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BC-AP Sports Digest

May 6, 2019

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The owner of Maximum Security tells the AP the horse will not run in the Preakness and will appeal his disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. The colt became the first Derby winner to be disqualified for interference. By Gary Graves. SENT: 550 words, photos.


WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump’s decision to award golf great Tiger Woods the Presidential Medal of Freedom raises questions about why now and whether he’s looking to boost a business partner. By Kevin Freking. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Ceremony starts 6 p.m.

_ With:

_ TRUMP-WEST POINT _ Trump wants to restore waiver for service academy athletes. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 300 words, photos.


HOUSTON _ James Harden, who scored 41 points in a Game 3 victory, leads the Houston Rockets in their bid to even the second-round series against Golden State. Stephen Curry, with a dislocated finger on his left hand, struggled with his shots in the overtime loss. By Kristie Rieken. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos Game starts 9:30 p.m.


MIAMI _ Derek Jeter says the Miami Marlins are better than this. If he’s wrong, this woebegone franchise is headed for its worst season yet. In his second season as CEO, Jeter is rebuilding the team from the bottom up _ and this bottom is deep. By Steven Wine. SENT: 750 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES _ Horse racing is in an uproar. The deaths of 23 horses at Santa Anita prompted a flurry of medication and safety initiatives. The disqualification of the Kentucky Derby winner touched off a debate reaching all the way to the White House. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.



Female soccer players in Latin America face entirely different struggles from those of U.S. women. With the Women’s World Cup in France less than a month away, Latin American women are calling attention to the disparities _ and starting to see results. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.



BOSTON _ The Celtics, needing better shooting from Kyrie Irving, might have Marcus Smart back for Game 4 of a second-round series Milwaukee leads 2-1. The Bucks, with Giannis Antetokounmpo brilliant again in Game 3, are 3-0 on the road in the playoffs. By Jimmy Golen. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.


DENVER _ Nikola Jokic is turning the playoffs into his own grand stage. The Nuggets’ star center/point guard is averaging nearly a triple double in his playoff debut. He helped the Nuggets tie the series, with Game 5 in Denver 5 on Tuesday. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.

_ Also:

_ BKN--TIPOFF _ Preview of Tuesday’s two Game 5s, both 2-2: Philadelphia at Toronto; Portland at Denver. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.

_ Also:

_ BKN--TIMBERWOLVES-ROSAS _ Minnesota introduces Gersson Rosas, the first Latino to lead an NBA front office. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

_ BKN--HAWKS-DRAFT LOTTERY _ Atlanta could score big in lottery. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m.



COLUMBUS, Ohio _ The Blue Jackets look to ride the boost of a return home for Game 6 when they face elimination by the Bruins in the second round. Boston is getting excellent work from its top line of Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand. By Mitch Stacy. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.


DENVER _ Leading 3-2, the Sharks can wrap up their second-round series against Colorado. San Jose is one win from reaching the conference finals for the fourth time this decade. The Avalanche, led by Nathan MacKinnon, haven’t lost back-to-back games since mid-March. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 10 p.m.


DALLAS _ In Tuesday’s lone NHL game, St. Louis and Dallas meet in Game 7 of a second-round series three years after the Blues routed the Stars to make to the West finals. This time, however, the Blues are home after a win in Dallas. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.

_ Also:

_ HKN--ISLANDERS WRAPUP _ By Vin A. Cherwoo. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 7 p.m.



NEW YORK _ In a matchup between two past-their-prime aces, the Yankees’ CC Sabathia opposes the Mariners’ Felíx Hernández. Sabathia got his 3,000th career strikeout in his last outing. Hernández has just four walks over 31 1/3 innings this season. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:35 p.m.


MILWAUKEE _ Max Scherzer is on the mound for the Washington Nationals who have lost in the last four starts by the three-time Cy Young winner. Scherzer faces a Milwaukee Brewers team coming off a three-game sweep of the Mets. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:40 p.m.

_ Also:

_ BBN--GIANTS-REDS BEE DELAY _ Swarm of bees forces delay to Giants-Reds game. By Joe Kay. SENT: 120 words, photos. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 3 p.m.

_ BBO--RAYS-METS TRADE _ Banged-up Mets get pitcher Wilmer Font from Rays. SENT: 120 words.



DOVER, Del. _ Chase Elliott, last week’s winner at Talladega, is on the pole and Jimmie Johnson goes for his 12th win at Dover a day after Sunday’s race was washed out. This is NASCAR’s first Monday finish of the season. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Race started noon.

_ With:

_ CAR--NASCAR-DOVER-THE LATEST _ Real-time updates throughout day.



NEW YORK _ On the way to his debut at Madison Square Garden, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua ran into a detour: a different opponent. He simply shrugs about it. By Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.



CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Max Homa emerged from what he called “low, low places” to win the Wells Fargo Championship for his first win on the PGA Tour. Along the way, he had some help from his caddie. By Steve Reed. SENT: 650 words, photos.



The XFL reaches multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. This is the second time Vince McMahon has launched a football league. The first version of the XFL lasted one season in 2001. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 550 words, photos.


NEW YORK _ Add filmmaker to Tina Charles’ resume. The WNBA star speaks with the AP about her documentary that debuted weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Charlie’s Records” concerns her father’s record store and label. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 750 words, photos.

_ Also:

_ FBC--ACC NETWORK-SWOFFORD _ ACC’s TV channel, partnered with ESPN, on schedule for August launch. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 4 p.m.


_ SOC--LIVERPOOL-SALAH OUT _ Liverpool star Mohamed Salah (concussion) out for Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal against Barcelona. SENT: 250 words, photos.

_ SOC--CASILLAS-HEART ATTACK _ Star Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas, 37, released from hospital after heart attack. SENT: 300 words, photos.

_ SOC--FIFA AWARDS _ FIFA equalizes men’s, women’s awards. SENT: 120 words.


_ TEN--MADRID OPEN _ Defending champion Petra Kvitova reaches third round in Spain. SENT: 300 words.






Monday Time Schedule (EDT)

NBA Playoffs

Milwaukee at Boston, 7 p.m.

Golden State at Houston, 9:30 p.m.

NHL Playoffs

Boston at Columbus, 7 p.m.

San Jose at Colorado, 10 p.m.


San Francisco at Cincinnati, 12:35 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 6:10 p.m.

Seattle at N.Y. Yankees, 6:35 p.m.

Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Arizona at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Arizona at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at Milwaukee, 7:40 p.m.

Miami at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.