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Top Sports Stories (May 03, 2014)

Ravens continue to see value in small-school draft prospects

The Ravens devote a considerable amount of resources to scouting small-school draft prospects. It’s a commitment that six years ago yielded eventual Super Bowl XLVII Most Valuable Player Joe Flacco from Delaware in the first round. The Ravens signed th…

Chicago Tribune May 03, 2014, 5:51 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

The men who will decide Donald Sterling’s fate: NBA’s other owners

As part of the NBA’s sweeping sanctions against Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his controversial racial remarks, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is urging the league’s other owners to push for the Clippers’ sale. Silver said that if three-quarters of…

Los Angeles Times May 03, 2014, 5:50 PM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Terrell Toliver plans to transfer from Phoebus to Heritage

Rising junior Terrell Toliver, who split time between quarterback and wide receiver last season at Phoebus, said Friday he plans to transfer to Heritage. Toliver said he has withdrawn from Phoebus, where he has spent the past two seasons, and will enro…

Chicago Tribune May 03, 2014, 5:48 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Fallon thunders to victory in 2,000 Guineas

(CNN)– It was billed as a showdown between king and country: John Gosden’s imperious Kingman versus Aiden O’Brien’s exciting Australia. In the end it was 40-1 shot Night of Thunder, ridden by Kieren Fallon, who delivered a shock result in the first Cl…

CNN May 03, 2014, 5:46 PM (PST)


California Chrome Wins 140th Kentucky Derby

California Chrome pulled away down the stretch for a dominant win at the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza made a decisive move and quickly sprinted c…

ABC News May 03, 2014, 4:02 PM (PST)

ABC News

California Chrome of Coalinga wins 140th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KFSN) — California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. The horse was born and raised at Harris Farms in Coalinga. Taking charge at the top of the lane, California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza made

Abc Local Web May 03, 2014, 3:54 PM (PST)

Abc Local Web

Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski honored with Lincoln medallion

May 3, 2014 (CHICAGO) — Former United States Secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton and Duke University Coach Mike Krzyzewski are among eight people receiving Lincoln Medallions for the honor they’ve brought to the state of Illinois. Duke’s "C…

Abc Local Web May 03, 2014, 5:48 PM (PST)

Abc Local Web

Trail Blazers honor former coach Jack Ramsay

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers honored former coach Jack Ramsay with a moment of silence and a touching video tribute Friday night during Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. Ramsay, who led the Blaz…

azcentral.com May 03, 2014, 5:46 PM (PST)


Pacers coast past Hawks in Game 7, advance to second round

Paul George scored a playoff career-high 30 points and Roy Hibbert finally came up big to lead the Indiana Pacers past the Atlanta Hawks, 92-80 on Saturday night in Game 7. Indiana staved off elimination for the second time in three days. It’s the firs…

FOX Sports May 03, 2014, 5:43 PM (PST)

FOX Sports

Tampa Bay at New York

NEW YORK — The last time Masahiro Tanaka lost a regular season game, Mark Teixeira was a reliable slugger in the heart of the Yankees’ batting order. Since August 2012, Teixeira has hurt a wrist and hamstring, missing most of last season and half of t…

CBS Sports May 03, 2014, 5:46 PM (PST)

CBS Sports

Top Sports Stories (May 03, 2014)

Patrick Kane rescues Blackhawks in 5-2 victory

As he celebrated yet another ridiculous highlight-reel goal to rescue the reeling Blackhawks, Patrick Kane twice yelled "Showtime!" Indeed. Kane’s stunning third-period rush through pretty much the entire Wild roster finished with a backhande…

Chicago Tribune May 03, 2014, 5:52 AM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Blackhawks power play fuels Game 1 win over Wild

The Blackhawks power play has shown it can be susceptible to long blackouts. Against the Blues, the Hawks scored on their first power play of the series and went 0 for their next 14. But Friday against the Wild, when the Hawks needed a spark, the power…

Chicago Tribune May 03, 2014, 5:52 AM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

LeBron on Durant: He’s “got to be a free agent at some point”

After Kevin Durant put an end to that whole unfortunate “Mr. Unreliable” headline choice with a 36-point performance that forced Game 7, he was greeted with a billboard upon the team’s return to Oklahoma City. KD still has much love in OKC. This Kevin

Washington Post May 03, 2014, 5:42 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Blackhawks striving to cut down on penalties

The Blackhawks were uncharacteristically undisciplined during their first-round series against the Blues, committing 32 penalties for a total of 85 minutes — an average of 14.2 per game. That was a sharp contrast to the regular season when they average…

Chicago Tribune May 03, 2014, 5:52 AM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Kane, Blackhawks too much for Wild in Game 1

Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO, Star Tribune Updated: May 3, 2014 – 2:04 AM CHICAGO – The high of its first-round victory over the Colorado Avalanche has officially worn off for the Wild. Two days after winning an emotional and draining series, the Wild fin…

Minneapolis Star Tribune May 03, 2014, 3:42 AM (PST)

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Granderson ‘getting there’ at the plate

DENVER — Curtis Granderson wasn’t ready to pronounce himself fully on track after a two-hit game that included a two-run homer in the sixth inning. "Getting there," Granderson said after the New York Mets’ 7-3 loss Friday to the Colorado Roc…

ESPN Sports May 03, 2014, 5:28 AM (PST)

ESPN Sports

Brassard gives Rangers Game 1 OT win over Penguins

The best line on hockey’s busiest team hardly looked gassed. Brassard beat Marc-Andre Fleury 3:06 into overtime — with Pouliot bizarrely doing the same seven seconds later — and the Rangers stunned the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in Game 1 of the Eastern…

FOX Sports May 03, 2014, 5:39 AM (PST)

FOX Sports

Wild teammates have goalie Ilya Bryzgalov’s back

Ask Wild players about goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, and they can’t help but smile. "He’s easygoing, funny, always positive," center Charlie Coyle said. "Everyone loves to be around him." The 33-year-old Russian was deemed by Bleacher Repo…

Chicago Tribune May 03, 2014, 5:52 AM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Johns Hopkins at Loyola Maryland: Three things to watch

Johns Hopkins has dominated this series to the tune of a 47-4 record, but Loyola Maryland snapped a 13-game skid with an 8-4 victory on April 27, 2013. The Blue Jays are 4-1 on the road this season and are looking for their best away record since going…

The Baltimore Sun May 03, 2014, 5:06 AM (PST)

The Baltimore Sun

Donald Sterling ignored advice when crafting Clippers’ response to scandal

In the days following the release of the tapes that would eventually lead to Donald Sterling being banned for life from the NBA, Sterling made several bad moves that did nothing to help his case for remaining a part of the league. According t…

USA Today Sports For The Win May 03, 2014, 5:18 AM (PST)

USA Today Sports For The Win

Top Sports Stories (May 03, 2012)

Giants lose slugger Sandoval to broken left hand

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are suddenly without their best hitter. Pablo Sandoval has a broken hamate bone in his left hand that will require surgery, and the free-swinging slugger is expected to miss four to six weeks – the same …

Associated Press May 03, 2012, 12:50 PM (PST)

San Francisco Examiner

Derrick Rose’s injury is just the latest devastating postseason loss in sports

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose reats after injuring his leg in the fourth ? The Chicago Bulls have the NBA’s most valuable player in Derrick Rose. But the franchise’s true MVP will now be the doctor who wields the surgical instruments that …

YAHOO! May 03, 2012, 9:58 AM (PST)

USA Today

Junior Seau death: San Diego in mourning for legend

San Diego was in mourning Thursday, a day after football star Junior Seau was found dead by what police say was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Over the last day, fans have made a pilgrimage to Seau’s Oceanside beachfront home to pay their…

Los Angeles Times May 03, 2012, 12:36 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Browns’ Scott Fujita suspended three games for role in Saints’ scandal

The NFL suspended Browns starting linebacker Scott Fujita without pay for the first three games of the 2012 regular season because of his role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal, the league announced Wednesday. The suspension, if upheld after an…

Boston Herald May 03, 2012, 7:57 AM (PST)


Key witness in Clemens perjury case could testify next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A key witness in the federal perjury trial of former baseball ace Roger Clemens could testify early next week, a prosecutor said on Thursday, setting the stage for a potential courtroom confrontation. Brian McNamee, Clemens’ …

Reuters May 03, 2012, 12:29 PM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

It sure feels like a bridge year for Red Sox

In retrospect, going all the way back to the beginning of the offseason, maybe the Red Sox were just biding their time. Maybe the Red Sox had their eyes on 2013 far more than they ever did on 2012, and maybe the goal was to make them just interesting …

Boston Globe May 03, 2012, 8:18 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Philadelphia Flyers Keys to Playoff Game 3 Versus the New Jersey Devils: Fan’s Take

The Philadelphia Flyers were beaten 4-1 by the New Jersey Devils in their Eastern Conference Semifinals game on Tuesday night. After traveling North to face their divisional foe in Game 3, Peter Laviolette will need to direct his squad in different …

YAHOO! May 03, 2012, 12:50 PM (PST)

New York Times

Rangers beat Capitals 2-1 for 2-1 series lead

By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Henrik Lundqvist had just spent the better part of 4½ hours repelling pucks and shooing skaters from the crease in the pressure-packed situation known as the Stanley Cup playoffs. When it …

msnbc.com May 03, 2012, 6:45 AM (PST)

Washington Post