Saturday, April 23
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jon Lester gave a fitting follow-up to Jake Arrieta's no-hitter by going seven innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 victory at the Cincinnati Reds Friday night. Anthony Rizzo homered for the third consecutive game, helping the Cubs improve to 13-4. That's the best record in the majors and the Cubs' best start to a season since 1970.
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — University of South Dakota Athletic Director David Herbster says the school has hired Northern Kentucky women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit (PLITZ'-zoo-wyte) to lead the Coyotes. Officials plan to formally introduce Plitzuweit as South Dakota's new coach at a news conference on Monday morning.
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Cherubim beat Pay the Fine by a nose to win the $54,680 feature Friday at Los Alamitos in his first start in 7 1/2 months. Cherubim increased his career earnings to $203,020, with three wins in 13 starts. It was the 5-year-old gelding's second win after a long layoff. The Kentucky-bred won after more than six months on the sidelines last May 9th.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yakov survived a foul claim and a stewards' inquiry Friday to win the $62,000 allowance feature for New York breds at Aqueduct. Yakov set the pace in the mile race, beating Clifton Pleasure by a length.