Lighting struck, twice...Cavaliers crushed...Diamondbacks swept
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have struck the Tampa Bay Lightning, twice. Washington scored in the opening minute of the game and twice in the last 1:02 of the second period to pull away to a 6-2 victory and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final. The odds are against a comeback. Since 1974-75, teams that take a 2-0 lead in the conference final or semifinal have a 95.1 percent winning average. The series heads back to Washington on Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics seem determined to overthrow the king. Boston embarrassed the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James in a 108-83 rout in Boston. James said afterward that he has “zero” concern about losing the opener. Game 2 is Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees are once again tied with Boston for the best record in the majors at 28-12. The Yankees took one from the Oakland Athletics in a game stretched by a long rain delay. The final was 6-2. Giancarlo Stanton provided plenty of thunder. Stanton went 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs
PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered twice in his first game with Washington, helping the Nationals complete a four-game sweep of the Diamondbacks. Reynolds had his contract selected from Triple-A Syracuse just on Saturday. The Diamondbacks hadn’t lost a series all season until the Nationals took four straight.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Even scary water holes and Tiger roars weren’t enough to rattle Webb Simpson, Sunday’s winner of The Players Championship. Simpson had a 7-shot cushion heading into Sunday’s round and no one came closer than 4 shots.