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Top Sports Stories (Jun 05, 2014)

OTA roundup: Rams ease QB Bradford back into action

Seven months removed from undergoing major ACL surgery, quarterback Sam Bradford is taking part in OTAs. Eager to get back on the field, Bradford understands the importance of pacing himself back into action. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, with the advic…

FOX News June 05, 2014, 5:29 PM (PST)

FOX News

Giants win series from Reds, head home atop baseball world

– The Dodgers’ manager admitted his fractured team is playing like doo-doo. The Rockies have fallen below .500. The Padres and Diamondbacks do not seem equipped for a run in 2014. So the questions become, will the Giants’ biggest competition over the f…

San Francisco Gate June 05, 2014, 5:28 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

John Calipari, Kentucky agree to $52 million contract extension

John Calipari and the University of Kentucky have agreed to a seven-year, $52.5 million contract extension, the school announced Thursday. Calipari has led the Wildcats to a national championship, three Final Fours and four Elite Eight appearances in f…

USA Today June 05, 2014, 5:29 PM (PST)

USA Today

How San Antonio’s reign of success began 15 years ago

It’s hard to imagine there was a time when the San Antonio Spurs were not reliably exceptional. That there was a time when they hadn’t yet won any titles, let alone four — and now a possible five — in the past 15 years. And then you see head coach Gr…

FOX Sports June 05, 2014, 4:42 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Horace Grant: Michael Jordan, Bulls would ‘lock up’ LeBron James’ Heat

Add another opinion to the ongoing LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate. Former NBA forward Horace Grant, who won three straight NBA titles with Jordan and the Bulls from 1991-93, argued during an appearance on a Chicago radio station Tuesday that his Bu…

FOX Sports June 05, 2014, 4:42 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

MLB Draft Tracker: Follow all the first-round picks here

The 2014 MLB draft begins Thursday night in Secaucus, N.J., at the MLB Network studios. Dave Perkin, a former major league scout and Baseball America contributor and SI.com’s draft expert, will have analysis of each first-round pick. To check out Dave’…

CNN June 05, 2014, 6:01 PM (PST)


Sharks trade Dan Boyle for draft pick

SAN JOSE — The Sharks traded defenseman Dan Boyle to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. If Boyle re-signs with New York before the start of the 2014-15 regular season, the draft pick becomes a …

San Jose Mercury News June 05, 2014, 5:43 PM (PST)

San Jose Mercury News

From lending hand to boaters on lake to setting good example to team, Vikings value Greenway

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Chad Greenway did his best Superman impression this week. For his next feat, Greenway could further endear himself to new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer by figuring out how to clone himself. "If we had 90 of those kinds

FOX News June 05, 2014, 4:19 PM (PST)

FOX News

A’s can’t muster 3rd straight comeback win against Yankees

New York– Unable to cement the sweep Thursday, the A’s left Yankee Stadium frustrated, knowing they had a shot to take all three games at New York. The fact that the finale ended on a called strike three that appeared several inches outside with the t…

San Francisco Gate June 05, 2014, 5:32 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Justin Williams’s Production Skyrockets for Kings as Rick Nash’s Plummets for Rangers

LOS ANGELES — The Kings’ Justin Williams, a decent offensive producer in the regular season, is a monster during the playoffs. The Rangers’ Rick Nash, a big-ticket goal scorer in the regular season, has been virtually unable to score in the postseason.

New York Times June 05, 2014, 5:59 PM (PST)

New York Times

Top Sports Stories (Jun 05, 2014)

Don Zimmer: Baseball lore, personified

He loved to tell stories and anybody with an appreciation for the history, personalities and lore of baseball loved to listen. Zimmer, in fact, was the history, personality and lore of baseball personified. Some people have an infectious smile. Zimmer,

USA Today June 05, 2014, 5:08 AM (PST)

USA Today

Jags open to playing Justin Blackmon if reinstated

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning that the Jags are open to taking back Blackmon and playing him if the NFL reinstates him this season, according to a source with knowledge of the team’s plans. ESPN first reported the Jags’ think…

NFL June 05, 2014, 5:53 AM (PST)


Colin Kaepernick’s giant contract extension is great for Russell Wilson

The next time NFC West rivals Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson get together to play video games, they’ll likely be able to do it in each other’s mansions. If there’s one person who might be even happier about Kaepernick’s reported six-year, $126 …

USA Today Sports For The Win June 05, 2014, 6:02 AM (PST)

USA Today Sports For The Win

MLS Roundup: Montréal retains Canadian Championship, Finlay lifts Columbus to draw

Felipe Martins thrashed home a rebound in the late stages to allow the Impact to retain the Canadian Championship with a victory at Stade Saputo. Montréal entered the return leg on home soil with a narrow edge on away goals after the 1-1 draw at B…

FOX Sports June 05, 2014, 5:58 AM (PST)

FOX Sports

Gregg Popovich, greatest coach ever? Title would help

SAN ANTONIO — In those rare times when Larry Brown can get San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich to talk about himself during their almost-daily conversations, there’s one story that never gets any less painful no matter how many times they tell it.

USA Today June 05, 2014, 4:34 AM (PST)

USA Today

Would Kevin Love Make the Boston Celtics a Contender in the East?

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ star forward Kevin Love, who has been the hottest name in the NBA trade market, recently took a visit to the city of Boston… And that’s when New England went crazy. Typing in Kevin Love Celtics on the Twitter search handle …

Bleacher Report June 05, 2014, 5:41 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Power Ranking the Week’s 20 Hottest Transfer Rumours: Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea?

Bleacher Report presents a power ranking of the 20 hottest transfer rumours, news and signings. So, how will these 20 transfer window rumours be ranked? The rumours will be ranked according to name recognition. The less identifiable the rumoured player…

Bleacher Report June 05, 2014, 5:36 AM (PST)

Bleacher Report

Spain heads FIFA rankings, Brazil rises to No. 3

ZURICH (AP) – Defending World Cup champion Spain will travel to Brazil as the No. 1 team in the FIFA rankings, and the host nation will kick off as No. 3. Spain and Germany remain 1-2 in FIFA’s monthly standings, while Brazil leapfrogs No. 4 Portugal.

Detroit Free Press June 05, 2014, 5:47 AM (PST)

Detroit Free Press

Injured Berg out for season

Middlesex all-rounder Gareth Berg has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury. The 33-year-old South Africa-born Italy international had been recovering from an abscess in his shoulder in recent months, but his season has

MSN Sport June 05, 2014, 5:52 AM (PST)

MSN Sport

Soccer, Made in America

Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston is one of the strangest places to play in international soccer. The track that surrounds the field is pristine, but the pitch is marked with patches of bare dirt. There is a scoreboard, but it has no clock. The U.

Fox Nation June 05, 2014, 5:37 AM (PST)

Fox Nation

Top Sports Stories (Jun 05, 2012)

Men go to form, women don’t at French Open

PARIS (AP) Form on one side, a free-for-all on the other. Heading into the quarterfinals of the French Open, the men’s draw includes all the usual suspects – Djokovic, Nadal, Federer – while the names on the women’s bracket look as if they’ve been …

YAHOO! June 05, 2012, 2:53 AM (PST)

Stanley Cup in reach after Kings batter Devils 4-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jonathan Quick made 22 saves in his third shutout of the postseason, Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist, and the Los Angeles Kings rolled to the brink of the franchise’s first NHL title, beating the New Jersey Devils 4-0 in Game 3 …

YAHOO! June 05, 2012, 5:16 AM (PST)

FOX News

Spurs facing final stand after Game 5 loss to Thunder pushes them to brink of elimination

SAN ANTONIO – Manu Ginobili watched his 3-pointer skip off the back of the rim, and the frustration began to build within him. He’d carried the San Antonio Spurs through the night, twice raising them from the dead, and now the game had finally caromed …

YAHOO! June 05, 2012, 4:47 AM (PST)

CBS News

Tiger is back _ at least for now

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Tiger Woods needed only two words to explain where the Memorial fits in on his road back from wherever he was to wherever he is going. ”I won,” he said. When trying to chart his progress, golf becomes a lot like watching tennis. He …

YAHOO! June 05, 2012, 4:54 AM (PST)

Associated Press


Skills: Doesn’t throw as hard as his older brother Daniel of the Red Sox, but his fastball has been clocked from 93-95 and he throws a hard breaking ball. Was a closer for most of the season but was needed to start a couple games. Season ended early …

Minneapolis Star Tribune June 05, 2012, 1:20 AM (PST)

NFL wins arbitration ruling in bounty case

NEW YORK – An arbitrator ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline New Orleans Saints players for their role in a bounty system. The NFL Players Association challenged Goodell’s power to impose penalties for what …

Boston Herald June 05, 2012, 12:51 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Seattle at Los Angeles

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mariners manager Eric Wedge credits this victory to reliever Tom Wilhelmsen. Wilhelmsen retired Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo with the tying runs on second and third in the eighth inning and Seattle went on to beat the Los Angeles …

CBS Sports June 05, 2012, 12:44 AM (PST)