Blackhawks Fall In Minnesota, Still Lead Series

(St. Paul, MN)  --  Jason Zucker's early tally in overtime lifted the Wild to a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks in Game Three of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series yesterday.  Duncan Keith and Johnny Oduya scored for Chicago, which still leads the series two games to one.  Corey Crawford made 34 saves in defeat.  Game Four of the series is tomorrow in Minnesota.

Bulls Meet Heat Tonight

(Brooklyn, NY)  --  After winning Game Seven against the Nets on Saturday night 99-93, the Bulls are already jumping into the next round of the playoffs.  Chicago will take on the defending champion Heat in Miami tonight in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.  The Bulls were 2-and-2 against the Heat this season.  Tip off is set for 7:00.

Cubs Suffer Sweep To Reds

(Chicago, IL)  --  Alfonso Soriano had a two-run double but the Cubs fell to the Reds 7-4 to suffer a three-game sweep at the hands of Cincinnati yesterday.  Edwin Jackson allowed four runs over five innings to fall to 0-and-5 on the season.  Anthony Rizzo and Nate Schierholtz also drove in runs for Chicago, which has lost four straight to fall to 11-and-20.

Cubs Play Makeup With Rangers Today

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs welcome the Texas Rangers to Wrigley Field tonight for a makeup game.  The original contest was scheduled to be played April 17th but was rained out.  The two teams split the other pair of games played in that series.  Scott Feldman will take the mound for Chicago against Texas' Nick Tepesch.  First pitch is set for 7:05.

ChiSox Lose In Extras To Royals

(Kansas City, MO)  --  The White Sox allowed two in the ninth and Alex Gordon completed the comeback for the Royals in the 10th as Chicago lost to Kansas City 6-5 yesterday.  Alex Rios had a solo homer and two RBI while Alejandro De Aza drove in a pair for Chicago.  Addison Reed blew the save while Brian Omogrosso suffered the loss.  The Sox are now 12-and-17.

White Sox, Royals To Make Up Friday's Game Today

(Kansas City, MO)  --  The White Sox and Royals will play day baseball today in order to makeup Friday's postponed game.  Chicago is looking to avoid the sweep after losing Saturday and Sunday's contests.  Chris Sale will take the mound against KC's James Shields.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:10.

MAC's Top Freshman To Transfer To Illinois

(Champaign, IL)  --  Western Michigan freshman forward Darius Paul announced this weekend he will transfer to Illinois.  He's following in the footsteps of his brother, senior Brandon Paul.  Darius will have to sit out next season per NCAA rules but will have three years of eligibility remaining.  Paul was the MAC Freshman of the Year last season.

Fire Get Back To Work

(Bridgeview, IL)  --  The Fire get back on the pitch this week as they prepare for Saturday's home match against the Philadelphia Union.  Chicago is 2-5-and-1 on the season.  The Union played to a 2-2 draw with Seattle this weekend and will enter the match at 3-3-and-3.  Saturday's match kicks off at 12:30.


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