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May 18, 2019

The highlights of Saturday’s AP Sports report. An up-to-the minute listing of all stories planned, including games and events, is available in Coverage Plan on AP Newsroom, http://newsroom.ap.org/coverageplan . You can also find a link to Coverage Plan on the left navigation of the Newsroom home page, http://newsroom.ap.org For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477.

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Deontay Wilder defends his piece of the heavyweight title Saturday against Dominic Breazeale in New York. He tells PodcastOne Sports now co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg he wants to punish Breazeale for speaking badly about him.

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TOP STORIES

GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. _ Defending champion Brooks Koepka has the lowest 36-hole score in major championship history and a seven-shot lead going into the third round of the PGA Championship. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 8 p.m. With The Latest.

BKN--WARRIORS-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Golden State Warriors, having won twice at home without Kevin Durant, face a Trail Blazers team that squandered a 15-point halftime lead in Game 2. This is the first Western Conference final in Portland since 2000. Durant remains out with a calf injury. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 9 p.m.

RAC--PREAKNESS

BALTIMORE _ Improbable and War of Will lead a field of 13 in a Preakness without the Kentucky Derby winner and no chance for a Triple Crown. The race comes at a time of industry turmoil with horse deaths in California and an uncertain future for Preakness at Pimlico. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Post time 6:48 p.m. With The Latest, sidebar.

BOX--WILDER-BREAZEALE

NEW YORK _ Deontay Wilder defends his heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Wilder was unable to secure a rematch with Tyson Fury following their draw in December. By Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Bout starts about 11 p.m.

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ A lawyer representing more than 50 former athletes who say they were sexually abused by a late Ohio State team physician tells the AP that most were football players from the storied program, including some who went to the NFL. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 800 words, photos. With The Latest.

NOTABLE

BKN--BUCKS-RAPTORS PREVIEW

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks did their part in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals, holding serve at home. Toronto now must do the same, starting with Game 3 on Sunday night. The Raptors are coming off a 22-point loss in Game 2. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 5 p.m.

BBA--ASTROS-RED SOX

BOSTON _ The Astros go for their 10th straight victory, facing the Boston Red Sox a day after George Springer hit his AL-leading 17th homer. Houston, tops in the majors at 30-15, has matched the 2017 World Series title team for the best start in club history. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:15 p.m.

BBA--RAYS-YANKEES

NEW YORK _ Having overtaken Tampa Bay for the AL East lead, the Yankees start Masahiro Tanaka against Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell of the Rays. This is a rematch of the game won by the Japanese right-hander last weekend. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started 1:05 p.m.

SOC--FA CUP FINAL

LONDON _ Manchester City, powered by Raheem Sterling’s hat trick, becomes the first team to win all three domestic titles in English soccer in one season by crushing Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final. City already won the Premier League and League Cup. By Global Soccer Writer Rob Harris. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

TEN--ITALIAN OPEN

ROME _ After losing three straight clay-court semifinals, Rafael Nadal reverts to his old self in beating Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the Italian Open final. He will next face Novak Djokovic or Diego Schwartzman. Johanna Konta advances to women’s final. By Andrew Dampf. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos 5 p.m.

CAR--NASCAR-ALL-STAR RACE

CONCORD, N.C. _ Clint Bowyer starts up front and looks to win the NASCAR All-Star Race _ and the $1 million top prize _ for the first time in 10 tries at Charlotte Motor Speedway. By Pete Iacobelli. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Race starts 8 p.m.

CAR--INDY 500

INDIANAPOLIS _ Qualifying begins for the Indianapolis 500, where 30 of 36 drivers will lock into the May 26 race. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Qualifying ends 5:50 p.m.

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Saturday Time Schedule (EDT)

NBA Playoffs

Golden State at Portland, 9 p.m.

Baseball

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Colorado at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Texas, 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Miami, 4:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m.

Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:10 p.m.

Oakland at Detroit, 4:10 p.m.

Houston at Boston, 7:15 p.m.

Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:15 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Washington, 7:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.

Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.

Minnesota at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Arizona, 10:10 p.m.

MLS

New England at Montreal, 1 p.m.

Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake, 3 p.m.

Chicago at San Jose, 3:30 p.m.

Seattle at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m.

Columbus at Minnesota United, 8 p.m.

D.C. United at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

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