>>Blues Look To Extend Season Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues will try to extend their season tonight when they host the Predators in Game Five of their second-round series at Scottrade Center. The Blues trail the best-of-seven set 3-1 after losing Game Four at Nashville on Tuesday. The Preds would host a Game Six on Sunday.
>>Cardinals Come Up Short Against Brewers
(St. Louis, MO) — Matt Bowman gave up a solo homer to pinch-hitter Jesus Aguilar in the seventh inning as the Cardinals lost 5-4 to the Brewers at Busch Stadium. Dexter Fowler had a two-run triple for St. Louis, which blew 3-0 and 4-3 leads. Kolten Wong and Aledmys Diaz had three hits each.
>>Cubs Clip Phillies In 13
(Chicago, IL) — Albert Almora Jr. scored the winning run on a throwing error by Freddy Galvis in the bottom of the 13th inning as the Cubs clipped the Phillies 5-4 at Wrigley Field. Miguel Montero hit a game-tying, solo homer in the eighth for Chicago, which took three-of-four in the series. Koji Uehara got the win.
>>White Sox Power Past Royals
(Kansas City, MO) — Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer and Matt Davidson also went deep to power the White Sox to an 8-3 win over the Royals. Cody Asche added a two-run double and Avisail Garcia singled in two more for Chicago, which split the four-game series. Derek Holland pitched six-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball for the win.
>>Logano Punished For Illegal Suspension
(Charlotte, NC) — Joey Logano is being punished after an inspection revealed his car had an illegal suspension during last week’s win in Richmond. The victory will not be able to be used to make the NASCAR playoffs. Crew chief Todd Gordon has also been fined 50-thousand dollars and suspended for two races.
>>Monster Series Heads To Talladega
(Lincoln, AL) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway for the Geico 500. Qualifying takes place at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, with the 188-lap, 500-mile race to follow Sunday afternoon. Kyle Larson heads into the weekend 40 points ahead of Martin Truex Jr. for first place in the Monster standings.
>>Warriors Take Care Of Jazz In Game Two
(Oakland, CA) — The Warriors remain undefeated in this year’s NBA playoffs. Golden State led by 18 after the first quarter and went on to beat the Jazz 115-104 in Game Two of their second-round series. Kevin Durant had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Warriors, who have a 2-0 lead in the series and are 6-and-0 this postseason.
>>Wizards Crush Celtics In Game Three
(Washington, DC) — The Wizards are on the board in their East semifinal series with the Celtics. Washington got off to a fast start and never looked back in a 116-89 win over visiting Boston in Game Three. The Celtics have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven set.
>>Spurs Lose Parker For Rest Of Postseason
(San Antonio, TX) — The Spurs will make the rest of their playoff run without Tony Parker. San Antonio’s starting point guard has been ruled out for the rest of the postseason with a ruptured quad. Parker suffered the injury in the Spurs’ win over the Rockets on Wednesday. The best-of-seven West semifinal is tied at a game apiece.
>>Panthers’ Oher Cited For Assaulting Driver
(Nashville, TN) — Panthers offensive lineman Michael Oher is being cited for allegedly assaulting an Uber driver in Nashville. Oher is facing a misdemeanor assault charge and must appear in court on Monday. The 30-year-old Oher is best known as the subject of the film “The Blind Side”.
>>Bears Sign Howard
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are bringing in Jaye Howard on a one-year deal. The defensive lineman had 23 tackles and a sack in eight games with the Chiefs last season. His season was cut short with a hip injury.
>>Cutler Reportedly Auditions At FOX
(Undated) — Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may follow Tony Romo’s lead and head to the broadcast booth. ESPN reports the 34-year-old signal-caller auditioned with FOX on Thursday. Cutler was released by the Bears on March 9th and has not officially announced his retirement. Romo joined CBS last month.
>>143rd Kentucky Derby Set For Saturday
(Louisville, KY) — The “Run for the Roses” is just a day away. The 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place tomorrow at Churchill Downs. It’s the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Classic Empire is the morning-line favorite in the 20-horse field at 4-to-1.