Sports News for Wednesday April 13, 2016

>>Smith Had Loaded Gun In Car


(New Orleans, LA)  —  Police says former NFL player Will Smith had a loaded gun in his car when he was shot to death this past weekend.  The New Orleans Police Department says there is no evidence showing Smith’s weapon was fired.


>>Blues Begin Playoffs Tonight Hosting Blackhawks


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Blues raise the curtain on the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight.  They host the defending champion Blackhawks in Game One of their Western Conference quarterfinal.  Faceoff from Scottrade Center is 8:30 p.m.  St. Louis won three-of-five against Chicago during the season.


>>Cardinals Resume Series With Brewers Tonight


(St. Louis, MO)  —  After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their three-game series with the Brewers tonight at Busch Stadium.  Mike Leake gets the start for St. Louis, while Milwaukee sends Chase Anderson to the mound.  First pitch is at 7:15 p.m.  The series wraps up with a day game tomorrow.


>>Cubs Continue Series With Reds Tonight


(Chicago, IL)  —  The Cubs and Reds play the second of their three-game series tonight at Wrigley Field.  The teams were off yesterday after the Cubs won Monday’s home opener, 5-3.  John Lackey takes the hill for Chicago, while Cincinnati counters with Alfredo Simon.  First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.


>>White Sox Resume Series With Twins


(Minneapolis, MN)  —  The White Sox and Twins resume their three-game set tonight in Minneapolis.  Chicago took the opener, 4-1, on Monday.  Carlos Rodon will make his second start of the year for Chicago.  The 0-and-7 Twins counter with Phil Hughes.


>>O’s Dump Red Sox To Stay Unbeaten


(Boston, MA)  —  The Orioles ran their record to 7-and-0 with a 9-5 win over the Red Sox.  J.J. Hardy homered twice and plated five runs to help Baltimore remain the only unbeaten team in baseball.  Meanwhile, the Braves fell to 0-and-7 with a 2-1 loss to the Nationals.


>>Lakers’ Bryant Plays Final Game Tonight


(Los Angeles, CA)  —  The curtain comes down on the storied career of Lakers star Kobe Bryant tonight.  The 37-year-old plays his final game at home against the Jazz.  Bryant is retiring after 20 seasons, all with the Lakers.


>>Warriors Go For Single-Season Wins Record Tonight


(Oakland, CA)  —  NBA history is on the line tonight when the Warriors host the Grizzlies.  Golden State can set the NBA single-season record for wins with a victory in tonight’s regular-season finale.  The Warriors tied the 1995-96 Bulls with their 72nd win Sunday.






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