>>Sixers, Warriors Advance
(Undated) — Both the 76ers and Warriors are moving on to the next round of the NBA playoffs. Philadelphia eliminated the Heat in five games with a 104-91 win in Philadelphia. Golden State held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Spurs to pull out a 99-91 win in Oakland in Game Five. The “Dubs” won the series four-games-to-one and will face New Orleans in the Western Conference semifinals.
>>Bruins And Maple Leafs Square Off In Game Seven
(Boston, MA) — The opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs comes to an end tonight. The Bruins and Maple Leafs square off in a deciding Game Seven at TD Garden. Boston had a 3-1 advantage, but has lost the last two games, including a 3-1 defeat at Toronto on Monday. The conference semifinals begin tomorrow.
>>”Gronk” Will Play Next Season
(Foxboro, MA) — Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have his top offensive weapon next season. Tight end Rob Gronkowski posted on Instagram that he met with head coach Bill Belichick and will be returning for the 2018 season. ESPN reports New England doesn’t plan to trade “Gronk.” He had been contemplating retirement due to his injury-plagued past.
>>Mayfield To Browns Buzz Growing
(Cleveland, OH) — What the Browns are going to do with the number-one pick in tomorrow’s NFL Draft is still a mystery. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Cleveland has not ruled out taking former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield in the top slot. The other two QBs thought to be in the discussion are Sam Darnold out of USC and Wyoming’s Josh Allen. The Browns also have the fourth selection.
>>Cardinals Fall To Mets On Bruce Homer In 10th
(St. Louis, MO) — Matt Bowman gave up a solo homer to Jay Bruce in the 10th inning as the Cardinals lost 6-5 to the Mets at Busch Stadium. Tommy Pham went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer for St. Louis, which led 4-1 after four innings. Starter Luke Weaver gave up four runs in less than five innings in a no-decision.
>>Cubs Throttle Indians With Four-Homer Attack
(Cleveland, OH) — Kyle Schwarber hit two of the Cubs’ four home runs in a 10-3 win at Cleveland. Willson Contreras and Ian Happ also went deep for Chicago, which hit all four homers off Indians starter Josh Tomlin. Tyler Chatwood got the win. Kris Bryant sat out after being hit in the helmet Sunday. The series finale is tonight.
>>Mariners Blank White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Mitch Haniger singled in the game’s only run in the fourth inning as the Mariners blanked the White Sox 1-0 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chris Volstad was the tough-luck loser, giving up just three hits and one run over four-and-a-third innings. Tim Anderson had two of Chicago’s five hits in defeat. Yoan Moncada doubled for the only extra-base hit for the Sox, who have lost eight-of-nine.
>>Pujols Seven Hits From 3,000
(Houston, TX) — Fomer Cardinals star Albert Pujols [[ POO-holes ]] is just seven hits from three-thousand in his career. The 38-year-old Angels slugger went 1-and-4 last night against the Astros in Houston. Pujols has 2,293 career hits. He’ll become just the 32nd player in major league history to reach three-thousand.
>>Braves Calling Up Acuna Jr.
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Braves are promoting top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. from the minor leagues. Multiple reports say the 20-year-old outfielder will be called up before tonight’s game in Cincinnati. Acuna had a spectacular spring training, but started the season in Triple-A to give the Braves an extra year of contractual control.