MINOT, ND - There are five new state champions today.
High School Baseball
State Tournament - Mandan
Bismarck St Mary's 3, Fargo North 1 (9)
West Fargo 3, Bismarck Century 1
Grand Forks Red River 8, Dickinson 3
Bismarck 3, Grand Forks Central 1
High School Baseball
State Tournament - Jamestown
Hazen 5, Grafton 3
Watford City 11, Velva-Drake-Anamoose 4
Harvey-Wells County 10, Thompson 2
Kindred-Richland 3, Midkota 2
Grafton 6, Velva-Drake-Anamoose 2
Watford City 9, Hazen 4
High School Softball
State Tournament - Minot
Fargo Shanley-Oak Grove 12, Fargo North 7
Bismarck Century d7, Bismarck 2
Dickinson 3, Fargo Davies 2
West Fargo 10, Bishop Ryan 1
State Tournament - Minot
Grafton 14, Watford City 4
Stanley 6, Hankinson-Fairmount 3 (8)
Westhope-Newburg-Bottineau 1, Enderlin-Maple Valley 0
Kindred-Richland 3, Central Cass 2
High School Girls Soccer
State Tournament - Grand Forks
Minot 1, Bismarck 0 OT
Fargo Shanley-Oak Grove 3, Fargo North 1
Fargo Davies 2, Bismarck Century 1 OT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder saved the best for last in the NBA's Western Conference finals.
The Spurs reached the finals for the second straight year by outlasting the Thunder in Game 6, winning 112-107 in overtime. It was the only game won by the road team in the series and the tightest win for the Spurs, who earned their first three victories by an average of 27 points.
Tim Duncan finished with 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Boris Diaw had a team-high 26 points for the Spurs. Duncan scored seven straight Spurs points in overtime, capped by a jumper that put San Antonio ahead 110-107 with 19.4 seconds left.
Kawhi Leonard added 17 points and 11 boards for the Spurs, who now prepare to face Miami in a rematch of last year's NBA Finals.
San Antonio managed to close out the win despite the loss of Tony Parker, who sat out the second half and overtime with left ankle soreness. The Spurs didn't miss Parker in the third quarter, outscoring the Thunder 37-20 to go ahead by 10. San Antonio owned a nine-point lead midway through the fourth quarter before Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 16 points the rest of the period. Westbrook extended the game by hitting two free throws with 9.3 seconds left in regulation.
Westbrook finished with 34 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, while Durant had 31 points and 14 boards. Both had seven of the Thunder's 19 turnovers.
UNDATED (AP) - The San Francisco Giants were able to hammer eight-game winner Adam Wainwright last night, but they couldn't touch Michael Wacha and the St. Louis bullpen this afternoon.
The Cardinals allowed just three hits and struck out 13 Giants in a 2-0 shutout at Busch Stadium. Wacha gave up the three hits while fanning seven in six innings. Three relievers combined for three perfect innings.
Oscar Tavares made his major league debut and hit a solo homer in his second at-bat. Tavares was recalled after hitting .325 with seven homers and 40 RBIs for Triple-A Memphis.
Also in the majors:
- Hanley Ramirez was 4-for-4 with a pair of homers, five RBIs and four runs scored as the Los Angeles Dodgers crushed Pittsburgh 12-2. Matt Kemp, Justin Turner and Drew Butera drove in two runs apiece as part of the Dodgers' 14-hit attack.
- Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. smacked two-run homers in Boston's 7-1 rout of Tampa Bay, the Red Sox's sixth straight win since a 10-game skid. Rubby De La Rosa blanked the Rays over seven innings for his first big league win since 2011, allowing four hits while striking out eight.
- Anthony Rizzo belted a pair of two-run homers and Jason Hammel gave up four hits over seven innings of the Chicago Cubs' 8-0 shutout of Milwaukee. Darwin Barney's RBI double capped the Cubs' five-run sixth.
- Toronto finishes 21-9 for the month after erupting for seven runs in the first inning of a 12-2 laugher against Kansas City. Juan Francisco had three hits and four RBIs, Adam Lind went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Marcus Stroman allowed a run in six innings to win his first major league start.
- Masahiro Tanaka is 8-1 after allowing a run and four hits in eight innings of the New York Yankees' 3-1 victory over Minnesota. Yangervis Solarte hit a solo homer and Brian McCann doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth as the Yankees improved to 12-12 at home.
- Will Venable had a season-high four hits and drove in two runs in San Diego's 4-2 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Tyson Ross limited the White Sox to one earned run and five hits in six innings for his sixth win, with help from Huston Street's 17th save in as many chances.
- Anthony Rendon went 4 for 5 and hit one of four Washington home runs in a 10-2 rout of Texas. Adam LaRoche, Jose Lobaton, and pinch-hitter Scott Hairston also went deep to support Doug Fister, who gave up two runs and four hits in six innings.
- The New York Mets beat the Phillies 5-4 in Philadelphia on David Wright's RBI single in the bottom of the 14th. Ruben Tejada had three hits, including his first homer in 553 at-bats and an RBI single while the Mets were building a 4-0 lead.
- Cleveland's bullpen coughed up a 6-2 lead before Mike Aviles singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth to give the Indians a 7-6 win over Colorado. Aviles also hit a three-run homer, Lonnie Chisenhall added a two-run shot and Trevor Bauer struck out eight in six innings before Charlie Blackmon's three-run blast tied it in the seventh.
- Houston's seven-game winning streak is done after Nelson Cruz smacked his 20th home run and had three RBIs in Baltimore's 4-1 verdict over the Astros. Chris Tillman held the Astros to a run and four hits over 6 2/3s for his fifth win.
- Justin Heyward and Freddie Freeman each had two RBIs in Atlanta's 9-5 win at Miami. Gerald Laird scored three times while going 2-for-4 with an RBI.
- Cincinnati topped Arizona 5-0 as Johnny Cueto struck out seven and allowed five hits in 7 1/3 shutout innings. Brandon Phillips was 2-for-4 with a run-scoring double and an RBI single.
- Chris Young pitched well in Seattle's 3-2 win against Detroit, allowing two runs and just three hits in six innings for his fifth victory. Willie Bloomquist hit a pair of RBI singles to help the Mariners end a two-game skid.
- Yoenis Cespedes threw out two runners at the plate and went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer and five RBIs in Oakland's 11-3 pounding of the Angels. The A's scored 10 runs over their final two at-bats.
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