Red Wings top Blackhawks 2-0, take 3-1 series lead
DETROIT (AP) - Jakub Kindl scored on a power play in the second period, Daniel Cleary had an empty-net goal and Jimmy Howard made 27 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings hold on for a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks last night, putting the NHL's best team during the regular season on the brink of elimination.
After losing Game 1, the seventh-seeded Red Wings have surged into control of the second round series by handing Chicago its first 3-game losing streak of the year.
Game 5 is tomorrow night in Chicago.
McCutchen, Pirates beat Cubs for 4th straight win
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Andrew McCutchen had three hits and two RBIs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on a rainy yesterday for their fourth straight win.
Leadoff hitter Starling Marte singled and scored in each of the first two innings as Pittsburgh built an early 4-0 lead. The Pirates moved a season-best 11 games over .500 with its 11th victory in 13 games.
Edwin Jackson (1-7) gave up two runs in the first inning and two more in the second. He lasted only three innings and has a 6.11 ERA through 10 starts.
Jackson is in his first season with the Cubs after signing a 4-year, $52-million contract over the winter as a free agent.
Fire acquire D Soumare from Union
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Fire acquired defender Bakary Soumare from the Philadelphia Union yesterday for a second round-pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money.
This will be the second stint with the Fire for Soumare, who is expected to be available Saturday at Real Salt Lake.
He was chosen with the second overall pick in the 2007 SuperDraft and spent three seasons with the Fire before transferring to French First Division team Boulogne in August 2009. In January 2012, he was loaned to German club Karlsruher SC, and he signed with the Union on June 26, 2012 after they traded with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC to move up in the MLS Allocation order. Soumare started all four matches he appeared in for Philadelphia.
Dynamo D Ashe added to US training camp roster
CHICAGO (AP) - Houston Dynamo defender Corey Ashe has been added to the roster for a U.S. training camp before its exhibition against Belgium.
The call-up yesterday is the first to the full men's national team for Ashe, a former Under-17 co-captain. Training camp opens Sunday in Cleveland, and Ashe will be eligible to play in the May 29 game against Belgium there.
The Americans also have an exhibition against Germany on June 2 before resuming World Cup qualifying. But U.S. Soccer said Ashe would return to the Dynamo in time for its June 1 game in Columbus, Ohio.
The addition of Ashe brings the number of players invited to training camp to 31.
Jay Haas, Duffy Waldorf top Senior PGA leaderboard
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jay Haas and Duffy Waldorf shared the first-round lead yesterday in the Senior PGA Championship, shooting 5-under 66 in breezy, cool conditions at Bellerive Country Club.
The 59-year-old Haas, the winner of the major championship in 2006 and 2008, had a bogey-free round. The 50-year-old Waldorf had six birdies and one bogey.
Haas has 16 Champions Tour victories after winning nine times on the PGA Tour. Waldorf is winless in 11 career starts on the 50 & over tour after winning four times on the PGA Tour.
Sonny Skinner, the PGA head professional at River Pointe Golf Club in Albany, Ga., was a stroke back along with Japan's Kiyoshi Murota.
Defending champion Roger Chapman opened with a 72. Peter Jacobsen, the 2004 U.S. Senior Open winner at Bellerive, had a 75.
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