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    Colorado Rockies right-hander Ryan Feltner is slowly recovering from a concussion and fractured skull. He doesn’t know if he can pitch again this season, but he hasn’t ruled it out. Feltner spoke publicly for the first time Friday since getting hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia’s Nick Castellanos on May 13. Feltner spent a night in the hospital and has lingering concussion symptoms, as well as right ear pain. Feltner was injured when Castellanos lined an 92.7 mph slider up the middle. Feltner turned away, the ball hit him in the back right portion of his head and he immediately collapsed on the mound.

      The Boston Celtics are halfway to history, and that alone has gotten them entry into a very small club. Of the first 150 teams that trailed a best-of-seven series 3-0 in NBA history, just 14 of them found a way to extend the matchup to Game 6. Most are usually eliminated by now. Not the Celtics. They have cut the deficit in the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat to 3-2. They trail the series yet seeming to have all the momentum going into Game 6 in Miami on Saturday night.

        Nick Lorusso’s walk-off home run in the 10th inning gave Maryland a rain-delayed 2-1 victory over Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament. The game was tied at 1 in the seventh inning before a 1 1/2-hour weather delay due to lightning in the area. Neither team threatened to score after the delay, but Maryland only needed one swing from Lorusso, who homered to left-center on a 2-2 pitch with two out in the 10th. It was Lorusso’s 24th home run and 100th RBI of the season. Top-seeded Maryland advances to a semifinal on Saturday, facing the winner of the Nebraska-Michigan State loser-out game, which is Friday.

          Ezequiel Tovar singled through a five-man infield during a ninth-inning storm, lifting Colorado over the Miami Marlins 7-6 after the Rockies wasted a four-run lead in the top of the inning. Colorado took a 6-2 lead with four runs in the eighth, but Jorge Soler and pinch-hitter Garrett Cooper hit two-run homers on curveballs from Pierce Johnson in the ninth. The Rockies took three of four in the series. Rockies rookie centerfielder Brenton Doyle left on a cart in the ninth after he was injured leaping in an attempt to deny Soler a home run.

            Kyle Huckstorf ripped a go-ahead double, Sam Petersen added a three-run homer and No. 3 seed Iowa defeated second-seeded Indiana 9-4 in the second round of the double-elimination Big Ten Tournament. Hawkeyes starter Brody Brecht gave up three early runs before settling in and pitching into the fifth inning. Three relievers held the Hoosiers to one run over the final 4 1/3 innings. Will Christophers got the win. Iowa advanced to the semifinals on Saturday. Indiana will face Michigan on Friday with a berth in the semifinals on the line.

            NORMAN, Okla. — Kinzie Hansen hit a dramatic, tying three-run home run in the seventh inning, Tiare Jennings led off the ninth inning with a solo blast and Oklahoma set an NCAA record with its 48-straight win on Saturday, a thrilling 8-7 decision over Clemson to win the Norman Super Regional.

            FRISCO, Texas — Seth Waugh stood in front of students from Frisco ISD, the University of North Texas and kids invited through United Way, explaining why he believes golf has become cool. Waugh, the PGA of America’s CEO since 2018, is 65, but with his long silver hair and deep tan, he himself resonates California-beach cool, although he is Massachusetts born-and-raised. “We’ve gone from being ...

            Clint Castleberry had one glorious season at Georgia Tech. He was a whirlwind on both sides of the line, seeming to turn up everywhere. And then, he was gone. All that potential, snuffed out by the horrors of war. On this Memorial Day weekend, the largely forgotten exploits of Castleberry are a somber, painful reminder of what might've been if not for war. He finished third in the Heisman balloting as a freshman in 1942. Then he headed off to World War II, where he died while piloting a B-26 off the coast of Africa. He was just 21.

            Southeastern Conference leaders will continue debating what to do with their football schedule when they meet in the Florida Panhandle next week. The options: Play eight conference games with one annual rival or go to nine with three. Whether ESPN is willing to pay for extra conference games will factor into the decision, but how much? There is still no hard deadline to make a call on a format that goes into effect next year. Commissioner Greg Sankey told AP there is no guarantee a vote will even be taken next week.


            Two horses have died the past two days following injuries at Churchill Downs. They are the 11th and 12th fatalities over the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby. Mare Kimberley Dream was euthanized after sustaining a distal sesamodean ligament rupture to her front leg during Saturday's first race. Lost in Limbo was euthanized following a similar injury just before the finish line in Friday's seventh race. A Kentucky steward's report from May 13 lists the previously unreported death of Bosque Redondo after finishing 10th in the seventh race from an unspecified injury.

            NASCAR drivers have long considered the Coca-Cola 600 the most grueling race on the schedule. It's expected to be even more challenging Sunday for Alex Bowman, who'll be racing for the first time since fracturing his vertebra last month at a sprint car race in Hendrick Motorsports' teammate Kyle Larson's new racing series in West Burlington, Iowa. Bowman said even twisting the wrong way can be painful. Bowman missed three Cup points races while sidelined, leaving him five points out of the 16th and final playoff qualifying position with 13 races remaining in the regular season. Cup points leader William Byron will start on the pole for Sunday's race after qualifying was rained out.

            Mito Pereira has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the LIV Golf event at Trump National DC. Pereira had five birdies over his last seven holes and shot 67. He leads by one shot over Harold Varner III. Varner opened with a 64 but he didn't make a birdie on the back nine Saturday and shot 72. Henrik Stenson and Kevin Na are tied for third. PGA champion Brooks Koepka shot a 69 and was six shots behind. Phil Mickelson shot 75 and is 43rd out of 48 players in the field.

            Alex Palou is the pole sitter and IndyCar points leader headed into the Indianapolis 500. The Spaniard is performing at a high level despite his rocky future. He is headed to McLaren Racing next season but currently is a Chip Ganassi Racing driver, so he's trying to balance the obligations of two teams. He's the favorite to win Sunday. Palou has the steely resolve to be able to shut out all the noise and win the race.

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