WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update
Checking news on the ice, the United States beat Canada 3-2 in the gold medal game of the women's world hockey championship.
In the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, Connecticut made it look easy in the Big Easy.
Connecticut ruined Louisville's dream of trying to equal the Louisville men's team's national championship by routing the Cardinals 93-60 to win its eighth national title. The eight titles ties UConn with Tennessee for most women's NCAA basketball titles. The 33-point margin was the largest in an NCAA women's championship. Freshman Breanna Stewart led UConn with 23 points and nine rebounds.
In the NBA, the Knicks won their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the Washington Wizards 120-99 for their 13th straight victory.
Brooklyn won 104-83 against Philadelphia. Brook Lopez scored 29 points. Miami beat Milwaukee 94-83. Indiana beat Cleveland 99-94. Memphis topped Charlotte 94-75. Houston defeated Phoenix 101-98. Toronto slid past Chicago 101-98. Utah fell to Oklahoma City 90-80. Golden State beat Minnesota 105-89 and the Lakers bested New Orleans 104-96.
In baseball news, checking the American League, Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees won 14-1 against Cleveland. Robinson Cano hit one of New York's five homers. Oakland defeated the Angels 9-5. Detroit beat Toronto 7-3.Texas cruised ahead of Tampa Bay 6-1. Minnesota lost to Kansas City 7-4 and Houston beat Seattle 16-9.
In the National League, the Phillies beat the Mets 8-3. John Buck hit his fourth homer in eight games for the Mets. San Diego topped the Dodgers 9-3. Atlanta beat Miami 3-2. The Cubs doubled up Milwaukee 6-3. St. Louis beat Cincinnati 5-1 and Pittsburgh defeated Arizona 6-5.
Checking interleague play, Washington won against the White Sox 8-7.
In the NHL, the NY Islanders topped Philadelphia 4-1 and Winnipeg beat Buffalo 4-1.
In other sports news, the day after Louisville won the national championship, the father of Russ Smith says the Louisville junior guard will leave school to enter the NBA draft.
Tiger Woods will play the first two rounds of the Masters with Luke Donald and Scott Piercy.
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