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May 18, 2019

MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) poured in 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks hammered the Toronto Raptors, 125-103 to take a 2-0 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals. Ersan Olyasova was among three Milwaukee backups to score in double figures, finishing with 17. The Bucks opened on a 9-0 run and held a double-digit lead for the final 39 minutes.

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Jordan Binnington made 29 saves and the St. Louis Blues tied the NHL’s Western Conference final at two games apiece with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. The Blues needed just 35 seconds to take the lead for good as Ivan Barbashev took a shot that deflected off of Gustav Nyquist’s stick and into the net. Tyler Bozek tallied on a power play to make it 2-0 later in the first period, and Binnington blanked the Sharks until Tomsa Hertl beat him 6:48 into the third.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Defending champion Brooks Koepka has set a record for the lowest 36-hole total in a major, moving to 12 under through two rounds of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Koepka followed Thursday’s course record-setting 7-under 63 with a 5-under 65 that gives him a seven-shot edge over Jordan Spieth (speeth) and Adam Scott. Tiger Woods missed the cut after shooting a 3-over 73 that left him plus-5.

BOSTON (AP) _ George Springer’s American League-leading 17th home run was a go-ahead, two-run blast in the Houston Astros’ ninth consecutive victory, 3-1 over the Red Sox in Boston. The blast came off Rick Porcello, who carried a four-hit shutout into the eighth before Jake Marisnick hit a leadoff double. Houston reliever Ryan Pressly pitched a perfect eighth to set a record with his 39th consecutive scoreless appearance.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Chicago Cubs destroyed the Washington Nationals, 14-6 behind Kris Bryant, who was 4-for-5 with three home runs and five RBIs. Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber also homered, while Willson Contreras furnished four of Chicago’s 18 hits. Cole Hamels is 4-0 after holding the Nats to two runs and five hits, including Anthony Rendon’s (rehn-DOHNZ’) home run.

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