oakland, CA) — The Warriors used a big fourth quarter to storm past the Trail Blazers, 110-99, in Game Two of their West semifinal series. Golden State outscored Portland 34-12 in the final frame to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set. Steph Curry did not play.
>>Heat Outlast Raptors In OT
(Miami, FL) — The Heat outlasted the Raptors in overtime, 102-96, in Game One of their East semifinal series. Miami escaped with a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven set despite a buzzer-beating halfcourt heave by Toronto’s Kyle Lowry that sent the game to OT.
>>NBA Admits Five Incorrect Non-Calls In Spurs-Thunder G2
(New York, NY) — The NBA says officials missed five calls in the final 13 seconds of Monday’s Thunder-Spurs playoff game. Oklahoma City escaped the wild sequence with a 98-97 win. The Thunder tied the best-of-seven set at a game apiece with the victory.
>>Blues Blow Out Stars
(St. Louis, MO) — David Backes and Alexander Steen scored two goals apiece as the Blues smoked the Stars, 6-1, in Game Three of their semifinal series. Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists to help St. Louis take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven West set. Brian Elliott made 25 saves. The Blues will host Game Four tomorrow night.
>>Quintana, White Sox Shut Down Red Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Jose Quintana tossed eight innings of one-run ball to lead the White Sox to a 4-1 win over the Red Sox. Quintana improved to 4-and-1. David Robertson worked a perfect ninth for his ninth save. Jose Abreu tripled, doubled and knocked in three to help Chicago improve to 19-and-8.
>>White Sox Designate Danks For Assignment
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox are designating veteran left-hander John Danks for assignment. It comes in the final year of Danks’ five-year, 65-million-dollar contract. The 31-year-old is struggling this season at 0-and-4 with a 7.25 ERA through four starts.
>>Phillies Blank Cards
(St. Louis, MO) — Aaron Nola and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Phillies blanked the Cardinals 1-0 in the second of four games at Busch Stadium. Michael Wacha fanned eight over eight innings of one-run ball but fell to 2-and-2 with the tough-luck loss. The Cards have dropped five of six.
>>Arrieta, Cubs Cut Down Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Jake Arrieta [[ air-ee-ET-uh ]] fired seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball as the Cubs cut down the Pirates, 7-1. Arrieta is 6-and-0 with a 0.84 ERA this season. The Cubs are 19-and-6.
>>NFL Warns Players Against Eating Meat In China And Mexico
(New York, NY) — The NFL is warning players about meat produced in China and Mexico that could contain the banned substance clenbuterol. Consumption of large quantities of meat while visiting the countries may result in a positive test. Clenbuterol is a muscle-building and weight loss stimulant.