Top Sports Stories (Mar 26, 2014)

Beckham, Keppinger will start Sox season on DL

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Chicago White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham and third baseman Jeff Keppinger will start the season on the disabled list, manager Robin Ventura confirmed Wednesday. Marcus Semien will start in Beckham’s place at second and Leury G…

Chicago Tribune March 26, 2014, 4:55 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Northwestern University football players can unionize, federal agency says

In a ruling that could revolutionize college athletics, a federal agency ruled Wednesday that college football players at Northwestern University can unionize. The decision by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board means it agrees fo…

FOX News March 26, 2014, 1:57 PM (PST)

FOX News

USF ends pursuit of Masiello over resume inaccuracies

South Florida officials thought they had found their next men’s basketball coach in Steve Masiello. USF confirmed to the Associated Press on Wednesday that the school had reached a deal with Masiello but that the contract required a ”confirmation of h…

FOX Sports March 26, 2014, 3:30 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Inside Slant: Jared Allen shakes Bears up

When sports teams encounter disaster, the most predictable solution is a 180-degree turn. Players’ coaches are replaced by disciplinarians. Defensive gurus give way to offensive geniuses. Unassuming players are replaced by fiery personalities. The Bear…

ESPN March 26, 2014, 4:17 PM (PST)


Green light: Hamlin receives medical clearance for Martinsville

Denny Hamlin will race this weekend at Martinsville Speedway after NASCAR received official confirmation from doctors on Wednesday that he has been medically cleared to return to regular racing activities, according to a team release issued by Joe Gibb…

FOX Sports March 26, 2014, 3:30 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Report: Pirates, LF Starling Marte agree to six-year deal

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates plan on keeping promising left fielder Starling Marte playing alongside National League MVP Andrew McCutchen for years to come. A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Pirates and Marte have agreed to a si…

FOX Sports March 26, 2014, 3:30 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Henrik Zetterberg of Red Wings aims to return in NHL playoffs

DETROIT (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg says he wants to play in the playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings hope to give their captain what he wants. Detroit would be in its 23rd straight postseason if the regular season ended Wednesday, but it is in a logjam for o…

CNN March 26, 2014, 5:13 PM (PST)


Heat likely to have Dwyane Wade, not Ray Allen vs Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS — Dwayne Wade looks as though he’s ready to play Wednesday night at Indiana. Ray Allen may miss out on one of the biggest games of the NBA season. After a morning shootaround in Indianapolis, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said final decision…

FOX Sports March 26, 2014, 3:30 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Tella And Tigers Hope To Keep Streaking

Auburn has won 12 of its last 14 games as the Tigers prepare to take on visiting Missouri in a three-game series beginning Thursday night. Auburn, Ala.–Riding a streak of 12 wins in its last 14 games, including series wins over Texas A&M and Tenne…

Scout March 26, 2014, 5:17 PM (PST)


Indians choose Carrasco for starting rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco has earned a spot in the starting rotation for the Cleveland Indians. The Indians said Wednesday that Carrasco will start on April 5 against Minnesota. Cleveland chose Carrasco over Josh Tomlin. Carrasco joins Ju…

YAHOO March 26, 2014, 2:09 PM (PST)


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