SPORTS! Cardinals Sweep The Reds! Mark Sanchez suspended four games after testing positive for PEDs. NHL Playoff Updates.
The Cardinals completed the 4 game sweep of the Reds yesterday after picking up a 3-2 win in Cincinnati. The Cards are still on the road today as they take on the Chicago Cubs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 at Wrigley. The Cards send Adam Wainwright to the mound for the first pitch start.
This was crazy last night. Bartolo Colon is 44 years old and pitching for the Taxas Rangers. And last night…he took a perfect game into the eighth inning against the Astros. If he would have gone the whole way…he would have made history becoming the oldest pitcher to toss a no-hitter. However, in the eight, a double from Josh Reddick ended the no-no. So far now, your record is safe Nolan Ryan.
NHL PLAYOFFS: Results from first-round playoff games yesterday:
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Philadelphia Flyers 1 — Penguins lead 2 games to 1.
Minnesota Wild 6, Winnipeg Jets 2 — Jets lead 2 games to 1.
Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Washington Capitals 4 (OT) — Blue Jackets lead 2 games to 0.
Vegas Golden Knights 3, Los Angeles Kings 2 — Golden Knights lead 3 games to 0.
NBA PLAYOFFS: Results from first-round playoff games yesterday:
Boston Celtics 113, Milwaukee Bucks 107 (OT) — Celtics lead 1 game to 0.
Indiana Pacers 98, Cleveland Cavaliers 80 — Pacers lead 1 game to 0.
Oklahoma City Thunder 116, Utah Jazz 108 — Thunder lead 1 game to 0.
Houston Rockets 104, Minnesota Timberwolves 101 — Houston leads 1 game to 0.
Rob Gronkowski will not attend the start of New England’s offseason program Monday, according to a source. Gronkowski still is considering whether to play the upcoming 2018 season, and has had “good communication” with the Patriots, per the source. Gronkowski has a $250,000 workout bonus in his contract for 2018, which is paid out based on attending a percentage of the voluntary workouts.
The Philadelphia Eagles cut newly-acquired cornerback Daryl Worley on Sunday (April 15th), hours after he was tased by police and arrested. Worley was found passed out in a car blocking a highway near the team’s practice facility in Philadelphia early Sunday, and was tased when he reportedly got combative with police, who took him into custody. The 23-year-old had been acquired by the Eagles in the offseason after two years with the Carolina Panthers.
Former NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez will be suspended for the first four games of the 2018-19 NFL season after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. Sanchez announced the news himself on Instagram, claiming that he was “blind-sided by the news.” Fans probably were too, since Sanchez didn’t throw a pass last season in his role as the Bears’ third-stringer. He also said the positive test was probably due to some sort of contamination. So, if you’re an NFL team who wants to sign Mark Sanchez as a free agent for, say, veteran leadership or deep backup duties, you’ll have to wait until Week 5 for him to return.
A stormy forecast caused NASCAR officials to move UP the start time of the Food City 500 @ Bristol…and rain actually stopped the race early as well. With just 205 laps completed, and Kyle Larson in the lead, weather forced officials to postpone the remainder of the race to today.
Oklahoma City TV announcer Brian Davis has been suspended by the team for Game 1 of the Thunder’s first-round series against the Jazz after he used this phrase during a game…The Thunder’s radio announcer Matt Pinto will take over TV duty for the game while Davis is out. Davis reportedly met with players on Friday, and he released a statement apologizing for his choice of a phrase with racist connotations. Davis’s suspension comes as a bit of a surprise, because the Thunder’s VP of broadcasting*, Dan Mahoney, seemed content with simply calling him out. When asked last Thursday if Davis would make a public statement about his words, this was Mahoney’s response: “That’s really up to Brian,” Mahoney said. “Again, we’ve expressed to him strongly that it was offensive and inappropriate, and that’s all we can do for right now.”