Scoreboard Roundup - 4/21/14

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a320ff36e3.jpgGetty Images/Hemera (NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Memphis Grizzlies 111 – Oklahoma City Thunder 105 (Series tied at 1-1)

Los Angeles Clippers 138 - Golden State Warriors 98 (Series tied at 1-1)

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – First Round: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 – Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (Penguins lead series, 2-1)


Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach Rick Adelman Retires

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_dcf58cd9d7.jpgRonald Martinez/Getty Images (MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman announced his retirement on Monday. The 67-year-old Adelman spent 23 seasons in the NBA as a head coach, leading the Portland Trail Blazers (1988-1994), Golden State Warriors (1995-1997), Sacramento Kings (1999-2006), Houston Rockets (2007-2011), and T-Wolves (2011-2014).


Knicks Fire Head Coach Mike Woodson

Getty_S_5812_Mike Woodson.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1397741704330Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The New York Knicks fired head coach Mike Woodson on Monday. Woodson spent the last one-and-half seasons in New York, but fell victim to new team president Phil Jackson, who is looking for his own head coach to move forward with. Woodson led the Knicks to the playoffs last season and an Atlantic Division title, but the team finished 37-45 this year with no playoff berth.


Orioles J.J. Hardy Frustrated by Lack of Progress on Extension

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_09d26e2dcf.jpgTony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Since joining the Baltimore Orioles, J.J. Hardy has been one of the best offensive shortstops in baseball, which is why he's concerned about the lack of progress made between he and the team on a new contract. "I don't know. I don't know what to say because no matter what I say it's going to cause some controversy, a story that I really don't want to get involved with right now," Hardy told


Canadiens Stop Lightning, One Game Away from Series Sweep

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_2b6bbd85e7.jpgAndre Ringuette/Getty Images (MONTREAL) -- The Montreal Canadiens came to play Sunday. Rene Bourque scored 11 seconds into the game and the Canadiens held on from there, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2, to take a 3-0 series lead in the best-of-seven First Round playoff matchup. Bourque's quick score came thanks to a cross ice pass from defenseman P.K. Subban.