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(Reuters) - The National Basketball Association said on Monday its Basketball without Borders camp will be held in Australia for the first time later this year. The basketball development camp, run jointly with FIBA, basketball's world governing body, will be held June 23-26 at Dandenong Basketball Stadium in Melbourne. During the camp, prospects from the Asia-Pacific region born in 1999 will receive instruction from NBA and FIBA players and coaches while also taking part in community outreach projects.

LeBron James is among one of the stars that legend Magic Johnson believes the Los Angeles Lakers should target as they attempt to bounce back from the worst season in their historyLos Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson has urged the struggling NBA franchise to target LeBron James and Kevin Durant as they attempt to bounce back from the worst season in their history. The Lakers crashed to a 17-65 losing record this season, the second year in a row they have suffered 60 defeats or more. Former player and current Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton was named as their new head coach on Friday, replacing Byron Scott who was fired on April 24.


May 2 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 12.05 2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 11.26 3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 8.97 4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 8.04 5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 7.56 6. (6) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.47 7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.91 8. (8) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.62 9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.28 10. (10) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.70 11. (11) Branden Grace (South Africa) 5.44 12. (12) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 5.24 13. (13) Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa) 4.92 14. (14) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 4.54 15. (15) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 4.20 16. ...
May 2 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (1) Adam Scott (Australia) 1731 2. (2) Jason Day (Australia) 1440 3. (3) Brandt Snedeker (U.S.) 1300 4. (4) Russell Knox (Britain) 1300 5. (5) Kevin Kisner (U.S.) 1182 6. (6) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 1132 7. (7) Kevin Na (U.S.) 1130 8. (8) Patrick Reed (U.S.) 1121 9. (9) Justin Thomas (U.S.) 1051 10. (10) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 1043 11. (11) Smylie Kaufman (U.S.) 1019 12. (12) Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 989 13. (13) Graeme McDowell (Britain) 909 14. (14) Jason Dufner (U.S.) 882 15. (18) Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 881 16. (15) Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 869 17. ...

PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Third Round(Reuters) - Journeyman Brian Stuard clinched his first PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory over fellow American Jamie Lovemark and South Korean An Byeong-hun at the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Monday. The 33-year-old Stuard sealed the win on the second extra hole at the TPC Louisiana, the par-five 18th, after laying up in two, hitting a superb third shot to three feet and knocking in the birdie putt. "This means a lot," an emotional Stuard told Golf Channel after earning a winner's cheque for $1.26 million, a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour and a spot at next year's Masters.


Brian Stuard hits a shot during a playoff on the 18th hole during a continuation of the third round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on May 2, 2016 in Avondale, LouisianaBrian Stuard won the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic on Monday, holding his nerve to claim a maiden PGA Tour victory in a three-way playoff. Stuard had finished level on 15-under-par with Jamie Lovemark and South Korea's An Byeong-Hun after officials reduced the tournament in New Orleans to 54 holes following multiple weather interruptions. Lovemark's hopes faded after his third shot flew off to the side of the green leaving himself a difficult up and down at a sodden TPC Louisiana.


Journeyman Brian Stuard clinched his first PGA Tour title with a gripping playoff victory over fellow American Jamie Lovemark and South Korean An Byeong-hun at the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Monday. The 33-year-old Stuard sealed the win on the second extra hole at the TPC Louisiana, the par-five 18th, after laying up in two, hitting a superb third shot to three feet and knocking in the birdie putt. Lovemark parred the hole after overshooting the green with his second and failing to reach the putting surface with his third.

PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans - First Round(Reuters) - South Korea's An Byeong-hun and Americans Brian Stuard and Jamie Lovemark took the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans into a sudden-death playoff at the TPC Louisiana on Monday. The trio finished the 54 regulation holes at 15-under-par 201, An firing a seven-under 65, Stuard a 69 and Lovemark closing with a 68 after three-putting the final hole for a par.


Klay Thompson scored 37 points as the reigning champion Golden State Warriors leapt to a quick leadKlay Thompson and Draymond Green made sure the Golden State Warriors barely missed injured superstar Stephen Curry in a 118-106 victory over Portland in the first game of their NBA Western Conference second-round playoff series. Thompson scored 37 points and Green notched the first post-season triple-double of his career as the reigning champion Warriors leapt to a quick lead and never looked back on their home floor in Oakland, California. Thompson drained a three-pointer 17 seconds into the contest and the Warriors rolled from there.


NBA: Playoffs-Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors(The Sports Xchange) - Dwane Casey read the reviews of the Toronto Raptors' decisive Game 6 loss to the Indiana Pacers. "I love that because I thought our guys used it as motivation." DeMar DeRozan, who had struggled in the playoffs, took matters into his own hands and led the way with 30 points as the Raptors held on to defeat the Pacers 89-84 on Sunday. The Raptors advance to face the Miami Heat in the second round, with Game 1 on Tuesday in Toronto.


NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors(The Sports Xchange) - If the Golden State Warriors miss Stephen Curry, they sure did not show it in their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. Klay Thompson bombed in a game-high 37 points and Draymond Green recorded his second career postseason triple-double as the Warriors ran off early from the Portland Trail Blazers en route to a 118-106 victory in Game 1 of the Western Conference semi-finals on Sunday.


Jenny Shin hits her tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club on May 1, 2016 in Irving, TexasJenny Shin became the third first time winner on the USLPGA Tour this year, coming from behind to close with a four-under 67 and win the Texas Shootout tournament. "I was really nervous on the last hole," said South Korea's Shin. Shin played the final 43 holes at the Dallas-area Las Colinas Country Club bogey free as she finished at 14-under 270.


PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Third Round(Reuters) - World number one Jason Day moved within three strokes of the lead during the third round at the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Sunday before more torrential rain halted play for the day. Co-leaders Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas were five holes into their third round when play was suspended after steady rainfall continued to saturate the TPC Louisiana layout.


* Leaders complete only five holes Sunday * Tournament shortened to 54 holes (Adds quotes) May 1 (Reuters) - World number one Jason Day moved within three strokes of the lead during the third round at the weather-plagued Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Sunday before more torrential rain halted play for the day. Officials shortened the event to 54 holes and extended it to a Monday finish, with the third round scheduled to resume at 7 a.m. local time (1200 GMT). Co-leaders Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas were five holes into their third round when play was suspended after steady rainfall continued to saturate the TPC Louisiana layout.

LPGA: U.S. Women's Open-Third Round(Reuters) - Jenny Shin made a sizzling start to the final round on her way to a two-stroke victory at the Texas Shootout in Irving on Sunday. Shin, 23, born in South Korea and raised in California, clinched her first LPGA victory, and continued a trend of young winners on tour. Shin began the final round two shots behind overnight leader Gerina Piller, but charged past the American and into the lead with three birdies in the first five holes.


Jenny Shin made a sizzling start to the final round on her way to a two-stroke victory at the Texas Shootout in Irving on Sunday. Shin, 23, born in South Korea and raised in California, clinched her first LPGA victory, and continued a trend of young winners on tour. Shin began the final round two shots behind overnight leader Gerina Piller, but charged past the American and into the lead with three birdies in the first five holes.

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Golden State Warriors(The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson bombed in a game-high 37 points and Draymond Green recorded his first career postseason triple-double as the Golden State Warriors ran off early from the Portland Trail Blazers en route to a 118-106 victory in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series in Oakland, California, on Sunday. Thompson hit a 3-pointer just 17 seconds into the game and the Warriors never looked back en route to their seventh consecutive win in Game 1 of a playoff series. Hitting four 3-pointers, Thompson poured in 18 of his 37 points in the first quarter, during which he single-handedly outscored the Trail Blazers 18-17.


Jhonattan Vegas tees off on the third hole during a continuation of the third round of the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana on April 30, 2016 in Avondale, LouisianaVenezuela's Jhonattan Vegas birdied two of the five holes he squeezed in before the weather hit on Sunday, joining Brian Stuard atop the leaderboard of the Zurich Classic now slated to finish Monday after 54 holes. After rain and thunderstorms again brought the tournament in New Orleans to a halt, tournament officials said play would resume on Monday, and would conclude after three rounds. Vegas rolled in birdie putts at his first two holes of the third round while Stuard, who held a one-shot lead overnight, made one birdie before the round was suspended after just over two hours of play.


Basketball - Warriors roll on as injured Curry eyes returnThe Golden State Warriors again did just fine without injured superstar Stephen Curry on Sunday, but their 118-106 NBA playoff win over Portland didn't dim his desire to be back on the floor with his teammates. Curry sprained a ligament in his right knee in game four of the Warriors' first-round series against Houston on April 24. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Sunday that chances were "pretty slim" that Curry could play in game two on Tuesday.


NBA: Playoffs-Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat(The Sports Xchange) - Miami point guard Goran Dragic had a game-high 25 points as the Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals by routing the Charlotte Hornets 106-73 in a deciding Game 7 on Sunday. The Heat will play the winner of Sunday other Game 7 between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers. "The paint was more open, and I could attack," Slovenian Dragic said.


Li Haotong kept the China Open title in local hands for the second year in a row by conjuring up his best round of the week, a bogey-free 64, to clinch his maiden European Tour title by three shots on Sunday. The 20-year-old Hunanese began the final round two shots behind overnight leaders Felipe Aguilar (69) and Lucas Bjerregaard (70) but carded a blemish-free round for a winning total of 22-under at the Topwin Golf and Country Club. Li became followed in the footsteps of Wu Ashun, who became the third Chinese winner of the country's oldest professional tournament last year.
May 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour China Open at the par-72 course on Sunday in Beijing -22 Li Haotong (China) 69 67 66 64 -19 Felipe Aguilar (Chile) 68 65 67 69 -18 Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark) 68 67 65 70 Marcel Siem (Germany) 68 67 69 66 Richard Bland (Britain) 69 67 68 66 -17 Peter Hanson (Sweden) 66 71 67 67 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 68 70 67 66 Scott Hend (Australia) 71 68 68 64 -16 Fabrizio Zanotti (Paraguay) 66 71 67 68 David Lipsky (U.S. ...

Dion Waiters of the Oklahoma City Thunder has his shot blocked by Kyle Anderson of the San Antonio Spurs during game one of the Western Conference Semifinals for the 2016 NBA PlayoffsLaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-high 38 points in just three quarters as the San Antonio Spurs stormed to a 124-92 victory over Oklahoma City in game one of their NBA playoffs second-round series. The Spurs built a 23-point lead in the first quarter -- when they connected on 81.8 percent of their shots -- and the rout was on in game one of the Western Conference semi-finals in San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard added 25 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Spurs, who never trailed and led by as many as 43.


LPGA: ANA Inspiration - Second Round(Reuters) - American Gerina Piller produced another ball-striking clinic in the third round at the Texas Shootout on Saturday to earn a two-shot lead and put herself in position for her first LPGA title. The world number 20, in her sixth LPGA season, hit 18 greens in regulation for the second straight day, en route to a bogey-free four-under-par 67 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving. Piller, winless in 123 career LPGA starts, has top-six finishes in her past three starts, including a tie for third in San Francisco last Sunday.


American Gerina Piller produced another ball-striking clinic in the third round at the Texas Shootout on Saturday to earn a two-shot lead and put herself in position for her first LPGA title. The world number 20, in her sixth LPGA season, hit 18 greens in regulation for the second straight day, en route to a bogey-free four-under-par 67 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving. Piller, winless in 123 career LPGA starts, has top-six finishes in her past three starts, including a tie for third in San Francisco last Sunday.

Brian Stuard, seeking his first professional victory, finished off a four-under-par 68 in round two to take a one-stroke leadBrian Stuard and the other leaders never hit a third-round shot as the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was halted by thunderstorms, raising the chance of a Monday finish for the event. Stuard, seeking his first professional victory, finished off a four-under-par 68 in round two on Saturday morning, making four birdies while closing on the front nine to take a one-stroke lead over Jamie Lovemark and Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas. Lovemark carded a 66 and Vegas a 69 -- both wrapping up their second rounds on Friday, when there was no weather delay but darkness stopped play in a tournament still trying to catch up from a delay on Thursday.


NFL: Los Angeles Rams-Jared Goff Press Conference(The Sports Xchange) - One of the most dramatic drafts in NFL history wrapped up in Chicago on Saturday with the team that started the spectacle ahead of schedule by trading the No. 1 overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams two weeks earlier. Likely to be remembered for the social media fireworks and ensuing drama surrounding Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and his tumble to the middle of the first round, the 2016 NFL Draft ended with the Tennessee Titans announcing Mr. Irrelevant, Southern Miss cornerback Kalan Reed, as the 253rd and final pick. Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the No. 1 pick Thursday night and plans are for him to start early for the Los Angeles Rams.


Gerina Piller looks over the 10th green with her caddie Brian Dilley during the third round of the Texas Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club on April 30, 2016 in Irving, TexasGerina Piller shot a four-under par 67 to hold off a raft of South Korean challengers, taking a two-stroke lead after 54 holes of the LPGA Tour Texas Shootout. Piller shot her second straight bogey-free round for a 14-under par total of 199. Five South Koreans are among the players hot on her heels, including Amy Yang and Hur Mi-Jung -- who share second on 201.


PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans - Second Round(Reuters) - Third-round play at the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic of New Orleans was suspended for the day after just 75 minutes of action on Saturday, setting up the possibility of a Monday finish at the TPC Louisiana. The golfers were called off the course at 2:15 p.m. ET (1815 GMT) because of approaching thunderstorms and four hours later officials abandoned any further prospect of play after 1.2 inches (30 millimetres) of rain had drenched the already sodden course. The tournament has been severely behind schedule since the opening round on Thursday when nearly five hours of play was wiped out by thunderstorms.


Li Haotong of China hits a shot on his way to winning the China Open in Beijing on May 1, 2016China's Li Haotong surged to victory in the China Open on Sunday, the second successive home winner of the tournament. Aguilar held a two-shot lead at the turn with four birdies, but Li made gains on the third and fifth holes.


Third-round play at the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic of New Orleans was suspended for the day after just 75 minutes of action on Saturday, setting up the possibility of a Monday finish at the TPC Louisiana. The golfers were called off the course at 2:15 p.m. ET (1815 GMT) because of approaching thunderstorms and four hours later officials abandoned any further prospect of play after 1.2 inches (30 millimetres) of rain had drenched the already sodden course. The tournament has been severely behind schedule since the opening round on Thursday when nearly five hours of play was wiped out by thunderstorms.

Tiger Woods watches his shot after teeing off on the 2nd hole in the final round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament in Gainesville, VirginiaTiger Woods has made accommodation plans for the Memorial tournament in Ohio, sources have told Reuters, suggesting the Jack Nicklaus-hosted event could mark the former world number one's PGA Tour return from back surgery. Although Woods has made no commitment to the Memorial, and his plans remain fluid as he rehabilitates his body, it makes sense that he would want to compete in at least one tournament before the year's second major, the U.S. Open. The Memorial tournament, to be played from June 2-5 on the Muirfield Village course in Dublin, a suburb of state capital Columbus, is held two weeks before the U.S. Open.


Minnesota Vikings players celebrate at TCFBank Stadium on January 10, 2016 in Minneapolis, MinnesotaThe Minnesota Vikings made German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer the first European drafted directly to the NFL on Saturday, taking him in the sixth round. Boehringer got interested in the gridiron game five years ago at the age of 17 -- when he saw a video of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. "I can't describe how I feel right now, just happy to be drafted," said Boehringer, who played four years in a German league but unlike the other Europeans who have made it to the NFL has never played in North America.


PGA: The Barclays-Third Round(Reuters) - American journeyman Brian Stuard birdied four of his last nine holes to seize a one-shot lead when the weather-delayed second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was completed on Saturday. Seeking his first PGA Tour victory, Stuard continued to benefit from a putter he picked up last week in San Antonio as he fired a flawless four-under-par 68 on a rain-softened layout at the TPC Louisiana. Americans Harold Varner III (67), Daniel Berger (65), Chad Collins (64), Charles Howell III (69) and Patrick Rodgers (69), and South Korean An Byeong-hun (68), were tied for fourth at eight under.


American journeyman Brian Stuard birdied four of his last nine holes to seize a one-shot lead when the weather-delayed second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans was completed on Saturday. Seeking his first PGA Tour victory, Stuard continued to benefit from a putter he picked up last week in San Antonio as he fired a flawless four-under-par 68 on a rain-softened layout at the TPC Louisiana. Americans Harold Varner III (67), Daniel Berger (65), Chad Collins (64), Charles Howell III (69) and Patrick Rodgers (69), and South Korean An Byeong-hun (68), were tied for fourth at eight under.

Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark watches his ball during round three of the Volvo China Open at the Topwin Golf and Country Club in Beijing on April 30, 2016Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard joined Chilean Felipe Aguilar at the top of the leaderboard after the third round of the Volvo China Open in Beijing Saturday, boosting his chances of securing a first European Tour win. A win for Bjerregaard -- currently ranked 134 in the world -- would be his first on the European Tour. World number 477 Aguilar, who started the day with a one shot lead, recorded a five under par 67 to remain at the top alongside Bjerregaard.


Mason Plumlee (L) of the Portland Trail Blazers celebrates with Allen Crabbe after grabbing a rebound in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Los Angeles ClippersThe Portland Trail Blazers closed out the shorthanded Los Angeles Clippers in six games, while the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat both lived to fight another day. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 46 points to lead the Trail Blazers past the Clippers 106-103 at Portland's Moda Center. Lillard scored 26 points and McCollum added 20 as the Trail Blazers closed out the Clippers in six games in their first-round NBA playoff series.


NBA: Playoffs-Los Angeles Clippers at Portland Trail Blazers(The Sports Xchange) - Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum combined for 46 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 Friday night at the Moda Center. Lillard scored 26 points and McCollum added 20 as the Trail Blazers closed out the Clippers in six games in their first-round playoff series. Mason Plumlee contributed nine points -- including the deciding three free throws in the final 14.7 seconds -- and grabbed 14 rebounds for Portland, which opens Western Conference semifinals play Sunday at Golden State.


NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets(The Sports Xchange) - When the Miami Heat needed someone to step up at crunch time Friday, Dwyane Wade delivered. As a result, the Heat have forced a deciding Game 7 in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Charlotte Hornets. Wade scored 23 points and hit two crucial baskets in the final minute as the Heat held off the Hornets 97-90 to even the series 3-3.


NBA: Golden State Warriors at Milwaukee Bucks(Reuters) - Luke Walton, the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, will leave the league's hottest team to take charge of an acclaimed NBA franchise that has fallen on hard times and currently occupies the other end of the spectrum. Currently in his second season as assistant coach at the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors, Walton was confirmed as Byron Scott's replacement on Friday. Scott was ditched after the Lakers went 17-65 in the recently-completed season, otherwise known as the Kobe Bryant farewell tour.


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