Spurs, Raptors look to even their series at home...Penguins, Oilers host Game 4s...Arrieta tries to bounce back
May. 03, 2017
UNDATED (AP) — The Spurs and the Raptors try to bounce back tonight from Game 1 losses at home in their second-round NBA playoff series. San Antonio is coming off a 126-99 loss to Houston on Monday night, their worst loss in a series opener under coach Gregg Popovich. The Raptors lost 116-105 on Monday, continuing their playoff losing streak in Cleveland.
UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh and Edmonton head into tonight's Stanley Cup playoff games leading their second-round series two games to one. The Penguins host the Washington Capitals and the Oilers host the Anaheim Ducks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs ace Jake Arrieta (ehr-ee-ET'-uh) is looking for a bounce-back start against Philadelphia tonight after allowing 12 earned runs in 16 innings over his last three starts. He has allowed five homers in that stretch, a troubling spike compared to the 10 he allowed in 229 innings while winning the NL Cy Young Award in 2015.
MIAMI (AP) — Jeb Bush says he is optimistic he can close a deal to buy the Miami Marlins despite stiff competition, and partner Derek Jeter would take charge of baseball operations. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says two groups remain in the mix. The second bid is led by Tagg Romney, son of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio commentator Frank Deford has bid listeners goodbye after 37 years of discussing sports on the network. Deford gave his 1,656th and final commentary on NPR's "Morning Edition" today, ending a run of what he calls "little homilies" that began in 1980. The 78-year-old remains a contributing writer at Sports Illustrated, where he got his start in 1962.