SATURDAY,2B SPORTS MAY 28, 2016 | WEST HAWAII TODAY IN BRIEF NBA Rockets, D’Antoni agree on 4-year deal Mike D’Antoni is headed to Houston to try his “Seven Seconds or Less” offense with James Harden, one of the NBA’s most explosive offensive threats. D’Antoni reached agreement with the Rockets on a four-year deal on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the hiring, which was first reported by Yahoo! Sports. The 65-year-old D’Antoni has long been thought of as one of the most innovative offensive minds in basketball. He led the Phoenix Suns to two Western Conference finals appearances in five seasons, with Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire spearheading a breakneck scoring machine that put the entire league on its heels. NFL Jets offer 3 year deal to Fitzpatrick NEW YORK — The New York Jets have made an offer that Ryan Fitzpatrick -- so far -- has refused. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday night that the Jets made a three-year offer to the quarterback in March that includes $12 million guaranteed in the first year. That has remained on the table for Fitzpatrick, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because neither side is commenting publicly on the negotiations. The New York Post first reported the terms of the offer, which is higher than the previously reported amounts that were closer to $7 million per year. However, total guarantees and contract structure of the Jets’ standing offer are uncertain. CAVS: Looking to end Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B State-Oklahoma City series on Thursday. Cleveland would open at home against the Thunder but would be on the road against the 73-win Warriors, who trail 3-2 against Oklahoma City heading into Saturday’s Game 6. The Cavs will be seeking to end Cleveland’s 52-year championship drought, the longest by any city with at least three professional teams. No Cleveland team has won it all since the Browns blanked Baltimore 27-0 to win the NFL championship in 1964. “This city has been craving a championship,” Lue said. “We have the right team and we have the right talent.” Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and DeMar DeRozan had 20 as the deepest playoff run in Raptors team history ended, much to the disappointment of a sellout crowd of 20,605 dressed in red and white T-shirts that formed a maple leaf pattern on either side of the court. Fans stood and cheered “Let’s go, Raptors! Let’s go, Raptors!” throughout most of the final three minutes. Raptors coach Dwane Casey said reaching the conference finals was “a tremendous learning experience” for his young team, one that’s “a step ahead” in its process of becoming a championship contender. “We’re learning,” Casey said. “We’re not where (the Cavaliers) are right now. We’re going to be.” A dejected Lowry said it was hard to see the positive side of Toronto’s best season ever. “Of course you’re going to look back at some point but right now I’m disappointed,” he said. “Simple as that, I’m disappointed.” Toronto prolonged the series with back-to-back home wins in Games 3 and 4 but never mounted much of a challenge to the conference champions in Game 6, falling behind by 21 in the third quarter. PADDLING: Teaching culture as important as winning CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B heavy dose of Hawaiian culture. “Jerome was asked to really give us a cultural presence and create a common mission for all the paddlers,” Armer said. “I have been apart of a canoe family for so long, I know how important the culture is,” Kanuha added. “We did not arrive on this island by jet plane or parachute. I want to share the culture the same way I learned from my kupuna.” Teaching the culture of the sport and having fun on the water is far more important to Kanuha than who finishes first. However, he admits there is still a competitive drive in everyone, though that will be much more difficult this year with the numbers down. “Everyone wants to compete and win,” Kanuha said. “Numbers are always going to win, I don’t care what anyone else tells me. But we are going to play whatever cards are dealt to us. I don’t really care about the start of the season. It is more about how we progress. We will feel everyone out and see what happens.” Keauhou did have a few strong performances in the opening meet, with strong showings in the over 40 races. The crew of Hunter Anderson, Bruce Ayau, Ian Foo, Daniel Legler, Theron Ogata and Nue Youderian dominated the Men’s Masters (40) field with a time of 7 minutes and 50.04 seconds. They finished 21 seconds ahead of second place finisher Keaukaha. Keauhou also picked up wins in the Men’s Masters (60), Mixed Masters (40) and Girls 16 and under. “We are very fortunate to have these crews paddle for us,” Kanuha said. “We don’t really have an open men’s and women’s crew because most of our paddlers are over 40, but you have to start somewhere.” RACE DAY: Saturday, October 8, 2016 WOMEN: TOP 25 1. Daniela Ryf CHE 4 13,250 2. Susie Cheetham GBR 5 10,140 3. Rachel Joyce GBR 2 7,840 4. Lucy Gossage GBR 3 7,590 5. Julia Gajer DEU 4 7,450 6. Liz Blatchford AUS 3 7,200 7. Sarah Piampiano USA 4 7,185 8. Lisa Roberts USA 4 6,685 9. Michelle Vesterby DNK 3 6,605 10. Annabel Luxford AUS 5 6,580 11. Heather Jackson USA 3 6,290 12. Caroline Steff en CHE 4 6,220 13. Åsa Lundström SWE 3 6,175 14. Meredith Kessler USA 5 6,175 15. Kaisa Lehtonen FIN 3 6,140 16. Camilla Pedersen DNK 4 6,090 17. Anja Beranek DEU 4 6,025 18. Heather Wurtele CAN 4 5,910 19. Tine Holst DNK 4 5,185 20. Yvonne Van Vlerken NLD 5 4,960 21. Magali Tisseyre CAN 3 4,605 22. Beth Gerdes USA 5 4,490 23. Alicia Kaye USA 3 4,340 24. Alexandra Tondeur BEL 5 4,230 25. Gurutze Frades ESP 4 4,180 SCOREBOARD SATURDAY’S TV SCHEDULE AUTO RACING 7 a.m. NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Coca-Cola 600, final practice FS1 8:30 a.m. NASCAR, Xfinity Series, Hisense 4K TV 300 FS1 BOXING 4 p.m. Miguel Vazquez vs. Erick Bone; Miguel Flores vs. Ruben Tamayo FS1 COLLEGE BASEBALL 5 a.m. ACC tournament, Wake Forest vs. Clemson FSNPT/FSSD 6 a.m. Big South tournament, championship ESPNU 9 a.m. ACC tournament, Florida State vs. Miami FSNW 10 a.m. Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State FSNPT/FSSD 1 p.m. ACC tournament, Virginia vs. Louisville FSNPT 6:30 p.m. Arizona at Hawaii OCSPORTS COLLEGE LACROSSE 6 a.m. NCAA Division I men’s championship, North Carolina vs. Loyola ESPN2 8:30 a.m. NCAA Division I men’s championship, Brown vs. Maryland ESPN2 COLLEGE SOFTBALL 6 a.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, James Madison vs. LSU ESPN 9 a.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Missouri vs. Michigan ESPN 9 a.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, James Madison vs. LSU, if nec ESPNU 10:30 a.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Florida St. vs. Utah ESPN2 11:30 a.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Alabama vs. Washington ESPN 1230 p.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Arizona vs. Auburn ESPN2 1:30 p.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Utah vs. Florida St., if nec ESPN 2:30 p.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Washington vs. Alabama, if nec ESPN2 3:30 p.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, UCLA vs. Oregon ESPN GOLF 1:30 a.m. European PGA Tour, BMW PGA Championship, third round TGC 7 a.m. PGA Tour, Dean & DeLuca Invitational, third round TGC 8:30 a.m. Champions Tour, Senior PGA Championship, third round NBC 9 a.m. PGA Tour, Dean & DeLuca Invitational, third round CBS 9 a.m. LPGA Tour, Volvik Championship, third round TGC MLB 7 a.m. Boston at Toronto MLB 10 a.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay MLB Noon L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets FOX 4 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels FSNW 4 p.m. San Diego at Arizona FSSD NBA PLAYOFFS 3 p.m. Western Conference finals, Golden State at Oklahoma City TNT SOCCER 8:30 a.m. UEFA Champions League, final, Atlético Madrid vs. Real Madrid FOX 11:30 a.m. Men’s friendly, Mexico vs. Paraguay FS1 2 p.m. MLS, Los Angeles at Montreal TWSN 2 p.m. Men’s friendly, United States vs. Bolivia FS1 TENNIS 6 a.m. French Open, men’s & women’s third round NBC SUNDAY’S TV SCHEDULE AUTO RACING 6 a.m. IndyCar Series, Indianapolis 500 ABC Noon NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Coca-Cola 600 FOX COLLEGE BASEBALL 6 a.m. ACC tournament, championship ESPN2 6 a.m. Big East tournament, championship FS2 8 a.m. Big 12 tournament, championship FSNPT 9 a.m. SEC tournament, championship ESPN2 9:30 a.m. Big East tournament, championship, if nec. FS2 1 p.m. Arizona at Hawaii OCSPORTS COLLEGE LACROSSE 6 a.m. NCAA Division I women’s championship ESPNU COLLEGE SOFTBALL 6 a.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals Michigan vs. Missouri ESPN 8 a.m. NCAA Division I, Super Regionals, Auburn vs. Arizona ESPN 9 a.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals Michigan vs. Missouri, if nec ESPNU 11 a.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Auburn vs. Arizona, if nec ESPNU 1 p.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Oregon vs. UCLA ESPNU 4 p.m. NCAA Division I Super Regionals, Oregon vs. UCLA, if nec ESPNU GOLF 1:30 a.m. TGC European PGA Tour, BMW PGA Championship, final round TGC 7 a.m. PGA Tour, Dean & DeLuca Invitational, final round TGC 9 a.m. PGA Tour, Dean & DeLuca Invitational, final round CBS 9 a.m. LPGA Tour, Volvik Championship, final round TGC 9 a.m. Champions Tour, Senior PGA Championship, final round NBC MLB 7:30 a.m. St. Louis at Washington MLB 9:30 a.m. Houston at L.A. Angels FSNW 10 a.m. San Diego at Arizona FSSD 2 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets ESPN2 MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 1 p.m. UFC, Fight Night, prelims FS1 3 p.m. UFC, Fight Night, Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt FS1 TENNIS 6 a.m. French Open, men’s & women’s fourth round NBC WNBA 9 a.m. Indiana at Atlanta NBA BASEBALL MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday’s Games Toronto 7, Boston 5 Baltimore 6, Cleveland 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 1 Pittsburgh 9, Texas 1 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 5 Detroit 4, Oakland 1 L.A. Angels 7, Houston 2 Minnesota 7, Seattle 2 Saturday’s Games Boston (Porcello 7-2) at Toronto (Stroman 5-1), 7:07 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Rodon 2-4) at Kansas City (Ventura 4-3), 8:15 a.m. Detroit (Pelfrey 0-4) at Oakland (Hahn 1-2), 10:05 a.m. Baltimore (Jimenez 2-5) at Cleveland (Salazar 4-3), 10:10 a.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 2-5) at Tampa Bay (Moore 1-3), 10:10 a.m. Pittsburgh (Nicasio 4-3) at Texas (Darvish 0-0), 1:15 p.m. Houston (Keuchel 2-6) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 4-3), 4:05 p.m. Minnesota (Hughes 1-7) at Seattle (Miley 5-2), 10:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday’s Games Chicago Cubs 6, Philadelphia 2 St. Louis 6, Washington 2 N.Y. Mets 6, L.A. Dodgers 5 Atlanta 4, Miami 2 Pittsburgh 9, Texas 1 Milwaukee 9, Cincinnati 5 Colorado 5, San Francisco 2 San Diego 10, Arizona 3 Saturday’s Games Philadelphia (Eickhoff 2-6) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 2-4), 8:20 a.m. Cincinnati (Simon 1-5) at Milwaukee (Anderson 2-6), 10:10 a.m. Miami (Chen 3-2) at Atlanta (Blair 0-3), 10:10 a.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 6-2) at Colorado (Rusin 1-2), 10:10 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Maeda 3-3) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 5-2), 1:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Nicasio 4-3) at Texas (Darvish 0-0), 1:15 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 4-3) at Washington (Gonzalez 3-2), 1:15 p.m. San Diego (Vargas 0-2) at Arizona (Greinke 5-3), 4:10 p.m. BASKETBALL NBA PLAYOFFS EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS Cleveland def. Toronto 4-2 Game 6: Cleveland 113, Toronto 87 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS Oklahoma City 3, Golden State 2 Sat: Golden St. at Okla. City, 3 p.m. x-Mon: Okla. City at Golden St., 3 p.m. GOLF PGA TOUR COLONIAL Friday At Colonial Country Club Partial Second Round Leaderboard Webb Simpson 65-67--132 -8 Jordan Spieth 67-66--133 -7 Tony Finau 68-67--135 -5 Jonas Blixt 67-69--136 -4 Brandt Snedeker 68-68--136 -4 Steven Bowditch 69-68--137 -3 Bill Haas 67-70--137 -3 Johnson Wagner 70-67--137 -3 LPGA TOUR Volvik Championship Friday At Travis Pointe CC Second Round Leaderboard (a-amateur) Ariya Jutanugarn 65-68--133 -11 So Yeon Ryu 68-67--135 -9 Marina Alex 68-67--135 -9 Christina Kim 64-71--135 -9 HOCKEY NHL PLAYOFFS STANLEY CUP FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) San Jose vs. Pittsburgh Monday, May 30 San Jose at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 San Jose at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 Pittsburgh at San Jose, 2 p.m. Monday, June 6 Pittsburgh at San Jose, 2 p.m. x-Thursday, June 9 San Jose at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. x-Sunday, June 12 Pittsburgh at San Jose, 2 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 15 San Jose at Pittsburgh, 2 p.m. COUNTDOWN TO KONA | 133 DAYS * Tape delayed broadcast MEN: TOP 25 1. Jan Frodeno DEU 4 13,350 2. Sebastian Kienle DEU 4 8,300 3. Lionel Sanders CAN 5 7,370 4. Timothy Odonnell USA 3 7,300 5. Andreas Raelert DEU 1 7,200 6. Tyler Butterfi eld BMU 3 6,855 7. Brent Mcmahon CAN 4 6,615 8. Andy Potts USA 2 6,270 9. Cyril Viennot FRA 4 6,170 10. Matthew Russell USA 4 5,900 11. Eneko Llanos ESP 4 5,635 12. Ben Hoff man USA 5 5,470 13. Timothy Van Berkel AUS 5 5,220 14. Boris Stein DEU 2 5,190 15. Terenzo Bozzone NZL 5 4,945 16. Patrick Lange DEU 4 4,845 17. David Mcnamee GBR 4 4,590 18. Jesse Thomas USA 4 4,545 19. Tim Reed AUS 4 4,440 20. Ruedi Wild CHE 4 4,335 21. Bart Aernouts BEL 3 4,325 22. Matt Trautman ZAF 4 4,220 23. Ivan Rana ESP 3 3,745 24. Mauro Baertsch CHE 5 3,730 25. Tim Don GBR 3 3,625 Jan Frodeno celebrates as he wins the IRONMAN World Championship triathlon in 2015. MARK J. TERRILL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Starting on August 30, 2015, professional athletes began earning points for Kona Qualifying correlating to their finish position. The top 50 male pros in the KPR at the end of each qualifying year will qualify to race in Kona for the World Championship race.
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