(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Rockets whip Warriors to even West Finals. Bucks hire Budenholzer as head coach. Golden Knights take 2-1 series lead on Jets. Former SEC Commissioner Slive dies at 77. Justify heavy favorite for Preakness Stakes.

>>Rockets Whip Warriors To Even West Finals

(Houston, TX) — James Harden scored 27 points as the Rockets whipped the Warriors 127-105 in Game Two of the West Finals in Houston. They evened the best-of-seven matchup at one. Golden State will host Game Three on Sunday. The Celtics and Cavaliers resume the East Finals Saturday in Cleveland with Boston up 2-0.

>>Bucks Hire Budenholzer As Head Coach

(Milwaukee, WI) — Mike Budenholzer is the new head coach of the Bucks. ESPN reports the former Hawks head coach has agreed to a four-year contract with Milwaukee. Budenholzer inherits a Bucks team that finished seventh in the East this season at 44-and-38, losing to Boston in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.

>>Golden Knights Take 2-1 Series Lead On Jets

(Las Vegas, NV) — James Neal snapped a 1-all tie early in the second period and the Golden Knights went on to beat the Jets 4-2 in Game Three of the Western Conference Final in Las Vegas. Vegas now leads the series 2-1 and will host Game Four tomorrow. The Capitals host the Lightning tonight in the East leading that series, 2-1.

>>Former SEC Commissioner Slive Dies At 77

(Birmingham, AL) — The Southeastern Conference is mourning the loss of former commissioner Mike Slive. He passed away Wednesday at the age of 77 in Birmingham, Alabama. A cause of death has not been revealed. Slive retired in 2015 after 13 seasons at the helm in which he helped elevate the SEC to unprecedented success.

>>Justify Heavy Favorite For Preakness Stakes

(Baltimore, MD) — Kentucky Derby winner Justify is the heavy favorite to win Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. He will break from starting gate seven in the eight-horse field and has been installed as the 1-to-2 morning-line favorite in the second leg the Triple Crown. Derby runner-up Good Magic is the second choice at 3-to-1. Quip is 12-to-1.

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Milwaukee Brewers 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Cincinnati Reds 6, San Francisco Giants 3
Miami Marlins 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 5
Atlanta Braves 4, Chicago Cubs 1

MLB American League
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Cleveland Indians 6, Detroit Tigers 0
Tampa Bay Rays 5, Kansas City Royals 3
Texas Rangers 5, Seattle Mariners 1
Boston Red Sox 6, Oakland Athletics 4
Houston Astros 2, Los Angeles Angels 0

MLB Interleague
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Philadelphia Phillies 4, Baltimore Orioles 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 3, Chicago White Sox 2
Toronto Blue Jays 12, New York Mets 1
St. Louis Cardinals 7, Minnesota Twins 5
New York Yankees at Washington Nationals (Completion of suspended game) (PPD)
New York Yankees at Washington Nationals (PPD)

NBA Playoffs
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Houston Rockets 127, Golden State Warriors 105
(Best-of-seven West Finals tied, 1-1)

NHL Playoffs
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Vegas Golden Knights 4, Winnipeg Jets 2
(Golden Knights lead best-of-seven West Final, 2-1)

WNBA
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No Games Scheduled

>>THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
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12:10 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins
7:05 p.m. – San Diego Padres at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:15 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals
7:35 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves
10:15 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants

MLB American League
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7:07 p.m. – Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays
7:10 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
8:10 p.m. – Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox
10:07 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels
10:10 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners

MLB Interleague
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No Games Scheduled

NBA Playoffs
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No Games Scheduled

NHL Playoffs
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8:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals
(Capitals lead best-of-seven East Final, 2-1)

WNBA
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No Games Scheduled

PGA
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AT&T Byron Nelson (at Dallas, TX)