SPURS MAUL GRIZZLIES IN 94-68 VICTORY
THE San Antonio Spurs thrashed the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their play-off series, as Atlanta also cruised past Boston with a second straight win.
San Antonio, boasting the second-best regular season record in the league behind the Golden State Warriors, raced into the lead early on against Memphis and never looked back en route to a comprehensive 94-68 win.
It was a second blowout victory for San Antonio over the Grizzlies, who had crashed to a 106-74 defeat in Game One on Sunday.
SCOTT TO GIVE RIO A MISS DUE TO SCHEDULE
AUSTRALIAN world No. 7 Adam Scott has confirmed he will skip the Rio Olympics in August. The 2013 Masters champion cited scheduling conflicts as the main reason for opting out of golf's return to the Games after a 112-year absence.
Marc Leishman is next in line to take Scott's spot. But the world No. 34 said he would consider any potential threat posed by the Zika virus before deciding whether to compete.
MCGREGOR SCRATCHED FROM DIAZ REMATCH
IRISH fighter Conor McGregor, who said on Twitter earlier on Tuesday that he was walking away from the sport of mixed martial arts, has been pulled from the UFC's main event in July.
UFC president Dana White did not confirm McGregor's retirement but said he would no longer be fighting a rematch with Nick Diaz on the UFC 200 card on July 9 after refusing to fly to Las Vegas for a news conference and promotional photos.
American Diaz handed the cocky Irishman his first UFC loss earlier this month when he choked him into submission in a non-title bout at UFC 196.