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Warriors up 3-0...Koepka still in command...Larson wins All-Star race...Will of War takes Preakness

May 19, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ Draymond Green had a triple-double and the Golden State Warriors came back from an 18-point, second-quarter deficit to beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 110-99 to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference finals. Green finished with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for Golden State, which pulled ahead by outscoring the Trail Blazers 29-13 in the third quarter. Stephen Curry poured in 36 points, including a 3-pointer that made it 98-87 with under five minutes to go.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) _ Defending champion Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) maintained his seven-stroke lead at the PGA Championship by firing an even-par 70 in the third round. No one got within five shots of Koepka, who had his moments of sloppiness before staying at 12 under. Harold Varner III birdied the 18th to cap off a bogey-free 67 that leaves him tied for second with Dustin Johnson, Jazz Janewattananond (JAH’-nah-wah-TAH’-nah-nahnd) and Luke List.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) _ Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage before holding off the defending champion to win the $1 million first prize in the NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson stayed near the top until the next-to-last restart when he slipped between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano before Harvick pushed him hard to the front. Harvick was second, Busch third, Logano fourth and Bubba Wallace fifth.

BALTIMORE (AP) _ War of Will has bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes. War of Will held off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and still finished the race. Bodexpress threw Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez just out of the starting gate but still finished the race. Everfast came in second and Owendale third.

BOSTON (AP) _ The Houston Astros picked up their 10th consecutive victory as Tyler White supplied a two-run double while Houston scored five times in the first inning of a 7-3 decision over the Red Sox in Boston. Josh Reddick hit a solo homer for the Astros, who have matched the best 46-game start in club history at 31-15. Josh James got the victory with three innings of hitless relief after starter Corbin Martin yielded three runs in four frames.

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