Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

Vladimir Tarasenko and the Blues open the Western Conference finals against the Sharks on Sunday night.

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There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with over the weekend. This Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key story lines heading into this weekend are …


Paul Stastny battles San Jose’s Melker Karlsson for the puck at Scottrade Center in February.

For the first time since 2001, the Blues are in the Western Conference finals, thanks to their seven-game semifinal triumph over Dallas. Their series against the San Jose Sharks, who eliminated Nashville in Game 7 on Thursday, opens Sunday night at Scottrade Center.


A cat runs across the field during the Cardinals’ game against the Angels on Thursday night.

After sweeping three games from the Angels in Anaheim, the Cardinals open a three-game weekend series across town against the Dodgers. The Friday and Saturday games are on FOX Sports Midwest.


Kevin Durant (left) and the Thunder eliminated Tim Duncan and the Spurs in Game 6 on Thursday night.

Three of the NBA’s final four teams are set. Golden State and Oklahoma City will square off in the Western Conference finals, while Cleveland will take on the winner of the Toronto-Miami series in the East. Toronto is up three games to two on Miami, with Game 6 set for Friday night and Game 7 (if necessary) on Sunday afternoon.


Jason Day had a two-shot lead after tying the course record with a 9-under 63 in the first round of The Players Championship.

The Players Championship continues through Sunday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.