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Update on the latest in sports:

May 21, 2019


Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

PORTLAND (AP) _ Draymond Green had 18 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, including a key 3-pointer in overtime, and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year with a 119-117 victory on Monday to sweep the Portland Trail Blazers.

Stephen Curry added 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. He and Green became the first teammates to have triple doubles in the same playoff game.

The Warriors will face the winner of the Eastern Conference final between the Toronto and Milwaukee. The Bucks lead that series 2-1 with Game 4 on Tuesday night in Canada.

Damian Lillard, playing with separated ribs, had 28 points and 12 assists for Portland. He missed a 3-point attempt as time ran out in the extra period. Meyers Leonard added a career-high 30 points along with 12 rebounds.

Elsewhere in the NBA:

_ The Cavaliers have added former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff to John Beilein’s staff as an associate head coach. Bickerstaff was a candidate for Cleveland’s opening and interviewed for the job before the Cavs lured Beilein from Michigan after a successful 12-year run. Bickerstaff was fired in April by Memphis following a 33-49 season.

_ A person with knowledge of the process tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ryan Saunders are finalizing a contract to make the 33-year-old their permanent coach. Saunders was named interim coach in January after Tom Thibodeau was fired. The Timberwolves went 17-25 under Saunders, but players unabashedly endorsed his leadership.


Price returns from injured list, Red Sox beat Jays 12-2

TORONTO (AP) — David Price returned to the Boston Red Sox with another outstanding performance against Toronto Blue Jays.

The 33-year-old left-hander did not allow any earned runs over five innings in a 12-2 rout Monday that improved his record against the Blue Jays to 22-3, including 13-1 in 18 starts at Toronto.

Price had not pitched since May 2 due to left elbow tendinitis. He allowed three hits, struck out four and walked none.

Toronto scored twice in the second to tie the game after second baseman Michael Chavis allowed Billy McKinney’s two-hop grounder to bounce out of his glove for an error with one out. Richard Ureña grounded out and Luke Maile, who had been 0 for 7 against Price in his career, drove a fastball over the wall in left-center for his second homer this year.

In other MLB action:

_ Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory. Gleyber Torres homered twice for the Yankees, who trailed 6-1 in the fourth inning and 7-3 in the sixth.

_ Asdrúbal Cabrera hit two of the five Texas homers, Mike Minor struck out 11 over six innings and the Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 10-9 in a series opener. Hunter Pence, Joey Gallo and Rougned Odor also went deep.

_ Brett Anderson left in the sixth inning with a cervical strain, and the Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4. Anderson allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, improving to 4-0 with a 0.94 ERA in six starts against the Indians.

_ J.T. Realmuto hit a solo homer in the 10th, Jake Arrieta tossed six solid innings in his return to Wrigley Field and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Monday.

_ Jake Marisnick and Tyler White homered and Brad Peacock had another solid start to lead the Houston Astros over the Chicago White Sox 3-0. The Astros played without George Springer, who leads the American League with 17 homers.

_ Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso homered in the first inning as the New York Mets, after learning embattled manager Mickey Callaway is staying around, broke out of their offensive funk a bit to beat the Washington Nationals 5-3.

_ Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory Monday night.

_ Mike Soroka carried a perfect game into the sixth inning, Ronald Acuña Jr. homered twice and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Monday night. Austin Riley also homered for the Braves, who won the opener of a seven-game trip and have won eight of 11.


Yanks’ Gregorius plays for 1st time since Tommy John surgery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius played five innings of defense and went 2 for 4 with a walk at extended spring training in his first game action since Tommy John surgery on Oct. 17.

Playing against Detroit Tigers minor leaguers and in front of Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, Gregorius singled twice and cleanly fielded three grounders Monday but had an error for an errant throw to first base.

Gregorius is coming back from surgery to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He appears on track to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment in a week or two and rejoin the Yankees in late June.

In other MLB news:

_ The Atlanta Braves have added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino (viz-ky-EE’-noh). Seattle is sending Atlanta almost $1.8 million to cover about one-third of what’s remaining in Swarzak’s $8 million salary this year.


Sharks dealing with key injuries heading into Game 6

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ The San Jose Sharks could be headed into their fifth elimination game of the postseason short-handed. The Sharks left town to play Game 6 of the Western Conference final at St. Louis tomorrow with questions about the status of captain Joe Pavelski, high-scoring forward Tomas Hertl and playmaking defenseman Erik Karlsson.

San Jose lost all three stars to injuries during a 5-0 loss at home to the Blues on Sunday that left them trailing the best-of-seven series 3-2 headed into Tuesday night’s game.

The Sharks have already staved off elimination four times this postseason, rallying from 3-1 down in a first-round series against Vegas and then winning a seventh game on home ice in the second round against Colorado.


Indianapolis adds Chad Kelly as 4th quarterback on roster

UNDATED (AP) _ The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent quarterback Chad Kelly. He is the nephew of former Buffalo Bills star Jim Kelly, who was a teammate of Colts coach Frank Reich.

Chad Kelly was cut by the Denver Broncos in October after being arrested on a first-degree trespassing charge. He pleaded guilty in March to a second-degree misdemeanor. Kelly also was arrested in December 2014 after allegedly being involved in a fight outside a Buffalo night club.

Kelly will be the fourth quarterback on the depth chart behind Pro Bowler Andrew Luck, former starter Jacoby Brissett and Phillip Walker.

Elsewhere in the NFL:

_ Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster has injured his left leg during an offseason practice and was taken off the field on a cart. Foster went down clutching at his left knee during the first practice of organized team activities. Foster was expected to compete for a starting inside linebacker job this season.

_ The Denver Broncos will induct longtime cornerback Champ Bailey into the team’s Ring of Fame. The ceremony will take place Oct. 13. It’s been quite a memorable year for the 40-year-old Bailey. He will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 3

_Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette was fined a little more than $300 to resolve a traffic violation that resulted in his arrest last month. Fournette pleaded no contest to driving with a suspended license and was docked $303 in fines and court fees. Prosecutors dropped two other charges: speeding and driving with illegal tint.


Governor orders probe of medical board in Ohio State abuse

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has called the late Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss a monster. DeWine ordered a review of the state medical board’s handling of his case decades ago and called for lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape charges.

The Republican governor signed an executive order at a Statehouse news conference creating a group to review a complete, unredacted version of an investigative report released last week to see what the board knew about Strauss, who took his life in 2005, and when. Portions of the report involving the board’s actions had been blacked out.

The report conducted by a law firm and released by the school Friday found that Strauss sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s to the 1990s.


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