The Best for April 8th, 2009
- 1. Tim Clark Wins Par 3 Contest - Highlights from the Masters Par 3 contest.
- 2. BBTN Web Gems For April 8 - BBTN looks at the top defensive plays of the day.
- 3. NBA Draft Comparisons - Stephen A. Smith compares Blake Griffin, DeJuan Blair and Jodie Meeks to NBA players.
- 4. Phillies Receive Rings, Rally Past Braves - Philadelphia rallied for eight runs in the 7th inning to top Atlanta, 12-11.
- 5. Bynum Returning Thursday - Chris Broussard on Andrew Bynum returning to the Lakers Thursday.
- 6. Lester Crushed By Rays - Kazmir, Rays bullpen shut down Red Sox, 7-2.
- 7. Cubs Unload On Astros, 11-6 - Cubs win slugfest vs. Astros to take first series.
- 8. Wang Roughed Up In Loss To Orioles - Koji Uehara pitches five strong innings to lead Orioles over Yankees, 7-5.
- 9. Blue Jackets Clinch 1st Playoff Berth - Blue Jackets defeat Blackhawks, 4-3, clinching their first playoff berth in franchise history.
- 10. MMA Live Episode 48 - MMA Live brings in Sherdog.com News Editor Loretta Hunt to discuss the controversy with Dana White. A look back at WEC 40, Bellator Fighting Championships, and DREAM.8 as well as a comprehensive preview of Strikeforce: Shamrock vs Diaz.
Best of the Rest
- 11. Rockies Hammer Diamondbacks In 9-2 Win - Colorado CF Dexter Fowler hit his first career home run on the first pitch of the game.
- 12. Jury Out On Roy Williams - Mark Schlereth on Troy Aikman's doubts about Roy Williams.
- 13. Cavs Too Strong For Wizards In 98-86 Win - LeBron James scored 21 points before sitting out the fourth quarter.
- 14. Nuggets Top Thunder For 8th Straight Win - Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points and Chris Anderson added seven blocks for Denver.
- 15. Desperate Suns Scrape Out 105-100 Win - Shaquille O'Neal had 17 points and 11 rebounds in Phoenix's win over New Orleans.
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