Raptors get with 2-1 of Bucks...Koepka takes another major...Blues in command...Astros final lose
TORONTO (AP) _ The Toronto Raptors are within two games to one in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals following a 118-112 victory in double overtime against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Raptors blew leads in the final seconds of the fourth quarter and first overtime before Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored eight of his game-high 36 points in the second OT. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, but he missed a pair of free throws with 7.4 seconds left in regulation that could have iced the game for the Raptors.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) picked up his fourth major in eight starts by defending his PGA Championship crown. Koepka entered the final round with a seven-stroke lead before watching it dwindle to one before completing a two-shot win over Dustin Johnson. Koepka had six bogeys in a 4-over 74 that left him 8 under for the tournament.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Jaden Schwartz recorded his second hat trick this postseason and Jordan Binnington notched his first playoff shutout by stopping 21 shots in the St. Louis Blues’ 5-0 rout of the Sharks in San Jose. Vladimir Tarasenko scored on a penalty shot to help the Blues take a 3-2 lead in the NHL’s Western Conference final and get within a game of their first Stanley Cup final appearance since 1970. Martin Jones stopped 35 shots for the Sharks, who will try to stave off elimination when they visit St. Louis for Game 6 on Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) _ The Astros’ 10-game winning streak is over after Michael Chavis homered and Xander Bogaerts (BOH’-gahrts) supplied a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 4-3 win over Houston. Mookie Betts scored three runs for Boston, which lost the first two games in the first meeting with the Astros since beating them in the 2018 ALCS. The Astros finished the game without George Springer, who came out in the fifth inning due to lower back stiffness.
CINCINATI (AP) _ Hyun-Jin Ryu (HYOON’-jihn-ree-OO’) ran his major league-leading shutout streak to 31 innings by blanking the Cincinnati Reds on five hits over seven frames of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-3 victory. Cody Bellinger hit his 17th homer to back Ryu, who is 6-1 with a 1.52 ERA. Alex Verdugo drove in three runs and Russell Martin added a solo shot for the NL West-leading Dodgers.