OAKLAND (AP) - Erik Surkamp and Liam Hendriks gave the Athletics bullpen a well-deserved day off. On a day the Oakland offense was virtually non-existent, a couple of pitchers with ballooned-sized ERAs pitched like aces.
CLEVELAND (AP) - The level of tension is growing rapidly for the Golden State Warriors. Someone gets suspended, someone gets hurt, someone gets ejected, and lots of someones make no effort to hide their frustration. A comfortable two-game lead in the NBA Finals becomes a dicey one-game lead, then no lead at all.
OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) - Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. Positioned some 200 yards away on a forward tee, his caddie tried to track the flight of the ball until he gave up and said, "Where did it go?"
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' family, closest friends and some hangers-on who wanted a glimpse waited for him in the arena's hallways like they have since he was an unequalled Ohio high school star, the best player on any court.
VIENNA (AP) - Russia's track and field athletes will be banned from competing for their country at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after a landmark decision Friday that punished the sports powerhouse for a systematic doping system that operated "from the top down" and tainted the entire team.