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Indian Tribes Dig In to Gain Their Share of Sports Betting


As state governments develop plans to introduce sports betting, some American Indian tribes in the casino business are working to make sure they’re dealt in.


Investigation? N.C.A.A. Scrutiny? Business as Usual in Grassroots Hoops


A federal probe and criticism from an N.C.A.A. commission led by Condoleezza Rice have done little to change how shoe companies in youth basketball operate.


On Soccer: Champions League Final Is a Tight Fit in Kiev. So How About New York?


Price-gouging in Ukraine has fans scrambling and UEFA thinking: does the European Champions League final really have to be played in Europe?


Billy Cannon, Football Hero With a Troubled Life, Dies at 80


He won the 1959 Heisman Trophy and played professionally for 11 years. Then his involvement in a counterfeiting operation landed him in prison.


Stephen Curry Wakes Up and Puts the Rockets to Sleep

Curry caught fire in the third quarter of Game 3 on Sunday and Golden State dealt Houston the worst playoff loss in franchise history.


Yankees 10, Royals 1: Yankees Rout Royals Behind Sonny Gray’s Gem and a Rash of Homers

Gray had his best outing of the year with eight strong innings, and the Yankees hit four homers against a listless Kansas City squad.


Mets 4, Diamondbacks 1: Rosario and Cabrera Power Mets to a Sweep of Diamondbacks

The Mets offense was anemic for five innings, but thanks to Amed Rosario’s first multi-homer game, and a two-run shot by Asdrubal Cabrera, they are on a roll.


In Belmont Stakes, Justify Might Face Familiar Competition

As Justify prepares for the final leg of the Triple Crown, contenders are lining up to face him.

Svitolina and Zverev Hope Tour Success Turns Into Grand Slam Wins

At the Italian Open, Elina Svitolina beat the top-ranked Simona Halep and Alexander Zverev was tough in a loss to Rafael Nadal. Success at the next level has eluded them.

U.K. Visa for Roman Abramovich, Russian Billionaire, Is Delayed


Mr. Abramovich, owner of Chelsea, missed a high-profile soccer match after his visa expired. It’s unclear if his troubles are a bureaucratic hiccup or if Britain is clamping down.

Sunday, May 20


Vegas Golden Knights Reach Stanley Cup Finals in First Season

The Golden Knights joined the 1967-68 St. Louis Blues as the only expansion teams since 1960 in the Big Four leagues to reach the championship round in their inaugural seasons.


Justify Wins the Preakness, Keeping Alive Hopes for a Triple Crown

Justify battled Good Magic most of the way Saturday before beating Bravazo by a half-length on a soggy track. His win set up a shot at the Triple Crown in the Belmont in three weeks.


Mets 5, Diamondbacks 4: Mets Rally to End a Long Stretch Without Consecutive Victories


Until they beat the Diamondbacks on Saturday, the Mets had not won consecutive games since April 11 and 13.


Lightning Need One More Win to Eliminate the Capitals


Tampa Bay beat Washington for the third consecutive game to move within a victory of reaching the Stanley Cup finals.

Cavaliers 116, Celtics 86 | Boston leads series, 2-1: Cavaliers Turn the Tables and Dominate the Celtics in Game 3


LeBron James had 27 points and 12 assists, and Cleveland looked like a different team on its home floor, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory.


Yankees 8, Royals 3: Yankees Belt 5 Homers in a Win Over the Royals

Gary Sanchez hit two home runs, and Aaron Hicks got his second inside-the-park homer of the season.

Saturday, May 19


Rangers on Verge of a Coaching Deal With Boston University’s David Quinn

Quinn, 51, would come to the Rangers after five years as the head coach at B.U., where his teams made the N.C.A.A. tournament four times and lost in the national title game in 2015.


J.J. Watt Offers to Pay for Funerals of Santa Fe School Shooting Victims

This is not the first time the football player has offered to help Texans in need. A Hurricane Harvey relief effort he led raised more than $37 million in less than three weeks.

Chelsea 1, Manchester United 0: F.A. Cup Final: Eden Hazard’s Goal Helps Chelsea Salvage Its Season


Hazard scored from the penalty spot in the 22nd minute at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, but his future with Chelsea remained in doubt.


In Rome, a Semifinal Win for Rafael Nadal and a Big Step Forward for Novak Djokovic


In their first meeting in more than a year, Nadal’s court coverage was too much for Djokovic to handle, but the result was gratifying for both players.


Winnipeg Looks for Respect, on the Ice and Off It

With the Jets in the N.H.L.’s Western Conference finals, the city some call Winterpeg is having a moment.

Sporting: LeBron James and the Superstar Fallacy


If he doesn’t make it to his amazing eighth-straight finals, blame his inferior teammates, not him.


The Liberty, in Transition, Make a New Home in the Suburbs


The Liberty have a new coach, a new arena and an owner who wants to sell the team.

Extra Bases: From Princeton and the Padres to M.L.B. Headquarters

Pitcher Chris Young became a vice president for the league, working under Joe Torre, within weeks of playing in the Padres’ spring training camp.


Royals 5, Yankees 2: After a Strange Endurance Test, the Yankees Lose to the Royals

An array of complications left the Yankees stranded overnight at Dulles airport as they tried to travel to Kansas City.

A Late 3rd-Period Goal Puts Vegas on the Verge of the Stanley Cup Final


Vegas, a 500-to-1 long shot to win the title when the season started, can advance to the championship series with a win on Sunday in Winnipeg.


Mets 3, Diamondbacks 1: Mets Lose Juan Lagares to an Injury but Beat Arizona

Lagares’s injury, a torn toe ligament, will probably put him out for the season. Michael Conforto, who became the regular center fielder, had four hits Friday to back a strong start by Jacob deGrom.


Flying With the Enemy: The Warriors Give the Rockets’ Daryl Morey a Lift


The Houston general manager was invited to join the Warriors’ contingent on a private plane to the N.B.A. combine soon after Game 2 of the Western Conference finals between the two teams.


Maria Sharapova Upsets Jelena Ostapenko at the Italian Open


The win over the sixth-ranked Ostapenko was Sharapova’s best result of the year. She advanced to the semifinals of a tournament for the second time this season.

Friday, May 18


Peru’s Paolo Guerrero Vows to Fight Doping Ban: ‘This Is About My Honor’


In an interview, Peru’s crestfallen captain talked about missing the World Cup and his fears for what his ban has done to his aging parents.