Sports Roundup: NASCAR in NC; Spurs 3-0; Braves win Twice

By: AP
By: AP

NASCAR
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Kyle Busch raced to his sixth Nationwide Series victory of the season and record seventh career win at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway. He also was Truck Series winner at the track last week, his fifth victory in that circuit at Charlotte.
On Sunday, he looks to make it a clean sweep of all three series events with a win in the Coca-Cola 600. Denny Hamlin is the pole-sitter on Sunday.

NBA PLAYOFFS
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs are on the doorstep of going to the NBA Finals.
The Spurs won their second straight overtime game and took a commanding 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals by dominating the extra five-minute period and beating Memphis 104-93 on the Grizzlies' home floor.
Tim Duncan scored the first five points of overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs rallied from an 18-point deficit. Duncan finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. The Spurs fell behind early 19-5 but came on strong when it counted. They hit their first five shots in overtime, outscoring the Grizzlies 18-7 in OT.
The Spurs can wrap up the series with a victory in Game 4 Monday night in Memphis. San Antonio now has won five straight postseason games.

NHL PLAYOFFS
(AP) -- Tuukka Rask (TOO'-kah rask) stopped 28 shots, Gregory Campbell scored twice and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-1 in Game 5 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
Recent call-up Torey Krug scored his fourth goal of the series for Boston, which reached the third round of the NHL playoffs for the second time since 1992. The other was 2011, when the Bruins won the sixth Stanley Cup in franchise history.
The Bruins will face the Pittsburgh Penguins for the right to play for the Stanley Cup.
The Chicago Blackhawks are still alive after whacking Detroit 4-1 in a must-win game for the Blackhawks. Andrew Shaw had two goals for his first career multi-goal playoff game. That cuts the Red Wings' lead in this Western Conference semifinal to 3-2. Game 6 is back in Detroit on Monday.

MLB-LATEST SCORES
(AP) -- Joe Mauer homered and had three hits, helping the Minnesota Twins snap a 10-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Mauer had already earned the ire of Detroit fans when he broke up Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid in the ninth inning Friday night. He was booed when came to bat in the first inning Saturday -- then booed some more after his solo homer to right field.
The Twins scored three runs in the first, and that was enough. P.J. Walters to earn his first victory.

In other baseball:
---- Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, Mark Ellis lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated St. Louis 5-3 to snap the Cardinals' three-game winning streak.
-- Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, and the Cincinnati Reds used another big inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 for their fifth straight victory.
----Angel Pagan (pah-GAHN') hit a game-ending two-run inside-the-park home run to give the San Francisco Giants a 6-5 win over Colorado.
---- Lyle Overbay homered with two outs in the 11th inning, and the New York Yankees rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3.
---- Atlanta beat the New York Mets 7-5 in 10 innings of a game suspended from the night before. Dan Uggla hit an RBI single in the 10th inning. The Braves blanked the Mets 6-0 in the regularly scheduled game. Pitcher Mike Minor homered and also struck out 10.
---- The Angels are hot and the Royals are not. In Kansas City the Angels beat the Royals 7-0 giving L.A. a seven-game winning streak. During the streak the Angels have dominated opponents, outscoring them by a combined 54-18. The slumping Royals have lost 15 of 19, including seven straight at home. They have scored three runs or fewer in 12 of those defeats.
-- In Toronto the Orioles won for the fourth time in five games with a 6-5 win over the Blue Jays. Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer and Adam Jones added a solo shot for the Orioles.
-- Pinch-hitter Mike Carp drove in the tying run with an eighth-inning double and then scored on a double by Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY'-uh) as the Red Sox rallied for a 7-4 victory over Cleveland.
---- Pittsburgh whacked Milwaukee 5-2. Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs, and Andrew McCutchen also went deep.
---- Conor Gillaspie hit a run-scoring single in the ninth inning to score Dewayne Wise, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 2-1 win over Miami.
----Philadelphia trimmed Washington 5-3. Delmon Young singled home the go-ahead run in a two-run eighth inning rally off Drew Storen for the Phils.
-- Josh Donaldson had four hits and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 11-5.

PGA-COLONIAL
Kuchar has lead
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Matt Kuchar (KOO'-char) has the lead after three rounds of the PGA's Colonial. He shot a 1-under-69 to finish 11-under par. Four players are in the clubhouses at 10-under. The group includes Chris Stroud, Matt Every, Boo Weekley and Graham DaLaet.

LPGA-BAHAMAS
Moreno has the two round lead
PARADISE ISLANDS, Bahamas (AP) -- Paola Moreno of Colombia played another bogey-free round on a 12-hole golf course and takes a one-shot lead in the Bahamas LPGA Classic.
Moreno has a one-shot lead over Lindsey Wright. Cristie Kerr was among 10 players within three shots of the lead, though they won't have as many holes to make up ground.
Because of flooding on the Ocean Club earlier in the week, the tournament is three rounds of 12 holes. The goal is to get in 36 holes by Sunday to make it official.

SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Perry takes lead
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Kenny Perry had an eagle, five birdies and four bogeys, in shooting a 3-under 68 and has a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Senior PGA Championship.
The 52-year-old Perry is trying for an elusive first major championship. He has a two-shot lead over two-time champion Jay Haas. Lefty Russ Cochran was three strokes back

FORMULA ONE-MONTE CARLO
Rosberg has the pole
MONTE CARLO, Monaco (AP) -- The most glamorous event on the Formula 1 circuit is Sunday in Monte Carlo and Nico Rosberg will start from the pole. It's the Monaco Grand Prix (pree) and Rosberg finished ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying. Three-time defending series champion Sebastian Vettel was the third fastest qualifier with Red Bull teammate Mark Webber fourth.
This is the legendary race that runs through the streets of the city.


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