MetroSource News 06/18/2013 01:10:31
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Rask Powers Bruins To Win Over Blackhawks

(Boston, MA)  --  Tuukka [[ TOO-kuh ]] Rask stopped all 28 shots he faced to lead the Bruins in a 2-0 victory over the Blackhawks in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final.  Rask's third shutout of the postseason gives Boston a two games to one lead in the best-of-seven set.  Corey Crawford turned away 33 shots for 'Hawks.  Game Four is Wednesday in Boston.

Hossa Misses Game Three

(Boston, MA)  --  Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa was a late scratch prior to Game Three last night.  Hossa has seven goals and eight assists in the playoffs, but skated off the ice during warmups before he was scratched.  Head coach Joel Quennville says he is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.  Ben Smith filled in for Hossa during last night's loss.

Cubs Lose To Cards

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Darwin Barney hit a solo homer but the Cubs suffered a 5-2 loss to the Cardinals at Busch Stadium last night.  Travis Wood fell to 5-and-6 after allowing three earned runs over seven innings.  Chicago has dropped two straight since a three-game winning streak.  The start of the game was delayed by just over two hours.

Cubs Resume Series In St. Louis

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Cubs continue their four-game series with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium tonight.  Jeff Samardzija takes the mound for Chicago while St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright and his 10-and-3 record to the hill.  The Cubbies have lost two straight following a three-game winning streak.  First pitch is set for 7:15.

White Sox Quiet Astros

(Houston, TX)  --  The White Sox avoided a four-game sweep from the Astros by using a four-run sixth inning to pull out a 4-2 win at Minute Maid Park.  Dayan Viciedo connected for a three-run triple and Paul Konerko had a RBI single in the win.  Reliever Nate Jones grabbed his second win and Addison Reed locked up his 20th save.  Chicago is now 29-and-38.

White Sox Head To Minnesota

(Minneapolis, MN)  --  The White Sox continue their ten-game road trip tonight with the start of the middle leg in Minnesota.  Chicago sends Dylan Axelrod to the mound against Twins right-hander Mike Pelfrey.  Minnesota had the day off yesterday after dropping two out of three to the Tigers this weekend.  First pitch from Target Field is set for 7:10.

Pippen Backs Rose Sitting Out

(Chicago, IL)  --  A former Bulls legend is putting his support behind a current Bulls superstar.  Scottie Pippen says Derrick Rose didn't deserve the criticism he received for sitting out the entire season while rehabbing from a torn ACL.  Pippen spoke at a pro-am event on Saturday and added that no one knows what Rose went through, and didn't deserve to judge him.

QB Lunt To Transfer To Illinois

(Champaign, IL)  --  Illinois is picking up a quarterback transfer in Wes Lunt.  The former Oklahoma State QB announced yesterday he would join the Fighting Illini.  Lunt grew up in Rochester, Illinois and started as a true freshman for the Cowboys in 2012.  He will have to sit out the 2013 season but will have three years of eligibility remaining for Illinois.

U.S. Men Face Honduras Tonight

(Sandy, UT)  --  The U.S. Men's National Team faces Honduras in a World Cup Qualifier tonight from Utah.  The Americans are coming off last week's 2-0 victory over Panama and sit atop the CONCACAF qualifying group with ten points, two better than Costa Rica and Mexico.  Honduras is next with seven points.  Tonight's match gets underway at 8:00.

Fire Prepare For Rapids

(Bridgeview, IL)  --  The Fire are back on the pitch tomorrow for a mid-week match against the Colorado Rapids.  Chicago is unbeaten in three straight and defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 last week.  The Fire now sit at 3-7-and-3 on the campaign.  Colorado is 5-5-and-5 after falling to the San Jose Earthquakes this past weekend.  Tomorrow's match starts at 7:30.

Sky Battle Shock Thursday

(Tulsa, OK)  --  The Sky play the middle leg of their three-game road trip this Thursday in Tulsa against the Shock.  Chicago has dropped two out of three after starting the campaign with three wins.  Rookie Elena Della Donne [[ della-DON ]] had 25 points and five rebounds in Sunday's 88-74 loss to the Dream.  The Shock will enter Thursday's game at 1-and-7.

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