Spurs back in NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.

Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host Game 1 on Thursday night as they try to avenge last year’s heartbreaking seven-game loss.

Spurs All-Star point guard Tony Parker did not play in the second half and his status is uncertain for the opener.

T-Wolves expect Love to stay this season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No matter where Kevin Love goes on vacation this summer, Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders says he expects the All-Star will be playing in Minnesota next season.

Saunders spoke to reporters after a workout of draft prospects on Sunday. That was a day after pictures surfaced of Love spending time in Boston, touching off speculation he was scouting out the town in case he was traded there this summer.

Federer out of French Open

PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer’s streak of nine consecutive quarterfinals at the French Open ended Sunday with a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 fourth-round loss to 18th-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion had not left Roland Garros so soon since 2004, when he was beaten in the third round by Gustavo Kuerten.

In other men’s matches, No. 2 Novak Djokovic beat No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4, 6-1; No. 6 Tomas Berdych eliminated the last American man, No. 10 John Isner, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; and No. 7 Andy Murray beat No. 28 Philipp Kohlschreiber 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 12-10.

In women’s action, No. 7 Maria Sharapova beat No. 19 Samantha Stosur 3-6, 6-4, 6-0; No. 18 Eugenie Bouchard beat No. 8 Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2; and unseeded Garbine Muguruza continued a run that included a victory over Serena Williams by beating Pauline Parmentier 6-4, 6-2.

U.S. beats Turkey in World Cup warmup

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Fabian Johnson scored his first international goal, Clint Dempsey doubled the lead off a defensive lapse and the United States beat Turkey 2-1 Sunday in the second of three World Cup warm-up matches for the Americans before they head to Brazil.

Tim Howard played the first half in his 99th international appearance, and with his 54th win surpassed Kasey Keller to set the American record for wins by a goalkeeper.

Matsuyama wins in playoff at Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama earned his first victory in America and validation as one of golf’s young stars Sunday with birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff against Kevin Na and a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win the Memorial.

Mickelson confirms FBI investigation

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirmed that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him this week at the Memorial Tournament. The five-time major champion said Saturday he has done “absolutely nothing wrong.”

A federal official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission are analyzing trades Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters made involving Clorox at the same time activist investor Carl Icahn was attempting to take over the company. When Icahn’s intent became public, the stock price jumped.

NFL suspends Cardinals standout for year

PHOENIX (AP) — The NFL suspended Arizona Cardinals standout inside linebacker Daryl Washington for one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

The punishment, announced Friday, was for substance abuse and did not mention his recent guilty plea to assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He still could face a later suspension for the criminal conviction.



        Comments are not available on this story.

        filed under: