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TORONTO (AP) — Golden State star Kevin Durant will miss Game 1 of the NBA Finals with his strained calf muscle, and he might not be ready for Game 2 either. Warriors coach Steve Kerr says "it's a long shot" that Durant will be able to practice with the team in Toronto before Game 2 on Sunday. However, Kerr says center DeMarcus Cousins will be available tonight. He’s been sidelined since injuring his right quadriceps muscle early in Game 2 of the Warriors' opening-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers.
TORONTO (AP) — Crowds are gathering in the square outside Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena as Canada prepares to host its first NBA Finals game. Fans started arriving shortly after sunrise, about 15 hours before Game 1 between the Raptors and the Golden State Warriors. Officials expect more than 5,000 fans who don’t have tickets will be in the square for the game, watching on big screens. Other watch parties are planned around the city.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist is facing a potential suspension during the Stanley Cup Finals after delivering an elbow to the head of Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk (GRIHZ'-lihk). Sundqvist has a hearing with the NHL's department of player safety after the team lands back in St. Louis. Sundqvist was assessed only a two-minute minor penalty for boarding for the hit that knocked Grzelcyk out of the game and possibly longer.
PARIS (AP) — Defending French Open champion Simona Halep looked headed for a relatively straightforward, straight-set victory today in the second round — until everything started to fall apart. She dropped four games in a row to blow a big lead in the second set, then briefly ran into more trouble in the third, before holding on to beat 87th-ranked Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Meanwhile, eighth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro required nearly four hours to get by Yoshihito Nishioka 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 6-2.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Japan's Mamiko Higa has shot a bogey-free 65 for the lowest round ever in a U.S. Women's Open debut. She also tied for the third-lowest round in U.S. Women's Open history. The 25-year-old had three straight birdies on the front nine for a one-shot lead halfway through the opening round at the Country Club of Charleston. Her sixth and final birdie came at the par-3 17th.
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