Cavs-Celtics series starts...Lightning seek Game 2 rebound...US gets 6th straight win at ice hockey worlds
BOSTON (AP) — The Cavaliers and the Celtics meet in Boston this afternoon for Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. It’s the eighth playoff matchup between the teams overall, with Boston leading 4-3. The Cavaliers are trying to get back to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season. The Celtics are seeking their first trip since 2010.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay looks to bounce back from a home loss as the Lightning host the Washington Capitals tonight in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals. It’s not a new situation for the Lightning. Tampa Bay lost Game 1 of its second-round series to Boston only to storm back and win four straight games.
HERNING, Denmark (AP) — The United States has its sixth straight win at the ice hockey world championship in Denmark. Captain Patrick Kane scored two goals for the second straight game and added an assist to lead the United States to a 9-3 victory over Norway. Kane leads the tournament with 15 points for five goals and 10 assists. The United States tops Group B with 16 points.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kah) began The Players Championship wondering if his wrist would allow him to play. He finished today with an albatross on the par-5 16th hole and a 63, tying the course record at TPC Sawgrass.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has won the Spanish Grand Prix by 20 seconds for his second straight Formula One victory. Today’s win gives Hamiton a 17-point lead in the drivers’ standings over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, who finished fourth.