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Top Sports Stories (May 26, 2014)

Wawrinka Follows Major Title With Early Exit

PARIS — Before the French Open began, Stan Wawrinka was asked how different it was to enter a major after winning one, as he did at the Australian Open in January. He joked about having to do more interviews, but said that a perk of his new status was

New York Times May 26, 2014, 5:28 PM (PST)

New York Times

Capitals name Brian MacLellan general manager, Barry Trotz coach

After a month-long search, the Washington Capitals have decided who will be the next to lead them behind the bench and in the front office. Washington named Brian MacLellan general manager and Barry Trotz coach Monday, giving the organization familiari…

Washington Post May 26, 2014, 5:31 PM (PST)

Washington Post

Ervin Santana can’t hold 5-run lead as Braves fall to David Ortiz-led Red Sox comeback, 8-6

ATLANTA – There’s a troubling trend developing on baseball’s best pitching staff. Ervin Santana is in a rut. Santana couldn’t hold a five-run lead in his third straight poor start as the Atlanta Braves fell to David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox 8-6 on …

FOX News May 26, 2014, 5:12 PM (PST)

FOX News

Lance Stephenson holds firm on LeBron James trash talk

MIAMI – Lance Stephenson likes to talk. To reporters. To teammates. To opponents. So it’s not a surprise the Indiana Pacers guard didn’t back down from his comments about Miami Heat star LeBron James. But Pacers teammate Paul George said Stephenson was…

USA Today May 26, 2014, 4:54 PM (PST)

USA Today

Jose Quintana gets to relax in holiday victory

When White Sox designated hitter Dayan Viciedo knocked a home run 425 feet into the left-field stands against the Indians on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field, he provided teammate Jose Quintana with some needed relaxation on Memorial Day. Viciedo’s three-…

Chicago Tribune May 26, 2014, 5:48 PM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Dodgers C A.J. Ellis hurt celebrating no-hitter, on DL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis went on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle Monday, a day after getting hurt while celebrating Josh Beckett’s no-hitter. Ellis rushed to join his teammates in the celebration on Sunday in …

USA Today May 26, 2014, 5:44 PM (PST)

USA Today

Rangers playing with fire despite commanding lead

Rangers playing with fire despite commanding lead Despite holding a 3-1 lead against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Final, the New York Rangers are looking for a more complete effort to put the series away. NEW YORK– Like a group of

NHL May 26, 2014, 5:49 PM (PST)


Amador Valley softball tries to complete perfect season

It’s one thing to say it. But the softball team at Amador Valley-Pleasanton, by every action, diving catch, strikeout, game-ending home run, is proving it. The Dons (25-0) are the nation’s No. 1 team, according to MaxPreps, bettering more than 15,000 f…

San Francisco Gate May 26, 2014, 5:58 PM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

Report details Robert Pera’s crazy Grizzlies ideas, including Mike Miller as player-coach

Robert Pera is the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies; that is to say, he’s the man at the epicenter of the NBA’s strangest spectacle over the past week. CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash were abruptly fired last week, and coach Dave …

SBN May 26, 2014, 5:44 PM (PST)


Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska, Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane win Bolder Boulder 2014 elite races

BOULDER — Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska won the women’s elite Bolder Boulder, repeating from her 2012 win, and Eritrea’s Afewerki Berhane won the men’s elite race under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s. Portland’s Shalane Flanagan finished second

Denver Post May 26, 2014, 5:18 PM (PST)

Denver Post

Top Sports Stories (May 26, 2014)

Serge Ibaka saved the Thunder for one night. But can he turn around a series?

Serge Ibaka returned to the Oklahoma City Thunder lineup when they needed him most. It appeared to be an act of desperation to start Ibaka in Game 3 after the Thunder declared their third-leading scorer out for the rest of the playoffs a week ago.

USA Today Sports For The Win May 26, 2014, 5:41 AM (PST)

USA Today Sports For The Win

Sharapova in the pink after French Open win

The seventh seed and 2012 champion blew kisses to the crowd after she won 6-1 6-2 on the Philippe Chatrier show court. Ninth seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia beat France’s Virginie Razzano 7-5 6-0 and there were also wins for seeds Sabine Lisicki an…

Reuters May 26, 2014, 5:37 AM (PST)


Kids Will Be Kids As Red Sox Flop At The Trop

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was Kids’ Day at Tropicana Field Sunday. Those 14-and-under got a set of nifty David Price and Astro Dog tags. There was a dance party in center field after the game with D.J. Kitty. And the Red Sox were sent to bed without th…

Boston May 26, 2014, 5:33 AM (PST)


Durant may be MVP, but this guy just saved Oklahoma City’s butt

It’s tough to say exactly what percent Serge Ibaka was playing at Sunday night in his return to the Oklahoma City Thunder lineup, but it didn’t take a seasoned analyst to see that the Thunder were 100 percent better with their injured third star back …

FOX Sports May 26, 2014, 3:35 AM (PST)

FOX Sports

Blackhawks need some showtime from Patrick Kane

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Perilously close to seeing their bid for a second consecutive Stanley Cup put in serious jeopardy, the Blackhawks are in need of a little showtime. In times like these, the spotlight tends to find Patrick Kane. The dynamic winger …

Chicago Tribune May 26, 2014, 4:32 AM (PST)

Chicago Tribune

Kurt Busch double ends with blown engine in Coke 600

CONCORD, N.C. — Kurt Busch’s double — an 1,100-mile odyssey that began in Indianapolis, has ended early at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Despite falling almost 200 miles short of completing the Indy 500-Coca-Cola 600 on motorsports’ biggest, busiest day …

USA Today May 26, 2014, 4:16 AM (PST)

USA Today

Anthony Rendon’s walks a good sign

Saturday afternoon, Anthony Rendon strolled toward the Nationals dugout to retrieve his bat for batting practice. Standing by the helmet rack, General Manager Mike Rizzo hollered, “How we doing?” “Good,” Rendon said, smiling. “I’m always good …

Washington Post May 26, 2014, 4:24 AM (PST)

Washington Post

Indy 500 throws unprecedented red flag to guarantee green finish

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s the Indianapolis 500, not the Indianapolis 500-plus. That hasn’t changed, even after IndyCar officials took some grief for it a year ago. But while IndyCar hasn’t followed NASCAR in adopting a policy of adding laps to the end of a …

USA Today May 26, 2014, 4:16 AM (PST)

USA Today

Italy’s Prandelli signs 2-year contract extension

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli arrives for a team training session at Coverciano training grounds, in … ROME (AP) — Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him in charge of the Azzurri through the 2016 …

Yahoo News May 26, 2014, 6:01 AM (PST)

Yahoo News

Rangers overcome penalty in OT to beat Canadiens

Rangers overcome penalty in OT to beat Canadiens After the New York Rangers killed off their eighth penalty Sunday night, Martin St. Louis lifted them to a 3-2 overtime victory against the Montreal Canadiens. NEW YORK –It was the last thing the New Yo…

NHL May 26, 2014, 5:52 AM (PST)


Top Sports Stories (May 26, 2012)


Devils make Cup finals after 3-2 win over Rangers

NEWARK, N.J.-Moments after sending the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 2003, Adam Henrique skated to the corner and waited to be mobbed by his teammates. It’s become a common occurrence for the 22-year-old who spent…

San Jose Mercury News May 26, 2012, 1:10 AM (PST)

San Jose Mercury News

76ers-Celtics Preview

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) Kevin Garnett won’t be posting any comments from the 76ers owners on his mental bulletin board. The Philadelphia fans won’t be getting all riled up over comments deriding their loyalty. ”It’s Game 7. There’s no tomorrow,” Celtics …

YAHOO! May 26, 2012, 3:55 AM (PST)


Kobe Bryant, Lakers could use Dwight Howard

There was a time, for decades on end, when a man couldn’t ask for more than playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. It was all about superstars, great coaching, a marvelous tradition and deep runs into the playoffs. Let’s not underestimate the greatness of…

San Francisco Gate May 26, 2012, 1:03 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate

The Long, Agonizing Wait for Van Persie’s Announcment: A Fan’s Take

Former Arsenal Cesc Fabregas hopes Robin van Persie will stay; former defender Martin Keown says the club must give RVP time; the initial talks between RVP and Arsenal end in deadlock; everyday there is something new coming out about van Persie’s …

YAHOO! May 26, 2012, 3:55 AM (PST)


Yankees-Athletics Preview

CC Sabathia hasn’t suffered three consecutive losses over his three-plus seasons with the New York Yankees. A return home might help him avoid that dubious streak. The Bay Area native will try to snap out of his slump while leading the Yankees to their…

YAHOO! May 26, 2012, 4:16 AM (PST)

Boston Globe

Kings cruised to Finals like few others

–The Kings have a 12-2 record this postseason, which has made them the seventh team to reach the Stanley Cup Finals having played only 14 games since 1987, when the league went to a four-round, best-of-seven postseason setup. No team has reached the …

CBS Sports May 26, 2012, 1:10 AM (PST)

James, Heat start tuning for East finals

MIAMI (AP) – LeBron James took a few moments Thursday night to savor the end of a tough series with the Indiana Pacers. On Friday, much of the day was about resting and relaxing with family. On Saturday, the reigning MVP and the Miami Heat went back to…

NJ.com May 26, 2012, 1:34 PM (PST)

Washington Post

  Philadelphia 0, Toronto FC 0

Philadelphia (2-6-2) at Toronto (0-9-0), 4:30 p.m. Toronto, ON (Sports Network) – BMO Field will host a meeting of two Major League Soccer bottom-feeders Saturday as the Philadelphia Union head north to face Toronto FC. Toronto is without a point this …

USA Today May 26, 2012, 1:34 PM (PST)

NFL Trade Talk: Is Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins Off the Detroit Lions’ Radar? If So, Why?

COMMENTARY| Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins is being pursued by the Indianapolis Colts, according to reports. Unhappy in Dallas, Jenkins would add depth, skill and leadership, potentially, to any team’s secondary — like the Detroit Lions, who …

YAHOO! May 26, 2012, 1:34 PM (PST)

Daly of US unscathed after big crash in Monaco

MONACO (AP) – American driver Conor Daly walked away unharmed from a spectacular crash during a GP3 series race in Monaco on Saturday. The 20-year-old Lotus driver was coming out of a tunnel near Monaco’s harbor when he hit the back of Russian driver …

NJ.com May 26, 2012, 1:34 PM (PST)

76ers-Celtics Preview

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) Kevin Garnett won’t be posting any comments from the 76ers owners on his mental bulletin board. The Philadelphia fans won’t be getting all riled up over comments deriding their loyalty. ”It’s Game 7. There’s no tomorrow,” Celtics …

YAHOO! May 26, 2012, 9:17 AM (PST)


San Diego at New York

NEW YORK — Johan Santana pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout since 2010 and the New York Mets backed him with three home runs in a 9-0 win over the San Diego Padres 9-0 Saturday. Mike Nickeas hit New York’s first grand slam of the season, and …

CBS Sports May 26, 2012, 1:20 PM (PST)

Boston Globe

Parker says Westbrook hasn’t faced point guard like him yet

SAN ANTONIO — It’s the main event of the Western Conference Finals: Tony Parker and Russell Westbrook, All-Star point guards having their best seasons yet. One going for a fourth NBA championship, the other still chasing his first. This is the series …

CBS Sports May 26, 2012, 9:52 AM (PST)

San Francisco Gate