Warriors blow by Rockets to force Game 7

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) An awful start followed by three quarters of utter dominance, spot-on shot-making and beautiful defense - even against one of the game's greatest and hardest to stop in James Harden. That's the way it's been for these up-and-down, uber-talented Warriors, who leave even their coach perplexed.

"I have no clue why our team is like this," Steve Kerr said. "It's kind of what we do."

They can still do it all the way to a fourth straight NBA Finals.

Cavs' Love out of Game 7 with concussion

CLEVELAND (AP) Kevin Love won't be able to help LeBron James and the Cavaliers in Game 7 against the Celtics.

Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and the All-Star forward will miss Sunday's series finale of the Eastern Conference finals, a personal blow and yet another challenge for Cleveland to overcome. (MORE)

Real Madrid wins third straight CL title

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) With his back to goal but eyes on the incoming cross, Gareth Bale connected with the ball while leaping in the air and sent a scissor-kick arcing into the top of the net.

Fusing athleticism and technique, it was a mesmerizing sight to behold from the Real Madrid forward. (MORE)

Salah hurt in final, may miss World Cup

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Mohamed Salah came to Kiev with dreams of Champions League and World Cup glory. He left with his arm in a sling, his Liverpool team defeated and his World Cup in jeopardy.

The Egyptian was hurt when he tangled with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and had to go off in the 30th minute. Veteran defender Ramos grabbed Salah chasing the ball and held on to his right arm. In their twisting fall, Salah landed heavily on his left shoulder. Ramos was not shown a yellow card. (MORE)

Trout has HR, 5 hits as Angels rip Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Saturday night, center stage, under the Yankee Stadium spotlight. And the best player in baseball put on quite a show.

Mike Trout homered and doubled three times during his first five-hit game in the majors as the Los Angeles Angels quickly recovered from a rocky start in rolling to an 11-4 victory over the New York Yankees. (MORE)

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