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May 7, 2019

UNDATED (AP) — Milwaukee has a 3-1 lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals, while the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors are tied at two games apiece in the West. Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 113-101 win over the Celtics in Boston. James Harden scored 38 points and the Rockets hit 17 3-pointers in a 112-108 victory against the Warriors.

UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins were able to close out their NHL second-round series with Columbus, but the Colorado Avalanche have forced a Game 7 in their series with the San Jose Sharks. Tuukka (TOO’-kah) Rask stopped 39 shots and David Krejci (KRAY’-chee) had a goal and an assist in the Bruins’ 3-0 shutout of the Blue Jackets. The Avalanche blew three leads before knocking off the Sharks, 4-3 on Gabriel Landeskog’s (LAN’-dehs-kahgz) goal 2:32 into overtime.

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman has appealed the five-game suspension he received Monday for throwing a fastball behind Miami pitcher Jose Ureña last week. Gausman was ejected last Friday after his first pitch to Ureña sailed behind his knees. It was Ureña’s first game against the Braves since being suspended for six games for intentionally hitting Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. last August, triggering a bench-clearing confrontation.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Red Sox have placed left-hander David Price on the 10-day injured list because of tendinitis in his pitching elbow. The 33-year-old Price is 1-2 with a 3.75 ERA in six starts and has allowed three runs or fewer in his last four appearances. The Red Sox selected the contract of 28-year-old right-hander Ryan Weber from Triple-A Pawtucket.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has denied the appeal of Maximum Security’s disqualification as Kentucky Derby winner for interference, saying the stewards’ decision is not subject to appeal. Racing stewards disqualified Maximum Security to 17th place on Saturday and elevated Country House to first after an objection filed by two jockeys. Owner Gary West has confirmed to The Associated Press that Maximum Security won’t run in the upcoming Preakness, saying there’s no need without a chance to compete for the Triple Crown.