Raptors get even...NBA All-Rookie team...Blues reach final, finally...Urias back with Dodgers
TORONTO (AP) _ The NBA’s Eastern Conference finals are tied at two games apiece after Kyle Lowry scored 25 points in the Toronto Raptors’ 120-102 win over Milwaukee. The Raptors won easily despite a hobbled Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard, who still finished with 19 points. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors, while Norm Powell came off the bench to hit four 3s and score 18 points.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) and Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young are unanimous first-team picks for the NBA All-Rookie team. Also making the first team were Suns center Deandre Ayton, Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson and Kings forward Marvin Bagley III. Rookie of the year will be announced at the NBA Awards show on June 24.
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Jordan Binnington stopped 25 shots and the St. Louis Blues advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 1970 by whipping the San Jose Sharks, 5-1. Vladimir Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn each scored a power-play goal and David Perron (peh-RAHN’) added a goal and an assist in the Blues’ third straight win. Perron put St. Louis ahead to stay by scoring 92 seconds after the opening faceoff.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was reinstated by Major League Baseball after being placed on leave for seven days while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urías was taken into custody in the parking lot of a Los Angeles shopping mall but police did not release details. Urías addressed his teammates for about five minutes in the clubhouse yesterday before the series opener at Tampa Bay.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) _ A person familiar with the situation says the New England Patriots have reached an agreement on a two-year extension with receiver Julian Edelman. The source says the deal is worth $18 million and includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12 million in guaranteed money. He had 74 catches for 850 yards and six touchdowns last season after missing the four games for violating the league’s performance enhancers policy.