Unbeaten Warriors go to San Antonio...Nashville goes to Anaheim without center Johansen...Rain delays Indy qualifying
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio forward Kawhi (kuh-WY’) Leonard won’t play tonight when the Spurs host Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Coach Gregg Popovich says Leonard isn’t ready to return after re-injuring his left ankle in Game 1. Leonard initially injured the ankle in Game 5 of the second-round series against Houston on May 9. The Warriors lead this series two games to none.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Nashville Predators will be without center Ryan Johansen when they visit the Anaheim Ducks today for Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference finals. Johansen had emergency thigh surgery that will force him to miss the remainder of the playoffs. He was injured during Thursday’s 3-2 loss that evened the series at two games apiece.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The start of Indianapolis 500 qualifying has been delayed by rain. Just minutes before the scheduled start, the public address announcer told fans that cars would be towed back to their garages. Heavy rain saturated the 2.5-mile oval about 15 minutes later.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming faces nine rivals today in the Preakness. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. The forecast for Baltimore today calls for cloudy skies and a high of 68.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Jason Kokrak has a five-stroke lead after two rounds of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas, tying the 36-hole Nelson record. Kokrak, ranked 128th in the world, shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 yesterday, the best scoring round of his career. Meanwhile, local favorite Jordan Spieth (speeth) missed the cut for the first time at the tournament where he made his debut as a 16-year-old high school junior.