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Friday Sports News And Notes…

The NBA Finals are underway, the Sunshine State Games begin locally, college baseball Super Regionals begin and the French Open winds down in our Friday Sports News and Notes…

** Game 1 of the NBA Finals goes to the San Antonio Spurs as they steal a 92-88 road win at Miami.   Tim Duncan shakes off a slow start to score 20 points and grab 14 rebounds in the win; Game 2 in Miami Sunday.

** The Sunshine State Games begin today in three counties in Florida including Alachua County.  This marks the 34th annual Sunshine State Games when they begin today.

** The French Open tennis championship is winding down; in women’s play, defending champion Maria Sharapova fill face Serena Williams in the final.  The men’s semi-final matches are being played today.

** College baseball Super Regionals get underway this weekend.   FSU is hosting Indiana while from the SEC, Mississippi State is at Virginia; South Carolina is at North Carolina; Vanderbilt is hosting Louisville and LSU is hosting Oklahoma.

** In the NHL, Chicago downs Los Angeles 3-2 to go up 3-1 in the Western Conference Final.   Boston hosts Pittsburgh in the Eastern Conference with a chance to sweep that series with a win.

** The Belmont Stakes horse race is this weekend and Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, is the favorite on what could be a sloppy and wet track.

** In the MLB, Detroit downs Tampa Bay 5-2 as pitcher Max Scherzer moves his record to 8-0 for the Tigers.   The Rays will host Baltimore this weekend.   Miami is at the New York Mets and Atlanta is playing at the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend; the Braves lost 5-0 Thursday to the Dodgers.

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