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Top Sports Stories (May 02, 2014)

Meena Lee, Caroline Masson tied for LPGA Tour lead

IRVING, Texas — Natalie Gulbis plays with tape wrapped around her achy left wrist. She has an appointment with a specialist next week to finally figure out what is causing the pain she has dealt with for much of the season. A look at some of our favori…

Washington Post May 02, 2014, 5:41 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Grizzlies’ Randolph Is Suspended for Deciding Game

Memphis forward Zach Randolph has been suspended for Game 7 of the Grizzlies’ Western Conference playoff series against Oklahoma City for punching Thunder center Steven Adams in the jaw in Game 6 on Thursday. The ruling Friday by the N.B.A. leaves the

New York Times May 02, 2014, 5:36 PM (PST)

New York Times

Jed Hoyer can’t refute Matt Garza remarks

Matt Garza’s recent criticism of the Cubs organization has not gone unnoticed. Now a Brewers starter, Garza told reporters about the advice he gave Jeff Samardzija, who could become a free agent after next season. "I told him: ‘It doesn’t matter,

Chicago Tribune May 02, 2014, 5:33 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

If I own the Clippers, I can’t bet: Mayweather gets real on eve of fight

Floyd Mayweather rarely disappoints in an interview. On Friday, he paid a visit via satellite to FOX Sports 1’s America’s Pregame and took questions on Saturday’s welterweight unification fight against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Chec…

FOX Sports May 02, 2014, 5:53 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Steve Asmussen’ss Untapable wins $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE – Despite the dark cloud hovering over Steve Asmussen’s barn, Untapable has been the shining light, coming through once again, taking the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs by 4 1-2 lengths. Asmussen is currently under investigation…

New York Daily News May 02, 2014, 5:47 PM (PST)

New York Daily News

De Jonge bounces back with 62 at Wells Fargo

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –– Somewhere, J.D. Tucker is raising a toast of good cheer to salute a comrade with whom he can commiserate. “Well done, Mr. de Jonge. Well done,” is pretty much what Tucker would have said had he been present for Friday’s second round

GolfWeek May 02, 2014, 5:41 PM (PST)


Cubs jump all over Wainwright early and often to sink Cardinals

Maybe Adam Wainwright shouldn’t start clearing space in the trophy case for the NL Cy Young award just yet. Wainwright’s 25-inning scoreless streak ended in the first inning and he never fully recovered on a chilly Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Th…

FOX Sports May 02, 2014, 5:57 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Michael Vick announces that he will wear No. 1 on NY Jets

Michael Vick’s long jersey number saga at least appears to be over. Vick announced via Twitter on Friday that he decided he’ll be wearing No. 1 instead of No. 8. Vick wore No. 7 with both the Falcons and Eagles but that is Geno Smith’s number, and Vick…

New York Daily News May 02, 2014, 5:38 PM (PST)

New York Daily News

Noah undergoes left knee surgery

CHICAGO — Bulls center Joakim Noah is recovering after undergoing arthroscopic left knee surgery. Chicago announced the operation Friday. It was performed by team physician Dr. Brian Cole. The team says Noah will rehab his knee for eight to 12 weeks. N…

The Kansas City Star May 02, 2014, 5:41 PM (PST)

The Kansas City Star

Angel Cabrera uses long ball and short game to share lead with Martin Flores at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Angel Cabrera never knows when he’s going to play his best golf. This could be shaping up as one of those weeks at the Wells Fargo Championship. On a Quail Hollow course that lets the Argentine hit driver on just about every hole, two…

Minneapolis Star Tribune May 02, 2014, 5:44 PM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Top Sports Stories (May 02, 2014)

Is Clippers’ Glen Davis dirty or simply clumsy?

Golden State defeated the L.A. Clippers on Thursday night to force Game 7 in their NBA first-round playoff series, but the Warriors lost veteran big man Jermaine O’Neal early in the second quarter after the Clippers’ Glen “Big Baby” Davis awkwardly lun…

Washington Post May 02, 2014, 5:43 AM (PST)

Washington Post

LA NAACP Head Resigns Over Move to Honor Sterling

The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. Leon Jenkins was to honor Sterling later this…

ABC News May 02, 2014, 3:51 AM (PST)

ABC News

No cold comfort as Twins lose twice to Dodgers

They issued 12 walks in Game 2, but amazingly, that wasn’t their undoing. The story of the Twins the first month of the season has been their emphasis on drawing walks. There must have been a mix-up when the calendar turned from April to May, because T…

Minneapolis Star Tribune May 02, 2014, 3:30 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jon Jones makes fun of people who rightly critiqued his eye-gouging

Jon Jones is one of the most dominant fighters in MMA, but he does have a history of going after his opponents’ eyes. Dana White called Jones out on it after his latest fight in UFC 172. He also called Jones the best pound-for-pound fighter in the worl…

USA Today Sports For The Win May 02, 2014, 5:47 AM (PST)

USA Today Sports For The Win

Suzann Pettersen leads after 66

IRVING, Texas — Suzann Pettersen was prepared for a much longer break from the LPGA Tour when she started having more back problems. When she had similar pain a decade ago, she was out of action for about eight months. But Pettersen missed only a mont…

ESPN May 02, 2014, 5:50 AM (PST)


Neymar says he has wonderful relationship with Barca teammate Messi

Neymar says he has a "wonderful" relationship with Lionel Messi and believes their partnership is progressing well at Barcelona. Neymar’s first season at Camp Nou is almost at an end following his switch from Santos last summer, and he has en…

FOX Sports May 02, 2014, 5:21 AM (PST)

FOX Sports

Table-topping Sharks edge upstart Rebels in Melbourne

(Reuters) – The Sharks held off the Melbourne Rebels 22-16 in a tight Super Rugby match on Friday to remain top of the standings and become the first South African side to win in Australia or New Zealand this year. The Durban-based team, who beat the R…

Yahoo News May 02, 2014, 5:09 AM (PST)

Yahoo News

Stephen Curry-led Warriors outlast Clippers to force Game 7

OAKLAND, Calif. — After a first-round series filled with drama on the court and off it, the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers will put the focus back on basketball in the biggest way possible. Next up: Game 7. Stephen Curry scored 24 poin…

ESPN May 02, 2014, 1:29 AM (PST)


Ray Rice’s next hurdle is with NFL

This development doesn’t necessarily mean Rice will be suiting up for the Ravens at the start of the season. Rice is expected to be punished by the NFL under the league’s personal conduct policy, which could include a suspension. The policy states: &qu…

ESPN May 02, 2014, 4:59 AM (PST)


Young, Thigpen get chance to revive careers

BEREA, Ohio — I might have been a little harsh on Vince Young the other day — in an attempt to be humorous. After seeing and hearing him, he might bring something to the Browns if he makes the team. A year ago he didn’t make the Packers coming out of…

ESPN May 02, 2014, 4:59 AM (PST)


Top Sports Stories (May 02, 2012)

Report: Canadiens to name former Blackhawks assistant Bergevin as new GM

CHICAGO – The Montreal Canadiens have selected Marc Bergevin as their new general manager, according to a report on the Chicago Tribune’s website. Citing anonymous sources, the report stated that the 46-year-old Montreal native will replace the fired …

NHL.com May 01, 2012, 11:22 PM (PST)


Rex Ryan says Tim Tebow looks ‘outstanding’ in first Jets drills

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan sounded impressed with Tim Tebow on Tuesday, one day after getting his first on-field look at the backup quarterback when the Jets held an offseason workout. Appearing at a charity event in New Jersey, Ryan told ESPNNew …

NFL May 01, 2012, 9:28 PM (PST)


Stoudemire has surgery on hand; Knicks don’t know if he’ll return to face Heat

Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire had surgery on his left hand to repair a small muscle Tuesday and the Knicks didn’t give a timetable whether he will return for the first-round NBA playoff series against the Heat. According to sources, the Knicks don’t…

New York Post May 01, 2012, 5:17 PM (PST)

Wall Street Journal

Adjustments pay off as 76ers pull even in series with Bulls

CHICAGO – Doug Collins says his favorite aspect of coaching in the playoffs is the game within the games. In the days, hours and minutes leading up to Tuesday’s Game 2 against the Chicago Bulls in the United Center, the 76ers coach refused to reveal …

Boston Herald May 02, 2012, 2:21 AM (PST)


Undermanned Celtics come home with a split

ATLANTA – Celtics coach Doc Rivers often says his team performs best with its collective back against the wall. And the Celtics’ situation seemed quite desperate in Tuesday night’s Game 2 of their playoff series with the Atlanta Hawks. The Celtics were…

Boston Globe May 02, 2012, 1:03 AM (PST)


Sam Donnellon: Ilya Bryzgalov’s effort goes to waste

So what to make of Tuesday night? Bryzgalov played one of those steal-it-for-you games, and the Flyers still lost. For two periods, he stopped shots, and rebounds of shots, and sprawled all over the place. Pucks swallowed into his midsection, or kicked…

Philadelphia Daily News May 02, 2012, 4:37 AM (PST)


This time, A’s rookie pitchers shine in Boston

One night before, the Red Sox knocked around an A’s rookie starter and scored 11 runs. Jarrod Parker, another Oakland rookie, took the mound Tuesday and deftly avoided the fate of his predecessor, Tommy Milone. Parker gave up only four hits and one run…

San Francisco Gate May 01, 2012, 9:35 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Bryant’s 38 points lift Lakers past listless Nuggets

Kobe Bryant scored 38 points, Andrew Bynum followed up his playoff-opening triple-double with 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Lakers weathered Denver’s late rally for a 104-100 victory over the Nuggets Tuesday night in Los Angeles, taking a 2-0 …

Boston Globe May 02, 2012, 1:10 AM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Capitals trying to turn the trends on home ice

After earning a split in New York to start their Eastern Conference semifinal series, it would appear that things are setting up nicely for the Washington Capitals. They return home to Verizon Center as the series against the New York Rangers shifts …

Baltimore Sun May 01, 2012, 10:25 PM (PST)