>>Pens Pummel Predators In Game Five
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Penguins are a win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the second straight season. Pittsburgh scored just 1:31 into the game and cruised to a 6-0 pasting of the Predators in Game Five in Pittsburgh. Nashville will try to stay alive at home in Game Six on Sunday.
>>Cardinals Swept By Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — Mike Leake allowed five runs in five innings, including a two-run homer by Joey Votto, as the Cardinals lost 5-2 to the Reds in Cincinnati. St. Louis was swept in the four-game series and has lost seven straight overall. Matt Carpenter broke up the shutout with a two-run homer in the eighth.
>>Cubs Cut Down By Rockies
(Chicago, IL) — Jon Lester gave up a four-spot in the second inning and the Cubs never recovered in a 4-1 loss to the Rockies at Wrigley Field. D.J. LeMahieu hit a three-run homer for Colorado. Kris Bryant hit a solo shot in the first for Chicago. Lester fell to 3-and-4. The four-game series continues this afternoon.
>>Rays Hang On To Top White Sox
(St. Petersburg, FL) — The Rays raced out to a 6-0 lead and held on for a 7-5 win over the White Sox at Tropicana Field. Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier went deep for Chicago, which has lost seven of eight. Derek Holland allowed six runs in less than five innings to fall to 4-and-6.
>>MLB Investigating Cubs’ Russell For Alleged Domestic Violence
(Chicago, IL) — Major League Baseball is investigating whether Cubs shortstop Addison Russell committed domestic violence against his wife. He denied the allegation after his wife accused him of cheating on her in an Instagram post. A comment on the post suggested that he also physically abused her.
>>Warriors Look To Close Out Cavs
(Cleveland, OH) — The Warriors look to make history as they clash with the Cavaliers in Game Four of the NBA Finals tonight in Cleveland. Golden State took a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven set with a 118-113 win on Wednesday. The Warriors can complete the first 16-and-0 playoff run in NBA history with a win.
>>Former Bills WR Hardy Found Dead In River
(Fort Wayne, IN) — Former Bills wide receiver James Hardy is dead. The Allen County Coroner’s Office in Indiana identified Hardy as the man found in the Maumee River on Wednesday. His cause of death is yet to be determined. He was just 31 years old.
>>Monster Series Heads To Pocono
(Long Pond, PA) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Pocono Raceway for the Pocono 400. Qualifying takes place at 4:00 p.m. today, with the 160-lap, 400-mile race to follow Sundayafternoon. Martin Truex Jr. heads into the weekend atop the driver standings.