>>Bulls Get By Celtics In Game One
(Boston, MA) — Jimmy Butler put up 30 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bulls to a 106-102 win over the Celtics in Game One of their East quarterfinal series in Boston. Celtics star Isaiah Thomas was in the lineup just a day after his 22-year-old sister died in a car accident. An emotional Thomas scored a game-high 33 points in defeat.
>>Warriors Beat Blazers In Game One
(Oakland, CA) — The Warriors’ playoff run is off to a good start. Kevin Durant had 32 points and 10 rebounds as Golden State pulled away for a 121-109 win over the Trail Blazers in Game One of their series. Portland’s C.J. McCollum scored 41 points in the opener of the best-of-seven set.
>>Yankees Complete Sweep Of Cardinals
(Bronx, NY) — The hottest team in baseball is the New York Yankees. The Yanks completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals with a 9-3 rout in the Bronx. Michael Pineda fired seven innings of two-run ball for the Yankees, who have reeled off seven straight wins.
>>Cubs Swept By Bucs
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs were swept by the Pirates over the weekend, losing Sunday’s finale 6-1 at Wrigley Field. Jon Lester threw seven shutout innings for Chicago, but the bullpen gave up three in the eighth and three in the ninth. Tommy La Stella’s pinch-hit double had put the Cubs up 1-0 in the seventh.
>>White Sox Trim Twins In 10
(Minneapolis, MN) — Avisail Garcia’s two-run homer in the top of the 10th powered the White Sox to a 3-1 win over the Twins in Minnesota. Matt Davidson plated the tying run in the eighth for Chicago in the rubber match of the three-game set. Nate Jones got the win and David Robertson secured his third save.
>>Blues Take 3-0 Series Lead On Wild
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues are just a win away from advancing to the second round. They beat the Wild 3-1 at home on Easter to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round matchup. Jake Allen made 40 saves for the Blues, who can wrap it up with a win at home in Game Four Wednesday.
>>Blackhawks Battle Predators In Game Three
(Nashville, TN) — The Blackhawks are looking for a spark as they battle the Predators in Game Three of their West quarterfinal series in Nashville. The Preds grabbed a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 5-0 win in Chicago on Saturday. The ‘Hawks have been outscored 6-0 through the first two games.
>>Boston Marathon Today
(Boston, MA) — The 121st Boston Marathon takes place this morning. An estimated 30-thousand runners and 500-thousand spectators are expected to be in attendance. Start times fall between 8:50 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Eastern.