Sports News for Friday May 27, 2016

>>Warriors Top Thunder To Stay Alive


(Oakland, CA)  —  There will be a Game Six in the NBA’s Western Conference finals.  The defending NBA champion Warriors staved off elimination with a 120-111 win over the Thunder.  Oklahoma City can still close out the series with a win at home tomorrow.


>>Cavs Look To Close Out Raptors


(Toronto, Ontario)  —  The Raptors look to avoid elimination when they host the Cavaliers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference finals tonight.  Cleveland is a win away from a second straight appearance in the NBA Finals after trouncing Toronto, 116-78, in Game Five on Wednesday.


>>Penguins Advance To Stanley Cup Final


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Penguins are moving on to the Stanley Cup Final.  The Pens edged the Lightning, 2-1, in the decisive Game Seven of the Eastern Conference finals.  Pittsburgh will square off with the Sharks, who are appearing in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history.


>>Nationals Knock Off Cardinals


(Washington, DC)  —  Two late home runs allowed the Nationals to knock off the Cardinals, 2-1, in DC.  Mike Leake gave up both homers over seven innings to take the loss.  Aledmys Diaz belted a homer for the Cardinals, who have lost three straight games.  The Cards are third in the NL Central, eight-and-a-half games behind the first-place Cubs.


>>Royals-White Sox Rained Out


(Kansas City, MO)  —  Last night’s game between the White Sox and Royals was postponed due to rain in Kansas City.  A makeup date hasn’t been announced but it will not be apart of this series.  Chicago’s Miguel Gonzalez is slated to start against Danny Duffy in the opener of the now three-game set tonight.


>>Cubs Open Series With Phillies


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs and Phillies open a three-game series at Wrigley Field this afternoon.  Chicago enters the set atop the NL Central at 31-and-14.  Jon Lester gets the start on the mound for the Cubs.  Philadelphia counters with Adam Morgan.


>>Bradley’s Hitting Streak Ends At 29 Games


(Boston, MA)  —  Jackie Bradley Jr.’s 29-game hitting streak is over.  The Red Sox outfielder went 0-for-4 in last night’s 8-2 loss to the Rockies.  Bradley was in pursuit Dom DiMaggio’s team record of 34 games, which has stood since 1949.


>>Baylor Fires Football Coach Art Briles


(Waco, TX)  —  Art Briles is out as head football coach at Baylor University.  He’s been fired with the football program embroiled in a sexual assault scandal.  Briles and athletic director Ian McCaw have both been criticized for their discipline of players as well as recruiting players dismissed by other schools.


>>Truex Jr. Wins Pole For Coca-Cola 600


(Concord, NC)  —  Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600.  Truex overtook Joey Logano, who had the top qualifying time in the first two rounds.  The pair will start on the front row in Sunday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Carl Edwards took the checkered flag at last year’s race.

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