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Sports Report: Orioles Game Believed To Be First MLB Game Without Any Fans


In the NBA playoffs, Houston beat Dallas 103-94 sending the Rockets to the second round and it was San Antonio over the Clippers 111-107, Spurs lead the series 3-1.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love likely will miss the remainder of the postseason with "extensive" damage to his left shoulder. Cavs general manager David Griffin says the team does not expect Love to return in the playoffs. Love was injured in Sunday's series-sweeping win over Boston when he got tangled with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball.


In baseball, in the American League, the revelation that ace Masahiro Tanaka will be out at least a month because of a mild forearm strain and right wrist tendinitis overshadowed the New York Yankees' 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night behind Brian McCann's two doubles that drove in three runs., Toronto bested Boston 11-8, Kansas City topped Cleveland 11-5, Seattle won against Texas 2-1, Minnesota edged Detroit 3-2, and it was Oakland over the Angels 6-2.

In the National League, Miami slid past the Mets 4-3, Washington edged Atlanta 13-12, the Cubs tripled up Pittsburgh 6-2, St. Louis beat Philadelphia 11-5, Arizona topped Colorado 12-5, Cincinnati defeated Milwaukee 4-2, and it was San Francisco over the Dodgers 2-1.

In interleague play, Houston beat San Diego 14-3.

The Baltimore Orioles had a game postponed for the second straight night due to safety concerns following Monday's rioting northeast of Camden Yards. And Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox has been moved to the afternoon and will be played without any fans in attendance. It is believed to be the first game without fans in Major League Baseball's 145-season history.

The owners of a parcel of land in downtown Providence are pitching the location as a suitable alternative for the Pawtucket Red Sox's new ballpark. JAG Investment Realty suggested yesterday that Victory Place near Davol Square would be an option should the PawSox owners' first pick fall through.


The New York Rangers know exactly what to expect from the Washington Capitals in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It's going to be physical, and it's going to take another big defensive effort like the one the Rangers got against Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. It's the fifth time since 2009 that the teams will meet in the playoffs.

New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic says he sustained a torn left knee ligament that forced him to miss the team's first-round playoff series against Washington. Hamonic revealed the nature of the injury while cleaning out his locker yesterday, a day after the Islanders were eliminated in a 2-1 loss in Game 7. The injury did not require surgery.


The College of New Jersey has named Matthew Goldsmith as its new basketball coach. Goldsmith arrives from Amherst College in Massachusetts, where he was an assistant coach for three seasons and a member of its national championship team in 2007. He's a New Jersey native, who played at Delbarton High School.


A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the NFL has fined the New York Jets $100,000 for tampering because of owner Woody Johnson's comments in December about Darrelle Revis, who was then a member of the New England Patriots. The Patriots filed a tampering charge against the Jets after Johnson said he would "love to have Darrelle back."

NFL prospect Shane Ray has been issued a misdemeanor citation after a trooper found a small amount of marijuana in the defensive end's car. Ray was the SEC defensive player of the year at Missouri and is expected to be an early pick this week in the NFL draft.

Little League:

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Connecticut father who said a baseball Little League demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team because of the father's plans to build affordable housing next to a former league official's home. The judge says Christopher Stefanoni didn't prove any allegations in the lawsuit he filed against the Darien Little League and its officials in 2013.

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