LeBron, Love power Cavaliers to 116-78 romp over Raptors (Yahoo Sports)
Back home, the Cavaliers were not hospitable. LeBron James scored 23 points then sat the fourth quarter, Kevin Love scored 25, and Cleveland unleashed tenacious defense on Toronto to regain control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-78 rout of the Raptors in Game 5 on Wednesday night. On their court in front of 20,000-plus screaming, towel-waving fans following two straight losses in Canada, the Cavs opened a 34-point lead in the first half, pushed it to 43 in the second half and took a 3-2 series lead.
(Wed, 25 May 2016 21:48:04 PDT)
Sharks head to 1st Cup final after 5-2 win over Blues (Yahoo Sports)
Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two more and the Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference final. ''It's a pretty cool feeling,'' Thornton said.
(Wed, 25 May 2016 22:25:44 PDT)
Nadal wins 200th Grand Slam match at French Open (Yahoo Sports)
Rafael Nadal set another milestone at the French Open on Thursday, posting the 200th Grand Slam match win of his career. Nadal got off a sluggish start but once he got into his swing, he was in control. The record nine-time champion at Roland Garros ended up beating Facundo Bagnis 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 to become the eighth man in history to win 200 matches at major tournaments.
(Thu, 26 May 2016 08:09:41 PDT)
Bradley, Bogaerts extend streaks; Red Sox beat Rockies 10-3 (Yahoo Sports)
Jackie Bradley Jr. swears he isn't thinking about his current hitting streak. Bradley had two hits to extend his major league-best streak to 29 games, Xander Bogaerts homered to extend his hitting streak to 18 games and the Boston Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 10-3 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. Travis Shaw added three RBIs and Blake Swihart had a pair of triples as Boston moved to a season-best 12 games over .500.
(Wed, 25 May 2016 20:29:58 PDT)
AP Source: Grizzlies offer coaching job to David Fizdale (Yahoo Sports)
The Memphis Grizzlies are ready to make another assistant coach a first-time NBA head coach after offering their job to Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person says Fizdale met with Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera on Wednesday in California and that the job had been offered. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Grizzlies are not commenting on specific candidates.
(Wed, 25 May 2016 16:42:28 PDT)
Arrieta moves to 9-0 and Cubs edge Cardinals 9-8 (Yahoo Sports)
Jake Arrieta got some help from the Cubs' offense to stay perfect. Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday. ''I picked a good day to be (bad),'' Arrieta said.
(Wed, 25 May 2016 16:36:02 PDT)
Sluggin' Seattle: Lind's 6 RBIs lead Mariners past A's 13-3 (Yahoo Sports)
Adam Lind felt he was building toward something after a sluggish start to his first season in Seattle. ''There has been incremental improvements throughout probably the last two or three weeks,'' Lind said. Lind hit home runs in his first two at-bats and had a season-best six RBIs while the Mariners scored a season-high in runs in a 13-3 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.
(Wed, 25 May 2016 22:57:17 PDT)