Sports News Review – Golden State Warriors ties the series, Federer misses French Open

Golden State Warriors are tied the score at 1-1 in the series of the NBA Western Conference Finals, as they beat Oklahoma City Thunder in game two. The ruling NBA champion recorded convincing victory in front of their fans, 118-91, most to the great play in the third quarter, which Warriors won with the score 31-19. As usual, Steph Curry was the best in the winning team. MVP finished the match with 25 points. He scored 15 of those 25 points in the 3rd quarter. Klay Thompson contributed to this win with 15 points. In the losing team, Kevin Durant scored 29 points, while Russell Westbrook scored 16 points.

In the first leg of Bundesliga playoff Eintracht Frankfurt and Nuremberg played a 1-1 draw.

Saul Niguez has extended his contract with Atletico Madrid and will remain at the club until 2021. The talented Spaniard made his debut for the Los Colchoneros in 2012, and this season he is one of the more important players in Diego Simeone’s team. Niguez was the desire of many teams, including Manchester United. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Martin Demichelis was fined by the English Football Association for betting on sport games. Manchester City’s player was fined 22,058 pounds and warned that such moves will not be tolerated in the future. Demichelis admitted he bet on 29 matches in the period from January 22 to February 19, but that he was not familiar with the FA rules regarding betting.

Pittsburgh Penguins took the 2-1 lead in the NHL Eastern Conference Finals against Tampa Bay Lightning. Sidney Crosby and teammates in the first match in Florida celebrated with the score 4-2.

Today we got semifinalists of the World Hockey Championship. United States of America celebrated against Czech Republic, but just after penalty shoot-out, 2-1. They will face Canada in the semifinals. Canadians totally outplayed Sweden and celebrated with the score 6-0. Denmark had no problems eliminating Finland, 5-1, but they will have much more difficult job reaching final, as they will play Russia next. In their quarterfinal game Russia recorded 4-1 win over Germany.

Roger Federer will miss Roland Garros because of back injury. That means that his record streak of appearing in 65 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments came to an end.

Late last night, 12 matches were played in the MLB. Baltimore Orioles were better than Seattle Mariners, 5-2, while Atlanta Braves as a guest defeated Pittsburgh Pirates with 3-1. Tampa Bay Rays outscored Toronto Blue Jay, 6-3, and Cleveland Indians have come to victory over Cincinnati Reds after extra inning, 8-7. Washington Nationals were very convincing against New York Mets, 7-1. Houston Astros with the score 5-3 beat Chicago White Sox. The second franchise from the Windy City, Chicago Cubs were better than Milwaukee Brewers, but only after extra inning, 2-1. Boston Red Sox celebrated against the reigning champions Kansas City Royals, as the final score was 5-2. St. Louis Cardinals beat Colorado Rockies with 2-0. New York Yankees were better than Arizona Diamondbacks, 4-2, while the duel of two franchises from the City of Angels Los Angeles Angels demolished Los Angeles Dodgers with 8-1. San Francisco Giants were better than San Diego Padres, 2-1.

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