UNDATED (AP) — The New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs enjoy three-games-to-none leads in their NBA first-round series after winning easily last night. Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks with 26 points and the Knicks built a 16-point halftime lead before cruising to a 90-76 win at Boston. The Spurs handed the Lakers their worst home playoff loss in team history as Tim Duncan dropped in 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 120-89 laugher in Los Angeles.
UNDATED (AP) — All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and is out indefinitely. The team says it won't have an accurate timeline for his return until after the procedure is done. The Thunder have not ruled out the possibility that Westbrook could return if the team keeps advancing in the playoffs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Linebacker Manti Te'o (MAN'-ty TAY'-oh), quarterback Geno Smith and running back Eddie Lacy had to wait an extra day before being selected in the NFL draft. Te'o was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 38th overall pick, one spot before Smith was chosen by the New York Jets. Lacy slid all the way down to the 61st pick before becoming a Green Bay Packer.
DETROIT (AP) — Anibal Sanchez set a Detroit record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game, fanning 17 while throwing 121 pitches over eight innings of the Tigers' 10-0 rout of Atlanta. He fared much better than Braves starter Paul Maholm (mah-HAH'-luhm), who was torched for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings after allowing just three in his first four starts.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Matt Kenseth has won the pole for tonight's Sprint Cup race at Richmond, less than a week after his tainted victory at Kansas Speedway. Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing were penalized earlier this week for an illegal part in Kenseth's engine. JGR driver Brian Vickers was second in yesterday's qualifying, followed by Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne (kayn), Clint Bowyer (BOY'-ur) and Juan Pablo Montoya.