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May 8, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland pitcher Mike Fiers (FY’-urz) has become the 35th pitcher in major league history to throw at least two no-hitters, tossing the latest in last night’s 2-0 shutout of the Reds. Fiers entered the night 2-3 with a hefty 6.81 ERA before receiving help from Jurickson Profar’s (JUR’-ihk-sehnz) defensive gem two RBIs. Fiers completed the no-no by striking out Eugenio (ay-oo-HEH’-nee-oh) Suarez with his 131st pitch.

UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and Denver Nuggets have taken three-games-to-two leads in the NBA’s conference semifinals by winning last night. Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored a game-high 25 points and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard added 21 with 13 rebounds in the Raptors’ 125-89 romp over the Philadelphia 76ers. Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) dropped in 25 points and tied a team playoff high with 19 rebounds in the Nuggets’ 124-98 blowout of the Trail Blazers.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues needed double-overtime to win Game 7 of their NHL second-round series and advance to the Western Conference final. Pat Maroon delivered his second game-winning goal of the series by beating Ben Bishop 5:50 into double-OT to complete the Blues’ 2-1 win over the Stars. Jordan Binnington stopped 29 for St. Louis, which awaits the winner of tonight’s Game 7 between the San Jose Sharks and visiting Colorado Avalanche.

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin said he felt fine yesterday after suffering from nausea and double vision from carbon monoxide that seeped into his Toyota at the end of Monday’s NASCAR race at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin felt ill after the race and was attended to by medical staff on pit road after he finished 21st. Hamlin was treated and released from the NASCAR medical care center. Debris struck Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota during the race that knocked out the right rear crush panel and allowed fumes into the car.

UNDATED (AP) — Assistant trainer Riley Mott has confirmed to The Associated Press that Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not run in the May 18 Preakness. Trainer Bill Mott told The Daily Racing Form that the Derby longshot developed a cough and was “acting like he’s going to get sick.” Country House went off at 65-1 in the Run for the Roses and was credited with the victory following the disqualification of race winner Maximum Security.