NBA — The mother of the San Antonio Coyote was obviously a single mother, as the stress of of raising her flopping spawn has ravaged her with age and disappointment and a bad weave. It's a good thing Detroit bothered to win Saturday afternoon, otherwise the hopes of road teams in these playoffs can be parked with the team plane on the runway. The Spurs and the Jazz knotted up series that looked bleak the middle of last week. The Spurs ran away with Game 4 in dominating fashion 100-80, at one point being up 27, led by Tim Duncan's 22 points and 15 rebounds. Chris Paul could be counted on a solid performance with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, but the team on the whole shot only 40 percent. Carlos Boozer followed his awaited arrival to the Lakers-Jazz series in Game 3 with a weak first half yesterday, before combining with Mehmet Okur to spur Utah coming out in the 2nd half. Pau Gasol redoubled his whining and improved at least some of his play from Game 3, but ultimately deferred with the rest of the team to a banged-up Kobe in overtime. Beats trying to do things yourself.
NHL — Mike Richards picked off an Evgeni Malkin blue line pass and streaked down the ice to beat Marc-Andre Fleury to even Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at 2 at the end of the second. But fourth-line forward put one home midway through the third and the Pens added an emptynetter to seal a 4-2 win, proving it's not just in Game 1s that the Flyers have the losing touch. How will they look the defaced Rocky statue in the face before Game 3 Tuesday?
MLB — The Dodgers' Hiroki Kuroda takes a no-hitter into the seventh, and L.A.'s bullpen turns around and takes a 8-run, 10-hitter into the 9th to lose to the Astros 8-5…Big bitchy Mother Nature rains out half the games on the eastern seaboard. We knew it was Mother's Day, attention whore…Daryle Ward gets a pinch-hit two-run double in the 8th pushing the Cubs over the Dbacks…Okay, Marlins, we get it: You're besting expectations, but isn't seven straight a bit much?…All it takes is to get Richie Sexson out of the lineup and the Mariners take off, getting 13 hits in beating the White Sox 6-3.