Top National Sports Stories: Ducks square series...James, Harden lead All-Star list...Braves lose Freeman

Published on May 19, 2017 at 07:03AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators had won 10 straight home playoff games until Corey Perry scored 10:25 into overtime to give the Anaheim Ducks a 3-2 victory in Music City. Perry fired a shot that deflected off the stick of defenseman J.K. Subban (SOO’-ban) and tied the NHL’s Western Conference finals at two games apiece. Rickard Rakell and Nick Ritchie staked the Ducks to a 2-0 lead, but Subban and Filip Forsberg tallied in the last 6:27 of regulation to extend the game.

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named to the NBA All-Star First Team for a record-tying 11th time, matching the mark set by Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone. Houston Rockets guard James Harden was the lone unanimous selection to the First Team and is joined by Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook, San Antonio’s Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis. James and Westbrook were on 99 first-team ballots.

UNDATED (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say first baseman Freddie Freeman will miss two months after suffering a fractured left wrist. Freeman was hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of Wednesday’s 8-4 win over the Blue Jays. He was the top hitter in the Braves’ lineup, batting .341 and tied for the major league lead with 14 home runs.

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the two groups bidding to buy the Miami Marlins from Jeffrey Loria are relatively even in their price offers. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads one group, which includes former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter. The other group includes Hall of Famer Tom Glavine (GAL’-vihn) and is led by businessman Tagg Romney, son of the former Republican presidential nominee.

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Ricky Barnes and James Hahn are co-leaders through 18 holes of the Byron Nelson Classic near Dallas. Barnes and Hahn opened with 6-under 64s that put them two strokes in front of Matt Kuchar, Jason Kokrak, Cameron Tringale and Jhonattan Vegas. Top-ranked Dustin Johnson is part of a group at 67.