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First Round



Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 0, Pittsburgh leads series 1-0

N.Y. Rangers 4, New Jersey 1, Rangers lead series 1-0

Colorado 3, Minnesota 2, OT, Colorado leads series 1-0

Calgary at San Jose, late


Nashville at Detroit, 7 p.m.

Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Calgary at San Jose, 10 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.


Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m.

N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Colorado at Minnesota, 9 p.m.


Nashville at Detroit, 2 p.m.

Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Anaheim, 10 p.m.


Philadelphia at Washington, 2 p.m.

Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

San Jose at Calgary, 10 p.m.

Monday, April 14

Detroit at Nashville, TBA

Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at Colorado, 10 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15

Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

San Jose at Calgary, 10 p.m.

Minnesota at Colorado, 10 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Detroit at Nashville, TBA

Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 17

Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m., if necessary

Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Anaheim at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Colorado at Minnesota, 9 p.m., if necessary

Calgary at San Jose, 10 p.m., if necessary

Friday, April 18

Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m., if necessary

N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m., if necessary

Dallas at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m., if necessary

Saturday, April 19

Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m., if necessary

Montreal at Boston, TBA, if necessary

Ottawa at Pittsburgh, TBA, if necessary

Minnesota at Colorado, TBA, if necessary

Sunday, April 20

Detroit at Nashville, 3 p.m., if necessary

Pittsburgh at Ottawa, TBA, if necessary

New Jersey at N.Y. Rangers, TBA, if necessary

San Jose at Calgary, TBA, if necessary

Anaheim at Dallas, TBA, if necessary

Monday, April 21

Boston at Montreal, TBA, if necessary

Washington at Philadelphia, TBA, if necessary

Tuesday, April 22

Nashville at Detroit, TBA, if necessary

Ottawa at Pittsburgh, TBA, if necessary

Philadelphia at Washington, TBA, if necessary

N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, TBA, if necessary

Calgary at San Jose, TBA, if necessary

Colorado at Minnesota, TBA, if necessary

Dallas at Anaheim, TBA, if necessary


N.Y. Rangers 0 1 3 4

New Jersey 0 1 0 1

First Period None.

Second Period 1, N.Y. Rangers, Shanahan 1 (Gomez, Avery), 1:45. 2, New Jersey, Martin 1 (Elias, Parise), 14:14 (pp).

Third Period 3, N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 1 (Gomez, Girardi), 7:23 (sh). 4, N.Y. Rangers, Avery 1 (Gomez, Sjostrom), 17:07. 5, N.Y. Rangers, Dawes 1 (Shanahan, Tyutin), 19:55 (en).

Shots on Goal N.Y. Rangers 8-13-7 28. New Jersey 8-7-12 27.

Power-play opportunities N.Y. Rangers 0 of 3; New Jersey 1 of 4.

Goalies N.Y. Rangers, Lundqvist 1-0 (27 shots-26 saves). New Jersey, Brodeur 0-1 (27-24).

A 17,625 (17,625). T 2:18.

Ottawa 0 0 0 0

Pittsburgh 2 0 2 4

First Period 1, Pittsburgh, Roberts 1 (Laraque, Talbot), 1:08. 2, Pittsburgh, Sykora 1 (Malkin), 12:28.

Second Period None.

Third Period 3, Pittsburgh, Malkin 1 (Whitney, Malone), 13:58. 4, Pittsburgh, Roberts 2 (Malkin, Hossa), 18:25 (pp).

Goalies Ottawa, Gerber 0-1 (35 shots-31 saves). Pittsburgh, Fleury 1-0 (26-26).

A 17,132 (16,940). T 2:42.


Masters Tee Times


First Round

At Augusta National Golf Club


8 a.m. Ben Curtis, Shaun Micheel

8:11 a.m. Fuzzy Zoeller, Brett Wetterich, Heath Slocum

8:22 a.m. Mark O Meara, a-Trip Kuehne, Ian Poulter

8:33 a.m. Larry Mize, Peter Lonard, Hunter Mahan

8:44 a.m. Gary Player, Miguel Angel Jimenez, D.J. Trahan

8:55 a.m. Justin Leonard, Charles Howell III, Nick Watney

9:06 a.m. Scott Verplank, Robert Allenby, Michael Campbell

9:17 a.m. Ben Crenshaw, a-Michael Thompson, Nick O Hern

9:28 a.m. Steve Lowery, Robert Karlsson, Nick Dougherty

9:39 a.m. Fred Couples, Jerry Kelly, Anders Hansen

9:50 a.m. Vaughn Taylor, Martin Kaymer, Arron Oberholser

10:12 a.m. Jose Maria Olazabal, Liang Wen-chong, Rory Sabbatini

10:23 a.m. Zach Johnson, Luke Donald, Geoff Ogilvy

10:34 a.m. Mike Weir, Padraig Harrington, Jeev Milkha Singh

10:45 a.m. Tiger Woods, Angel Cabrera, Stuart Appleby

10:56 a.m. Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, Toru Taniguchi

11:07 a.m. Todd Hamilton, Brian Bateman

11:18 a.m. Craig Stadler, Johnson Wagner, Steve Flesch

11:29 a.m. Ian Woosnam, Richard Green, Stephen Ames

11:40 a.m. Boo Weekley, Trevor Immelman, Sean O Hair

11:51 a.m. Sandy Lyle, John Rollins, J.B. Holmes

12:02 p.m. Soren Hansen, Daniel Chopra, Richard Sterne

12:24 p.m. Tom Watson, Brandt Snedeker, John Senden

12:35 p.m. Tim Clark, David Toms, Niclas Fasth

12:46 p.m. Raymond Floyd, a-Drew Weaver, Jonathan Boyd

12:57 p.m. Bernhard Langer, Prayad Marksaeng, Woody Austin

1:08 p.m. Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Mark Calcavecchia

1:19 p.m. Adam Scott, Paul Casey, Retief Goosen

1:30 p.m. Vijay Singh, Steve Stricker, Stewart Cink

1:41 p.m. Phil Mickelson, Andres Romero, K.J. Choi

1:52 p.m. Ernie Els, Shingo Katayama, Jim Furyk

2:03 p.m. Aaron Baddeley, Camilo Villegas, Lee Westwood


Arena Football League


Colorado at Cleveland, 7 p.m.


New Orleans at Dallas, 8 p.m.

Utah at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Orlando at Grand Rapids, 2 p.m.

Arizona at Tampa Bay, 2 p.m.

Columbus at New York, 3 p.m.

prep football

Schedules needed

ATTENTION ATHLETIC DIRECTORS: Football schedules for the 2008 high school season should be sent to Chet Sullwold at The Blade sports department. Schedules can be faxed (419-724-6116) or emailed to sports@theblade.com.

college hockey

NCAA Tournament




Michigan (33-5-4) vs. Notre Dame (26-15-4), 9

North Dakota (28-10-4) vs. Boston College (23-11-8), 6



Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.


Major League Soccer



Kansas City 2 1 0 6 6 5

New England 2 1 0 6 6 5

Chicago 1 0 1 4 5 1

New York 1 0 0 3 2 0

Columbus 1 1 0 3 2 2

D.C. United 1 1 0 3 4 3

Toronto FC 0 2 0 0 1 6



CD Chivas USA 1 0 1 4 4 2

Colorado 1 1 0 3 6 3

Los Angeles 1 1 0 3 2 4

FC Dallas 0 0 2 2 4 4

Real Salt Lake 0 1 1 1 2 4

Houston 0 1 1 1 3 6

San Jose 0 1 0 0 0 2

Note: Three points for victory, one point for tie.


New England 3, Kansas City 1


Chicago at San Jose, 4:30

Chivas USA at Columbus, 7:30

Colorado at New England, 7:30

Houston at Kansas City, 8

New York at FC Dallas, 8:30

D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, 9


Toronto FC at Los Angeles, 3


SLL OPENING: The Suburban Lakes League is currently conducting a search of schools interested in membership into the SLL. The deadline is May 1. Please respond in writing to Jim Yeager, SLL commissioner, 824 Sennimore St., Fremont, OH 43420.

MONTPELIER COACHING VACANCY: Montpelier High School has an opening for a varsity boys head basketball coach. The district also anticipates classroom openings in both elementary and high school. Candidates are asked to include a resume, cover letter, and references by April 25. Information: Montpelier Athletic Department, P.O. Box 193, Montpelier, OH. 43543; Fax:419-485-4318; Office: 419-485-6785.

TOLEDO CHRISTIAN COACHING VACANCIES: Toledo Christian has coaching openings for varsity girls tennis, varsity golf, and varsity cheerleading. Information: 419-389-8700 Ext. 133.

WRESTLING CAMPS: Milan, Mich. Schools wrestling coaching staff will hold a Big Red Wrestling Training Center that will consist of two sessions: first session April 29th through June 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.; second session after June 12th, and will consist of two a day training sessions from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. until August 1st. No sessions are scheduled for the last week in June and the first week of July. There will be 44 workout sessions and 6 competition sessions. Fee is $100. Wrestlers must be at least 12 years old. Information: Gary Jonseck at 734 439-5040 or e-mail him at jonseck@milan.k12.mi.us. Registrations may be mailed to the attention of Gary Jonseck Milan High school; 200 Big Red Drive, Milan, Mi. 48160. or on line at ci.milan.mi.us go to Parks & Recreation Department, or at the first attended workout session.

SUMMER BASEBALL: The Toledo Community Recreation boys baseball program for 14U and 17U teams will be played at Scott Park beginning June 9. Fee $125 a team. Coaches meeting 6 p.m. May 14 at Zablocki Center, 3015 Lagrange St .Register by May 1. Information: Jim at 419-936-3090 or 419-356-1077.

SUMMER SOFTBALL: The Toledo Community Recreation girls fast-pitch softball program for 12U, 14U, and 17U teams will be played at Navarre Park beginning June 14. Fee $125 a team. Coaches meeting, noon. May 24 at East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. Register by May 1. Information: Tim or Roger at 419-691-1429

YOUTH BASEBALL: The Toledo Trojan baseball team has openings for boys ages 13-14 to try out. Information: Kyle Baker at 419 705-9479 or Tom Bradner at 419-472-7472 or e-mail kbaker3254@yahoo.com.



National League

MILWAUKEE Even-6 Cincinnati

Atlanta Even-6 COLORADO

Chicago Cubs 51/2 -61/2 PITTSBURGH

WASHINGTON 51/2 -61/2 Florida

NY METS 61/2 -71/2 Philadelphia

St. Louis 51/2 -61/2 SAN FRANCISCO

American League

TAMPA BAY 51/2 -61/2 Seattle

BOSTON 6-7 Detroit

TORONTO 6-7 Oakland

TEXAS 61/2 -71/2 Baltimore

CHI WHITE SOX 6-7 Minnesota

NY Yankees 61/2 -71/2 KANSAS CITY


GOLDEN STATE 51/2 (240) Denver

DALLAS 4 (200) Utah

LA Lakers 16 (208) LA CLIPPERS

College Hockey

Frozen Four

Pepsi Center-Denver, CO.

North Dakota Even-1/2 Boston College

Michigan 1-11/2 Notre Dame

NHL Playoffs

Quarterfinal Round

Best of Seven

DETROIT 1-11/2 Nashville

MONTREAL 1/2 -1 Boston

ANAHEIM 1/2 -1 Dallas

SAN JOSE No Line Calgary

Home Team in CAPS



300 game

Keith Nusbaum, Miracle 300-268-235-803

Larry Nearhood, Jug s 236-244-300-780

Keith Trevino, Miracle 236-300-184-720

Men 750+

Chris Smigelski, Miracle 795

John Frey, Jug s 777

Chuck Reynolds Sr., Sports Center 773

Russ Jennings, Sports Center 773

Bopper Richardson, Jug s 772

Dave Basquez, Sports Center 771

Jim Koepfler Sr., Sports Center 771

Bob Smotherman, Jug s 769

Pete Dumkow, Jug s 769

Chuck Johnson, Jug s 762

Jim Rygalski, Jug s 759

Ed Pawlowski, Miracle 758

Kevin Welsh, Sports Center 751

Ted Stone, Miracle 750

Eric Baumgardner, Miracle 750

Ricky Lawrence, Miracle 750

Steve Smith, Miracle 750

Women 650+

Cheri Cook, Jug s 688

Shelley Ditmyer, Jug s 662


DOUG FARMER, No. 3 at Spuyten Duyval West, 150 yards, 6-iron.


St. John s 11, Walsh Jesuit 5: Goals: Abou Arraj 2, Seidel 3, Searles 1, Martin 3, Quinto 1, Duncan 1. Saves: Kruse 3, Kennedy 5


April 10

1934 The Chicago Black Hawks edge the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 to win the Stanley Cup.

1949 Sam Snead wins the Masters, beating Lloyd Mangrum and Johnny Bulla by three strokes.

1955 Cary Middlecoff beats Ben Hogan by seven strokes to win the Masters.

1956 The Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 to win the Stanley Cup in five games.

1961 South Africa s Gary Player becomes the first foreign player to win the Masters, edging Arnold Palmer and Charley Coe by one stroke.

1977 Tom Watson pulls away in the final four holes to beat Jack Nicklaus by two strokes in the Masters.

1988 Scotland s Sandy Lyle sinks a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a one-shot victory in the Masters, becoming the first British player to win the tournament.

1990 Dave Taylor, Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato score three goals apiece as the Los Angeles Kings pound the Calgary Flames 12-4, marking the first time in NHL playoff history that three hat tricks are recorded in one game.

1993 Manon Rheaume, pro hockey s only female goaltender, allows six goals in her first International Hockey League start for the Atlanta Knights an 8-6 loss to Cincinnati.

1994 Jose Maria Olazabal wins the Masters by two strokes over Tom Lehman. It s the sixth time in seven years a non-American has prevailed.

1995 Andre Agassi becomes the world s top-ranked tennis player, ending Pete Sampras 101-week streak at No. 1.

1996 Detroit becomes the second team in NHL history to win 60 regular-season games by defeating Winnipeg 5-2. The 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens won 60 games.

1996 Norm Duke sets a Professional Bowlers Association record with three consecutive 300s. Duke, who finished the first round with consecutive 300s, opens the second round with his third perfect game of the day.

2002 San Jose becomes the second team in NHL history to improve its point total for six consecutive seasons, joining the Islanders (1973-79), by totaling 97 points following a 5-3 victory at Columbus.

2003 Anaheim s Jean-Sebastien Giguere sets an NHL record for saves in a playoff debut with 63 in the Mighty Ducks 2-1 triple-overtime win over Detroit.

2005 Tiger Woods wins the Masters with a spectacular finish of birdies and bogeys. Woods turns back a surprising challenge from Chris DiMarco with a 15-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to capture his fourth green jacket.

2007 Roger Goodell cracks down on the player misconduct that plagued his first seven months as NFL commissioner, suspending Tennessee s Adam Pacman Jones for the 2007 season and Cincinnati s Chris Henry for eight games.



American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS Purchased the contract of LHP Greg Smith from Sacramento (PCL). Designated 1B Dan Johnson for assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS Placed OF Cliff Floyd on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 7. Recalled OF Justin Ruggiano from Durham (IL).

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Placed LHP Doug Davis on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Jailen Peguero from Tucson (PCL).

CHICAGO CUBS Recalled LHP Sean Marshall Iowa (PCL). Optioned LHP Carmen Pignatiello to Iowa.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES Agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension of their working agreement with Indianapolis (IL).

American Association

GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS Traded C Ken Lup to Fort Worth for a player to be named.

ST. PAUL SAINTS Announced OF Derrick White agreed to terms with Tijuana (Mexican).

SHREVEPORT SPORTS Agreed to terms with LHP Justin Phillips, RHP Russell Savickas, RHP Brandon Freeman and RHP Matt Pilgreen.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS Traded OF Jabe Bergeron to Ottawa (Can-Am) for INF Abner Arroyo.

Atlantic League

LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS Signed 3B Vasili Spanos and OF Brian Stavisky.

Can-Am League

ATLANTIC CITY SURF Agreed to terms with RHP Chris M. Perez and INF Brad Thoma.

NEW JERSEY JACKALS Sold the contract of C Sandy Madera to Boston (AL).

SUSSEX SKYHAWKS Agreed to terms with LHP Vince Davis.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS Released INF Cody Montgomery.

GATEWAY GRIZZLIES Signed LHP Kevin Hammons and RHP Zack Gray.

MIDWEST SLIDERS Signed RHP Albert Ayala, LHP Kevin Boothe and 1B/3B Angel Colon.


Northern League

FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS Agreed to terms with LHP Scott Koerber and OF Casey Craig.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES Agreed to terms with RHP David Trahan and 1B-DH James Fasano.

United League



National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS Re-signed S Oliver Celestin to a one-year contract.


National Hockey League

CAROLINA HURRICANES Assigned F Jeff Hamilton and D Tim Conboy to Albany (AHL).

NEW YORK ISLANDERS Agreed to terms with C Rob Hennigar on a two-year contract.


READING ROYALS Announced D Patrik Hersley has been assigned from Manchester (AHL).


ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE Named Ray Cella interim commissioner.

BELMONT Agreed to terms with Rick Byrd, men s basketball coach, on a five-year contract extension.

EAST CAROLINA Named OL Dwayne Ledford assistant football coach.

PEPPERDINE Named Will Kimble men s assistant basketball coach and Dr. Steve Potts senior associate director of athletics.

PURDUE Announced F Scott Martin has left the men s basketball team and will transfer to another school.

SOUTH CAROLINA Named Scott Cherry, Cypheus Bunton and Neill Berry men s assistant basketball coaches.

SYRACUSE Announced freshman F Donte Greene has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft.

TEXAS A&M Announced freshman C DeAndre Jordan has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft.

WEST VIRGINIA Announced junior F Joe Alexander has declared himself eligible for the NBA draft.

WICHITA STATE Named Eric Sexton athletic director.


NORTHVIEW 5, START 0: Jurski (N) d. Walburg 6-4, 6-0; Holler (N) d. Nguyen 6-0, 6-0; Patel (N) d. DeMars 6-2, 6-0; Rochwal-Sun (N) d. Clark-Wagner 6-4, 6-3; Camp-Seigneur (N) d. Kujawski-Burmeister 6-1, 6-0.

MAUMEE 4, WAITE 1: Brown (W) d. Fagans, 6-1, 6-0; Russell (M) d. Clapsaddle, 6-2, 6-4; Radtke (M) d. Grant, 6-0, 6-0; Buschmann-Cronin (M) d. Nuebert-Zacherias, 6-2, 6-0; Gray-Kieswether (M) d. Quintero-Brown, 6-2, 6-0.

ST. JOHN S 3, OTTAWA HILLS 2: Bechtel (OH) d. North 6-2, 6-2; Aubry (OH) d. Sbrocchi 6-7, 7-6, 6-3; Smith (SJ) d. Jain 6-0, 6-2; Pontasch-Kuhn (SJ) d. Dasani-Wolfe 6-1, 6-1; Dement-Majdalani (SJ) d. Court-Smith 4-6, 6-0, 6-3.

WAUSEON 5, LIMA BATH 0: Uphaus d. Briley, 6-1, 6-0; Wachtman d. Ruhe, 6-1, 6-0; Maxted d. Romig, 6-1, 6-0; Jesse Vietmeir-Pholchivin d. Lauf-Rizri, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; Joe Vietmeier-Sarah Vietmeier d. Short-Shepler, 6-1, 6-0.

CLAY 3, ANTHONY WAYNE 2: Swaim (C) d. Lewis 6-3, 6-1, Ault (C) d. Kocal 6-2, 6-1, Garey (C) d. Pellek 6-0, 6-1; Sylvester-Nofzinger (AW) d. Miller-Gordon 6-7, 6-2, 6-3; Anthony-Wajert (AW) d. Finger-Gale 6-2, 6-2.

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