posted: 05/22/2013 5:08 a.m.
97th Indianapolis 500 WHEN Sunday. Green flag at 11:12 a.m. WHERE Indianapolis Motor Speedway TV ABC, pre-race coverage begins at 10 a.m. DEFENDING CHAMPION Dario Franchitti ON THE POLE Ed Carpenter INDIANAPOLIS — Carlos Munoz’s initiation to Indianapolis went relatively smoothly.
posted: 05/22/2013 5:07 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio’s first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 in overtime Tuesday night.
posted: 05/22/2013 5 a.m.
NEW YORK — Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 remaining, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.
posted: 05/22/2013 4:59 a.m.
NEW YORK — Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again.
posted: 05/22/2013 4:58 a.m.
June 6 Amateur draft. July 12 Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 16 All-Star game, Citi Field, New York. July 28 Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 Active rosters expand to 40 players. Oct. 23 World Series begins. November TBA Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 Last day for teams to offer 2014 contracts to unsigned players. Dec. 9-12 Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
posted: 05/22/2013 4:55 a.m.
BALTIMORE — The shaving cream was still glopped on Chris Dickerson’s head and shoulders long after the final pitch, a tell-tale indicator that the Baltimore Orioles had finally returned to celebratory mode at Camden Yards.
posted: 05/22/2013 4:54 a.m.
AB: at-bats ; R: runs; H: hits; BI: runs batted in; BB: walks; SO: strike outs; AVG: post-game batting average; E: errors; LOB: runners left on base; 2B: doubles; 3B: triples; HR: home runs; SB: stolen base; CS: caught stealing; S: sacrifice; SF: sacrifice fly; GIDP: grounded into double play; DP: double plays; TP: triple plays; IP: innings pitched; ER: earned runs; NP: number of pitches; ERA: post-game earned run average; W: winning pitcher; L: losing pitcher; S: save; BS: blown save opportunity ; H: hold (pitcher holds lead but doesn’t qualify for save); IBB: intentional walk; HBP: batter hit by pitcher; PB: passed ball; WP: wild pitch; T: length of game.
posted: 05/21/2013 3:54 p.m.
Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
posted: 05/21/2013 3:54 a.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — AJ Allmendinger’s parents attended their first Indianapolis 500 in 1979, when they camped in a grassy lot and watched Rick Mears win his first of four 500s.
posted: 05/21/2013 3:49 a.m.
The Arkansas Travelers’ longest homestand of the season didn’t end Monday night nearly as well as it began a week ago.
posted: 05/21/2013 3:46 a.m.
DETROIT — The young Detroit Red Wings have made the mighty Chicago Blackhawks look vulnerable, beating them two consecutive times to gain an advantage in their last playoff match-up as Western Conference rivals.
posted: 05/21/2013 3:45 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO — Zach Randolph’s miserable Western Conference finals debut led to a sleepless night and a long film session.
posted: 05/21/2013 3:44 a.m.
NEW YORK — Pat Williams is pretty good at being lucky, and he’s got a hunch. “I got a funny feeling that this could be another Magic year, here. For some reason, I’ve just got the feel,” Williams said. Orlando sure could use it. Following a difficult first season after trading Dwight Howard, the Magic are hoping Williams can bring them more lottery luck. Armed with the best odds and their three-time winner back on stage, the Magic will try to jumpstart the rebuilding process today by landing the rights to the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Williams has won four times, including victories in 1992, 1993 and 2004 with the Magic. They used the most recent one to draft Howard, and no team since has entered with the best odds and won the lottery. The Magic were back in the lottery the next two years but were busy playing in the postseason every spring since until this one, when they finished an NBA-worst 20-62 after sending Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers last August in a four-team deal. That gives them a 25 percent
posted: 05/21/2013 3:43 a.m.
CLEVELAND — Chris Perez was stunned, surprised and shocked.
posted: 05/21/2013 3:42 a.m.
PHILLIES Ruiz to DL MIAMI — Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and first baseman Ryan Howard is day to day with a sore left knee. Both players had magnetic resonance imaging scans Monday before Philadelphia’s game against Miami. Ruiz has a Grade 2 hamstring strain. He has played in 16 games and is hitting.235 with two RBI. “Right now he’ll probably be out three to four weeks — relative time frame,” Phillies trainer Scott Sheridan said. “That’s kind of what we’re thinking right now based on the size of the tear and location.” Howard has had symptoms for the past couple of weeks and is hitting.179 in 16 games this month. “He’s got some changes in his meniscus in his knee and also has some inflammation in his knee that concerns us,” Sheridan said. “We did a cortisone injection with him [Sunday] and he’s not available to play tonight and we will just treat him day to day right now and go from there.” Howard is batting.245 with 6 home run