NHL Western Conference finals begin...Indians put Naquin on DL...Bills sign Va Tech linebacker
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The expansion Vegas Golden Knights open the Western Conference finals today against the Winnipeg Jets, the team that represents the NHL’s smallest market. The series features two of the postseason’s best goaltenders, Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck (HEHL’-eh-buhk) and Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Tyler Naquin on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, and activated pitcher Tyler Olson from the paternity list. Naquin pulled up running into second base last night after his two-run double in the fourth inning against Kansas City. An MRI revealed the strain.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed one of their first-round draft picks, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech, to a four-year deal. Only two of the Bills’ eight selections remain unsigned: their top pick, Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen, and third-round pick defensive tackle Harrison Phillips from Stanford.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino says Pittsburgh’s Marcus Carr will join the Gophers. The university says the 6-foot-1 Toronto native played one season at Pittsburgh and will have three seasons of college eligibility at Minnesota.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has the pole for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix. He set a track record during qualifying today with a time of 1 minute, 16.173 seconds. Valtteri Bottas will start second after finishing less than a tenth of a second behind his Mercedes teammate. Sebastian Vettel (VEH’-tul) was third.