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Sports Night: Warriors 1 win from title

NBA Finals: Durant’s shot sends perfect Warriors past Cavaliers

Kevin Durant drains a 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left and scored 31 points as the Golden State Warriors move within one win of postseason perfection and payback by rallying to beat the host Cleveland Cavaliers 118-113 on Wednesday to take a 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.

Kings: Fear of flying hasn’t grounded Donovan Mitchell’s pro aspirations

Louisville sophomore guard Donovan Mitchell believes he’s one of the best defenders in this year’s NBA draft. He is among the players the work out for the Kings on Wednesday.

Warriors set winning streak unmatched in the four major U.S. sports leagues

With a victory in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Golden State breaks a 24-year-old record for consecutive postseason wins in U.S. pro sports.

A’s: Donaldson hits tiebreaking homer against former club in Blue Jays’ win

Josh Donaldson hits a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning against his former club, Justin Smoak also homers in the inning for his second long ball of the day, and the Toronto Blue Jays avoid a sweep by beating the host A’s 7-5 on Wednesday.

Giants: Aguilar’s 2-out hit backs Nelson in Brewers’ victory

Jimmy Nelson strikes out six over six solid innings, and Jesus Aguilar drives in the go-ahead run with a two-out double in the fifth to help the Milwaukee Brewers pull away from the visiting Giants for a 6-3 win Wednesday.

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49ers Q&A: What happens if Kirk Cousins is off the trade block?

The Bee’s Matt Barrows answers questions about the 49ers, including their likely starting cornerback duo, whether Arik Armstead will man the Leo position and whether Vic Fangio will return.

Belmont Stakes: Irish War Cry is 7-2 favorite in final Triple Crown race

Irish War Cry is back on the Triple Crown trail as the 7-2 favorite for the Belmont Stakes. The colt claimed that status after expected favorite Classic Empire was forced out Wednesday because of an abscess in his right front hoof.

Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5

The vibe inside PPG Paints Arena for Game 5 on Thursday figures to be more anxious than anticipatory after the Nashville Predators evened the series at 2-2. The defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins return to their home ice, where they won the first two games of the series.

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