Sports News for Friday April 8, 2016

 

>>Warriors Sink Spurs For 70th Win

(Oakland, CA) — The Warriors are only the second team to reach 70 wins in a season in NBA history. Golden State reached the mark with a 112-101 win over the Spurs. The Warriors need to win their final three games to eclipse the single-season record set by Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Bulls.

>>Heat Turn Back Bulls

(Miami, FL) — The Heat all but dashed the Bulls’ playoff hopes with a 106-98 win. Jimmy Butler had 25 points for the Bulls, who are three games out of the final playoff spot in the East with only three games to play. The Bulls host the Cavaliers tomorrow.

>>Blues Edge Blackhawks In OT

(Chicago, IL) — Vladimir Tarasenko’s goal 3:37 into overtime gave the Blues a 2-1 win over the Blackhawks. Tarasenko also scored in regulation. St. Louis is tied with Dallas for the top spot in the West, but the Stars hold the tiebreaker. The Blues close out the regular season tomorrow night at home against Washington.

>>Spieth Leads After First Day Of Masters

(Augusta, GA) — Defending champion Jordan Spieth [[ Speeth ]] is the leader after the first day of The Masters. He shot an opening round, six-under 66 to lead Danny Lee and Shane Lowry by two shots. Phil Mickelson opened with an even-par 72. Round two begins this morning.

>>Cardinals At Braves Tonight

(Atlanta, GA) — After an off-day, the Cardinals get back to work tonight in Atlanta. They open a three-game series against the Braves, with Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia slated to oppose Matt Wisler. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. The Cards’ home opener is set for Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

>>Cubs Clobber D’backs

(Phoenix, AZ) — Anthony Rizzo homered and plated six runs as the Cubs clobbered the Diamondbacks, 14-6. Dexter Fowler and Addison Russell each knocked in two and scored twice. John Lackey got the win in his Cub debut despite allowing all six runs in six innings. The second of the four-game series is tonight.

>>Cubs Continue Series With Arizona

(Phoenix, AZ) — The Cubs and Diamondbacks continue their four-game series tonight in Arizona. Jason Hammel will get the start on the mound for Chicago. The D’backs counter with Robbie Ray.

>>Abreu Homers As White Sox Take 3-of-4 From A’s

(Oakland, CA) — Jose Abreu [[ ah-BRAY-oo ]] homered and drove in three runs as the White Sox beat the Athletics 6-1 at Oakland Coliseum. Mat Latos [[ LAY-tose ]] allowed just one hit over six shutout innings for the win. Chicago took three-of-four in the series.

>>White Sox Open Series With Indians

(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox return home to open a three-game series with the Indians tonight. John Danks is the scheduled starter for Chicago. The Tribe will send out Danny Salazar.

>>Broncos’ Kubiak Reaches Out To Manziel

(Denver, CO) — The Broncos may have some interest in free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel [[ man-ZELL ]]. ESPN reports head coach Gary Kubiak [[ KOO-bee-ack ]] has spoken to the former Browns signal-caller as a potential fit in Denver down the line. Manziel was cut in March after two turbulent seasons with the Browns.

>>NFL Preseason Schedule Released

(New York, NY) — The NFL’s 2016 preseason schedule has been released. Exhibition play begins with the Packers and Colts in the Hall of Fame Game on August 7th. The Rams’ return to Los Angeles is highlighted in the first week of preseason play with a game against the Cowboys.

>>Colts Release Preseason Schedule

(Lebanon, IN) — The Colts will play five preseason games this summer. They’ll open the preseason with the NFL Hall of Fame Game on August 7th against the Packers in Canton. The Colts will then visit the Bills before returning home to host the Ravens. Indianapolis will then host the Eagles before closing the preseason in Cincinnati. The times and dates for the final four games have yet to be set. You can hear Colts football all season long only on Talk 101FM!

>>Villanova Victory Parade Today

(Villanova, PA) — The Villanova Wildcats will celebrate their national championship with a victory parade in Philadelphia today. Crowds as large as 75-thousand are expected in the first championship parade in Philadelphia since 2008. ‘Nova beat North Carolina for its second national title on Monday.

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