Brewers' Gallardo arrested for DUI
Milwaukee Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo was arrested Tuesday morning with DUI, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department told ESPN Wisconsin.
He is questionable to make his next start on Thursday against the Giants.
Gallardo has no prior criminal record and will not face jail time.
He last pitched on Saturday, an 8-0 losing in St. Louis. The 2010 All-Star is 0-1 in three starts this season with a 6.61 ERA.
The official statement released from the Brewers reads:
"We have been made aware of the situation with Yovani and we take this matter very seriously. We have expressed our disappointment to him and know he understands that behavior of this nature is of great concern to everyone in the organization. Yovani has acknowledged the seriousness of this incident and is taking full accountability for his actions."
Yale battle Quinnipiac for Frozen Four crown
The puck drops on the NCAA Frozen Four final tonight as Yale plays Quinnipiac.
Quinnipiac is the first overall seed in the tournament. The Bobcats advanced to the final by defeating St. Cloud State 4-1 on Thursday.
Yale defeated UMass-Lowell 3-2 in overtime in their semi-final matchup on Thursday.
The Bulldogs have provided some stunning moments on its way to the NCAA final. They defeated
Quinnipiac and Yale both play in the East Coast Athletic Conference. Quinnipiac finished the season 3-0 versus Yale.
Quinnipiac are -166 favorites for the championship. Yale come in as +320 underdogs.
The puck drops at 7 p.m. ET in Pittsburgh.
NHL underdogs come up big
Late-season NHL games can become tight, chippy affairs and Friday night was a prime example. Friday's underdogs came up big with wins or kept things close.
Underdogs went 4-1 ATS (against the spread) on the night.
Craig Anderson recorded a shutout for the Ottawa Senators as they blanked the New Jersey Devils 2-0.
The Dallas Stars had a big 5-2 victory on the road over the Nashville Predators.
The Phoenix Coyotes recorded a 3-2 overtime win versus the Calgary Flames.
The Detroit Red Wings managed to cover the 1.5-puck line as they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout.
The one exception was the favored Columbus Blue Jackets winning 4-1 over the St. Louis Blues.
Blue Jays World Series futures take hit with Reyes injury
The Toronto Blue Jays' underwhelming start to the season took a turn for the worse on Friday night.
Jose Reyes hurt his ankle making an awkward slide into second base during the sixth inning versus the Kansas City Royals.
Reyes was in obvious pain and had to be carted off the field.
The Jays' infield is already thin. Third baseman Brett Lawrie is on the DL with a strained left oblique and Maicer Izturis was held out Friday's game after fouling a ball off of his foot. According to espn.com, general manager Alex Anthopoulos has already been on the phone with other teams to find a replacement.
Toronto opened the season +1200 to win the World Series at Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. Current odds on the Jays winning the World Series range from +700 at Bet365 to +1000 at Sports Interaction.
Reyes has been a bright spot for the Jays. The shortstop is hitting .395 with five stolen bases in 10 games played.
The extent of the injury is not known. Early indications are that he could be out from one month to three months.
The Jays are +116 underdogs in Kansas City tonight. The total is 7.5.
NBA off the board report
Here are Saturday's NBA games that are currently off the board as of 10:45 a.m. ET:
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Bobcats
Bucks guard Brandon Jennings is questionable with an injured Achilles tendon.
Bucks center Larry Sanders is doubtful with a back injury.
Bobcats center Byron Mullens is questionable with an injured elbow.
Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic
Celtics center Kevin Garnett is probable with a sore left ankle.
Celtics forward Paul Pierce is probable with a sore left ankle.
Celtics forward Jeff Green is probable with a bruised left elbow.
Magic guard Jameer Nelson is doubtful with a sprained ankle.
NHL goalie report
Here is Friday's NHL goalie report as of 5:37 p.m. ET, courtesy of Goaliepost.com:
Ottawa Senators vs. New Jersey Devils (+136, -147, 5)
Craig Anderson will start for the Senators, according to Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun. Martin Brodeur will start for New Jersey, according to Tom Gulitti of NorthJersey.com.
St. Louis Blues vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (-106, -102, 5)
The Blues will start Jake Allen, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Sergei Bobrovsky will start for Columbus, according to Rob Mixer of the Blue Jackets.
Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators (+108, -117, 5)
Richard Bachman will start for Dallas with Kari Lehtonen out of the lineup, according to Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News. Predators coach Barry Trotz said that Steve Mason will start against the Stars.
Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks (+170, -185, 5)
Jimmy Howard told reporters he will start for Detroit. The Blackhawks will start Corey Crawford, according to ESPN Chicago.
Phoenix Coyotes vs. Calgary Flames (-149, +137, 5)
Mike Smith is probable for Phoenix. Joey MacDonald will start for the Flames, according to Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun.
Oddsmakers adjust to NHL under streak
All five totals in the NHL games Friday are set at five.
The under has been hot over the past week, going 33-16 in the past seven days before Thursday's schedule.
The under went 4-3-2 on Thursday because four games were set at five. Two of the four games pushed, which would have been two more unders if the oddsmakers hadn't adjusted.
In the month of April, the under is cashing at a 61.4 percent clip, for a record of 46-27-10.
Big Three in for Miami, while KG and Pierce out for Boston
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh will all play tonight for the Heat against Boston.
The Celtics will be without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett for the game against Miami.
This will be the first game Miami's Big Three will play together since March 29 in New Orleans, when the Heat beat the Hornets 108-89.
Pierce has missed two of the team's past five games, but played the last two. He will miss Friday's game with an ankle injury.
Garnett missed 10 of 12 games before returning to the lineup for the past two contests. He will miss Friday's match against Miami with a sore left ankle.
The Heat are 12.5-point favorites and the total is set at 194.
NHL goalie report
Here are Thursday's starting goalies as of 3:39 p.m. ET, courtesy of GoaliePost.com:
New York Islanders vs. Boston Bruins
Evgeni Nabokov is a confirmed starter for the Islanders tonight, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. Tuukka Rask is likely to start for the Bruins, according to Mike Loftus of The Patriot Ledger.
Montreal Canadiens vs. Buffalo Sabres
Peter Budaj is confirmed to start for Montreal, according to an announcement made by coach Michel Therrien. Ryan Miller is confirmed for Buffalo, according to Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News.
Ottawa Senators vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Robin Lehner is confirmed to start for Ottawa, according to an announcement made by coach Paul MacLean. Ilya Bryzgalov will get the start for the Flyers, according to Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals
Justin Peters is confirmed to start for the Hurricanes, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer. Katie Carrera of the Washington Post confirms that Braden Holtby will start for Washington.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
The Penguins announced that backup goalie Tomas Vokoun will get the start for Pittsburgh. Ben Bishop is confirmed for the Lightning, according to Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times.
San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings
Antti Niemi will start for the Sharks, according to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area. Jimmy Howard gets the start for Detroit, according to mlive.com.
Florida Panthers vs. Winnipeg Jets
Jacob Markstrom will start tonight for the Panthers, according to Steve Goldstein of the Fox Sports Florida. Ondrej Pavelec is confirmed for Winnipeg, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.
St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild
Brian Elliott is confirmed to start for St. Louis, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Niklas Backstrom is likely to start for Minnesota, according to the teams' official website.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Jonathan Quick
Sami Aittokallio will make his NHL debut tonight for Colorado, according to the teams' official Twitter feed. Jonathan Quick is likely to start for L.A., according to Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com.
Donaldson cards hole-in-one at Masters
Did you have a play on a "hole-in-one" prop for the 2013 Masters?
If you did, it has already hit.
Jamie Donaldson aced the 180-yard par-three sixth hole known as "Juniper".
Bet365 had -110 odds on "yes" for the prop bet.
Leishman has early lead at The Masters
Australian Marc Leishman shot a 66 (-6) to get out to the early lead at the Masters (as of 3:51 pm ET).
Leishman opened as +50000 to win outright. He has since moved to +2500 after getting out to the early lead.
Leishman carded a bogey on the first hole, but posted seven birdies throughout his opening round.
Oakland get straight A's on offense
The Oakland Athletics total went over the number once again last night.
Oakland defeated the Los Angeles Angels 11-5 on Wednesday to improve their over/under record to 8-1 on the young season.
Oakland lead the majors with 16 home runs and 157 total bases.
The A's are +117 underdogs on the money line tonight and the total is eight.
Sens struggling to find the back of the net
The Ottawa Senators are losers of five straight games and are on the road to face the Philadelphia Flyers tonight.
The Senators have just seven goals during their five game losing streak.
Philadelphia rank 26th in the NHL in goals against, giving up an average of 3.1 goals per game.
The Flyers are -127 favorites on the moneyline.
Hobbling Bulls attempt to stop Knicks
The Chicago Bulls host the New York Knicks tonight and hope to put an end to the Knicks' 13 game winning streak.
Chicago has had recent ATS (against the spread) success versus the Knicks. The Bulls are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings with the Knicks.
Chicago is banged up going into the game tonight. Forward Taj Gibson is questionable (left knee sprain), forward Luol Deng is doubtful (hip) and center Joakim Noah is out (foot injury).
It was the Bulls that put an end to the Miami Heat's 27 game winning streak back on March 27.
The Bulls are 4-point home underdogs tonight. The total is 190.5.
Potter bests Kuchar and Mickelson
Ted Potter was crowned champion of 2013 Masters Par-3 contest.
Potter got the best of Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson in a playoff after the three finished at 4-under.
Ben Crenshaw and Nick Watney carded the only holes-in-one on the day.
No winner of the Par-3 contest has ever gone on to win the Green Jacket.
Padres enjoy first game in Petco's new dimensions
The San Diego Padres enjoyed some success with the bats in their first home game. The Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-3.
The Padres notched nine runs on 11 hits in the home opener. Will Venable and Nick Hundley each hit their first homer of the season.
San Diego's Petco Park got a bit of a facelift in the offseason. The wall from right-field to right-center was moved in 11 feet and lowered.
The right-center wall has moved from 402 feet to 391 feet. The left-center wall has been moved in from 402 feet to 390 feet.
Game two in the series goes tonight with Chad Billingsley starting for the Dodgers (-116) and Eric Stults getting the nod for the Padres (+107).
The total is set at seven.
Barcelona are favorites to hoist Champions League trophy
The final four teams have been determined in the Champions League.
Goals from Mario Mandzukic and Claudio Pizarro helped Bayern Munich defeat Juventus 2-0 to advance from their matchup.
Barcelona advanced over Paris Saint Germain on away goals following their 1-1 draw in Spain.
Bayern and Barca will join Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in the semi-finals giving us two German sides and two Spanish sides.
Here are the odds to win the Champions League outright (courtesy of bet365):
Read Madrid +250
Bayern Munich +275
Borussia Dortmund +650
Clippers totals hitting over
The Los Angeles Clippers are one of the better defensive teams in the NBA but their totals have been playing over recently.
The Clips have gone over the number in three straight and seven of their last eight games overall.
Their opponents' points per game average of 94.8 is fourth best in the league. During these recent eight games, they have given up an average of 100.2. Opponents have been shooting .479 percent over that stretch, well above the season average of .445.
The Clippers host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. The total is 199 and the Clippers are 12-point favorites.
Bubba aces No. 16
Defending champ Bubba Watson made a hole-in-one in a practice round on Wednesday. Watson aced the par-3 16th known as "Redbud".
There have been 15 holes-in-one on the 16th hole at Augusta including two times last year by Bo Van Pelt and Adam Scott.
The average score on the 16th is 3.16 and ranks ninth on the course.
NHL goalie report
Here are Wednesday's starting goalies as of 4:00 p.m. ET, courtesy of GoaliePost.com:
Boston Bruins vs. New Jersey Devils
Boston coach Claude Julien announced Anton Khudobin will start following the morning skate. New Jersey coach Pete DeBoer said Martin Brodeur will start.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers
James Reimer is expected to start for Toronto, according to Mark Masters of TSN. Henrik Lundqvist will start for the Rangers, according to Steve Zipay of Newsday.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames
Cory Schneider will start for Vancouver, according to Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun. Miikka Kiprusoff will start for the Flames, according to Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet Fan 960.
Phoenix Coyotes vs. Edmonton Oiers
Mike Smith is probable to start for the Coyotes. Devan Dubnyk will start for Edmonton, according to the team's official Twitter feed.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks
Jean-Sebastian Giguere will start for the Avalanche, according to Mike Chambers of The Denver Post. Jonas Hiller will start for Anaheim, according to Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register.
Schneider starts in goal as under looks to hit again
The under is 8-1-2 in the Canucks last 11 games. Cory Schneider has been between the pipes for Vancouver in each match and will start his 12th game in a row Wednesday in Calgary, according to a tweet from Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun.
The Canucks' goalie has been stellar over this extended stretch, going 9-2 with a .954 save percentage and has allowed only 13 goals.
What has also contributed to the under run is that the Canucks have scored only 27 goals in the 11 games.
Vancouver is -174 on the road Wednesday. The Flames are +160 and the total is 5.5.
Cavs scoring has nosedived on losing streak
The Cavaliers have lost 15 of their last 19 games SU. Cleveland is 9-9-1ATS over the stretch.
Over the last 19 games, the Cavs have only hit triple digits twice. In the team's previous 59 games, Cleveland's hit 100 points 24 times.
The Cavaliers are 1.5-point favorites against Detroit tonight. The total is 198.5.
Kovalchuk out vs. Bruins
Ilya Kovalchuk will miss his eighth game in a row Wednesday when New Jersey's plays Boston, according to The Bergen Record.
When asked if Kovalchuk will play this week, Devils head coach Pete DeBoer said, "I don't know."
The Devils have lost all seven games since losing their Russian sniper to a shoulder injury. They've scored only 12 goals since Kovalchuk went down, which works out to 1.7 goals per game. This is below the team's season average of 2.3 goals per game, which is 27th in the NHL.
New Jersey is +124 to beat Boston while the Bruins are -134 as a road favorite. The total is set at five.
Anthony ranked as most overpaid NBA player
Despite averaging 40.6 points a game over the past five and his team going on a 13-game winning streak, Forbes ranked Carmelo Anthony as the most overpaid player in the NBA.
Using data provided by TheNBAGeek.com, Forbes created a player efficiency rating to rank the players, and using a wins produced metric to calculate a player's lack of value.
They argue that despite Anthony's burst of points over the past five games, he isn't an efficient player because he takes so many shots, doesn't rebound enough or produce enough assists.
Here's the rest of the list:
Carmelo Anthony, Knicks
Salary: $19.4 million
Wins produced: 0.7
Ben Gordon, Bobcats
Salary: $12.4 million
Wins produced: -2.1
Joe Johnson, Nets
Salary: $19.75 milliion
Wins produced: 1.5
Hedo Turkoglu, Magic
Salary: $11.8 million
Wins produced: -0.6
Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks
Salary: $20.9 million
Wins produced: 3.3
Corey Maggette, Pistons
Salary: $10.9 million
Wins produced: -0.8
Rudy happy, Raptors
Salary: $16.5 million
Wins produced: 1.8
Stephen Jackson, Spurs
Salary: $10.1 million
Wins produced: -0.2
Chris Kaman, Mavericks
Salary: $8 million
Wins produced: -0.6
Arron Afflalo, Magic
Salary: $7.8 million
Wins produced: -0.4
Lakers now favored to make the playoffs
The Lakers have gone from a +125 underdog to make the playoffs, to a -210 favorite at the Las Vegas Hotel SuperBook.
Los Angeles defeated the Hornets on Tuesday and Utah lost to Oklahoma City, moving the Lakers into the eighth and final playoff spot, a half-game up on the Jazz.
On Monday, the Lakers were +125 to miss the playoffs and -145 to make it. Now they are -210 to make the playoffs and +180 to miss it.
The Lakers travel to Portland on Wednesday to play the Trail Blazers. LA is 5-10 SU (straight up) this season on no days rest.
There is currently no line on the game. Las Vegas-based odds service company The Sports Club projects the Lakers to be 3.5-point favorites and the total at 202.
NBA off the board report
Here are Wednesday's NBA games that are currently off the board as of 10:45 a.m. ET:
Atlanta Hawks vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Hawks center Al Horford missed the team's last game against San Antonio on Saturday with a hamstring injury. He practiced on Monday according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and is expected to play Wednesday.
Hawks forward Josh Smith is probable with a knee injury.
Hawks guard Kyle Korver missed the team's last game against San Antonio on Saturday with a knee injury. He is probable on Wednesday.
Hawks guard Devin Harris has missed six of the past eight games with a foot injury and is probable on Wednesday.
Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards
Heat forward Chris Bosh has missed the past two games with the flu and is not expected to travel to Washington for Wednesday's game according to the Associated Press.
Heat forward LeBron James is still experiencing hamstring soreness and is questionable on Wednesday.
Heat guard Dwyane Wade has missed the last five games and will be evaluated Wednesday before announcing his status for Wednesday's game according to the Associated Press.
Brooklyn Nets vs. Boston Celtics
Nets guard Keith Bogans is doubtful Wednesday after missing his last game with a back injury.
Celics forward Paul Pierce is probable with an ankle injury.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers
Lakers guard Steve Nash has missed the past four games with a right hamstring and right hip spasm injury and is doubtful.
Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum has missed the last three games is doubtful Wednesday with a shoulder injury.
Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews will have two more MRIs on his right ankle, reports The Oregonian, and is doubtful against the Lakers.