>>Rockets Top Warriors In Game Five
(Houston, TX) — Chris Paul scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half as the Rockets held on to beat the Warriors 98-94 in Game Five of the West Finals in Houston. Eric Gordon iced the game with two free throws in the final seconds as Houston grabbed a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Kevin Durant put up 29 points for Golden State. The Warriors host Game Six tomorrow.
>>Rockets’ Paul Questionable For Game Six
(Houston, TX) — Rockets guard Chris Paul is questionable for Game Six after leaving last night’s Game Five with a hamstring injury. “CP3” exited the game with 22.4 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The team will evaluate him later today and update his status for Saturday. Paul finished with 20 points on 6-of-19 shooting. Four of those baskets came from behind the arc.
>>LeBron Highlights All-NBA First Team
(New York, NY) — Cavaliers star LeBron James is in the history books once again after earning his 12th All-NBA First Team selection. James is joined on the First Team by fellow MVP finalists James Harden of the Rockets and Anthony Davis of the Pelicans, as well as Golden State’s Kevin Durant and Portland’s Damian Lillard. James and Harden were both unanimous selections.
>>Indianapolis 500 Runs Sunday
(Indianapolis, IN) — The 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ed Carpenter is the pole-sitter, while Simon Pagenaud [[ PAJ-eh-no ]] and Will Power will start alongside him on the front row. It’s the final career race for Danica Patrick, who qualified seventh and will start in row three. Japan’s Takuma Sato is the defending champ.
>>Kyle Busch Wins Pole At CMS
(Charlotte, NC) — Kyle Busch is on the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Points leader Kevin Harvick will start from the back of the field after he failed pre-race inspection three times. Joey Logano will start alongside Busch in row one.
>>O’s Crush White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Trey Mancini and Adam Jones hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning as the Orioles crushed the White Sox 9-3 in Chicago. Lucas Giolito was rocked for seven runs while recording just four outs as he fell to 3-and-5 with the loss. The Southsiders finished 5-and-3 on their homestand.
>>Cardinals At Pirates Tonight
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cardinals now embark on a six-game road trip. They play the first of three against the Pirates tonight in Pittsburgh. St. Louis will also visit Milwaukee for three games next week before returning home. John Gant starts the opener against the Bucs tonight. The Pirates counter with Joe Musgrove. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.
>>Cubs Host Giants Today
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs continue their homestand today as they welcome the Giants to Wrigley Field for the start of a three-game series. Kyle Hendricks puts his 3-and-3 mark on the line for Chicago, while San Francisco sends 2-and-5 Derek Holland to the hill. First pitch is at 1:20 p.m. The Cubs have lost their last two to fall to 25-and-21.
>>Trump Pardons Late Boxing Champ
(Washington, DC) — Legendary boxing champion Jack Johnson is getting a posthumous pardon from President Trump. Johnson was boxing’s first black heavyweight champion. In 1913, an all-white jury convicted him of violating a federal law prohibiting the transfer of women across state lines for immoral purposes. Supporters of Johnson called it a gross miscarriage of justice. He died in 1946.