Red Wings top Blackhawks 3-1, take 2-1 series lead
DETROIT (AP) - Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the second round series.
Patrick Kane scored 4:35 into the third period to pull Chicago within one. The Blackhawks celebrated as if they tied the game about a minute later, but Andrew Shaw's goal was waved off because he was in the crease.
Datsyuk's goal 6:46 into the final period gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead.
The seventh-seeded Red Wings have a shot to put the top-seeded Blackhawks on the brink of elimination Thursday night in Game 4.
Lions WR Johnson confirms he had injured fingers
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Calvin Johnson is downplaying whatever was wrong with his fingers last year.
Johnson caught 122 passes for an NFL-record 1,964 yards last season, putting up incredible numbers despite the fact that the rest of the offense was inconsistent. The Lions went 4-12, but after signing Reggie Bush in the offseason, they hope Johnson will have a little more help this year.
Johnson met with reporters Monday. He was coy when asked how badly his fingers were hurt last year, saying he "had a couple injuries to them" - but nothing that affected his play much.
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
US women's hoops team chosen for WUG
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - National champions Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley headline the U.S. women's basketball team that will compete in July at the World University Games.
The two UConn stars were among the 12 chosen to play in Kazan, Russia, from July 8-15. Shoni Schimmel, who helped Louisville make a surprising run to the NCAA championship game this past season, is also on the squad.
Joining them are Odyssey Sims (Baylor), ReShanda Gray (California), Cassie Harberts (USC), Theresa Plaisance (LSU) and Ariel Massengale (Tennessee).
First time players, besides Schimmel, include Crystal Bradford (Central Michigan), Aaryn Ellenberg (Oklahoma), Jordan Hooper (Nebraska) and Tricia Liston (Duke).
The team will be coached by Oklahoma's Sherri Coale, who will be assisted by Penn State's Coquese Washington and Marist's Brian Giorgis.
The Americans have won the last two gold medals. They've also won the gold in 2001 and 2005. The U.S. didn't compete in 2003 or 2007.
RED SOX-WHITE SOX
Dunn homers as White Sox beat Lester, Red Sox 6-4
CHICAGO (AP) - Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Chicago White Sox handed Jon Lester his first loss of the season with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
Alejandro De Aza and Alexei Ramirez added consecutive RBI doubles in the second as Chicago took advantage of an ineffective Lester (6-1) to earn its fifth win in seven games in the opener of an 8-game homestand. The White Sox scored each of their runs with two outs.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who had won five in a row. Saltalamacchia made a bid for a second two-run shot, but Dayan Viciedo brought in his drive on the warning track in left-center with the White Sox clinging to a 6-4 lead in the seventh.
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