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Doncic lifts Mavericks with go-ahead 3 with 3 seconds left to top Wolves 109-108 for 2-0 lead

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic hit the go-ahead 3-pointer and posted his fifth triple-double of the playoffs to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 109-108 victory and a 2-0 lead on the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference finals. Doncic had 32 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his eighth triple-double in 42 career postseason games as the Mavericks erased an 18-point deficit that stood late in the second quarter and were still down 16 midway through the third. Naz Reid went 7 for 9 from 3-point range for 23 points for the Wolves. His last try at the buzzer rimmed out.

Goodrow scores in overtime, Rangers outlast Panthers 2-1 in Game 2 to even Eastern Conference final

NEW YORK (AP) — Barclay Goodrow scored at 14:01 of overtime and the New York Ranger beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Friday night in Game 2 to even the Eastern Conference final. Goodrow fired a snap shot from above that circles over Sergei Bobrovsky’s right shoulder, sending the Madison Square Garden crowd that has been sitting on edge into a frenzy. Vincent Trocheck scored early and Igor Shesterkin made 26 saves for New York. Riding the excitement of having tough guy Matt Rempe back in the lineup, they showed a lot more life after being shut out 3-0 in the opener. Carter Verhaeghe scored for Florida and Bobrovsky made 29 saves. The series shifts to Florida for Games 3 and 4 on Sunday and Tuesday.

Pacers put unbeaten home playoff record on the line vs. Celtics road success in Game 3

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers are a perfect 6-0 at home in this season's playoffs. The Boston Celtics have won all four of their road games. On Saturday night, in Indianapolis, the two teams will put their perfect marks on the line in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Boston leads the best-of-seven series 2-0 after sweeping the first two games at home. The worst part for Indiana: They might be without All-NBA guard Tyrese Haliburton, who did not return after leaving during the third quarter Thursday night with another injury to his left hamstring.

With revenue sharing coming to college sports, are NIL collectives a problem or part of a solution?

When the NCAA lifted its longtime ban on college athletes monetizing their names, images and likenesses in 2021, there was no such thing as NIL collectives. Now the booster-funded organizations have become ubiquitous and a common way for athletes to cash in as NIL compensation became a stand-in for salary. With revenue-sharing with athletes coming to college sports as part of a $2.8 billion antitrust settlement proposal agreed to this week by the NCAA and power conferences, the future of collectives seems uncertain — even though the duties they have been performing are about to become more important.

Josef Newgarden was on top of the world after winning the Indy 500. This year feels much different

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Team Penske's Josef Newgarden is the defending winner of the Indianapolis 500 and he is a favorite for Sunday's race. A year go, he seemed on top of the world. Since then, he has had to find ways to restore his love of racing. And then he and his teammates were caught up in a cheating scandal that cost him his season-opening win in Florida. He goes into this weekend's showcase event without team President Tim Cindric, who was among several Penske employees suspended in the fallout. There is rain in the forecast for Sunday and the race could be delayed.

Giants overcome 3rd straight 4-run deficit on the road, hold off reeling Mets 8-7

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Bailey hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning, Gold Glove third baseman Matt Chapman saved San Francisco with a defensive gem and the Giants came back from another big deficit to beat the staggering New York Mets 8-7. After climbing out of a 6-2 hole in the eighth, the Giants joined the 1932 St. Louis Cardinals as the only major league teams since 1900 to win three consecutive road games they trailed by at least four runs. Jorge Soler and Mike Yastrzemski also homered for the Giants, who won their seventh in eight games to reach .500 for the first time since they were 2-2 on March 31.

Elliott blasts NASCAR for fining Stenhouse $75,000 for All-Star Race fight it used in a promotion

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott is criticizing NASCAR for fining driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. $75,000 for punching Kyle Busch following Sunday night’s All-Star Race after it had used video of the fight on social media. It was the largest fine ever handed out for fighting in NASCAR history. Elliott seemed stunned when told how much Stenhouse was fined and said that it seems strange that NASCAR would hand down a fine for something they promoted on their social media platform right after the race. Elliott said, "It’s like, ‘it’s not OK, but we are going to blast it all over everything to get more clicks.’”

Davis Riley has 70-minute wait before last putt in bogey-free 2nd round for lead at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Davis Riley had to wait out a 70-minute weather delay before his last shot in the second round at Colonial. Riley made a 3-foot par putt right after play resumed Friday wrapping up a bogey-free 6-under 64 to get to 10 under at the Charles Schwab Challenge. He had a two-stroke lead over Hayden Buckley and Pierceson Coody. After a chip to 3 feet on the ninth hole, Riley had to mark his ball when the horns went off because of storm cells with lightning in the vicinity. Scottie Scheffler shot a 65, a day after the world’s top-ranked player failed to break par in an opening round for the first time this season. He was tied for 15th at 3 under.

Messi, Suarez and Busquets to miss Inter Miami's MLS game against Whitecaps

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lionel Messi will not play in Inter Miami’s match in Vancouver against the Whitecaps on Saturday. Miami coach Gerardo Martino says the move is based on the team’s crowded upcoming schedule. Messi and teammates Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets did not travel with MLS-leading Miami (9-2-4) for the match that was expected to draw more than 50,000. Miami has two home games scheduled next week. In a statement, MLS says it will “continue to review measures regarding how clubs report player availability.”

Carlos Alcaraz is 'scared' to hit his forehand with full force as the French Open approaches

PARIS (AP) — Even Carlos Alcaraz couldn’t tell you exactly what’s been wrong with his right forearm, the part of his body that is responsible for his thunderous forehands. It also is responsible for sidelining him during nearly all of April and May as the French Open approached. He is a bit scared to hit every forehand with full force. And he is just one of the top players in men’s tennis who enters the year’s second Grand Slam tournament with some doubts about what form they will be in when competition begins at Roland Garros on Sunday.

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