Davis scores 37 as Lakers rout Nuggets

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Slow starters in the first two rounds, the Los Angeles Lakers appeared to be in a hurry to put away the Denver Nuggets.

It was a strong statement to their opponent - and maybe to the NBA's MVP voters.

Anthony Davis had 37 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James added 15 points and 12 assists hours after finishing a distant second in the MVP voting, and the Lakers rolled to a 126-114 victory on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

Pujols has 661st, 662nd HRs to pass Mays

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Albert Pujols needed nearly five weeks to tie Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list. It took only five days for the Los Angeles Angels slugger to pass him.

Pujols hit No. 661 in the fifth inning on Friday night against the Texas Rangers to break the tie with Mays, then connected again in his next at-bat in the 6-2 victory. (MORE)

Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo's historic year earned him a historic awards sweep.

The Milwaukee forward is the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive season, receiving that award Friday. He got the Defensive Player of the Year award earlier in these NBA playoffs. (MORE)

Rams extend WR Woods for 4 years, $68M

LOS ANGELES (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth up to $68 million with the Los Angeles Rams.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Rams announced the deal Friday without revealing the financial terms. (MORE)

Reed leads US Open by 1 over DeChambeau

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) Every shot required full attention. Every hole was a test. Every par was valued.

Patrick Reed embraced every aspect of it Friday when the U.S. Open lived up to its reputation as the toughest test in golf, and so did Winged Foot. (MORE)

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