>>Cardinals Can’t Hold Early Lead Against Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Cardinals scored three times in the first inning, but were held in check the rest of the way in a 7-3 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Michael Wacha [[ WAH-kuh ]] gave up six runs in four-plus innings to take the loss. Jedd Gyorko [[ JERK-oh ]] doubled in two for St. Louis.
>>Cubs Top Giants Behind Butler
(Chicago, IL) — Eddie Butler and Mike Montgomery combined on a five-hitter as the Cubs beat the Giants 5-1 at Wrigley Field. Butler allowed four hits and one run in five innings for the win. Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist homered as Chicago took three-of-four. The Cubs visit the Dodgers tonight.
>>White Sox Host Tigers
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox open a four-game home series with the Tigers with a doubleheader today. Chicago is 20-and-25 on the season. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball in the opener for the Sox. Derek Holland will start for Chicago in the nightcap.
>>Cavs Close Out Celtics
(Boston, MA) — The Cavaliers are moving on to the NBA Finals. Cleveland closed out the Celtics with a 135-102 win in Game Five of the Eastern Conference finals in Boston. The defending champion Cavs will now meet the Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third straight year starting next Thursday.
>>James Passes Jordan En Route To Seventh Straight Finals
(Boston, MA) — LeBron James is the all-time leading scorer in NBA playoff history. “King James passed Michael Jordan in last night’s win over the Celtics. James also advanced to the NBA Finals for the seventh straight year and the eighth time in his career.
>>Pens Edge Sens In Double-OT
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Penguins are going back to the Stanley Cup Final. Chris Kunitz scored just over five minutes into the second overtime to give the Pens a 3-2 win over the Senators in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference finals. The defending champion Pens will play the Predators in the Stanley Cup Final.
>>Bears Reach Deal With WR Cruz
(Chicago, IL) — Victor Cruz is going from the “Big Apple” to the “Windy City.” The wide receiver has signed a one-year deal with the Bears. The 30-year-old had 39 catches for 586 yards and one touchdown in 15 games with the Giants last season after missing all of 2015 and most of 2014 with injuries.
>>Jets To Hire First Female Coach
(Florham Park, NJ) — The Jets are planning to add their first female coach. The “Daily News” cites sources as saying Gang Green will hire 44-year-old Collette Smith, a preseason intern who will work with defensive backs in camp. Smith has been coaching in the Independent Women’s Football League.
>>Monster Series Stays In Charlotte For Coca-Cola 600
(Charlotte, NC) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series stays in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. Kevin Harvick will be on the pole after posting a speed of 193.424 miles an hour during qualifying last night. Kyle Larson enters the race atop the driver standings, but will start from the rear after failing to get through prequalifying inspection.
>>Rain Predicted For Indy 500
(Indianapolis, IN) — Early weather forecasts predict a bit of rain on Sunday for the Indianapolis 500. AccuWeather reports light showers and thunderstorms forSunday afternoon and possibly more rain on Saturday. Because oval tracks like the one at Indianapolis Motor Speedway aren’t ideal for racing in the rain, a delay would be put into effect.