Sports News for Thursday May 19, 2016

>>Warriors Rout Thunder To Even Series
(Oakland, CA)  —  Steph Curry scored 28 points as the Warriors trounced the Thunder, 118-91, in Game Two of the Western Conference finals.  Golden State evened the best-of-series at a game apiece with the win.  Oklahoma City hosts Game Three Sunday.
>>Blues At Sharks For Game Three Tonight
(San Jose, CA)  —  The Blues and Sharks resume the Western Conference finals tonight with Game Three in San Jose.  Faceoff is at 8 p.m.  The teams split the first two games in St. Louis.  The Blues won the opener 2-1 and the Sharks won 4-0 in Game Two.  San Jose also hosts Game Four on Saturday.
>>Pens Double Up Bolts To Take Series Lead
(Tampa, FL)  —  The Penguins are in control of the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals.  Pittsburgh scored three times in the third period to pull away for a 4-2 win over the Lightning in Game Three.  Tampa Bay will host Game Four tomorrow trailing 2-1 in the best-of-seven set.
>>Cubs Outlast Brewers In 13
(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Travis Wood drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the 13th to give the Cubs a 2-1 win over Brewers.  Wood also got out of a bases-loaded, nobody out jam in the bottom of the 12th to earn the victory on the mound.  The Cubs are an MLB-best 28-and-10.
>>Astros Sink White Sox
(Chicago, IL)  —  Jose Altuve had three hits, a run and two RBI to lead the Astros to a 5-3 win over the White Sox.  Jose Abreu knocked in two for Chicago, which dropped its fourth straight despite turning its second triple play of the season.  Mat Latos took his first loss.
>>Cardinals Blank Rockies
(St. Louis, MO)  —  Adam Wainwright and two relievers combined for a six-hit shutout as the Cardinals blanked the Rockies, 2-0, in St. Louis.  Wainwright lasted six-and-two-thirds innings and struck out five in the win.  Trevor Rosenthal secured his eighth save.  Matt Holliday drilled a two-run double to provide the offense for the Cards.
>>Nyquist 3-to-5 Favorite To Win Preakness Stakes
(Baltimore, MD)  —  Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is the 3-to-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes.  Nyquist will break from gate three in the 11-horse field.  Derby runner-up Exaggerator is the next choice at 3-to-1 and will start from gate five.
>>Kahne Penalized For Failing Post-Race Inspection
(Charlotte, NC)  —  NASCAR has fined Kasey Kahne’s crew chief after the number-five car failed a post-race inspection at Dover International Speedway.  Keith Rodden has fined 25-thousand dollars and Kahne has been docked 15 points in the standings.
>>Olsen Gets Pace Car Certification
(Charlotte, NC)  —  Panthers tight end Greg Olsen will be behind the wheel of the pace car in Saturday’s Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Olsen was on the track yesterday to receive his certification.  He took some practice laps with Sprint Cup driver Matt DiBenedetto.

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