Monday, May 23
Greinke, Diamondbacks too much for Cardinals, 7-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zack Greinke threw eight strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt drove in a pair of runs to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Michael Bourn added three hits for Arizona, which has won four of six.
The Diamondbacks won a series in St. Louis for the first time since April 18-20, 2003.
Brandon Moss homered for Cardinals, who fell to 3-3 on their nine-game homestand.
Greinke (5-3), who has won five of his past six starts, allowed five hits and one run. He struck out seven and walked one.
The reigning NL ERA champion improved to 11-4 against St. Louis. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the third.
Arizona scored three runs in the first off Jaime Garcia (3-4), who gave up five runs and 10 hits in 2 1-3 innings.
Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder in blowout win over Warriors
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the Golden State Warriors 133-105 Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Serge Ibaka added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who matched a franchise record for most points scored in a playoff game. Oklahoma City reasserted its dominance on the glass, outrebounding Golden State 52-38.
The last time Golden State's Stephen Curry had played in Oklahoma City, he scored 46 points, tied an NBA record with 12 3-pointers and hit a game-winning, 37-footer. This time, the league MVP finished with 24 points on 7-for-17 shooting. Klay Thompson added 18 points on 8-for-19 shooting.
Game 4 will be Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
NCAA softball tournament down to Sweet 16
UNDATED (AP) — Most of the seeded teams have advanced to the super-regional round of the NCAA softball tournament.
Arizona and Utah were the lone un-seeded teams to advance out of the weekend regional contests.
The Wildcats went unbeaten in their regional, moving on Sunday with a 4-3 win over 13-seeded Tennessee. The Utes also advanced with a 5-3 win at 9th-seeded Kentucky.
The remainder of the field includes top-seeded Florida along with Georgia, Florida State, Oregon, UCLA, Auburn, Oklahoma, Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama, Washington, James Madison, LSU, Michigan and Missouri.
Schools next face best-of-three matchups in the tournament's super-regional round.
Duke freshman Carta, USC lead NCAA women's golf
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Duke freshman Virginia Elena Carta opened a six-stroke lead Sunday in the NCAA women's golf tournament and Southern California topped the 15 team qualifiers.
Carta, from Italy, shot a 6-under 66 at Eugene Country Club to reach 13-under 203. Wake Forest's Jennifer Kupcho (67), Alabama's Cheyenne Knight (71) and Miami's Dewi Weber (74) were tied for second.
The field was cut to 15 teams and nine individuals not on advancing teams for another day of stroke play Monday to determine the eight teams for match play and the individual champion.
Southern California shot a 3-over 291, with only the best four scores each day counting in the total, to reach 4-under 864. Gabriella Then led the Trojans with a 71. They are seeking their fourth NCAA title.
UCLA and Duke were tied for second at 2 under. Duke had the best score of the day, an 8-under 280.