Sports News for Tuesday April 12, 2016

 
>>Report: Browns’ Gordon Fails Another Drug Test

(Berea, OH) — Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon may miss more playing time due to substance use. FOX Sports reports Gordon failed another NFL-administered drug test last month. He was suspended for at least a year in 2015.

>>Cavs Clinch Top Spot In East

(Cleveland, OH) — The road to the NBA Finals in the East will go through Cleveland. The Cavaliers clinched the top spot in the conference with a 109-94 win over the Hawks. The Warriors have already sewn up the top seed in the West.

>>Mavs Top Jazz To Lock Up Playoff Spot

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Mavericks locked up a playoff spot with a 101-92 win over the Jazz. Utah and Houston are now tied for the final playoff spot in the West. The Rockets hold the tiebreaker and can claim the last spot with a win or Jazz loss to the Lakers in Kobe Bryant’s final game tomorrow.

>>Bulls Get By Pelicans

(New Orleans, LA) — Jimmy Butler had 23 points and 11 assists as the Bulls got by the Pelicans, 121-116. Nikola Mirotic [[ MEER-oh-titch ]] netted 20 for Chicago, which heads into its season finale 41-and-40 on the year. The Bulls end the season at home against the 76ers tomorrow.

>>Cards Bomb Brewers In Home Opener

(St. Louis, MO) — Jeremy Hazelbaker went 4-for-4 with an RBI as the Cardinals bombed the Brewers 10-1 in their home opener at Busch Stadium. Yadier Molina went 3-for-4 with two RBI for St. Louis, which had 19 hits in all. Michael Wacha [[ WAH-kuh ]] threw six shutout innings for the win.

>>White Sox Top Twins

(Minneapolis, MN) — Jose Quintana tossed six innings of one-run ball to lead the White Sox to a 4-1 win over the Twins. Quintana notched his first win and David Robertson secured his third save. Austin Jackson smacked a two-run single for Chicago, which improved to 5-and-2.

>>Cubs Rally Past Reds

(Chicago, IL) — Addison Russell’s three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth gave the Cubs a 5-3 win over the Reds. The Cubs went hitless over the first six-and-two-thirds before rallying to win their home opener. At 6-and-1, the Cubs are off to their best start since 1998.

>>No New Bowl Games For Three Years

(Indianapolis, IN) — There won’t be any new college football bowl games for a while. ESPN reports the NCAA is approving a three-year moratorium on any additional bowls. The decision comes after there were not enough bowl-eligible teams to fill the record 41 postseason games this past season.

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