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Update on the latest in sports:




Game 2 tonight


BOSTON (AP) – Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals is tonight when Golden State is at Houston at 9 p.m. Eastern.


On Sunday the Boston Celtics beat Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.




In Major League Baseball today (all times are Eastern):


Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.


Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 7:05 p.m.


Cleveland at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.


Oakland at Boston, 7:10 p.m.


Seattle at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.


Milwaukee at Arizona, 9:40 p.m.


Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:07 p.m.


Colorado at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.


Cincinnati at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.




Conference finals tonight


UNDATED (AP) – In the NHL Conference Finals tonight, Vegas visits Winnipeg at 8 p.m.




Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide


WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.


The Supreme Court today struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The 1992 law barred state-authorized sports gambling with some exceptions. It made Nevada the only state where a person could wager on the results of a single game.


One research firm estimated before the ruling that if the Supreme Court were to strike down the law, 32 states would likely offer sports betting within five years.


The court’s decision came in a case from New Jersey, which has fought for years to legalize gambling on sports at casinos and racetracks in the state.




Tsonga withdraws from French Open with left knee injury


PARIS (AP) – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has withdrawn from the French Open because of a left knee injury.


The former Australian Open runner-up from France says in a video posted on his Twitter account that he has not recovered following surgery.


The 37th-ranked Tsonga has not played since losing in the semifinals at the Open Sud de France in February.


The French Open starts on May 27 at Roland Garros.




Rafael Nadal to get 24 Hours Le Mans underway


LE MANS, France (AP) – Rafael Nadal will get the 24 Hours Le Mans classic endurance race underway.


Organizers of the race say the 16-time Grand Slam champion will be sending cars out on June 16.


Nadal follows Formula One boss Chase Carey, who last year waved the starting flag. Actors Alain Delon and Brad Pitt are among others to have held the role at the Circuit de la Sarthe.


Fernando Alonso, a two-time F1 champion who was the race starter in 2014, is among the drivers competing this year.




Australian fastest to scale highest peaks on 7 continents


KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) – An expedition organizer says an Australian mountaineer has scaled Mount Everest to become the fastest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents.


Steve Plain scaled Everest today, completing his mission of climbing the seven peaks in 117 days.


Iswari Poudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal said he got a phone call from the base camp saying that Plain along with two guides reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak at around 7 a.m. and were descending down.


The 36-year-old Plain began his mission by climbing Mount Vinson in Antarctica on Jan. 16.


Polish climber Janusz Kochanski had the previous record of fastest to climb the seven peaks, doing it in 126 days last year.




It’s a Mother’s Day engagement for Taraji P. Henson


LOS ANGELES (AP) – Taraji P. Henson got more than a card on Mother’s Day.


The 47-year-old “Empire” actress got engaged to former Super Bowl star Kelvin Hayden.


Henson posted a photo on Instagram showing off her diamond ring. She says the day started with a Cartier love bracelet before the 34-year-old corner back dropped to his knee. She wrote, “I said yes y’all!”


Henson has a 24-year-old son from a previous relationship.


Hayden intercepted a pass for a 56-yard touchdown when the Indianapolis Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 during the Super Bowl played in 2007. He also played for Atlanta and finished his NFL career with the Bears in 2014.