>>Celtics Overcome LeBron For 2-0 Lead On Cavaliers
(Boston, MA) — The Celtics overcame a 42-point triple-double by LeBron James to beat the Cavaliers 107-94 in Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals in Boston. Jaylen Brown scored 23 points as Boston took a 2-0 lead in the series. Cleveland hosts Game Three on Saturday. Houston hosts Golden State tonight in the West trailing, 1-0.
>>Suns Win NBA Draft Lottery
(Chicago, IL) — The Suns will have the top pick in next month’s NBA Draft for the first time in franchise history. Phoenix won last night’s NBA Draft Lottery in Chicago. The Suns had the worst record in the league at 21-and-61 and will pick first in the June 21st draft in Brooklyn. Sacramento will have the second overall pick, followed by Atlanta.
>>Bulls Land 7th Pick In NBA Draft Lottery
(Chicago, IL) — The odds played out as expected for the Bulls in the NBA Draft Lottery. They had a 77-percent chance to land the sixth or seventh pick and wound up with the seventh in next month’s NBA Draft.
>>Lightning Bounce Back Against Caps In Game Three
(Washington, DC) — The Lightning are back in the NHL’s Eastern Conference Final. Tampa Bay tallied three times in the second and beat the Capitals 4-2 in Game Three in D.C. Washington still holds a 2-1 series lead and hosts Game Four tomorrow. Tonight, the Golden Knights host the Jets in Game Three of the West Final, which is tied at one.
>>Cardinals Topped By Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Cardinals gave up three runs in the bottom of the seventh and lost 4-1 at Minnesota. Brett Cecil was charged with the go-ahead run and Luke Gregerson gave up a two-run homer to Bobby Wilson. Carson Kelly singled in the lone St. Louis run in the third. The Cards had just two hits and lost their third straight.
>>Cubs Rally To Beat Braves In Ninth
(Cumberland, GA) — Addison Russell and Ben Zobrist drove in runs in the ninth inning as the Cubs rallied for a 3-2 win at Atlanta. Carl Edwards Jr. gave up a go-ahead homer to Ronald Acuna [[ ah-COON-ya ]] Jr. in the eighth, but got credit for the win. Brandon Morrow notched his 10 save. The second of the three-game series is tonight.
>>White Sox Blanked By Bucs
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The White Sox were held to seven hits in a 7-0 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park. It was a rare poor start for Reynaldo Lopez, who was tagged for six runs on seven hits in two-plus innings to fall to 0-and-3. Chicago was 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
>>Mariners’ Cano Suspended 80 Games
(Settle, WA) — The Mariners will be without second baseman Robinson Cano for an extended time. He’s been suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s joint drug agreement. Cano tested positive for a banned substance. The 35-year-old says it was not performance-enhancing and he got it from a licensed doctor in the Dominican.
>>Preakness Stakes Post-Position Draw Today
(Baltimore, MD) — The post-position draw for this weekend’s Preakness Stakes takes place today. Starting gates and morning-line odds will be assigned for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Race Course. Justify will be the heavy favorite after winning the Kentucky Derby. The final leg, the Belmont Stakes, will run on June 9th.