>>Cardinals Crush Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — Jose Martinez went 4-for-5 with a home run and six RBI as the Cardinals crushed the Reds 13-4 in the opener of a four-game set at Great American Ball Park. Marcell Ozuna, Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina also went deep for St. Louis, which scored seven runs in the seventh inning. The Cards are 6-and-7. Michael Wacha made it through five innings to improve to 2-and-1 with the win. Mike Mayers pitched the final three frames to earn his first save.
>>Pirates Cruise Past Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Gregory Polanco hit a pair of solo homers and Francisco Cervelli added a three-run shot as the Pirates cruised past the Cubs 6-1 at Wrigley Field. Kyle Schwarber homered for the Cubs, who dropped to 6-and-6 by losing two-of-three to Pittsburgh. Kyle Hendricks yielded two runs in six frames to fall to 0-and-1. The Cubs host the Braves for three games starting today.
>>Twins Blank White Sox
(Minneapolis, MN) — Jose Berrios struck out 11 over seven innings as the Twins shutout the White Sox 4-0 in the first of four at Target Field. Lucas Giolito pitched into the seventh inning despite walking five and allowing four runs, three earned. Giolito is 0-and-2. The White Sox have fallen to 4-and-8 after a 2-and-0 start to the season.
>>Las Vegas Selects Wilson First In WNBA Draft
(New York, NY) — The 2018 WNBA Draft is in the books. The Las Vegas Aces selected forward A’ja [[ asia ]] Wilson from South Carolina with the first overall pick on Thursday in New York. Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell went second to the Indiana Fever. The 2018 WNBA season tips off next month.
>>49ers’ Foster Facing Three Felonies
(Santa Clara, CA) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is facing three felony charges stemming from a February arrest. The Santa Clara District Attorney’s office announced Thursday Foster will be charged with domestic violence, forcefully attempting a victim from reporting a crime and possession of an assault weapon. He appeared in court Thursday and is out on 75-thousand dollars bail. He’s due in court again April 30th.
>>Magic Fire Frank Vogel
(Orlando, FL) — The Orlando Magic are parting ways with head coach Frank Vogel after just two seasons. The team fired Vogel on Thursday after the Magic finished just 25-and-57 for their sixth consecutive losing season. Vogel went 54-and-110 in his two seasons in Orlando.
>>NHL Playoff Roundup
(Undated) — The Stanley Cup playoffs ramped up with five game ones last night. The Lightning struck the Devils 5-2, the Bruins slammed the Maple Leafs, 5-1, the Predators smoked the Avalanche 5-2, the Sharks blanked the Ducks 3-0, and the Blue Jackets escaped the Capitals 4-3 in overtime. Tonight, the Flyers meet the Penguins, the Wild visit the Jets, and the Golden Knights host the Kings.
>>SCH Selling Ownership Stake Of Blues
(St. Louis, MO) — The previous owners of the Blues, Sports Capital Holdings, is selling its remaining minority interest in the team. Blues chairman Tom Stillman announced the decision yesterday. SCH has held the minority stake since 2012. Stillman currently controls the ownership group, which bought the team in 2012.
>>NBA Playoffs Tip-Off Tomorrow
(Undated) — The NBA playoffs tip-off tomorrow with four games. The Warriors host the Spurs, the Raptors welcome the Wizards, the Sixers meet the Heat, and the Blazers clash with the Pelicans. The other four series will open on Sunday.
>>Bulls Hold Exit Meetings
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls put a bow on the 2017-18 season yesterday with their exit meetings. Players, executive vice president John Paxson and head coach Fred Hoiberg met with the media. Paxson believes in the direction of his young Chicago team. They went 27-and-55, but prioritized youth and development over wins once the All-Star break passed.