Monday, Apr. 20

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Today's Preview
The Boston Marathon makes a showing, then the usual melange of choices.

The world's top long-distance runners will be in Beantown for the 113th Boston Marathon. On the Streak, we've put up a runner proposition - four-time winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya versus American sensation Ryan Hall. Streakers so far have put their faith in the tried and true Cheruiyot.

With no English Premier League teams in action, we shift down a notch to English League Championship play. Sheffield United travels to Burnley in a match we rate close enough to make it win-only: a draw will result in a push.

In Monday Night Baseball on ESPN, the A's visit the Yankees. The Streak's proposition is for the number of home runs that will be hit in the game - the Yankees' new stadium has been extremely generous to hitters in its limited regular season history.


NHL - Chicago Blackhawks at Calgary Flames
Hockey takes center stage as the first round of playoffs reaches the midpoint. The Flames are down two games to none after blowing leads twice in Chicago - they'll look for revenge on home ice. The Blackhawks would prefer to end the series as quickly as possible.

The Streak's night ends in Phoenix, where the Rockies and Diamondbacks both hope to shake off mediocre starts to their seasons. The currently scheduled starting pitchers are Jason Marquis for Colorado and Jon Garland for Arizona.

Yesterday's Results
Streakers stepped back up with a winning day when both Andre Iguodala and Dwyane Wade came through as heavy favorites.