>>Cavs Cut Down Warriors To Force Game Six
(Oakland, CA) — The NBA Finals are going back to Cleveland. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James scored 41 points apiece to lead the Cavaliers to a 112-97 win over the Warriors in Game Five in Oakland. The Cavs will try to force a decisive Game Seven when they host Game Six Thursday night.
>>Wolves Reportedly Interested In Butler
(Undated) — Jimmy Butler could be reunited with Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota. ESPN reports the Timberwolves are interested in the All-Star swingman and would be willing to part with the fifth-overall pick in the draft as part of a package to acquire him. Thibodeau is now the head coach and president in Minnesota.
>>Kidd, Bucks Finalizing Three-Year Extension
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Bucks are rewarding head coach Jason Kidd with a three-year contract extension. The Vertical reports the deal is worth 15-million-dollars. In two seasons under Kidd, Milwaukee is 74-and-90.
>>Cardinals Host Astros Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals begin a brief, two-game Interleague series with the Astros tonight at Busch Stadium. Jaime Garcia starts for St. Louis while Houston hands the ball to Doug Fister. First pitch is at 7:15 p.m. The Cards will also host the Rangers for three games this weekend.
>>Scherzer, Nats Shut Down Cubs
(Washington, DC) — Max Scherzer struck out 11 over seven strong innings to lead the Nationals to a 4-1 win over the Cubs. Addison Russell homered in the sixth to break up Scherzer’s perfect game. Kyle Hendricks allowed three earned runs in five-and-a-third innings to fall to 4-and-6. The second of the three-game series is tonight.
>>White Sox Rally Past Tigers In 12
(Chicago, IL) — Adam Eaton’s RBI single in the bottom of the 12th gave the White Sox a wild 10-9 win over the Tigers. Chicago trailed 7-0 in the third and 9-7 in the ninth before forcing extras. Jose Abreu homered, plated three and scored twice to help Chicago improve to 32-and-32. Zach Duke got the win.
>>Eagles, Fletcher Cox Agree To Contract Extension
(Philadelphia, PA) — Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is getting the most guaranteed money for a non-quarterback in NFL history. ESPN reports the Eagles and the Pro Bowler have agreed to a six-year, 103-million-dollar deal. The pact includes 63-million in guaranteed money.
>>Former Bears DL Robinson Dies At 41
(Milwaukee, WI) — Former Bears defensive lineman Bryan Robinson has passed away at age 41. He was found dead at a hotel in Milwaukee Saturday night. Robinson played for Chicago from 1998 to 2003. He blocked a field goal to preserve a 14-13 win at Green Bay in 1999, just six days after Walter Payton died.
>>Penguins’ Victory Parade Tomorrow
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Stanley Cup-champion Penguins will celebrate winning their latest title in Pittsburgh tomorrow. A victory parade will hit the streets of the Steel City beginning at 11:30 a.m. Eastern. The Pens captured the fourth Stanley Cup title in franchise history by defeating the Sharks in six games.