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LOS ANGELES — Jonathan Quick and the resilient Kings are back home for Game 5 and in position to win their second Stanley Cup in three years. Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers try to stave off elimination a second time. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

– With:

– Sidebar on losing team; Conn Smythe Trophy winner if Kings win.


PINEHURST, N.C. — In a U.S. Open performance dominant enough to recall memories of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, Martin Kaymer has another 65 to set the 36-hole scoring record. He led by eight shots when he finished, which would be another record. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 6 p.m.


MANAUS, Brazil — The $300 million stadium in Manaus is widely considered a white elephant — the local soccer team averages a few hundred spectators while the $600 million promised for urban transit investments never surfaced. What happened and do citizens think it was worth it to host four World Cup games? By Jenny Barchfield. SENT: 850 words, photos.



MIAMI — The San Antonio Spurs left Miami last June looking all too human, with Tim Duncan nearly in tears while talking about how close they were to another title. Now they look like a machine. The Heat have two days to figure out how to slow the Spurs, or a new champion could be crowned in Game 5. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 6 p.m.


MIAMI — The world is watching these NBA Finals. Games between Miami and San Antonio are being aired in 215 countries. The Spurs have players from Australia, Italy, France, the Virgin Islands, Argentina, Canada, Brazil — and even the U.S. It speaks to how the NBA game is more global than ever. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.



SALVADOR, Brazil — Defending champion Spain and Netherlands begin with a World Cup rematch of the 2010 final. There’s not as much at stake in the group match, but both teams consider a win essential at the start. By Mike Corder. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started 3 p.m.

– With:

– NATAL, Brazil — WCUP–Mexico-Cameroon. By Jim Vertuno. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– CUIABA, Brazil — SOC–WCup-Chile-Australia. By Steve Douglas. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m.


SAO PAULO — On a side field at his team’s training complex, Dan Gaspar works with goalkeepers on saving close-range shots. The 58-year-old Gaspar is from Connecticut. His players, however, speak mostly Farsi. Gaspar is in his third season as goalkeepers coach of Iran, which opens Monday against Nigeria. By Ronald Blum. SENT: 800 words, photos.


SAO PAULO — Nick Rimando understands his job. As the No. 3 goalkeeper on the U.S. team he has to stay ready while pushing the top two goalies. Barring a goalkeeping catastrophe, Rimando will likely to be a spectator in uniform. No team has used three goalies in a World Cup since Greece in 1994. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 4 p.m.


Spain’s soccer teams have been receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in government aid. The AP finds that the country’s highly autonomous regions are helping to keep some teams alive through massive injections of cash. Now, some politicians and ordinary Spaniards question such support amid a crushing economic crisis. By Jorge Sainz. SENT: 2,300 words, 1,000 (abridged version), photos.

– Also:

– SAO PAULO — SOC–WCup-US-Diving. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

– SOC–WCup-Brazil Beat. Brief items on World Cup doings around Brazil. SENT: 800 words, photos. Updated throughout day.

– RIO DE JANEIRO — SOC–WCup-Fake Tickets. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 250 words.

– NAIROBI, Kenya — SOC–WCup-Terrorism Threat. By Jason Straziuso. SENT: 650 words, photos.

– VATICAN CITY — SOC–WCup-Pope’s Neutrality. SENT: 130 words.

– Stories on Saturday’s four games: Colombia vs. Greece, Ivory Coast vs. Japan, Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, England vs. Italy. SENT.



PINEHURST, N.C. — Willie McRae has been caddying at Pinehurst since he was 10. He’s 81 now and has worked for golf greats and four presidents. This U.S. Open is a good chance to honour McRae and others like him, African-Americans denied a fair shot because of Jim Crow but who meant so much to the game. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.


PINEHURST, N.C. — So many of the really good stories about Brooks Koepka are about where he’s been. This week, it’s about where he could be going next. By Jim Litke. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 4 p.m.


PINEHURST, N.C. — Masters champion Bubba Watson looked far more comfortable than he did a day earlier during a miserable opening round. The problem? He had already dug himself such a big hole he was headed home early. And he had company. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– With:

– GLF–US Open-Mickelson. Phil Mickelson tries to keep bid alive for an elusive major. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 8 p.m.

– GLF–US Open-DJ’s Hope. Dustin Johnson pins hopes on his own U.S. Open collapse. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– GLF–US Open-Wrong Balls. Hunter Mahan hits wrong ball, misses cut. By Jim Litke. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 5:30 p.m.

– GLF–US Open-Notebook. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– GLF–US Open-Glance.

– GLF–US Open-Leader Cards.

– GLF–US Open-Key Hole.



MIAMI — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he is not concerned about the Clippers’ ability to operate as normal during the draft and free agency, even if the sale of the team is not completed quickly. The draft is June 26; free agency begins July 1. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 3 p.m.


Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the AP is told. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. The last two U.S. candidates resulted in fourth-place finishes: New York for the 2012 Olympics and Chicago for 2016. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 500 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — A lawyer for a San Francisco Giants fan who was attacked and gravely injured at Dodger Stadium plans to call ex-Dodgers owner Frank McCourt as a witness. He wants to question McCourt about team finances and suggest McCourt skimped on security spending while lavishing millions of dollars on his lifestyle. By Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.



BROOKLYN, Mich. — Juan Pablo Montoya will compete in his first NASCAR race of the season this weekend at Michigan, a tuneup for next month’s Brickyard 400. By Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.


Patrick Dempsey’s racing team is set to compete this weekend in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star is part of the only all-American lineup in the race. By Dan Gelston. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– With:

– CAR–Le Mans. Five things to know about Le Mans. By Trung Latieule. SENT: 600 words, photos.



OMAHA, Neb. — A couple Hall-of-Famers will match wits when Texas and UC Irvine open the College World Series on Saturday. The Longhorns’ Augie Garrido, 75, has won five national championships over five decades and is the winningest coach in history. The Anteaters’ Mike Gillespie, 74, has a national title and more than 1,000 wins in his three decades at USC and Irvine. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.

– With:

– BBC–CWS-Notebook. By Eric Olson. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m.


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Kevin Vickerson thought he’d be back on the field by now. Whenever he catches a break from rehab for his dislocated hip, he wanders out to practice to watch teammates who were sidelined for the Super Bowl or didn’t make it out of training camp and are now turning heads at Broncos workouts. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inducts six members Saturday: Indiana Fever coach Lin Dunn, former Iowa player Michelle Edwards, broadcaster Mimi Griffin, former Sacramento Monarchs player Yolanda Evette Griffith, ex-Maryland star Jasmina Perazic, former Southern Illinois women’s athletic director Charlotte West. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.


– LONDON — TEN–Queen’s. Feliciano Lopez upsets Tomas Berdych to make Queen’s Club semifinals. SENT: 300 words, photos.

– BIRMINGHAM, England — TEN–Aegon Classic. Ana Ivanovic reaches semifinals at Aegon Classic. SENT: 350 words, photos.

– HALLE, Germany — TEN–Gerry Weber Open. Roger Federer gains Gerry Weber Open semifinals after injured Lu Yen-hsun pulls out. SENT: 140 words, photos.


– CHARLOTTE, N.C. — BKN–Hornets-Higgins. Rod Higgins leaves as Hornets’ president of basketball operations. By Steve Reed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 5 p.m.

– MILWAUKEE — BBN–Brewers-Wall of Honor. Hank Aaron, Bud Selig among honorees when Brewers unveil Wall of Honor. By Genaro C. Armas. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 9 p.m.

– BUFFALO, N.Y. — FBN–Bills Future-Jacobs. Family of Boston Bruins owner proposes stadium to help secure Bills’ future in region, AP is told. By John Wawrow. SENT: 700 words, photos.

– PORTLAND, Ore. — ATH–NCAA Track Championships. NCAA track and field championships resume with men’s 5,000-meter final. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. 5,000 starts 9:15 p.m.

– BKO–Euros-Ukraine Stripped. Next year’s European men’s basketball championship removed from Ukraine because of country’s instability. SENT: 350 words, photos.

– POISY, France — CYC–Criterium du Dauphine. Jan Bakelants wins sixth stage of Criterium du Dauphine; Chris Froome keeps overall lead. SENT: 120 words.

– TOKYO — OLY–IOC-Bridgestone. Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone signs 10-year deal to become top IOC sponsor. By Jim Armstrong. SENT: 450 words, photos.


– SOC–World Cup Capsules.

– BBO–Baseball Capsules.

– BKL–WNBA Capsules.

Friday’s Time Schedule (EDT)

Stanley Cup Final (Game 5)

N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles, 8 p.m.

World Cup

Mexico vs. Cameroon, at Natal, noon

Spain vs. Netherlands, at Salvador, 3 p.m.

Chile vs. Australia, at Cuiaba, 6 p.m.


Toronto at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Detroit, 7:08 p.m.

Cleveland at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.

Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:10 p.m.

Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m.

Washington at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.

Texas at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

Colorado at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.


Chicago at Washington, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Connecticut at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Seattle at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Tulsa, 8 p.m.

15:14ET 13-06-14


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