>>Dodgers Sink Cards In 13th
(Los Angeles, CA) — Logan Forsythe’s RBI double in the bottom of the 13th gave the Dodgers a 2-1 win over the Cardinals in the first of three at Dodger Stadium. Randall Grichuk scored the only run for St. Louis on a wild pitch by Kershaw in the top of the ninth. Former Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton took the loss for the Cards, who are 1-and-5 in its last six.
>>Lester, Cubs Down Giants
(Chicago, IL) — Jon Lester went the distance as the Cubs downed the Giants, 4-1, at Wrigley Field. Lester allowed only four hits while striking out 10 and walking none to improve to 3-and-2. Kyle Schwarber, Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo all homered for Chicago in the second installment of the four-game set. The third of the four-game series is tonight.
>>D’backs Hold Off White Sox
(Phoenix, AZ) — Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer during a three-run first and the Diamondbacks held on for a 5-4 win over the White Sox in Arizona. Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera and Todd Frazier all went deep for Chicago, which has lost the first two in the three-game set. Dylan Covey, who left in the third with oblique soreness, dropped to 0-and-4.
>>Cavs Storm Past Celtics In Game Four
(Cleveland, OH) — The defending champion Cavaliers are a win away from a return trip to the NBA Finals. Cleveland overcame a 10-point halftime deficit for a 112-99 win over the Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference finals. Kyrie Irving scored 42 points for the Cavs, who can close out the series with a victory in Boston tomorrow.
>>Sens Edge Pens To Force Game Seven
(Ottawa, Ontario) — There will be a Game Seven in the Eastern Conference Final. Mike Hoffman’s goal 1:34 into the third period gave the Senators a 2-1 win over the Penguins in Game Six in Ottawa. The defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins host the decisive game tomorrow night.
>>Indy 500 Week Revs Up
(Indianapolis, IN) — Indy 500 week is in full swing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The drivers took part in a practice session on Monday as they gear up for race day. Miller Lite Carb Day will be Friday with another round of practices, the Indy Lights Freedom 100 Race and other festivities. Legends Day is Saturday and the 101st running of the Indy 500 is on Sunday.
>>NASCAR Moves Brickyard 400 To September
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Brickyard 400 will be moving to September starting in the 2018 season. NASCAR has announced the annual race will become the last event of the regular season. The 400 will determine the regular season champion and set the field for the NASCAR Playoffs.
>>Shorter Overtime Among Approved NFL Rule Changes
(Chicago, IL) — NFL owners are approving several rule changes. Overtime will be shortened from 15 minutes to 10 minutes. Teams will also be allowed to bring back two players from injured reserve during the season instead of just one. Owners also voted to eliminate the waves of preseason roster cuts and go with one deadline to set the 53-man roster.
>>NFL Easing Up On TD Celebration Penalties
(Chicago, IL) — The NFL is also easing up on touchdown celebrations. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced at the league’s spring meeting in Chicago that players will now be allowed to use the ball as a prop and celebrate in groups. Players can also go to the ground to celebrate in the form of snow angels.
>>Hall Of Famer Cortez Kennedy Dies At 48
(Orlando, FL) — NFL Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy is dead at the age of 48. The eight-time Pro Bowl selection passed away in Orlando, Florida. Police tell ESPN they are investigating the death but there is nothing suspicious to report at this time. Kennedy spent 11 seasons with the Seahawks from 1990 to 2000.