Cavaliers sweep past Hawks in rout

CLEVELAND - LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory.
By Tom Withers

Dodgers' blasts in eighth help complete comeback against Braves

LOS ANGELES - Andre Ethier, Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins each homered in the eighth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
By Beth Harris

Denver beats Maryland for its first men's lacrosse title

PHILADELPHIA - Denver won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship, beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg.

Venus Williams is ousted by Stephens in first round

PARIS - Sloane Stephens' 7-6 (5), 6-1 dismissal of seven-time major champion Venus Williams, who at 34 was the oldest woman in the field, as a statement about the directions their respective careers are heading.
By Howard Fendrich

Stamkos has Lightning nearing spot in Stanley Cup Finals

TAMPA, Fla. - Steven Stamkos knows what it's like to come close to getting to the Stanley Cup Finals and wind up not playing on the NHL's biggest stage.
By Fred Goodall

Bears release McDonald after arrest in California

SAN FRANCISCO - The Chicago Bears have released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California.
By Associated Press

Rookie pitches into the eighth as Braves beat Brewers

ATLANTA - Rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched three-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.
By Charles Odum

James, Cavaliers limping their way toward the NBA Finals

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain. One win from taking the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other.
By Tom Withers

Montoya gives struggling series the Indy 500 it needed

On a gray and blustery Monday morning, Juan Pablo Montoya spent more than two hours on the Yard of Bricks taking the customary Indianapolis 500 winner photos. 
By Jenna Fryer

Edwards' win allows Gibbs to shift its focus

CONCORD, N.C. - Joe Gibbs has had many special nights in football and auto racing. Few were bigger than Sunday's showing in the Coca-Cola 600.
By Pete Iacobelli

Clutch final par gives Kirk win at Colonial, denies Spieth

FORT WORTH, Texas - Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth career PGA Tour victory.
By Stephen Hawkins

GreenJackets game postponed

The Augusta GreenJackets game against the Greenville Drive was postponed Tuesday because of rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader Wednesday starting at 5:05 p.m.

Michael Phelps' coach is heading to Arizona State

Bob Bowman is heading back to the college ranks and a new job at Arizona State, a school that he believes has the potential to be one of the top swimming programs in the country.
By Paul Newberry

Warriors a win away from reaching the NBA Finals

HOUSTON - Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors aren't worried about a letdown in Game 4 after taking a 3-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.
By Kristie Rieken

Drive score early to beat GreenJackets

The Greenville Drive scored four runs in the first two innings en route to a 5-3 win over the Augusta GreenJackets on Monday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
By David Lee

Solid conference play helps UCLA land overall top seed in tourney

OMAHA, Neb. - UCLA's dominance in the Pac-12 this spring impressed the Division I Baseball Committee so much that the Bruins on Monday were awarded their first No. 1 national seed for the NCAA Tournament.
By Eric Olson

Mercedes' gamble helps Rosberg win

MONACO - An ill-judged gamble by Mercedes cost Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton his fourth win of the season, gifting his teammate and rival Nico Rosberg a third straight win at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Stamkos helps Lightning inch closer to Stanley Cup Finals

NEW YORK - Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula's go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory Sunday night.
By Tom Canavan

Southeastern Conference will host four sites in NCAA regionals

OMAHA, Neb. - Defend­ing national champion Vanderbilt and three other Southeastern Conference teams were among the 16 regional hosts named Sunday for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament.

Overtime

In Surrey, England, Alex­ander Levy shot 66-67 to earn one of 11 spots in the U.S. Open from the sectional qualifier Monday.

Whitfield prepares to step back in to the ring

Ray Whitfield didn't put his boxing career on hold nearly five years ago to pursue another position or chase another dream. The Augusta resident did it to save the Augusta Boxing Club.
By John Boyette

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