Nat’l. Sports Headlines: Sun., May 5th 2013


May 5th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Orb wins for Hall of Fame trainer…Bulls advance to meet Heat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Orb, the co-favorite at 5-to-1, splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the Run for the Roses. Longshot Golden Soul was second with Revolutionary third in the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.

NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Marco Belinelli also scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-93 to win Game 7 of their first-round series. The fifth-seeded Bulls move on to play top-seeded Miami starting Monday night. Chicago and Miami split four games in the regular season.

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs have seized home-ice advantage by winning in Boston 4-2 to even that first-round NHL playoff series at a game apiece. Joffrey Lupul scored twice for Toronto, which hosts the next two games starting Monday night.

HOUSTON (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and tied a career with six RBIs to lead the Detroit Tigers’ 17-2 mauling of the Houston Astros behind a 21-hit attack. Max Scherzer won his fourth straight to begin the season,

LAS VEGAS (AP)— Floyd Mayweather Jr. improved to 44-0 with a unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero in a welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.. It was Mayweather’s first ring appearance since serving a jail term for assaulting the mother of his children, and he showed little rust in the ring in a dominating performance