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Sports scoreboard

By: AP

mlb
National League
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct GB
Florida 27 19 .587 —
Atlanta 26 21 .553 11/2
Philadelphia 27 22 .551 11/2
New York 22 23 .489 41/2
Washington 20 28 .417 8
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 28 19 .596 —
St. Louis 28 21 .571 1
Houston 27 22 .551 2
Milwaukee 22 25 .468 6
Pittsburgh 22 25 .468 6
Cincinnati 21 27 .438 71/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Arizona 28 19 .596 —
Los Angeles 25 21 .543 21/2
San Francisco 19 29 .396 91/2
Colorado 18 29 .383 10
San Diego 18 31 .367 11
Thursday’s Games
Pittsburgh 8, Milwaukee 4
Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 2
Florida 4, Arizona 0
Philadelphia 7, Houston 5
San Diego 8, Cincinnati 2
Tonight’s Games
Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 6-1) at Pittsburgh (Duke 2-2), 6:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Zito 0-8) at Florida (Olsen 4-1), 6:10 p.m.
Arizona (Davis 1-1) at Atlanta (Reyes 2-1), 6:35 p.m.
Milwaukee (Suppan 2-3) at Washington (Od.Perez 1-4), 6:35 p.m.
Philadelphia (Eaton 0-2) at Houston (Backe 3-5), 7:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (Ol.Perez 4-3) at Colorado (Reynolds 0-1), 8:05 p.m.
Cincinnati (Volquez 7-1) at San Diego (Estes 1-0), 9:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright 3-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Lowe 2-4), 9:40 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
N.Y. Mets (Vargas 0-2) at Colorado (Francis 1-4), 2:55 p.m.
Arizona (Johnson 4-1) at Atlanta (Campillo 1-0), 2:55 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Marquis 2-3) at Pittsburgh (Dumatrait 1-2), 6:05 p.m.
Philadelphia (Myers 2-5) at Houston (Moehler 1-1), 6:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Cain 2-3) at Florida (Badenhop 1-3), 6:10 p.m.
Milwaukee (McClung 1-1) at Washington (Lannan 4-4), 6:10 p.m.
Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-4) at San Diego (Ledezma 0-1), 9:05 p.m.
St. Louis (Lohse 3-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Penny 5-4), 9:10 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
San Francisco at Florida, 12:10 p.m.
Arizona at Atlanta, 12:35 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m.
Milwaukee at Washington, 12:35 p.m.
Philadelphia at Houston, 1:05 p.m.
N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 2:05 p.m.
Cincinnati at San Diego, 3:05 p.m.
St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.
American League
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
East Division
W L Pct GB
Boston 31 19 .620 —
Tampa Bay 27 20 .574 21/2
Baltimore 24 22 .522 5
Toronto 24 25 .490 61/2
New York 22 25 .468 71/2
Central Division
W L Pct GB
Chicago 26 20 .565 —
Minnesota 23 24 .489 31/2
Cleveland 22 25 .468 41/2
Kansas City 21 26 .447 51/2
Detroit 20 27 .426 61/2
West Division
W L Pct GB
Los Angeles 28 21 .571 —
Oakland 25 23 .521 21/2
Texas 24 25 .490 4
Seattle 18 30 .375 91/2
Thursday’s Games
Detroit 9, Seattle 2
Texas 8, Minnesota 7, 10 innings
Boston 11, Kansas City 8
N.Y. Yankees 2, Baltimore 1
Toronto 4, L.A. Angels 3
Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 1
Tonight’s Games
Texas (Gabbard 1-1) at Cleveland (Carmona 4-1), 6:05 p.m.
Seattle (Bedard 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 3-5), 6:05 p.m.
Minnesota (Slowey 0-4) at Detroit (Galarraga 3-1), 6:05 p.m.
Kansas City (Greinke 5-1) at Toronto (Halladay 4-5 or Litsch 5-1), 6:07 p.m.
Baltimore (Guthrie 2-4) at Tampa Bay (Garza 2-1), 6:10 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Saunders 7-1 or Jer.Weaver 3-5) at Chicago White Sox (G.Floyd 4-2), 7:11 p.m.
Boston (Wakefield 3-2) at Oakland (Harden 2-0), 9:05 p.m.
Saturday’s Games
Seattle (F.Hernandez 2-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Mussina 6-4), 12:05 p.m.
Kansas City (Hochevar 3-3) at Toronto (Litsch 5-1), 12:07 p.m.
L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 3-5) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 3-3), 2:55 p.m.
Baltimore (Trachsel 2-4) at Tampa Bay (Jackson 2-3), 5:10 p.m.
Texas (Feldman 1-1) at Cleveland (Lee 6-1), 6:05 p.m.
Minnesota (Bonser 2-5) at Detroit (Robertson 1-5), 6:05 p.m.
Boston (Beckett 5-3) at Oakland (Duchscherer 3-3), 8:05 p.m.
Sunday’s Games
Minnesota at Detroit, 12:05 p.m.
Texas at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m.
Seattle at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m.
Kansas City at Toronto, 12:07 p.m.
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m.
Boston at Oakland, 3:05 p.m.
L.A. Angels at Chicago White Sox, 7:05 p.m.

nba playoffs
National Basketball Association
Playoff Glance
By The Associated Press
CONFERENCE FINALS
(Best-of-7)
Eastern Conference
Boston vs. Detroit
Tuesday, May 20: Boston 88, Detroit 79, Boston leads series 1-0
Thursday, May 22: Detroit 103, Boston 97, series tied 1-1
Saturday, May 24: Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, May 26: Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 28: Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 30: Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m., if necessary
Sunday, June 1: Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m., if necessary
Western Conference
L.A. Lakers vs. San Antonio
Wednesday, May 21: L.A. Lakers 89, San Antonio 85, L.A. Lakers lead series 1-0
Tonight: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 25: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 27: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 29: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m., if necessary
Saturday, May 31: L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m., if necessary
Monday, June 2: San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m., if necessary

transactions
By The Associated Press
BASEBALL
Major League Baseball
MLB—Suspended New York Yankees RHP LaTroy Hawkins for three games and fined him and undisclosed amoung for intentionally throwing at Baltimore OF Luke Scott in a game on May 20.
American League
NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated Jeff Karstens from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Scranton-Wilkes-Barre (International League).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Activated OF Chris Denorfia from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Sacramento (Pacific Coast League).
SEATTLE MARINERS—Recalled RHP R.A. Dickey from Tacoma (Pacific Coast League).
National League
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Activated LHP Doug Davis from the 15-day DL. Designated RHP Brandon Medders for assignment.
NEW YORK METS—Placed OF Moises Alou on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of C-1B Raul Casanova from New Orleans (PCL).
SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed RHP Chris Young and C Josh Bard on the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Joe Thatcher to Portland (Pacific Coast League). Recalled RHP Josh Banks and RHP Jared Wells from Portland and C Colt Morton from San Antonio (Texas). Designated RHP Justin Germano for assignment. Purchased the contract of RHP Mike Adams from Portland.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed RF Austin Kearns on the 15-Day DL.
FOOTBALL
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS—Waived P Jimmie Kaylor.
CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed DB Daven Holly to a one-year contract and placed him on injured reserve.
OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed QB Marques Tuiasosopo.
HOCKEY
National Hockey League
ATLANTA THRASHERS—Agreed to terms with F Rylan Kaip and D Arturs Kulda.
CAROLINA HURRICANES—Agreed to terms with F Harrison Reed on a three-year contract.
COLORADO AVALANCHE—Named Tony Granato coach.
DALLAS STARS—Signed Brett Hull and Les Jackson, co-general managers, through the 2010-11 season.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Re-signed D Mike Mottau and D Sheldon Brookbank.
VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Agreed to terms with Alain Vigneault, coach, on a contract extension through the 2009-10 season. Fired Barry Smith and Mike Kelly, assistant coaches.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Signed D Karl Alzner to a three-year contract. Extended their affiliation agreement with Hershey (American Hockey League) through the 2009-10 hockey season.
COLLEGE
LOYOLA, N.O.—Announced the resignation of DoBee Plaisance, women’s basketball coach, to take the same position at Nicholls State.
NEVADA—Announced the resignation of Kim Gervasoni, women’s basketball coach at the school.
Published in The Messenger 5.23.08

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