>>Rockets, Jazz Win NBA Game Fours
(Undated) — The Rockets and Jazz were winners in the NBA Playoffs. Houston scored 50 points in the third quarter and won 119-100 at Minnesota to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series. Utah knocked off Oklahoma City 113-96 in Salt Lake City to take a 3-1 lead in that series. Three Game Fives are on the schedule tonight.
>>Caps Advance, Bruins-Leafs Headed To Game Seven
(Undated) — The Capitals are into the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, while the Bruins and Maple Leafs are headed to a Game Seven. Washington won 6-3 at Columbus to win that first-round series, 4-2. Toronto topped Boston 3-1 to even that series at three games apiece. Boston will host the series decider on Wednesday.
>>Pelicans Picking Up Option On Gentry
(New Orleans, LA) — Alvin Gentry will be returning as head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans next season. ESPN reports the team has informed Gentry it is picking up the 2018-19 option on his contract. According to the report, GM Dell Demps told Gentry of the move before the Pelicans’ first-round playoff sweep of the Trail Blazers.
>>White Sox Smack Mariners To End Seven-Game Skid
(Chicago, IL) — Jose Abreu went 4-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI to lead the White Sox to a 10-4 win over the Mariners at Guaranteed Rate Field. Yoan Moncada had three hits, including a home run, and scored three times as Chicago snapped a seven-game losing streak. Starter Carson Fulmer pitched six innings for the win.
>>Farquhar Progressing Well After Surgery
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox are hearing some encouraging news on the condition of pitcher Danny Farquhar. According to a Monday release, Farquhar’s medical team reports he’s progressing well following a successful surgery on Saturday. He is currently at Rush University Medical Center after suffering a brain hemorrhage and ruptured aneurysm during the game against Houston on Friday night. Farquhar has use of his extremities, is responding appropriately to questions and commands, and is speaking to doctors and his family.
>>Cardinals Host Mets Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — After an off-day, the Cardinals resume their homestand tonight against the Mets. They play the first of a three-game series at Busch Stadium, with Luke Weaver slated to start for St. Louis and Steven Matz for New York. Weaver takes the place of Adam Wainwright, who is on the 10-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.
>>Cubs At Indians Tonight
(Cleveland, OH) — The Cubs also had Monday off. They open a two-game Interleague series with the Indians tonight in Cleveland. Tyler Chatwood starts for Chicago and Josh Tomlin for the Tribe. The Cubs took two-of-three at Colorado over the weekend and are 10-and-9 overall, two games behind the Cardinals and Brewers in the NL Central.
>>Bears Hold Retirement Ceremony For Hester, Forte
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are sending former stars Devin Hester and Matt Forte into retirement in style. They held a dual retirement ceremony for the two Monday at Halas Hall. Hester was one of the top kick returners in NFL history, while Forte rushed for nearly 98-hundred yards. Both played 10 NFL seasons, including eight with Chicago.
>>”Gronk” Won’t Run In Kentucky Derby After All
(Undated) — Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s namesake won’t be running in the Kentucky Derby after all. The Phoenix Thoroughbred ownership group says “Gronk” was recently treated for a fever and will not travel to Churchill Downs for the first leg of the Triple Crown on May 5th. Gronkowski recently bought a minority stake in the colt.
>>Seahawks’ Carroll Says Door Not Closed On Signing Kaepernick
(Renton, WA) — Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll says they haven’t closed the door on possibly signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick [[ CAP-er-nick ]]. Carroll did say any further pursuit may depend on the upcoming NFL Draft. Kaepernick has been without an NFL job since 2016 after becoming the face of NFL anthem protests.
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