OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – The Toronto Raptors have captured the first NBA championship in the team’s 24-season history while denying the Golden State Warriors a third consecutive title. Series MVP Kawhi Leonard capped his 22-point performance by draining three free throws in the final second to clinch the Raptors’ 114-110 victory over the Warriors in Game 6 at Oakland. Klay Thompson was high man for Golden State with 30 points before leaving the game for good in the third quarter with a knee injury.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Justin Rose carries a one-stroke lead into the second round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach today. Rose capped his opening round with three straight birdies for a 6-under 65 that moved him one ahead of Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele , Aaron Wise and Louis Oosthuizen. Two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka is tied for 16th following a 2-under 69, Tiger Woods is at minus-1 and Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson opened with 72s.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have put shortstop Corey Seager on the injured list with a strained left hamstring. Seager was injured during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The 25-year-old Seager is batting .278 with 21 doubles, eight homers and 38 RBIs for the NL West leaders this year.
BOSTON (AP) – The wife of former Red Sox star David Ortiz says he remains in guarded condition at a Boston hospital and “continues to heal and make progress.” Six people have been detained in connection with Sunday’s shooting of Ortiz in the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, U.S. prosecutors say one suspect in the shooting is believed to be wanted in Pennsylvania for attempted homicide, while the father of another suspect said his son belongs to a notorious Dominican gang of drug-dealing hitmen.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year, $86 million contract extension through 2029. The package includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special assistant to the athletic director or university representative. The Hall of Fame coach is 305-71 at Kentucky and won the 2012 NCAA championship among four Final Four appearances.