>>Ducks Down Preds In OT To Tie West Final
(Nashville, TN) — The NHL’s Western Conference final is all tied up at two games apiece. The Ducks blew a 2-0 lead in the third period but recovered for a 3-2 overtime win against the Predators in Game Four in Nashville. Corey Perry scored the game-winner. Anaheim hosts Game Five on Saturday.
>>Celtics Clash With Cavs In Game Two
(Boston, MA) — The NBA Playoffs resume tonight with Game Two of the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Cavaliers in Boston. Cleveland grabbed a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 117-104 victory on Wednesday. The Cavs are 9-and-0 this postseason.
>>Mariners Edge White Sox On Walk-Off Single
(Seattle, WA) — Guillermo Heredia pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Mariners a 5-4 win over the White Sox in Seattle. Matt Davidson, Todd Frazier and Tim Anderson all went deep to help Chicago erase a 4-0 deficit. Dan Jennings took the loss. Chicago has dropped four straight and 10 of its last 12 overall.
>>Cubs Crush Reds With Five-Run First
(Chicago, IL) — Javier Baez belted a grand slam during a five-run first as the Cubs beat the Reds 9-5 at Wrigley Field. Baez went 3-for-3 and drove in five for Chicago, which completed its first three-game sweep of the season. Jon Lester tossed six-plus innings of three-run ball to even his record at 2-and-2. Koji Uehara earned his first save.
>>Cardinals Host Giants Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against the Giants. They play the first of a three-game series against San Francisco, with first pitch at 7:15 p.m. Michael Wacha will start for St. Louis, while Matt Moore takes the ball for San Francisco.
>>Blue Jays Suspend Pillar Two Games For Homophobic Slur
(Atlanta, GA) — The Blue Jays are suspending outfielder Kevin Pillar for two games without pay for using an anti-gay slur during Wednesday’s loss to the Braves. Pillar shouted the slur at Atlanta pitcher Jason Motte [[ Mott ]]. Pillar began serving the suspension last night and has apologized.
>>LA Stadium Completion Delayed One Year
(Los Angeles, CA) — The completion of the future home of the Chargers and Rams is being pushed back. The new football stadium in Inglewood isn’t expected to open until the summer of 2020 after record-setting rainfall created significant delays in construction. It was originally set to be completed in 2019.
>>Colts Sign S Hooker
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts have agreed to terms with their first-round pick, safety Malik Hooker out of Ohio State. Hooker signed his rookie deal Thursday. He has yet to see the field as he recovers from surgery on his hip and labrum. Hooker was the 15th overall pick in this year’s draft.
>>Indy 500 Qualifying This Weekend
(Indianapolis, IN) — Qualifying begins this weekend for the upcoming Indy 500. Drivers will compete for spots in the field tomorrow and Sunday. The gates open today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 8 a.m., with practice beginning at noon. The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 is a week from Sunday.
>>142nd Preakness Stakes Tomorrow
(Baltimore, MD) — The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown takes place tomorrow. The 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes is set for 6:45 p.m. Eastern. Always Dreaming is the 4-to-5 morning-line favorite after winning the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. Classic Empire is next at 3-to-1.
>>NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend In Charlotte
(Charlotte, NC) — It’s NASCAR’s All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. Pole qualifying for the Monster Energy Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway takes place at 4:35 tomorrow. The race itself will then follow at approximately 8:00 p.m. The race consists of three 20-lap segments before a final 10-lap segment.