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  • Johnson breaks tie, Lightning top Canadiens 3-1Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Tyler Johnson scored the go-ahead goal on a short-handed breakaway late in the third period and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched a playoff berth with a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

     
  • Nets end 14-game skid vs Rockets, clinch playoffsApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Brooklyn Nets clinched a playoff berth by beating the Houston Rockets for the first time in eight years, getting 32 points from Joe Johnson in a 105-96 victory on Tuesday night.

     
  • Uveges’ goal lifts South Elgin over BartlettApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    It would have been a hard April Fool’s joke to swallow for South Elgin if one of its 31 shots didn’t go in during a 1-0 Upstate Eight Valley girls soccer win over rival Bartlett at Millennium Field Tuesday. After all, the Storm’s defense didn’t allow much to get to goalie Jordan Vaulkner and South Elgin outshout the Hawks by 27. But Bartlett’s best antics behind goalkeeper Amanda Lozada’s 17 saves brought South Elgin to the brink and as Storm coach Tiffany Disher said it for her team, “if (Bartlett) were to break away and just get one, it would be a sad story for us.”

     
  • Stars rout Capitals 5-0 to maintain playoff pushApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Stars’ 5-0 win over the Capitals on Tuesday night was a victory of confidence over embarrassment. Dallas has won five of six, outscoring opponents 16-5 over their last three games.

     
  • Freeman, Heyward power Braves past Brewers 5-2Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Freddie Freeman hit a pair of solo home runs and Jason Heyward added a two-run shot to back a solid outing by Alex Wood and power the Atlanta Braves to a 5-2 victory over the Brewers on Tuesday night.

     
  • Miller, Blues blank Flyers 1-0 in shootoutApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ryan Miller stopped 31 shots and T.J. Oshie and Kevin Shattenkirk scored in a shootout in the St. Louis Blues’ 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

     
  • Maine West is hitting, and it’s starting to spreadApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Trailing 6-2 to start the top of the seventh against Buffalo Grove, Maine West strung together five consecutive hits to start the inning, tying the game at 6-6 and then went on to pull out a dramatic nine-inning 7-6 triumph over the defending Mid-Suburban East champs.

     
  • Warren’s Chris Mathieu, left, dives back to first, beating the tag by Carmel’s Andrew Wienke on Tuesday at Warren.

    Kristan’s clout key for CarmelApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    That was just plain cold. Colder than the unseasonably cool weather Warren’s baseball team encountered on its spring-break trip downstate last week. In their home opener Tuesday, the Blue Devils got chilled by a game-tying solo homer by Carmel Catholic’s Ian Kristan in the seventh inning. When Warren failed to plate a run in its half of the seventh, the nonconference game was called due to darkness. Which meant the 2½-hour contest ended in a 4-4 tie. “It hurts more than a loss,” Blue Devils junior outfielder Chris Mathieu said.

     
  • Jacobs’ Bailey Adams sends the ball upfield as Grayslake Central’s Erin Boban defends Tuesday in Algonquin.

    Grayslake Central nails down shutout of JacobsApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Grayslake Central girls soccer coach Bethany Russ got to see something new from her team Tuesday. The Rams used a good team effort to score three goals in a 5-minute span in the first half and went on to a 4-0 victory over Jacobs in Algonquin.

     
  • Metea Valley blanks West ChicagoApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Metea Valley received three goals from three players and won Tuesday night’s Upstate Eight Conference Valley Division opener 3-0 over West Chicago in Aurora.

     
  • Baseball/Fox Valley roundupApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM

     
  • Borg’s walk off grand slam lifts Jacobs over BarringtonApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Pardon Emily Borg if she wanted to admire her mammoth game-winning grand slam home run. Borg’s slam off Barrington’s Keenan Dolezal with one out in the ninth inning gave Jacobs an exhilarating 7-3 win over the stunned Fillies in nonconference softball action in Algonquin Tuesday afternoon.

     
  • A kill attempt by St. Viator’s Ryan Schiller, left, is blocked at the net by Barrington’s Colin Castagna, middle, and Connor Wright during Tuesday’s boys volleyball game in Arlington Heights.

    Barrington takes St. Viator’s best shotApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Opening-match jitters? Not Tuesday night at Cahill Gymnasium in Arlington Heights. In a game that had more of a postseason feel than an early season contest featuring two of the area’s better teams, Barrington and St. Viator duked it out like a couple of heavyweights. The host Lions extended the perennial state contender Broncos to three grueling games before Barrington finally scored a 28-26, 25-27, 23-25 victory in Arlington Heights.

     
  • West Chicago surprises Glenbard NorthApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    After being pulled for a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s softball game, West Chicago senior team captain Jillian Staten came up huge for the Wildcats with the game-winning single in the seventh to beat Glenbard North 5-4 in Carol Stream.

     
  • Baseball/DuPage County roundupApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM

     
  • Glenbard East handles Addison TrailApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    With Tommy Mogavero and his Glenbard East baseball teammates playing their seventh game over four consecutive days Tuesday, focus was at a premium. “You just take it one game at a time. You can’t really think about what you’re going to do after,” Mogavero said. “You just have to make sure the energy you have, you use it for the game.” When it mattered most against Addison Trail, Mogavero was prepared. His 2-run triple in the bottom of the fifth inning was the game-winning hit in the Rams’ 8-4 victory at the Plunkett Sports Complex in Elmhurst.

     
  • Softball/Fox Valley roundupApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM

     
  • Willows Academy breaks away in 2nd half vs. Christian LibertyApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    After a first half filled with near misses, Willows Academy (3-1-1) found the back of the net three times in a 3-0 victory Tuesday afternoon at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Pitching for Paulino ‘a blessing’Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nearly two years after having Tommy John surgery, new White Sox starting pitcher Felipe Paulino is looking forward to getting back on the mound and facing the Minesota Twins Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

     
  • Bulls game dayApr 1, 2014 12:00 AM

     
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