Rockets beat Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul sits on the floor after being hurt during the second half in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals in Houston, Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul’s grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination.

Kyle Busch captures pole at Charlotte

Kyle Busch (18) drives his car during practice for the NASCAR Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch is hoping his third career pole at Charlotte Motor Speedway will help end a dubious drought at a track that has frustrated him for years.

Four share LPGA Tour lead

Amy Olson drives from the 16th tee during the first round of the LPGA Volvik Championship golf tournament at Travis Pointe Country Club on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Amy Olson crossed paths with her coach, Ron Stockton, on her walk to the 18th tee at the Volvik Championship.

Serena could face Sharapova in 4th round at French Open

FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams makes a return against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla. Serena Williams will be competing in the French Open tennis tournament that begins on Sunday, May 27.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova could meet in the fourth round of the French Open thanks to the draw on Thursday.

Baffert: Justify has right stuff to win Triple Crown

Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes holds Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby winner Justify as a crowd welcomes the horse back to Barn 33 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Sunday, May 20, 2018. Justify will attempt to become the winner of horse racing's Triple Crown in June in New York at The Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Bob Baffert has a good feeling about Justify’s chances of winning the final leg of the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes.

LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) puts his jersey on as he watches from the bench area near the end of Game 5 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Boston. The Celtics won 96-83. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston’s defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home.

Capitals’ run to Cup Final ends 20-year drought

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly, right, poses with members of the Washington Capitals and the Prince of Wales trophy after the Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 during Game 7 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jimmy Patterson was a fresh-faced 22-year-old in the stands at the old Capital Centre in October 1974 when the expansion Washington Capitals won their first NHL game.

Verlander gets some run support as Astros top Giants

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander got some run support for the first time in nearly a month and led the Houston Astros over the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Wednesday.

Spieth views Colonial as his other hometown PGA event

FILE - In this May 28, 2017, file photo, Jordan Spieth watches a tee shot on the sixth hole during the final round of the Dean & DeLuca Invitational golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Spieth has always considered the Colonial a hometown event as well _ and has had much more success at Hogan's Alley than at the Byron Nelson. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth has always considered Colonial a hometown tournament as well. He also has had much more success at Hogan’s Alley than at the Byron Nelson, where he played his first PGA Tour event as a 16-year-old high school junior.

Simona Halep hoping for 1st Grand Slam title in Paris

FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Russia's Maria Sharapova during their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Halep will be competing in the French Open tennis tournament that begins on Sunday, May 27.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

PARIS (AP) — Simona Halep has learned from her mistakes, and she is hoping to put her newly acquired knowledge to the test at this year’s French Open.

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