NBA playoffs


In the NHL playoffs, Montreal completed the series 4-2 over Ottawa 2-0 taking the Habs to the second round and it was Minnesota over St. Louis 4-1 to advance to the second round after completing the series 4-2.


In the NBA playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs blew by the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-77 to take a 2-0 advantage in the Western Conference final. Tony Parker led the way with 22 points. Danny Green added 21 on seven 3-pointers. Tim Duncan contributed 14 points and 12 boards in just 29 minutes of action.


A group of retired NFL players has filed a lawsuit that charges the league with supplying them with illegal and risky narcotics and other painkillers to mask injuries. The suit charges the drugs numbed the injuries and led to medical complications down the road.

Officials at Belmont Park have cleared Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome to wear a nasal strip when he goes for the Triple Crown next month.

Horse Racing:

California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility. Sherman says the decision is up to the owners and added, "I know they'll be upset."


Aaron Hernandez was indicted yesterday on first-degree murder charges. Prosecutors say the former New England Patriots tight end ambushed and shot to death two men following a chance encounter inside a Boston nightclub. The victims in the July 2012 shooting were killed in a car as they waited at a red light in Boston's South End neighborhood, a few weeks before Hernandez signed a five-year deal worth about $40 million.


The New York Knicks officially get an NBA D-League affiliate team, announced yesterday in a press conference, the team will be called the Westchester Knicks. The team will play out of White Plains, New York.

In the NBA playoffs,

Miami squeaked by Brooklyn 96-94, winning the 7 game series 4-1,

San Antonio bested Portland 104-82, giving the Spurs the series win at 4-1.


Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling only dug himself into a deeper hole after slamming Magic Johnson when he was supposed to be atoning for his own racist remarks.


Union College men’s baseball team is going to the Division III NCAA tournament for the first time since 1965. This comes after winning the Liberty League title for the first time last Saturday.

The UAlbany softball team is headed the the Division I NCAA tournament on Friday.

Sports Report: NFL First Round Draft Picks

May 9, 2014


The NFL Draft started last night at Radio City Music Hall. Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman trophy winner out of Texas A&M, was expected to go early, but it wasn’t until pick 22 from the Cleveland Browns that he dropped his sullen expression. The first pick went to Houston, which selected Jadeveon Clowney a defensive end from South Carolina, St. Louis went next and picked Greg Robinson an offensive tackle out of Auburn, and Jacksonville took quarterback Blake Bortles out of Central Florida. Buffalo picked wide receiver Sammy Watkins from Clemson fourth pick, the Giants picked up Odell Beckham Jr., a WR out of LSU, the Jets went with safety Calvin Pryor of Louisville, and the Patriots grabbed Dominique Easley a DT from Florida.