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(AP) - Chris Borland knows all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Borland spends his time now helping other football players and military veterans make that adjustment through his work with the After the Impact Fund. Borland is raising interest for that cause by participating in the Pat Tillman Run with two of his brothers who serve in the Army.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 to take a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the death of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin. Golden State can close the first-round series with a win Sunday afternoon in San Antonio in Game 4. The Spurs were playing a day after the death of Erin Popovich, who passed away after battling an undisclosed long-term illness.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mookie Betts hit his second leadoff homer in three games, Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels with an 8-2 victory. J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers also drove in runs during the seventh consecutive victory by the major league-leading Red Sox, who have won 16 of 17 since losing on opening day. Chris Young homered for the Angels, who gave up 27 runs in 27 innings against Boston.

PHOENIX (AP) - Zack Greinke pitched seven dominant innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their sixth straight series with a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Greinke gave up a solo homer to Brandon Belt but not much else, allowing just three hits to win his second straight start.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs have lost to Golden State 110-97 in Game 3 of their NBA playoff series. San Antonio played without coach Gregg Popovich, who was at home mourning the death of his 67-year-old wife, Erin. Winning one for Pop was a challenge late for the Spurs, who trailed by 12 entering the fourth quarter. They briefly narrowed the gap to single digits early in the period, but the Warriors quickly regained control.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Bryce Love easily could have decided to enter the NFL draft after rushing for more than 2,000 yards last season and finishing as the Heisman Trophy runner-up. Love instead chose to stay at Stanford for his senior season in hopes of completing some unfinished business by leading the Cardinal to even more success and earning his degree.

CHICAGO (AP) - Outfielder Trayce Thompson was sold by the Oakland Athletics to the Chicago White Sox, who sold infielder Tyler Saladino to the Milwaukee Brewers. The 27-year-old Thompson will be joining his fourth team this year. He went to spring training with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then he was claimed off waivers by the New York Yankees on April 3 and by Oakland two days later.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Inbee Park shot a 5-under 66 for a one-shot lead in the opening round of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in the LPGA Tour's return to Los Angeles after a 13-year absence. Showers ended shortly before Park's threesome teed off at windy Wilshire Country Club.

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