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Raptors reach NBA Finals...Astros shelve Springer...Na leads Colonial...Broadhurst eyes repeat

May 26, 2019

TORONTO (AP) _ The Toronto Raptors have advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time by rallying from a 15-point deficit in a 100-93 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 27 points and had 17 rebounds for the Raptors, who went on a 26-3 run in the second half to surge ahead. Toronto swept the last four games of the Eastern Conference finals to earn a meeting with the Golden State Warriors, beginning Thursday in Toronto.

HOUSTON (AP) _The Houston Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Springer suffered the injury trying to make a sliding catch on a foul ball in the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Red Sox. He was playing in his first game back after missing the previous four with a stiff back. Springer is batting .308 this season with 17 home runs 43 RBIs.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Kevin Na (nah) will carry a two-stroke lead into the final round at Colonial. Na followed Friday’s 62 with a 1-under 69 for a 9-under total. He recovered from a double bogey at the par-5 11th that cost him the lead, steadying himself over the final seven holes. Jordan Spieth (speeth) and Furyk (FYOOR’-ihk) both shot 68 and were among a quintet at 7 under.

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) _ Defending champion Paul Broadhurst waited out two storm delays to shoot a bogey-free third round and open a two-shot lead at the Senior PGA Championship. The 53-year-old from England fired a 3-under 67 and moved to 6-under. He entered the day as the co-leader with Esteban Toledo, who tumbled into seventh at 1 over for the tournament by shooting 4 over 74. Retief Goosen (GOO’-sehn) is second at 4 under after a 67.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) _ Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal and Matt Murray made 39 saves to carry Canada to a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic, 5-1 in the world hockey championship. The outcome puts the Canadians in Sunday’s title game against Finland. In the first semifinal, Marko Anttila scored midway through the third period in Finland’s 1-0 victory over Russia.

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