Top Sports Stories (Jun 10, 2014)

Don’t stop believin’ : Five improbable comebacks that never should’ve happened

It remains, to this day, the most famous and unlikely comeback in hockey history, but the fact is that the Detroit Red Wings really had no business ever being up 3-0 on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first place. With a dismal 19-25-4 regular-season re…

FOX Sports June 10, 2014, 4:15 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Knicks’ hiring Fisher a calculated risk

Waiting on a rental car shuttle at the Raleigh-Durham airport on the way to Pinehurst for the U.S. Open, a couple of New Yorkers were reading the news on their cell phones and wondering aloud why Phil Jackson would hire a novice instead of a veteran co…

ESPN June 10, 2014, 5:32 PM (PST)


Calvin Johnson feeling healthier after offseason operations on knee, finger

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – From his catchy nickname to his sturdy performance on the field, Calvin Johnson often seems indestructible. So it was a bit startling when the star wide receiver was limited by injuries toward the end of last season, finally sitting…

FOX News June 10, 2014, 4:35 PM (PST)

FOX News

Avisail Garcia frustrated while shoulder on mend

Avisail Garcia doesn’t watch many White Sox games these days. The Sox right fielder said he doesn’t stick around U.S. Cellular Field after rehabilitation to catch home games, and he doesn’t view them much on TV. He will check his phone for updates to s…

Chicago Tribune June 10, 2014, 5:34 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Great One backs Sid the Kid after lackluster playoff performance

When things don’t go your way, it’s nice to know somebody has your back. When you’re a hockey player, it’s especially nice when that support’s coming from Wayne Gretzky. Crosby had trouble finding the back of the net throughout the postseason …

FOX Sports June 10, 2014, 5:25 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Retired math teacher Mark Geiger is the only American selected to referee the World Cup

It was 2:24 a.m. on a Tuesday in January when the e-mail from Zurich softly chimed into Mark Geiger’s phone. A former high school math teacher, Geiger is one of only nine salaried full-time professional soccer referees handling Major League Soccer …

Washington Post June 10, 2014, 5:26 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Nightengale: Machado not a punk, just lost his temper

Sure, we can think of a whole myriad of better ways to express fiery emotion on a baseball field. You can’t threaten someone because of a hard tag, and certainly can’t throw your bat at someone simply because you’re in a rotten mood. MACHADO: Will appe…

USA Today June 10, 2014, 5:30 PM (PST)

USA Today

Bradley Beal season in review: Wizards guard took next step in meeting his great expectations

For 11 playoff games, Bradley Beal had shown why this postseason wouldn’t be his last as he knifed through defenses for critical floaters and served up daggers from the perimeter, making his way into the history books while leading the Washington Wizar…

Washington Post June 10, 2014, 5:26 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Kansas coach Bill Self gets a handle on a more versatile Jayhawk backcourt

If you listen to what Bill Self is saying about his team’s point-guard position, it may sound as if he’s embracing some kind of radical innovation. “I don’t want to play a point guard anymore,” Self is saying. But let him explain: What Self is …

The Kansas City Star June 10, 2014, 5:51 PM (PST)

The Kansas City Star

Cubs Game Day: Rizzo rips 2-run HR

PITTSBURGH — About two hours before Tuesday night’s game, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria gave a thorough scouting report on Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco. "He’s a five-tool play who has some pop," Renteria said of Polanco,

Chicago Tribune June 10, 2014, 5:01 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

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