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BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

MLB-Suspended Baltimore minor league 3B Billy Rowell (Aberdeen-NYP) 50 games after a second violation of drug abuse.

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS-Purchased the contract of RHP Jeremy Accardo from Columbus (IL). Designated RHP Dan Wheeler for assignment.

TAMPA BAY RAYS-Placed OF Desmond Jennings on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 12/. Recalled C-OF Stephen Vogt from Durham (IL).

TORONTO BLUE JAYS-Recalled LHP Evan Crawford from Las Vegas (PCL). Optioned RHP Joel Carreno to New Hampshire (EL).

National League

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-Released LHP J.C. Romero. Recalled RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Memphis (PCL).

SAN DIEGO PADRES-Reinstated RHP Tim Stauffer from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Josh Spence to Tucson (PCL).

Carolina League

CAROLINA MUDCATS-Announced the promotion of INF Justin Toole to Columbus (IL).

South Atlantic League

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS-Added INF Joe De Pinto from extended spring training.

American Association

ST. PAUL SAINTS-Released RHP Kyle Foster.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS-Signed OF Yusuke Inoguchi.

SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS-Signed INF Rob Lind.

Atlantic League

LONG ISLAND DUCKS-Announced the contract of INF Ryan Garko was purchased by Tampa Bay (AL). Sent OF Paul Karmas to Quebec (Can-Am) to complete an earlier trade.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS-Traded INF Bridger Hunt to the Grand Prairie (AA) for a player to be named. Traded LHP Matt Fairel to Winnipeg (AA) for a player to be named.

WORCESTER TORNADOES-Signed RHP Phil Negus.

Frontier League

EVANSVILLE OTTERS-Released RHP Matt Trent and RHP Adam Wisniewski.

LONDON RIPPERS-Placed INF Sam Feiner and OF Will Hodges on the suspended list. Released RHP Seth Fowler and RHP Mike Gipson.

NORMAL CORNBELTERS-Signed RHP Austin Bailey and OF Ruben Sierra, Jr. Released OF Peter Barrows, C Robert Beary and OF Brantley Meier.

RIVER CITY RASCALS-Released RHP Kenny Arnerich, LHP Matt Evers, UT Jon Myers, LHP Sam Strickland and C Trace Voshell.

ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS-Released C Gabe DeMarco, INF R.J. Harris, LHP Alex Kollack, LHP Kyle Kriech, LHP Nick Rice, RHP Brett Scarpetta and INF David Worthington.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS-Released RHP Jeremy Gonzalez, RHP Brendon Malkowski, RHP Shawn Ward and C Blake Whitt.

TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS-Released OF Greg Burns, RHP Michael Cotter, LHP Rick Raraigh and INF Tom Zebroski.

WASHINGTON WILD THINGS-Released RHP Alfredo Caballero, 1B David Cassey, RHP Corey Goudeau, OF Lyndon Poole, OF Nick Santomauro, INF Clint Stroud and C Mike Surnia.

WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS-Released RHP Pete Budkevics, RHP Nelson Curry, RHP Ian Durham, C Larry Pempek, LHP Michael Scudero, RHP Ryan Torrey and RHP Stephen Whalen.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS-Signed S Eddie Elder, RB Javarris James, CB Larry Parker and K-P Ricky Schmitt.

BUFFALO BILLS-Signed FB Dorin Dickerson, OT James Carmon and S Nick Saenz.

CHICAGO BEARS-Waived OT Levi Horn, TE Andre Smith and G Reggie Stephens.

CINCINNATI BENGALS-Signed FB Jourdan Brooks and LB Emmanuel Lamur.

CLEVELAND BROWNS-Signed LB Emmanuel Acho, LB JoJo Dickson and RB Adonis Thomas. Waived RB Armond Smith. Placed LB Andrew Sweat on the reserve/retired list.

DENVER BRONCOS-Announced the retirement of defensive line coach Wayne Nunnely. Promoted Jay Rodgers to defensive line coach.

GREEN BAY PACKERS-Signed OT Shea Allard, WR Jarrett Boykin, G Grant Cook, WR Curenski Gilleylen and CB Otis Merrill. Waived OT Chris Campbell.

HOUSTON TEXANS-Signed C Ben Jones, WR Keshawn Martin, DE Jared Crick, K Randy Bullock, OT Nick Mondek, QB Case Keenum, WR Dwight Jones, S Eddie Pleasant, NT Loni Fangupo, TE Logan Brock, LB Derrell Bryant, FB Jason Ford, RB Jonathan Grimes, NT David Hunter, WR Jerrell Jackson, LB Delano Johnson, LB Shawn Louiseau, WR Mario Louis, S Desmond Marrow, RB Davin Meggett, OT Nathan Menkin, DE Rennie Moore Jr., DE Tracy Rebertson, TE Phillip Supernaw, G Cody White and LB Greg Williams.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS-Signed K Brandon Coutu. waived CB Dontrell Johnson.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS-Signed G Tyler Holmes. Waived WR Kris Adams.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Signed OT Hutch Eckerson, CB Nick Hixson, G DeOn'tae Pannell and LB Lawrence Wilson. Waived OT Dan Hoch, G Nick Howell, LB Stephen Johnson, OT Phil Trautwein and CB Josh Victorian.

NEW YORK GIANTS-Signed WR Brandon Collins, LB Jake Muasau and S Will Hill. Waived S Chad Jones.

OAKLAND RAIDERS-Signed K-P Eddy Carmona, DE Wayne Dorsey, TE Kyle Efaw, OT Kevin Haslam, CB LeQuan Lewis, FB TreShawn Robinson and WR Travionte Session.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-Signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to a two-year contract and DB Ben Hannula to a three-year contract. Released WR John Matthews and OT Kevin Murphy.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS-Signed LB Najee Goode and DB Keith Tandy to four-year contracts.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS-Re-signed RB Tim Hightower.

Canadian Football League

B.C. LIONS-Announced the retirement of DB Davis Sanchez.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS-Signed coach Todd Richards to a two-year contract.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS-Fired coach Dale Hunter.

COLLEGE

ARKANSAS-Released freshman WR Kane Whitehurst from his scholarship.

MOREHEAD STATE-Named Sean Woods men's basketball coach.

MCMURRY-Named Chris Beard men's basketball head coach.

SETON HALL-Announced men's freshman basketball G Sterling Gibbs has transferred from Texas.

TEXAS-TYLER-Named Kevin Baker women's basketball coach.

WEST VIRGINIA-Named Ron Everhart men's assistant basketball coach.

WINGATE-Named Ann Hancock women's basketball coach.

WINTHROP-Named Steve Struble director of basketball operations.

GLANTZ-CULVER LINE

Major League Baseball

National League

FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE

at Washington-210San Diego+190

at Philadelphia-230Houston+210

at St. Louis-170Chicago+160

Milwaukee-135at New York+125

at Miami-180Pittsburgh+170

at Atlanta-115Cincinnati+105

at Los Angeles-145Arizona+135

at San Fran.-150Colorado+140

American League

FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE

Cleveland-135at Minnesota+125

at Chicago-120Detroit+110

at Boston-210Seattle+190

at Los Angeles-150Oakland+140

at Toronto-110Tampa Bay+100

New York-145at Baltimore+135

at Texas-230Kansas City+210

NBA Playoffs

FAVORITELINEO/U UNDERDOG

at San Antonio11(190 1/2) L.A. Clippers

at Miami7 1/2(185 1/2) Indiana

Odds to Win Series

FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE

San Antonio-2300L.A. Clippers +1400

NHL Playoffs

FAVORITELINEUNDERDOGLINE

Los Angeles-130at Phoenix+110

PREP BASEBALL

Districts

DIVISION I

At Mercy Field

Thursday: St. John's Jesuit vs. Clay, 4:15 p.m.; Southview vs. Northview, 6:45 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, 1 p.m.

At Carter Park, BG

Thursday: Norwalk vs. Maumee, 4:15 p.m.; Anthony Wayne vs. Ashland, 7 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, 1 p.m.

DIVISION II

At Archbold

Thursday: Defiance vs. Central Catholic, 4:30 p.m.; Sandusky Perkins vs. Bryan, 7

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, 7 p.m.

DIVISION III

At Defiance

Thursday: Archbold vs. Lake, 4:15 p.m.; Otsego vs. Evergreen, 6:45 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, 7 p.m.

At Univ. of Northwest Ohio

Thursday: Ottawa-Glandorf vs. Lima CC, 2; Coldwater vs. Patrick Henry, 5 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, 2 p.m.

DIVISION IV

At Marathon Diamonds, Findlay

Wednesday: Arcadia vs. Gibsonburg, 4:15 p.m.; Hopewell-Loudon vs. New Riegel, 6:45

Championship: semifinal winners, Friday, 7

DIVISION IV

At Findlay H.S.

Wednesday: North Baltimore vs. Ottawa Hills, 4:30 p.m.; Northwood vs. Arlington, 7

Championship: semifinal winners, Friday, 7

Regular season

Perrysburg111 013 0 -- 7 14 4

Anthony Wayne100 044 x -- 9 7 1

WP--Valentine. LP--Stockwell. Lonseth (AW), 1-3, grand slam.

Northview000 110 2 - 4 9 2

Maumee110 041 x - 7 10 2

WP: Brown. LP: Kremchek. McCrum (M) 2-3, 2 RBIs

Napoleon260 001 1 - 10 10 2

Southview026 011 1 - 11 10 4

WP: Stambaugh. LP: Flowers. Estrel (S) 2-5, 2 2Bs, GW RBI

Edon100 00 -- 1 4 5

Archbold372 1x -- 13 13 1

WP--Schilt. LP--Brown. Dietrich (A), 2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBIs.

Woodmore000 048 0 -- 12 12 2

Otsego100 002 1 -- 13 8 2

WP--K.Vollmar. LP--Penell. Donald (O), 1-1, 3 RBIs.

Fostoria400 001 0 - 5 4 2

Lake100 003 0 - 4 6 3

WP: Keels. LP: Scanlan. Kitchen (F) 2B, 2 RBIs

Evergreen032 08 - 13 9 2

Patrick Henry300 00 - 3 9 2

WP: Henricks. LP: Bergstedt. Brighton (E) 3-4, 2B, 1 RBI

Central Catholic000 300 1 - 4 7 0

St. Francis000 020 0 - 2 5 1

WP: McNair. LP: Greenoe. Solomon (C) 3-4, 2 steals

St. John's000 002 0 - 2 8 0

Whitmer 100 000 0 - 1 2 1

WP: Korte. LP: Shroyer. Allen (SJ) 3-4

Ann Arbor Skyline000 001 0 -- 1 3 3

Bedford500 200 x -- 7 10 3

WP--Lamb. LP--Sponseller. Lamb (B), 3-3, 2B, 2 RBIs.

Ann Arbor Skyline021 000 0 -- 3 8 0

Bedford101 500 x -- 7 11 3

WP--Mills. LP--McHenry. Kuhr (B), 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs.

Genoa002 000 0 -- 2 5 3

Swanton313 000 x -- 7 10 2

WP--Pelland. LP--Spiess. C. Ringle (S) 3-3, 2 runs, RBI, 2B

HOLE IN ONE

RAY KLINGER, No. 15 at Whiteford Valley Blue, 145 yards, 5-iron.

PREP SOFTBALL

Districts

DIVISION I

At Rolf Park

Today: Springfield vs. Southview and Central Catholic vs. Notre Dame, 5 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Friday, 5

At Tiffin University

Today: Perrysburg vs. Fremont Ross, 5

Wednesday: Ashland vs. Anthony Wayne, 5 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, noon

DIVISION II

At Miller City

Today: Lima Shawnee vs. Maumee, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Celina vs. Napoleon, 5 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, noon

DIVISION III

At Lima Bath

Today: Ottawa-Glandorf vs. Coldwater, 5

Wednesday: Kenton vs. Archbold, 5 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, noon

At Bowling Green

Today: Evergreen vs. Woodmore, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Gibsonburg vs. Liberty Center, 5 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Saturday, noon

DIVISION IV

At Findlay

Today: Mohawk vs. McComb, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: North Baltimore vs. New Riegel, 5 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Friday, 5

At Fostoria

Today: Fremont St. Joseph vs. Fostoria St. Wendelin, 5 p.m.

Wednesday: Lakota vs. Cardinal Stritch, 5 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Friday, 2

At Bryan

Today: Antwerp vs. Pettisville, 5 p.m.; Ayersville vs. Edgerton, 7 p.m.

Championship: semifinal winners, Friday, 5

Regular season

Ottawa Hills003 241 5 -- 15 10 3

Rogers101 031 0 -- 6 10 6

WP--Baehren. LP--Dupree. DeWire (OH), 3-3, 3B, 2 RBIs, 3 runs.

Cardinal Stritch004 401 4 -- 13 8 3

Bowsher100 000 0 -- 1 3 6

WP--Baehren. LP--Dupree. DeWire (OH), 3-3, 3B, 2 RBIs, 3 runs.

Eastwood404 000 4 -- 12 13 3

Rossford300 000 0 -- 3 5 1

WP--Foster. LP--Longeway. Gabel (E), 3-4, 2B, 3 runs, 3 RBIs.

Perrysburg000 210 0 -- 3 4 4

Anthony Wayne010 020 1 -- 4 7 5

WP--George. LP--Eisenbrandt. Megyesi (AW), 2-4, game-winning RBI.

Napoleon100 104 0 -- 6 10 3

Southview000 046 x -- 10 10 3

WP--Michel. LP--Meyer. Moyer (S), 2-3, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.

Whitmer260 000 0 -- 8 11 4

Notre Dame002 360 x -- 11 10 2

WP--Inman. LP--Taylor. Inman (ND), 2-4, 2B, 4 RBIs.

Northwood000 460 2 -- 12 7 1

Lake235 000 x -- 10 10 0

WP--Edwards. LP--Kranz. Vanes (N), 2-3, 3 RBIs.

Northwood200 010 0 -- 3 5 2

Lake600 102 x -- 9 15 2

WP--Kranz. LP--Edwards. Walters (L), 3-4, 4 RBIs.

Oak Harbor100 000 0 -- 1 5 2

Sand. St. Mary's000 022 x -- 4 5 0

WP-Durivage. LP-Edinger. Dunn (SM) 1-3 2 RBIs.

Woodmore000 000 0 -- 0 2 0

Otsego100 000 0 -- 1 6 0

WP-Asmus. LP-Phillips. Booth (O), 2 1B.

ECHL

KELLY CUP FINALS

BEST OF 7

Las Vegas vs. Florida

Monday: Florida at Las Vegas, late

Today: Florida at Las Vegas, 10:05 p.m.

Friday: Las Vegas at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

NHL

CONFERENCE FINALS

Sunday

Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2, Los Angeles leads series 1-0

Monday

NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 0, NY Rangers lead 1-0

Today

Los Angeles at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Wednesday

New Jersey at NY Rangers, 8 p.m.

Thursday

Phoenix at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

NY Rangers at New Jersey, 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 20

Phoenix at Los Angeles, 3 p.m.

Monday, May 21

NY Rangers at New Jersey, 8 p.m.

NBA

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

(Best-of-7)

MONDAY

Philadelphia 82 Boston 81, series tied 1-1

Oklahoma City 119, L.A. Lakers 90; Oklahoma City leads 1-0

TODAY

Indiana at Miami, 7 p.m., Miami leads series 1-0

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City 9:30 p.m.

THURSDAY

Miami at Indiana, 7 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Boston at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.

Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 3:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Miami at Indiana, 3:30 p.m.

San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

TENNIS

BNL Italian Open

Rome

Men's singles, first round

Gael Monfils (13), France, d. Alex Bogomolov Jr., Russia, 6-4, 6-1; Fernando Verdasco, Spain, d. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, 6-0, retired; Bernard Tomic, Australia, d. Santiago Giraldo, Colombia, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Fabio Fognini, Italy, d. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, 6-2, 6-2; David Nalbandian, Argentina, d. Albert Ramos, Spain, 6-3, 6-4; Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, d. Robin Haase, Netherlands, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5; Carlos Berlocq, Argentina, d. Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, 6-1, 6-3; Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, d. Juan Ignacio Chela, Argentina, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3; Nicolas Almagro (12), Spain, d. Marin Cilic, Croatia, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0; John Isner (9), United States, d. Philipp Kohlscreiber, Germany, 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2.

Women's singles, first round

Anabel Medina Garrigues, Spain, d. Zheng Jie, China, 6-2, 6-1; Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, d. Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia, 6-4, 7-6 (3); Vania King, United States, d. Tsvetana Pironkova, Bulgaria, 6-0, 6-1; Christina McHale, United States, d. Monica Niculescu, Romania, 6-4, 6-4; Iveta Benesova, Czech Republic, d. Yanina Wickmayer, Belgium, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (5); Ana Ivanovic (13), Serbia, d. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, 6-4, 6-3; Julia Goerges, Germany, d. Aleksandra Wozniak, Canada, 6-1, 6-7 (1), 6-3; Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, d. Ksenia Pervak, Kazakhstan, 6-2, 6-4; Shahar Peer, Israel, d. Peng Shuai, China, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 3-1, retired; Angelique Kerber (12), Germany, d. Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, d. Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Spain, 6-3, 6-2; Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, d. Francesca Schiavone (10), Italy, 6-3, 6-4.

PREP TENNIS

OTCA DISTRICT SEMIFINAL

FINDLAY 5, ST. FRANCIS 0

Schiable d. White 6-2, 6-2; Teatsorth d. Unnerstall 6-4, 7-6; MacDonald d. C. Filipiak 7-5, 2-6, 6-1; Doubles: Jones/Iliff d. Cohen/Britsch 5-7, 6-1, 6-4; Roland/Lewis d. L. Filipiak/Bevington 6-1, 6-0.

Soccer

MLS

TODAY

Portland at Houston, 8:30

WEDNESDAY

Colorado at D.C. United, 7:30

SATURDAY

Seattle FC at Vancouver, 5

Houston at New England, 7:30

Toronto FC at D.C. United, 7:30

New York at Montreal, 7:30

Philadelphia at FC Dallas, 8:30

Sporting Kansas City at Colorado, 9

Los Angeles at Chivas USA, 10:30

Columbus at San Jose, 10:30

SUNDAY

Chicago at Portland, 7 p.m.

Sportlight

May 15

1937-War Admiral, ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, battles Pompoon head-to-head from the top of the stretch and wins the Preakness Stakes by a head.

1948-Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, wins the Preakness Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths over Vulcan's Forge.

1981-Len Barker of Cleveland pitches the first perfect game in 13 years as the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 at Municipal Stadium.

1990-Petr Klima ends a bizarre NHL marathon. His goal at 15:13 of the third overtime wins the longest game in Stanley Cup finals history for the Edmonton Oilers-a 3-2 series-opening victory over the Boston Bruins in a game delayed 25 minutes by a lighting problem.

1993-Prairie Bayou, ridden by Mike Smith, rebounds from a second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby to become the first gelding to win the Preakness in 79 years.

1998-Se Ri Pak shoots a 68 at the LPGA Championship for a two-day total of 9-under 133-the lowest 36-hole score in the history of the tournament.

1998-Notah Begay III joins Al Geiberger and Chip Beck as the only players to shoot a 59 on a U.S. pro tour. He does it at the Nike Old Dominion Open.

PREP LACROSSE

Boys

TALA TOURAMENT

Red Division

ST. FRANCIS 14, OTTAWA HILLS 6

SF: Hinkle 3, Mercamek 3, Wesley 3, Guilette 2, McKee, Snell, Yeager. Saves: Wagner 11. OH: Rodriguez 2, Trickey 2, Boesel, Hahn. Saves: Stein 16.

SOUTHVIEW 14, ANTHONY WAYNE 7

S: DiMartini 3, Valdez 3, Damman 2, Fretti 2, Smith, Andrabi, Mahoney, Ranallo. Saves: Koester 7, Gillen 4. AW: Hasenfratz 5, Bowman 2. Saves: Ludeman 4, Yost 2.

Girls

NOTRE DAME 13, WESTERVILLE SOUTH 7

ND: Toth 4, Lortie 3, Spinazze 2, Wiley 2, Vellequette. Saves: Teczynski 4.

SPORTS NOTES

TOLEDO COMMUNITY BASEBALL for boys ages 14 and under, games Monday through Thursdays beginning June 11. Cost is $150 per team, including umpires and balls. Contact: Jim, 419-936-3090 or 419-345-1077.

TOLEDO COMMUNITY SOFTBALL for girls ages 12 and under, 14 and under, and 17 and under. Games played at Navarre Park. Cost is $150 per team, which includes umpires and balls. Contact: Danielle, 419-691-1429.



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