>>Illinois Basketball Reinstates Tate
(Champaign, IL) — Jaylon Tate is being reinstated to the Illinois basketball team. He was accused of hitting a woman in March, but a misdemeanor battery charge was dropped last week for lack of evidence. AD Josh Whitman says Tate showed great character during an unfortunate situation.
>>Hinchcliffe Wins Indy 500 Pole
(Indianapolis, IN) — James Hinchcliffe will be on the pole for the Indy 500. He edged out Josef Newgarden with a speed of 230.760 miles-per-hour for his first career IndyCar pole. Ryan Hunter-Reay will be on the outside of row one. The pole win for Hinchcliffe comes just a year after he survived a lift-threatening leg injury he suffered during practice for last year’s Indy 500. Townsend Bell, Carlos Munoz and Will Power will start on row two. Helio Castroneves, seeking a record-tying fourth Indy 500 win, will start on row three. The 100th running of the Indy 500 is next Sunday.
>>Warriors Blown Out By Thunder In Game Three
(Oklahoma City, OK) — The Thunder emphatically took control of the Western Conference finals. OKC coasted to a 133-105 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game Three. Kevin Durant scored 33 points to help the Thunder take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven set. Game Four is tomorrow night.
>>Cavs’ Jones Suspended One Game
(New York, NY) — Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones is being suspended one game by the NBA for a low blow on Toronto’s Bismack Biyombo. The incident occurred in the Raptors’ 99-84 Game Three win over the Cavs on Saturday. Jones will sit out tonight’s Game Four.
>>Bolts Beat Pens In OT In Game Five
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Lightning are a win away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final. Tampa Bay scored 53 seconds into overtime to capture a 4-3 win over the Penguins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference finals. Pittsburgh will try to avoid elimination tomorrow night.
>>Blues Host Sharks Tonight In Game Five
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues host the Sharks tonight in Game Five on the Western Conference finals. Faceoff at Scottrade Center is at 7 p.m. The best-of-seven matchup is tied at two games apiece after the Blues beat the Sharks 6-3 in Saturday’s Game Four. Game Six is Wednesday in San Jose.
>>White Sox Sink Royals To Avoid Sweep
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox avoided a three-game sweep with a 3-2 win over the Royals. Todd Frazier homered and Melky Cabrera drove in two runs for Chicago. Carlos Rodon pitched into the seventh to improve to 2-and-4. David Robertson earned his 11th save.
>>Bumgarner Leads Giants Past Cubs
(San Francisco, CA) — Madison Bumgarner did it all to lead the Giants to a 1-0 win over the Cubs. Bumgarner tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of three-hit ball to improve to 6-and-2. He also knocked in the game’s only run on a double in the fifth.
>>Garcia, Cardinals Bit Early By Snakes
(St. Louis, MO) — Jaime Garcia gave up 10 hits and five runs in less than three innings as the Cardinals lost to the Diamondbacks 7-2 at Busch Stadium. Brandon Moss homered and Randall Grichuk doubled home a run for St. Louis, which dropped two-of-three.
>>Bradley Jr. Extends Hitting Streak
(Boston, MA) — Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. continues to be on fire at the plate. Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games with a single in Boston’s 5-2 win over the Indians. Dom DiMaggio holds the franchise record of 34 games, which has stood since 1949.
>>Logano Wins All-Star Race
(Charlotte, NC) — Joey Logano took the checkered flag at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Saturday night in Charlotte. Logano collected a one-million-dollar prize with the victory. Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch rounded out the top-five.