UNDATED (AP) — The Denver Nuggets and Golden State Warriors are gearing up for Game 6 of their NBA playoff series tonight. The Warriors will try to close out Denver again, while the Nuggets hope for a win to force a decisive Game 7. The night's other NBA playoff game has the Brooklyn Nets playing at Chicago. With a 3-2 lead, the Bulls will try again to wrap it up when the series shifts back to the United Center. Last night, the Celtics beat the Knicks, the Pacers outscored Atlanta, and Houston downed Oklahoma City.
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) — Four NHL playoff games are on tap in conference quarterfinals. Ottawa is at Montreal, the New York Rangers will be in Washington to play the Capitals, Los Angeles plays at St. Louis and the Detroit Red Wings will take on the Ducks in Anaheim. Last night, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins opened their Stanley Cup playoff schedules with victories. The Pens blanked the Islanders, and the Bruins skated past Toronto. San Jose topped Vancouver.
UNDATED (AP) — In the American League, the Rays and Royals continue their series in Kansas City today. The Rays are 4-and-11 on the road this season. San Diego plays at Chicago in the National League. The Padres are hoping to bounce back from last night's loss to the Cubs.
CORONA, Calif. (AP) — There's boxing action tonight. Junior welterweights Mauricio Herrera and Kim Ji-hoon will be in the ring in Corona, Calif. Herrera is 18-3-0. Kim is 24-8-0.
TIANJIN, China (AP) — While 12-year-old Ye Wocheng was making history today at the China Open, Robert-Jan Derksen was making birdies. Ye became the youngest player to compete on the European Tour, shooting a 7-over 79 in the first round with a 40-yard chip-in for bogey on his 15th hole. Derksen shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead. The 39-year-old Dutchman had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch from the sixth. He added two more on the final three holes at the Binhai Golf Club course.