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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.

Reindeer herders in Finland launch app to reduce road kills

HELSINKI — In efforts to cut road kill, Finnish reindeer herders have painted Rudolph’s antlers in fluorescent colours, hung reflectors round their necks and even used movable traffic signs.

They’ve not been successful, so they’re turning to drivers with a reindeer warning app hoping it will reduce the annual 4,000 reindeer road deaths.

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.