Joonas Donskoi’s goal gave the Sharks their first win of the series, their first win in a Stanley Cup Final and their first overtime win this postseason in five tries. Most importantly, the 3-2 victory in Game 3 showed the Sharks could keep pace with the Penguins, who had outskated, outshot and outplayed them in the first two games in Pittsburgh.
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While Golden State attempts to win back-to-back NBA championships against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Steve Kerr, the Warriors’ second-year coach, contends with constant headaches, neck pain and fatigue.
Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson barely caused a ripple in the Warriors’ 104-89 victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. While its reserves carried the load in the series opener, Golden State’s formula for a second consecutive NBA title likely doesn’t involve Curry and Thompson in supporting roles.
Nancy Lieberman was like a lot of other people Friday night. She didn’t sleep much. The Kings assistant coach and basketball Hall of Famer was grieving the loss of her decades-long friend Muhammad Ali, who died of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Rookie Aledmys Diaz lined a tying, three-run shot off the foul pole in the fifth inning, one of four homers in a span of nine at-bats against Jeff Samardzija, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied past the Giants 7-4 on Saturday night.
Carlos Correa had three hits, including an RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning that lifted the Houston Astros to a 6-5 victory over the A’s.
Republic FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy II each scored two second-half goals as the USL rivals played to an entertaining 2-2 draw Saturday night at Bonney Field.
Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight championship with a stunning first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold on Saturday night, earning his first title at UFC 199 on Saturday night, and Dominick Cruz retained his UFC bantamweight title with a clear unanimous decision over Sacramento’s Urijah Faber.
Dylan Carlson maximized his final high school at-bat and dazzled in his pitching grand finale, and Ryan Robards capped a remarkable prep career in grand fashion, powering Elk Grove past Tracy 8-1 on Saturday afternoon in 101-degree heat as the Thundering won its second straight Sac-Joaquin Section Division I championship.
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