NEW YORK (AP) - The Boston 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 last night. Boston leads the best-of-7 series 3-0 and can advance to the conference finals as early as tomorrow at Madison Square Garden. Only three teams in NHL history have rallied from an 0-3 hole to advance.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 last night to snap a 6-game losing streak. Nate McLouth homered leading off the bottom of the 10th inning and Chris Dickerson hit a pair of solo shots to help with the win.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds parlayed star third baseman David Wright's early error last night into a 4-0 victory over the New York Mets. Mike Leake struck out four, walked two and became the latest pitcher to shut down the Mets at Citi Field. New York has lost 10 of 12 at home, rarely scoring many runs.
MIAMI (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 7-3 last night. Delmon Young homered and Ryan Howard added three hits and three RBIs to help carry the Phillies to victory. Tyler Cloyd allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. He was recalled from AAA Lehigh Valley earlier in the day.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Knicks are unsure about Amare Stoudemire's role next season. He will go into the season with $45 million left on his contract and no guarantee of a starting job. He also could remain a reserve who plays restricted minutes. General manager Glen Grunwald says Stoudemire is a "heck of a player," but that "the question is his health and how much he can play."
FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) - Guan Tianlang has decided not to try to play in the U.S. Open. The USGA says the 14-year-old from China has withdrawn from sectional qualifying in Dallas on June 3rd. Guan informed the USGA shortly after he received a sponsor's exemption to play in the Memorial, which ends June 2nd. The USGA offered to move Guan's qualifier from Texas to the Ohio to help with travel, but the teen declined.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees are going into the soccer business. The Yankees are partnering with Manchester City to own Major League Soccer's 20th team, which will be called New York City Football Club and plans to start play in the 2015 season.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA and the players' union are combining to donate $1 million to tornado relief efforts in the Oklahoma City area. The league and the NBPA announced the joint pledge yesterday. The money will be going to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other disaster relief efforts after a tornado devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday.
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