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Top Sports Stories (May 21, 2014)

Washington Nationals slowed by rain delay, Alfredo Simon in loss to Cincinnati Reds

If the Washington Nationals wanted to beat Alfredo Simon, their best hope was finding some way to get him out of the game. They have not hit right-handed starting pitchers well, and on Wednesday afternoon, only their very first swing of the game dented…

Washington Post May 21, 2014, 5:39 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Pacers star Paul George sustains concussion vs. Miami Heat; status for Game 3 uncertain

The Pacers announced on Wednesday that Paul George suffered a concussion in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The team said in a statement that George would “begin the NBA-mandated protocol for return-to-participation after a diagnosed concussion.”

The Miami Herald May 21, 2014, 5:48 PM (PST)

The Miami Herald

Ovechkin practices with Russia at Worlds: report

Ovechkin practices with Russia at Worlds: report Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin practiced with Russia on Wednesday in preparation for the quarterfinals at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, the Washington Post reported. Washington Capitals …

NHL May 21, 2014, 5:55 PM (PST)


Donald Sterling’s boyhood home in L.A. subject of probe

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Assessor has launched an investigation into the ownership of Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s boyhood home and a property across the street to determine whether back taxes are owed and who must pay them, spokesman …

USA Today May 21, 2014, 5:23 PM (PST)

USA Today

Report: Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero could miss five weeks after his teammate bit off part of his ear

Dodgers prospect Alex Guerrero could miss up to five weeks after the plastic surgery he endured to fix a piece of his ear that was displaced when veteran catcher and Class AAA Albuquerque teammate Miguel Olivo bit the infielder during a dugout altercat…

USA Today Sports For The Win May 21, 2014, 5:11 PM (PST)

USA Today Sports For The Win

Barry Trotz met with Capitals

Barry Trotz met with Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick in Washington on Tuesday about the team’s vacant coaching job, another indication in the mutual interest between the organization and the veteran bench boss. Trotz, 51, is widel…

Washington Post May 21, 2014, 5:11 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Tony Romo: ‘I’ll make it through another five years’

Don’t worry about Tony Romo. That’s the message from the Dallas Cowboys quarterback himself, who has absolutely no concerns about making it through a 16-game season after his second back surgery in as many years. Watch "The Top 100 Players of 2014…

NFL May 21, 2014, 5:35 PM (PST)


Yankees get help from Cubs for 4-2, 13-inning win

CHICAGO – There was nothing pretty about the Yankees’ marathon win over the Cubs Wednesday, but it counts just the same. The Yankees mounted a ninth-inning comeback to tie the game before scoring twice in the 13th to take a 4-2 victory over the Cubs.

New York Daily News May 21, 2014, 4:28 PM (PST)

New York Daily News

WNBA to market to LGBT community

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games. With the campaign, the WNBA is …

USA Today May 21, 2014, 5:22 PM (PST)

USA Today

South Dade athletics earn top honors at All-Dade awards

Legends joined with a new generation to make history this season at South Dade High School. So there was little surprise when the Bucs took home some of the most prestigious honors at The Miami Herald’s annual All-Dade Athletic Awards breakfast Friday …

The Miami Herald May 21, 2014, 5:13 PM (PST)

The Miami Herald

Top Sports Stories (May 21, 2014)

Midweek Morosi: Giants-Rockies a budding rivalry to believe in

DENVER — The Giants and Dodgers, with their roots in New York during the National League’s nascent years, claim the West Coast’s preeminent baseball rivalry. That isn’t about to change. But at least in 2014, the greater entertainment value — and …

FOX Sports May 21, 2014, 5:36 AM (PST)

FOX Sports

Armour: NFL haunted by past sins with another lawsuit

Even with all its power and success, the NFL can’t escape the sins of its past. A group of retired players sued the NFL on Tuesday, claiming the league gave them powerful pain killers and anti-inflammatories to keep them on the field, never warning the…

USA Today May 21, 2014, 5:33 AM (PST)

USA Today

Nick Fairley misses Detroit Lions OTAs after procedure

Watch "The Top 100 Players of 2014" every week at 9 p.m. ET on NFL Network as we count down to the top player in the NFL. "The Top 100 Players of 2014 Reactions" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. "He had a procedure," coach J…

NFL May 21, 2014, 5:30 AM (PST)


B1G numbers: Building the brand

After taking a look at the most recent database of revenues and expenses in college sports, we’re putting the Big Ten under the microscope. Our four-part series continues today with a look at the revenue generated through branding initiatives like …

ESPN May 21, 2014, 6:02 AM (PST)


Rose wants U.S. Open trophy to return to him

Since becoming the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970, Rose has made the most of the trophy in his possession, showing it off when he can, and even letting his son eat ice cream out of it. "I think it gets FedEx’ed afte…

Reuters May 21, 2014, 4:51 AM (PST)


Donald Sterling Asked Companion to Disavow Recording: Report

Donald Sterling, in a campaign to blunt the damage from a rant against blacks, tried to get his companion to say that she had altered a recording of the comments, according to confidential NBA documents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Sterling also …

NBC News May 21, 2014, 5:49 AM (PST)

NBC News

Red Sox falling apart at the seams with 5th straight loss

Can Stephen Drew pitch, too? While the Red Sox’ poor start accurately can be attributed to below-average offense across the board and subpar defense on the left side of the infield, here’s a dirty, little secret: The starting rotation has a 4.31 ERA …

Boston Herald May 21, 2014, 3:40 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

AP NewsBreak: WNBA to market to LGBT community

NEW YORK — The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games. With the campaign, the WNBA is …

Boston Herald May 21, 2014, 5:56 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

New Barcelona manager Luis Enrique: please don’t compare me with Pep

The new Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has asked not to be compared to Pep Guardiola – at least not until he has won a few trophies – and has pledged to give youngsters a chance. The former Barça player was introduced to the media on Wednesday aft…

theguardian.com May 21, 2014, 5:44 AM (PST)


Justin Rose looks forward to Pinehurst

WENTWORTH (United Kingdom): US Open champion Justin Rose believes the re-design at Pinehurst can help him successfully defend his title when the season’s second major is staged their next month. Rose won the title at Merion outside Philadelphia last Ju…

Times of India May 21, 2014, 5:44 AM (PST)

Times of India

Top Sports Stories (May 21, 2012)

I’ll Have Another wins thrilling Preakness

Story by CNN: I’ll Have Another won the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, keeping its hopes for the coveted Triple Crown alive. I’ll Have Another went into the race with 3-1 odds, behind Bodemeister, the favorite with odds at 2-1. …

msnbc.com May 20, 2012, 9:41 PM (PST)

USA Today

James, Wade lift Heat over Pacers in Game 4

INDIANAPOLIS – Miami’s season, the one that’s supposed to end in an NBA championship and vindication, was slipping away. LeBron James brought it back. And this time, Dwyane Wade helped him. James scored 40 points, Wade added 30 – 22 in the second half …

FOX News May 20, 2012, 4:19 PM (PST)

CBS News

Kobe Bryant talks of ‘tough shots’ in Lakers’ loss to Thunder

Kobe Bryant’s stoic expression spoke volumes. For the second consecutive game the Lakers’ All-Star guard had another chance to carry the team to victory. Instead, Bryant’s potential game-tying three-pointer hit off the front of the rim. Once the …

Los Angeles Times May 20, 2012, 2:39 PM (PST)

Los Angeles Times

Clippers’ future in question after season-ending loss to Spurs

LOS ANGELES — The fans took their time leaving Lob City on Sunday night, all those raving red shirts standing around to soak in what had been a most memorable Clippers campaign. There was still joy in the air, a sense that so much fun had been had, …

CNN Sports Illustrated May 21, 2012, 2:27 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Sharapova beats Li Na to retain Italian Open title

ROME (AP) Maria Sharapova successfully defended her Italian Open title Sunday, beating Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in a wild match in which play was twice interrupted by rain and the red clay turned to mud. ”The match was a joke,” Li said. ”It’s tough …

YAHOO! May 21, 2012, 12:47 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Which 76ers Team Will Show Up in Game 5?: A Fan’s Preview

The Philadelphia 76ers have stunned the NBA by being two wins away from the Eastern Conference finals. Even Sixers fans like myself are stunned, given how awful the team tended to play at the end of the regular season. It’s also stunning because of how…

YAHOO! May 21, 2012, 4:58 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Trying to Make Sense of Brendan Shanahan’s Suspension of Brandon Prust

Does "reckless" aptly describe the actions of the Rangers’ Brandon Prust when his elbow struck the head of Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov in Game 3 on Saturday? Probably. Brendan Shanahan, dean of N.H.L. discipline, used the word in his assessment …

New York Times Blogs May 21, 2012, 3:46 AM (PST)

Miami Herald

Baskin: Go ahead, boo Chris Perez

Ask Miami Marlins hitter Omar Infante if he wants you to boo Indians closer Chris Perez. He should say no. After you are done with Infante, ask Hanley Ramirez and Greg Dobbs. I think you will get the same answer. On Saturday, the Indians closer said, …

msnbc.com May 21, 2012, 1:44 AM (PST)


Dufner wins Byron Nelson by one stroke

With a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday in Irving, Texas, Jason Dufner closed out a one-stroke victory over Dicky Pride to win for the second time in four weeks. "You probably couldn’t dream it any better…

Boston Globe May 21, 2012, 2:20 AM (PST)

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former West Virginia coach Bill Stewart dies after heart attack

Former West Virginia coach Bill Stewart died Monday after suffering an appearant heart attack while golfing. The death was confirmed by the school. Stewart, 59, coached the Mountaineers from 2008-10 and had a record of 28-12 before resigning. Stewart …

USA Today May 21, 2012, 12:29 PM (PST)

Preakness winner I’ll Have Another leaves Baltimore in quest for Triple Crown

I’ll Have Another’s connections loaded their Preakness Stakes winner onto a van Sunday morning at Pimlico Race Course to begin their journey to Belmont Park in their continuing quest to sweep racing’s Triple Crown. In front of a record crowd of 121,309…

msnbc.com May 21, 2012, 6:45 AM (PST)

USA Today

Melrose: Lundqvist the difference so far for Rangers

The Devils and Rangers will play Game 4 tonight at Prudential Center in Newark, and if New Jersey plays its game it may very well get back to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 Wednesday night with a 2-2 series split. One thing might literally stand in …

NHL.com May 21, 2012, 10:34 AM (PST)

Celtics rested for Game 5 vs. 76ers

The Celtics’ Eastern Confernce semifinal series with the 76ers shifts back to Boston for Game 5 on Monday night. The series is tied at 2-2 following a 92-83 loss to Philadelphia on Friday. The Celtics took Saturday off to rest and were back at practice…

msnbc.com May 21, 2012, 11:46 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Spurs eliminate Clippers from NBA playoffs

LOS ANGELES — Throughout the Clippers’ season, they have turned to Chris Paul to win games. For the first three games of their Western Conference semifinals series with the San Antonio Spurs, he couldn’t do it. With the Clippers facing elimination …

msnbc.com May 21, 2012, 11:17 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

In Clemens trial, McNamee names 3 other players he says took HGH

Washington ? The key witness in the Roger Clemens perjury trial testified Monday about three other baseball players who he said took human growth hormone. Brian McNamee, Clemens’ longtime strength and conditioning coach, told jurors that he provided …

Salt Lake Tribune May 21, 2012, 8:32 AM (PST)