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Cavaliers stay alive

OAKLAND, Calif.—Like everyone else, Draymond Green only could watch as LeBron James and Kyrie Irving sent the NBA Finals back to Cleveland.

And it became abundantly clear just how much the Golden State Warriors need their fiery forward after they were buried by Cleveland’s dynamic duo.

Logano helps make history

BROOKLYN, Mich.—Joey Logano plopped into a seat, getting a much-needed break, when the 26-year-old driver found out he was just a part of history.

Logano pulled away from the pack to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 and was followed by 20-year-old Chase Elliott and 23-year-old Kyle Larson—the youngest top three in NASCAR Sprint Cup history.

Berger nabs first title

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Killing time during a three-hour rain delay yesterday, Phil Mickelson ribbed Daniel Berger about having won the PGA Tour rookie-of-the-year award without a victory.

That was a bit of a sore spot for the ultra-competitive 23-year-old Floridian.

Berger answered once the thunderstorms ended by winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic for his first title.

Tributes pour in for ‘Mr. Hockey’

In a country where hockey is king, Gordie Howe ruled for decades.

A Canadian icon, Howe grew up in the Great Depression playing hockey on prairie ponds—on hand-me-down or jerry-rigged skates.

He went on to become “Mr. Hockey”—a tough and durable customer who could fight as well as he could score.

Howe, who died today at the age of 88, could do it all.

Jays avoid sweep

DETROIT—For the first time since last summer, R.A. Dickey won consecutive starts.

On a day when Dickey couldn’t consistently do anything with his knuckleball, his Toronto teammates scored seven runs in the first five innings in a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday afternoon.

“That was a gift,” Dickey said.

Blowouts story of NBA playoffs

CLEVELAND—It’s been the post-season of blowouts.

The NBA Finals have been no different. There was a 63-point turnaround from Game 2 to Game 3 in a span of about 72 hours.

Try to make sense of this: the Cleveland Cavaliers had their entire roster available to start Game 2 of the NBA Finals yet wound up losing that game to the Golden State Warriors by 33 points.

Busch wins at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa.—Kurt Busch felt like a game show contestant who had to beat the clock to win a prize.

Told his Chevrolet was two laps shy of having enough fuel for the finishing push, Busch did all he could to save, scrimp, and stretch over the final five laps to give himself a shot at the win.

Warriors hammer Cavs to lead 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif.—Kevin Love lay on the court grabbing the back of his head after taking an elbow from Harrison Barnes.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward tried to gut it out before pulling himself from the game.

But the woozy Love wasn’t the only Cavalier who looked to be a daze as the Golden State Warriors may have delivered the knockout blow in the NBA Finals, as well.