Sports News for Wednesday May 18, 2016

>>Cavs Clobber Raptors


(Cleveland, OH)  —  The Cavaliers are still unbeaten in this year’s postseason.  Kyrie Irving poured in 27 points as the Cavs clobbered the Raptors, 115-84, in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals.  Cleveland is 9-and-0 in this year’s playoffs.


>>Sixers Win Draft Lottery


(New York, NY)  —  The 76ers have the top overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft.  The Sixers secured the number-one pick in last night’s draft lottery.  Philadelphia finished a league-worst 10-and-72 this season.  The Lakers, Celtics, Suns and Timberwolves round out the top-five.


>>Bulls Get 14th Pick In Draft Lottery


(New York, NY)  —  The Bulls have the 14th-overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft.  Chicago was awarded the pick during last night’s draft lottery.  This year’s draft takes place on June 23rd.


>>MLB Punishes 14 For Rangers, Blue Jays Brawl


(New York, NY)  —  Major League Baseball is punishing 14 players, coaches and staff members for Sunday’s brawl between the Blue Jays and Rangers.  Six have been suspended, including eight games for Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor for punching Toronto’s Jose Bautista.


>>Rockies Clip Cards For Fifth Straight Win


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The Rockies ran their winning streak to five games with a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals.  Randal Grichuk’s pinch-hit RBI single accounted for the Redbirds’ only run.  Jaime Garcia allowed all three runs in five frames to fall to 3-and-3.


>>Brewers Clip Cubs


(Milwaukee, WI)  —  Chase Anderson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and the Brewers held on for a 4-2 win over the Cubs.  Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant went deep for the Cubs, who have lost four of their last six.  Kyle Hendricks yielded all four runs in five-and-a-third frames as he fell to 2-and-3.  The second of the three-game series is tonight.


>>Astros Nip White Sox In 11


(Chicago, IL)  —  Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th and the Astros held on for a 6-5 win over the White Sox.  Adam Eaton had an RBI double in the 11th, while Tyler Saladino’s sac-fly RBI in the ninth sent the game to extras.  Jose Abreu smacked a solo shot for Chicago, which has dropped three straight.  Matt Albers took the loss.


>>Colts’ QB Luck Says He’s Good To Go


(Indianapolis, IN)  —  Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said Tuesday at OTAs that he has “no limitations” heading into the season.  Luck participated in the team’s workouts during the second day of organized team activities.  Luck didn’t miss a start during his first three seasons as a pro, but sat out nine games last season with injuries to his kidney, ribs and shoulder.


>>Sharks Get Even With Blues


(St. Louis, MO)  —  The NHL’s Western Conference finals are tied at a game apiece.  Brent Burns scored twice and Martin Jones made 26 saves to lead the Sharks to a 4-0 win over the Blues.  San Jose hosts Game Three of the best-of-seven set tomorrow.

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