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Professional

  • Toews, Hossa lead Blackhawks in 7-1 rout of Oilers
    EDMONTON, Alberta – Marian Hossa had a goal and three assists, and Jonathan Toews scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-1 Saturday night.
  • Leafs use big 3rd period to defeat Wings
    Tyler Bozak scored a pair of third-period goals, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night. Leo Komarov and Peter Holland had the other goals for Toronto.
  • Suns scorch Pacers to win 4th straight
    Gerald Green led all scorers with 23 points Saturday and the Phoenix Suns remain one of the hottest teams in the NBA after their 106-83 road win over the Indiana Pacers.
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Briefs

Padres sign top draft pick

– Cory Spangenberg, a 20-year-old second baseman, became the first first-round selection from this week’s draft to come to terms when he reached a deal with the San Diego Padres, the TinCaps’s parent club, on Friday.

Spangenberg received a signing bonus of $1.86 million.

The former Pennsylvania prep star played at Virginia Military Institute for a year and won Big South Conference freshman of year honors before transferring to Indian River State College. He batted .477 this season for Indian River, the sixth-best average in the nation among Division I junior colleges. Spangenberg went No. 10 overall.

Around the leagues

Cleveland outfielder Travis Buck and his wife were sent to the hospital as a precaution after they were in a taxi crash in New York. … Kansas City promoted Mike Moustakas from Triple-A Omaha and inserted the prized prospect into its starting lineup against Los Angeles. … Atlanta left fielder Martin Prado was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a staph infection in his right calf. … Pittsburgh put reliever Evan Meek on the disabled list because of tendinitis in his right shoulder. … Boston right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka had elbow reconstruction surgery.

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