High School Baseball
Harrison Central 6 – Dover 2
High School Softball
Sandy Valley 2 – Ft. Frye 0
The Cincinnati Reds completed a three-game sweep of the struggling New York Mets with a 7-4 victory yesterday. Brandon Phillips bounced a bizarre double over first base to snap a ninth-inning tie. Joey Votto homered and Zack Cozart had a career-high four hits.
The Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 11-7 last night, sweeping the two-game series between the AL Central's top teams. The game was delayed 62 minutes by rain in the fifth and another 48 minutes in the eighth.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is returning to Boston for the first time as an opposing manager and expects it to be an emotional homecoming. Francona won two World Series titles during eight seasons with the Red Sox, who ended an 86-year drought under his leadership in 2004. The Indians open a four-game series at Fenway tonight.
The first big NBA draft question was answered Tuesday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers won the lottery for the Number 1 overall pick. But there are still plenty of questions left. And they start right at the top. There's no consensus Number 1 selection. Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel might come the closest, but he's recovering from a torn ACL that will likely keep him out until at least December.
The Cincinnati Bengals aren't wasting time on fixing one of their shortcomings. They're throwing long passes during their offseason team workouts this week, trying to get the long-distance connection that was missing in their biggest games last season.
Wide receiver Nick Harwell is transferring to Kansas after spending three seasons at Miami of Ohio, where he set the school record with 219 yards receiving in a game as a freshman. Harwell missed three games last season with a knee injury but still led the Mid-American Conference with 68 catches for 870 yards and eight touchdowns.
LeBron James capped his ninth postseason triple-double by hitting a buzzer-beating layup to give the Miami Heat a 103-102 overtime win against Indiana in the opener of the NBA's Eastern Conference finals. James finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, while Chris Anderson came off the bench to add 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting. Paul George led the Pacers with 27 points, including three free throws that put Indiana ahead 102-101 with 2.2 seconds left.
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each had two goals and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat Ottawa 7-3 to take a three-games-to-one lead in the NHL's Eastern Conference semifinals. The Senators enjoyed a 2-1 lead until Chris Kunitz and Iginla scored 40 seconds apart early in the second period. Pascal Dupuis, Sidney Crosby and Iginla later tallied during a 1:44 span of the third period to put the Penguins ahead 7-2.
Former Associated Press defensive player of the year Brian Urlacher (UR'-lah-kur) says he's retiring after spending 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears. Urlacher was the face of the Bears' franchise and leaves as one of the game's great linebackers. He started 180 games from 2000 through 2012, recording a team-record 1,779 tackles along with 41 1/2 sacks, 22 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries and 11 forced fumbles.
San Francisco 49ers leading wide receiver Michael Crabtree has had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Crabtree had the surgery a day after suffering the injury during an organized team activity. Coach Jim Harbaugh would not speculate when Crabtree might return to play, but indicated that the surgery was not expected to be season ending.
Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods for saying he would serve fried chicken if they were to have dinner at the U.S. Open, an ugly addition to nearly two weeks of verbal sparring. Woods took to Twitter to say the comment wasn't silly, rather it was wrong and hurtful. He says he's confident there is "real regret" of the comment as made.