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Top Sports Stories (May 23, 2014)

French Open draw offers Nadal chance of quick revenge

Friday’s draw, conducted by Nadal at Roland Garros, also handed women’s champion Serena Williams a tricky route. Eight-times champion Nadal plays American Robbie Ginepri in round one but Nicolas Almagro and David Ferrer are seeded to face him in the fo…

Reuters May 23, 2014, 5:37 AM (PST)


Reuters

Maybe these Red Sox just aren’t good

Maybe the 2014 Red Sox just aren’t very good. The free-falling Sox (ode to Tom Petty?) were routed at Fenway Park again Thursday and have now lost seven in a row. Ace Jon Lester tried to stop the bleeding in the late-afternoon series finale, but fell …

The Boston Globe May 23, 2014, 5:06 AM (PST)


The Boston Globe

Brandon Prust, Daniel Carcillo, and the Ugliness of Game 3 Between the Canadiens and Rangers

The Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers, 3-2 in overtime, Thursday night, in what was a tightly-contested Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, but even though the game was arguably the best one played in the series to date, there’s one pla…

Boston May 23, 2014, 5:16 AM (PST)


Boston

Eric Campbell, Mets back Jon Niese in 5-3 win over Dodgers; Juan Lagares delivers go-ahead run in the 7th at Citi Field

Howard Simmons/ New York Daily News Juan Lagares is the hero on Thursday night, knocking in the go-ahead run in the seventh. Six years ago, Eric Campbell made a gamble. Drafted in the eighth round by the Mets as a third baseman in 2008, he realized his…

New York Daily News May 23, 2014, 4:57 AM (PST)


New York Daily News

Klinsmann jolts squad by excluding Donovan from World Cup roster

United States men’s national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann always promised a surprise or two with his World Cup roster. He approaches his duties with his own unique perspective. He assembles his squads with an expansive mindset. He shuns convention.

FOX Sports May 22, 2014, 10:04 PM (PST)


FOX Sports

Most indispensable player: Oklahoma

This week, we’ve been examining the most indispensable player for every team in the Big 12. In other words, who is the player each team could least afford to lose to injury? We’re knocking on wood before we turn in these posts; so no need to worry …

ESPN May 23, 2014, 6:02 AM (PST)


ESPN

Habs cut series deficit to 2-1 on Alex Galchenyuk’s OT tally vs. NYR

NEW YORK — Dustin Tokarski has two days to relax, and he won’t have to come up with any more answers about whether he is ready for the Stanley Cup playoff stage. His play Thursday night against the New York Rangers did all the talking and got the Mont…

ESPN May 23, 2014, 5:34 AM (PST)


ESPN

Bill Belichick: No trading Ryan Mallett

The Patriots picked Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the NFL Draft, and they still have Tom Brady, of course. But that doesn’t mean Ryan Mallett is completely out of the picture in 2014. Bill Belichick shot down a question about trading Mallett …

The Boston Globe May 23, 2014, 5:03 AM (PST)


The Boston Globe

Bengals’ Giovani Bernard slated for more slot duty in ’14

Cincinnati Bengals’ Giovani Bernard set a franchise record for receptions by a running back in 2013. His coaches would like to see him catch the ball even more in 2014. "We want to do more with him because he can do that," running backs coach…

NFL May 23, 2014, 5:23 AM (PST)


NFL

Byron Scott says he’s a ‘perfect fit’ for Lakers’ coaching position

On Tuesday, Byron Scott interviewed with the Lakers for the team’s open head coaching position. "To say the least, I thought it was a perfect fit," Scott said Thursday on ESPN LA radio to Max Kellerman and Marcellus Wiley. Scott said he met w…

Los Angeles Times May 23, 2014, 6:02 AM (PST)


Los Angeles Times

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Top Sports Stories (May 23, 2012)

Lakers hammered, eliminated by Thunder

The Lakers reached the end of the road Monday night in Oklahoma City, advancing just one game further than last season in being ousted again in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Lakers were blown off the court again, losing the battle of …

CBS Sports May 23, 2012, 4:20 AM (PST)

CBS News

James and Wade on fire as Heat scorch Pacers

MIAMI (Reuters) – With LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on fire, the Miami Heat pounded the Indiana Pacers 115-83 on Tuesday to take a 3-2 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference playoff semi-final. James had 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists while …

YAHOO! May 22, 2012, 10:50 PM (PST)

Boston Globe

Champions League winner Drogba leaving Chelsea

LONDON (AP) – After maddening and thrilling football fans in equal measures for eight years, Didier Drogba’s combustible Chelsea career is over. And it was fitting that one of football’s most theatrical characters went out with one final, dramatic …

USA Today May 22, 2012, 4:31 PM (PST)

USA Today

Rangers aiming for more offense

NEW YORK – The Rangers find themselves in the same situation for the third time, a series reduced to a best-of-three with two games at home. But Tuesday marked the first time coach John Tortorella has sought divine intervention to coax more offense out…

Boston Herald May 23, 2012, 2:47 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Tigers-Indians Preview

The Detroit Tigers may have a losing record while trailing the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central, but they’re not worried yet. The Indians would like to give them reason to be. The Tigers will try to avoid dropping another game behind the division …

YAHOO! May 23, 2012, 4:05 AM (PST)

Seattle Times

Kings await Rangers or Devils in Stanley Cup Final

GLENDALE, Ariz.– The Los Angeles Kings are going to the Stanley Cup Final for just the second time in their history — and the first time since 1993. Who they will play remains to be seen. The top-seeded New York Rangers and the sixth-seeded New …

NHL.com May 22, 2012, 11:05 PM (PST)

Premier League: Mario Balotelli wants to stay at Manchester City

COVERCIANO, Italy-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli wants to remain with the Premier League champions. There has been speculation this season that Balotelli would return to Italy, with AC Milan the favorite to sign the controversial forward, but …

Sporting News May 23, 2012, 1:38 PM (PST)

Reuters India

Heat retaliate after Pacers’ hit on Dwyane Wade with force, nastiness and LeBron James

MIAMI – The Band of Brothers, bedecked in Band-Aids, have finally punched back. After days of the Indiana Pacers’ browbeating and posturing, led by tough-but-empty talk from Danny Granger, the Miami Heat delivered what looks like a knockout blow …

YAHOO! May 23, 2012, 12:48 PM (PST)

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Why a Howard-for-Bynum trade needs to happen for Magic, Lakers

First things first, there’s the Andrew Bynum pre-qualifier to deal with. A half block away from the sparkly new Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on West Church Street, there is a Bank of America. There are nine more banks and investment firms on the …

CNN Sports Illustrated May 23, 2012, 11:58 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Pregame Chatter: Satisfied With Production, DeBoer Sticks With Same Lineup

NEWARK – The Devils scored four goals in Game 4, the most allowed so far by the Rangers this postseason, so why mess with success? That seemed to be the thinking of Coach Peter DeBoer, who after the team’s morning skate said he would use the same …

New York Times Blogs May 23, 2012, 11:51 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Road not kind to Celtics in clinching games

Issac Baldizon/Getty ImagesSince the "Big 3" era began in 2007-08, the Celtics are 2-10 in road games with a chance to close out a series. The rest of the NBA is 28-28 in such games. The Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night (ESPN…

ESPN May 23, 2012, 11:00 AM (PST)

ESPN

In which Dustin Penner, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards edit their NHL narratives

Getty ImagesWhy are the Los Angeles Kings in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final? Because the two drunk, locker room cancers helped set up a lazy fat-ass for the game-winning goal. At least that’s how it would have been framed about eight months ago, when the …

YAHOO! May 23, 2012, 8:59 AM (PST)

Scott Podsednik: Gets Start in Center Field for Red Sox

Update: Podsednik is starting in center field for the Red Sox on Wednesday, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports. Recommendation: Marlon Byrd will head to the bench, while the Red Sox’s patchwork outfield situation could lead to a decent run of …

YAHOO! May 23, 2012, 9:27 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

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Top Sports Stories (May 23, 2012)

Lakers hammered, eliminated by Thunder

The Lakers reached the end of the road Monday night in Oklahoma City, advancing just one game further than last season in being ousted again in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Lakers were blown off the court again, losing the battle of …

CBS Sports May 23, 2012, 4:20 AM (PST)

CBS News

James and Wade on fire as Heat scorch Pacers

MIAMI (Reuters) – With LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on fire, the Miami Heat pounded the Indiana Pacers 115-83 on Tuesday to take a 3-2 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference playoff semi-final. James had 30 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists while …

YAHOO! May 22, 2012, 10:50 PM (PST)

Boston Globe

Champions League winner Drogba leaving Chelsea

LONDON (AP) – After maddening and thrilling football fans in equal measures for eight years, Didier Drogba’s combustible Chelsea career is over. And it was fitting that one of football’s most theatrical characters went out with one final, dramatic …

USA Today May 22, 2012, 4:31 PM (PST)

USA Today

Rangers aiming for more offense

NEW YORK – The Rangers find themselves in the same situation for the third time, a series reduced to a best-of-three with two games at home. But Tuesday marked the first time coach John Tortorella has sought divine intervention to coax more offense out…

Boston Herald May 23, 2012, 2:47 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Tigers-Indians Preview

The Detroit Tigers may have a losing record while trailing the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central, but they’re not worried yet. The Indians would like to give them reason to be. The Tigers will try to avoid dropping another game behind the division …

YAHOO! May 23, 2012, 4:05 AM (PST)

Seattle Times

Kings await Rangers or Devils in Stanley Cup Final

GLENDALE, Ariz.– The Los Angeles Kings are going to the Stanley Cup Final for just the second time in their history — and the first time since 1993. Who they will play remains to be seen. The top-seeded New York Rangers and the sixth-seeded New …

NHL.com May 22, 2012, 11:05 PM (PST)

Premier League: Mario Balotelli wants to stay at Manchester City

COVERCIANO, Italy-Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli wants to remain with the Premier League champions. There has been speculation this season that Balotelli would return to Italy, with AC Milan the favorite to sign the controversial forward, but …

Sporting News May 23, 2012, 1:38 PM (PST)

Reuters India

Heat retaliate after Pacers’ hit on Dwyane Wade with force, nastiness and LeBron James

MIAMI – The Band of Brothers, bedecked in Band-Aids, have finally punched back. After days of the Indiana Pacers’ browbeating and posturing, led by tough-but-empty talk from Danny Granger, the Miami Heat delivered what looks like a knockout blow …

YAHOO! May 23, 2012, 12:48 PM (PST)

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Why a Howard-for-Bynum trade needs to happen for Magic, Lakers

First things first, there’s the Andrew Bynum pre-qualifier to deal with. A half block away from the sparkly new Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on West Church Street, there is a Bank of America. There are nine more banks and investment firms on the …

CNN Sports Illustrated May 23, 2012, 11:58 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated

Pregame Chatter: Satisfied With Production, DeBoer Sticks With Same Lineup

NEWARK – The Devils scored four goals in Game 4, the most allowed so far by the Rangers this postseason, so why mess with success? That seemed to be the thinking of Coach Peter DeBoer, who after the team’s morning skate said he would use the same …

New York Times Blogs May 23, 2012, 11:51 AM (PST)

Boston Herald

Road not kind to Celtics in clinching games

Issac Baldizon/Getty ImagesSince the "Big 3" era began in 2007-08, the Celtics are 2-10 in road games with a chance to close out a series. The rest of the NBA is 28-28 in such games. The Boston Celtics visit the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night (ESPN…

ESPN May 23, 2012, 11:00 AM (PST)

ESPN

In which Dustin Penner, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards edit their NHL narratives

Getty ImagesWhy are the Los Angeles Kings in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final? Because the two drunk, locker room cancers helped set up a lazy fat-ass for the game-winning goal. At least that’s how it would have been framed about eight months ago, when the …

YAHOO! May 23, 2012, 8:59 AM (PST)

Scott Podsednik: Gets Start in Center Field for Red Sox

Update: Podsednik is starting in center field for the Red Sox on Wednesday, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports. Recommendation: Marlon Byrd will head to the bench, while the Red Sox’s patchwork outfield situation could lead to a decent run of …

YAHOO! May 23, 2012, 9:27 AM (PST)

CNN Sports Illustrated