Last Update on May 20, 2013 05:00 GMT
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals by shredding through the league's top defense.
San Antonio shot 53 percent from the field and set a team playoff record by draining 14 three-pointers in a 105-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Spurs saw a 17-point, first-quarter lead shrink to six in the second half before an 11-1 run put them ahead by 16 heading into the fourth quarter.
Tony Parker finished with 20 points and nine assists, while Kawhi (kah-WY') Leonard added 18 points.
Grizzlies All-Star Zach Randolph missed his first seven shots and scored his only points on a tip-in with 9:26 left in the game. Quincy Pondexter had a team-high 17 points for the Grizzlies, who have until Tuesday night to figure out how to stop the Spurs' offense in San Antonio.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins were less than a minute away from taking a three-games-to-none lead in the NHL's Eastern Conference semifinals. Instead, the Ottawa Senators pulled within 2-1 in the series with a double-overtime win over Pittsburgh.
Colin Greening beat Tomas Vokoun (voh-KOON') at 7:39 of double-overtime as the Senators beat the Penguins 2-1 to stay unbeaten at home in the postseason. Vokoun was about to pick up his second shutout of the playoffs and improve to 5-0 since replacing Marc-Andre Fleury until Daniel Alfredsson scored a short-handed goal with 29 seconds left in regulation.
Craig Anderson turned back 49 shots and blanked the Penguins after Tyler Kennedy scored with 67 seconds left in the second period.
Game 4 is Tuesday at Ottawa.
The Boston Bruins head to New York with a two-games-to-none lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Johnny Boychuk snapped a 2-2 tie midway through the second period before the Bruins added a pair of third-period goals to beat the Rangers 5-2. Brad Marchand (MAHR'-shahnd) provided an insurance tally after scoring the overtime goal in the opener.
Tuukka (TOO'-kah) Rask made 35 saves and blanked the Rangers after Rick Nash beat him 3:20 into the second period. It was Nash's first goal of the postseason after pacing the Rangers with 21 during the regular season.
The Rangers host the next two games Tuesday and Thursday.
UNDATED (AP) -- It was one of the best performances of Miguel Cabrera's career, yet it wasn't enough for the Detroit Tigers to beat the Texas Rangers.
Cabrera hit three homers while going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored, but the Rangers rallied from deficits of 4-1 and 7-5 to beat the Tigers 11-8. David Murphy hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth and had four RBIs to lead the Texas comeback. Lance Berkman, Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray) and Mitch Moreland added two RBIs apiece for the Rangers.
Cabrera raised his average to .387, but the Tigers fell two games behind the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians.
The Rangers took three of four from Detroit and lead the AL West by 6 1/2 games over Oakland, the largest division lead in the majors.
Tampa Bay's Matt Moore is baseball's first eight-game winner. The left-hander is 8-0 after holding Baltimore to a run and five hits over seven innings of the Rays' 3-1 win over the Orioles.
Moore has won nine straight decisions, breaking the franchise record of eight set last year by David Price.
Luke Scott and Matt Joyce hit solo homers as the Rays swept the three-game series.
Also in the majors, John Lackey allowed one hit and an unearned run over six innings of Boston's 5-1 win at Minnesota. Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY'-uh) smacked a two-run homer and Will Middlebrooks hit a solo shot in the Red Sox's fifth consecutive win.
Justin Masterson improved to 7-2 by allowing just three singles while striking out 11 over seven innings of Cleveland's 6-0 shutout of Seattle. Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs as the Indians won for the 17th time in 21 games and improved to 25-17, tops in the AL Central.
Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH'-nehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) led off the bottom of the eighth with a tiebreaking homer to push Oakland past Kansas City 4-3. The A's managed to complete a three-game sweep despite scoring just eight runs in the series and trailing 2-0 in the getaway game.
Jason Vargas was sharp in the Los Angeles Angels' 6-2 win over Chicago, holding the White Sox to four hits in seven shutout innings. Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick laced two-run doubles for the Angels, who also scored on a pair of bases-loaded walks.
Ricky Nolasco also struck out 11 and Miami stopped a season-high seven-game losing streak by holding off Arizona 2-1. Marcell Ozuna broke a scoreless tie with a two-run double in the sixth.
Pittsburgh made it eight wins in 10 games as Jeff Locke allowed three hits over seven innings of a 1-0 triumph against Houston. Pedro Alvarez homered as the Pirates improved to 26-18, the team's best 44-game start in 22 years.
Reds' closer Aroldis Chapman gave up home runs to Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz in the bottom of the ninth inning in Philadelphia as the Phillies beat the Reds, 3-2. Chapman blew his second straight save opportunity after converting his first eight chances this season.
St. Louis beat former Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse (lohsh) for the third time this season as David Freese and Jon Jay each had two hits and an RBI in the Redbirds' 4-2 decision over Milwaukee. John Gast won his second straight start in place of the injured Jake Westbrook as the Cardinals won for the 14th time in 17 games.
Mike Minor combined with three relievers on a three-hitter and Atlanta scored four times in the eighth to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep. Jordan Schafer drove in two runs and Ramiro Pena put the Braves ahead with a sacrifice fly.
Yonder Alonso went 3-for-4 with a homer and three runs scored as San Diego crushed Washington 13-4 to earn a split of the four-game series. Kyle Blanks and Will Venable homered off Dan Haren to support Andrew Cashner, who allowed three runs and seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WITS'-kee) each had two RBIs as Colorado beat San Francisco 5-0 for their first series win over the Giants in two years. Juan Nicasio (nih-KAH'-see-oh) held the defending champs to three hits in six innings.
Juan Ligares (lih-GAR'-ihs) smacked a game-tying, two-run homer in the seventh before Daniel Murphy's eighth-inning blast gave the Mets the rubber match in their three-game series with the Cubs, 4-3 at Wrigley Field. The Mets' bullpen came through with four hitless innings of scoreless relief after starter Dillon Gee surrendered a two-run blast to pitcher Travis Wood and a solo shot by Ryan Sweeney.
The Toronto at New York game was postponed because of rain. No makeup date has been announced.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz and first baseman Ryan Howard will have MRI exams Monday. Ruiz will miss Monday's game at the Miami Marlins after straining his right hamstring Sunday. Howard didn't play Sunday due to left knee soreness. He joined the team on the trip to Miami, but manager Charlie Manuel didn't sound optimistic about Howard's chances to play Monday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have placed second baseman Ian Kinsler on the 15-day disabled list because of bruised ribs. Because Kinsler entered Friday night's game as a pinch-runner, the DL move was retroactive to Saturday, when Kinsler didn't play. The earliest he would be eligible to return is June 2.
Kinsler is hitting .302 with seven home runs, 20 RBIs and 24 runs scored in 40 games.
PGA-BYRON NELSON CHAMPIONSHIP
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Sang-Moon Bae has won the Byron Nelson Championship for his first PGA Tour title. The 26-year-old South Korean closed with a 1-under 69 to finish at 13-under.
Keegan Bradley finished two shots off the pace after blowing a four-stroke lead. Bradley was trying to become the Nelson's first wire-to-wire winner since Tom Watson in 1980. He set the TPC Four Seasons course record with an opening 60, but finished with a 72 on a day with wind gusting to near 40 mph at times.
Charl Schwartzel (SHAR'-uhl SHWORTS'-uhl) was three shots back and one ahead of Justin Bolli.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- American Jennifer Johnson birdied four of her final six holes for a one-stroke win over Jessica Korda at the Mobile Bay LPGA Championship in Alabama. Johnson closed with consecutive 7-under-par 65s for a tournament-record 21-under total and her first tour title.