DAILY LINKS: Padres rally late to clinch series in Pittsburgh

San Diego Padres' Freddy Galvis drives in a run with a bunt single off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Vazquez in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 20, 2018. The Padres won 8-5.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Padres rally late to clinch series in Pittsburgh – Padres.com
Despite Jordan Lyles’ sudden sixth-inning implosion — and despite the ever-reliable Kirby Yates surrendering a go-ahead run in the eighth — the Padres squeezed out an 8-5 victory on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Golden Knights do the unthinkable in reaching Stanley Cup Final – USA Today
In a city where Frank Sinatra crooned, the Rat Pack roamed, Sugar Ray Leonard fought and Liberace headlined, the Golden Knights are proving to be one of the most celebrated acts in Las Vegas history.

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Justify with Mike Smith atop wins the the 143rd Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico race course, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Justify wins Preakness Stakes to move within one leg of Triple Crown – Washington Post
As he has across the entirety of his brief and meteoric career, Justify answered the challenge and prevailed Saturday, winning the 143rd Preakness Stakes and keeping alive his Triple Crown hopes.

Tyronn Lue: Give credit to Tristan Thompson’s defense against Al Horford – ESPN
Following a resounding 116-86 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said that the key to the team getting back into the series has been Tristan Thompson’s defense on Boston Celtics All-Star Al Horford.

Aaron Wise acknowledges applause on the 18th green after winning the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament in Dallas, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Wise claims first TOUR victory at AT&T Byron Nelson – PGATour.com
Aaron Wise cruised to his first PGA TOUR victory Sunday, shattering the AT&T Byron Nelson record at 23 under on a new course in a race to finish before nightfall after a four-hour rain delay.

Jordan Hicks throws two pitches clocked at 105 mph on Sunday – ESPN
St. Louis Cardinals rookie right-hander Jordan Hicks hit 105 mph on the radar gun twice Sunday, becoming the first pitcher to throw multiple pitches at that speed in the same game in the past 10 seasons.

Former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) scrambles as he looks to throw during a developmental Spring League football game, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Manziel is hoping to impress NFL scouts in his bid to return to the league. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Johnny Manziel has first practice with Hamilton Tiger-Cats – SportsNet
The former Heisman Trophy winner watched a lot of Sunday’s session a day after signing with the CFL club. The six-foot, 210-pound Manziel threw while working with the five other quarterbacks and did short tosses to receivers but knelt off to the side or stood with quarterback coach Dan Morrison during both the one-on-one pass drills and seven-on-seven session at Ron Joyce Stadium.

Warriors hit Rockets with a double dose of Stephen Curry and defense – ESPN
If you’re new to the Golden State Warriors and find yourself in the hallway leading to the court at Oracle Arena about 90 minutes before game time, the chance of getting run over by two-time MVP Stephen Curry as he sprints out for his pregame shooting drills is actually quite high.

Shohei Ohtani tops Sergio Romo in crazy MLB pitching matchup – USA Today
It was perhaps the most bizarre, eccentric, insane pitching matchup Sunday in the history of Major League Baseball.

Santos Laguna crowned Liga MX 2018 Clausura champions – ESPN
A first half goal from Julio Furch and a man-of-the-match performance from goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco helped Santos Laguna to the Liga MX 2018 Clausura title on Sunday.



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