BC-AP Sports Digest
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Moe Berg was a major league catcher who became a spy during World War II. Filmmaker Aviva Kempner tells Berg’s story in a new documentary. Kempner speaks with co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg on PodcastOne Sports Now and says Berg was a mysterious character all his life. https://www.podcastone.com/ap-sports-weekly-podcast
INDIANAPOLIS _ Roger Penske celebrated his 50th anniversary in the Indianapolis 500 with his 18th victory. Along for the ride was sponsor John Menard, like Penske celebrating nearly a lifetime of annual trips to the fabled race. Unlike his old friend, he has had little success in the one event everyone wants to win. Menard finally reached victory lane Sunday with Penske and Simon Pagenaud, their car sponsored by his Midwest-based home improvement chain. By AP Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING: 920 words, photos by 3 a.m.
Bart Starr was an ordinary quarterback until teaming with Vince Lombardi on the powerhouse Green Bay Packers teams that ruled the 1960s and ushered in the NFL as America’s most popular sport. The quarterback’s graceful throws helped turn a run-heavy league into a passing spectacle, yet it’s a run for which he’s most famous: the sneak that won the famed “Ice Bowl” in 1967. Starr died Sunday at age 85 in Birmingham, Alabama, the Packers said. He had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart attack in 2014. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,575 words, photos. With FBN--OBIT-STARR-QUOTE BOX.
PARIS _ Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams — owners of a combined collection of 55 Grand Slam singles titles — are each in action on Day 2 at the French Open. Each is embarking on a bid to achieve a milestone over the next two weeks at Roland Garros. Developing. With TEN--FRENCH OPEN-THE LATEST, TEN--FRENCH OPEN-GLANCE, sidebars on merits. Play starts at 5 a.m. ET.
CLEVELAND _ Billionaire businessman and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert is recovering after suffering symptoms of a stroke and seeking hospital care. Officials with Detroit-based Quicken Loans said in a statement that Gilbert “received immediate medical attention and is currently recovering comfortably” after going to a hospital early Sunday. Gilbert is the company’s founder and chairman. The company said Gilbert’s family requests privacy at this time. By Tom Withers. SENT: 320 words, photos.
BKN--ON BASKETBALL-NBA FINALS
The notion that only Golden State and Toronto will be affected by the outcome of this year’s NBA Finals could not be further from the truth. AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds says that the next four, five, six or seven games will decide the 2019 championship and so much more _ because how this series plays out is inevitably going to affect how free agency unfolds this summer. Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins all could see their futures impacted by this series. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 870 words, photos by 3 a.m.
CONCORD, N.C. _ Maybe it should be called the four-wide slide. Whatever you want to name it, Martin Truex Jr.’s pass with four laps to go in the Coca-Cola 600 led to one of the best finishes in the 60-year history of the race _ and injected some much-needed excitement back into NASCAR’s longest and most grueling race. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 575 words, photos by 3 a.m.
HKN--STANLEY CUP PREVIEW
BOSTON _ The NHL has spent the past 15 years tweaking the rules to boost scoring and give the stick wizards room to roam. The upcoming Stanley Cup Final between the big, tough St. Louis Blues and the bigger, tougher Boston Bruins is something of a throwback. There are different blueprints to win a championship and this series promises to show that size and physical play is one way to do it. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. With HKN--STANLEY CUP-THE LATEST, HKN--AP WAS THERE-1970 STANLEY CUP.
BOSTON _ T.J. Oshie and plenty of other former members of the Blues organization are rooting for their old team to win the Cup for the first time in franchise history. That includes a couple of executives who helped build the team and are beaming with pride at St. Louis living up to the potential that it appeared to have over this run of eight playoff appearances in 11 seasons. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 3 a.m.
CHICAGO _ Cubs slugger Kris Bryant left the team’s loss to Cincinnati after colliding with center fielder Jason Heyward in the sixth inning. With two outs and a runner on first, Heyward and Bryant converged on Eugenio Suárez’s drive toward right-center. It looked as if Heyward and Bryant both called for it before running into each other, and the ball went off Heyward’s glove. By Jay Cohen. SENT: 450 words, photos.
MONACO _ Lewis Hamilton’s stressful win at the Monaco Grand Prix extended his championship lead to 17 points after six races, yet perhaps more importantly it reminded him just why he loves Formula One racing. Holding off Max Verstappen on fading tires that made his Mercedes slip around, Hamilton clinched his fourth win of the season and 77th of a glittering career. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 740 words, photos.
FORT WORTH, Texas _ Kevin Na always believed he could win at Colonial, so he paused to visualize his name on the wall of champions at the first tee before making another run at it. The South Korean-born American will get to read his name on that wall next year. Na birdied four of the first eight holes and shot a 4-under 66 for a four-shot victory over Tony Finau on Sunday on the cozy course made famous by Ben Hogan, securing his third career PGA Tour win and second in 10 months. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 875 words, photos.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. _ Bronte Law shot a 3-under 67 and held off a series of challengers Sunday to win the Pure Silk Championship by two shots for her first career victory on the LPGA Tour. The 24-year-old Englishwoman, a former star at UCLA, held a share of the lead after all four rounds and finished with a 17-under 267 total on the River Course at the Kingsmill Resort. By Hank Kurz. SENT: 710 words, photos.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. _ Ken Tanigawa overcame a three-shot deficit on the back nine to pass defending champion Paul Broadhurst and win the Senior PGA Championship. Tanigawa shot an even-par 70 to finish at 3-under 277 at Oak Hill Country Club’s East Course. The 51-year-old held off PGA Tour Champions money leader Scott McCarron by a stroke. By John Wawrow. SENT: 950 words, photos.
MILWAUKEE _ The University of Wisconsin said Sunday the wife and daughter of men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile accident. Moore’s wife, Jennifer, and daughter Jaidyn were killed early Saturday in the crash on the M-14 highway in Washtenaw County’s Superior Township, the department said. By Keith Jenkins. SENT: 520 words, photos.
HARRISON,N.J. _ Fans spelled out the message at the end of the national anthem, unfurling a huge banner behind the goal on the south end of Red Bull Arena: “ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR FOUR” it read, with a large gold star in the center. Ten prep games for the U.S. women’s soccer team this year ended with an unimpressive 3-0 win over Mexico in a send-off match on Sunday. The Americans travel to England on Monday and will work out at Tottenham’s training grounds before heading to France on June 7, four days before starting their World Cup title defense against Thailand. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
LAC--NCAA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
BALTIMORE _ Brindi Griffin and Grace Griffin each scored three goals and Maryland won its 14th national championship in women’s lacrosse with a 12-10 victory over Boston College on Sunday at Johns Hopkins. Caroline Steele added two goals for Terrapins, who were appearing in the title game for the sixth time in seven years. By Todd Karpovich. SENT: 320 words.
Monday Time Schedule (EDT)
STANLEY CUP FINALS
St. Louis at Boston, 8 p.m.
Detroit at Baltimore, 1:05 p.m.
Miami at Washington, 1:05 p.m.
San Diego at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m., 1st game
Chicago Cubs at Houston, 2:10 p.m.
Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.
Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.
Cleveland at Boston, 4:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Oakland, 4:07 p.m.
Milwaukee at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game
N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.