WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Apr 16, 2012

Well the Devils and Panthers are tied at one game a piece...

Last night in Florida, Marcel Goc netted the game-winning goal, as the Panthers skated past the Devils 4-2. The two tangle in Game 3 tomorrow. 

In Philadelphia, Danny Briere, Matt Read, and Max Talbot each scored twice, as the Flyers pasted the Penguins 8-4.  Philadelphia leads the series 3 games to none.

In Detroit, Shea Weber tallied in the first to put the Predators ahead for good, as they beat the Red Wings 3-2.  Nashville leads the series 2-1.   

In Los Angeles, Jonathan Quick handled all 41 shots thrown his way, as the Kings shutout the Canucks 1-0 to take a 3 games to none series lead. 

To the NBA, yesterday in New York, Lebron James scored 29 points, Dwayne Wade added 28, as the Heat scorched the Knicks 93-85.

In Charlotte, Rajon Rondo dropped in 20 points, dished out 16 assists, as the Celtics cruised past the Bobcats 94-82.   

Elsewhere, Chicago rallied to beat Detroit 100-94, the Lakers outlasted Dallas 112-108, New Orleans dumped Memphis 88-75, Denver held off Houston 101-86, Orlando dropped Cleveland 100-84, Toronto topped Atlanta 102-86, and Sacramento got by Portland 104-103. 

To baseball, where every Major League team honored Jackie Robinson’s legacy yesterday…  All players, managers, coaches and umpires wore number 42 to remember the 65th anniversary of the day Robinson broke baseball's color barrier.

On the field in Boston, David Ortiz doubled home the go-head run, as the Red Sox coasted to a 6-4 win over the Rays. 

In New York, Derek Jeter launched a three-run shot, Raul Ibanez added a two-run blast, as the Yankees pounded the Angels 11-5. 

Elsewhere in the American League, Texas edged Minnesota 4-3, Detroit defeated the White Sox 5-2, Cleveland ripped Kansas City 13-7, Toronto bounced Baltimore 9-2, and Seattle got by Oakland 5-3.   

Over to the NL, in Philadelphia, Cole Hamels tossed seven strong innings, as the Phillies avoided a three-game sweep by hammering the Mets 8-2. 

Elsewhere, the Dodgers downed San Diego 5-4, Atlanta dumped Milwaukee 7-4, Cincinnati got by Washington 8-5 in 11, Miami beat Houston 5-4, St. Louis blasted the Cubs 10-3, Arizona rolled over Colorado 5-2, and Pittsburgh dropped San Francisco 4-1.       

And in golf, Carl Pettersson coasted to victory at the RBC Heritage. The Swede managed a 2-under-par 69 at Hilton Head Island, beating runner-up Zach Johnson by five strokes.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.