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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Jordan Poole connected just inside midfield to cap off a huge third-quarter run, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 107-88 on Sunday. tonight in Game 2 to tie the NBA Finals.
Poole finished with 17 points for the Warriors, who beat Boston 35-14 in the third quarter to turn a two-point halftime lead into a 23-point lead. And when the Warriors then scored the first six points of the fourth, the Celtics waved the surrender flag and emptied their bench.
Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 first-half points for Boston. Jaylen Brown added 17 for the Celtics, but struggled on a 5-for-17 shooting night, and Derrick White scored 12.
Game 3 is Wednesday in Boston.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Quin Snyder has resigned as coach of the Utah Jazz.
Snyder guided the Utah Jazz to six consecutive playoff appearances, was a finalist for NBA Coach of the Year last season, and won nearly 60% of his games with the franchise. The move ends an eight-year streak of regular-season success, but the team never made it past the second round of the playoffs during his tenure.
Snyder released a statement through the team, part of which simply said “it’s about time.”
He went 372-264 with the Jazz, his .585 winning percentage ranking 18th among NBA coaches who have worked for at least that long. He is one of only two coaches to have a winning record with the Jazz, Jerry Sloan being the other.
PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Iga Swiatek are Roland-Garros champions.
Nadal beat Casper Ruud 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 in Sunday’s French Open final for his 14th Roland Garros championship and 22nd Grand Slam title overall, adding to two records he held already.
Nadal has won the last 11 games after leading 3-1 in the second set.
After the game, Nadal said he needed multiple injections to ease the pain in his left foot before games throughout the tournament. He says that unless he finds another solution to the chronic problem, he won’t be able to play at Wimbledon – and is unsure of his tennis future.
Nadal said he received nerve-numbing injections in his foot that left him numb.
The 36-year-old Spaniard said he will try new treatments over the next week to see if it might get him into Wimbledon, where he has won two of his 22 Grand Slam titles, a men’s record . Play begins at the All England Club on June 27.
Swiatek beat 18-year-old American Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday for her second French Open title, extending her winning streak to 35 games.
Swiatek’s unbeaten run equals Venus Williams’ 2000 run as the longest this century.
Swiatek also won the French Open in 20202 and has won his last six tournaments, going 42-3 this season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrice Bergeron is the winner of the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward for a record fifth time.
The big question now is whether the Boston Bruins captain will go for a sixth.
Bergeron accepted the award on Sunday following surgery for a tendon in his left elbow and still doesn’t know if he’ll return for a 19th season. He will be 37 in July.
SOUTHERN PINES, NC (AP) — Minjee Lee won the U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes over Mina Harigae in Pine Needles on Sunday to win $1.8 million, the biggest payout in women’s golf history.
Lee closed with an even par of 71 to finish at 13 under 271 after the Australian flirted with the tournament record of 16 under set by Juli Inkster in 1999 at Old Waverly. Lee’s earnings came from a record $10 million purse.
Harigae shot a 72 for his best finish in a major and a check for just over $1 million.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Billy Horschel ended any doubt of his win at Muirfield Village with an eagle putt across the green on the 15th hole, sending him to a four-stroke victory at the Memorial.
Horschel closed with par 72, finished 13-under 275 and took home the biggest payday of his career, $2.16 million. Aaron Wise shot a 71 to finish second.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jerry Kelly birdied the first hole of a playoff with Kirk Triplett on Sunday to win the PGA Tour Champions Main Charity Classic.
Kelly and Triplett each shot 5-under 67 to finish at 18-under 198 at the Wakonda Club, two shots ahead of Steven Alker (69) and Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer (68).
WINSEN, Germany (AP) — Kalle Samooja of Finland finished with back-to-back birdies and set the course record with an 8-under 64 to win the Porsche European Open for her first European tour title and a berth at the US Open.
Samooja, 34, finished at 6 under 28, two strokes ahead of Wil Besseling (71).
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Kevin Na became the first player to publicly resign from the PGA Tour on Saturday, four days after the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational signed him onto the course for the debut of the new series. next week.
Na is one of six players to quit, according to a person familiar with their decisions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the players did not say so. Na announced his decision on social media.
Na is No. 33 in the world and among four top 50 players who have signed for the Saudi riches to play in Greg Norman’s new league of 48 players over 54 holes and up to $25 million in prize money for each event .
The first starts next Friday outside London.
– By AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson.
MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Joey Logano played for the lead with Kyle Busch in overtime, rounded him for good just before the white flag flew, and took the win Sunday in the NASCAR Cup Series debut at the World Wide Technology Raceway.
Logano made it a highlight day for Team Penske, which won the IndyCar race with Will Power earlier in the day in Detroit.
Kurt Busch finished second with Logano’s teammate Ryan Blaney fourth and Aric Almirola fifth in a wild ride that contained plenty of drama involving Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin and Chase Elliott deeper in the pack.
DETROIT (AP) — Will Power capped the Belle Isle era with a victory for Team Penske on Sunday, winning the final Detroit Grand Prix at Island Park to reclaim the IndyCar points lead.
Power held off Alexander Rossi in the closing rounds – extending Rossi’s losing streak to nearly three years – for his first win of the season. Power won for the third time in Detroit.
Scott Dixon finished third for Chip Ganassi Racing and followed by poleman Josef Newgarden of Penske.
DETROIT (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van der Zande brought Chip Ganassi Racing back to the fountain of victory at the Detroit Grand Prix with a second straight victory Saturday in the IMSA sports car race.
Ganassi won the race a year ago with van der Zande and Kevin Magnussen. Bourdais now has the seat of Magnussen and joined his new teammate for the celebratory dip in the Belle Isle fountain after Saturday’s dominating win.
Van der Zande closed out the win by 0.309 seconds in the #01 Cadillac over the Acura driven by Oliver Jarvis.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Road racing ace AJ Allmendinger survived the wet and wild start of the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Portland International Raceway with a win on Saturday.
Allmendinger took his record eighth Xfinity victory on a road course and his 12th victory overall. He crossed the finish line in the Kaulig Racing Chevrolet 2.879 seconds ahead of Myatt Snider.
The 75-lap race on the 12-turn, 1.97-mile permanent road course north of downtown began in heavy rain, which resulted in slippery conditions. It was the first NASCAR event in the region in 22 years and a rare stand-alone event for the second-tier National Series.
US national team striker Catarina Macario injured her anterior cruciate ligament in a game against French side Lyon and will miss World Cup qualifying next month.
Macario went down with the injury 13 minutes into Lyon’s season final on Wednesday, a 4-0 win over Issy. The 22-year-old was Lyon’s top scorer this season with 23 goals in 35 appearances in all competitions.
The Americans, two-time defending World Cup champions, will compete in the CONCACAF W Championship in Monterrey, Mexico in July.
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored five goals for Argentina for the first time in a 5-0 loss to Estonia in a friendly in Spain on Sunday, becoming the fourth top scorer in a national men’s football team.
Messi scored twice in the first half, including from the penalty spot, and three times after the break to reach 86 international goals. He surpassed former Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas’ 84 goals.
Bob Talamini, an offensive lineman on the Super Bowl-winning New York Jets team in 1969 after eight seasons with the Houston Oilers, died May 30. He was 83 years old.
Citing his family, the Jets announced Talamini’s death on their website Saturday night. No cause of death was provided, but an obituary posted by Getz Funeral Home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, said a service for Talamini would be held Monday at Saint Albert The Great Newman Center.
Talamini was a six-time AFL All-Star selection for Houston, helping the Oilers win championships in the league’s first two seasons after being drafted in 1959 from Kentucky. He ended his career playing one season with New York, helping Joe Namath and the Jets win the franchise’s first – and still only – Super Bowl.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Veryl Switzer, the pioneering former Green Bay Packers halfback who traded an NFL career for service as a lieutenant in the Air Force, died Saturday. He was 89 years old.
Prior to his professional career, Switzer played on the gridiron and in track and field at Kansas State before returning as an administrator. Citing his family, the school announced his death in a statement on Sunday. No further details were provided.
Switzer was an All-American for the Wildcats for three consecutive seasons, leading the team in runs in 1952 and 1953, and was selected fourth overall by the Packers in the 1954 draft.
Switzer led the NFL in punt return average during his rookie season, then walked away from the NFL after 24 games for a stint in the military. He served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1958 before spending another two years playing football in Canada.
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