NHL: Apparently, the Boston Bruins were fed up with this whole losing deal. They pulverized the Vancouver Canucks 8-1 on Monday to get on the board in the Stanley Cup finals. The Bruins still trail 2-1 in the series. However, the night wasn't all fun and games for the Bruins. Nathan Horton had to be carried off the ice on a stretcher in the first period after taking a shoulder-to-the-head hit. Several minutes later, the Boston crowd erupted in cheers after a scoreboard message told them that Horton could move his arms and legs when he was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. Horton scored the winning Game 7 goals in the first round against Montreal and in the conference finals against Tampa Bay.
College softball: In a painful and embarrassing loss, the Florida Gators were walloped by the Arizona State Sun Devils 14-4 the opening game of the Women's College World Series finals. The Sun Devils racked up six runs in the second inning alone. The Sun Devils need just one more win to capture their second title in four years. Game 2 of the best-of-three series is Tuesday night.
NBA: Mark Jackson has been tapped as the new head coach of the Golden State Warriors. His prior coaching experience includes -- well, nothing. He's never coached before. However, he did play for five Hall of Fame coaches in his college and professional career. His first coaching gig isn't going to be a cakewalk. He's taking over a team that has made the playoffs only once since 1994. Jackson has spent the last few seasons as an NBA analyst for ESPN and ABC.
College football: The BCS vacated USC's 2004 national title Monday after the NCAA ruled Reggie Bush ineligible for accepting extra benefits as a Trojan player. The ruling means that there is officially no BCS champion on record for that season. The Trojans' participation in the 2006 title game has also been vacated. USC lost that game, 41-38, to Texas.