Friday, May 29
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt's solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 last night. Chris Heston allowed four hits over 7 1-3 innings to win his third straight decision and give the Giants 12 wins in their past 14 games.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have cleaned out their lockers, met with the coaches, and headed off for summer vacation. The players were at Philips Arena yesterday for their final meetings after a historic 60-win season. Even though it ended with a four-game blowout in the Eastern Conference final, no one was hanging their heads.
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers have made the first week in September "Darlington Raceway Week" as the track prepares for Labor Day weekend racing. Both the state Senate and House of Representatives passed a concurrent resolution stating that from Aug. 31-Sept. 6, the state would honor NASCAR's oldest superspeedway.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nelson Piquet Jr. will skip the X Games to compete in Formula E, where he's a championship contender in the new fully electric racing series. Andreas Bakkerud will replace Piquet in the SH Racing Ford Fiesta at next weekend's X Games in Austin, Texas.