Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets are headed to the Western Conference semifinals after using strong defense and a balanced scoring attack to overcome another big game by Russell Westbrook and eliminate the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 105-99 victory in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

  • Written by KRISTIE RIEKEN , AP Sports Writer

Baseball Capsules

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames hit his major league-leading 11th home run — his eighth against Cincinnati this season — and the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Golf's ruling bodies move to limit video evidence

In a swift response to increasing debates over television reviews, golf's ruling bodies issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf that limits the use of video evidence and could spare players from being penalized even if they violated a rule.

 

  • Written by DOUG FERGUSON , AP Golf Writer

Halep, Cornet give Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — A day before Maria Sharapova was to play her first tennis match since being banned for doping, the debate about the Russian's wild-card entry for the Porsche Grand Prix continued Tuesday.

  • Written by ERIC WILLEMSEN , Associated Press