Sports News for Friday May 20, 2016

>>Cavs Rip Raptors In Game Two


(Cleveland, OH)  —  The Cavaliers are 10-and-0 in this year’s postseason.  Cleveland coasted to a 108-89 home win over the Raptors in Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals.  LeBron James logged a triple-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.  Toronto hosts Game Three tomorrow.


>>James Passes Shaq On Playoff Scoring List


(Cleveland, OH)  —  LeBron James passed another milestone in last night’s big win.  James moved ahead of Shaquille O’Neal for fourth place on the all-time playoff scoring list.  Michael Jordan is first on the list with 5,987 points.  James has 5,255.


>>Sharks Blank Blues In Game Three


(San Jose, CA)  —  Martin Jones logged his second straight shutout to lead the Sharks to a 3-0 win over the Blues in Game Three of the Western Conference finals.  San Jose has a 2-1 lead in the set and hosts Game Four tomorrow.  St. Louis hasn’t scored since the second period of Game One.


>>Brewers Cut Down Cubs In Rubber Match


(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Cubs suffered a 5-3 loss to the Brewers in the rubber match of their three-game series in Milwaukee.  Jason Hammel suffered his first loss, allowing four runs in six frames to slip to 5-and-1.  Dexter Fowler homered to lead off the game for Chicago, has lost five of its last eight games.


>>Sale Helps White Sox Avoid Sweep


(Chicago, IL)  —  Chris Sale went the distance and the White Sox avoided a three-game sweep with a 2-1 win over the Astros.  Sale struck out nine en route to improving to 9-and-0.  Sale is the first White Sox pitcher to win each of his first nine starts since 1919.


>>Cards Crush Rockies


(St. Louis, MO)  —  Matt Carpenter clubbed a three-run homer and drove in six as the Cardinals crushed the Rockies, 13-7, at Busch Stadium.  Matt Adams plated four runs for the Redbirds, who took two of three in the series.  Tyler Lyons picked up his first win.


>>Nyquist Takes Aim At Second Leg Of Triple Crown Tomorrow


(Baltimore, MD)  —  The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown will be run tomorrow.  The 141st Preakness Stakes takes place Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.  Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist is the 3-to-5 morning-line favorite and will break from post-position three in the 11-horse field.


>>Chris Pine To Wave Green Flag At Indy 500


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Actor Chris Pine will wave the green flag at the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.  He was announced today as the honorary starter for the race.  Pine’s acting credits include his role as James Kirk in the Star Trek reboots, as well  as “Horrible Bosses 2,” “Into the Woods,” Z for Zachariah” and “The Finest Hours.”


>>Harvick Agrees To Extension With SHR


(Charlotte, NC)  —  Kevin Harvick is staying with Stewart-Haas Racing.  The team announced yesterday that Harvick has agreed to a long-term contract extension.  It had been speculated that Harvick wanted to leave the team he’s been with since 2014.


>>NASCAR All-Star Weekend In Charlotte


(Charlotte, NC)  —  It’s NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The Sprint Cup Series Showdown takes place at 7:15 tonight.  Qualfying for the All-Star race is at 7:10 tomorrow, with the race itself slated to begin at 9:00.

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