MetroSource News 05/16/2013

Chicago Sports

Heat Advance To East Finals With Win Over Bulls

(Miami, FL)  --  The Bulls season has come to an end after last night's 94-91 defeat to the Miami Heat in Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinals.  Carlos Boozer scored a game-high 26 points with 14 rebounds for Chicago, which won Game One before dropping four straight.  Nate Robinson added 21 points and six dimes in the season-ending defeat.


Blackhawks Ground Red Wings In Game One

(Chicago, IL)  --  Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger each scored in the third period to lift the Blackhawks to a 4-1 win over the Red Wings in Game One of the Western Conference semifinals.  Marian Hossa scored in the first and Patrick Sharp added an empty-netter late for Chicago, which hosts Game Two Saturday.  Corey Crawford made 20 saves in the win.


Toews Named Selke Finalist

(New York, NY)  --  Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews is a finalist for the NHL's Selke Award.  The honor is given each year to the league's top defensive forward.  Boston's Patrice Bergeron and Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk are also finalists.  Bergeron won the award last season.  The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup Final.


Samardzija Leads Cubs Past Rockies

(Chicago, IL)  --  Jeff Samardzija used his bat and glove to help the Cubs to a 6-3 win over the Rockies.  The right-hander hit a two-run homer and went eight innings on the mound while allowing just two runs.  Samardzija struck out seven to improve to 2-and-5 on the campaign.  David DeJesus also homered for Chicago, which has won four out of five.


Cubbies Welcome Mets Tomorrow

(Chicago, IL)  --  The Cubs welcome the New York Mets to Wrigley Field for a three-game series starting tomorrow.  Chicago sends Edwin Jackson to the mound against New York ace Matt Harvey.  The Cubs have won four out of their last five to move to 17-and-23 on the campaign.  First pitch tomorrow afternoon is slated for 1:20.


Phillies Sign Zambrano To Minor-League Deal

(Philadelphia, PA)  --  Former Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano has signed a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.  The 31-year-old will report to extending spring training this week in Florida.  He hasn't pitched in the majors since last September with Miami.  Zambrano was offered no guarantees of a shot in the majors and has an opt-out clause for July 1st.


White Sox Split Twins

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  Adam Dunn hit a pair of two-run homers to power the White Sox to a 9-4 win over the Twins.  Dunn finished 3-for-4 with five RBI as Chicago won the final two tests of the three-game series in Minnesota.  Dayan Viciedo added a solo homer and two RBI in the win.  Dylan Axelrod allowed three runs in five-and-a-third innings for his first win.


White Sox Open Set With Halos

(Anaheim, CA)  --  The White Sox have shipped west to start a four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels tonight in Anaheim.  Jose Quintana gets the start for Chicago against LA's Jerome Williams.  The Sox have won three out of four to move to 17-and-21.  The Halos lost last night to the Royals and are now 15-and-25 overall.


Delle Donne Leads Sky To Win

(Chicago, IL)  --  Elena Delle Donne  scored a game-high 17 points in her debut to lead the Sky to an 85-67 victory over the New York Liberty yesterday in preseason action.  The contest was played in front of a thousand Chicago Public School students at Chicago State University.  The Sky open the regular season May 27th at Phoenix.


Fire Getting Set For Union

(Bridgeview, IL)  --  The Fire are getting set for Saturday night's match against the Philadelphia Union.  Last week Chicago suffered a 1-0 loss to the Union at home.  Philadelphia lost last night at home to the L.A. Galaxy.  Chicago is 2-6-and-1 while Philadelphia sits at 4-4-and-3.  Saturday's match starts at 6:30.


Andrew Stetka/mm   SPT)

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