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Top Sports Stories (Jun 12, 2014)

Brazil tops Croatia in World Cup opener behind Neymar and a suspect call

SAO PAULO — The opening match of the World Cup, a 3-1 victory by Brazil over Croatia on Thursday night in front of a yellow-splashed sellout crowd at Arena de Sao Paulo, was decided by Neymar’s two goals and Oscar’s excellence, by Thiago Silva’s …

Washington Post June 12, 2014, 4:05 PM (PST)

Washington Post

A Fifth FIFA Term for Sepp Blatter? What Planet Is He On?

RIO DE JANEIRO — There was that face again. Popping up among all the green and yellow revelry here in Brazil, sitting next to President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil during the opening game of the World Cup, was the face global soccer just cannot shake: tha…

New York Times June 12, 2014, 5:49 PM (PST)

New York Times

After missing most of 2013, Percy Harvin feeling fast, healthy during Seahawks’ offseason

RENTON, Wash. – After the surgery and the rehabilitation, the setbacks and finally the triumph in the Super Bowl, a simple voluntary offseason workout has more meaning for Percy Harvin. His appreciation is a byproduct of spending most of his first seas…

FOX News June 12, 2014, 4:48 PM (PST)

FOX News

SportsCars: Patrick Dempsey Hoping Third Time’s A Charm At Le Mans

Patrick Dempsey is used to cameras and the spotlight. Yet heading into his third 24 Hours of Le Mans start, and second collaborative effort between his Dempsey Racing organization and the European Proton Competition outfit, he’s got a better idea of ho…

FOX Sports June 12, 2014, 4:31 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

NBA free agency rumors already in midseason form

NBA free agency doesn’t begin until July 1, but rumors already are in midseason form. The latest came courtesy of ESPN.com, which reported the Heat internally are pondering ways to add Carmelo Anthony to its Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and C…

Chicago Tribune June 12, 2014, 5:48 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Giants top Nationals to avoid a 1st at China Basin

The Giants had not been swept in a four-game series at AT&T Park, ever, and manager Bruce Bochy took the issue seriously when asked about that prospect Thursday morning. He looked at the stuffed elk head on his office wall and said, "If we los…

San Francisco Gate June 12, 2014, 4:51 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Kaymer leads as Pinehurst takes toll on U.S. Open field

PINEHURST, N.C. – One player after another staggered off Pinehurst No. 2 on Thursday, whipped by an unmerciful golf course and thoroughly beaten by a punishing combination of heat and humidity. And all of them know the restored gem playing host to the …

USA Today June 12, 2014, 5:31 PM (PST)

USA Today

Michael Ola in perfect spot for chance with Bears

As the Bears prepared for minicamp to conclude their offseason a year ago, J’Marcus Webb was lining up with the starters at right tackle. It wasn’t until the early portion of training camp that Jordan Mills moved him aside in one of four changes made o…

Chicago Tribune June 12, 2014, 4:29 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Buccaneers sign 2 more draft picks, wrap up whirlwind offseason with frozen treats

TAMPA, Fla. – Offensive tackle Anthony Collins sprinted toward the shaved ice truck parked next to the practice field, arriving just ahead of running back Doug Martin and a bunch of other Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team finished a three-day mandatory …

FOX News June 12, 2014, 4:31 PM (PST)

FOX News

Mariners recall Montero from Triple-A Tacoma

SEATTLE — Jesus Montero, regarded as one of the top hitting prospects in baseball three years ago when he was acquired by the Mariners, was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma by the club on Thursday and said he’s ready to do what it takes to stay in the bi…

Major League Baseball June 12, 2014, 5:47 PM (PST)

Major League Baseball

Top Sports Stories (Jun 12, 2014)

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 Ma…

USA Today June 12, 2014, 5:19 AM (PST)

USA Today

World Cup by the numbers: Most expensive ever!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup gets underway Thursday in Brazil. The month-long tournament will crown a champion in men’s football—or soccer as it’s stubbornly called in the U.S. Some 32 countries are participating, including a U.S. contingent. A total of 64 …

CNBC June 12, 2014, 5:57 AM (PST)


Making the Leap, No. 22: Ziggy Ansah

During Ezekiel Ansah’s two-sack Thanksgiving feast against the Green Bay Packers, sideline cameras caught then-Lions receiver Nate Burleson happily exclaim that the destructive defensive end "just started playing football … like two weeks ago.&q…

NFL June 12, 2014, 4:35 AM (PST)


A’s Cespedes and his incredibly accurate cannon arm strike again

You would think that all of Major League Baseball — specifically the Los Angeles Angels — would learn its lesson: Don’t run on Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes. Need we remind everyone? (OK, fine. Below is Cespedes possibly making the "Play of the Year&q…

FOX Sports June 11, 2014, 10:47 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Rangers Stave Off Kings Sweep

The New York Rangers held off a sweep in the Stanley Cup Finals by the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night, eking out a 2-1 victory. The series now stands at 3-1 in the Kings’ favor. The Kings fell behind 2-0 for the third time in four games, and …

Daily Beast June 12, 2014, 5:18 AM (PST)

Daily Beast

Tanner Roark wins again, Ryan Zimmerman shines in LF as Nationals top Giants, 6-2

Other developments were more responsible for the Washington Nationals’ 6-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants, beginning with Giants starter Matt Cain walking the first three batters of the game. Other moments led to the Nationals’ 10th win in 12 …

Washington Post June 12, 2014, 2:55 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Blueshirts are better on the brink

NEW YORK — Maybe at this point, the New York Rangers should just face it: Desperation suits them more than being front-runners. That has been the thread running through their wholly unpredicted postseason run to this point, through their cliffhanger …

ESPN June 12, 2014, 12:57 AM (PST)


Once again, Lundqvist answers the call

NEW YORK — Henrik Lundqvist arrived at his own postgame news conference fashionably late. With defenseman Anton Stralman fielding questions at the dais, originally intended for both of them, Lundqvist finally arrived to meet the media through a side d…

ESPN June 12, 2014, 12:22 AM (PST)


Just In: Rockland man charged with fatally stabbing wife

Tiger Woods is home in Florida rehabbing his surgically repaired back but his name keeps popping up this week on a myriad of fronts. As Rory McIlroy addressed the media yesterday, he was asked if he “missed’’ Woods here at the 114th U.S. Open.

Boston Herald June 12, 2014, 3:26 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

White Sox chase Justin Verlander for 8-2 victory

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has encountered some troubles on the mound in the last few weeks, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Wednesday’s game against the Tigers that his team would not underestimate the right-hander. "I know o…

Chicago Tribune June 11, 2014, 10:04 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Top Sports Stories (Jun 12, 2012)

Queen’s granddaughter adds luster to Olympics

LONDON-One thing is often said about Queen Elizabeth II’s oldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips: she thrives under pressure. It’s about to be a very useful skill. The 14th in line for the British throne has defied the odds, clawing her way to a spot on …

San Jose Mercury News June 12, 2012, 5:00 AM (PST)

Knicks links: Jeff Van Gundy backs Mike Woodson hiring

It’s not hard to get members of the NBA coaching fraternity to say nice things about each other. In fact, it’s extremely rare to hear any coach disparage another in public. Fans and the media take enough shots at NBA coaches, which is why they’re …

NJ.com June 12, 2012, 5:15 AM (PST)
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Odd Sports Job: 2013 Kentucky Derby Artist; Fan’s View

Do you look at the tickets from the Kentucky Derby and wonder what the story is behind the artwork? Like most activities related to Churchill Downs, the artists that create the unique images that we see reprinted on advertisements, t-shirts, and …

YAHOO! June 12, 2012, 3:06 AM (PST)

Nadal tops Djokovic, stays on top at French Open

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal has caused so many others sleepless nights at Roland Garros. This time, though, it was his turn to do the tossing and turning. The bad weather. The unpredictable bounces. An opponent, Novak Djokovic, who couldn’t miss. It all…

Associated Press June 12, 2012, 1:26 AM (PST)

Associated Press

LeBron vs Durant, Heat vs Thunder, in NBA finals

OKLAHOMA CITY – LeBron James versus Kevin Durant. It is the story of these NBA finals. Except to the guys who share the top billing. One of them will emerge with his first championship and probably the title of best player in the game. It could be …

FOX News June 12, 2012, 1:11 AM (PST)

Five Conspiracy Theories for the Pacquiao-Bradley Fight: Fan Reaction

On Saturday June 09, 2012, Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao in a stunning boxing upset. It was Pacquiao’s first loss in over seven years. And the decision shocked the boxing world. After thinking about this for a few days, I have come up with …

YAHOO! June 11, 2012, 6:23 PM (PST)

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