Sports News for Tuesday May 31, 2016

>>Warriors Run Past Thunder In Game Seven


(Oakland, CA)  —  The defending NBA champs are going back to the Finals.  Steph Curry scored 36 points as Golden State rallied for a 96-88 win over the Thunder in Game Seven of the Western Conference finals.  The Warriors will meet the Cavaliers for the NBA title for the second straight year.


>>Penguins Sink Sharks In Game One


(Pittsburgh, PA)  —  The Penguins are three wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup.  Nick Bonino’s goal with 2:33 left in the third gave the Pens a 3-2 win over the Sharks in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final.  Pittsburgh grabbed a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven set and hosts Game Two Wednesday.


>>Cardinals Blank Brewers Behind Martinez


(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Carlos Martinez allowed just five hits over eight shutout innings as the Cardinals blanked the Brewers 6-0 in Milwaukee.  Matt Holliday went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, and Matt Carpenter had four hits and scored three times for St. Louis.  The Cards have won three-of-four.


>>Cubs Blank Dodgers


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs ran their winning streak to six with a 2-0 victory over the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.  Chicago’s bullpen set down the final 25 Dodger batters in order after starter Jason Hammel left with a hamstring cramp.


>>Mets Blank White Sox


(Flushing, NY)  —  The Mets blanked the White Sox, 1-0, in the opener of a three-game set in New York.  Chicago had only two hits en route to its seventh straight loss.  Jose Quintana struck out seven over seven innings of six-hit, one-run ball, but fell to 5-and-5 with the loss.


>>Baylor Names Jim Grobe Head Coach


(Waco, TX)  —  Baylor football has a new head football coach.  The Bears have hired former Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe for the upcoming season.  Grobe replaces Art Briles, who was dismissed after a report was released on the university’s response to allegations of sexual assault by students, including some football players.


>>Baylor AD McCaw Resigns


(Waco, TX)  —  Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw is resigning.  The move comes less than a week after he was placed on probation.  In a statement, McCaw said he was resigning to help the school promote “unity, healing and restoration.”


>>Bulls’ Gasol Considering Skipping Olympics Over Zika Concerns


(Madrid, Spain)  —  Bulls forward Pau Gasol  says he’s considering not playing in the Olympics this summer due to concerns over the Zika virus.  Gasol says there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and other Spanish athletes are also considering skipping the Summer Games.




Alexander Rossi won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, coasting across the finish line on fumes while the leaders headed to the pit in the closing laps. He became the first rookie to win the showcase race since Helio Castroneves in 2001. Defending champion Juan Pablo Montoya was out early, crashing his car into the wall coming out of Turn 2 on lap 62.




Martin Truex Jr. won the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte with one of the most dominant performances in NASCAR history. He led for a Sprint-Cup record 588 of 600 miles for his first win in 34 events since June 2015 at Pocono Raceway. Truex Jr. started from the pole, moved quickly out in front and led all but eight of 400 laps. Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Kurt Busch.

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