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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)


ESPN

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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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)


ESPN

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

Top Sports Stories (Jun 10, 2012)

Justin Wilson wins at Texas after Rahal wreck

FORT WORTH, Texas – When his team owner asked Justin Wilson where he wanted to win this year, the road course expert had an immediate yet interesting answer: Texas Motor Speedway. Why? Because nobody thought he could win on an oval. In the end, it was …

Boston Herald June 10, 2012, 5:10 AM (PST)

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Joey Logano wins Pocono 400 pole

LONG POND, Pa. – In this case, practice did make perfect. Joey Logano was the only the driver who was able back up his strong practice time from Friday and that was good enough to earn him the pole for Sunday’s Pocono 400. Logano’s lap at 179.598 mph …

Boston Herald June 10, 2012, 5:10 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Celtics Cannot Match Heat Shot for Shot to End Game 7: A Fan’s Take

The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics played a very defensive minded second round series together. Although this method took the Sixers to the limit with the Celtics, Philadelphia fans like myself knew that this might not have been enough to beat …

YAHOO! June 10, 2012, 5:10 AM (PST)

Boston Globe

Novak Djokovic an underdog in French Open final vs. Rafael Nadal

PARIS – Novak Djokovic has won 27 matches in a row at Grand Slam tournaments. If he can make that 28 by beating Rafael Nadal in Sunday’s French Open final, Djokovic will earn a fourth consecutive major title, something no man has accomplished since …

Denver Post June 10, 2012, 12:02 AM (PST)

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Devils turn up the pressure with 2-1 win over Kings, force Game 6

NEWARK, N.J. – Eventually, the Los Angeles Kings would give up a power-play goal, their goalie Jonathan Quick would commit a gaffe and the Kings would lose a playoff game on the road. The first two happened on the same play in the first period, leading…

Boston Herald June 10, 2012, 4:48 AM (PST)

Denver Post

Sharapova sensational in win for the record books

PARIS — The eyes told it all, moments before Sara Errani and Maria Sharapova started to warm up Saturday for their French Open final. Sharapova, the heavy favorite, remained in her own private world, untouched by the ceremony and applause bestowed on …

ESPN June 10, 2012, 1:28 AM (PST)


ESPN

Solomon: Woods back in form to resume major titles chase at U.S. Open

Here is a pre-emptive dose of reality, just in case: Should Tiger Woods win this week’s U.S. Open, it will not be his best win ever. Not even close. At least it shouldn’t be. His last major championship – the 2008 U.S. Open – should hold that title for…

Houston Chronicle June 09, 2012, 6:40 PM (PST)

Pacquiao Loses to Bradley in Stunning Split Decision

LAS VEGAS – Timothy Bradley talked about timing. It was his time. It was his fight, too. Bradley (29-0) scored a stunning and controversial upset Saturday night over Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2), winning a split decision in the welterweight bout at the MGM …

New York Times June 10, 2012, 5:17 AM (PST)

New York Times

EURO 2012 LIVE: Ireland vs. Croatia

WARSAW, Poland (AP) Ireland and Croatia meet in their first games of European Championship in Group C in Poznan. Earlier, Spain and Italy drew 1-1. Here is a running account of Sunday’s action. All times are local to Poland. 2215: Bilic looks very …

YAHOO! June 10, 2012, 1:24 PM (PST)

ABC News

Lehman wins 2nd straight Regions Tradition title

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Tom Lehman won his second straight Regions Tradition, finishing the Champions Tour major with a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take a two-stroke victory. Lehman overcame a near-constant drizzle and occasional heavy rains at Shoal Creek -…

YAHOO! June 10, 2012, 1:17 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Ten Things the Chicago Rush Did Well Against Utah Blaze: Fan Take

When your favorite Arena Football League team suffers its worst loss in franchise history, it’s easy to get frustrated and overlook the things that the team did well. I completely understand the tendency to fall into this trap. My Chicago Rush just had…

YAHOO! June 10, 2012, 1:24 PM (PST)

South Bend Tribune

Rain Causing Rafael Nadal Meltdown in Suspended French Open Final: Fan’s Take

Mother Nature is truly ruining one of the greatest finals ever at the French Open as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are each trying to make history with a win at Roland Garros. Although Nadal is currently ahead in sets 2-1, Djokovic is the one with …

YAHOO! June 10, 2012, 11:44 AM (PST)

USA Today

Miami Heat to take on Oklahoma City Thunder after finishing Celtics in Game 7

MIAMI (AP) – The Miami Heat are headed back to the NBA finals.  LeBron James had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and the Heat rallied from as many as 11 points down to beat the Boston Celtics 101-88 on Saturday night in …

msnbc.com June 10, 2012, 12:48 PM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Johnson’s late birdies earn Memphis win

MEMPHIS, June 10 (UPI) — Dustin Johnson’s pair of birdies down the stretch Sunday netted him a 4-under 66 and a come-from-behind victory at the St. Jude Classic. Johnson’s birdies at Nos. 16 and 17 gave him a one-shot lead, with four other golfers …

United Press International June 10, 2012, 1:09 PM (PST)


United Press International

Title-hungry Thunder believe the time is now

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – In just one season, the Oklahoma City Thunder have transformed from an immature club blessed with talent but searching for an identity into a genuine title contender. The pieces to the puzzle essentially remained the same from…

CNBC June 10, 2012, 10:03 AM (PST)

Bradley scores decision win over Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS – Timothy Bradley promised to shock, though the biggest shock in his fight with Manny Pacquiao came from the judges’ scorecards. In a fight Pacquiao seemed to have in hand, two judges decided otherwise, giving Bradley a split decision …

Philadelphia Daily News June 10, 2012, 12:19 PM (PST)

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