Indians designated hitter Nick Swisher celebrates his home run in the first inning against the White Sox.
CHICAGO — Danny Salazar tossed six scoreless innings and was backed by first-inning home runs from Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles, leading the Cleveland Indians past the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Thursday night.
Pete Rose’s role at the All-Star Game in Cincinnati will be determined by Major League Baseball and the Reds after they determine what other obligations the banned career hits leader has.
Eury Perez beats the tag by Clippers shortstop Francisco Lindor on a stolen base in the first inning. Perez scored on a single to give the Braves a 1-0 lead.
A baseball season always has moments of bright sunshine mixed in with clouds, rain and the occasional dose of pea-soup fog. The latter enveloped the Clippers during a 6-1 loss to the Gwinnett Braves on Thursday night at Huntington Park and for a second straight game.
Barring a surprise, the next big name expected to commit to Ohio State’s 2016 football recruiting class is receiver Austin Mack.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
The Ducks’ Hampus Lindholm pushes the Blackhawks’ Bryan Bickell away from goalie Frederik Andersen and a possible scoring chance in the first period. Andersen finished with 27 saves. He has allowed just 23 goals in 12 playoff games.
CHICAGO — Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill five power plays, and the Ducks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Records: Chicago 3-5-1, 10 points (seventh in Eastern Conference); Crew 4-4-2, 14 points (fourth in East)
Consistency. There’s arguably not a sentiment more espoused by Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter as he approaches the grind of a 34-game Major League Soccer season. Whether it’s after an exciting 3-2 win over reigning Supporters’ Shield winner Seattle or a sloppy 2-1 loss at home to the New York Red Bulls, Berhalter has preached a level-headed mindset to his players.
Crew SC will play on the road for its U.S. Open Cup opener. The Crew will face the winner of a game between the Jacksonville Armada of the second-tier North American Soccer League and the Richmond Kickers of the third-tier United Soccer Leagues. Those teams will play May 27.