Michael Phelps, the winner of 22 Olympic medals, is coming out of retirement with an eye on competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Phelps will compete for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics at a meet in Mesa, Arizona, on April 24-26.
Well, it was another night of interleague play in the major leagues.
In the subway series, both David Wright and Lucas Duda hit RBI singles off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, and the Mets rallied past the Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night to beat baseball's career saves leader. This happened only hours after honoring him at his final Citi Field game. Earlier, the Mets played a video tribute to Rivera that read, "Congratulations on a Hall of Fame career."
Checking baseball news, in interleague play, Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead single in the eighth after being denied a homer two innings earlier, and the Mets rallied to beat the Yankees 2-1 Monday night for their second straight home win after losing eight in a row. Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli homered in the first inning as the Red Sox jumped to an early lead and coasted to a 9-3 victory over the Phillies.
In baseball news, checking the American League, Tampa Bay won 8-3 over the Yankees on Sunday. Elsewhere the Red Sox edged ahead of Cleveland 6-5.Toronto beat Baltimore 6-5. Detroit defeated Minnesota 6-1. The Angels passed Kansas City 5-2. Oakland beat Houston 6-2 and Seattle won against Texas 4-3. That game lasted 13 innings.
In the NHL playoffs, Chris Kreider steered in a pass from Rick Nash 7:03 into overtime, and the New York Rangers stayed alive with a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night. Henrik Lundqvist turned back 37 shots for the Rangers. New York still trails the series 3-1 and will need to win again on Saturday in Boston to force a Game 6 back in Madison Square Garden. Elsewhere, Detroit shut out Chicago 2-0. The top-seeded Blackhawks trail No. 7 Detroit 3-1 in the Western Conference semifinals. Lastly, Los Angeles beat San Jose 3-0. The Kings lead that series 3-2.
In baseball news, checking the American League, Clay Buchholz improved to his seventh win without a loss and Boston beat the White Sox 6-2. Elsewhere, Baltimore doubled up the Yankees 6-3. Oakland fell to Texas 3-1. Toronto defeated Tampa Bay 4-3 in a game that lasted 10 innings. The Angels slid past Seattle 7-1 and Houston edged ahead of Kansas City 3-1.
In the NHL playoffs, the Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night. Boston leads the best-of-seven series 3-0 and can advance to the conference finals as early as Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Elsewhere, San Jose topped Los Angeles 2-1.
The world of sports is taking the backseat to another tragedy as a massive tornado ripped through a handful of Oklahoma suburbs on Monday. Kevin Durant is among a group of sports stars and coaches who are expressing concern for the victims, posting on his Twitter account that he was praying for everyone involved.