>>Cardinals Clipped By Cubs
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals managed just four hits in a 2-1 loss to the Cubs at Busch Stadium. Jake Arrieta allowed just an unearned run in six innings to get the win. Adam Wainwright took the loss. Down 2-0, a throwing error led to the lone St. Louis run in the fifth. All the Cards’ hits were singles.
>>Cards’ Piscotty Leaves With Head Contusion
(St. Louis, MO) — Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty left last night’s game against the Cubs with a head contusion. He was hit in the head with a throw from Cubs second baseman Javier Baez while sliding into home plate. Piscotty is expected to be okay but will be re-evaluated this morning.
>>Cards Close Out Series With Cubs Today
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals and Cubs close out their three-game, season-opening series today at Busch Stadium. Lance Lynn is slated to start for St. Louis, while former Cardinal John Lackey gets the call for Chicago. First pitch is at 12:45 p.m. The Cardinals will host the Reds starting Friday.
>>White Sox Lose Opener
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox suffered a 6-3 loss to the Tigers on Opening Day on the Southside. Melky Cabrera had two hits, a run and a RBI for Chicago. Jose Quintana allowed all six runs in five-and-a-third innings to take the loss. Chicago’s James Shields opposes Jordan Zimmermann in the second installment of the three-game set today.
>>Romo Taking Job At CBS
(Frisco, TX) — Tony Romo is trading in his helmet for a microphone. After being released by the Cowboys yesterday, the quarterback announced he has agreed to become the new lead game analyst at CBS. The 36-year-old Romo spent his entire 14-year career with Dallas. He’s the team’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdowns.
>>Avs Rally By Blackhawks In OT
(Denver, CO) — Erik Johnson’s goal 1:57 into overtime gave the Avalanche a 4-3 win over the Blackhawks. Artemi Panarin, Ryan Hartman and Marcus Kruger all lit the lamp in the second for Chicago, which blew a 3-0 lead. Scott Darling denied 47 shots in defeat. The ‘Hawks have already locked up the top spot in the West. They do battle with the Ducks in Anaheim tomorrow.
>>Blues Lose To Jets Again
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues gave up three straight goals early in the second period and lost 5-2 to the Jets at Scottrade Center. Winnipeg swept the five-game season series for the first time ever. The Blues are one point ahead of Nashville for the third seed in the Central. They skate tomorrow at Florida.
>>Bruins Clinch Playoff Spot By Blanking Bolts
(Boston, MA) — The Bruins are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2014. Boston clinched a playoff spot with a 4-0 win over the Lightning. Meanwhile, the Wild locked up home-ice advantage in the opening round with a 5-3 victory over the Hurricanes.
>>Knicks Rock Bulls
(New York, NY) — The Bulls suffered a bad 100-91 loss to the Knicks last night in New York. Jimmy Butler scored 26 points for the Bulls, who are clinging to a half-game lead on the Heat for one of the final two playoff spots in the East. The Bulls visit the 76ers tomorrow.
>>The Masters Begins Tomorrow
(Augusta, GA) — The start of The Masters is just a day away. First-round play from famed Augusta National begins tomorrow. Danny Willett is the defending champ. He’ll be paired with Matt Kuchar and Curtis Luck for the first two rounds. The tournament’s par-3 competition takes place today.