May 10th, 2010
11:49 AM ET

Sports update: Braden's perfect game

Dallas Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in MLB history.

"It's hard to remember anyone crashing into America's sports consciousness quite like Dallas Braden - FIRST gaining some brand of fame for talking, and THEN backing up his talk in the most dramatic way," writes SI.com's Joe Posnanski of the A's pitcher, who hurled the 19th perfect game in major league history on Sunday. Braden first earned some brand of fame for his very-public disdain of Alex Rodriguez after the Yankee star walked across the pitching mound in a game on April 22.

We're unlikely to see similar history today in baseball (it's a light day on the diamond) but the sports highlights (all times Eastern) include a pair of NBA and NHL playoff games: 

Penguins at Canadians (7:00 p.m. Versus) Neither team has won consecutive games in series Pittsburgh leads 3-2 with Game 6 tonight at the Bell Centre. One key stat: Penguins star Sidney Crosby has not scored in the series and has only three assists. 

Magic at Hawks (8:00 pm, ESPN) The Hawks were swept last season in the second round of the playoffs and seems destined to go out in the same manner. Orlando leads the series 3-0, and has won each game by an average of 29 points. 

Lakers at Jazz (10:30, ESPN) The Lakers have knocked the Jazz out of the last two playoffs, and stand one game away from eliminating Utah again after edging the Jazz 111-110 on Saturday for a 3-0 series lead. 

By The Numbers 

103 League goals scored by Chelsea , the first side to pass the 100-goal mark in England's top league since Tottenham Hotspur in 1963. Chelsea clinched the title on Sunday with an 8-0 win over Wigan Athletic. 

31 weeks out of the 37-week regular season that Chelsea and Manchester United made up the league's top two teams 

29 Goals for Chelsea striker Didier Drogba - including a hat trick Sunday - to lead the Premier League in scoring.

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