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Top Sports Stories (Jun 11, 2014)

Live blog from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final

The Los Angeles Kings have a chance to win the Stanley Cup tonight, exactly two years after they won their first one in 2012. Follow along our coverage of Game 4 from Madison Square Garden: Close call Maybe the Rangers’ luck is turning after defenseman…

USA Today June 11, 2014, 5:58 PM (PST)


USA Today

Jimmy Clausen eager to make most of opportunity

Jimmy Clausen continued his climb back to the NFL on Wednesday during the Bears’ team drills inside the Walter Payton Center. He dropped back to pass behind the offensive reserves while Jordan Palmer watched from the periphery — two quarterbacks trying…

Chicago Tribune June 11, 2014, 5:51 PM (PST)


Chicago Tribune

Kevin Love responds to Saunders’ ‘frustrated’ comment, refers to Timberwolves as ‘they’

Earlier this week, new Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders said Kevin Love had no reason to feel frustrated over the team’s future. On Wednesday, Love spoke with our own Aja Dang at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2014) in Los Angeles…

FOX Sports June 11, 2014, 4:53 PM (PST)


FOX Sports

For real Garden transformation, Derek Fisher and Knicks will need stars

Howard Simmons/New York Daily News Derek Fisher is dressed for success as he speaks of bringing championships back to Garden, but he knows as well as anyone that NBA is a player’s league and he will need stars like Carmelo Anthony to fulfill vision.

New York Daily News June 11, 2014, 5:58 PM (PST)


New York Daily News

Shea Weber not on trade market: Predators GM

Shea Weber not on trade market: Predators GM The Nashville Predators are not looking to trade defenseman Shea Weber, general manager David Poile said Wednesday at the NHL general managers’ meeting in New York. NEW YORK –Nashville Predators general man…

NHL June 11, 2014, 5:35 PM (PST)


NHL

Jay Cutler impresses former QB Bernie Kosar

Bernie Kosar says he’s considering getting involved in coaching, and his observation of quarterback Jay Cutler and the Bears on Wednesday seemed to advance that notion. The former quarterback who played mainly for the Browns in a 12-year NFL career tha…

Chicago Tribune June 11, 2014, 5:07 PM (PST)


Chicago Tribune

Yordano Ventura, Royals complete sweep of Indians with 4-1 victory

The Royals continued to correct their record against division opponents with a 4-1 victory Wednesday over Cleveland, securing a two-game sweep heading into a seven-game trip against the White Sox and Tigers. A day off on Thursday beckons, and the team

The Kansas City Star June 11, 2014, 5:09 PM (PST)


The Kansas City Star

Arians loves speed, and he’s got it in diminutive receivers Ginn and Brown

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sure, the Arizona Cardinals have two standout receivers in Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd. But coach Bruce Arians loves small receivers with dazzling speed, and he’s added two of them this year in Ted Ginn Jr. and John Brown.

FOX News June 11, 2014, 4:23 PM (PST)


FOX News

Detroit Lions want 2014 season to be without blown 4Q leads

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The fourth quarter often was a nightmare last season for the Detroit Lions. Their opener still is months away, but it’s never too early to develop a closer’s mentality. The Lions had fourth-quarter leads in six of their nine losses …

FOX News June 11, 2014, 4:17 PM (PST)


FOX News

Brennan: Low expectations mean Mickelson wins U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. — There is no logical reason to pick Phil Mickelson to win his first U.S. Open this week. He has had a terrible year by his standards, with zero finishes in the top 10 of the 14 PGA Tour events he has played. He missed the cut at the M…

USA Today June 11, 2014, 5:16 PM (PST)


USA Today

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Top Sports Stories (Jun 11, 2014)

Heat burned by turnovers, from LeBron James on down

MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra was disappointed, frustrated and angry. But that probably passed quickly, and the Miami Heat coach likely got back to the business of trying to win Game 4 after the San Antonio Spurs crushed the Heat 111-92 in Game 3 Tuesday.

USA Today June 11, 2014, 4:49 AM (PST)


USA Today

In Brazil, It’s Time for the World to Play

Let play begin. Although accusations of disrepute hang over FIFA and its officials, it’s the players on the field who can restore the World Cup’s global shine beginning this week in Brazil, the country that created the legend of the “beautiful game.”

New York Times June 11, 2014, 5:41 AM (PST)


New York Times

Brooklyn Nets’ Andray Blatche granted Filipino citizenship to play for national team

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine officials say Brooklyn Nets player Andray Blatche has been granted Filipino citizenship so he can play for the national team in the FIBA World Cup this year. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said President Benigno …

FOX News June 11, 2014, 4:01 AM (PST)


FOX News

Barcelona reaches an agreement with Sevilla to sign captain Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic has admitted that joining Barcelona is a dream come true after the Catalan club reached an agreement with Sevilla to sign their captain. The Croatia midfielder will complete the formalities of the move when he returns from the World Cup an…

FOX Sports June 11, 2014, 6:00 AM (PST)


FOX Sports

Spurs beat Heat, take 2-1 Finals lead

MIAMI — Tuesday night was typical of the San Antonio Spurs, who have remained an NBA staple of consistency and dominance by ignoring outside elements and sticking to their philosophy the past 15 years. It appeared the Miami Heat were entering Game 3 of…

The Boston Globe June 11, 2014, 5:53 AM (PST)


The Boston Globe

Red Sox bounce back, blank Orioles 1-0

BALTIMORE — Given the considerable clarity of hindsight, it’s fair to say Ben Cherington could have been more aggressive in the offseason, particularly with regard to the outfield, to give the Red Sox a better chance of defending their World Series crown.

Boston Herald June 11, 2014, 3:36 AM (PST)


Boston Herald

Ohio State Football: Projecting Who Will Win Buckeyes’ Open Starting Positions

The Ohio State Buckeyes are less than three months away from kicking off the 2014 season, and when they take the field against Navy in Baltimore, there will be a host of new faces in the starting lineup. Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes must replace 10 …

Bleacher Report June 11, 2014, 5:57 AM (PST)


Bleacher Report

Greg Cote: With loss, pressure falls on a Miami Heat team in search of an identity

LeBron James is a body-language guy. He might not even know it, but he is easy to read — especially when the Heat is struggling, because what he conveys physically is shouting. In one bunched sequence during Tuesday night’s NBA Finals Game 3 here he …

The Miami Herald June 11, 2014, 4:25 AM (PST)


The Miami Herald

FIFA World Cup 2014: Pre-Tournament Team Power Rankings

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is upon us, finally, after months and months of intense, exciting buildup. Ahead of the big kick-off between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo on Thursday evening, we’ve taken one final chance to provide a definitive 32-team power…

Bleacher Report June 11, 2014, 5:51 AM (PST)


Bleacher Report

Vernon eyeing Scotland Test recall

Richie Vernon hopes selection for Scotland’s rugby sevens Commonwealth Games squad will help him win his place back in Vern Cotter’s 15-a-side line-up. The 26-year-old went to the 2011 World Cup with former boss Andy Robinson’s squad but a week on Mond…

MSN Sport June 11, 2014, 5:38 AM (PST)


MSN Sport

Top Sports Stories (Jun 11, 2012)

Nadal tops Djokovic for 7th French Open title

PARIS (AP) – Rafael Nadal won his record seventh French Open title, returning to Roland Garros on Monday to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in a match that was halted the night before because of rain. When play resumed, second-seeded Nadal …

YAHOO! June 11, 2012, 5:16 AM (PST)

Seattle Post Intelligencer

Pressure on Heat and James to produce NBA title

(Reuters) – Year Two of the "Big Three" era in Miami has the Heat competing for the National Basketball Association (NBA) title for a second consecutive year. But rather than sheer elation over their Eastern Conference dominance, the pressure…

Reuters June 10, 2012, 5:06 PM (PST)
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With I’ll Have Another retired, summer season for 3-year-olds could be interesting

NEW YORK – Let the summer racing season begin. I’ll Have Another may be at the top of the class of 3-year-olds for now, but the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner is off to retirement after a tendon injury forced him to miss the Belmont Stakes and a …

Washington Post June 11, 2012, 1:41 AM (PST)

Devils think Kings may be frustrated

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.– It’s not that Kings can’t handle adversity in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s that they haven’t really faced it until the Stanley Cup Final against the New Jersey Devils. For three rounds, the Kings plowed through their opponents …

NHL.com June 10, 2012, 6:32 PM (PST)

ESPN

Sharapova officially again No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., June 11 (UPI) — French Open winner Maria Sharapova officially ascended to No. 1 in women’s tennis Monday, beginning her fifth stint on top of the rankings. Sharapova had assured herself of the top spot with a win in the French …

United Press International June 11, 2012, 4:40 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tell us: How will NBA Finals play out?

There is already talk of an Oklahoma City dynasty and what will happen to the Miami Heat when they lose their second consecutive finals. Who knows what storyline will be once the teams actually play a game. NBA PLAYOFFS:  Finals go deeper than …

USA Today June 11, 2012, 2:17 AM (PST)


USA Today

Euro 2012: Following loss to Denmark, gloomy mood hangs over Dutch practice session Sunday

Dutch players trained in sombre mood in Krakow on Sunday, the day after their surprise defeat against Denmark in their Euro 2012 opener. Defender Joris Mathijsen, who sat out the Group B match in Kharkiv, Ukraine, through injury, resumed training at …

New York Daily News June 10, 2012, 2:50 PM (PST)

New York Daily News

Let Westbrook be Westbrook

There’s an old saying that goes, "You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action." Welcome to the life of Russell Westbrook. Westbrook is, has been and will be throughout the course of these…

CBS Sports June 11, 2012, 10:09 AM (PST)

CBS Sports

Testimony completed in Clemens perjury trial

Testimony has been completed at the Roger Clemens perjury trial. The government presented three rebuttal witnesses Monday after the defense rested its case. This is the ninth week of the trial that will determine whether Clemens lied when he told …

Seattle Times June 11, 2012, 12:54 PM (PST)

Miami Herald

Djokovic’s bid for 4th straight Grand Slam title ends with loss to Nadal in French Open final

PARIS – Moments after his rain-interrupted French Open final against Rafael Nadal resumed Monday, Novak Djokovic netted a forehand and punished himself by smacking his racket strings against the side of his head three times. A day earlier, Djokovic …

Minneapolis Star Tribune June 11, 2012, 11:14 AM (PST)

CBS News

WR Chad Ochocinco gets tryout with Dolphins 4 days after release by Patriots

MIAMI – Receiver Chad Ochocinco has had a tryout with the Miami Dolphins four days after his release by the New England Patriots. The Dolphins confirmed Monday that they gave Ochocinco a workout. The 34-year-old Ochocinco made the Pro Bowl six times, …

Washington Post June 11, 2012, 12:47 PM (PST)

CBS Sports

LA Kings a team for inclusive times

On the first page of the little blue book of hockey clichés, the Stanley Cup is referred to as a marathon and not a sprint, which is why the Los Angeles Kings’ apparent 10K fun run to the first championship in their star-crossed history was as …

CNN Sports Illustrated June 11, 2012, 1:08 PM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

A Humanitarian Disaster Threatens To Unfold In Greece

Europe owes a lot to Greece. Not least for the inspiration that it has drawn pursuing human excellence throughout history to emerge as probably the most civilized part of the world, but perhaps still more for actually remaining free to this day through…

Forbes June 11, 2012, 11:07 AM (PST)


Forbes