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Predators face Ducks in Game 5 without star C Ryan Johansen

ANAHEIM — The Nashville Predators already face a daunting challenge when they attempt to take control of the Western Conference finals in a pivotal Game 5 on the road. The star Nashville center will miss the rest of [Read entire story]

Gray Strikes Out Eight, A’s Go Deep to Take Down Red Sox

Gray Strikes Out Eight, A's Go Deep to Take Down Red Sox

Sonny Gray earned his first win of the year with six solid inning and the A's used a trio of homers in a win over the Red Sox Thursday night.Photo Credit: Associated Press [Read entire story]

Braves’ Freddie Freeman has broken wrist

Freeman, who is hitting .341 and leads the National League with with 14 homers, was hurt when hit he was by a pitch from Aaron Loup in the fifth inning of an 8-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Jace Peterson, a [Read entire story]

Board OKs Conditional Lease for Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas

Board OKs Conditional Lease for Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas

The public entity that oversees the proposed stadium where the Raiders want to start playing in 2020 has approved a conditional lease agreement for the facility.Photo Credit: Associated Press [Read entire story]

Senators’ 5-1 rout of Penguins starts with 3 quick goals in 1st

OTTAWA — Mike Hoffman and his Ottawa Senators teammates heard all the chatter on social media about their style of play, which some perceived as “boring.” Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a [Read entire story]

Pirates’ Jameson Taillon has cancer

The Pirates put outfielder Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left groin. Washington placed reliever Joe Blanton on the 10-day DL with right shoulder inflammation and recalled reliever Matt [Read entire story]

James, Love lead rout as Cavaliers in roll in Game 1

LeBron James embarrassed every defender Boston threw at him and Cleveland picked up where it left off following a long layoff, rolling to a 117-104 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference [Read entire story]

Evan Huffman wins from breakaway in Stage 4 of Tour of California

SANTA CLARITA, Los Angeles County — Evan Huffman had spent nearly the entire day in a breakaway with four other riders at the Tour of California, his energy drained and his legs pushed to the limit in an effort to stay [Read entire story]

Peter Sagan sprints to Stage 3 win in Tour of California

MORRO BAY, San Luis Obispo County — Peter Sagan was so far back of the leaders after making the final turn to the finish, and turned up the speed so quickly to overcome them, that he couldn’t even remember which [Read entire story]

Predators rally to grab 2-1 lead over Ducks in NHL Western finals

NASHVILLE — The Predators are so confident right now that not even having two goals in eight seconds waved off for goaltender interference can shake them. Roman Josi scored a power-play goal with 2:43 left, and the [Read entire story]

LeBron resumes his rivalry with Celtics

James will renew his personal rivalry with one of the NBA’s most storied franchises Wednesday as the Cavaliers, who have been waiting for an opponent since May 7, open the Eastern Conference finals in Boston. Mary [Read entire story]

Facebook fined for breach of French privacy laws

PARIS — France’s independent privacy watchdog fined Facebook on Tuesday for breaching French privacy laws by tracking and using the personal data of 33 million users, as well as nonusers who browse the Internet. The [Read entire story]

Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock placed on DL

Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a right groin strain. No timetable was set for his return, but Pollock said it “is not a significant injury by any means” [Read entire story]

California Oversight Agency Fines Governor’s Aide, Campaign

California Oversight Agency Fines Governor's Aide, Campaign

California's political oversight agency has found that a top aide to Gov. Jerry Brown failed to disclose sales of stock holdings and that two of the governor's campaigns did not properly account for nearly...Photo [Read entire story]

Tour of California: Anna van der Breggen wins women’s race

SACRAMENTO — Anna van der Breggen started the final stage of the Tour of California trailing by a second. The Olympic road-race champion picked up two seconds on Katie Hall at an intermediate check and carried the [Read entire story]

East finals trip on line as Wizards, Celtics head to Game 7

Isaiah Thomas used to imagine what it would be like to play in a Game 7 as he watched some of the NBA’s biggest names cement their legacies on the league’s biggest stage. The Celtics’ All-Star guard will get his [Read entire story]

U.S. beats Slovakia, advances to world quarterfinals

The United States defeated Slovakia 6-1 on Sunday to book its place in the quarterfinals at the ice hockey world championships ahead of its Group A matchup with Russia. Johnny Gaudreau finished with two goals in [Read entire story]

Quakes can’t keep up momentum in Colorado, lose 3-0

The Quakes (4-4-3) barely challenged U.S. national team goalkepper Tim Howard, who needed to make only two saves to notch the shutout for Colorado (2-6-1). Nemanja Nikolic scored two goals and the host Chicago Fire beat [Read entire story]

Harper, Nationals reach $21.6 million deal for 2018 season

Jeurys Familia is expected to return to the Mets in three to four months after having surgery to repair a blocked artery near his right armpit. Mariners right-hander Ryan Weber lasted 32/3 innings in his season debut [Read entire story]

Katie Hall wins Stage 2 to take Tour of California lead

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, El Dorado County — Katie Hall kept churning over the final climb during the second stage of the Women’s Tour of California, driven ahead by the voices of her UnitedHealthcare teammates in her [Read entire story]