THIS WEEKEND IN SPORTS

BY: WILLIAM NICHOLSON

SCHERZER QUIETS MARLINS AS NATS TAKE SERIES

When Max Scherzer is on his game, the Nationals are just too good. Scherzer was sharp once again, striking out eight over eight innings in an 8-2 win over Miami on Sunday at Marlins Park. Ben Revere had a breakout game with three hits; two RBIs, two stolen bases and two runs scored, setting the table for the Nationals to take two of three at Miami and claim a 7-6 season-series edge. Washington returns home to Nationals Park to begin a three-game series with the Mets on Monday.

BARCELONA WINS COPA DEL REY FOR 28TH TIME

Both Jordi Alba and Neymar scored in extra-time as Barcelona completed a league and a Cup double by lifting the Copa del Ray for a 28th time after a 2-0 win over Sevilla in an intense game that saw three red cards on Sunday. Barca dominated the extra 30 minutes, but needed just six to finally make the breakthrough when Lionel Messi's perfect pass picked out Alba who launched a scoring goal into the far corner for the win. 

TORONTO WINS THEIR FIRST CONFERENCE FINAL GAME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

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During the regular season, the Toronto Raptors went 2-0 at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they stuck with that in Game 3 on the Eastern Conference Finals as they captured a 99-84 win on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. DeRozan lead the scoring charge with a game-high 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting from the field as Lowry dropped 20 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists. But it was Biyombo who brought the noise on both sides of the ball, grabbing a whopping 26 rebounds and four blocks. LeBron James lead all Cavaliers scorers with 24 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Game 4 is set for Monday night at 8:30.

DURANT AND WESTBROOK GO ON A TEAR AS THE THUNDER CRUISE BY THE WARRIORS

There's no other way to say it; the Oklahoma City Thunder straight up demolished the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. With both Durant and Westbrook both netting 30+ points each, neither player logged a minute during the fourth quarter with the Thunder leading Golden State by as many 41 points. With just over eight minutes to go in the second quarter, the score was tied at 40 apiece. From that moment until the end of the third, OKC went on a 77-40 run. Stephen Curry recorded a team-best 24 points and Klay Thompson added 18. With frustrations rising, Draymond Green was dealt a Flagrant 1 foul as he kicked OKC's Steven Adams in the groin area in the second quarter. Green could serve a possible suspension for Game 4 for the what looks like to be an intentional blow. Game 4 is Tuesday in Oklahoma City as the Warriors look to even the series.