SPORTS! The Cards lost their 3rd in a row. Robinson Canó has been suspended for 80 games. Lucas Glover's wife was arrested.
The Cards lost their 3rd in a row yesterday as the Twins beat them 4-1 in Minnesota. Today the team looks to break their string of bad luck with a little bit of day baseball. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10PM Miles Mikolas gets the start for the Cardinals.
NHL PLAYOFFS: Conference Finals results from yesterday:
- Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Washington Capitals 2 -- Capitals lead series 2 games to 1.
- Tonight, the Golden Knights take on the Jets in game 3 with their series tied at 1 game apiece.
NBA PLAYOFFS: Conference Finals results from yesterday:
- Boston Celtics 107, Cleveland Cavaliers 94 -- Celtics lead series 2 games to 0.
- Today it’s the Warriors and Rockets for game two of their series. The Warriors won the opening game on Monday.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty returned to the lineup after the club reinstated him from the bereavement list and made an immediate impact, hitting a solo home run in his first at-bat Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox. Piscotty had been away from the team following the death of his mother. Gretchen Piscotty died May 6 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Piscotty, who batted eighth and started in right field, touched his heart with his right hand and looked up as he crossed home plate.
Carson Smith tossed one inning in relief for the Red Sox in yesterday’s loss to the Oakland A’s, giving up a home run to Khris Davis. After he left the game, he was apparently mad at himself, and he tossed his glove in frustration. That’s a normal and fine reaction, but Smith injured himself doing so, and according to Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, Smith’s injury might be quite serious. Smith suffered a partial dislocation of the right shoulder in the glove-rage incident. He was placed on the 10-day DL, and the Red Sox called up a left-handed reliever from their Triple A team.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó has been suspended for 80 games after failing a drug test. According to MLB, Canó tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic that is banned because it serves as an effective masking agent. Canó, 35, was placed on the 10-day DL after a wayward pitch broke his hand on Sunday. The time he’ll spend on the DL WILL count towards his suspension, and the case was in progress when he was injured. Canó released a statement claiming that he took Furosemide for medical reasons after a Dominican doctor prescribed it to him. He will not appeal the suspension. Canó helped the Mariners get out to a good start this season, and before his injury, he had some career high numbers. Seattle is 1.5 games back in the AL West, and if they make the playoffs, Cano would not be eligible for the postseason.
PGA star Lucas Glover's wife was arrested for violently attacking the golfer over his poor performance at The Players Championship in Florida on Saturday. 36-year-old Krista Glover is accused of causing bodily harm when she "forcefully attacked" the 2009 US Open winner and her mother-in-law in front of their two children. When cops showed up, Lucas told them that there are times where she calls him a loser and a pussy and how he better win or her and the kids would leave him and he’d never see them again. He tried, however, to convince the officers not to take his wife to jail. They arrested her anyway because both the golfer and his mother suffered visible lacerations. She’s a real nice person. She yelled at the police QUOTE “This is why cops get shot in the face. You will be effing fired over this.” Lucas addressed the matter via Twitter on Tuesday. "Regrettably, although Krista was charged, we are comfortable that the judicial system is able to address what actually happened and Krista will be cleared in this private matter," he wrote. "We thank you for respecting our privacy as we work through this situation."
The Phoenix Suns’ most important victory of the year came Tuesday, as the franchise won the 2018 NBA draft lottery. Barring a trade, this will be the Suns' first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history. After a league-worst 21-61 season, Phoenix had the best odds to win the lottery. "It's a historic day for the franchise," Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said while clutching the No. 1 envelope that the Suns logo appeared from to win the first pick. This is the fourth straight season in which the team with the best chance to end up with the No. 1 selection got the top spot. The Sacramento Kings will select second, and the Atlanta Hawks will go third. The NBA draft is June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.