- Vegas and San Jose are now down to a best-of-three. Martin Jones made 34 saves and four different skaters scored as the Sharks blanked the Golden Knights 4-0 to even their Western Conference semifinal at two games each. Game 5 goes Friday back in Vegas.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning are up 2-1 on the Boston Bruins after picking up their second straight win. The Lightning beat the Bruins 4-1 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
- The N-H-L has suspended Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson three games for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh’s Zach Aston-Reese. The league announced the suspension one day after Wilson broke Aston-Reese’s jaw with a violent collision near the Washington bench in the second period of Washington’s 4-3 Game 3 victory over the Penguins.
Fernando Romero kept the Blue Jays scoreless while pitching into the sixth inning of his major league debut, giving the Twins a 4-0 victory over the Jays.
- Mookie Betts and Edwin Encarnacion are the latest major leaguers to homer three times in a game this season. In Betts’ case, it’s the second time he’s done it since opening day. Betts launched three solo blasts while going 4-for-4 to lead Boston past Kansas City, 5-4. Encarnacion tops Cleveland with nine home runs after slamming three more in a 12-4 rout of Texas.
Elsewhere, it took 12 innings for Detroit to get past Tampa Bay 3 – 2…and the Yankees blanked the Astros 4 – 0.
- The Winnipeg Jets look to take a 3-1 lead in their N-H-L second-round series with Nashville when they host the Predators tonight.
- The Washington Capitals look to put the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions on the ropes when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 4 of their second-round series. The Capitals are up 2-to-1.
- The Toronto Raptors host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight in Game 2 of their N-B-A Eastern Conference semifinal. The Raptors are down 1-0 in the best-of-seven series.
- The Toronto Blue Jays will make up a pair of rained out games with a doubleheader today in Cleveland. The Jays could have all-star third baseman Josh Donaldson back in their lineup from the disabled list. Toronto placed Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list on April 11th with right shoulder inflammation.
- The C-F-L draft gets underway tonight and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have the first pick. Hamilton received the first overall pick in a trade last night with the Montreal Alouettes.
Tampa Bay 4 Boston 1
(Tampa Bay leads series 2-1)
San Jose 4 Vegas 0
(Series tied 2-2)
Tucson 2 Texas 1 (OT)
(Roadrunners lead series 1-0)
NBA Playoffs Second Round
Utah 116 Houston 108
(Series tied 1-1)
Minnesota 4 Toronto 0
Boston 5 Kansas City 4
Detroit 3 Tampa Bay 2 (12 innings)
Cleveland 12 Texas 4
N.Y. Yankees 4 Houston 0
L.A. Angels 10 Baltimore 7
Oakland 3 Seattle 2
Colorado 11 Chicago Cubs 2
San Francisco 9 San Diego 4
Washington 9 Pittsburgh 3
Atlanta 7 N.Y. Mets 0
Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 1
Philadelphia 6 Miami 0
L.A. Dodgers 2 Arizona 1
St. Louis 3 Chicago White Sox 2
(All times Eastern)
Washington at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
(Washington leads 2-1)
Nashville at Winnipeg, 9:30 p.m.
(Winnipeg leads series 2-1)
Syracuse at Toronto, 7 p.m.
(Series tied 0-0)
Cleveland at Toronto, 6 p.m.
(Cleveland leads series 1-0)
Philadelphia at Boston, 8:30 p.m.
(Boston leads series 1-0)
Toronto (Garcia 2-2) at Cleveland (Carrasco 4-1), 1:10 p.m., 1st game
Toronto (Biagini 0-0) at Cleveland (Plutko 0-0), 4:40 p.m., 2nd game
N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 4-2) at Houston (McCullers 4-1), 2:10 p.m.
Detroit (Fiers 2-2) at Kansas City (Skoglund 1-2), 2:15 p.m.
Boston (Price 2-3) at Texas (Minor 2-1), 8:05 p.m.
Minnesota (Odorizzi 2-2) at Chicago White Sox (Lopez 0-2), 8:10 p.m.
Baltimore (Tillman 1-4) at L.A. Angels (Richards 3-1), 10:07 p.m.
Oakland (Manaea 4-2) at Seattle (LeBlanc 0-0), 10:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Williams 4-1) at Washington (Hellickson 0-0), 1:05 p.m.
Atlanta (Teheran 1-1) at N.Y. Mets (Vargas 0-1), 1:10 p.m.
L.A. Dodgers (Wood 0-3) at Arizona (Corbin 4-0), 3:40 p.m.