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Spurs, Cavs up 3-0...Curry expects to play Sunday...Sharks advance...Harvick given Richmond pole



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UNDATED (AP) — San Antonio and Cleveland took 3-0 leads in the NBA's conference quarterfinals last night, while Boston climbed within 2-1 in its series with Atlanta. Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard scored 13 of his game-high 32 points in the third quarter to lead the Spurs' 96-87 comeback win at Memphis. LeBron James had 20 points and 11 rebounds in the Cavaliers' 101-91 triumph over Detroit, and Isaiah Thomas torched Atlanta for a career-high 42 points to lead the Celtics past the Hawks 111-103.

HOUSTON (AP) — Golden State guard Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry said yesterday that he'll be very surprised if his sprained right ankle causes him to miss Game 4 of the Warriors' first-round playoff series against the Rockets in Houston tomorrow. Curry has sat out the Warriors' last two games after he scored 24 points in the series opener. The Warriors have split their two games without Curry and lead the Rockets two games to one.

UNDATED (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup finals with a 6-3 triumph over Los Angeles. The Sharks squandered a 3-0 lead in the second period before Joonas Donskoi (YOO'-nuhs DAHN'-skoy) scored his second goal of the night, beating Jonathan Quick 3:58 into the third. Logan Couture (koo-TOOR') and Brent Burns each had three assists for San Jose.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rain washed out qualifying at Richmond International Raceway yesterday, giving Kevin Harvick the pole position for Sunday's race based on his time in an abbreviated morning practice session. Harvick won the pole with a speed of 129.069 mph, edging Joey Logano for the top spot. Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin round out the top five.

TORONTO (AP) — Major League Baseball has slapped Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello with an 80-game suspension without pay for a positive test of the same anabolic steroid that caused Philadelphia pitcher Daniel Stumpf to be disciplined last week. The punishment means Colabello would be ineligible for postseason play and will fall short of the service time required to become eligible for salary arbitration next winter. He is batting just .069 after compiling a .321 average with 15 home runs and 54 RBIs in a career-high 101 games for the Jays last year.

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