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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
L.A. Angels 12, N.Y. Mets 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
N.Y. Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2
Toronto 3, Baltimore 1
Cleveland 8, Houston 6
Kansas City 6, Minnesota 4
Boston 12, Oakland 3
Chicago White Sox 8, Seattle 1
Texas 5, Detroit 2
Kansas City at Minnesota, postponed

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Colorado 6, Cincinnati 4
Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia  0
Washington 3, Atlanta 2
St. Louis 8, San Francisco 3
Chicago Cubs 13, Milwaukee 6
L.A. Dodgers 6, Miami 3
San Diego 5, Arizona 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Boston 111, Cleveland 108

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 0

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iStock/Thinkstock(CONCORD, N.C.) -- It might not have earned him any points, but that $1 million prize sure must have been sweet for Kyle Busch who won the Monster Energy All-Star Race on Saturday Night.

Not only did he take home the $1 million, he also recorded his first winning race in a Cup car at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

It wasn't like Busch had no competition in the final, 10-lap stage.

Jimmie Johnson literally gave Busch a run for his money, hoping that Brad Keselowki would be able to slow Busch on the final restart, but Busch passed Keselowski -- running on old tires because he had no fresh ones left -- and Johnson on the first of the last 10 laps and never looked back, winning by 1.274 seconds.

Kyle Larson finished second, and Johnson finished third with Keselowski slipping to ninth.

The rest of the top 10 were Kurt Busch in fourth place, Jamie McMurray in fifth, Kevin Harvick in sixth, Chase Elliott in seventh, Joey Logano in eighth and Denny Hamlin in 10th.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns to action in earnest next Sunday at Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600.

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Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Enes Kanter, an NBA center with Turkish roots, is returning to the U.S. on Sunday after having been detained for several hours at a Romanian airport following statements he made criticizing Turkey’s president.

"The reason behind it is just, of course, my political views," Kanter said of his detainment in a cellphone video captured at the airport on Saturday and posted to Twitter. "And the person who did it is Recep Tayyip Erdogan." 

I'm being held at Romanian airport by Police!! pic.twitter.com/uYZMBqKx54

— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 20, 2017

Kanter, 25, a popular player with the Oklahoma City Thunder, is a supporter of Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gülen, a staunch critic of Erdogan. The Turkish president has blamed Gülen for the failed July 2016 coup that took place in the country. Erdogan has called for the extradition of Gülen, who has denied involvement in the attempted coup.

In the video posted online on Saturday, Kanter also refers to the widely circulated footage of Erdogan's security detail beating up demonstrators in Washington, D.C. this week following his meeting with President Trump.

"You know he attacked the people in Washington," Kanter said in the video. "He's a bad, bad man. He's a dictator."

Kanter is now headed back to the U.S. via London. It is unclear how he is able to travel with an invalid passport.

In addition to the video, Kanter also posted a photo of himself giving a "thumbs up" on Twitter, acknowledging that his travel restrictions had been lifted.

He promised to elaborate on the situation at a press conference in New York, which is expected later on Sunday.

"Gonna give press conference tomorrow in NY," he wrote on Twitter. "Got lots of things to say with lots of crazy stories."

Kanter's support for Gülen has caused a rift within his own family, according to the BBC, which reported that Kanter's father published a letter disowning his son in the weeks following the failed coup attempt.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
N-Y Mets   7  L.A. Angels   5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland         8  Boston        3
Cleveland       3  Houston       0
Tampa Bay       9  N-Y Yankees   5
Detroit         9  Texas         3
Baltimore       7  Toronto       5
Chi White Sox  16  Seattle       1
Kansas City  at  Minnesota   5:40 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh      6  Philadelphia   3
Atlanta         5  Washington     2
Cincinnati     12  Colorado       8
San Francisco   3  St. Louis      1, 13 Innings
Arizona         9  San Diego      1
Miami          10  L.A. Dodgers   6
Milwaukee  at  Chi Cubs   2:20 p.m., postponed

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Golden State  120  San Antonio  108

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Nashville   3  Anaheim   1

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Indiana     81  Connecticut   79
Minnesota   89  Dallas        87

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been fined thousands of dollars for making an "inappropriate remark" during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

The NHL announced on Saturday that Getzlaf will face a $10,000 fine. This comes shortly before Game 5 against the Nashville Predators.

"Getzlaf's comment in Thursday's game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful, and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable," Colin Campbell, NHL's executive vice president of hockey operations, said in a statement. "The type of language chosen and utilized in this instance will not be tolerated in the National Hockey League."

Getzlaf avoided a suspension, but was fined the maximum amount. The NHL said he violated a policy that "prohibits inappropriate and offensive remarks, and the use of obscene, profane or abusive language or gestures."

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iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 130-86 drubbing of the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James learned he was not named a top 3 finalist for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.

He did not seem to care when speaking to reporters though, saying:

"What are you going to do about it at the end of the day? My only job is to try to be the MVP for this team every night, put my teammates, put our franchise in position to be successful and ultimately compete for a championship."

However, ESPN reports James expressed some frustration after leaving the arena while he was standing with a group of Cleveland reporters.

According to the report, he questioned why one voter did not put him on their All-NBA first team. The first, second, and third All-NBA teams were announced Thursday. As for finishing fourth in the MVP voting, James wondered, "Fourth? I haven't been fourth in a long time."

This year marked the first time since 2008 James did not finish as a top 3 finalist for the MVP award.

Head coach Tyronn Lue was too curious about James' absence as an MVP candidate, but acknowledged that Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, and James Harden were all deserving finalists.

However, Lue still questioned the decision:

"I look at LeBron like Shaq; I think every year he's the MVP, and you can give him the award every year if you wanted to. When guys have incredible seasons like James Harden did and Westbrook and Kawhi, then you kind of credit those guys and give those guys the nod. But to me, I mean, LeBron is MVP, just like Shaq, you can give it to him every year if you wanted to."


Richard Jefferson and J.R. Smith came to James' defense amongst other teammates, with Smith telling reporters, "He got a vote for [All-NBA] second team. Somebody's trippin'. ... He's driven by a completely different monster."

James says his only concern is being the Cavaliers' MVP each and every night, and he was just that in their Game 2 win over the Boston Celtics. He led the game in scoring with 30 points, and contributed on the defensive end of the floor, notching four steals and three blocks.

As for the Celtics, they suffered a disheartening playoff loss and in the process, lost their top scorer.

All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas aggravated a hip injury in the first half of Friday's game and sat out the second half. His status for Game 3 is uncertain.

Head coach Brad Stevens said Thomas' right hip was a nagging injury that he originally re-aggravated in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Washington Wizards days ago.

The Celtics will have a better idea of Thomas' status for Game 3 when he undergoes additional tests on Saturday.

Boston trails the Cavaliers 0-2 in the best-of-seven series.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
N-Y Mets   3  L.A. Angels   0

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore       5  Toronto       3, 10 Innings
Tampa Bay       5  N-Y Yankees   4
Texas           5  Detroit       3
Cleveland       5  Houston       3
Minnesota       4  Kansas City   3, 10 Innings
Oakland         3  Boston        2, 10 Innings
Chi White Sox   2  Seattle       1, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Milwaukee       6  Chi Cubs     3
Philadelphia    7  Pittsburgh   2
Colorado       12  Cincinnati   6
Atlanta         7  Washington   4
San Francisco   6  St. Louis    5
Arizona        10  San Diego    1
L.A. Dodgers    7  Miami        2

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Cleveland  130  Boston   86

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Pittsburgh   3  Ottawa   2

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Phoenix       78  San Antonio   72
Atlanta       91  Chicago       83
L.A. Sparks   99  Washington    89

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Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Nashville Predators have lost center and leading scorer Ryan Johansen for the rest of the NHL playoffs because of a thigh injury.

Johansen, 24, sustained a left thigh injury during Thursday night's Game 4 against the Anaheim Ducks, according to a statement from the team on Friday.

An update on Ryan Johansen's status: pic.twitter.com/Et2vuaR0GI

— Nashville Preds PR (@PredsPR) May 19, 2017

Nashville said the center had to undergo emergency surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Although the surgery was successful, the team said Johansen will be out for two to three months to recover.

The Predators will face the Ducks in Anaheim on Saturday.

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Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA star Isaiah Thomas opened up about how he was able to overcome a recent family tragedy through basketball, saying in an interview with ABC News' Good Morning America that despite having second thoughts about continuing with his season, he wasn't one to take "the easy way out."

Thomas' sister, Chyna Thomas, was killed in a car crash last month at the age of 22, just one day before his team, the Boston Celtics, was supposed to play against the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

"When it happened, I considered just going home and just calling it a season," Thomas told GMA. "But then I thought about that ... that's the easy way out."

"And I've never been the guy to take the easy way out," he said.

In the wake of the sudden tragedy, Thomas said he spoke to his family and close friends and ultimately decided to finish out the season, taking to the court the day following his sister's death.

"I know them other guys in that locker room is depending on me," Thomas said. "And that's what helped me get through at that time."

"Basketball is what keeps me sane," he added. "I couldn't let that go."

Thomas said he and his family are "taking it day by day."

"Some days are worse than others, but I mean, that's just reality," he said. "That's just what it's going to be."

"Those first two games against the Bulls ... that was probably the toughest games of my life," Thomas admitted. "And then after that, I started being able to control where my mind's going while in on the court."

"When I get on the court ... I'm not thinking about anything that's going on, really, in my life. It's just when that game is over, then reality hits," Thomas said.

The point guard said that he owes it to the support of his family, friends, teammates and the NBA that he is able to continue playing.

"The only thing I can do is be around my family, my close friends, and even being around this team and this organization has helped me so much," Thomas said. "Without those guys, like, there wouldn't be me playing in no playoffs, through the stuff that I've been through this past month."

Thomas said that in spite of the tragedy, this season has been "my best year since I've been in the league."

"It's turned ... people's opinions about me," the 5'9" point guard added. "Cause there's people still doubting out there, that I'm too small, I can't lead a team to the finals or a championship."

"It's been like that my whole life" Thomas said. "But at the end of the day, just, it motivates me and keeps me going."

Thomas said he's learned how to "become more of a leader" during this season, and part of that means learning how "to share my success with my teammates."

"Cause without them, I wouldn't do the things that I do on the court. They allow me to be who I am. They allow me to go out there and score," he added. "And I can't thank them enough."

Thomas also touched on his relationship with retired Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, who has been one of his counselors in both life and basketball.

"It doesn't seem real," Thomas said of the NBA legend. "I talk to him almost every day since the playoff started. He's been a big helping hand."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE
Colorado 5, Minnesota 1
Texas 8, Philadelphia 4
Toronto 9, Atlanta 0
Colorado at Minnesota, postponed

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 6, Baltimore 5
Kansas City 5, N.Y. Yankees 1
Oakland 8, Boston 3
Seattle 5, Chicago White Sox 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 10, Washington 4
Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 5
Milwaukee 4, San Diego 2
L.A. Dodgers 7, Miami 2

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
OT/Anaheim 3, Nashville 2

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