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TORONTO (AP) — Golden State heads into tonight’s Game 2 in Toronto in an unusual position: down 1-0 in the NBA Finals. The Warriors had won 12 straight Game 1s before falling 118-109 to the Raptors on Thursday, and the two-time defending champions hadn't been behind in the NBA Finals since Cleveland had a 2-1 lead in 2015. Golden State without Kevin Durant for at least one more game as he recovers from a strained right calf.
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer's return to French Open clay is going so smoothly he still hasn’t dropped a set in reaching the quarterfinals. The 20-time Grand Slam winner eased through with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 win against unseeded Argentine Leonardo Mayer. Federer is one match away from a potential semifinal — and a 39th career match — against defending champion and longtime rival Rafael Nadal. Nadal also beat an unseeded Argentine player, Juan Ignacio Londero, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain. Gallo left the Rangers' game against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning yesterday, an inning after hitting his second homer in two days. Heading into today Gallo was tied with three other players for second place in the American League with 17 home runs and was in first place in slugging percentage.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have placed struggling starter Jhoulys Chacin (joh-LEES' cha-SEEN') on the injured list with a strained lower back, paving the way for Jimmy Nelson's return to the majors. Today’s move comes two days after Chacin fell to 3-7 with a 5.78 ERA after giving up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in a loss to Pittsburgh. Milwaukee expects to recall Nelson on Wednesday and start him against Miami. The appearance will be Nelson's first in the majors since September 2017.
DETROIT (AP) — Josef Newgarden has won his first pole of the season, setting him up to sweep the Detroit Grand Prix races. The Team Penske driver turned the fastest lap at just under 1 minute, 15 seconds in qualifying today, a day winning on Belle Isle for his second victory of the year. Alexander Rossi, who has finished second in his last two races, will start second.
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