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Scoreboard

MLB schedule

Major League Baseball

NATIONAL LEAGUE

East Division

W L Pct GB

Washington 12 4 .750 —

New York 8 7 .533 3 1/2

Philadelphia 8 9 .471 4 1/2

Miami 5 10 .333 6 1/2

Atlanta 4 12 .250 8

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Chicago 13 4 .765 —

Pittsburgh 9 8 .529 4

St. Louis 8 8 .500 4 1/2

Cincinnati 8 9 .471 5

Milwaukee 7 10 .412 6

West Division

W L Pct GB

Los Angeles 10 7 .588 —

Colorado 9 7 .563 1/2

Arizona 9 9 .500 1 1/2

San Francisco 8 10 .444 2 1/2

San Diego 7 10 .412 3

Friday’s Games

Washington 8, Minnesota 4

Chicago Cubs 8, Cincinnati 1

N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 3

Philadelphia 5, Milwaukee 2

Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 5

Pittsburgh 8, Arizona 7

San Francisco 8, Miami 1

San Diego 4, St. Louis 1

Saturday’s Games

Minnesota at Washington, 1:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.

St. Louis at San Diego, 8:40 p.m.

Miami at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m.

Sunday’s Games

Chicago Cubs (Hammel 2-0) at Cincinnati (Simon 0-1), 1:10 p.m.

Minnesota (E.Santana 0-1) at Washington (Strasburg 3-0), 1:35 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (deGrom 1-0) at Atlanta (Blair 0-0), 1:35 p.m.

Philadelphia (Eickhoff 1-2) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 0-3), 2:10 p.m.

Miami (Conley 0-1) at San Francisco (M.Cain 0-2), 4:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (A.Wood 1-2) at Colorado (Lyles 1-1), 4:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Liriano 1-1) at Arizona (Ray 1-0), 4:10 p.m.

St. Louis (Leake 0-2) at San Diego (Rea 1-1), 4:40 p.m.

Monday’s Games

Boston (Porcello 3-0) at Atlanta (Teheran 0-2), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (R.Iglesias 1-1) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 2-0), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Locke 0-2) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 1-2), 8:40 p.m.

St. Louis (J.Garcia 1-1) at Arizona (Greinke 1-2), 9:40 p.m.

Miami (Chen 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Stripling 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

San Diego (Pomeranz 2-1) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 1-2), 10:15 p.m.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

East Division

W L Pct GB

Baltimore 10 5 .667 —

Boston 8 8 .500 2 1/2

Toronto 8 10 .444 3 1/2

Tampa Bay 7 9 .438 3 1/2

New York 6 9 .400 4

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Kansas City 11 5 .688 —

Chicago 11 6 .647 1/2

Detroit 8 7 .533 2 1/2

Cleveland 7 7 .500 3

Minnesota 5 12 .294 6 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB

Oakland 10 7 .588 —

Texas 10 7 .588 —

Seattle 8 8 .500 1 1/2

Los Angeles 7 10 .412 3

Houston 5 12 .294 5

Friday’s Games

Washington 8, Minnesota 4

N.Y. Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 3

Oakland 8, Toronto 5

Cleveland 2, Detroit 1

Boston 6, Houston 2

Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 0

Kansas City 4, Baltimore 2

Seattle 5, L.A. Angels 2, 10 innings

Saturday’s Games

Minnesota at Washington, 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Oakland at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Cleveland at Detroit, 1:10 p.m.

Texas at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m.

Boston at Houston, 4:05 p.m.

Baltimore at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m.

Seattle at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

Sunday’s Games

Tampa Bay (Smyly 0-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 1-1), 1:05 p.m.

Oakland (Surkamp 0-1) at Toronto (Hutchison 0-0), 1:07 p.m.

Cleveland (Carrasco 2-0) at Detroit (Greene 1-1), 1:10 p.m.

Minnesota (E.Santana 0-1) at Washington (Strasburg 3-0), 1:35 p.m.

Texas (Holland 2-0) at Chicago White Sox (Latos 3-0), 2:10 p.m.

Baltimore (M.Wright 1-1) at Kansas City (Ventura 1-0), 2:15 p.m.

Seattle (Miley 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Shoemaker 1-2), 3:35 p.m.

Boston (Owens 0-0) at Houston (Feldman 0-2), 8:05 p.m.

Monday’s Games

Chicago White Sox (Sale 4-0) at Toronto (Stroman 3-0), 7:07 p.m.

Baltimore (Gausman 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 0-4), 7:10 p.m.

Boston (Porcello 3-0) at Atlanta (Teheran 0-2), 7:10 p.m.

Oakland (Graveman 1-1) at Detroit (Zimmermann 3-0), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Eovaldi 0-2) at Texas (Hamels 3-0), 8:05 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 2-1) at Minnesota (Milone 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Kennedy 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Richards 0-3), 10:05 p.m.

Houston (Fister 1-2) at Seattle (T.Walker 1-0), 10:10 p.m.

 

Reds’ boxscore

FRIDAY’S GAME

Cubs 8, Reds 1

Chicago (NL) Cincinnati

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Fowler cf 5 1 1 1 Cozart ss 4 1 1 1

Heyward rf 4 1 1 1 Suarez 3b 4 0 1 0

Bryant lf 5 0 1 1 Votto 1b 3 0 1 0

Rizzo 1b 3 1 1 1 Phillips 2b 4 0 0 0

Zobrist 2b 2 0 1 0 Mesorco c 4 0 0 0

J.Baez 3b 4 3 2 1 Bruce rf 3 0 1 0

ARussell ss 4 1 1 0 Duvall lf 3 0 1 0

D.Ross c 2 0 0 2 T.Holt cf 2 0 0 0

Lester p 2 0 0 1 Moscot p 1 0 0 0

Strop p 0 0 0 0 Pacheco ph 1 0 0 0

LaStell ph 1 1 1 0 JRamirez p 0 0 0 0

Grimm p 0 0 0 0 Schebler ph 1 0 0 0

Hoover p 0 0 0 0

Ohlendorf p 0 0 0 0

Totals 32 8 9 8 Totals 30 1 5 1

 

Chicago 010 300 004 = 8

Cincinnati 000 001 000 = 1

 

E—Moscot (1). DP—Chicago 2. LOB—Chicago 5, Cincinnati 4. 2B—Fowler (7), Heyward (3), Bryant (4). HR—Rizzo (6), J.Baez (1), Cozart (1). SB—Heyward (2), J.Baez (1), T.Holt (2). CS—Rizzo (1), Zobrist (1). S—D.Ross, Lester. SF—D.Ross.

IP H R ER BB SO

Chicago (NL)

Lester W,2-1 7 5 1 1 1 4

Strop H,3 1 0 0 0 0 1

Grimm 1 0 0 0 0 0

 

Cincinnati

Moscot L,0-1 5 3 4 3 4 2

J.Ramirez 3 1 0 0 1 2

Hoover 2-3 5 4 4 0 1

Ohlendorf 1-3 0 0 0 0 0

HBP—by Grimm (Votto).

Umpires—Home, Greg Gibson; First, Ed Hickox; Second, Nic Lentz; Third, Dana DeMuth.

T—3:03. A—25,940 (42,319).

 

NBA playoffs

National Basketball Association Playoffs

FIRST ROUND

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)

Saturday, April 16

Indiana 100, Toronto 90

Golden State 104, Houston 78

Atlanta 102, Boston 101

Oklahoma City 108, Dallas 70

Sunday, April 17

Cleveland 106, Detroit 101

Miami 123, Charlotte 91

San Antonio 106, Memphis 74

L.A. Clippers 115, Portland 95

Monday, April 18

Toronto 98, Indiana 87, series tied 1-1

Dallas 85, Oklahoma City 84, series tied 1-1

Golden State 115, Houston 106

Tuesday, April 19

Atlanta 89, Boston 72

San Antonio 94, Memphis 68

Wednesday, April 20

Miami 115, Charlotte 103, Miami leads series 2-0

Cleveland 107, Detroit 90, Cleveland leads series 2-0

L.A. Clippers 102, Portland 81, L.A. Clippers leads series 2-0

Thursday, April 21

Oklahoma City 131, Dallas 102, Oklahoma City leads series 2-1

Toronto 101, Indiana 85, Toronto leads series 2-1

Houston 97, Golden State 96, Golden State leads series 2-1

Friday, April 22

Cleveland 101, Detroit 91, Cleveland leads series 3-0

Boston 111, Atlanta 103, Atlanta leads series 2-1

San Antonio 96, Memphis 87, San Antonio leads series 3-0

Saturday, April 23

Indiana 100, Toronto 83, series tied 2-2

Charlotte 96, Miami 80, Miami leads series 2-1

Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 24

San Antonio at Memphis, 1 p.m.

Golden State at Houston, 3:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Boston, 6 p.m.

Cleveland at Detroit, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, April 25

Miami at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26

x-Memphis at San Antonio, TBD

x-Boston at Atlanta, TBD

x-Indiana at Toronto, TBD

x-Detroit at Cleveland, TBD

Wednesday, April 27

x-Charlotte at Miami, TBD

x-Houston at Golden State, TBD

x-Portland at L.A. Clippers, TBD

Thursday, April 28

x-Cleveland at Detroit, TBD

x-Atlanta at Boston, TBD

x-San Antonio at Memphis, TBD

x-Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD

Friday, April 29

x-Toronto at Indiana, TBD

x-Miami at Charlotte, TBD

x-Golden State at Houston, TBD

x-L.A. Clippers at Portland, TBD

Saturday, April 30

x-Detroit at Cleveland, TBD

x-Boston at Atlanta, TBD

x-Memphis at San Antonio, TBD

x-Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD

Sunday, May 1

x-Indiana at Toronto, TBD

x-Charlotte at Miami, TBD

x-Houston at Golden State, TBD

x-Portland at L.A. Clippers, TBD

Rest of Schedule, TBD

 

Cavaliers’ box

CLEVELAND (101)

James 8-24 3-5 20, Love 7-10 5-6 20, Thompson 4-7 0-1 8, Irving 11-20 1-1 26, Smith 3-9 0-0 9, Shumpert 2-5 0-0 6, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, Dellavedova 4-5 2-2 12, Frye 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-80 11-15 101.

DETROIT (91)

Harris 6-10 0-0 13, Morris 5-11 6-6 16, Drummond 8-14 1-6 17, Jackson 5-16 2-2 13, Caldwell-Pope 7-14 1-1 18, Tolliver 1-2 0-0 2, Blake 0-1 0-0 0, Baynes 1-2 1-2 3, Johnson 3-4 2-2 9. Totals 36-74 13-19 91.

Cleveland 24 30 25 22 = 101

Detroit 27 26 20 18 = 91

3-Point Goals—Cleveland 12-29 (Irving 3-6, Smith 3-8, Dellavedova 2-3, Shumpert 2-3, Love 1-3, James 1-6), Detroit 6-23 (Caldwell-Pope 3-8, Johnson 1-1, Harris 1-3, Jackson 1-8, Tolliver 0-1, Morris 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 51 (James 13), Detroit 38 (Drummond, Harris 7). Assists—Cleveland 24 (James 7), Detroit 22 (Jackson 12). Total Fouls—Cleveland 17, Detroit 19. Technicals—Drummond. A—21,584 (22,076).

 

Most Improved

NBA Most Improved Player Winners

2016 — CJ McCollum, Portland

2015 — Jimmy Butler, Chicago

2014 — Goran Dragic, Phoenix

2013 — Paul George, Indiana

2012 — Ryan Anderson, Orlando

2011 — Kevin Love, Minnesota

2010 — Aaron Brooks, Houston

2009 — Danny Granger, Indiana

2008 — Hedo Turkoglu, Orlando

2007 — Monta Ellis, Golden State

2006 — Boris Diaw, Phoenix

2005 — Bobby Simmons, L.A. Clippers

2004 — Zach Randolph, Portland

2003 — Gilbert Arenas, Golden State

2002 — Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana

2001 — Tracy McGrady, Orlando

2000 — Jalen Rose, Indiana

1999 — Darrell Armstrong, Orlando

1998 — Alan Henderson, Atlanta

1997 — Isaac Austin, Miami

1996 — Gheorghe Muresan, Washington

1995 — Dana Barros, Philadelphia

1994 — Don MacLean, Washington

1993 — Chris Jackson, Denver

1992 — Pervis Ellison, Washington

1991 — Scott Skiles, Orlando

1990 — Rony Seikaly, Miami

1989 — Kevin Johnson, Phoenix

1988 — Kevin Duckworth, Portland

1987 — Dale Ellis, Seattle

1986 — Alvin Robertson, San Antonio

 

NHL playoffs

National Hockey League

FIRST ROUND

(Best-of-7)

(x-if necessary)

Wednesday, April 13

Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 2

Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Rangers 2, Pittsburgh leads 1-0

St. Louis 1, Chicago 0, OT

Thursday, April 14

Washington 2, Philadelphia 0, Washington leads series 1-0

N.Y. Islanders 5, Florida 4, N.Y. Islanders leads series 1-0

Dallas 4, Minnesota 0, Dallas leads series 1-0

San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, San Jose leads series 1-0

Friday, April 15

Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2, Tampa Bay leads series 2-0

Florida 3, N.Y. Islanders 1, series tied 1-1

Chicago 3, St. Louis 2, series tied 1-1

Nashville 3, Anaheim 2, Nashville leads series 1-0

Saturday, April 16

N.Y. Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 2, series tied 1-1

Washington 4, Philadelphia 1

Dallas 2, Minnesota 1, Dallas leads series 2-0

San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, San Jose leads series 2-0

Sunday, April 17

St. Louis 3, Chicago 2, St. Louis leads series 2-1

Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 0, , Tampa Bay leads series 2-1

N.Y. Islanders 4, Florida 3, OT, N.Y. Islanders leads series 2-1

Nashville 3, Anaheim 2, Nashville leads series 2-0

Monday, April 18

Washington 6, Philadelphia 1, Washington leads series 3-0

Minnesota 5, Dallas 3, Dallas leads series 2-1

Los Angeles 2, San Jose 1, OT, San Jose leads series 2-1

Tuesday, April 19

Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 2, Tampa Bay leads series 3-1

Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Rangers 1

St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, St. Louis leads series 3-1

Anaheim 3, Nashville 0, Nashville leads series 2-1

Wednesday, April 20

Philadelphia 2, Washington 1

Florida 2, N.Y. Islanders 1, series tied 2-2

Dallas 3, Minnesota 2, Dallas leads series 3-1

San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2

Thursday, April 21

Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Rangers 0, Pittsburgh leads series 3-1

Tampa Bay 1, Detroit 0, Tampa Bay wins series 4-1

Anaheim 4, Nashville 1, series tied 2-2

Chicago 4, St. Louis 3, 2OT, St. Louis leads series 3-2

Friday, April 22

Philadelphia 2, Washington 0, Washington leads series 3-2

N.Y. Islanders 2, Florida 1, 2OT, N.Y. Islanders leads series 3-2

Minnesota 5, Dallas 4, OT, Dallas leads series 3-2

San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3, San Jose wins series 4-1

Saturday, April 23

Pittsburgh 6, N.Y. Rangers 3, Pittsburgh wins series 4-1

Anaheim 5, Nashville 2, Anaheim leads series 3-2

St. Louis at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 24

Washington at Philadelphia, Noon

Dallas at Minnesota, 3 p.m.

Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.

Monday, April 25

x-Chicago at St. Louis, TBA

Anaheim at Nashville, TBA

Tuesday, April 26

x-N.Y. Islanders at Florida, TBA

x-Minnesota at Dallas, TBA

Wednesday, April 27

x-Philadelphia at Washington, TBA

x-Nashville at Anaheim, TBA

SECOND ROUND

(Best-of-7)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Washington-Philadelphia winner vs. Pittsburgh

Florida-N.Y. Islanders winner vs. Tampa Bay-Detroit winner

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Dallas-Minnesota winner vs. St. Louis-Chicago winner

Anaheim-Nashville winner vs. San Jose winner

 

Transactions

Saturday’s Sports Transactions

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA — Fined Boston G Marcus Smart $5,000 for violating the leagues anti-flopping rules during an April 22 game against Atlanta.

COLLEGE

MIAMI — Suspended RB Mark Walton indefinitely after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.