Sports News for Friday May 6, 2016


>>Report:  Paterno Knew Of Sandusky Sex Abuse In 1976

(Philadelphia, PA)  —  Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno reportedly knew of the accusations of child sexual abuse by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976.  A story published by “Penn Live” cites a court order in a related insurance case involving Penn State.


>>Raptors Top Heat In OT

(Toronto, Ontario)  —  The Raptors outlasted the Heat in overtime, 96-92, in Game Two of their East semifinal series.  DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points to help the Raptors bounce back from an overtime loss in Game One.  Miami hosts Game Three tomorrow.


>>Stars Edge Blues In OT; Even Series 2-2

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Cody Eakin scored the winning goal 2:58 into overtime as the Stars edged the Blues 3-2 in Game Four of their West semifinal series.  Vladimir Tarasenko [[ tare-uh-SANK-oh ]] and Paul Stastny [[ STAZ-nee ]] scored for the Blues, who had won the previous two games in the series.  Brian Elliott stopped 25 shots in the setback.  The series now heads back to Dallas for Game Five tomorrow afternoon.


>>Red Sox Sink White Sox In Rubber Match

(Chicago, IL)  —  Seven different Red Sox drove in runs in a 7-3 win over the White Sox in the rubber match of the three-game set between division leaders.  Avisail Garcia slugged a solo shot for Chicago.  Erik Johnson allowed four runs in five frames to take the loss in his season debut.


>>Cardinals Keep Phillies Quiet Behind Garcia

(St. Louis, MO)  —  Jaime [[ HIGH-may ]] Garcia allowed just two singles in seven innings as the Cardinals shut out the Phillies 4-0 at Busch Stadium.  Brandon Moss homered in the first and Stephen Piscotty doubled home two runs in a three-run seventh as St. Louis took three-of-four in the series.


>>Cubs Knock Off Nats

(Chicago, IL)  —  Ben Zobrist homered and plated four to power the Cubs to a 5-2 win over the Nationals.  The NL Central-leading Cubs have won four straight to move to 21-and-6.  The NL East-leading Nats fell to 19-and-9.


>>142nd Kentucky Derby Takes Place Saturday

(Louisville, KY)  —  The first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown is just a day away.  The 142nd Kentucky Derby will be run tomorrow at Churchill Downs.  Nyquist is the morning-line favorite at 3-to-1 and will break from gate 13 in the 20-horse field.


>>SCS Heads To Kansas

(Kansas City, KS)  —  The Sprint Cup Series is at Kansas Speedway for the Go Bowling 400.  Qualifying takes place this evening, with the 267-lap, 400.5-mile race to follow tomorrow night.  Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag at last year’s race.








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