Tuesday Morning State Sports Summary
Tue, 07 May 2013 01:33:24 EDT


Damien Brunner buried home a rebound with under five minutes left in overtime to
send the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four of
their Western Conference quarterfinal series last night night at the Joe.
The result evens up the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.
Brendan Smith and Pavel Datsyuk (PAV-el DAT-zook) also scored for Detroit,
which battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits.
Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots in the win.
Matt Beleskey and David Steckel each scored for Anaheim, which will host Game
Five Wednesday. Jonas Hiller made 46 saves in defeat.

The New York Rangers and Boston Bruins each grabbed a crucial victory in Game
Three of their respective Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
The Rangers edged the Washington Capitals 4-3 in New York to cut the Caps'
series lead to 2-1.
The Bruins pulled ahead in their series 2-1 by beating the Toronto Maple Leafs,
In the Western Conference quarterfinals, the Los Angeles Kings evened up their
series at two games each by beating the St. Louis Blues, 4-3.

On Tuesday, the Ottawa Senators look to jump out to a 3-1 series lead when they
host the Montreal Canadiens.
The Pittsburgh Penguins try to do the same when they play on the road against
the New York Islanders.
The Chicago Blackhawks will also be after a 3-1 series lead when they play Game
Four of their series in Minnesota against the Wild.
The San Jose Sharks could be the first team to advance to the next round as they
look for a four-game sweep of the visiting Vancouver Canucks.

A "Toronto Stronger" sign displayed by a Maple Leafs fan at last night's game
between Toronto and the Boston Bruins is generating plenty of response on social
It mocks the "Boston Strong" mantra, which became a symbol of healing following
the deadly marathon bombings. Trending on Twitter, the sign has been mostly
called classless and insensitive. The Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-2 to grab a
two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series.

                          (N-H-L Playoffs)

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Best-of-seven)
Boston Bruins 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (Bruins lead, 2-1)
New York Rangers 4, Washington Capitals 3 (Capitals lead, 2-1)

Western Conference Quarterfinals (Best-of-seven)
Los Angeles Kings 4, St. Louis Blues 3 (Series tied, 2-2)
Detroit Red Wings 3, Anaheim Ducks 2 (OT) (Series tied 2-2)


The Detroit Tigers begin a two-game series with the Washington Nationals in
Washington, DC tonight. First-pitch is 7:05 p.m.
Detroit has won four straight after sweeping a series with the Houston Astros,
to improve their record to 19-and-11. Tonight, Anibal Sanchez (3-2, 1.83 ERA)
gets the start for the Tigers, while the Nationals counter with Jordan
Zimmermann (5-1, 1.64 ERA).

                    (M-L-B Scoreboard)

American League

Boston Red Sox 6, Minnesota Twins 5 (11 innings)
Chicago White Sox 2, Kansas City Royals 1 (11 innings)
Cleveland Indians 7, Oakland Athletics 3
Toronto Blue Jays 8, Tampa Bay Rays 7

National League

San Diego Padres 5, Miami Marlins 0
Arizona Diamondbacks 9, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Philadelphia Phillies 6, San Francisco Giants 2
Atlanta Braves 7, Cincinnati Reds 4


Chicago Cubs 9, Texas Rangers 2


The Detroit Pistons are scheduled to meet with former NBA coach Phil Jackson
this week.
Jackson has agreed to work as a consultant as Detroit searches for a new head
coach. Jackson, along with Pistons president Joe Dumars, could interview
coaching candidates as early as this week.

The Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs both pulled off improbable Game One wins
on Monday night in the NBA playoffs.
The Bulls defeated the top-seeded Miami Heat 93-86 despite the absence of many
key players.
Chicago was without guards Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich and forward Luol Deng,
but outscored Miami 35-24 in the final quarter to grab the win in the Eastern
Conference semifinals.
The Spurs were down by 16 with under four minutes to play but stormed back to
steal a 129-127 win in double-overtime over the Golden State Warriors.
Manu Ginobili hit the game-winning three-pointer with just over a second left in
the second extra session of the Western Conference semifinals.

On Tuesday, a pair of Game Twos will take place.
The New York Knicks try to get back on track against the Indiana Pacers after
losing Game One at home in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have a 1-0 lead on the Memphis Grizzlies as they head
into Game Two of their Western Conference semifinal series.

                     (N-B-A Playoffs)

Easter Conference Semifinals (Best-of-seven)
Chicago Bulls 93, Miami Heat 86 (Bulls lead series 1-0)

Western Conference Semifinals (Best-of-seven)
San Antonio Spurs 129, Golden State Warriors 127 (2-OT) (Spurs lead, 1-0)


Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie headlined the 2013 World Golf Hall of Fame
class that was inducted on Monday. Ken Venturi, Ken Schofield and Willie Park
Jr. were also inducted in this year's class.
Venturi and Schofield were inducted via the Lifetime Achievement Category. Park
was elected via the Veterans Committee.

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