Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Horse throws rider in Preakness won by War of Will
War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday in a Triple Crown race with a riderless horse. War of Will had finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby after becoming entangled with Maximum Security, which finished first at Churchill Downs but was later disqualified.
MLB roundup: Astros top Red Sox for 10th straight win
Tyler White capped a five-run first inning with a two-run double, and Josh James delivered three scoreless innings of relief as the Houston Astros defeated the host Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Saturday at Fenway Park to extend their winning streak to 10. It is the second 10-game winning streak of the season for the Astros, who will win this three-game series between the last two American League champions. The 1969 Astros were previously the only team in franchise history to post two double-digit winning streaks in the same season.
Another comeback gives Warriors 3-0 lead on Blazers
Stephen Curry saved 21 of his game-high 36 points for the second half and Draymond Green recorded a triple-double Saturday night as the Golden State Warriors rallied to stun the host Portland Trail Blazers 110-99 for a 3-0 lead in their Western Conference finals playoff series. The top-seeded Warriors, playing without Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins, will go for the series sweep and a berth in their fifth consecutive NBA Finals on Monday night in Portland.
Raptors hope for home boost vs. Bucks in Game 3
The ball is in the Toronto Raptors' court. The Milwaukee Bucks held service at home and won the first two games of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals, so now the Raptors must reciprocate starting in Game 3 on Sunday night.
Rockets moving on from defensive mastermind Bzdelik
Just over a week after another playoff run fizzled, the Houston Rockets are moving on from associate head coach Jeff Bzdelik, who helped improve the team's defense this past season. Bzdelik, 66, came out of retirement a month after the season started to help head coach Mike D'Antoni improve the team's all-around game. The better play helped the Rockets finish fourth in the Western Conference.
Chasing pack not ready to concede to Koepka yet with wind a factor
Brooks Koepka's seven-stroke lead has placed one of his hands on the PGA Championship's Wanamaker Trophy but the group of players chasing him are not ready to concede just yet, especially if the wind continues to blow. Koepka's even par round on Saturday left him at 12-under, seven ahead of Dustin Johnson, Harold Varner III, Luke List, and Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond.
Djokovic and Nadal to meet in Rome final, Konta faces Pliskova
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won on Saturday to set up an Italian Open final meeting, while British number one Johanna Konta booked a final clash with Karolina Pliskova. World number one Djokovic overcame Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-7(2) 6-3 and will face second seed Nadal for the 54th time on Sunday, ahead of this month’s French Open.
Report: Grizzlies interview ex-Suns coach Kokoskov
The Memphis Grizzlies interviewed former Phoenix Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov for their vacant head coaching position, according to a report from ESPN on Saturday. Kokoskov was fired after one season in Phoenix, as the Suns finished with the worst record in the Western Conference, 19-63.
MLB notebook: Rangers RHP Kelley awaits biopsy
Texas Rangers reliever Shawn Kelley had two lumps surgically removed from his vocal cords this week and is awaiting the results of a biopsy, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Saturday. The right-hander told the newspaper he had the surgery Thursday and expects to have the biopsy results next week. Kelley, 35, was placed on the injured list on May 9 with what the team called an infection.
Larson qualifies late, wins All-Star race
Kyle Larson woke up Saturday morning not knowing if he would make the field for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race. He ended the day by winning the four-stage, 88-lap All-Star race. Larson, who had to win a stage in the Monster Energy Open qualifying race earlier in the evening to earn a berth in the All-Star event, took the lead with 12 laps to go, held off series' superstars Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch and got his first victory of any kind in 2019 in his Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Camaro.