Sports News for Monday April 11, 2016
>>Warriors Tie Bulls’ Win Record
The Warriors are a win away from history. The Warriors tied the 1995-96 Bulls’ 72-win mark with a 92-86 victory over the Spurs. Golden State can break the record with a win over the Grizzlies in its season finale on Wednesday.
>>Willett Wins The Masters
Danny Willett [[ WILL-it ]] is the 2016 Masters champion. Willett fired a five-under 67 in Sunday’s final round to win at Augusta National at five-under-par. Defending champion Jordan Spieth [[ speeth ]] stumbled to a one-over in the final round and finished tied for second.
>>Cardinals Score Late To Keep Braves Winless
(Atlanta, GA) — Stephen Piscotty singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Cardinals added five more in the ninth to beat the Braves 12-7 in Atlanta. Brandon Moss and Matt Carpenter hit three-run homers for St. Louis, which swept the series after getting swept at Pittsburgh. Atlanta is 0-and-5.
>>Cubs Cruise Past Snakes Behind Arrieta
(Phoenix, AZ) — Jake Arrieta pitched seven innings of three-run ball and also homered as the Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 7-3 in Arizona. Arrieta hit a two-run shot and Jorge Soler [[ so-LARE ]] also homered as Chicago took three-of-four in the series. The Cubs’ home opener is tonight against the Reds.
>>Rockies Down Padres To Avoid Sweep
Rookie Trevor Story hit his seventh homer of the year as the Rockies downed the Padres, 6-3. Story’s seven homers are the most in a team’s first six games of a season in MLB history.
>>O’s Down Rays To Stay Unbeaten
The Orioles are the last remaining undefeated team in baseball. The O’s ran their record to 5-and-0 with a 5-3 win over the Rays. Meanwhile, both the Twins and Braves are still in search of their first win.
>>NHL Playoff Bracket Set
The NHL regular season is in the books and the Stanley Cup playoff matchups are set. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks will battle the Blues. The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals will clash with the Flyers.