UNDATED (AP) – The Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers have two-games-to-one leads in their respective NBA first-round series. Kevin Durant scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 21 in the Warriors’ 132-105 blowout over the Clippers in Los Angeles. Derrick White poured in a career-high 36 points in the Spurs’ 118-108 win over Denver, and Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points on 11 of 13 shooting as the Sixers downed Brooklyn, 131-115.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Petr Mrazek stopped 30 shots as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Washington Capitals, 2-1 in Raleigh to even the Stanley Cup first-round series at two games apiece. Warren Foegele put Carolina ahead just 17 seconds after the opening faceoff, and the Canes took the lead for good when Teuvo Teravainen beat Braden Holtby with 28 seconds left in the second period.
UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Blues have taken a three-games-to-two lead in their Stanley Cup first-round series with Winnipeg, while the San Jose Sharks have forced a Game 6 in their series with Vegas. Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds left in regulation to complete the Blues’ remarkable comeback from a 2-0, third-period deficit in a 3-2 win over the Jets in Winnipeg. Tomas Hertl scored twice and Martin Jones stopped 30 shots as the Sharks whipped Vegas, 5-2.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis has received a new contract that runs through 2021. A person familiar with the agreement says the new deal adds $33.75 million, which brings him to $50.25 million over three years. Davis hit a major league-leading 48 home runs last season while setting a career high with 123 RBIs. He currently leads the majors with 10 homers and has 20 RBIs.
BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in six games, going 2-for-20 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Big 12 men’s basketball player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after helping lead Texas Tech to the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history. The announcement comes 10 days after the Red Raiders finished their season with an overtime loss to Virginia in the national championship game. Culver led Texas Tech with 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists a game this past season while the Red Raiders set a school record with 31 wins.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Shane Lowry has opened with a 6-under 65 to take the lead through one round of the PGA’s RBC Heritage at Hilton Head Island. Lowry birdied three of his first six holes and carded three more birdies on the back nine. Trey Mullinax, Daniel Berger, Luke List, Ryan Moore and Ryan Palmer are one shot back.