MVP Stephen Curry scores 21 of his 33 points by halftime, and the Golden State Warriors end their two-game skid Monday night by routing the host Memphis Grizzlies 101-84 to even their Western Conference semifinal series 2-2. Curry shot 50 percent from the floor, including 4 of 9 from three-point range.
Pablo Sandoval homered leading off the 11th inning in his return to the Bay Area, where he won three championships for the Giants, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Monday night. Sandoval just cleared the fence in right on an 0-2 pitch from Angel Castro (0-1) for his fourth homer of the year and second in two days, helping Boston win consecutive games for the first time since April 20-21.
Twins Nick and Ty Madrigal are playing large roles for Elk Grove High School, The Bee’s No. 1-ranked baseball team. The Bee’s Joe Davidson provides insight on the seniors.
Juan Perez hits a walk-off double in the ninth inning to give the River Cats a 5-4 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday at Raley Field. Giants outfielder Hunter Pence went 1 for 3 in his rehab assignment with the River Cats.
Great Britain’s Mark Cavendish is 2 for 2 in the Amgen Tour of California following his second-stage win Monday. Cavendish kept the yellow jersey with his victory in the 120.4-mile stage from Nevada City to Lodi.
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