CHICAGO (AP) Alec Martinez scored at 5:47 of overtime and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals Sunday night.
Martinez’s shot went off Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy and over goalie Corey Crawford, stunning the sellout crowd at the United Center and leading to a wild on-ice celebration for Los Angeles.
Los Angeles improved to 7-0 in elimination games with its third Game 7 win on the road this postseason. It will host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Wild signed coach Mike Yeo to a multiyear contract extension.
The team announced the deal Saturday. Yeo just finished the last year of his original three-year contract by leading the Wild to the Western Conference semifinals.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat.
Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host Game 1 on Thursday night as they try to avenge last year’s heartbreaking seven-game loss.
Spurs All-Star point guard Tony Parker did not play in the second half and his status is uncertain for the opener.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – No matter where Kevin Love goes on vacation this summer, Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders says he expects the All-Star will be playing in Minnesota next season.
Saunders spoke to reporters after a workout of draft prospects on Sunday. That was a day after pictures surfaced of Love spending time in Boston, touching off speculation he was scouting out the town in case he was traded there this summer.
PARIS (AP) – Roger Federer’s streak of nine consecutive quarterfinals at the French Open ended Sunday with a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 fourth-round loss to 18th-seeded Ernests Gulbis of Latvia.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion had not left Roland Garros so soon since 2004, when he was beaten in the third round by Gustavo Kuerten.
In other men’s matches, No. 2 Novak Djokovic beat No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-1, 6-4, 6-1; No. 6 Tomas Berdych eliminated the last American man, No. 10 John Isner, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4; and No. 7 Andy Murray beat No. 28 Philipp Kohlschreiber 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 12-10.
In women’s action, No. 7 Maria Sharapova beat No. 19 Samantha Stosur 3-6, 6-4, 6-0; No. 18 Eugenie Bouchard beat No. 8 Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2; and unseeded Garbine Muguruza continued a run that included a victory over Serena Williams by beating Pauline Parmentier 6-4, 6-2.
DOVER, Del. (AP) – Jimmie Johnson dominated again at Dover International Speedway, extending his track victory record to nine.
He followed last week’s victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run in a race red-flagged for 22 minutes because of a pothole in the concrete track.
Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin.
DETROIT (AP) – Helio Castroneves easily won the second Detroit Grand Prix race of the weekend Sunday, finishing 1.6836 seconds ahead of Penske Racing teammate Will Power, the winner of Saturday’s race.
Castroneves’ lead was so large that when he made his final pit stop on Lap 49 he still was ahead when he got back on the track.
HARRISON, N.J. (AP) – Fabian Johnson scored his first international goal, Clint Dempsey doubled the lead off a defensive lapse and the United States beat Turkey 2-1 Sunday in the second of three World Cup warm-up matches for the Americans before they head to Brazil.
Tim Howard played the first half in his 99th international appearance, and with his 54th win surpassed Kasey Keller to set the American record for wins by a goalkeeper.
GENEVA (AP) – Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar denied fresh allegations of wrongdoing after a British newspaper report questioned the integrity of choosing the emirate as tournament host.
The Sunday Times said a ”senior FIFA insider” had provided ”hundreds of millions of emails, accounts and other documents” detailing payments totaling $5 million that Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam allegedly gave soccer officials to build support for the bid.
SAO PAULO (AP) – A smaller-than-capacity crowd and a few setbacks marked the final test event at the unfinished stadium set to host the World Cup opener in less than two weeks.
Only 37,000 people attended Sunday’s Brazilian league match at the Itaquerao in Sao Paulo, which won’t hold a full crowd until the opening game between Brazil and Croatia on June 12.
There were no major problems inside or outside the stadium, but some fans still complained of difficulties accessing the venue because of heavy traffic and lack of adequate instructions by local authorities.
Germany had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Cameroon on Sunday in its last match before coach Joachim Loew picks his final squad for the World Cup in Brazil.
In Moenchengladbach, Germany, Samuel Eto’o put Cameroon ahead in the 62nd minute, before Thomas Mueller and Andre Schuerrle gave Germany the lead. But Maxim Choupo-Moting scored the tying goal in the 78th.
In other games, it was: Paraguay 1, France 1; Belgium 2, Sweden 0; and Israel 4, Honduras 2.
LUTON, England (AP) – England almost had a 24-man squad departing for the World Cup on Sunday.
As the country’s soccer team prepared to board a flight to Miami for two pre-World Cup friendlies ahead of the tournament in Brazil, a familiar – if non-sporting – face mingled among the 23 players.
It was British actor Simon Brodkin, a BBC comedy star, who wore an identical gray suit to the players and also brandished a passport.
Captain Steven Gerrard appeared to spot Brodkin first, and members of security and local police then intervened.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Hideki Matsuyama earned his first victory in America and validation as one of golf’s young stars Sunday with birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff against Kevin Na and a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win the Memorial.
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirmed that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him this week at the Memorial Tournament. The five-time major champion said Saturday he has done ”absolutely nothing wrong.”
A federal official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission are analyzing trades Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters made involving Clorox at the same time activist investor Carl Icahn was attempting to take over the company. When Icahn’s intent became public, the stock price jumped.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – Stacy Lewis won the ShopRite LPGA Classic to take the top spot in the world ranking from Inbee Park, finishing with a 4-under 67 for a six-stroke victory.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Tom Pernice Jr. birdied the second hole of a playoff with Doug Garwood to win the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic.
Pernice won for the third time on the 50-and-over tour, closing with a 3-under 69 to match Garwood at 12-under 204 at Wakonda Club.
MALMO, Sweden (AP) – Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee won the Nordea Masters, beating Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher and France’s Victor Dubuisson with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff,
A $40 million settlement was completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.
The payouts could go to more than 100,000 athletes, including some current players, who were either on college rosters or had their images used in videogames made by Electronic Arts featuring college teams. Lawyers for the plaintiffs say it would be the first time college athletes will be paid for the commercial use of their images.
Depending on how many athletes apply for the settlement, the payments could range from as little as $48 for each year an athlete was on a roster to $951 for each year the image of an athlete was used in a videogame.
DENVER (AP) – Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos executive John Elway, was arrested on charges of assault and disturbing the peace.
John Albert Elway, 24, was booked into jail early Saturday morning after an incident near a college campus in downtown Denver, according to jail records. Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez said she could not provide any details about what led to the arrest, other than the alleged victim was a female.
PHOENIX (AP) – The NFL suspended Arizona Cardinals standout inside linebacker Daryl Washington for one year for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
The punishment, announced Friday, was for substance abuse and did not mention his recent guilty plea to assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He still could face a later suspension for the criminal conviction.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Lewis Katz, who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, died in a weekend plane crash. He was 72.
Katz died Saturday night in a Massachusetts crash that claimed six other lives. His death was confirmed Sunday by his son, Drew, and his business partner Harold H.F. ”Gerry” Lenfest.
TRIESTE, Italy (AP) – Nairo Quintana showed why he’s considered cycling’s next star by winning the Giro d’Italia on Sunday to follow his runner-up finish in last year’s Tour de France.
The 24-year-old climbing specialist with the Movistar team won two stages and finished with a 2-minute, 58-second advantage over fellow Colombian Rigoberto Uran for his first Grand Tour victory.