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Lakers hire Vogel…Sharks strike first…Keselowski wins in Kansas…Every has Nelson lead

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A person familiar with the search says the Los Angeles Lakers have hired Frank Vogel as coach. The 45-year old Vogel did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic. He arrived in Orlando after five-plus seasons leading the Indiana Pacers, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and ’14. Vogel was 250-181 with the Pacers before going 54-110 with the Magic.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Timo Meier and Logan Couture (koo-TOOR’) each scored twice as the San Jose Sharks doubled up the St. Louis Blues, 6-3 in Game 1 of the NHL’s Western Conference final. Meier’s hit on Alex Pietrangelo (peh-TRAN’-jeh-loh) led to Couture’s goal that opened the scoring in the first period. Joe Pavelski and Kevin Labanc also scored for San Jose and Martin Jones made 28 saves.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season by holding off a charging pack in overtime to take the checkered flag at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski took the lead from Alex Bowman with seven laps to go, building a big lead before a caution came out for Matt DiBenedetto. Keselowski roared away on the restart and held off Bowman and Erik Jones to add to his victories this season at Atlanta and Martinsville.
DALLAS (AP) – The rain-delayed third round of the Byron Nelson will spill into Sunday with Matt Every leading the tournament at 18 under. Every opened the round with an eagle and carded four birdies in a span of five holes to take the lead from Sung Kang before play was suspended because of darkness. Every played the front nine at 6-under 30 before the round was stopped. Kang is one stroke back and two ahead of Tyler Duncan.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Steve Stricker remains the leader through three rounds of the first PGA Tour Champions major of the year. Stricker birdied the final hole for a 2-under 70 at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, He is 14 under through 54 holes two shots ahead of Bernhard Langer, David Toms and Billy Andrade (AN’-drayd). Langer is trying to win the Tradition for the third time in four years.

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