>>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.