LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bobby Abreu (uh-BRAY'-oo) hit a three-run
double and A.J. Ellis added a three-run homer during a sixth-inning
rally Sunday that carried Ted Lilly and the Los Angeles Dodgers to
an 11-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are in San Francisco for a quick two-game set with the Giants.
DENVER (AP) – The Denver Nuggets are one-and-done in the NBA
playoffs again. Only this ouster has a much different feel.
The young team grew up in a hurry in taking the star-studded Los
Angeles Lakers to the brink before losing a thrilling Game 7 at the
Staples Center on Saturday night. They even impressed Kobe Bryant, who said the Nuggets “showed a lot of heart.” Along with plenty of promise. Ty Lawson established himself as a bona fide difference-maker and joining him with flashes of brilliance at various points were rookie Kenneth Faried, speedster Corey Brewer, forward Danilo Gallinari, big man JaVale McGee, guard Arron Afflalo (uh-FLAH'-loh) and center Timofey Mozgov.
Al Harrington and Andre Miller provided the veteran leadership,
and they nearly pulled off the upset.
MIAMI (AP) – Chris Bosh is going to miss Game 2 of Miami's
playoff series with the Indiana Pacers and could be out longer. The
forward suffered a strained abdominal muscle in the first half of
the Heat's series opening win Sunday.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – Dale Hunter is finished as coach of the
Washington Capitals after less than one full season, telling the
team he wants to return to his family in Canada just two days after
the Capitals were eliminated from the playoffs. Hunter replaced the
fired Bruce Boudreau (boo-DROH') in November and helped the
Capitals squeeze into the playoffs where they eliminated defending
Stanley Cup champ Boston in the first round.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Bodemeister (BOH'-dee-my-stur) is heading
to Saturday's Preakness Stakes for a rematch with Kentucky Derby
winner I'll Have Another. Trainer Bob Baffert says the Derby
runner-up came out of that race well after losing a stretch drive
to I'll Have Another.
UNDATED (AP) – USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says
about 10 men's Olympic team spots seem set “on paper,” with the
rest to be determined over two days of practice before the squad is
announced July 7. The Americans requested and were granted an
extension on the June 18 deadline to name the roster by the U.S.
Olympic Committee after four candidates were knocked out by
WASHINGTON (AP) – The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury case
has rejected a defense motion to strike testimony from pitcher Andy
Pettitte (PEHT'-iht) on a contested conversation about human growth
hormone. Clemens former teammate testified two weeks ago that
Clemens said he had used HGH, but under cross-examination said he
might have misunderstood their conversation.