Rivals Baffert, Lukas share a strong friendship

FILE - In this April 28, 2010 file photo, Kentucky Derby hopeful Conveyance trainer Bob Baffert, left, talks to Dublin trainer D. Wayne Lukas at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Baffert has spent his whole life following Lukas. As a teenager at the quarter horse track in Arizona where Baffert learned about racing, he looked up to Lukas as a legend. They’ve developed a friendship as deep as their combined success as two of the best thoroughbred trainers in racing history that extends to this week when they go head-to-head again in the Preakness Stakes each has won six times. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)

Bob Baffert has spent his whole life following D. Wayne Lukas.

Belly-putter ban lifts game for Players winner

Webb Simpson celebrates winning The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Webb Simpson credited everyone around him for winning The Players Championship, his fifth career victory and in some respects his most important. And he didn’t stop with those he considers to be part of his team.

Chuck Knox, former Seahawks coach, dies at 86

In this Dec. 31, 1983 file photo Seattle Seahawks coach Chuck Knox listening during a news conference in Miami. Knox, the veteran NFL coach who led the Seattle Seahawks for nine years and took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games, has died. He was 86. Knox died Saturday evening, the Seahawks confirmed Sunday, May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)

Chuck Knox, the former NFL coach who took the Los Angeles Rams to three straight NFC championship games and also led the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, has died. He was 86.

Simpson completes a big win at Players Championship

Webb Simpson kisses the The Players Championship trophy, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Starting with the largest Sunday lead ever at The Players Championship was harder than Webb Simpson imagined. Hearing one big roar after another from Tiger Woods playing four groups ahead of him didn’t help. Through it all, Simpson managed his game and his nerves.

Capitals beat Lightning 6-2 for 2-0 series lead

Washington Capitals center Lars Eller (20) cuts around Tampa Bay Lightning center Anthony Cirelli (71) during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals overcame a major hurdle by reaching the Eastern Conference final.

Zverev beats Thiem to win Madrid Open

Alexander Zverev of Germany kisses the trophy after defeating Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-4 during the men's final of the Madrid Open Tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Sunday May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

MADRID (AP) — Second-seeded Alexander Zverev eased past fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-4 to win the Madrid Open on Sunday, claiming his second title in a week.

Celtics win Game 1 of East finals, top Cavaliers 108-83

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against the defense of Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — The assignment for Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris in his first start this postseason was easy to explain but nearly impossible to execute.

Jets jump on Knights early, open series with 4-2 win

Winnipeg Jets' Patrik Laine (29) celebrates his goal on Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (29) during the first period of Game 1 of the NHL hockey playoffs Western Conference final, Saturday, May 12, 2108, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets were in rhythm and the Vegas Golden Knights looked rusty.

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