Wakeup Call: A record night for Ray

Wakeup Call: A record night for Ray
April 26, 2013, 9:30 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Friday, April 26:

AUTO RACING

BASEBALL

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

GOLF

  • Your first-round leaders: Ricky Barnes in the Zurich Classic . . . (AP)

  • . . . and Caroline Masson in the North Texas LPGA Shootout. (AP)

HOCKEY

  • The Jets didn't do the Bruins any favors against the Canadiens last night, but what did you expect? No one did them any favors beforehand, and so they knew they were out of the playoffs before the third period started. (AP)

  • And who could have helped Winnipeg? The Hurricanes, for one, but they lost to the Rangers, allowing New York to clinch one of the last two Eastern Conference postseason spots. (AP)

  • The Capitals, for another, but they lost to the Senators, giving Ottawa the other spot. (AP)

  • Well, duh. (NBC's Pro Hockey Talk)

PRO BASKETBALL

PRO FOOTBALL

  • If dealing with adversity is one of the things potential draftees are judged on, looks like Geno Smith flunked again: Apparently miffed that he wasn't selected in the first round, he's picking up his ball and going home, and thus won't be at Radio City Music Hall if he's chosen today in the second or third rounds. (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

  • Manti Te'o wasn't picked, either, but he wasn't in New York to begin with, so he has no chance to stamp his feet and hold his breath and make a melodramatic exit. (AP)

  • Any more questions about which conference is the best? (NBC's College Football Talk)

  • Looks like it won't be long before Branden Albert is a Dolphin. (AP)

  • And Lawrence Jackson has Tweeted to the world that he's a Viking. (Pro Football Talk)

TENNIS