Top Sports Stories (May 26, 2014)

Wawrinka Follows Major Title With Early Exit

PARIS — Before the French Open began, Stan Wawrinka was asked how different it was to enter a major after winning one, as he did at the Australian Open in January. He joked about having to do more interviews, but said that a perk of his new status was

New York Times May 26, 2014, 5:28 PM (PST)


New York Times

Capitals name Brian MacLellan general manager, Barry Trotz coach

After a month-long search, the Washington Capitals have decided who will be the next to lead them behind the bench and in the front office. Washington named Brian MacLellan general manager and Barry Trotz coach Monday, giving the organization familiari…

Washington Post May 26, 2014, 5:31 PM (PST)


Washington Post

Ervin Santana can’t hold 5-run lead as Braves fall to David Ortiz-led Red Sox comeback, 8-6

ATLANTA – There’s a troubling trend developing on baseball’s best pitching staff. Ervin Santana is in a rut. Santana couldn’t hold a five-run lead in his third straight poor start as the Atlanta Braves fell to David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox 8-6 on …

FOX News May 26, 2014, 5:12 PM (PST)


FOX News

Lance Stephenson holds firm on LeBron James trash talk

MIAMI – Lance Stephenson likes to talk. To reporters. To teammates. To opponents. So it’s not a surprise the Indiana Pacers guard didn’t back down from his comments about Miami Heat star LeBron James. But Pacers teammate Paul George said Stephenson was…

USA Today May 26, 2014, 4:54 PM (PST)


USA Today

Jose Quintana gets to relax in holiday victory

When White Sox designated hitter Dayan Viciedo knocked a home run 425 feet into the left-field stands against the Indians on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field, he provided teammate Jose Quintana with some needed relaxation on Memorial Day. Viciedo’s three-…

Chicago Tribune May 26, 2014, 5:48 PM (PST)


Chicago Tribune

Dodgers C A.J. Ellis hurt celebrating no-hitter, on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis went on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle Monday, a day after getting hurt while celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter. Ellis rushed to join his teammates in the celebration on Sunday in …

USA Today May 26, 2014, 5:44 PM (PST)


USA Today

Rangers playing with fire despite commanding lead

Rangers playing with fire despite commanding lead Despite holding a 3-1 lead against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Final, the New York Rangers are looking for a more complete effort to put the series away. NEW YORK– Like a group of

NHL May 26, 2014, 5:49 PM (PST)


NHL

Amador Valley softball tries to complete perfect season

It’s one thing to say it. But the softball team at Amador Valley-Pleasanton, by every action, diving catch, strikeout, game-ending home run, is proving it. The Dons (25-0) are the nation’s No. 1 team, according to MaxPreps, bettering more than 15,000 f…

San Francisco Gate May 26, 2014, 5:58 PM (PST)


San Francisco Gate

Report details Robert Pera’s crazy Grizzlies ideas, including Mike Miller as player-coach

Robert Pera is the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies; that is to say, he’s the man at the epicenter of the NBA’s strangest spectacle over the past week. CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash were abruptly fired last week, and coach Dave …

SBN May 26, 2014, 5:44 PM (PST)


SBN

Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska, Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane win Bolder Boulder 2014 elite races

BOULDER — Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska won the women’s elite Bolder Boulder, repeating from her 2012 win, and Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane won the men’s elite race under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s. Portland’s Shalane Flanagan finished second

Denver Post May 26, 2014, 5:18 PM (PST)


Denver Post

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