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Rockets head into Game 3 confident after big win against Warriors

HOUSTON – The Rockets have reason to feel good, tied with Golden State after winning Game 2 in a rout in the Western Conference finals. But a big challenge awaits Sunday at Oracle Arena, where the...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers need s a big rebound in Eastern Conference finals

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio – They’ve survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA’s most compelling reality show — or, as some have called it, spectacle. The must-watch Cleveland...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Preakness looks like Justify’s race to lose

BALTIMORE — Opposing trainers at the Preakness always want to see the Kentucky Derby winner up-close and then set their sights on trying to beat that horse. This year, they can see Justify. They...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

All eyes on Cortez’s Eli Tomac going into Motocross

Motocross has been searching for its next big star since Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto unexpectedly retired in a span of two years. The search goes on as the outdoor season is set to begin...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Viviani wins 13th stage for 3rd win, Yates keeps Giro d’Italia lead

NERVESA DELLA BATTAGLIA, Italy – Elia Viviani made it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d’Italia on the 13th stage, while Simon Yates remained in the overall lead on Friday as the race heads into the...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sepp Kuss climbs well on toughest stage of Tour of California

The toughest stage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California was the best for Durango’s Sepp Kuss. The 23-year-old professional cyclist for Team LottoNL-Jumbo finished 26th Friday on the 123-mile sixth...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Bernal wins Stage 6 to take Tour of California lead

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Egan Bernal knew it would take a major effort on the toughest climb of the Tour of California to make up the 23-second gap to Tejay van Garderen on the race’s penultimate...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Sepp Kuss continues learning experience at Tour of California

The fifth stage of the 2018 Amgen Tour of California didn’t follow the same route as a year ago when Durango’s Sepp Kuss had a breakout performance with a 10th-place finish after an epic climb up...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Gaviria sprints to victory in Stage 5 of Tour of California

ELK GROVE, Calif. – The riders began toppling over a few miles from the finish line, the crash cluttering up the left side of the road into Elk Grove with broken bikes and bodies. Fortunately for...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Vasilevskiy Lightning top Caps 4-2 to even East final 2-all

WASHINGTON – Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Marc Leishman shoots 61 in debut of new course at Byron Nelson

DALLAS – Marc Leishman enjoyed the old home of the AT&T Byron Nelson as much as anyone, considering he made the last nine trips there and had one of the best scoring averages in tournament history....

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Back and better: Michael Porter Jr. says he’s best in NBA draft class

CHICAGO – If given the chance, Michael Porter Jr. would have a simple question for those who touted him as the best NBA prospect in this draft class a year ago and no longer do today. Why? The way...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports