Floyd Mayweather uses his reach and jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao enough for judges to declare Mayweather winner by unanimous decision in the richest fight ever – even if it wasn’t the best one ever. “I knew he was going to push me, win some rounds,” Mayweather says. “I wasn’t being hit with a lot of shots until I sit in a pocket and he landed a lot of shots.”
The Golden State Warriors, who face the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals (12:30 p.m., Ch. 10) boast the super-slick guard play of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Yet it is the defense of 7-footer Andrew Bogut that is bringing this potential championship run together.
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Chris Paul banks in a shot over Tim Duncan with a second left to lift the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-109 victory over the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of their wild and entertaining first-round playoff series.
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Chocolate or vanilla? DH or no DH? The injury to Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright once again amplifies the designated-hitter debate in baseball. The Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, for one, says: “It’s a beautiful game to me the way it is.”
Casey McGehee, the struggling third baseman, plays perhaps his best game as a Giant in a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels. He collects a season-high three hits, drives in his first run since April 8, scores once and makes several nice defensive plays, including a diving stop of a Drew Butera grounder to end the eighth inning.
Rougned Odor’s single off R.J. Alvarez drives home Shin-Soo Choo for the walk-off win, 8-7, over the A’s in the 10th inning. Choo hit a three-run homer to tie the score in the seventh inning.
The El Paso Chihuahuas rough up Sacramento River Cats starter Braulio Lara and reliever Brett Bochy in a 10-6 victory at Raley Field. Lara and Bochy pitch two innings each and give up four hits and four runs each.
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