PJ Washington’s free throws send Dallas Mavericks past Thunder into West finals

  • Mavericks edge Thunder 117-116 in Game 6 of West semis
  • Dallas reach West finals for second time in three years

PJ Washington Jr made two free throws before an intentional miss with 2.5 seconds left, lifting the Dallas Mavericks to a 117-116 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night and into the Western Conference finals for the second time in three seasons.

Washington was fouled by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on a three-point attempt after Chet Holmgren had put the Thunder in front 116-115 with a dunk on an assist from his star guard with 20 seconds remaining.

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Simone Biles soars as Gabby Douglas scratches at historically gilded US Classic

  • Biles looks Paris-ready with all-around win in Hartford
  • Comebacking Douglas pulls out after two falls on bars

Simone Biles certainly looks ready for Paris with more than two months to go before the Olympic games begin.

The gymnastics superstar began her bid for a third Olympic team looking as dominant as ever at the US Classic on Saturday, posting an all-around score of 59.500, nearly two points clear of runner-up Shilese Jones.

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Seize the Grey, owned by thousands, wins Preakness to thwart Mystik Dan’s Triple Crown bid

  • Seize the Grey wins middle jewel of Triple Crown
  • Colt owned by 2,570 people via MyRacehorse group

D Wayne Lukas worked his way to Seize the Grey after his horse won the Preakness Stakes and kept getting interrupted by well-wishes offering congratulations.

“I think they’re trying to get rid of me,” Lukas said. “They probably want me to retire. I don’t think that’ll happen.”

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US PGA Championship 2024: third round – live

Here we go, then, the start of Moving Day. Or, to put it another way, the point at which Rory McIlroy’s latest bid to end his long major drought starts going south. Hopes had been raised with that fine street-fighting 66 on Thursday, but yesterday’s level-par 71 ceded ground to the leaders. As a result, a low score is required today, with a slow start being of no use whatsoever. And sadly a slow start is exactly what he’s serving up. Bogey at 1 after a visit to a greenside bunker. He’s one-over for his round through 3, and -4 overall.

Welcome to Moving Day at the 106th PGA Championship. Here’s how the top of the leaderboard looks after 36 holes (the last few of which were completed after a fog delay this morning) …

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Six-month-old baby shot repeatedly during Arizona standoff with child’s father

Police were able to rescue child, who is in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, before house caught fire with father still in it

A six-month-old baby is currently hospitalized after a man allegedly shot the infant several times during an armed home standoff in Surprise, Arizona, about 30 miles north-west of Phoenix.

At about 3am on Friday, the father of the child allegedly broke into the home where the child and mother lived, according to Surprise police. The child’s father did not live in the house, police said, adding that the man held the mother and child hostage for several hours before the mother managed to escape.

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