In baseball news, the Red Sox got home runs from David Ortiz and Jose Iglesias in a 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees that was stopped after 5½ innings because of rain Sunday night. Elsewhere in the American League, Tampa bay cruised ahead of Cleveland 11-3. Baltimore doubled up Detroit 4-2. Minnesota blanked Seattle 10-0. Texas beat Kansas City 3-1. Houston passed the Angels 5-4 and Oakland shut out the White Sox 2-0.
Dillon Gee finished off the New York Mets' most unexpected Subway Series sweep. Gee struck out a career-high 12 and the Mets beat the Yankees 3-1 Thursday night. That win gave the Mets a four-game season sweep. The Yankees plan to activate Andy Pettitte from the disabled list on Monday and start the left-hander against Cleveland.
In golf news, Tiger Woods has become the fourth two-time winner of The Players Championship. Woods parred his final two holes for a 2-under-par 70 that left him 13-under for the tournament on Sunday.
In the NBA, the Warriors beat the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Golden State and San Antonio are now locked into a best-of-3 Western Conference semifinal after splitting the first four games. Elsewhere, the NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to Miami.
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.
In baseball, Baltimore beat the Red Sox 8-5 last night. Manny Machado's three-run homer capped a five-run ninth inning for Baltimore. Boston couldn’t hold the lead on a night when their nearly 10-year and 820 game home sellout streak ended.
Elsewhere in the American League, the Yankees-Indians game in Cleveland was rained out. Toronto beat Detroit 8-6. Tampa Bay shut out Texas 2-0. Kansas City beat Minnesota 3-0. Oakland cruised ahead of the Angels 11-5 and Houston bested Seattle 8-3.
For the price of one four day pass to the Master’s golf tournament this weekend, you could get a) a year’s tuition at a New York State University, b) a trip for two to Paris c) a motorcycle. This isn’t a multiple choice question. I’m saying you can get all of these for the price of one ticket, which right now is averaging over $13,000 on the secondary market. Of course, the list price is only $200, but you have to have been born into that, since an actual ticket hasn’t been up for sale for decades. So if you want in to Augusta National, you have to scalp your passes like everyone else that isn’t a corporate sponsor.
Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC's Morning Edition host David Guistina, and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.
This morning our discussion topics include: Supreme Court set to end ban on benefits to gay spouses? States weigh sports betting as way to raise cash. How Secure is the Mexican Border? Nike’s new Tiger Woods ad causes a stir.
In the NBA, the Heat picked up their 27th straight win by downing the Magic 108-94 in Orlando. Lebron James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds to help Miami get within six games of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers league mark for longest winning streak. Elsewhere, Indiana beat Atlanta 100-94. Washington topped Memphis 107-94. New Orleans defeated Denver 110-86. Utah won against Philadelphia 107-91 and Golden State beat the Lakers 109-103.
Boston's Kevin Garnett is expected to miss at least a week with inflammation in his left ankle.
In the NBA, Oklahoma City picked up its fifth straight win by holding Boston to 25 percent shooting in the second half of a 91-79 victory over the Celtics. Kevin Durant scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while helping put an end to Boston's five-game winning streak.
The Miami Heat extended their team-record winning streak to 18 games beating Indiana 105-91. LeBron James scored a season-low 13 points.