WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap
Well the Devils have forced a Game 7…
On the ice last night in New Jersey, Travis Zajac tallied the game-winning goal nearly six minutes into overtime, as the Devils skated past the Panthers 3-2. Sound courtesy of TSN. The two will tangle in Game 7 tomorrow night in Florida.
To the NBA, Utah clinched the final playoff berth in the West by beating Phoenix 100-88, Oklahoma City rumbled past Sacramento 118-110, Boston bounced Miami 78-66, Atlanta knocked off the Clippers 109-102, and New Orleans got by Golden State 83-81.
In other NBA news, Lakers forward Metta World Peace, formerly Ron Artest, has been suspended seven games for elbowing James Harden in the head during Sunday’s contest. Artest drew an 86-game ban in 2004 for jumping into the stands at the Palace of Auburn Hills, outside Detroit, to fight fans.
In NFL news, you can’t choose Luck, right? Don’t tell Indianapolis that! The Colts have announced they will select Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick in the 2012 NFL draft, which gets underway tomorrow night.
To baseball, in the American League, Texas shutout the Yankees 2-0 behind Yu Darvish, who pitched into the ninth fanning ten, Tampa Bay beat the Angels 5-0: David Price with a complete game five-hitter, Cleveland dumped Kansas City 4-3: the Royals have lost 12 straight, Oakland blanked the White Sox 2-0, Baltimore held off Toronto 2-1, Boston blasted Minnesota 11-2: David Ortiz homered and knocked in three, and Seattle slipped past Detroit 7-4.
Over to the NL, Washington beat San Diego 3-1: the Nationals have baseball’s best record at 13-4, Atlanta got by the Dodgers 4-3, Milwaukee outlasted Houston 9-6, the Cubs dropped St. Louis 3-2, Cincinnati blew out San Francisco 9-2, the Mets beat Miami 2-1: Lucas Duda drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, Pittsburgh topped Colorado 5-4, and Philadelphia clipped Arizona 8-5: Hunter Pence with a two-run shot.
In other baseball news, the Mets have placed starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey and left fielder Jason Bay on the 15-day DL.
I’m Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News.