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Weekend In Review – Koepka Hangs On For PGA Championship Title, NBA And NHL Playoffs, And More

Getting Ready For The Week With A Sports Review Brooks Koepka sailed through the first three rounds of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York, and...

Getting Ready For The Week With A Sports Review

Brooks Koepka sailed through the first three rounds of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York, and had seemingly made Sunday’s 18 holes a foregone conclusion.

Never assume.

Koepka struggled through a string of bogeys and his lead shrunk at one point to one stroke. Despite shooting 74, his worst round of the tournament, he hung on to defeat Dustin Johnson by two strokes for his second consecutive victory in this major. Jordan Spieth, Matt Wallace, and Patrick Cantlay tied for third.

(Photo Credit: Julio Cortez/ Associated Press)

NBA:
The desperate Toronto Raptors shaved their deficit in the Eastern Conference finals to 2-1 on Sunday night, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 118-112 in double overtime.

In the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors hold a 3-0 lead over the Trail Blazers and can close them out Monday night in Portland.

NHL:
The St. Louis Blues are on the verge of their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals since 1970. They beat the San Jose Sharks 5-0 on Saturday and lead the Western Conference series 3-2. Game 6 is Tuesday night. The winner of the series plays the Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup.

Elsewhere:
War of Will won Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.

Kyle Larson won NASCAR ‘s All-Star Race Saturday night in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The York Yankees scored seven runs in the sixth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 13-5 on Sunday to take over first place in the American League East.

 
 
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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