PITTSBURGH (AP) – Tomas Vokoun (voh-KOON’) turned aside 20 shots for his 50th career shutout and also picked up his first assist as Pittsburgh blanked Winnipeg 4-0 for their 14th straight win. The NHL’s top team got a pair of goals from Pascal Dupuis (pas-KAHL doo-PWEE) and one from Evgeni Malkin who returned to the line-up and scored for the first time since March 4.
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) – D.A. Points birdied the first five holes on the way to an 8-under 64 and the lead after the first round of the Houston Open. Points is one shot in front of Cameron Tringale and John Rollins. Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy have some ground to make up after opening with 72 and 73 respectively.
AMES, Iowa (AP) – Fred Hoiberg has authored a remarkable turnaround as head coach at Iowa State and has been rewarded with a new 10-year, $20 million dollar contract. In just three seasons at his alma mater, Hoiberg has taken the Cyclones to back-to-back NCAA tournaments for the first time in 12 years.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Kobe Bryant left the arena using a crutch after he scored 30 points in the Lakers 113-103 loss to Milwaukee. The Lakers say Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot. He appeared to be walking without pain and told Yahoo Sports it was just inflamed and he’d be all right.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Allen Iverson has accepted the Philadelphia 76ers’ invitation to return for his bobblehead night Saturday and will present the game ball before they play Charlotte. The Sixers will salute one of their greatest players with a video tribute. Iverson led the Sixers to the 2001 NBA finals and is firmly cemented as one of the franchise’s all-time greats.