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Associated Press

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM


One man dies after tent collapses near Busch Stadium

UNDATED (AP) — One person has died and more than a dozen were taken to a hospital with injuries after high winds blew over a beer tent near Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that the man who died suffered a heart attack during the commotion when a sudden storm blew through around 3:50 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses said the storm lasted several seconds and estimated the winds were between 60 to 80 mph.

The tent was set up next to Kilroy's Sports Bar, where St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson said a few hundred people were celebrating after the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 earlier in the afternoon.

The newspaper reported that it was not clear if the man who died was struck during the storm or went into cardiac arrest because of the shock.

Kilroy's owner Art Randall said things were flying through the air sideways and metal chairs were being flung across the beer garden by the storm.

Annie Randall, whose family owns the bar, called the entire scene "crazy, scary."


Cards distancing themselves from Brewers...Angels end slide

UNDATED (AP) — Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-ay moh-LEE'-nah) went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and St. Louis topped visiting Milwaukee 7-3.

David Freese (freez) celebrated his 29th birthday with a solo home run. The Cardinals third baseman has a hit in 15 of the 17 games he's started and has driven in 20 runs.

Cards starter Kyle Lohse (lohsh) is 4-0 for the first time in his career after allowing three runs over six innings.

St. Louis has won three straight and leads the defending NL Central champion Brewers by five games in the division race.

In other NL action:

— Jay Bruce homered for the third consecutive game and drove in four runs to back Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) in a 6-0 whitewash of the Astros.

In the American League:

— Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs and Drew Smyly pitched into the seventh inning for his first major league win to help the Detroit Tigers snap a five-game losing streak by beating the New York Yankees 7-5. Andy Dirks hit a three-run homer in the first off Freddy Garcia.

— Brandon Morrow pitched six innings and Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kar-nah-see-OHN') hit a grand slam as Toronto snapped a four-game losing streak by blanking Seattle, 7-0.

__The Los Angeles Angels put an end to a five-game skid with a 2-1 victory over the Indians in Cleveland. Dan Haren pitched eight strong innings and Torii Hunter belted a solo homer after a cold drizzle delayed the start for almost 2 1-2 hours.

Rain in the Twin Cities washed out today's baseball game between Minnesota and Kansas City. They'll make it up as part of a split doubleheader on June 30.


Young to be evaluated

NEW YORK (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have placed outfielder Delmon Young on the restricted list. They say he will be evaluated under baseball's employee assistance program following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge. Police allege that he made anti-semitic remarks during an encounter at his New York hotel around 2:30 Friday morning.

Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says he expects Young to return to the lineup if he is cleared by the evaluation, and that could happen as soon as Monday.

Dombrowski says Young is "extremely remorseful, extremely apologetic" about the events.


Rose done for playoffs

UNDATED (AP) — The Bulls playoff-opening 103-91 victory over the visiting Philadelphia 76ers has proved to be a costly one. Bulls star Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a staggering blow for a team that was eyeing a deep run in this year's playoffs.

After missing 27 games while nursing various injuries and struggling down the stretch, Rose looked like the player who won the NBA's MVP Award last season. He scored a game-high 23 points while grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out nine assists before going down.

In other action from the opening day of the NBA playoffs:

In Miami, LeBron James scored 32 points before sitting out the fourth quarter and the Heat cruised past the New York Knicks 100-67. Teammate Dwyane (dwayn) Wade contributed 19 points while Mario Chalmers chipped in 11 points and nine assists. The Heat turned 27 New York turnovers into a franchise playoff-record 38 points.

J.R. Smith scored 17 for the Knicks, who have lost 11 straight playoff games dating to 2001. Carmelo Anthony missed 12 of 15 shots and finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds

Tonight, sixth-seeded Orlando is on the road playing the third-seeded Pacers in Indianapolis. The Magic are leading the Pacers 51-44 at the half.

In the final game of the night, it's second-seeded Oklahoma City playing host to the defending champion and seventh-seeded Dallas Mavericks.


Allen unlikely for Game 1

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Celtics guard Ray Allen is still not sure if he'll be able to play in Boston's postseason opener against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

The 36-year-old shooting guard has not played in two weeks because of a sore right ankle. He was shooting around before practice with the team on Saturday, but coach Doc Rivers said Allen would not practice and he didn't think he would play in Game 1, either.

Allen says he received a cortisone shot on Wednesday. He also says that if it weren't for the playoffs, he'd already be having surgery.


Rangers rookie shines

UNDATED (AP) — Less than a month removed from winning an NCAA title at Boston College, Chris Kreider scored the go-ahead goal with seven minutes to play in the New York Rangers' series-opening 3-1 victory over the visiting Washington Capitals. And the Rangers rookie assisted on Brad Richard's insurance marker 90 seconds later.

Henrik Lundqvist earned the win, and needed to make only 17 saves to do it. The Rangers fired just 14 shots at Braden Holtby, but scored on two in a row to put the game away.

It was a blowout loss by Caps' standards. Washington played seven straight one-goal games in their opening-round victory over the Boston Bruins.

Tonight in St. Louis, the Blues are tied with the L.A. Kings 1-1 after the first period. The Blues eliminated the Sharks in five games, while Los Angeles advanced past top-seeded Vancouver in five.


Northern Illinois QB taken at 253

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish is the new Mr. Irrelevant.

The Indianapolis Colts took the Mid-American Conference offensive player of the year with the final pick in this weekend's draft, No. 253 overall. It's the first time since 1967 that a non-expansion team has had both the first and last pick in the draft. Indy opened the draft by taking Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall choice Thursday night.

Harnish, an Indiana native, will be the feature attraction at Irrelevant Week, June 30 through July 2, in Newport Beach, Calif. There will be an arrival party at a hotel in Newport Beach, a fundraising roast attended by celebrity guests and the Lowsman Award. The award started in 1976.


UTSA changes mind

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas-San Antonio is poised to join Conference USA just one year after accepting an invitation to the WAC.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents has scheduled a vote on the move for Wednesday. The meeting agenda says that Conference USA officials approached UTSA in March and that the school will not have to pay an exit fee for leaving the WAC.

Conference USA is planning to merge with the Mountain West, creating a league with as many as 24 teams across five time zones.

UTSA was scheduled to officially join the WAC this year. But three WAC schools have declared their intentions to leave since UTSA accepted its invitation, which would leave the WAC with just four football schools.


Tyndall headed to Southern Miss.

UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the move says Southern Mississippi has agreed to terms with Morehead State's Donnie Tyndall to be the next Golden Eagles men's basketball coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement by either school had been made. The person says Tyndall has agreed to a four-year deal and that he is expected to be introduced Monday.

The 41-year-old Tyndall has coached at Morehead State the past six seasons. He led the program to two NCAA tournament appearances, including an upset of Louisville in the first round in 2011.

Tyndall takes over for Larry Eustachy (uh-STAY'-shee), who led the Golden Eagles to their first NCAA tournament appearance in more than 20 years before leaving for Colorado State earlier this month.


Dufner remains on track

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Jason Dufner will bring a two-shot lead into the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans as he continues the quest for his first PGA Tour title in his 164th start.

Dufner doubled his third-round lead by shooting a 5-under-par 65 to get to 17-under for the tournament.


Thompson goes low

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Stacy Lewis is chasing her second LPGA Tour victory and has a two-stroke lead over Brittany Lincicome (LIHN'-sih-kohm) with one round to play at this week's event in Mobile, Alabama. The 2011 Kraft Nabisco champion birdied five of her last seven holes en route to a 5-under-par 67 in round three. She's sitting at minus-14 after 54 holes.

Lincicome also signed for a 67.


Racing under the lights

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mark Martin had the pole for tonight's Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway. It's the 53rd time Martin will start from the inside of row one, and the fifth time at Richmond.

Martin had the lead for the early part of the race by Carl Edwards was the leader after 50 of the 400-lap event.


Power on the pole in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Two-time race winner Will Power has the pole for Sunday's IndyCar race in Brazil. He's the series points leader after posting back-to-back victories.

Defending series champion Dario Franchitti (DAH'-ree-oh fran-KEE'-tee) posted the second-fastest qualifying time on the 2.5-mile street course in Sao Paulo.


Spaniards will play for the title in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Six-time champion Rafael Nadal defeated Fernando Verdasco 6-love, 6-4 to ease into the Barcelona Open final. Nadal dominated from the start, winning 21 of 27 points to break Verdasco's first three service games

David Ferrer (feh-REHR') held off Milos Raonic's powerful serve for a 7-6, 7-6 win over the Canadian, advancing to his fourth Barcelona Open final matchup against Nadal.


Top 2 to clash

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — It'll be 1 vs. 2 in Sunday's final of the Porsche Grand Prix.

Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) of Belarus cruised past fourth-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skuh) of Poland 6-1, 6-3 in the first semifinal of the day in Stuttgart, Germany.

Russia's Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah) beat No. 3 Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) of the Czech Republic 6-4, 7-6 to advance to the finale.