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With their loss today to the Brewers, the Red Sox fell to 2-4 on the young season, and unlike the last few games in 2013, not all the seats were filled. After an opening day that was sold out, the next two games were just filled at 96% capacity. This year, the average price of Red Sox tickets is $141, which is the most expensive average price in all of major league baseball. Seven out of the top 15 most expensive games on the schedule are predictably against the Yankees, including the last game of the season, which could be the final game of Derek Jeter's career.


Rookie Jeremy Morin scored and set up Patrick Sharp 's go-ahead goal in the second period, and the injury-depleted Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Sunday afternoon for their third straight win. Jonathan Toews and
Brandon Saad was a last-minute scratch. Ben Smith also scored for Chicago, which closed to one point behind Colorado for second place in the Central Division and home ice in the first round of the playoffs. The Blackhawks have three games left.
LeBron James scored 38 points, Mario Chalmers added 15 and the Miami Heat survived a 3-point barrage from New York's J.R. Smith on the way to dealing the Knicks' playoff hopes a big blow with a 102-91 victory on Sunday. Chris Bosh added 14 points and Ray Allen had 12 for the Heat, who remained atop the Eastern Conference standings.


Italy won both singles matches against Britain in straight sets on Sunday to reach the Davis Cup tennis semifinals for the first time in 16 years. Fabio Fognini pulled off a surprise three-set victory over two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray to level the best-of-five quarterfinal at 2-2 before Andreas Seppi defeated James Ward in the decisive match, also in three sets. Italy will play either Switzerland or Kazakhstan in September's semifinal.


Derek Jeter took over sole possession of eighth place on baseball's career hits list with a single in the fourth inning against the Blue Jays on Sunday. It was the 3,320th hit of Jeter's career, moving him past Hall of Famer Paul Molitor. Next on the list is Carl Yastrzemski, with 3,419. Jeter entered play Sunday batting .182 with no homers and one RBI in what he has said will be his final season.