TORONTO — Kevin Durant was playing basketball on Sunday. The Golden State Warriors hope he will again today.
With the Warriors’ backs to the wall now in the NBA Finals, Durant — now out for more than a month with a strained calf — was taking the practice floor on Sunday in an effort to determine if he will be able to play in Game 5 of the title series on Monday night.
The Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 3-1 in the series, and need three straight wins to capture a third straight championship.
“He’ll get some extra work in with some of our younger players and we’ll gauge it from there,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.
Durant was not made available to comment. The Warriors had their media availability in Toronto on Sunday prior to the practice session. Durant averaged 26.0 points per game for the Warriors during the regular season and 34.2 points in 11 playoff games before he got hurt in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. The Warriors are 6-3 in the nine games Durant has missed.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Former Major League Baseball manager Frank Lucchesi died Saturday. He was 92.
Lucchesi managed in the minor leagues for 17 years before taking over in Philadelphia in 1970. He managed the Phillies for two full seasons and part of a third in 1972. Lucchesi’s final stint as a manager was in an interim role with the Chicago Cubs to finish the 1987 season. He had a 316-399 record, managing three full seasons and parts of four others.
KANSAS CITY — The Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Dylan Covey on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. The White Sox recalled right-hander Thyago Vieira from Triple-A Charlotte, where he was 3-1 with a 4.87 ERA and four saves. In three appearances for the White Sox earlier this year, Vieira was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA.
NEW YORK — Robinson Canó is right back on the injured list. Four days after returning to the lineup, the second baseman was placed on the 10-day IL again by the New York Mets with tightness in his left quadriceps. The move was made Sunday, retroactive to Thursday, after Canó aggravated the injury Wednesday night in his first game since May 22.
BOSTON — Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, 43, was shot and wounded in his native Dominican Republic, his father told ESPN on Sunday. According to a report from Dominican TV station CDN 37, Ortiz was shot in the leg at an entertainment center in Santo Domingo.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A former University of Florida football star has been charged with killing his wife. Earl “Tony” Joiner was arrested Saturday for second-degree murder in the 2016 killing of his wife Heyzel Obando.
The 26-year-old’s body was discovered in her apartment on Valentine’s Day. Fort Myers Police did not release any other details, saying only that they worked closely with the TV series “Cold Justice.” The couple has two children.
BROOKLYN, Mich. — The NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain. NASCAR will now attempt to hold the race today at 4 p.m. at Michigan International Speedway. The race never began Sunday, and the postponement was announced after a delay of about 2½ hours from the scheduled start time.
MONTREAL — Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday to extend his overall lead after Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel committed yet another error under pressure.
It was Hamilton’s fifth win in seven races and 78th overall for the five-time F1 champion. Vettel crossed the line first but Hamilton won after a time penalty for Vettel.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Steve Torrence raced to his fifth consecutive race victory Sunday afternoon at the 31st annual Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals presented by Minties at Heartland Motorsports Park when he faced his father, Billy Torrence, in the final round.
Robert Hight was also victorious in Funny Car at the 10th of 24 events on the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Josef Newgarden earned his first IndyCar victory in Texas, becoming the first three-time winner in the series this year.
Newgarden held off Alexander Rossi over the final 10 laps on Saturday night. Newgarden won the season opener in St. Petersburg and again last week in the first of two in Detroit.
GALLOWAY, N.J. — Lexi Thompson made a 20-foot putt for an eagle on the 18th hole Sunday to complete a late comeback and win the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Trailing Jeongeun Lee6 by two strokes after the 15th, Thompson finished birdie-par-eagle to finish up a round of 4-under-par 67 and a 54-hole score of 12-under 201. She posted her 11th career LPGA Tour victory, extended his streak to seven straight years with at least one win on the tour.
CHIBA, Japan — Scott McCarron had three birdies on the back nine to pull away for a 5-under 67 and a three-shot victory in the MasterCard Japan Championship on Sunday.
McCarron, who finished at 13-under 203 at Narita Golf Club, won for the third time this year to extend his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup.