>>Bulls Blast Celtics To Take 2-0 Lead
(Boston, MA) — The Bulls are heading home with a 2-0 lead on the top-seeded Celtics. Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade scored 22 points as Chicago coasted to a 111-97 win in Boston. The Celtics are only the second top seed to go down 2-0 to an eight seed in NBA playoff history.
>>Duke’s Allen Returning For Senior Season
(Durham, NC) — Grayson Allen is returning for another season at Duke. The guard announced Tuesday he will be back for his senior year in Durham. Allen averaged 14.5 points in 34 games last season. He was also stripped of his captaincy and suspended for one game for tripping a player in December.
>>Cardinals Edge Pirates Behind Leake
(St. Louis, MO) — Mike Leake pitched one-run ball into the seventh inning as the Cardinals edged the Pirates 2-1 at Busch Stadium. Stephen Piscotty and Greg Garcia drove in runs for St. Louis, which won its second straight despite collecting just four hits. Seung-Hwan Oh posted his second save.
>>Pirates’ Marte Suspended 80 Games For PEDs
(New York, NY) — One of baseball’s rising stars is being hit with a PED ban. Pirates outfielder Starling Marte [[ mar-TAY ]] has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for an anabolic steroid. The 28-year-old was named an All-Star for the first time last season. He also won his second straight Gold Glove.
>>Cubs Rally To Beat Brewers
(Chicago, IL) — Kyle Schwarber and Miguel Montero each hit two-run homers as the Cubs rallied to beat the Brewers 9-7 at Wrigley Field. Chicago scored four times in the sixth to take the lead after trailing 5-0 early. The Cubs snapped a four-game skid. The third and final game of the series is this afternoon.
>>White Sox Cool Off Yankees
(Bronx, NY) — Avisail Garcia slugged a three-run homer in the seventh inning as the White Sox pulled away for a 4-1 win over the Yankees in the Bronx. Leury Garcia also homered as Chicago snapped New York’s eight-game winning streak. Miguel Gonzalez took a shutout into the ninth to move to 2-and-0.
>>Blues Go For Sweep Of Wild Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues will try to sweep their way into the second round of the playoffs tonight. They host the Wild in Game Four of their first-round series. St. Louis holds a commanding three-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven matchup. Game Five would be Saturday back in Minnesota.
>>NFL Schedule To Be Released Tomorrow
(New York, NY) — The 2017 NFL regular-season schedule will be announced tomorrow. The complete 256-game slate will be revealed during a two-hour special live on NFL Network. Teams already know their opponents, which the NFL announced in January.
>>Patriots Visit White House Today
(Washington, DC) — The Patriots are heading to the White House. They will be welcomed by President Trump this afternoon in honor of their comeback victory over the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. The Pats will be the first sports team to visit President Trump since he took office. At least six players have said they will not make the trip.