Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
–RANGERS BEAT CANADIENS TO REACH STANLEY CUP FINALS
Henrik Lundqvist bounced back from one of the toughest games of his career with a performance that put the Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 20 years. New York beat Montreal 1-0 in Game 6 to clinch the Eastern Conference series.
–SPURS ROUT THUNDER, TAKE LEAD IN WEST FINALS
San Antonio took a 3-2 lead in the NBA’s Western Conference finals with a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. A bumpy road trip lies ahead.
–AP SOURCE: FORMER MICROSOFT CEO WINS CLIPPERS BID
Shelly Sterling reached an agreement to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.
–MCILROY KEEPS ROLLING AT MEMORIAL
Whether it’s his health or his personal life, Rory McIlroy is not easily distracted when he’s on top of his game. McIlroy made two eagles and three birdies on the back nine on his way to a 9-under 63 and a three-shot lead after the opening round of the Memorial.
–PORCELLO EARNS EIGHTH WIN AS TIGERS SPLIT SERIES
Two of the American League’s top teams have struggling closers who are accustomed to being among the best in baseball. This time, Joe Nathan held on through another rocky ninth inning for his 13th save as the Tigers beat Oakland for a split of the four-game series between division leaders.