>>Cavs Turn Back Pacers For 2-0 Lead
(Cleveland, OH) — The defending NBA champs are two wins away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points as the Cavaliers cut down the Pacers 117-111 in Game Two of their East quarterfinal series in Cleveland. The Cavs now lead 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven set.
>>Celtics’ Thomas Plans To Play In Game Two
(Boston, MA) — Celtics star Isaiah Thomas is planning to play in tonight’s playoff game against the Bulls. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens says Thomas will fly to Washington after the game to help with funeral arrangements for his sister. Chyna Thomas was killed in a one-car accident outside Tacoma on Saturday. She was only 22 years old.
>>Cardinals Hold On To Edge Pirates
(St. Louis, MO) — Lance Lynn fired seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 2-1 at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong homered and Jose Martinez doubled in a run for St. Louis, which had lost six-of-seven. Seung-Hwan Oh gave up a run in the ninth before posting his first save.
>>Brewers Cut Down Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Brewers slugger Eric Thames continues his torrid start to the season. Thames homered in his fifth straight game in Milwaukee’s 6-3 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Thames matched the franchise record set by Jeromy Burnitz in 1997. Meanwhile, the defending champion Cubs have lost four straight.
>>Yankees Hold Off White Sox For Eighth Straight Win
(Bronx, NY) — Matt Holliday slugged a three-run homer in a five-run third inning as the Yankees held off the White Sox 7-4 in the Bronx. Derek Holland didn’t survive the fifth and took the loss. Carlos Sanchez hit a three-run homer for Chicago in defeat.
>>NHL Playoff Roundup
(Undated) — In the East, the fellow top-seeded Capitals now trail 2-1 in their series with the Maple Leafs after suffering a 4-3 loss in OT.
>>Preds Edge Blackhawks In OT To Take 3-0 Series Lead
(Nashville, TN) — The top seed in the West is on the brink of elimination. Kevin Fiala scored with 3:16 left in overtime to give the Predators a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks in Game Three of their first-round series in Nashville. Dennis Rasmussen and Patrick Kane lit the lamp in the second for Chicago, which will try to avoid elimination in the best-of-seven set on Thursday. Corey Crawford made 46 saves in defeat.
>>Blues Go For Sweep Of Wild Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues have one more day to get ready for Game Four of their first-round playoff series with Minnesota. They host the Wild tomorrow at Scottrade Center. St. Louis is looking to complete a four-game sweep. The Blues won the first two at Minnesota and Game Three Sunday at home.
>>Kirui, Kiplagat Win BostonMarathon
(Boston, MA) — Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya is the men’s winner of the 121st Boston Marathon. Kirui finished with a time of two hours, nine minutes and 37 seconds. Galen Rupp of the United States finished second, 21 seconds behind Kirui. Meanwhile, Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat won the women’s race.