Sports News for Wednesday May 11, 2016


>>Thunder Push Spurs To Brink


(San Antonio, TX)  —  The Thunder pushed the Spurs to the brink of elimination with a 95-91 win in San Antonio.  Russell Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in the victory.  Oklahoma City has a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven set and hosts Game Six on Thursday.


>>Warriors’ Curry First Unanimous MVP Selection


(New York, NY)  —  Warriors guard Steph Curry is the NBA’s first unanimous Most Valuable Player.  He received all 131 first-place votes to claim the award for the second straight year.  Curry is the 11th player in history to win back-to-back MVPs.


>>Pens Close Out Caps


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The team with the NHL’s best regular-season record has been sent home for the summer.  The Penguins closed out their second-round series with the Capitals with a 4-3 overtime victory.  Pittsburgh will meet defending East champion Tampa Bay in the conference finals.


>>Blues At Stars In Game Seven Tonight


(Dallas, TX)  —  The Blues get one more shot tonight to try and close out the Stars.  They play a deciding Game Seven in their Western Conference semifinal in Dallas.  Faceoff is at 7 p.m.  The Blues dropped a 3-2 home decision to Dallas in Game Six on Monday to knot the best-of-seven matchup at three.


>>Rangers Rally To Stun White Sox


(Arlington, TX)  —  The Rangers scored seven runs in the eighth inning to stun the White Sox, 13-11.  Todd Frazier and Avisail Garcia knocked in three runs apiece for Chicago, which had won its previous four.  Matt Albers took the loss.


>>Cubs Clip Padres For Eighth Straight Win


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-7 victory over the Padres.  Ben Zobrist went 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBI.  Chicago is an MLB-best 25-and-6 on the year.


>>Cards Rock Angels


(Anaheim, CA)  —  Matt Carpenter hit two solo shots helping the Cardinals cruise past the Angels, 8-1, in Anaheim to open a three-game series.  Matt Holliday was 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI, while Randal Grichuk connected for a two-run bomb.  Mike Leake picked up his first win in a St. Louis uniform with eight innings of one-run ball.  The Cards are 2-and-2 in their last four.


>>Derby Ratings Drop 3.1-Percent From Last Year


(New York, NY)  —  Television ratings for this year’s Kentucky Derby are down.  The audience for Saturday’s “Run for the Roses” dropped 3.1-percent from last year, when American Pharoah began his run to horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978.  The Preakness Stakes is a week from Saturday.

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