Lowry, Raptors bounce back
TORONTO (AP) -- Kyle Lowry regained his shootout touch while helping the Toronto Raptors tie their NBA first-round series at a game apiece.
Lowry capped his 22-point performance by hitting the clinching basket with 8.9 seconds left in the Raptors' 106-100 triumph over Milwaukee. He was 6-for-12 from the field after scoring just four points on 0-for-6 from 3-point range in Saturday's loss to the Bucks.
DeMar DeRozan had 23 points for the Raptors, who improved to 5-1 when hosting Game 2s. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah) added 13 of his 16 in the second half, while Jonas Valanciunas (YOH'-nuhs val-ehn-CHOO'-nuhs) had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH'-nihs an-the-yuh-KUHM'-poh) had 24 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks, who host Game 3 on Thursday.
Durant sits out practice...Nurkic still sidelined
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is listed as questionable for Game 2 of their NBA first-round series against Portland on Wednesday.
Durant missed Tuesday's practice because of a strained left calf. He recently returned to the lineup after sitting out 19 games with knee and leg injuries. He provided 32 points and 10 rebounds in the Warriors' 121-109 win over the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
The Warriors also list Shaun Livingston as questionable for Game 2 with a sprained right index finger and bruised hand, while forward Matt Barnes is questionable with a sprained right ankle and foot.
The Trail Blazers will be without center Jusuf Nurkic (NUR'-kihch) again due to a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg that sidelined him the final seven regular-season games and Sunday's series opener.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFT
Gonzaga's Williams-Goss, Oregon's Bell leaving
UNDATED (AP) -- Gonzaga basketball star Nigel Williams-Goss has decided to skip his senior season and enter the NBA draft after leading the Bulldogs to their first appearance in the NCAA Final Four.
Williams-Goss led the Zags in scoring at 16.8 points a game as the team went 37-2. The West Coast Conference player of the year will hire an agent, precluding his return to school.
And junior forward Jordan Bell has become the latest Oregon player to declare for the NBA Draft, joining teammates Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey. Bell says he plans to hire an agent, which would end his eligibility after he averaged a career-high 10.9 points and 8.8 rebounds a game this past season.
NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULE
Jackets avoid sweep
UNDATED (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets are still alive in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after avoiding a four-game sweep by Pittsburgh.
William Karlsson, Boone Jenner and Markus Nutivaara each had a goal and an assist as the Jackets downed the Penguins, 5-4 in Columbus. Jack Johnson and Josh Anderson provided first-period goals before Nutivaara scored 4:48 into the second to put the Blue Jackets ahead 3-0.
Jake Guentzel got the Penguins within 5-4 with 27 seconds left before the Jackets hung on.
Sergei Bobrovsky (boh-BRAHF'-skee) turned back 27 shots in helping Columbus force a Game 5 in Pittsburgh.
Elsewhere in the NHL:
-- The Rangers and Canadiens are knotted at two games apiece after Rick Nash provided the tiebreaking goal in the second period of the Blueshirts' 2-1 win over the Habs in New York. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and blanked Montreal following Torrey Mitchell's tying goal late in the first period. Jesper Fast (YEHS'-pur FAHST') had an unassisted goal for the Rangers, who take on the Canadiens in Game 5 Thursday in Montreal.
Pale Hose end Yankees' streak
UNDATED (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have put an end to the New York Yankees' eight-game winning streak.
Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the ninth inning and the White Sox hit a pair of homers in a 4-1 victory over the Yanks in the Bronx. Gonzalez took a shutout into the ninth and held New York to one run and four singles over 8 1/3 innings.
Leury Garcia and Avisail Garcia homered off Luis Severino to help Gonzalez win a road start for the first time in two years.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will be without their Gold Glove center fielder for about half the season.
Starling Marte (MAHR'-tay) has received an 80-game suspension from Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. MLB said Marte tested positive for the steroid Nandrolone and will be eligible to return in mid-July.
Baseball's new drug agreement also means Marte is ineligible to play in the 2017 postseason if the Pirates advance.
Marte batted .311 with nine home runs, 34 doubles, 46 RBIs, 71 runs scored and 47 stolen bases for the Bucs last seaso. He is hitting .241 with two home runs and seven RBIs this year.
Marte says in a statement that "neglect and lack of knowledge led to this mistake."
Pirates president Frank Coonelly says he is "disappointed" that "Starling put himself, his teammates and the organization in this position."
Also in the majors:
-- Giants manager Bruce Bochy has undergone a minor heart procedure that will force him to miss the team's two-game series against the Royals. Bochy has a history of heart issues and had been complaining of discomfort in recent days. He told bench coach Ron Wotus on Sunday night that he was planning to go in for an exam Monday, and wound up having a procedure called an ablation to fix a heart rhythm problem.
-- Phillies right-hander Clay Buchholz could miss the remainder of the season after undergoiong surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right forearm. The two-time All-Star last pitched a week ago in Philadelphia, allowing six runs and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings against the Mets before the injury forced him to exit the game. An MRI the following day revealed a partial tear, and surgery was performed Tuesday after he received a second opinion.
-- The Blue Jays have placed left-hander J.A. Happ on the 10-day disabled list due to a sore elbow. Happ underwent an MRI that revealed by structural damage, leaving manager John Gibbons optimistic that Happ can return at the end of his DL stint or shortly after. Happ is 0-3 with a 4.50 ERA after winning 20 games last season.
Butler signs, but could be dealt
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The Patriots have signed cornerback Malcolm Butler to a restricted free-agent tender worth $3.91 million, an agreement that makes him eligible to be traded.
Butler has visited the Saints, but they declined to make an offer that would have required them to compensate New England with a first-round draft pick.
He had the game-clinching interception that allowed the Patriots to win the 2015 Super Bowl against Seattle.
Also, a person with direct knowledge of the move confirmed to The Associated Press that running back Mike Gillislee has signed a two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet with the Patriots. The Bills have until early next week to match the offer or settle for acquiring New England's fifth-round draft pick as compensation. Gillislee had 577 yards rushing and scored nine touchdowns as LeSean McCoy's primary backup last season.
LGBT RIGHTS-NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The NCAA has awarded men's basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina. The decision comes after the state repealed elements of a law that limited protections for LGBT people and put it at risk of being passed over as a host for future events.
The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had "reluctantly" agreed to consider North Carolina again for hosting duties. It had stripped North Carolina of NCAA men's basketball games and six other championship events this season and said it could relocate more if there wasn't a change in the "bathroom bill."
MLB DIVERSITY STUDY
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- As Major League Baseball celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier, a diversity report finds that the league could do a better job of identifying and hiring minority and female candidates for top decision-making levels.
The annual report card released Tuesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida shows a drop-off from a year ago on MLB's racial and gender hiring practices. MLB received a B in racial hiring, a C for gender hiring and an overall grade of C+.
Longtime sports voice Steve Albert retires
PHOENIX (AP) -- Longtime NBA announcer Steve Albert is retiring after spending the last five seasons as the TV play-by-play voice of the Phoenix Suns.
Albert was involved in sports broadcasting for 45 years, serving as the voice for NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB teams. Before joining the Suns, he spent 13 years behind the microphone for the New Jersey Nets, five as TV play-by-play announcer for the Golden State Warriors and one season with the New Orleans Hornets.
Albert also did play-by-play work in the New York City area for the Mets, Jets, Islanders and Devils. He said travel demands were the major factor in his decision to retire.