Warriors complete comeback, return to Finals

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson carried the 73-win Warriors right back to the NBA Finals, as Golden State rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 on Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.
By Janie McCauley

Penguins take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

PITTSBURGH - Nick Bonino took a pretty feed from the corner by Kris Letang and beat Martin Jones from in close with 2:33 remaining to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.
By Will Graves

Smith's three-run triple powers Atlanta

Mallex Smith hit a three-run triple in the second inning, Mike Foltynewicz continued his recent upswing by allowing only three hits in six-plus innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Monday. The Braves have won three of four to improve their home record to 5-21, still easily the worst in the majors.
By Charles Odum

Oregon sophomore captures NCAA title

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon sophomore Aaron Wise bounced back from a tee shot in the water with a birdie putt and a ferocious fist pump, closing with 1-over-par 71 on Monday to win the NCAA title by two shots and give the Ducks a chance at the team championship.

No. 1 Florida among record four SEC teams to nab national seeds

OMAHA, Neb. - Florida will have to break the curse of the No. 1 seed to win its first national championship in baseball.
By Eric Olson

Coaches for Alabama, Texas won't be returning next season

Augie Garrido, the winningest coach in college baseball history, is out after 20 seasons at Texas. Monday's decision comes after the Longhorns' first losing season since 1998. Texas will miss the NCAA postseason for the third time in five years.

Gasol is considering skipping Rio Games

MADRID - Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.
By Tales Azzoni

Truex Jr. has his eyes set on bigger prizes

CONCORD, N.C. - Martin Truex Jr. believes big things are ahead, even bigger than his record run at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
By Pete Iacobelli

North Carolina lacrosse teams bask in title sweep

One holiday weekend, two NCAA titles. North Carolina is the first school in 22 years and only the second to sweep the men's and women's NCAA lacrosse titles in the same season.
By Aaron Beard

North Carolina wins men's lacrosse championship

PHILADELPHIA - North Carolina won the men's NCAA lacrosse championship Monday, defeating Maryland 14-13 on Chris Cloutier's overtime goal.

IndyCar hoping to carry momentum from 500 into future races

INDIANAPOLIS - Even before Alexander Rossi sputtered across the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500, race organizers and IndyCar officials were looking to seize the momentum from the historic 100th running of the showcase event.
By Michael Marot

Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports

WASHINGTON - Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm.
By Lauran Neergaard

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