>>Cavs Clobber Celtics In Game One
(Boston, MA) — The Cavaliers remain unbeaten in this year’s postseason. LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists as the Cavs crushed the Celtics 117-104 in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals in Boston. Cleveland is 9-and-0 in these playoffs. Boston hosts Game Two of the best-of-seven set on Friday.
>>Sens Smoke Pens In Game Three
(Ottawa, Ontario) — The Senators are two wins away from the Stanley Cup Final. Ottawa scored 48 seconds into Game Three and cruised to a 5-1 win over the Penguins. The Sens have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. They host Game Four on Friday.
>>Cubs Hold Off Reds
(Chicago, IL) — Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo each singled in two in a five-run second inning and the Cubs went on to beat the Reds 7-5 at Wrigley Field. Kyle Hendricks tossed six innings of two-run ball for the win. Wade Davis posted his ninth save. The finale of the three-game series is this afternoon.
>>Angels Sweep White Sox
(Anaheim, CA) — The Angels finished off a three-game sweep of the White Sox with a 12-8 win in Anaheim. Jose Abreu belted a two-run homer for Chicago, which led 4-0 before falling into a 12-4 hole. Miguel Gonzalez allowed five runs in five-and-two-thirds to fall to 3-and-4.
>>Cardinals Lose To Red Sox In 13 Innings
(St. Louis, MO) — Chris Young’s pinch-hit single in the 13th inning plated the go-ahead run as the Cardinals lost 5-4 to the Red Sox at Busch Stadium. Dexter Fowler homered for St. Louis, which led 4-0 in the seventh. Sam Tuivailala took the loss as the Cardinals dropped both games in the series.
>>Pirates’ Taillon Diagnosed With Testicular Cancer
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon has been diagnosed with testicular cancer. Tests of the tissue removed from Taillon last week confirmed cancer. The 25-year-old will be re-evaluated next week before deciding on the next course of action.
>>Derby Winner Always Dreaming Early Preakness Favorite
(Baltimore, MD) — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is a 4-to-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. Always Dreaming will start from post position four in the 10-horse field. The 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes is the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.
>>NFL Owners To Vote On Shortening Overtime Period
(Undated) — Reducing the length of overtime is one of several topics to be discussed at next week’s NFL owners meetings in Chicago. ESPN reports a vote is expected to take place on a proposal that would shorten the OT period from 15 to 10 minutes. The league is also considering a change that would allow two players per team to return from injured reserve each season instead of one.
>>Colts’ Geathers Still Out With Neck Injury
(Indianapolis, IN) — Colts safety Clayton Geathers has not taken part in the team’s offseason workouts as he continues to recover from neck surgery. Geathers has been at the team facility rehabbing with the training staff, but there is no timeline on his return to the field. He started all nine games he appeared in last year and finished with 49 tackles.
>>Bundchen Says Brady Had Concussion
(Undated) — Tom Brady’s wife says the star quarterback had a concussion last year. While appearing on “CBS This Morning,” Gisele Bundchen said Brady has a history of dealing with concussions. Brady has never been listed on the Patriots’ injury report with a concussion at any point during his career.