CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Blackhawks raced out to a 4-0 lead and beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 to take a two-games-to-none lead in the NHL’s Western Conference finals. Andrew Shaw put the Blackhawks ahead just 1:56 into the game before Brent Seabrook’s short-handed made it 2-0 late in the first period. Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick was lifted after Patrick Sharp set up goals by Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus (HAND’-zoos) 2:09 apart in the second period.
CHICAGO (AP) – Patrick Corbin is the majors’ first nine-game winner despite struggling over six innings of Arizona’s 8-4 victory against the Cubs in Chicago. Corbin surrendered four runs and six hits yet ran his record to 9-0 this season while the Diamondbacks improved to 11-0 in his starts. Corbin tied the team record for consecutive wins at the start of a season, five years after Brandon Webb set the mark.
DOVER, Del. (AP) – Tony Stewart finally has his first top-5 finish of the Sprint Cup season after winning at Dover International Speedway. Stewart made an outside pass on Juan Pablo Montoya with three laps remaining and ended a 30-race winless streak. Jeff Gordon finished third, followed by Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski (kehz-LOW’-skee).
UNDATED (AP) – Matt Kuchar closed with a 4-under-par 68 to win the Memorial at minus-12, two shots ahead of Kevin Chappell. Russ Cochran finished first in the Champions Tour Principal Charity Classic at 11-under, one stroke better than Jay Don Blake. Karrie Webb (KAHR’-ee) shot a 3-under-68 in the final round of the LPGA ShopRite Classic to win the event by two strokes over Shanshan Feng.
PARIS (AP) – Women’s second seed Maria Sharapova, third seed Victoria Azarenka and men’s No. 1 Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL’) are part of today’s French Open schedule. Sharapova faces American and 17th seed Sloane Stephens, Azarenka takes on Francesca Schiavone and Nadal goes against Kei Nishikori. Yesterday’s winners include women’s top seed Serena Williams and men’s No. 2 Roger Federer, who was stretched to a fifth seed before knocking off Gilles Simon (zheel see-MOHN’).