WNBA set to begin 22nd season after busy offseason

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, left, drives around Los Angeles Sparks' Odyssey Sims during the first half of Game 5 of the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis. The two teams have developed quite the rivalry over the past two seasons, having played for the title the last two years. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a busy offseason in the WNBA since the Minnesota Lynx won the championship last year, beating Los Angeles in another thrilling final.

Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, and forward Luc Mbah a Moute vie for a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets were the best team in the NBA in the regular season.

Golden Knights top Jets 4-2, take 2-1 series lead

Vegas Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault (81) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the first period of Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference finals hockey playoffs series against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals — including an empty-netter in the closing seconds — to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final Wednesday night.

Justify draws 7 post, is heavy favorite in Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Justify walks in a barn with trainer Bob Baffert, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, after Justify's arrival at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 19. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify.

Rangers beat Mariners 5-1, Marlins top Dodgers 6-5

Texas Rangers trainer Kevin Harmon, left, touches the stomach of starting pitcher Bartolo Colon after Colon was hit with a ball hit by Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, in Seattle. Colon stayed in the game. The Rangers won 5-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon laughed off having Jean Segura’s line drive hit him in the stomach, allowing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings and giving the Texas Rangers a 5-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

Reyna helps Whitecaps to 2-2 draw with Earthquakes

Vancouver Whitecaps' Yordy Reyna, left, beats San Jose Earthquakes' Francois Affolter to the ball and takes a shot on goal during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Jordy Reyna had a goal and an assist to help the Vancouver Whitecaps rally for a 2-2 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday night.

Celtics survive 42-points by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) and forward Marcus Morris leap in celebration near the end of Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout.

Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point, left, defenseman Victor Hedman (77), from Sweden, and right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), from Russia, celebrate Kucherov's goal during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Hedman figured all the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to get back on track was a shift in momentum.

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