Sharks stay alive, force Game 6

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are going home, still very much alive in the Stanley Cup final -- thanks to their goaltender, Martin Jones.

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Jones stopped 44 shots, Logan Couture had a goal and two assists and the Sharks avoided elimination by hanging on for a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in a chippy Game 5 in Pittsburgh

Melker Karlsson, Brent Burns and captain Joe Pavelski also scored for the Sharks, who cut the Penguins' series lead to 3-2.

The Penguins outshot the Sharks 46-21. But Jones was a virtual wall between the pipes for the Sharks. He stopped the final 42 shots he faced. In the series, Jones has faced 179 shots in five games.

Game 6 is Sunday in San Jose.


NHL appeals arbitrator's decision on Wideman

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League has asked a Manhattan federal court judge to reject the reduction of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman's suspension for knocking down a linesman.

An independent arbitrator reduced Wideman's suspension from 20 games to 10 after ruling that Wideman did not intend to injure linesman Don Henderson in Jan. 27 game. The league said this is the first time it has appealed a decision to the federal court.

The league said the arbitrator exceeded his authority.

Flames officials declined comment because the case is a legal matter.


Love works out with Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Love has resumed non-contact basketball activities, which could be the final step before the starting power forward rejoins Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue (LOO) says it takes 24 hours after that workout before any determination can be made on Love's status for tonight's Game 4.

Love missed Cleveland's 120-90 win over Golden State in Game 3 on Wednesday night because of a concussion he suffered in Game 2 Sunday.

The Cavaliers trail in the series 2-1.


Ventura, Machado suspended, fined

NEW YORK (AP) — Kansas City pitcher Yordano Ventura has been suspended nine games and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado has been penalized four games after their brawl earlier this week.

Major League Baseball has also fined each played an undisclosed amount.

Ventura and Machado both have appealed their suspensions and will continue to play until the process is complete.

Ventura hit Machado in the back with a 99 mph fastball in the fifth inning Tuesday night in Baltimore. Machado charged the mound and punched Ventura in the head as the benches emptied.


Yanks sweep Angels...Tribe moves 3 games up in AL Central

UNDATED (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in a five-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 to complete a four-game sweep and reach .500 for only the second time since mid-April.

Ivan Nova improved to 5-3 by winning his second straight start. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for two-hit relief, with Chapman getting three outs for his 11th save in 12 chances. The Yankees are 8-0 when all three pitch.

In other baseball:

__ Tyler Naquin's two-run home run broke a tie and keyed a three-run eighth inning as the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians beat Seattle 5-3. The Tribe leads Kansas City and Detroit by three games. Robinson Cano (kah-NOH') hit two homers for Seattle. The Mariners fell four games back of AL West-leading Texas.

— Melky Cabrera doubled twice and drove in two runs, Miguel Gonzalez pitched six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 to snap a five-game skid.

— The New York Mets moved within two and a-half games of the Nationals in the NL East race by beating Milwaukee 5-2. Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings to improve to 5-3. Curtis Granderson set the tone with a leadoff home run.

— AL East-leading Baltimore won its fifth in a row by edging Toronto 6-5. Chris Davis homered and hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. Pedro Alvarez also connected.

— Prince Fielder homered for the first time since being benched for two games over the weekend to help Texas top Houston 5-3. Jurickson Profar got two hits to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games. The victory helped the AL West-leading Rangers finish up a 6-1 homestand against their two closest division rivals.

— The St. Louis Cardinals nipped Cincinnati 3-2 to move a season-high four games over .500. Yadier Molina's bases-loaded single snapped an eighth-inning tie. St. Louis took two of three and has won 18 of its last 22 series with Cincinnati.

— DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY'-oo) homered, doubled and drove in three runs, reliever Jorge De La Rosa settled down a slugfest with four perfect innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-5.

— Miami used an 18-hit attack to maul last-place Minnesota 10-3. Marcell Ozuna had four hits and three RBIs.


Phils tab California prep star with top pick

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have selected California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

Moniak, from La Costa Canyon High School in south Carlsbad, is the first prep outfielder to be taken first overall since Tampa Bay drafted Delmon Young in 2003.

It's the first time the Phillies have led off the draft since they took Miami slugger Pat Burrell (BURL) in 1998.

The left-handed-hitting Moniak is 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds and is considered a five-tool talent.

Tennessee third baseman Nick Senzel went second to Cincinnati, giving the Reds a slugger who might someday provide pop in the middle of their lineup.

Senzel is the Volunteers' highest-drafted player, surpassing Todd Helton, who went eighth overall in 1995.

Atlanta took high school right-hander Ian Anderson to round out the top three.

At No. 4, Colorado went with fireballing Kansas high school righty Riley Pint. The 6-4, 210-pound St. Thomas Aquinas High School star throws a fastball that sits in the mid-90s, but can crank it up to 100 mph.

Louisville outfielder Corey Ray was the fifth pick to Milwaukee.

Florida left-hander A.J. Puk, who was in the mix for the No. 1 pick, went sixth overall to Oakland.


Nadal to miss third major of the year

LONDON (AP) — The injured wrist that forced Rafael Nadal to withdraw from the recently concluded French Open hasn't gotten any better and he has announced that he will not be able to play at Wimbledon. The two-time Wimbledon champion says on his Facebook page that he made the decision after consulting with his doctor.

Nadal had already pulled out of next week's Wimbledon grass-court warmup at Queen's Club.


Henderson takes early lead

SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) —Canada's Brooke Henderson shot a 4-under 67 to grab the lead after the opening round of the Women's PGA Championship.

She is two shots ahead of five others including Cristie Kerr and Christina Kim.

Defending champ Inbee Park became eligible for the LPGA Hall of Fame by completing the final requirement of 10 years on the tour. She's five off the lead.


Three share lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Hoge (HOH'-gee), Shawn Stefani and South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh share the clubhouse lead late in the first round of the St. Jude's Classic in Memphis after 5-under 65s. Dustin Johnson is among those a shot off the pace. Johnson won this event in 2012.


Blake tops field

FLOURTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jay Don Blake shot a 2-under 68 to take the lead after the first round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

The 57-year-old won the last of his three senior titles in 2012.

He has a one-shot lead in the third Champions Tour major of the year, over Vijay Singh, Jeff Sluman, Brandt Jobe and Bart Bryant.


Champ remembered in prayer as an icon

LOUISVILLE (AP) — The first of two days of memorials to Muhammad Ali were held in his native Louisville. A Muslim prayer service was held with more than 14,000 getting tickets for event in Ali's hometown of Louisville. Some traveled thousands of miles to attend. Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, boxing promoter Don King, former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, were among the high-profile guests in attendance.

An interfaith memorial service and funeral for the boxing champ will take place today.


Vitale re-ups for another year, baby!

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Basketball analyst Dick Vitale (vy-TAL') has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will keep him at ESPN through his 40th season with the company. The deal will take the 77-year-old through the 2018-19 season. The former Detroit Pistons coach joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season, just after the operation's September 1979 launch

He was involved in ESPN's first college basketball broadcast and says he has worked more than 1,000 games since.