Friday, May 6
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — James Neal scored with 4:21 left in the third period tying it up at 3-3, and the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks went scoreless during the first two overtimes and headed to a third extra period early Friday morning. Game 5 is Saturday night in San Jose.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have hired Ryan Cowden as their director of player personnel. Cowden spent the last 16 years with Carolina and was the Panthers' assistant director of college scouting the last two years.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer during his latest big game against Milwaukee, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Brewers 9-5 on Thursday night even though their bullpen extended its historically bad streak of allowing runs. Alfredo Simon made it easy on the major leagues' worst bullpen, becoming only the second Reds starter to last seven innings. He allowed three runs in seven two thirds innings, including Alex Presley's two-run homer. The Reds turned three double plays behind him.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Songbird's withdrawal from the Kentucky Oaks because of a fever leaves questions of what might have been for the filly who had won all seven starts. Rachel's Valentina is the 7-2 morning line favorite for Friday's marquee race for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs. Post time for the one and eighth mile race featuring 14 horses is 5:49 p.m. Eastern time.