SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 today to avoid a sweep. Ryu (3-1) struck out three and walked one on a season-high 112 pitches in seven innings, helping his club move into a tie with the Giants atop the NL West at 10-6. Yasiel Puig returned to the Dodgers starting lineup and went 1 for 4 with a strikeout.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades. There's a flashy brand of basketball being played by a new pair of rising California rivals. The alley-oops in Lob City, the deep 3-pointers by the Splash Brothers and the overall bitterness between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors should make for one of the most entertaining matchups in the first round of the NBA playoffs, which begins Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) - The U.S. soccer team will train at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., ahead of the World Cup. The Americans will start gathering there on May 14 and train at the Cagan Stadium soccer facility and Stanford Stadium, the university's football home. Training sessions will not be open to the public.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Padres pitcher Josh Johnson will have his right elbow examined by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews next week. The right-hander is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained forearm. The Padres fear his initial injury may be worse than originally diagnosed. San Diego manager Bud Black says Johnson will meet with Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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