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Saturday, May 21, 2016

SUNDAY SPORTS

The under-rated Toronto Raptors handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their first loss of the post-season.

DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, while Bismack Biyombo grabbed 26 rebounds - a franchise record for the playoffs - to lift the Raptors 99-84 over the Cavaliers in the NBA Eastern Conference final on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.

The victory cut the Cavs' series lead to 2-1, and marked Toronto's first ever win in the conference finals.

Cory Joseph had 14 points, while DeMarre Carroll and Patrick Patterson finished with 10 apiece.

LeBron James scored 24 points to top the Cavs, who went 10-0 to open the post-season, two shy of San Antonio's NBA record set in 1999.

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Exaggerator has finally beaten Canadian-owned Nyquist. It came in the Preakness to end any chance of another Triple Crown. Exaggerator splashed past a tiring Nyquist for a 3 and a half length victory over Cherry Wine on a rain-drenched Pimlico Race Course. Nyquist was coming off a Kentucky Derby win and was the 3-5 favourite.

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Troy Brouwer and Kyle Brodziak each scored twice and the St. Louis Blues bounced back from consecutive shutout losses to beat the San Jose Sharks 6-3. The win evens the Western Conference final at two games apiece. Jake Allen stopped 31 shots in his first start of the post-season for the win in net. Game 5 is on Monday night in St. Louis.

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Another tough outing from the Blue Jays bullpen. Eduardo Nunez hit a three-run homer off Gavin Floyd in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 5-3. It was part of a five-run rally in the inning for the Twins. Minnesota had just one hit off Jays starter J.A. Happ heading into the eighth. Toronto slugger Jose Bautista homered for the 13th time in 20 games at Target Field.

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Toronto FC goalkeeper Clint Irwin earned his fifth clean sheet of the season in a 0-0 draw against Columbus Crew SC. It was the second draw in a row for Toronto. TFC finished their first homestand of the season with one win, two draws and a loss.

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Brooks Koepka overcame two early bogeys to shoot a 5-under 65 and take the lead into the final round of the Byron Nelson. Koepka was at 16-under 194 to match the best 54-hole score at the Nelson and put him two strokes ahead of Jordan Spieth. Canada's Adam Hadwin shot a 69 and dropped five spots into a tie for 13th.

(Canadian Press)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems all but certain that it will be a Blues vs. Lightening final for the Stanley Cup. Toss a coin to see who will be the winner.

Anonymous said...

Canadian James Hinchcliffe on the pole for the 100th running of the Indy 500!