BOSTON (AP) – The St. Louis Blues have taken a three-games-to-two lead in the Stanley Cup final as they try to win the title for the first time in their 51-season history. Jordan Binnington turned back 38 shots and Ryan O’Reilly had a goal and an assist as the Blues nipped the Bruins, 2-1 in Boston. O’Reilly assisted on David Perron’s eventual game-winner midway through the third period, and Binnington had a shutout until Jake DeBrusk beat him with 6:28 left.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Klay Thompson is set to return from a left hamstring injury for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors tonight. Two-time reigning finals MVP Kevin Durant remains out, however. Durant strained his right calf on May 8 in the Western Conference semifinals. Toronto leads the best-of-seven finals 2-1.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The NBA has punished Golden State Warriors investor and board member Mark Stevens for shoving Toronto guard Kyle Lowry in the fourth quarter of the Raptors’ 123-109 victory in Game 3 of the finals last night. The league has banned Stevens from the NBA for one year and fined him $500,000 for the shove, which happened after Lowry dove into the stands to snare a loose ball. The Warriors have issued a statement saying Stevens’ behavior did not reflect the high standard they hope to exemplify as an organization.
UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Allen Crabbe and two first-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks for forward Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-round selection. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade cannot become official until July 6. The Nets were already in position to be able to afford a max player through free agency, and Crabbe’s $18.5 million salary for 2019-20 will create more cap room.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has accepted a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season. Wentz finished third in NFL MVP voting in 2017 when backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over the Patriots. Wentz has thrown for 10,152 yards, 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions with a 92.5 passer rating. ESPN says the extension is worth $128 million with more than $107 million guaranteed.