>>Warriors Blow Out Blazers To Complete Sweep
(Portland, OR) — The Warriors are cruising into the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Warriors completed a four-game sweep of the Trail Blazers with a 128-103 romp in Portland. Steph Curry had 37 points for Golden State, which tied a playoff record with 45 first-quarter points.
>>Johnson Wins At Bristol
(Bristol, CT) — Jimmie Johnson is celebrating his second straight win. Johnson took the checkered flag at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Monday for his 82nd career victory. Clint Bowyer finished second, followed by Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano. Points leader Kyle Larson was sixth.
>>White Sox Rip Royals
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox scored eight runs in the sixth inning en route to a 12-1 win over the Royals. Matt Davidson had two hits and three RBI in the big inning for Chicago, which has won its last two. Miguel Gonzalez allowed only an unearned run and two hits in eight innings to improve to 3-and-0.
>>Cubs Clobber Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cubs are back on track. Chicago cranked out 17 hits in a 14-3 rout of the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Addison Russell had a career-high four hits, while Jason Heyward homered and plated four. The defending World Series champs have won five of their last six games.
>>Cardinals Host Blue Jays Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals begin a three-game Interleague series with the Blue Jays tonight at Busch Stadium. Michael Wacha gets the ball for St. Louis, while Toronto turns to Marco Estrada. The Cards have won six of their last seven to improve to 9-and-10. The Blue Jays are just 5-and-14.
>>Saints Close To Deal With Peterson
(New Orleans, LA) — Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson could be on his way to the “Big Easy.” Multiple reports say Peterson is close to a deal with the New Orleans Saints. The 32-year-old spent his first 10 NFL seasons with the Vikings, who declined to pick up his 18-million-dollar option last month.
>>Celtics Clash With Bulls Tomorrow
(Boston, MA) — The Celtics clash with the Bulls in the pivotal Game Five of their first-round series in Boston tomorrow. The Celtics evened the best-of-seven set at two games apiece with a 104-95 win on Sunday. The road team has won the first four games in the series for the first time since 2005.
>>Rondo Out Tomorrow Night
(Boston, MA) — Bulls guard Rajon Rondo will once again be sidelined tomorrow night. Rondo has missed the last two games after suffering a thumb injury in Game Two. Isaiah Canaan will make his first start in Rondo’s place.
>>Blues Host Predators In Game One Tomorrow
(St. Louis, MO) — The Blues have one more day to get ready for the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They host Nashville tomorrow in Game One of their Western Conference semifinal at Scottrade Center. The Blues beat the Wild in five games in the first round, while the Preds swept Chicago in four.
>>Blackhawks Fire Assistant Kitchen
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks are parting ways with assistant coach Mike Kitchen. The team fired Kitchen on the heels of being swept out of the playoffs by the Predators. Kitchen had served as an assistant in Chicago since 2010.
>>Hernandez Funeral Takes Place In Connecticut
(Bristol, CT) — Funeral services for former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez were held in Connecticut yesterday. The 27-year-old Hernandez took his own life in a Massachusetts’ prison cell last week, where he was serving a life sentence for murder. The burial is private and will take place at a later date.