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Fri April 12, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In the NBA, it’s wasn’t a good night for the Knicks. The Chicago Bulls snapped the Knicks' 13-game win streak, 118-111 in overtime. Tiny Nate Robinson scored a season-high 35 points. Elsewhere, Oklahoma City defeated Golden State 116-97.

In baseball, Baltimore beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2.

Elsewhere in the American League, the Yankees and Indians have been rained out for the second straight day. Detroit crushed Toronto 11-1. Texas slid past Seattle 4-3 and Oakland beat the Angels 8-1.

In the National League, there was a lot of contention on the field.

San Diego slugger Carlos Quentin rushed the mound and wrestled Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke to the ground after getting hit by a pitch last night, leading to a bench-clearing brawl between the teams. The dodgers eventually won that game 3-2. San Francisco beat the cubs 7-6.

Checking interleague play, Washington defeated the White Sox 7-4.

In the NCAA men’s hockey semifinals, Andrew Miller scored 6:59 into overtime to lift Yale to a 3-2 victory over UMass Lowell. Yale now advances to the championship game. It's been 61 years since Yale has made it this far.

In the NHL, Montreal won against Buffalo 5-1. The NY Islanders rallied to beat Boston 2-1. Ottawa beat Philadelphia 3-1. Pittsburgh doubled up Tampa Bay 6-3. Washington beat Carolina 3-1. San Jose edged ahead of Detroit 3-2. Winnipeg cruised past Florida 7-2 and St. Louis shut out Minnesota 2-0.

In golf, Spain's Sergio Garcia and Australia's Marc Leishman are the surprise first-round leaders at the 77th Masters.

Four-time champ Tiger Woods posted a 2-under 70. Chinese teenager Guan Tian-lang had an impressive Augusta National debut with a 1-over 73. The 14-year-old became the youngest person to play in the Masters.

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