LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the third straight year, the opener of the Stanley Cup Finals went overtime. When it was over, the L.A. Kings had beaten the New York Rangers 3-2 on Justin Williams’ game-winner 4:36 into OT.
LOS ANGELES (AP) —In an about-face after filing suit against the NBA last week, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to sign off on selling the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for what would be a record $2 billion. That’s according to his attorney, who says Sterling “has made an agreement with the NBA to resolve all their differences” and OK the sale negotiated by his estranged wife.
SAN ANTONIO (AP)— After losing the NBA title in seven games to the Miami Heat last season, the San Antonio Spurs pointed all year toward getting a rematch. That rematch starts tonight in Game One of the NBA Finals, the 13th time that two championship series teams from the year before are meeting again in the Finals.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have made Colin Kaepernick (KAP’-ur-nihk) their franchise quarterback for the long haul. One of the NFL’s most dynamic young signal-callers, Kaepernick received a $126 million, six-year contract extension — including $61 million in guaranteed money– that keeps him with the organization through the 2020 season.
DETROIT (AP) — Adam Lind doubled twice to drive in three runs and Melky Cabrera added a homer and three hits in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 8-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers in a battle of American League division leaders. The AL East-leading Blue Jays have won 18 of 22 while the AL Central-leading Tigers have dropped 12 of 16.