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SEATTLE — Ryon Healy's two-run double off reliever Addison Reed with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning broke a tie as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Minnesota Twins 3-1 Sunday afternoon, May 27. The Mariners completed a three-game sweep of the series, the first time they've accomplished that this season despite a 12-3-3 series record. Twins right-hander Jose Berrios (5-5) and Mariners right-hander Mike Leake (5-3) dueled into the eighth.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Justin Rose's lead entering the final round of the Fort Worth Invitational proved to be more than enough after he forged a 6-under-par 64 on Sunday to finish at 20-under 260 and three strokes clear of runner-up Brooks Koepka after 72 holes of competition at venerable Colonial Country Club. The win was Rose's ninth on the PGA Tour and his second of the season, following his come-from-behind victory in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China in October.
SEATTLE — Mike Zunino homered with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning as the host Seattle Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Saturday night, May 26, at Safeco Field. Zunino lined a 2-2 slider from right-hander Matt Magill (1-1) over the wall in left field as the Mariners improved to 5-0 in extra innings. It was Zunino's eighth homer of the season. Right-hander Chasen Bradford (4-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the victory. Nelson Cruz and Jean Segura also hit home runs for the Mariners, who have a major-league-best 15 one-run victories.
OAKLAND, Calif.—Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry combined for seven 3-pointers in the third quarter Sunday night, May 26, rallying the Golden State Warriors from a 10-point halftime deficit to a 115-86 run-away in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. The teams will get a travel day Sunday, May 27, before meeting one final time in Houston on Monday night, May 28, with the Game 7 winner advancing to the NBA Finals to face either the Boston Celtics or Cleveland Cavaliers, who play their Game 7 in Boston on Sunday.
MINNEAPOLIS—Christian Ramirez scored early in the second half and Miguel Ibarra followed soon after as Minnesota United got a desperately needed 2-0 win Saturday, May 26, keeping the visiting Montreal Impact winless for a fourth consecutive game. Through the first 20 minutes, there weren't many opportunities as both sides sought to establish a style of play and impose their will on the game.
SEATTLE — James Paxton continued his impressive month of May, allowing one run in seven innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Minnesota Twins 2-1 Friday night, May 25, at Safeco Field. Paxton (4-1) allowed three hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out 11, the fourth time this season he has reached double-digits. The left-hander improved to 3-0 this month, in which he's had a career-high 16-strikeout game (May 2 vs. Oakland), pitched a no-hitter (May 8 at Toronto) and a three-hitter (May 19 vs. Detroit).
CLEVELAND—LeBron James' 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists Friday night, May 25, carried the Cavaliers to a 109-99 win over the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, tying the Eastern Conference finals at 3-3. Game 7 of the series is Sunday night, May 27, in Boston, with the winner meeting either Houston or Golden State in the NBA Finals. The Rockets take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 of the Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Maya Moore canned a 3-pointer with 19.5 seconds left Friday night to give the Minnesota Lynx the lead for good as they edged the New York Liberty 78-72 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y. Sylvia Fowles added two foul shots with 12.9 seconds remaining after Kia Nurse missed a potential game-tying jumper, and Danielle Robinson sealed the outcome by draining two free throws with 1.6 seconds left after Tina Charles' 3-pointer went begging.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Japan's Nasa Hataoka fired a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the LPGA Volvik Championship on the Travis Pointe Country Club track in Ann Arbor, Mich., over Minjee Lee of Australia. North Dakota native and former North Dakota State University golfer Amy Olson and Germany's Caroline Masson, who began the day tied for first, are now tied for 21st after shooting 3 overs.
HOUSTON — Eric Gordon sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets eked out a 98-94 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday, May 24, at the Toyota Center. With the Rockets clinging to a two-point lead, Gordon sealed the victory at the foul line. The Warriors had an opportunity to pull even on their previous possession, but Draymond Green lost the basketball attempting a drive to the basket. Gordon recovered the loose ball.