Associated Press Sports Minute

UNDATED (AP) — Two more conference semifinals open play tonight in the NBA.

In Miami the Heat and Bulls kick off their best-of-seven series, while in San Antonio the Spurs are playing host to the Warriors in their opening game. By the way, the Warriors have not won a game in San Antonio since February 1997. That’s 29 straight defeats.

UNDATED (AP) — Indiana and Oklahoma City were winners in the NBA yesterday. The Pacers took a 1-0 lead over the Knicks in their Eastern Conference semifinal, while the Thunder tripped up Memphis to take the first game of their Western Conference semi.

UNDATED (AP) — There are four Stanley Cup playoff games tonight. In New York the Washington Capitals will attempt to take a commanding 3-0 lead over the Rangers in their series while in the other Eastern Conference game Boston is skating in Toronto with that series tied at 1-1. In the West, the Ducks can take a 3-1 lead over the Wings with a win in Detroit and in Los Angeles the Kings are trying to avoid going down 3-1 to the visiting Blues.

BOSTON (AP) — Red-hot Clay Buchholz of the Red Sox is out to continue his winning ways tonight in a home game with Minnesota. Buchholz has started the season with six wins in as many decisions with an amazing 1.01 earned run average.

UNDATED (AP) — Sunday’s big winners in auto racing were David Ragan (RAY’-gan) and James Hinchcliffe. Ragan won the rain delayed NASCAR race at Talladega Speedway, while Hinchcliffe took the lead on the final lap to win the Sao Paulo 300 IndyCar event.

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