Sports News for Tuesday April 19, 2016

>>Lackey, Cubs Blank Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO) — John Lackey tossed seven scoreless innings against his former team as the Cubs blanked the Cardinals, 5-0. Lackey scattered four hits while striking out 11 to improve to 3-and-0. Lackey also smacked an RBI single. Dexter Fowler homered for the 10-and-3 Cubs, who are off to their best start since 1970.

>>Cubs Continue Series With Cardinals

(St. Louis, MO) — The Cubs and Cardinals continue their three-game series tonight in St. Louis. Jason Hammel is scheduled to be on the mound for Chicago. St. Louis will counter with Jamie [[ HY-may ]] Garcia.

>>Angels Rout White Sox

(Chicago, IL) — The Angels scored five runs in the first inning and coasted to a 7-0 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Carlos Rodon allowed all five runs and six hits while recording only one out in the first to fall to 1-and-2. The Sox had only three hits in defeat.

>>White Sox, Angels Meet In Game Two

(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox and Angels clash in the second installment of their four-game series tonight in Chicago. The White Sox are 8-and-5 after losing last night’s series opener. Mat Latos will get the ball for the Sox. Anaheim will send out Matt Shoemaker.

>>Bellamy Signs Tender With Bears

(Lake Forest, IL) — Bears wide receiver and special teams star Josh Bellamy has signed his exclusive rights tender. Bellamy had 19 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns along with 10 special teams tackles last season.

>>Blackhawks Battle Blues In Game Four

(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks will try to get even when they host the Blues in Game Four of their West quarterfinal series tonight. St. Louis grabbed a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 3-2 win on Sunday. The series heads back to St. Louis for Game Five on Thursday.

>>Curry-less Warriors Down Rockets

(Oakland, CA) — No Steph Curry was no problem for the Warriors as they downed the Rockets, 115-106, in Game Two of their West quarterfinal series. Curry missed the game win an ankle injury. The defending NBA champs have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

>>Mavs Stun Thunder In Game Two

(Oklahoma City, OK) — The Mavericks escaped with a stunning 85-84 win over the Thunder in Game Two of their West quarterfinal series. Dallas tied the set at a game apiece after Steven Adams’ putback was ruled after the buzzer.

>>Colts Begin Offseason Program

(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts began their voluntary offseason program yesterday. Among those with the team was star quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed nine games with an array of injures last season. Luck says he is still not 100 percent.

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