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    Cubs slugger Kris Bryant has left their game against Cincinnati after colliding with center fielder Jason Heyward on a drive in the sixth inning. With two outs and a runner on first Sunday, Heyward and Bryant converged on Eugenio Suárez's fly ball toward the gap in right-center. It looked as if Heyward called off Bryant on the play, but they ran into each other and the ball went off Heyward's glove. Bryant, a natural third baseman who occasionally plays the outfield, stayed down as Suárez hustled into third on the error. Chicago manager Joe Maddon and a trainer ran out to take a look, and the 2016 NL MVP gingerly walked off the field after a short conversation. Albert Almora Jr. came in to play center field, and Heyward moved to right to replace Bryant. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wound back the years as the Manchester United manager came off the bench to score for Alex Ferguson's side against a Bayern Munich team in the 'Treble Reunion' match — 20 years to the day after United won the 1999 Champions League final. Fans young and old descended on Old Trafford on Sunday to see some of the club's greatest players — including David Beckham — as Manchester United Legends beat Bayern Munich Legends 5-0. Solskjaer again started on the bench but made an impact far quicker than that night at the Nou Camp in Barcelona, where his goal deep in stoppage time sealed a 2-1 victory over Bayern and the treble for United on May 26, 1999. United also won the FA Cup and the Premier League that season. This time Solskjaer came on for Andy Cole shortly after kickoff and produced a smart finish inside four minutes to put United Legends on course for a comprehensive win. Dwight Yorke gave the hosts a two-goal cushion at the break, before man-of-the-match Nicky Butt, substitute Louis Saha and returning favorite Beckham completed a rout in front of 61,175 fans at Old Trafford, raising 1.5 million pounds ($1.9 million) for the Manchester United Foundation. With the teams led out by Ferguson, supporters were treated to the familiar sight of Beckham firing cross-field balls, Jaap Stam showing no mercy at the back and Paul Scholes bossing the midfield. After a difficult season — with United finishing sixth in the Premier League — Sunday's match brought a feel-good factor back to Old Trafford. 'I've got to thank the supporters again for supporting us and the money will be well spent,' Solskjaer told MUTV. 'I think everyone knows how much it means to play for Manchester United and this match, for everyone, means so much more than just turning up because it was such a big part of our lives. 'We have a big job getting back to these moments. We want to have moments to celebrate and that's what we're trying to do.' ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The television ratings for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round. Going into the start of Monday's final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television ratings for all games across NBC Sports Group are slightly down from last year but up 4% from 2017. An average of 1.174 million viewers have tuned in per game, which is fifth most since 1994. Cable ratings are up 4%, with an average of 1.004 million viewers, which is the third highest since 1996. The second round, which had two seven-game series in the West, was the most watched on record, averaging 1.621 million viewers on NBC's broadcast and digital platforms according to Nielsen, NBC and Adobe Analytics. All but Boston and New York set local ratings records of the teams that were still competing in the conference semifinals. The television numbers were at record numbers through the first two rounds, but took a hit because the Eastern Conference finals between Boston and Carolina went only four games. Due to the Bruins sweep, there wasn't a Game 5 that aired after the Preakness Stakes. 'With the absence of larger media markets, we are still doing record numbers or close to it. That is the point that makes it even more significant,' NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. 'The quality of play and unpredictability of the playoffs have made them entertaining. That has drawn fans to continue to be engaged.' Buffalo, which has traditionally been a strong hockey TV market, was the top-ranked market through the first two rounds despite the Sabres not making the postseason for the eighth straight season. Pittsburgh was seventh even though the Penguins were swept in the first round and Minneapolis-St. Paul eighth with the Wild not qualifying for the first time since 2012. This year's playoff field also didn't include large markets, including teams that have recently won multiple Cups, such as Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit and Los Angeles. Sam Flood, NBC's executive producer for hockey, credits Jenny Storms and the network's marketing department for keeping interest in the playoffs in those markets despite not having their teams qualify by aggressively targeting those areas for the first time, which is something they did in tandem with the league. 'We were making sure that they were up to date on the hockey story and being driven to tune into our shows,' Flood said. 'We think that the tide is being turned and even when your team's eliminated people are now excited to watch hockey, a big part of that is the product on the ice.' The approach is similar to what the NBA has done for many seasons in taking a more national focus with promotion. While all NBA playoff games have been accessible through TNT, ESPN/ABC and NBA TV since 2003, that has only existed in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2012. The playoff numbers have continued from gains made during the regular season, when the overall ratings increased 2% over last season. What has Bettman encouraged about the future, though, is the streaming numbers, especially when it comes to drawing in millennials and Gen Z fans. There have been 345 million live minutes streamed to date, which is up 47% from last year. An average of 36,300 are viewing on NBCSports.com and NBC's Sports app, which is an increase of 38% from last year. The NHL's agreement with BAMTech and Disney Streaming Services uses the same technology as Major League Baseball for its online properties. The league also has one game shown for free each night during the regular season on the ESPN+ streaming service. 'Both we and NBC are doing more storytelling than ever before. Those stories are compelling especially among millennials and Gen Z and it is resonating on all our platforms,' Bettman said. Former CBS Sports president Neal Pilson, who runs a sports media consulting company, noted that hockey has always had its core audience, but that the tradition of the Stanley Cup playoffs is something that is unique compared to other sports. 'Hockey is a secure major sport in the U.S.,' he said. 'The league should be happy and encouraged with the ratings, especially if the finals can go five games or longer since the ratings usually increase.' Flood and Bettman see a lot of upside with the final matchup. St. Louis has produced great local numbers over the past two rounds while Boston has regional interest throughout New England along with national recognition as an Original Six franchise. 'The more kind of crazy the playoffs get, the more interest is driven, and that's really exciting,' NHL Network coordinating producer Josh Bernstein said. 'There's so many great story lines going on right now, and I feel like it really piques everybody's interest. It's great for the game and the ratings show that.' ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • Simon Pagenaud arrived at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this month with his job on the line and rumors swirling around Gasoline Alley that Alexander Rossi could soon replace him at Team Penske. The Frenchman is leaving with a pair of wins, his face soon to be engraved on the Borg-Warner trophy as the Indianapolis 500 champion and an assurance from Roger Penske himself that he isn't going anywhere. 'Do I even have to answer that?' Penske asked. 'Absolutely.' In a head-to-head duel for the ages, Pagenaud defeated none other than Rossi with a dramatic pass on the penultimate lap, then holding on the rest of the way to hand Penske his 18th win in 'The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.' Even sweeter, it came the 50th anniversary of Penske's arrival at the Brickyard. Pagenaud and Rossi swapped the lead five times over the final 13 laps, and the margin of victory was a mere 0.2086 seconds — the seventh-closest finish in the 103 years of the race. 'It's a dream come true. A lifetime trying to achieve this,' said Pagenaud, who dismissed the thought over job security as he celebrated his first Indy 500 win. 'The milk motivated me. I was just focused on the job, man.' Pagenaud was dominant all day, leading 116 of the 200 laps, and the win was cathartic. He stopped his car at the start-finish line and hopped out to share the moment with his fans. And once he finally made his way to victory lane, Pagenaud climbed from his car and let out a primal scream, then dumped the entire bottle of milk over his head. 'I never expected to be in this position,' Pagenaud said, 'and I certainly am grateful.' President Donald Trump phoned Penske in victory lane from Japan, where he was meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over trade. Penske passed the phone to Pagenaud, and Trump later tweeted an invite to the White House for the winning team. Penske, who was there earlier with Joey Logano last month to celebrate last year's NASCAR Cup Series championship, said Trump told him: 'I must have been your good-luck charm.' Penske now has two consecutive Indy 500 victories — Will Power won last year — for the first time since 2002-03. It was his third win in the crown jewel race in the past five years and fifth in the past 14. It was a banner day, too, with Josef Newgarden finishing fourth and Power in fifth. Rossi lost his cool several times in the race, but the Californian had better fuel mileage than Pagenaud and the Penske cars. The 2016 race winner twice charged to the front in the closing laps. 'Horsepower. That's unfortunately the way it is,' said Rossi, who was in a Honda for Andretti Autosport. 'I think we had the superior car. We just didn't have enough there at the end.' Pagenaud was in a Chevrolet, and the bowtie brand was the dominant engine all May. It swept the top four spots in qualifying, won the race and took four of the top six spots. Pagenaud is the first Frenchman to win the Indy 500 since Rene Thomas in 1914. Indianapolis records count five French winners, but Gil de Ferran in 2003 and Gaston Chevrolet in 1920, while born in France, list other nationalities. Pagenaud was the 21st winner form the pole and first since Helio Castroneves a decade ago. As he began the traditional victory lap in the back of a convertible, Rossi was one of many drivers to walk onto the track to congratulate him. The American leaned in for a genuine embrace. 'Nothing else matters but winning,' Rossi said. 'This one will be hard to get over.' Rossi, who drove from the back to finish fourth a year ago, had been patient through the first half of the race and set himself up to take control after the halfway point. But a troublesome fuel hose on a pit stop caused a lengthy delay, and Rossi was angrily pounding his steering wheel while imploring the Andretti crew to get him back on track. He really lost his cool when he couldn't get past the lapped car of Oriol Servia. As Rossi finally raced by, he angrily raised his fist at the Spaniard. A late wreck then caused an 18-minute stoppage with Rossi set to restart the final sprint as the leader, and he conveyed his mood over his team radio. 'A bunch of hungry, angry cars behind me,' Rossi said. 'Little do they know I'm angrier.' Pagenaud got him on the restart, though, and the two went back and forth four more times before Pagenaud locked down the win. Former champion Takuma Sato finished third as he and Rossi gave Honda two spots on the podium. Santino Ferrucci in seventh was the highest finishing rookie. Attention had been heavy on rookie Colton Herta, but the 19-year-old driver for team owners Mike Harding and George Steinbrenner IV was the first driver out of the race when his gearbox broke. Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials had prepared for rain, and perhaps even a postponement, in NBC's debut as broadcaster. But it was a bright, sunny day — a picture-perfect showcase for Pagenaud to triumph on Memorial Day weekend. ___ More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The Latest on media day at the Stanley Cup Final (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. The biggest star at Stanley Cup Final media day doesn't play for the Boston Bruins or St. Louis Blues. He's 18-month old 'Today' show dog Sunny, who roamed the interview room the day before the Cup Final begins, interacting with players in collaboration with NBC Sports and the Guide Dog Foundation. Sunny brought cards with questions on them to players to read and got plenty of pets and kibble out of the deal. When he jumped up and did a trick with Robert Thomas, the Blues forward said, 'This made my day,' and a lot of other players seemed to enjoy having a four-legged reporter — complete with his own media credential — asking them questions. It also had a real-life benefit. 'He is learning to be a guide dog through the Guide Dog Foundation, and he needs to be cool, calm and collected in every setting possible,' said Guide Dog Foundation public relations manager Allison Storck, who was also among Sunny's handlers Sunday. 'Just like people, dogs do the best work when they feel safe and secure and they're not concerned. So coming to these environments and getting to adapt and adjust is really great practice for when he gets matched with somebody who's blind or visually impaired. He's going to be able to have his top focus and be able to do his best work because he's going to be so used to everything.' The idea came from NBC Sports' marketing department after spotting Sunny at a New York Islanders game. The Blues are among the NHL teams with dogs who are also being trained for service. Storck said Cup Final media day was a great training opportunity for Sunny's future job. 'Every time he goes to interact with a player, he's practicing a service dog skill,' she said. 'So he's taking an item, going to deliver it and then staying until I call him back. So great training and great excitement.' ___ 1:15 p.m. St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn skated with teammates during practice in preparation for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but his status is still uncertain. Dunn practiced in a full face shield for the second consecutive day. He did not do rushes on any of the top three defensive pairings, an indication he might miss a fourth game in a row with an undisclosed upper-body injury. Forward Robert Thomas, who was injured in Game 6 of the Western Conference final Tuesday and declared fine by coach Craig Berube, was not on the ice for practice Sunday. Game 1 of the final is Monday night. ___ 11:55 a.m. Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says Brad Marchand took a maintenance day off from practice and is good to go for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday against the St. Louis Blues. Marchand did not practice with the rest of the team, and Karson Kuhlman took his spot in line rushes. Marchand injured his left hand in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Thursday but practiced Saturday. He says his hand is just fine. He says getting dinged up in practice is just part of the game. ___ 11:35 a.m. Brad Marchand was not on the ice for the Boston Bruins' last full practice before the Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues. Marchand injured his left hand in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Thursday but practiced Saturday. Karson Kuhlman skated in Marchand's place on the Bruins' top line with Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak on Sunday, which could indicate good news about the feisty winger being available for Game 1 Monday night. Marchand is Boston's leading scorer in the playoffs with 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists. He had 100 points on 36 goals and 64 assists during the regular season. Defenseman Kevan Miller remains out with a lower-body injury. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died at the age of 89. Gell-Mann died Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His death was confirmed by the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, and the California Institute of Technology, where he taught for decades. The cause was not disclosed. Gell-Mann transformed physics by devising a method for sorting subatomic particles into simple groups of eight — based on electric charge, spin and other characteristics. He called his method the 'eightfold way' after the Buddhist Eightfold Path to enlightenment. Later Gell-Man developed the theory that identified 'quarks,' indivisible components of Earth's matter that make up protons, neutrons and other particles. Experiments confirmed the existence of quarks, and these objects now form the basis for our physical understanding of the universe, Caltech said in a statement. 'It would be hard to overestimate the degree to which Murray dominated theoretical particle physics during his heyday in the 1950s and 1960s. He contributed so many deep ideas that drove the field forward, many of which are just as relevant today,' said John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. In 1969, Gell-Man was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physics 'for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions.' Born and raised in New York City, Gell-Man received his bachelor's degree in physics from Yale University in 1948 and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951. In later years, Gell-Mann became interested in the issues of complexity at the heart of biology, ecology, sociology, and computer science. He co-founded the Santa Fe Institute to study complex systems and authored the 1994 book 'The Quark and the Jaguar' to present his ideas to a general audience. He is survived by his children Nicholas Gell-Mann and Elizabeth Gell-Mann; and stepson Nicholas Southwick Levis, according to the Caltech statement.
  • A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee had his initial court appearance early Sunday in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse. Keya Morgan appeared in Maricopa County Superior Court on a charge of being a fugitive of justice. Court documents show Los Angeles police alerted authorities in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale that Morgan's cellphone was being used in north Scottsdale. Morgan, 43, was found in a house with his mother and arrested without incident Saturday morning, police said. It's unclear when Morgan will be extradited to California, where he's facing felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. A misdemeanor count also alleges elder abuse. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Morgan sought to capitalize on the Marvel Comic mastermind's wealth and exert influence over Lee even though he had no authority to act on his behalf. Lee died last November at age 95. Prosecutors say Morgan pocketed more than $262,000 from autograph-signing sessions Lee did in May 2018. Morgan at one point also took Lee from his Hollywood Hills home to a Beverly Hills condominium 'where Morgan had more control over Lee,' according to California authorities. Lee's daughter said in a request for a restraining order last year that Morgan was manipulating the mentally declining Lee, preventing him from seeing family and friends, and trying to take control of his money and business affairs. Alex Kessel, an attorney for Morgan, has said his client has never abused or taken advantage of Lee.
  • Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard the boat that sank on Lake Mai-Ndombe were teachers. The mayor says they had traveled to collect their salaries by boat because roads in the region are so poor. It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the boat when it hit bad weather late Saturday. But officials estimate several hundred were on board. More than 80 people survived. Boats in the vast nation of Congo are usually overloaded with passengers and cargo, and official manifests don't include all those aboard.
  • Traffic was disrupted in a Washington state city when boxes holding thousands of bees fell off a truck. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports the boxes fell off a Washington State University truck on Thursday morning in Pullman. Pullman police took a call on the accident shortly after 7:30 a.m. Police Chief Gary Jenkins says an officer at the scene described thousands of bees buzzing through the air while university employees put on protective gear and picked up the boxes. A road was closed until just before 10 a.m. The WSU Department of Entomology has a breeding program and research lab to study and protect bee populations.
  • A Hawaii woman who was found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago said she at times struggled not to give up. Amanda Eller told the New York Times that despite these moments, she told herself 'the only option I had was life or death.' 'I heard this voice that said, 'If you want to live, keep going.' And as soon as I would doubt my intuition and try to go another way than where it was telling me, something would stop me, a branch would fall on me, I'd stub my toe, or I'd trip,' said Eller, 35, a physical therapist and yoga instructor. 'So I was like, 'OK, there is only one way to go.' ' Eller was found injured Friday in the Makawao Forest Reserve. Eller, who is from the Maui town of Haiku, went missing on May 8. Her white Toyota RAV4 was found in the forest parking lot with her phone and wallet inside. Hundreds of volunteers searched for her. Eller's parents offered a $10,000 reward to encourage people to find her. Eller told the Times that she had intended to go on a short trail walk. She went off the path at one point to rest, and when she resumed hiking, she got turned around. 'I wanted to go back the way I'd come, but my gut was leading me another way — and I have a very strong gut instinct,' Eller said. 'So, I said, my car is this way and I'm just going to keep going until I reach it.' She said she kept trying to get back to her car but wound up going deeper into the jungle. During her ordeal, she fell off a cliff, which led her to fracture her leg and tear the meniscus in her knee, a friend, Katie York, told the Times. After the fall, she struggled to walk, Eller said. She also had trouble finding food. 'I was getting so skinny that I was really starting to doubt if I could survive,' Eller said. Finally, after 17 days of wandering, she saw a helicopter that had been sent to find her. 'I looked up and they were right on top of me,' Eller told the Times. 'I was like, 'Oh my God,' and I just broke down and started bawling.' Javier Cantellops said he was searching for Eller from a helicopter along with Chris Berquist and Troy Helmers when they spotted her about 3:45 p.m. Friday near the Kailua reservoir, according to Maui Police Department spokesman Lt. Gregg Okamoto and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Cantellops told the newspaper that she was in the bed of a creek with waterfalls on either side. He told CNN he saw Eller waving her hands at the helicopter. 'It was unbelievable, dude,' Cantellops said. 'Seeing her for the first time in a long time was just unbelievable. It was nothing short of elation.' Eller was in an area with thick vegetation, he said. 'That vegetation is so thick, it's a miracle that we saw her,' Cantellops told CNN. The Maui Fire Department brought Eller to a hospital for evaluation, Okamoto said in a statement. Her mother, Julia, told the Maui News that Amanda Eller survived by staying near a water source and eating wild raspberries and strawberry guavas. She even ate a couple of moths, Julia Eller said. Her daughter tried to catch some crawfish, but she was 'not very successful,' Julia Eller said. 'She lost quite a bit of weight, as you can imagine, being lost for that amount of time,' Julia Eller said. 'But she was able to survive it. She had the right skills and did the right things to buy time so that we had a chance to find her.' Amanda Eller suffered a leg fracture, abrasions on her ankles and a severe sunburn, but Julia Eller told the Maui News that her daughter's spirits were good. 'And all of those things are treatable,' Julia Eller said. ___ Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com