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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors are a win away from ending one long championship drought and extending another. Stephen Curry made seven 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and the Warriors withstood another brilliant performance from LeBron James to outlast the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-91 on Sunday night for a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 a.m.


CHICAGO — Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn played together for years in Philadelphia. Now the defensemen are competing against each other for the Stanley Cup title they were unable to win with the Flyers. By Jay Cohen. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 a.m.

— SPORTS EXTRA: A free, paginated preview of the U.S. Open is now available in AP Exchange. Full broadsheet, half broadsheet and tab versions are provided, including space for local ads or content. The pages take a close look at Chambers Bay, a public course near Tacoma, Wash., built specifically to attract the U.S. Open. The pages can be found at under the Graphics tab searching for "Sports Extra" or clicking on the AP Sports Extra link under Sports on the left rail of the home page. Please contact Barry Bedlan at bbedlan(at) with any questions.



A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today. UPCOMING: 355 words, photos by 3 a.m.


The All-Star game is still a month away, but it could be a historic occasion for the defending American League champions. As of last Monday, the Kansas City Royals had seven players on track to start this year's game in Cincinnati on July 14. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 570 words, photos by 3 a.m.


MIAMI — Alex Rodriguez is bringing his pursuit of the 3,000-hit milestone to his hometown, where it may be put on hold. The New York Yankees begin a two-game series Monday in Miami, and the attendance-challenged Marlins expect more than 30,000 fans for both games, even though it's uncertain how much they'll see Rodriguez. He has played only six games in the field this season, and there will be no designated hitter for the two interleague games in Miami. By Steven Wine. SENT: 430 words, photos.



So much is brand new about America's oldest golf championship. Not to worry. The U.S. Open hasn't lost its reputation as the toughest test in golf. And it's still the most democratic of the majors, with more than half the field — including a pair of two-time champions — having to go through qualifying. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 950 words, photos.


UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — For the students at the nearby high school, it was simply known as the "Sand Pit," the landmark two miles down the road where they would run as part of gym class. Now the close-up for Chambers Bay has arrived: The 2015 U.S. Open, a rare occasion where the golf course is getting more attention than the players. By Tim Booth. SENT: 950 words, photos.


UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — New to golf broadcasting, Fox Sports also gets its first crack at Tiger Woods. And the two primary voices at the U.S. Open, including Greg Norman, don't have high expectations for him at Chambers Bay. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 750 words, photos.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Winning the first PGA Tour title of his career at the St. Jude Classic isn't enough to earn Fabian Gomez a trip to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Being fully exempt through the 2016-17 season is more than enough. By Teresa M. Walker. UPCOMING: 760 words, photos by 3 a.m.


HARRISON, N.Y. — Inbee Park left no doubt at the Women's PGA Championship that she is the top player in women's golf and one of the best ever. The 26-year-old Park won the event for the third straight time Sunday, regained the No. 1 ranking, surpassed idol Se Ri Pak for the most majors by a South Korean player with six. By Pat Eaton-Robb. UPCOMING: 770 words, photos by 3 a.m.



BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Larson knew the rain was coming — and wanted it to arrive as soon as possible. He didn't get his wish. Instead, the downpour that ended this Sprint Cup race in Michigan gave the victory to Kurt Busch. By Noah Trister. SENT: 730 words, photos.


TORONTO — Josef Newgarden took the lead on the 72nd lap and never relinquished it, finishing 1.4485 seconds ahead of teammate Luca Filippi at the Honda Indy Toronto. And the 1-2 effort in the 85-lap event over the 1.755-mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit was a first for CFH Racing, a team in its initial year of operation. SENT: 630 words, photos.


— CAR--Le Mans. SENT: 650 words.

— CAR--Le Mans-Patrick Dempsey. SENT: 200 words.



VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Colombia's victory over France proves no team can be underestimated at the Women's World Cup. Top-ranked Germany is certainly aware of it as the team prepares to face Thailand in its group-stage finale Monday. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 720 words, photos by 3 a.m.


WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Once one of the prominent faces of the U.S. women's team, promoted alongside stars like Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach, Hope Solo is now largely relegated to the background while she faces continued scrutiny over a domestic assault case last year. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 885 words, photos.


LONDON — Sepp Blatter was warned from within FIFA not to attempt to backtrack on his pledge to quit as president. Domenico Scala, who is overseeing the presidential election, said that a leadership change is an essential component of the far-reaching reforms required to overhaul FIFA amid deepening criminal investigations into soccer corruption. By Rob Harris. SENT: 400 words.


— SOC--Under-20 World Cup-Serbia-USA. By Matiu Workman. SENT: 350 words.



STUTTGART, Germany — Rafael Nadal defeated Viktor Troicki 7-6 (3), 6-3 Sunday to win the Mercedes Cup for the third time and claim his first title on grass since Wimbledon in 2010. SENT: 250 words, photos.



CANASTOTA, N.Y. — Riddick Bowe and Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini were inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday. Also inducted were featherweight champion "Prince" Naseem Hamed of England, light flyweight champion Yoko Gushiken of Japan, manager Rafael Mendoza of Mexico, referee Steve Smoger, journalist Nigel Collins, and broadcaster Jim Lampley. SENT: 600 words, photos.



There is no doubt Connecticut is the early surprise of the WNBA season. The Sun lost Katie Douglas to retirement and Chiney Ogwumike and Allie Hightower to injuries, yet they are sitting tied atop the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 record. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 a.m.


— FBN--Giants-Wilson-Triple Jump. SENT: 145 words.

— RAC--Firing Line-Injury. SENT: 99 words.

— Japan-Pacific Rower. SENT: 315 words.

— CYC--Criterium du Dauphine. SENT: 450 words.

— MOT--Catalonia GP. SENT: 400 words.


Monday's Time Schedule (EDT)


Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8 p.m.


Chicago White Sox at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Atlanta at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Toronto at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

Washington at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Texas, 8:05 p.m.

Colorado at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Minnesota at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

Arizona at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.

Oakland at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

Seattle at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.


Arkansas vs. Miami, 3 p.m.

Virginia vs. Florida, 8 p.m.