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May 23, 2017

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Golden State Warriors await a possible third straight NBA final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory Monday night. Cleveland hosts the Boston Celtics tonight, leaing the East series 2-1. The Warriors are the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have advanced to their first NHL Stanley Cup final. Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Predators’ magical postseason continues after a eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night. Previously, the Predators had never even won even a division title. The Predators will play either defending champion Pittsburgh or Ottawa for the Stanley Cup. Game 1 is Monday.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police are saying Scott Dixon’s wife was not in the car when the Indianapolis 500 pole winner and three-time race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night. The police report lists three victims: Dixon, his wife, Emma, and Franchitti. Police spokesman Aaron Hamer later clarified. The robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday at a Taco Bell. Officers later arrested two boys, ages 15 and 14.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State officials say they have concluded a Title IX investigation into an alleged sexual assault and haven’t taken any action to remove three football players from the university. The Detroit Free Press reports Michigan State spokesman Jason Cody would not discuss the specifics or outcome of the investigation into the alleged January assault. A criminal case has been under review by Ingham County prosecutor. There is no timeline for when or if charges will be filed.

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Democrat-led Assembly has approved legislation to regulate and tax daily fantasy sports. The Assembly voted 56-15 Monday on a bill that would impose a quarterly fee of 10.5 percent of gross revenues on daily fantasy sports providers. A bill moving through the state Senate imposes a 9.25 percent tax rate on daily fantasy sports companies’ gross revenue. Nearly a dozen states regulate the games.

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