>>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.