The Milwaukee Bucks are finalizing a deal to make Adrian Griffin their head coach after he spent the last five seasons as a Toronto Raptors assistant, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

Griffin would replace Mike Budenholzer, who was fired after the top-seeded Bucks’ stunning loss to the Miami Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

ESPN and The Athletic first reported the Bucks’ selection of Griffin.

WNBA: Breanna Stewart scored 11 of her 21 points in the decisive third quarter to lift the New York Liberty to an 81-65 win over the visiting Connecticut Sun.

Courtney Vandersloot finished with 18 points and 10 assists for the Liberty (2-1). Sabrina Ionescu added 17 points.


Tiffany Hayes scored 16 points and DeWanna Bonner had 14 to lead the Sun (3-1).


GERMANY: Jamal Musiala scored in the 89th minute to fire Bayern Munich to its 11th straight Bundesliga title with a 2-1 victory at Cologne, after Borussia Dortmund missed a chance to end Bayern’s championship run as it was held to a 2-2 draw at home against Mainz.

Dortmund and Bayern finished equal on points, but Bayern took the title because of its better goal difference.

Despite its championship, Bayern announced that it had fired chief executive Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić.

ENGLAND: Luton captain Tom Lockyer was taken to a hospital after collapsing during the Championship playoff final against Coventry, but the team said he was conscious and responsive.


Lockyer fell to the ground untouched while backpedaling and then seemed to collapse as he tried to get back up. The defender received medical attention for several minutes before being carried off on a stretcher.

Luton won in a penalty shootout to gain promotion to the Premier League for the first time. It last played in England’s top division in 1991-92, the year before the league was rebranded as the Premier League.

FRANCE: Lionel Messi helped Paris Saint-Germain clinch a record 11th French league title, and broke another scoring record in the process.

Messi scored the opening goal as PSG drew 1-1 at Strasbourg to move four points clear of second-place Lens with one game left.

It was Messi’s 496th career league goal in Europe, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring record for Europe’s top five leagues.



PGA: Adam Schenk closed out a 3-under 67 with a 16-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to match PGA Tour rookie Harry Hall for the lead at 10 under after three rounds of the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

Hall, who had the solo lead after the first and second rounds, overcame consecutive double-bogeys on the front nine that dropped him out of the lead. His final putt in his round of 72 was a 10-foot par at No. 18 after he chipped from the fringe out of an awkward stance for a birdie at the 17th.

Harris English was a stroke back at 9-under 201 after his bogey on 18.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Padraig Harrington wobbled over the final three holes and settled for a second consecutive 4-under 68, leaving him with a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker at the Senior PGA Championship in Frisco, Texas.

Stricker shot a 64 to set up a final-round showdown between Ryder Cup captains.

Stewart Cink, in his debut on the over-50 tour, aced the 191-yard 13th hole and is three shots behind Harrington.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Pablo Larrazabal will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the KLM Open after a flawless 5-under 67 in Cromvoirt, Netherlands.

The Spaniard made five birdies to reach 10-under 206 overall.

Dane Rasmus Hojgaard (67) and Spain’s Adrian Otaegui (69) were Larrazabal’s nearest challengers.

LIV: Mito Pereira of Chile made five birdies over his last seven holes for a 5-under 67, giving him a one-shot lead over Harold Varner III at LIV Golf DC in Sterling, Virginia.

Henrik Stenson had a 67 and was two shots behind, tied for third with Kevin Na (69).



FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen produced a superb final lap to take pole position at the Monaco Grand Prix and deny veteran Fernando Alonso his first pole in 11 years.

Verstappen brushed the walls of the sinewy street circuit to beat Alonso’s time by just 0.084 seconds, earning his fourth pole of the season and 23rd of his career.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Germany scored a late equalizer and then upset the United States in overtime, 4-3, to set up a final against Canada in Tampere, Finland.

Earlier, teenage forward Adam Fantilli scored the go-ahead goal as Canada edged Latvia, 4-2.



GIRO d’ITALIA: Primož Roglič all but secured the Giro d’Italia title by overtaking leader Geraint Thomas on the penultimate stage despite having a mechanical problem on the mountain time trial.

Roglič started the stage 26 seconds behind Thomas – who was trying to become the oldest Giro champion in history – but was 40 seconds quicker than the British cyclist at the end of the demanding climb of the Monte Lussari. That left Roglič 14 seconds ahead of Thomas going into the race’s mainly ceremonial final stage.

It will be a fourth Grand Tour victory for Roglič, who won the Spanish Vuelta three years in a row from 2019-21.


GENEVA OPEN: Unseeded Nicolás Jarry defeated Grigor Dimitrov, 7-6 (1), 6-1, to earn his second title this season and third of his career.

Dimitrov was seeking his first title since the 2017 ATP Tour Finals. Instead, the 54th-ranked Jarry capped a run of three straight victories over current or former top-10 players – two-time defending champion Casper Ruud, Alexander Zverev and Dimitrov.

STRASBOURG: Two-time Grand Slam semifinalist Elina Svitolina won her first WTA title in nearly two years – and first since becoming a mother – by beating Anna Blinkova 6-2, 6-3 in the final at the Internationaux de Strasbourg in France.


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