Series tied: Heat roar back in the 4th quarter, beat Nuggets 111-108 in Game 2 of NBA Finals
DENVER — Staring down a 2-0 deficit in the NBA Finals, as the visitors in a hostile arena where no road team had prevailed in more than two months, the Miami Heat decided to do what they’ve done throughout the postseason.
Carlos Alcaraz likes to watch replays of his best shots, faces Stefanos Tsitsipas at French Open
PARIS — Some friendly advice, sports fans: If Carlos Alcaraz is playing, do not look away. Even for a moment. Because it’s likely he’ll conjure up some sort of highlight-worthy mix of ability, athleticism and awareness that drops the jaw.
Golden Knights know from experience Game 1 victory doesn’t ensure win over Panthers
LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights were flying high after Game 1 in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final, having just beaten Washington and believing they were en route to a miracle championship for the first-year franchise.
NCAA champ Zhang becomes 1st LPGA Tour winner in pro debut in 72 years, wins Mizuho in playoff
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Rose Zhang lived up to all the pre-tournament hype as the next great women’s golfer — at least in her first week as a pro.
Hovland delivers clutch putts and wins Memorial in playoff
DUBLIN, Ohio — Viktor Hovland was happy with his three PGA Tour victories, even if they were at resort courses that were soft and susceptible to firing at flags. He wanted a win on American soil, where par was at a premium, and he got every bit of that Sunday at the Memorial.
Ryan Blaney joins pole sitter Kyle Busch on front row for NASCAR Cup Series race
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Blaney isn’t slowing down now that he’s finally reached victory lane again.
Acuña hits 464-foot homer in Braves’ 5-2 win over Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. stole a base when no one was looking, hit a homer to the fans buying beer.
Claressa Shields wins an easy decision over Maricela Corenjo
DETROIT (AP) — Claressa Shields successfully defended her undisputed middleweight title with a lopsided unanimous decision over Maricela Cornejo on Saturday night in the first boxing card at Little Caesars Arena.
Las Vegas ballpark pitch revives debate over public funding for sports stadiums
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Joe Lombardo wants to help build Major League Baseball’s smallest ballpark, arguing that the worst team in baseball can boost Las Vegas, a city striving to call itself a sports mecca.
Pinho, Barton win Ironman 70.3 Hawaii titles
KOHALA COAST — Nearly 1,200 athletes gathered along the sun-drenched shoreline of the beautiful Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii to compete in Saturday’s exciting Ironman 70.3 Hawaii Triathlon.
Man City beats Man United 2-1 in FA Cup final to complete second leg of treble bid
LONDON (AP) — The second leg of Manchester City’s treble mission is secure.
Hilo Cal Ripken headed to state championship
Hilo Cal Ripken League’s 12U and 13U All-Star teams will attend the Hawaii State Championship tourney for the first time in several years, starting next Saturday.
Local sports in brief
Wise added to All-BIIF water polo honorable mentions
Toyota debuts hydrogen-fueled Corolla race car as auto racing begins shift away from gas guzzlers
OYAMA, Japan (AP) — In a sprawling circuit near Mount Fuji, a humble Corolla running on liquid hydrogen has made its racing debut, part of a move to bring the futuristic technology into the racing world and to demonstrate Toyota’s resolve to develop green vehicles.
Churchill Downs moves meet to Ellis Park to examine protocols following 12 horse deaths
Churchill Downs will suspend racing operations on Wednesday and move the remainder of its spring meet to Ellis Park in order to conduct a “top-to-bottom” review of safety and surface protocols in the wake of 12 horse fatalities the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Mile-High NBA advantage: Denver altitude helps Nuggets go unbeaten at home in playoffs
DENVER (AP) — Joking around before the start of the NBA Finals, Charles Barkley and Grant Hill took hits from oxygen masks they brought onto the set for a pregame TV show.
Vegas-Florida Stanley Cup Final pits top team in West against upstart in East
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers is a matchup of contrasting roads through the season and a topsy-turvy NHL playoffs. The Golden Knights won the Western Conference and were a mostly consistent force despite goaltending injuries. The Panthers scuffled at the start before getting hot at the right time. Florida was the last team to qualify for the postseason and the eighth seed in the East before knocking off the league’s best and advancing with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Who lifts the Cup will be determined from the net out.
Suh, Matsuyama ride hot putts on steamy day at the Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Justin Suh signed for a 6-under 66 at the Memorial and then made a few stops to speak with the media. His putter stayed with him the entire time, which probably was wise.
‘The Ride’ docuseries takes peaks and valleys of professional bull riding by the horns
NEW YORK — If at first you’re thrown from the bull, try, try again — at least that’s part of what the new docuseries “The Ride” highlights.
Detroit Pistons announce deal with new coach Monty Williams
DETROIT (AP) — Monty Williams is taking over the Detroit Pistons.