Conley gets new mask...Harper is hot...Lightning try to strike again

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis guard Mike Conley will be protecting his face with a new mask tonight against Golden State, needing a more snug fit with the swelling easing in his left cheek. Conley is recovering from surgery to repair broken bones in his face.

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee issue, and the team said left-hander David Price has a mild strain of his right hamstring. The Tigers described Avila's injury as a "loose body." Price left last night's game after stepping on a bat that the plate umpire had tossed aside to get it out of the way before a potential play at home.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta might want to consider pitching around Bryce Harper when the Braves continue their series in Washington today. The Nationals right fielder is on a tear with five homers and 10 RBIs in his last two games.

MONTREAL (AP) — Tampa Bay tries for a second time to close out its NHL Eastern Conference semifinals series when it takes the ice in Montreal tonight. The Lightning have made themselves at home at the Bell Centre with a 5-0 record on the Canadiens' home ice this season, including wins in the opening two games of the series.

PONTE VEDREA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — TPC Sawgrass is giving up some low scoring early in the third round of The Players Championship. Jhonattan Vegas had a course-record nine birdies on the way to a 6-under 66 that moved him into the clubhouse lead at 6-under. Justin Thomas had eight birdies in the first 12 holes and is still on the course.

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