Sports News for Monday April 25, 2016

>>Warriors Overcome Curry’s Injury To Trounce Rockets


(Houston, TX)  —  The Warriors overcame another injury to Steph Curry in a 121-94 rout of the Rockets.  Curry missed the second half with a sprained right knee.  He is scheduled to have an MRI today.  Golden State took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.


>>Cavs, Spurs Complete Sweeps


(Undated)  —  The Cavaliers and Spurs are through to the second round of the NBA playoffs.  The Cavs completed a four-game sweep of the Pistons with a 100-98 win.  The Spurs also finished off a four-game sweep of the Grizzlies with a 116-95 victory.


>>Blues, Blackhawks Game Seven Tonight


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Blues and Blackhawks will play a deciding Game Seven in their first-round playoff series tonight at Scottrade Center.  Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m.  Chicago staved off elimination for the second straight game with a 6-3 win in Game Six on Saturday.  The Blues had led the series 3-1.


>>Cardinals Take Rubber Match From Padres


(San Diego, CA)  —  Matt Carpenter tripled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Cardinals beat the Padres 8-5 in San Diego.  Randal Grichuk [[ GRITCH-uck ]] added a two-run double as St. Louis took two-of-three.  Jedd Gyorko [[ JERK-oh ]] and Aledmys [[ ah-LED-mees ]] Diaz homered in the win.


>>Cardinals At Diamondbacks Tonight


(Phoenix, AZ)  —  The Cardinals are in the desert tonight for the start of a four-game series with the Diamondbacks.  Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia starts for St. Louis.  He’s 1-and-1 with a 2.70 ERA.  Zack Greinke [[ GRAIN-kee ]] takes the ball for Arizona.  He’s 1-and-2 with a 5.25 ERA.  First pitch is at 8:40 p.m.


>>Rizzo Hits Two Bombs As Cubs Crush Reds


(Cincinnati, OH)  —  Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of two-run homers and Tommy La Stella also went deep as the Cubs crushed the Reds 9-0 in Cincinnati.  Jason Heyward went 4-for-5 with three RBI for Chicago, which took three-of-four in the series.  The Cubs are off today.  They host the Brewers tomorrow.


>>White Sox Sweep Rangers


(Chicago, IL)  —  The White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Rangers with a 4-1 home win.  Mat Latos fired six innings of one-run ball to improve to 4-and-0.  David Robertson struck out the side in the ninth for his seventh save.  Dioner Navarro homered and plated two in the victory.


>>White Sox Take On Toronto


(Toronto, Ontario)  —  The White Sox battle the Blue Jays in the opener of a three-game set tonight in Toronto.  At 13-and-6, the White Sox enter the set in first in the AL Central.  Miguel Gonzalez will get the ball for the Sox.  Toronto will send out Marcus Stroman.


>>Report: Manziel Being Indicted On Assault Charge


(Dallas, TX)  —  More trouble is on the horizon for quarterback Johnny Manziel.  According to CBS Radio in Dallas, Manziel is being indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury for a misdemeanor assault charge.  It stems from an incident earlier this year involving Manziel and his ex-girlfriend


>>Former Patriot Brace Dead At 29


(Foxboro, MA)  —  Former Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is dead at the age of 29.  Police say the death is under investigation but foul play is not suspected.  Brace was taken by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft.  He appeared in 39 games in four seasons with the Pats.


>>Edwards Bumps Busch En Route To Second Straight Win


(Richmond, VA)  —  Carl Edwards bumped teammate Kyle Busch on the final lap and went on to win the Toyota Owners 400.  Edwards captured his second consecutive victory.  Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Kevin Harvick rounded out the top-five.  Tony Stewart finished 19th in his season debut.







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