Bucks rally for Game 1 win...Sharks get disputed win...Jets drop GM...Twins shelve Garver
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ The Milwaukee Bucks took Game 1 of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals by closing on a 10-0 run to beat the Toronto Raptors, 108-100. Brook Lopez scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 11 rebounds as the Bucks moved within three wins of their first trip to the Finals since 1974. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 31 points and Kyle Lowry added 30 for Toronto, which led by seven heading into the final period.
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Erik Karlsson scored a disputed goal 5:23 into overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 5-4 victory and a two-games-to-one lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final against the St. Louis Blues. Karlsson’s goal was aided by a hand pass by Timo Meier, but the officials missed it and had to allow the game-winner to stand since the play was not reviewable. Joe Thornton scored twice and Martin Jones made 28 saves for San Jose.
NEW YORK (AP) _ The New York Jets have fired Mike Maccagnan as general manager, three weeks after the NFL draft. CEO Christopher Johnson made the announcement on the team’s Twitter account, saying he made the move after assessing what would be in the Jets’ best interests. Head coach Adam Gase will serve as acting general manager until a successor is found. Both Macccagnan and Gase have denied that there was tension between the two.
UNDATED AP) _ The Minnesota Twins have placed catcher Mitch Garver on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left ankle and returned third baseman Miguel Sanó (sah-NOH’) from his rehabilitation assignment. Garver was injured Tuesday night and has been diagnosed with a high sprain. He has had a breakout season, batting .329 with four doubles, nine home runs and 19 RBIs in 25 games.
BALTIMORE (AP) _ Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is seeking his record-setting eighth Preakness victory with 5-2 morning line favorite Improbable, who will start from the No. 4 post in a field of 13 horses. For the first time since 1951, the Preakness will not include the four horses that crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby. Everfast was added to the Preakness field three days before the race. The Dale Romans-trained horse made it a 13-horse field, the largest for the Preakness since 2009.