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May 16, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers say they’ve signed a “definitive agreement” to sell the team to David Tepper, the founder and president of global hedge fund Appaloosa Management. The deal is subject to NFL approval. The Panthers said in a release the transaction is expected to close in July. Tepper has been a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2009.

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets try to bounce back from Monday’s home loss to Golden State when they host Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference finals tonight. The Warriors say they can’t let up after stealing homecourt advantage in Game 1. It’s the first time since 2014 that the defending champs have had to open a playoff series on the road.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets head to Las Vegas tonight for Game 3 of their NHL Western Conference final series. The Golden Knights won Game 2 in Winnipeg to even the series 1-1.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nationals and Yankees plan to resume a game that was suspended by rain last night in the middle of the sixth inning, then play the finale of a two-game set. The game was called off with the score tied 3-3. But rain is also in the forecast today in Washington.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miles Mikolas tries to improve to 6-0 when the St. Louis Cardinals face Minnesota this afternoon in Minneapolis. Mikolas has a 2.51 ERA in seven starts since returning from a three-year stint in Japan. He’s been doing it with outstanding control, walking only three batters over 46 2/3 innings.

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