Your morning roundup for May 7, the first Saturday after the gays seized control of Atlantic City.
• One of two NHL teams facing second-round playoff elimination won last night, while the other continued showing no heart, skill or effort. Here's "how [a] blown call, frenzied finish, pure desperation keep Red Wings alive" [Detroit Free Press]. And here's how "everything went wrong for Flyers" [Broad Street Bull].
• Not that you needed to be told this, but Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose is really, really good. Like, 44 points in away playoff games good. Final score: Rose Etc. 99, Atlanta Hawks 82. [Chicago Tribune]
• Even before the Mavericks took a 3-0 lead on the shriveling-up-before-our-eyes L.A. Lakers, Charles Barkley told a Dallas radio station he thought Dirk et al would win the NBA championship. To be fair, there are probably clips like this from radio stations in Miami, Chicago and Memphis and/or Oklahoma City. [105.3 The Fan]
• "Great champion, a swashbuckler, a handsome man who entertained the ground" Seve Ballesteros fought brain cancer for three years, but was unable to fight it off anymore. The Spanish golf legend died early this morning. He was 54. RIP. [Sky News]
• Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia takes a perfect game into the eighth inning, and gives up just two hits in a shutout. St. Louis beats the Milwaukee Brewers 6-0. [St. Louis Post Dispatch]
• Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee strikes out 16, but his teammates get just two hits off of "Speed Racer" Derek Lowe in a shutout. The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0. [Philadelphia Inquirer]