Carlos Gomez was suspended three games for Pirates-Brewers brawl after violating baseball's stupid unwritten rule about showing up the pitcher. Also suspended: Martin Maldonado, Travis Snider, Russell Martin. Not suspended: Gerrit Cole, who started it.
The Pacers beat the Hawks 101-85 in Game 2, evening their first-round NBA playoff series behind 27 points from Paul George and 20 off the bench from Luis Scola. Trouble remains, though, in the useless form of center Roy Hibbert.
After leaving the NFL to become an Army Ranger in the wake of 9/11, Arizona Cardinals safety (and Arizona State linebacker) Pat Tillman died 10 years ago today in combat in Afghanistan from friendly fire. He belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
Knicks president Phil Jackson fired coach Mike Woodson. Does he hire the best available coach, the only one with 11 NBA title rings? He's great, right? Or maybe Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen and Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal were the great ones.
The world swooned as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich gave TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager a pep talk, live on national television during Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs vs. the Dallas Mavericks, after fielding two questions from Craig Sager's son, Craig Sager Jr. The elder Sager is being treated for acute leukemia.