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Monique Currie (No. 25) celebrates a play with teammate Tianna Hawkins during a Washington Mystics game. (Photo courtesy of Twitter / @WashMystics) ** FILE **

Mystics take season opener over Indiana

- The Washington Times

Four starters scored in double figures and coach Mike Thibault praised his bench’s performance as the Washington Mystics won their season opener, 82-75, over the Indiana Fever on Sunday at Capital One Arena.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Steph Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

- Associated Press

Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson reacts after the team won the first pick of the 2018 NBA Draft during the NBA basketball draft lottery Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

- Associated Press

It’s the first time the Suns will have the chance to make the first overall selection. The Suns had the right combination of pingpong balls pop up for them at the draft lottery on Tuesday night, a reward of sorts after a season where Phoenix had the NBA’s worst record at 21-61.

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates his three-point basket as Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) looks on during the second quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beat Cavaliers

- Associated Press

Jaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point, first-quarter lead and scorched the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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FILE- In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Atlanta Dream's Layshia Clarendon passes the ball against the Seattle Storm during the first half of a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. The University of California at Berkeley has fired Mohamed Muqtar, a longtime member of the athletic department, after an investigation found he violated the university's sexual violence and sexual harassment policy with former student-athletes, including women's basketball player Layshia Clarendon. Clarendon filed a lawsuit in January against the now-terminated Cal staffer, who initially had been placed on paid leave as Cal launched its investigation. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Cal fires athletic department employee after investigation

Associated Press

The University of California at Berkeley fired a longtime member of the athletic department after an investigation found he violated the university's sexual violence and sexual harassment policy with former student-athletes, including women's basketball player Layshia Clarendon.