Wednesday, May 6
ATLANTA (AP) — DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 last night, taking advantage of John Wall's absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece. Game 3 is Saturday at Washington.
ATLANTA (AP) — Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 last night. Miller allowed only three hits and one walk with eight strikeouts.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Kevin "Bono" Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr. beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Manion replaces Drew Blickensderfer, who has been offered another position in the organization. Manion was the crew chief for Jamie McMurray in 2010 when the duo won the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400.
UNDATED (AP) - The NCAA certified three new bowls to push the total number of postseason games in major college football to new high of 42. Debuting this season will be the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Florida, and as yet unnamed games in Tucson, Arizona, and Austin, Texas.