Warriors reach Finals as first 12-0 team

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable.

Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals.

Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.

Predators reach first Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, and the Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night in the Western Conference finals. (MORE)

Threatened Kanter wants to be US citizen

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a U.S. citizen.

Kanter was detained at an airport in Romania over the weekend, with border police there saying they did so because Turkish authorities canceled his passport. Kanter eventually was allowed to leave for London and then New York, after he said officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and others intervened on his behalf. (MORE)

Dixon, Franchitti robbed at Taco Bell

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax.

Instead, he got the scare of his life. (MORE)

UEFA: Man U, Europa final not targets

STOCKHOLM (AP) After a deadly bombing at a concert in Manchester, UEFA said Tuesday it has "no specific intelligence" that the Europa League final featuring Manchester United will be a target.

Man United plays Ajax on Wednesday in Stockholm, and security was already intensified following a deadly truck attack in the Swedish capital last month. (MORE)

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