Friday, May 27
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT-POSTPONEMENTS
Big Ten tournament games postponed until Friday
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Big Ten tournament games between Maryland and Michigan State and Iowa and Ohio State have been postponed from Thursday until Friday because of inclement weather.
The Terrapins will now take on Michigan State at 9 a.m., and the Hawkeyes and Buckeyes will face off at 1 p.m.
The two tournament games scheduled for Friday in Omaha will be moved up 90 minutes each to accommodate the switch.
Stephen Curry, LeBron James named first-team All-NBA
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry has knocked down another honor.
The dead-eye point guard who led the Golden State Warriors to a record 73 wins in the regular season was named to the All-NBA first team Thursday. The league's MVP was the only player named on all 129 ballots in voting by a panel of writers and broadcasters.
Curry was joined on the first team by Cleveland's LeBron James, Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers' DeAndre Jordan.
James is a first-team choice for the 10th time in 13 seasons. Curry is on the first team for the second straight year, while Westbrook, Leonard and Jordan are among the top five for the first time.
James joins Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy, Tim Duncan, Bob Pettit and Jerry West as 10-time first-team selections, one behind the record shared by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone.
Martin Truex Jr. twins pole for Charlotte's NASCAR race
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Martin Truex Junior won the pole Thursday night for the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR's longest race of the year.
Truex turned a lap of 192.328 to take the top spot from Joey Logano.
Logano, who had the top qualifying time in the first two rounds and won the All-Star race last week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, will start alongside Truex on the front row. It is the fifth time this year Logano has started on the front row.
Ricky Stenhouse Junior will start third, Denny Hamlin fourth and Brad Keselowski fifth.
Greg Biffle was sixth-fastest in qualifying and Jimmie Johnson seventh. Sprint Cup points leader Kevin Harvick will start eighth, followed by defending race champion Carl Edwards and Trevor Bayne.
Dale Earnhardt Junior will start 25th.
NASCAR tweaks rules to lower downforce at 2 more tracks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR will make more aerodynamic changes to promote improved competition at upcoming races at Michigan and Kentucky.
The changes to the rear spoiler, front splitter and rear deck fin will help NASCAR continue to reduce downforce and sideforce as it attempts to put the handling of the cars back in the hands of the drivers.
NASCAR has been tweaking the package at the request of the drivers, who overwhelmingly favor less downforce. NASCAR made a pair of changes before last week's All-Star race, and the on-track product was improved. The race had a pass for the win in the final segment for the first time in years.
Downforce is the pressure created across the surface of a moving car. Sideforce is generated by the flow of air along the sides.