>>Cavs Stage Big Comeback To Stun Pacers
(Indianapolis, IN) — A 25-point lead isn’t big enough against LeBron James. James put up 41 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists as the Cavaliers rallied for a 119-114 win over the Pacers in Game Three of their first-round series. The 25-point halftime deficit is the largest a team has ever overcome in NBA playoff history. The Cavs lead the series, 3-0.
>>Bulls Host Celtics In Game Three
(Boston, MA) — The Bulls look to push the Celtics to the brink of elimination in Game Three of their first-round series at the United Center tonight. Chicago is up 2-0 in the best-of-seven set after coasting to a 111-97 win in Boston on Tuesday. The Bulls are looking to become the sixth eight seed to bounce a one seed in NBA playoff history.
>>Predators Complete Historic Sweep
(Nashville, TN) — The Predators are celebrating a historic series win. The Predators finished off a four-game sweep of the Blackhawks with a 4-1 win in Game Four of their opening-round series in Nashville. The Preds are the first eight seed to ever sweep a one seed in any professional sport in playoff history.
>>Cardinals Drop Opener In Milwaukee
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Cardinals dropped the opener of a four-game series to the Brewers, losing 7-5 in Milwaukee. Carlos Martinez gave up five runs in five innings, including two homers, to fall to 0-and-3 with the loss. Matt Carpenter and Jedd Gyorko hit home runs for St. Louis.
>>White Sox Face Indians
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox open a three-game home series with the Indians this evening. It’s the first of a six-game homestand. Chicago is 7-and-7 on the year. Jose Quintana is slated to be on the mound for the Sox. Cleveland counters with ace Corey Kluber.
>>Cubs Kick Off Road Trip At Reds Tonight
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Cubs begin a nine-game, three-city road trip tonight in Pittsburgh. Jon Lester will start the opener of the three-game series for Chicago, while Cincinnati turns to Tim Adelman. The Cubs will also visit the Pirates and Red Sox for three games each on this swing.
>>Blues At Wild For Game Five Tomorrow
(St. Paul, MN) — The Blues are back in Minnesota for Game Five of their first-round playoff series tomorrow against the Wild. The Blues failed to pull off a four-game sweep, dropping Game Four at home 2-0 on Wednesday. A potential Game Six would be back in St. Louis on Monday.
>>NFL Unveils 2017 Schedule
(Undated) — The NFL is unveiling the complete schedule for the upcoming season. The Super Bowl champion Patriots open the year at home against the Chiefs in the annual Thursday night game. The Giants will clash with the Cowboys in Week One for the third straight year on Sunday night.
>>DA: Hernandez Death Ruled Suicide
(Boston, MA) — The death of former Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez is officially being called a suicide. The Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced its ruling yesterday. Hernandez was found hanging by a sheet in his prison cell. Results of the autopsy were not made public.
>>Tiger Woods Undergoes Fourth Back Surgery
(Undated) — Tiger Woods is likely done for the year after undergoing a fourth back surgery. Woods announced on his website yesterday that he had a procedure to help alleviate pain in his back and leg. No timetable was given, but recovery time is typically six months. The 41-year-old hasn’t competed since February 2nd.
>>Monster Series Heads To Bristol
(Bristol, TN) — The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns this weekend for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Qualifying takes place at 4:45 this evening, with the 266-and-a-half-mile, 500-lap race to follow on Sunday afternoon. Kyle Larson heads into the weekend atop the standings.