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May 14, 2019

BOSTON (AP) _ A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California has pleaded guilty to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the college admissions bribery scheme. Laura Janke pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court to conspiracy to commit racketeering. Among the parents prosecutors say she helped were actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Golden State Warriors and the Portland Trail Blazers open the best-of-seven NBA Western Conference finals tonight in Oakland. And it’s likely the Warriors won’t have the services of Kevin Durant for the first two games because of a strained right calf. The Warriors managed to finish off the Houston Rockets without Durant in Game 6.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Boston hopes to make it three in a row tonight in the best-of-seven NHL Eastern Conference final series against the Hurricanes. The contest will be on the Hurricanes’ home ice in Raleigh, North Carolina, where they are unbeaten in the playoffs.

NEW YORK (AP) _ For the second day, Yankee Stadium is no place for pinstripes, or anything else that’s not water-proof. The Orioles and Yankees have been rained out again. The game was called about 90 minutes before it was supposed to begin. Baltimore and New York are set to play a single-admission doubleheader Wednesday beginning at 3:05 p.m. The forecast is calling for clear skies.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos and racetracks took nearly $314 million worth of sports bets in April, the sixth consecutive month such wagering exceeded $300 million. The figures were released Tuesday, the anniversary of New Jersey’s U.S. Supreme Court win clearing the way for all 50 states to offer legal sports betting. The sports betting money helped New Jersey to an increase of nearly 24 percent in gambling revenue in April compared with a year ago, to over $265 million.