Monday, April 30, 2012

Nba playoff schedule

  • (CBS/AP) The NBAs compressed schedule, with 66 games in four months followed by one day off before the playoffs, was tough on everyone. Did it cause more injuries? Yeah, probably, Chicagos Joakim Noah said. Probably.
  • (CBS News)
  • May Madness owns March Madness. The first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs is underway and Tuesday's schedule features an exciting trio of showdowns.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • NBA commissioner David Stern said on Monday that a schedule But basically in most years we average about five (major knee injuries) and prior to this years playoffs we had three from a schedule where we played two more games a month.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The 2012 NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals got underway on April 28. The Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks are the Eastern Conference playoff representatives.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • NBA commissioner David Stern said Monday that he doesn Knicks guard Baron Davis, who is battling a back injury in the playoffs, thinks the schedule is definitely hurting players.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • Steve Nash To The Knicks? 3 Reasons It Makes Sense NBA Playoff Schedule 2012: Matchups for the First Weekend, Including Knicks vs Heat and Lakers vs.
  • (International Business Times)
  • In the Western Conference there were a few blowouts, but there were also the two best games of the weekend.
  • (SB Nation)

Spinal muscular atrophy

  • (CBS News) At only 5 months old, Avery Canahuati has already had her first kiss, her first tattoo (temporary), and her first trip to college.
  • (CBS News)
  • All parents are terrified with the thought that their child will be born suffering with some disorders that will shorten his or her life before it would even begin.
  • (Daily Gossip)
  • ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • The 12th annual Concert for a Cure event to be held on May 12th, 2012 is aiming to reach the incredible milestone of raising $1,000,000 for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Research.
  • (PRLog (free press release))
  • If you were asked which genetic disease is the number one cause of death among babies in the United States, chances are spinal muscular atrophy would not come to mind.
  • (eMaxHealth.com)
  • Avery Canahuati has never gone swimming or worn a Halloween costume, but she has received her first kiss.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Five-month-old Avery Canahuatti was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type One, a disease which destroys muscle tissues and attacks the nervous system.
  • (News.com.au)

Kellen moore

  • DETROIT — Boise State standout Kellen Moore has agreed to a free-agent deal with Detroit, giving the Lions someone to develop behind starter Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • DETROIT -- Boise State standout Kellen Moore has agreed to a free-agent deal with Detroit, giving the Lions someone to develop behind starter Matthew Stafford and backup Shaun Hill. ESPNs Mel Kiper Jr.
  • (ESPN)
  • DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions have found a No. 3 quarterback candidate. Boise State standout Kellen Moore has agreed to free-agent deal with the Lions after he wasnt picked in the NFL draft. Athletes First spokeswoman Savannah Wall confirmed the agreement on Monday.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • The more you look at Kellen Moore's NFL landing spot, the more you like it. After going undrafted as the winningest quarterback in college football history, the former Boise State star will be with people who understand his essence.
  • (KTVB)
  • BOISE - The winningest quarterback in NCAA history is headed to the Detroit Lions. Kellen Moore didnt get drafted and was considered one of the best undrafted free agents at the quarterback position.
  • (KIVI-TV)
  • Former Boise State QB Kellen Moore went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft and has now reached an agreement on an undrafted free agent deal with the Detroit Lions, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
  • (SBNation.com)
  • Prosser grad has done all he can do, now it's time to see which NFL team will take a chance on him || YAKIMA, Wash.
  • (Yakima Herald Republic)
  • Basketball • The U.S. will play Argentina, France and Tunisia in the first round of the Olympic men's basketball tournament in London. The U.S.
  • (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • ALLEN PARK -- Detroit Lions rookie quarterback Kellen Moore is the most notable undrafted free agent signed after this years NFL Draft, but several other college players are now under contract.
  • (MLive.com)
  • THE NEWS: Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore goes undrafted in the NFL draft, signing an undrafted free agent contract with Detroit.
  • (Twin Falls Times-News)

Titanic ii

  • An Australian billionaire said Monday hell build a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard and its maiden voyage in late 2016 will be from England to New York, just like its namesake planned.
  • (ABC News)
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  • (Bloomberg)
  • CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian billionaire said Monday hell build a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard and its maiden voyage in late 2016 will be from England to New York, just like its namesake planned.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • A new Titanic could be sailing the high seas within a few years. Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer announced plans Monday to build an ultra-modern, luxury version of the ill-fated ocean liner in China. Billionaire mining magnate Clive Palmer.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • MELBOURNE—An Australian billionaire with aspirations to enter politics has plans to launch Titanic II, a luxury ship that will be built to the same dimensions as the ill-fated passenger liner that sank 100 years ago.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • The Titanic II is all set to start coming together in a ship yard in China. The ship will make its maiden voyage from England to New York, just like the original ship.
  • (Examiner)
  • An Australian billionaire has said he is building a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard. The Titanic IIs maiden voyage is expected to be made in late 2016 from Britain to New York, just like its namesake planned.
  • (Sky.com)
  • April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer plans to build a 21st-century replica of the Titanic and sail it from England to New York accompanied by the Chinese navy by the end of 2016.
  • (Washington Post)
  • An Australian business man announced plans to build a replica of the Titanic this morning, with all the luxuries of the former ship but none of the design flaws.
  • (GADLING)
  • An Australian billionaire said on Monday hell build a high-tech replica of the Titanic at a Chinese shipyard and its maiden voyage in late 2016 will be from England to New York, just like its namesake planned.
  • (The Hindu)

Morris claiborne

  • On Thursday night, the Dallas Cowboys traded from no. 14 to no. 6 to land LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne.
  • (NBC Dallas-Fort Worth)
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  • (Dallas Morning News)
  • Before Thursday's NFL draft first round, cornerback Morris Claiborne maintained he wasn't concerned after his historically low Wonderlic score leaked. It turns out the Dallas Cowboys' No.
  • (Sporting News)
  • IRVING -- The high school coach of Cowboys first-round draft pick Morris Claiborne -- the top-rated cornerback from LSU -- said Dallas has every reason to celebrate Thursday night.
  • (Dallas Morning News)
  • In a stunning move Jerry Jones traded up during round 1 of the NFL Draft to pick LSU CB Morris Claiborne, not Alabama Safety Mark Barron. Claiborn was the SEC Defensive Player of the year and Jim Thorpe Award Winner for being the nations top Defensive Back.
  • (KYTX)
  • NEW YORK -- The Dallas Cowboys hadnt been connected to LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne leading up to the NFL draft, but it makes perfect sense that they targeted him Thursday night.
  • (NFL)
  • New Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne is either telling a great story about the Wonderlic or he got some bad advice about it.
  • (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • BATON ROUGE — They wore suits and smiles and talked of bright futures in the NFL, but they could not hide the hurt from the Monday night massacre in New Orleans.
  • (Shreveport Times)
  • 2012 NFL mock drafts are coming out in a late flourish before the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft takes place Thursday night (April 26).
  • (Examiner)

Babe ruth

  • A New York Yankees baseball cap worn by Hall of Famer Babe Ruth is going up for auction today, 15 years after its current owner, former pitcher David Wells, donned it for an inning at Yankee Stadium.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.
  • (Washington Post)
  • On April 27, 1947, the Yankees hosted Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. The event was held to honor the ailing baseball star, who was nearing the end of his life because of throat cancer.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • One of the most valuable pieces of sports memorabilia ever brought to auction, a circa-1920 Yankees jersey worn by Babe Ruth, will be auctioned off by SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • JOHNSTOWN - The Twin County Babe Ruth League will conduct sign-ups from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton County YMCA on Harrison Street Extension.
  • (Leader-Herald)
  • The Tallahassee-Leon Babe Ruth League could not have started any better for Talcor on Friday night, as pitchers Stephen Jones and John Buehler combined on a five-inning no-hitter. Yet, what made the night even more unique was the game itself.
  • (News-Press)
  • It is not a state secret in the Yankees Universe that Babe Ruths daughter has gone rogue.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) The earliest known jersey worn by Babe Ruth, his 1930s Yankees cap owned by former major league pitcher David Wells, and former All-Star Dmitri Youngs baseball card collection are among the items hitting the auction block starting Monday.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Back in 1927 when Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig where crushing every pitch they saw for the New York Yankees, they were given the nickname Murderers Row. In 2012 that term might need to be used again to describe the top of the Notre Dame softball lineup.
  • (Daily Review & Sunday Review)
  • Email athletic director Tony Lotierzo at alotierzo@rvrhs.com. Burlington Township Senior Babe Ruth is accepting registration at the recreation department, 1101 Lake Ave. Ages 16-19. Residents of Burlington City, Edgewater Park and Florence are also eligible.
  • (Burlington County Times)

New jersey nets

  • When the NBAs regular season came to an end last Thursday, we witnessed Nets players sporting the New Jersey logo across their chests for the last time.
  • (MTV)
  • who showed up at the store wearing an old-school No. 6 Kenyon Martin jersey and a blue New Jersey Nets tracksuit top. "So I was at that when I was 7 years old, and stuck on with them.
  • (NJ.com)
  • Revealing a new black-and-white color scheme and logo brand designed by rapper and team part-owner Jay-Z, the NBAs New Jersey Nets changed their identity to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The New Jersey version of the NBA Nets is officially done, as the Brooklyn Nets unveiled their logos today.
  • (USA Today)
  • and with that, new Brooklyn Nets merchandise went on sale at a Modells store, across Flatbush Ave. from the Barclays Center, the teams new home.
  • (NJ.com)
  • Though the Nets, who are moving to the borough after playing basketball the last 35 years in New Jersey, have a well-earned reputation for haplessness, those celebrating their arrival made no complaints.
  • (New York Times)
  • NEW YORK - The Nets have changed their colors to black and white as part of their relocation to Brooklyn. The NBA team took another step in its transition from New Jersey to New York by unveiling a new logo and colors Monday morning.
  • (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • fans lined up extra early this week for the NBA stores unveiling of the brand new Brooklyn Nets gear.
  • (Slate)
  • (AP) -- The New Jersey Nets last game representing the Garden State wont even be in the United States, and the franchise already seems ready for the move to Brooklyn.
  • (New York Post)
  • Here's what we're reading this morning, starting with the N.Y./Region section in The Times: Investigators found no new obvious leads after renewing the search in a SoHo basement for Etan Patz, 6, who disappeared in 1979.
  • (New York Times Blogs)

Mothers day gifts

  • Buying a Mothers Day gift that is sure to please your mom is pretty easy. Most mothers are just happy that you remembered them, and cared enough to get them something. Its when you try to buy something you know your mother wants that things get difficult.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • MyGiftBasketIdeas.com, the premier retailer of gift baskets, invites customers to pay homage to the special moms in their lives with its range of Mothers Day gift baskets.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • In only a few hours, it will be May, and that means a lot of interesting dates will be coming up.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Dont strike out this Mothers Day. Hit a home run when you give one of these top 10 gifts to the Washington Nationals fan in your life. 1.) Game Tickets: Take mom to watch her beloved Nationals play the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, May 19.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wondershare Software Co., Ltd.
  • (Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder - Marketwatch)
  • With Our Aloha Hawaiian flowers and gifts has created a special tropical Hawaiian flower assortment for Mothers Day. The flowers are sent directly from growers in Hawaii to any state in the US.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • For more information, call (800)282-3333 or visit starregistry.com.  International Star Registry creates yet another unique product and Mothers Day gift, visit yourpersonalsong.com for details.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Leftys has assembled a remarkable group of gifts for left-handed mothers just in time for Mothers Day. A special Mothers Day offer for mothers who sew includes two unique and essential scissors.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • These personalized bodice rippers also include a personalized cover and a photo can be uploaded to make this Mothers Day gift that much more personal and add that finishing touch.
  • (PRLog (free press release))
  • Make mum queen for a day A new survey has shown what type of gifts are definitely not on mum's wish list for Mother's Day.
  • (Western Advocate)

Bks

  • Call it the battle of Seattle.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Maxim Group maintains a Buy on Barnes and Noble (NYSE: BKS) price target raised to $32.
  • (StreetInsider.com)
  • Barnes Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) 63.
  • (StreetInsider.com)
  • On Friday, Barnes Noble (BKS) was a dying big-box retailer in the point-blank crosshairs of multi-industry serial killer Amazon (AMZN). A bookseller. With expensive square footage. And bathrooms.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Barnes Noble Inc.
  • (24/7 Wall St.)
  • Barnes Noble (NYSE: BKS) partnered with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) to form the digital reading subsidiary Newco with Microsoft investing $300 million for a 17.6% stake. Hologic (Nasdaq: HOLX) will pay a premium of approximately $3.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • The major US stock indexes opened slightly lower this morning and continued drifting lower all day.
  • (Marketwatch)
  • FinancialNewsMedia.com stocks to watch for today: Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BMSN), Barnes Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), Gen-Probe Incorporated (NASDAQ: GPRO), SEFE, Inc. (OTCBB: SEFE).
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Yesterday, software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT ) announced a $300 million investment in Newco, a subsidiary created under the banner of bookstore operator Barnes Noble (NYSE: BKS ) . The investment gives Mr. Softy a 17.
  • (Motley Fool)
  • Microsoft (MSFT) will invest $300 million in a joint venture with Barnes and Noble (BKS), giving the tech giant a 17.6% stake in BN's digital reading business. BN shares nearly doubled in pre-market trading.
  • (Barron's Online)

Brandon inge

  • Brandon Inge reported for duty today with the A's, who made his signing official in the past half hour. He will make the pro-rated major-league minimum, and he's in the lineup tonight, I'm told.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • BOSTON — Longtime Detroit Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Athletics.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to sign with the Oakland Athletics, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • OAKLAND, Calif. — A person with knowledge of the negotiations says third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to sign with the Oakland Athletics.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • DETROIT -- It certainly didnt take long for Brandon Inge to find a new home. The former Detroit Tigers infielder has officially agreed to a one-year deal with the Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball announced Monday.
  • (MLive.com)
  • April 30, 2012 (OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to sign with the Oakland Athletics, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • The Oakland Athletics need help at third base. Their hot-corner depth features Luke Hughes and Eric Sogard. Last year, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski let Inge loose after a dismal first half (.211/.259/.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Brandon Inge has his sons names tattooed on his forearms. Thats nice, but it would have been fitting if he went with two other people he knows well. On his left arm: BRANDON INGE. And on his right: BRANDON INGE.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • Runner on first with one out and Daric Barton due up. Walk Daric Barton walked. Runners on first and second with one out and Brandon Inge due up. Out Brandon Inge lined out to center.
  • (USA Today)

Delmon young

  • DETROIT -- Delmon Young was suspended by Major League Baseball on Monday for seven days without pay following his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge last week in New York.
  • (ESPN)
  • Major League Baseball has suspended Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young for seven days without pay for the incident that led to his arrest April 27 in New York.
  • (USA Today)
  • Major League Baseball has suspended Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers for 7 games without pay. The suspension comes nearly four days after his arrest in Manhattan on a second-degree aggravated harassment charge.
  • (The Inquisitr)
  • The baseball career of Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young is going on hold according to sources cited by the New York Post.  MLB officials have decided to suspend him for an as-yet-unspecified period of time.
  • (The Inquisitr)
  • DETROIT — Delmon Young's actions outside the Detroit Tigers' Manhattan hotel in the wee hours of Friday morning have earned him a seven-day suspension without pay from Major League Baseball.
  • (News-Herald)
  • Delmon Young didnt see much of the field after getting into trouble just hours into the Tigers trip to New York last weekend.
  • (NESN.com)
  • NEW YORK — Tigers' outfielder Delmon Young will undergo a psychological and medical evaluation Monday per Major League Baseball rules, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Saturday.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • Confirming a report from earlier this afternoon, Major League Baseball just announced that Delmon Young has been suspended for seven days without pay following his arrest last week.
  • (NBC Sports)
  • Tigers outfielder Delmon Young was suspended for seven days by Major League Baseball on Monday, three days after his arrest in New York City.
  • (WGNtv.com)

Tallest building in the world

  • More than a decade after the Twin Towers were tragically toppled in the September 11 attacks, the World Trade Center can once again lay claim to having New York City's tallest building.
  • (Forbes)
  • Completed in early 1973, the building held the record as the world's tallest structure for 25 years until the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, were built in 1998. The building itself has 110 stories, 104 elevators and encloses approximately 3.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Today our city has a new tallest building, and a new sense of how bright our future is.Photos: One World Trade Center becomes tallest building in New York New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also stressed the symbolism of rebirth.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • A steel beam labeled "1271 ft" was secured to One World Trade Center on Monday, making it the tallest building in the city — and demoting the Empire State Building to No. 2.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - One World Trade Center, being built at the site of the fallen twin towers, surpassed the Empire State Building on Monday as the tallest building in New York.
  • (Reuters)
  • Construction workers carefully placed a steal beam on top of the new World Trade Center Monday, making it New York Citys tallest building.
  • (Voice of America)
  • With its steel beams expected to rise past 1,250 feet on Monday, One World Trade Center will eclipse the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York City on its way to becoming the Western Hemisphere's highest skyscraper.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • According to the Associated Press, if the new World Trade Center's antenna is to be counted, it would make it "the tallest building in the U.S., and third tallest in the world.
  • (Time)
  • One World Trade Center reclaimed its rightful place as the tallest building in New York today, installing two 26-foot steel interior columns which bring its total height to 1,271 feet above street level.
  • (curbed)
  • One World Trade Center is now officially the tallest building in the city. More than a decade after terrorists toppled the original World Trade Center towers, workers at the site installed a steel beam Monday that brings the height of the structure to 1,250 feet.
  • (NY1)

Dan savage

  • As you may already know, there is just now much controversy swirling around this video of Dan Savage (Savage Love; the It Gets Better Project).
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Dan Savage is a gay activist and founder of the "It Gets Better" Project.  He has extensive ties with the Obama Administration and is a frequent visitor to the White House.
  • (RedState)
  • As you may already know, there is much controversy swirling around this video of Dan Savage the creator of the It Gets Better Project). The controversy is due to Mr.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Dan Savage, writer and creator of the It Gets Better campaign, encountered a walkout during his speech at the National High School Journalist Conference in Seattle, when he said, We can learn to ignore the bull—t in the Bible about gay people.
  • (PerezHilton.com)
  • Dan Savage is a person who bullies high school students when he gives speeches against bullying. If you haven't seen it already, there's a video clip of him giving a speech to some high school students in which he attacks Christianity relentlessly.
  • (patheos.com)
  • Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday suggested that sex columnist Dan Savage was "bullying" Christian journalism students with a speech where he said that Bible passages about homosexuality were "bullshit.
  • (Raw Story)
  • This exciting journey into Orwellian black comedy occurred at the National High School Journalism Conference in Seattle, where gay rights activist Dan Savage was a featured speaker.
  • (Human Events (blog))
  • However, reports are now surfacing that the White House's so-called "anti-bullying czar", Dan Savage, has himself been accused of bullying.
  • (Examiner)

Kentucky derby

  • The 138th annual Kentucky Derby is less than a week away (Saturday, May 5), and if past years are any indication, the real competition will be on the sidelines where the celebs show off their best festive fashions.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • What a difference a year makes. Before last years Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia had a much easier time making the morning-line favorite for Americas most famous thoroughbred race.
  • (Sporting News)
  • LOUISVILLE — For plenty of people in the Thoroughbred business, simply getting their horse into the Kentucky Derby would be reason enough to pay the entry fee.
  • (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • Kentucky Derby hopefuls Gemologist, El Padrino, and Take Charge Indy were expected to arrive at Churchill Downs on Tuesday and hit the track for the first time on Wednesday morning. It will be the first time in about a week they will get to step on dry land.
  • (Daily Racing Form)
  • The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is upon us, and all the major preparations of the horses for the big race are either finalized or being wrapped up today.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • CRANSTON, R.I., April 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Giovanni Feroce, CEO of Alex and Ani, Inc.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Trainer Steve Asmussen sent his two Kentucky Derby 2012 contenders to the track early Monday morning for their final works before Saturday's race, each going four furlongs.
  • (Courier-Journal)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Union Rags, the horse to beat in Saturdays 138th Kentucky Derby, is, quite literally, a dream come true for his owner-breeder Phyllis Wyeth. Wyeth has been a horsewoman her whole life.
  • (myfoxny.com)
  • Despite the cancellation of the Kentucky Derby Festival Inc.s Great Balloon Race on Saturday, there still was plenty to see this weekend at festival events.
  • (The Business Journal)
  • Shivananda Parbhoo has not exactly followed a conventional path to the Kentucky Derby. He bought his colt, Trinniberg, almost by accident. He employs his 72-year-old father as his trainer.
  • (Washington Post)

May day

  • May Day, which falls each year on May 1, is International Workers Day.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • If the mainstream media was confused about Occupy Wall Street in its early days in Zuccotti Park, theyre bound to be completely befuddled this May Day. May Day already has a lot piled on it.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • May DayMay Day, also known as International Workers Day, is a holiday in 75 countries, except for the country where people may work the hardest of all. Occupy though has a notion to take the day for its Spring Reawakening.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • A strike by Golden Gate ferry workers will shut down service on Tuesday morning for May Day, the international workers holiday. Similar protests and acts of civil disobedience are expected to take place in cities across the nation.
  • (Contra Costa Times)
  • By MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - May Day protests may disrupt the morning commute in major U.S. cities Tuesday as labor, immigration and Occupy activists rally support on the international workers holiday.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Tuesdays May Day march could give Chicagoans a glimpse as to how protesters will be handled during next months NATO Summit. With 75 organizations taking part in the workers rights march, Tuesdays protest could be larger than in recent years.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • May 1 is a day of many holidays. It is known as May Day, the feast day of St. Joseph the Worker, and proclaimed by President Eisenhower in 1958 as Law Day and Loyalty Day. This article will focus on May Day.
  • (Examiner)
  • SEATTLE (AP) — Occupy Seattle, immigrant rights groups and others will hold a series of rallies and marches on Tuesday.
  • (Seattle Post Intelligencer)
  • The May Day protests are the centerpiece of a spring offensive by the Occupy movement, which garnered headlines last fall after protesters set up camp in New Yorks Zucotti Park.
  • (CBS News)

Rondo

  • ATLANTA — For the second time this season, Rajon Rondo [stats] discovered how the NBA feels about players who cross the line with referees.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • The N.B.A. announced Monday that Rondo, the Boston Celtics' star point guard, has been suspended one game without pay in the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
  • (New York Times)
  • ATLANTA (AP) Talk about a tough playoff opener for the Boston Celtics. One game, possibly two big losses. But what happened in the hectic final minute could have a huge impact on Game 2, and possibly the entire series.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Eastern Conference guards were going down all over the place this weekend. Derrick Roses season ended because of a heart-wrenching knee injury. The same happened to the New York Knicks and Iman Shumpert.
  • (ESPN)
  • AP Photo/Charles KrupaThe Celtics are still awaiting word on the fate of point guard Rajon Rondo.
  • (ESPN)
  • Rajon Rondo awaits word on whether he will be suspended for Game 2 against the Hawks.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has drawn a one-game suspension for chest-bumping an official, the NBA announced Monday.
  • (United Press International)
  • Marquette University honored Doc Rivers as its Alumnus of the Year on Saturday. But it was the Atlanta Hawks who schooled Rivers and the Boston Celtics Sunday night.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • ATLANTA — Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was suspended for Game 2 of the opening-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.
  • (Washington Times)
  • ATLANTA -- Less than a minute away from blowing a 19-point lead and Game 1 at home, the Hawks got a much-needed bump from the unlikeliest of sources.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)

Jordan hill

  • HOUSTON -- Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill faces a felony assault charge after an incident with his girlfriend in Houston. Hill is charged with allegedly shoving and choking 28-year-old Darlene Luna, about 1 p.m. on Feb.
  • (ESPN)
  • LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers are no strangers to playoff uncertainties, and another has appeared in their domain.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been charged with choking a family member while he was still a member of the Houston Rockets, the Houston district attorney's office announced Monday.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Los Angeles Lakers big man Jordan Hill has just been charged with felony assault for allegedly choking a family member during an altercation in Texas earlier this year TMZ has learned.
  • (TMZ.com)
  • The incident allegedly took place in late February when Hill was still a member of the Houston Rockets. The Houston district attorneys office charged the 24-year-old bench player with third-degree felony assault.
  • (FOXSports.com)
  • This years version of the Lakers hitting on 18 are Jordan Hill and Devin Ebanks. To say that both players were afterthoughts before last week would assume that they were thoughts at all.
  • (ESPN)
  • HOUSTON -- Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill is facing assault charges in Houston after he allegedly choked a family member, TMZ.com reported Monday. The incident allegedly took place in late February when Hill was still a member of the Houston Rockets.
  • (myfoxny.com)
  • L.A. Lakers star Jordan Hill-- who has just been charged with choking out his girlfriend -- insists the allegations wont affect his playoff game and hell do everything he can to win another championship.
  • (TMZ.com)
  • Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill is in trouble off of the court, and faces a felony assault charge for allegedly choking and shoving his girlfriend earlier this year. Hill is charged with assaulting Darlene Luna on Feb.
  • (LongIslandPress)
  • UPDATE #2 5:26 PM: Jordan Hill has released an official statement on the charges, via Mike Trudell at Lakers.com. "I'm saddened to learn of the accusations that were filed against me today.
  • (NBC Sports)

Act

  • POV: What about NPR's StoryCorps program inspired you to begin your own oral history program at Georgetown Public Library? So many of us here at the library listen to StoryCorps every Friday morning on the way to work.
  • (NewsHour)
  • Its more official than ever; if you can upload, you can become a star.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has been at the center of a tug of war between business interests and federal authorities.
  • (New York Times)
  • WOOD DALE, Ill., April 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to continued high demand for alternative-fuel engine systems, Power Solutions International, Inc.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The U.S.
  • (PC World)
  • Salesforce.com rolled out three cloud initiatives for the government sector last week in—where else?—Washington, DC, with—who else?— its recently appointed executive vice president of emerging markets, Vikek Kundra, leading the presentation.
  • (Forbes)
  • A new GOP effort led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to produce a scaled-back version of the DREAM Act is nothing more than election-year politics, argues Democratic Senate candidate Richard Carmona (Ariz.).
  • (Washington Post)
  • WASHINGTON -- Calling the Hispanic vote in play for Republicans this November, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said on Sunday that parts of an alternative DREAM Act proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) are clearly attractive.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • It started with the small things, Yali says. Then came the hitting. It happened behind closed doors, Yali says. "Slapping doesn't really count as hitting," she told herself. Sometimes she convinced herself that she had, in fact, had done something wrong.
  • (Washington Post)

Cinco de mayo

  • Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican armys victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The History Channel the holiday has evolved into an observance of Mexican pride in the U.S.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • ATOTONILCO, Jalisco, Mexico, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the U.S., and theres no better time to enjoy one than on Cinco de Mayo, and all summer long! (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Are you ready to party? The mix of spring weather, colorful decorations and fantastic food and drinks makes a Cinco de Mayo celebration that much more fun.
  • (Sheknows.com)
  •  For most of us, (most meaning the United States collectively), Cinco de Mayo is like the after party following Spring Break.
  • (Examiner)
  • At noon on Saturday, May 5, enjoy the Dewey Beach Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Race on Dagsworthy Street in Dewey.  If your dog is unlicensed, the entry fee of $25 includes a Dewey Beach dog license.
  • (Examiner)
  • Owners Luis Ibarra and Marisol Cota-Ibarra of Catch 22 Gastrolounge in Belleville are tapping into their Mexican roots for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta on Saturday.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • The city of Pembroke Pines will hold a Cinco de Mayo dinner celebration to benefit the Pembroke Pines Charter School System. The fund-raiser begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pembroke Pines Academic Village, 17189 Sheridan St.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The first official Cinco De Mayo Fiesta will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Grand Rapids and the event hopes to repeat the successes of previous street parties like Irish on Ionia.
  • (MLive.com)
  • SOLEBURY -- The Solebury School, an independent day and boarding college preparatory school, will be hosting its annual dinner auction, themed Cinco de Mayo on Saturday. The event will take place in the John D.
  • (msnbc.com)

One world trade center

  • [Updated at 2:10 p.m. ET] More than a decade after a terrorist attack brought down New Yorks twin towers, their under-construction replacement became the citys tallest building on Monday.
  • (CNN (blog))
  • NEW YORK (Reuters) - One World Trade Center, being built at the site of the fallen twin towers, surpassed the Empire State Building on Monday as the tallest building in New York.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • A steel beam labeled "1271 ft" was secured to One World Trade Center on Monday, making it the tallest building in the city — and demoting the Empire State Building to No. 2.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • NEW YORK — By the time the dignitaries started speaking, ironworkers already had two interior beams in place, along with a cross-member that officially made One World Trade Center taller than the Empire State Building.
  • (Asbury Park Press)
  • The construction and rebuilding efforts at the World Trade Center in New York City have captivated the attention of people throughout the country and around the world.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • One World Trade Center is now officially the tallest building in the city.
  • (NY1)
  • More than a decade after the Twin Towers were tragically toppled in the September 11 attacks, the World Trade Center can once again lay claim to having New York City's tallest building.
  • (Forbes)
  • (CBS/AP) On Monday, the new One World Trade Center is due to reach and surpass the height of the Empire State Building, to become New York Citys tallest building.
  • (CBS News)
  • Its going to be 104 stories tall, and, when its completed in 2013, the One World Trade Center will be the third-tallest building in the world.
  • (Examiner)
  • The World Trade Center will once more tower over the City of New York on Monday, taking its spot as the highest point on Manhattan's iconic skyline.
  • (Time)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sf giants

  • Yup, no Brandon Belt the night after he got the winning hit and a rare clutch hit for the Giants.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • (04-27) 22:19 PDT -- San Diego toted a National League-worst 6-14 record and an NL-low .213 batting average into Friday nights game at ATT Park. The Giants left the field feeling a little down.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • In a little more than an hour, the Giants will announce they have purchased the contract of infielder Joaquin Arias from Triple-A Fresno.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • The Giants can take some satisfaction in starting 9-9 despite playing 12 of 18 on the road, getting swept in the opening series and losing their closer. At the same time, they surely regret the nature of a few defeats.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Already praised as the Best Stadium Food in America, the hospitality menu at the San Francisco Giants ATT Park is getting even better for the 2012 season.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Chris Dominguezs prospect clock continues to wind down. The Giants have moved the slugger from third base to the outfield. Hes starting the year at double-A Richmond -- and hes off to a hot start.
  • (Scout.com)
  • SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner doesn't think momentum carries over from start to start, month to month. Still, the Giants' No. 2 starter is on a roll, and if he keeps pitching this way it's going to be quite a season for the young left-hander.
  • (Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
  • A month ago, Alex Smith was a man without a team. The 49ers' clandestine pursuit of Peyton Manning had Smith in limbo, and even in Miami for a free-agent visit. Today, Smith is preparing for his eighth season wearing the 49ers' No.
  • (San Jose Mercury News (blog))
  • Parker was drafted by the Giants in the second round (74th overall) of the 2010 MLB entry draft. The Giants gave him a $700,000 signing bonus to woo him away from the University of Virginia, where he was a three-year stalwart in the outfield for the Cavaliers.
  • (Scout.com)
  • The classic scoreless pitching duel between Matt Cain and Cliff Lee Wednesday night at ATT Park finally ended with a Melky Cabrera base hit scoring Brandon Belt from second base.
  • (Examiner)

Rachel maddow

  • Rising from their seats en masse, the liberal faithful at Beverly Hills Saban Theatre greeted Rachel Maddow like parishioners welcoming a mega-church pastor. Cellphone cameras flashed like fireworks.
  • (Lincoln Journal Star)
  • MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has hit back hard against a $50 million defamation lawsuit brought by heavy metal rocker-turned-radio host and conservative preacher Bradlee Dean.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • ACT UP celebrated its 25th birthday last week, and Rachel Maddow celebrated along with them. Did you know she used to be a member? She did. And to commemorate the birthday, she and her people put together the excellent video below.
  • (Towleroad)
  • MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has struck a blow against former heavy metal drummer turned extreme anti-gay preacher/radio host Bradlee Dean, by filing an anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss his lawsuit in court this week.
  • (Examiner)
  • MSNBC host Rachel Maddow started the night off with a bang, bartending to a long line of star-studded patrons. Maddows bar shined in pink and purple lights above.
  • (USA Today)
  • In a roundtable discussion on NBC's Meet The Press, Castellanos displayed signs of disagreement when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow mentioned the statistic that women make 77 cents for every dollar as their male counterparts.
  • (Raw Story)
  • Some readers will come to Rachel Maddow's first book expecting an entertaining left-wing screed against the military. They may be surprised to discover instead a lively but serious argument about American history.
  • (New York Times)
  • LANSING, MI — A legal fight between Michigan House Democrats and Republicans caught the attention of MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, but shes getting criticized for skewing the facts.
  • (MLive.com)
  • Though we are at war, most of us do not see its reality.
  • (Crosscut.com)

Nba playoffs

  • The second round matchups in the 2012 NBA playoffs have yet to be determined. Even so, dramatic series are on the horizon. Colossal pairings between quality teams will result in basketball only suited for the postseason.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • ATLANTA (AP) Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen wont play in Game 1 of the NBA playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks. Sports fans with even passing knowledge of anterior cruciate ligament tears know how these things work.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Unfortunate knee injuries to Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert have made the Eastern Conference playoffs quite a bit clearer.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Modern life may be swift and harsh, but the NBA and NHL playoffs just go on and on and on and on and on, like a Monday morning staff meeting, or a drum solo gone wrong.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 25 points and hit the game-winning jumper from the foul line with 1.
  • (Arizona Daily Star)
  • FRANKLY, IM TIRED of all the buzz around the NHL postseason. Theres nothing better than playoff hockey.
  • (Charleston Gazette)
  • San Antonio -- Tony Parker poured in 28 points and Tim Duncan added 17 points and 11 rebounds as San Antonio cruised past visiting Utahin the opener of their first-round playoff series.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • LOS ANGELES – The top-seeded San Antonio Spurs and perennial contenders the Los Angeles Lakers opened the NBA Western Conference playoffs with emphatic victories on Sunday.
  • (Global Nation)
  • Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics open their pursuit of an 18th championship banner against the Atlanta Hawks in the opening round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs on Sunday. Event: Celtics (39-27) vs.
  • (SB Nation)

Brandon inge

  • I've had it confirmed: Brandon Inge has agreed to sign with the A's. Because Inge was given his unconditional release by the Tigers last week, the A's are responsible only for the pro-rated major-league minimum….
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • Two days after the Detroit Tigers released long-time third baseman Brandon Inge, the Detroit Free press is reporting he will sign with the Oakland As. When As third baseman Scott Sizemore went down for the season, it left a huge hole in the Oakland infield.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • DETROIT (AP) Slumping third baseman Brandon Inge was released by the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. The team announced the move following a 5-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Inge is batting .100 (2 for 20) with a home run and two RBIs this season.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Brandon Inge has his sons names tattooed on his forearms. Thats nice, but it would have been fitting if he went with two other people he knows well. On his left arm: BRANDON INGE. And on his right: BRANDON INGE.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • DETROIT -- Brandon Inge wasn't entirely caught off guard when the Detroit Tigers decided to part ways with the 12-year veteran. But he was surprised it happened Thursday. I could see the direction it was going, Inge said.
  • (MLive.com)
  • The Yankees have officially moved Freddy Garcia to the bullpen. David Phelps is expected to replace him in the rotation. In four starts, Garcia had an 0-2 record and 12.51 ERA through 13 2/3 innings. D.J.
  • (Rotoworld.com)
  • Brandon Inges 12-year tenure as a member of the Detroit Tigers is over the team released him on Thursday. Brad Eldred was called up from Triple-A Toledo to take Inges place on the roster.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Maybe, but wouldnt Luongo have to get run out of Vancouver first? No wonder the Detroit Tigers released veteran infielder Brandon Inge. Since the start of the 2011 season, wrote Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • You ever get that jarring clash of two unrelated songs playing simultaneously? That jangling, nerve-wrenching, disharmonious overlap of sounds, rendering both incomprehensible and incoherent? In musical terms, that's called dissonance.
  • (The Oakland Press)
  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brandon Inge says thinking about not striking out leads to more strikeouts. So this season his plan is to try to hurt the ball.
  • (MLive.com)

Gia

  • "Traditionally, the US, Japan and Europe were considered the strongest markets for diamond jewellery," said Nirupa Bhatt, managing director of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in India and Middle East, a gemology firm.
  • (Livemint.com)
  • GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Medical Equipment Rental and Leasing markets.
  • (YAHOO! - YAHOO!)
  • RAPAPORT The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) opened registration for gem and jewelry industry recruiters for the New York career fair to be held in late July at the Javits Center.
  • (DIAMONDS.NET)
  • Cookies were thrown in the garbage. Gia recited Latin verses in the corner. Joe Gorga was crying.
  • (Hollywood.com)
  • Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA), a global strategic market intelligence and advisory group, announces survey findings that show that 100% of its top-tier clients would consider recommending GIA.
  • (PR-USA.net)
  • In "Mandorla," Jenny Rocha's evening-length work, the atmosphere was something akin to a rowdy or forlorn carnival, depending on your point of view.
  • (New York Times)
  • HCM CITY — The chairwoman of real estate developer Quoc Cuong Gia Lai (QCG), Nguyen Thi Nhu Loan, told company shareholders on Thursday that QCG would be able to settle all of its long-term debt this year, estimated at VND1 trillion (US$47.6 million).
  • (Viet Name News)
  • Mumbai-based Gemological Institute of America (GIA) was established in 2004 and has 25 locations across the country.
  • (Deccan Herald)
  • The anticipated pitching duel that one might have expected between Daytons Presley Bell nor Vidors Gia Johns never materialized.  Bell who entered the game witn a 0.83ERA with 148 strikeout in 85 innnings and Johns with a 1.
  • (Examiner)
  • Tall, slender towers like the Shard are best for avoiding the light issue altogether "because you can get quite a lot of light around them," says Jerome Webb, partner at architectural advisory firm GIA in London.
  • (Businessweek)

Mothers day

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (UPI) -- Seventy-five percent of U.S. mothers say they would prefer a handmade card over a necklace from Tiffany Co., a survey indicates.
  • (United Press International)
  • TheBeautyPlace.com has made available best-selling hair care and skin care beauty items at discounted prices in their Mothers Day Gift Guide 2012. More than half of the beauty products featured in the guide can be obtained for less than $50.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • I am the mother of four kids, ages 8 to 14, and trying to launch a business. I live life in 15-minute increments. Today, I'm also trying to keep fish from dying. My son went to a birthday party and the party favor was a beta fish.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Rather-Be-Shopping.com, a leading online coupon destination, adds money saving Mother's Day coupons to help save on gifts for Mom. Redding, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 Rather-Be-Shopping.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Mother's Day sort of sneaks up on me. Mark your calendar, it's around the corner this year on Sunday, May 13. This year, I decided to go with a more personal choice in gifts with a unique approach.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • SAN ANTONIO, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Mothers Day is Sunday, May 13th.
  • (Marketwatch)
  • Mothers Day, albeit a western festival has gained a foothold in India over the last few years. To honor the occasion, which is on 13th May 2012, GujaratGifts.com has announced a special section of Mothers Day Gifts, catering exclusively to the festival.
  • (Online PR News)
  • In celebration of Mothers Day, the clothing company Calypso St. Barth's decided to feature a select group of fashion-loving daughters and moms to model their fabulous tunics for a Generations Of Style campaign.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Mothers Day! Its a wonderful day – one where you can tell the (or one of the!) most important woman in your life how much you appreciate her. Whats not so wonderful is struggling to find the right gift for her -- one that fits mom perfectly.
  • (ABC News)
  • Mothers Day is just around the corner. And I have several ways to give the mom in your life the perfect gift without over spending. There are so many ways to get your hands on the perfect gift and still keep most of your money in your wallet.
  • (Examiner)

Kentucky derby

  • April 29, 2012 Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for MONDAYS Festival activities. Teeing it up with kids: KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL DON FIGHTMASTER GOLF OUTING FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN. 9 AM - 12 PM. Childrens golf event. Shawnee Golf Course.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One day after Union Rags turned in a sharp workout at Churchill Downs, the other potential favorite for the 138th Kentucky Derby next Saturday, Bodemeister, threw down the gauntlet with a brilliant piece of work over a muddy surface.
  • (Daily Racing Form)
  • The second annual Kentucky Derby Celebration and Open House at Huntingtons Kitchen will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Events will include a Parade of Derby-style Hats at 6 p.m. and the Celebrity Stick-Horse Derby at 6:30 p.m.
  • (Charleston Daily Mail)
  • BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Maybe next year, trainer Todd Pletcher will send his horses to Southern California to train for the Kentucky Derby.
  • (Daily Racing Form)
  • LOUISVILLE, K.Y. -- Im back at Churchill Downs for another shot at the Kentucky Derby, and just like anyone else who has a mount in this field, I know Im fortunate to be here.
  • (ESPN)
  • Daddy Long Legs leads a group of long-shots who have a chance to steal a win at the 2012 Kentucky Derby. By now Im sure you already know about the favorites to win the race: Bodemeister, Union Rags, Gemologist and Dullahan.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • If you want to find horror in the form of hat, welcome to the Kentucky Derby. Many of us loved it when Bob Costas put on a womans hat for the 2011 Kentucky Derby. However, this illustrates a reality that all Kentuckians already know.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Just a week before the 2012 Kentucky Derby around 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, we ran to get the potted plants inside due to a sudden storm with quarter-sized hail.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • An excerpt from "The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses became America's Premier Sporting Event" regarding the controversial 1968 race.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • Many events offer free admission with a 2012 Pegasus Pin. Mark your planners with these upcoming Kentucky Derby Festival events in Louisville. Monday, April 30th Kentucky Derby Festival Morning Line, Kentucky Derby Museum, 6 AM – 11 AM.
  • (May 5 - Examiner)

Devils

  • That approach worked in the first round when they dismantled Pittsburgh, the prohibitive Stanley Cup favorite, and it worked again on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Devils.
  • (New York Times)
  • That isnt meant to be an acrimonious acronymed dig at the New Jersey Devils defenseman, though many Devs fans probably dont disagree today if it were.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • PHILADELPHIA — It is a surefire way to make Ilya Kovalchuk disappear — and no, all you cynical Devils fans out there, it's not simply dropping the puck to start a playoff game.
  • (NJ.com)
  • After opening the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the lower seed against the hated Pittsburgh Penguins, the Philadelphia Flyers will have home-ice advantage for their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the New Jersey Devils.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • He may not have gotten a Hart nomination, but Giroux is without question the leader for the Conn Smythe among non-goaltenders. The Philadelphia Flyers forward leads the NHL postseason with 14 points, including six goals.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The New Jersey Devils played a Game 7 three days ago. The Philadelphia Flyers closed out a series a week ago. In the first period of Game 1 between the teams on Sunday afternoon, you could certainly tell.
  • (SBNation.com)
  • The Flyers won a game, just a game, just one of the four games that they will need in order to get past the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • The Philadelphia Flyers ended their run of sudden death success with a 4-3 overtime victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Sunday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center.
  • (NorthJersey.com)
  • Apr 29, 2012 - In the minds of many New Jersey Devils fans, the year 2000 will always be one of the top moments in the teams history.
  • (SB Nation)

Bernard hopkins

  • ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Bernard Hopkins has spent nearly a quarter of a century in the fight racket and no one has him figured out just yet.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • No one knows what it feels like to compete at the top levels of the sport of boxing, except for those fighters themselves. If Bernard Hopkins does indeed decide to retire, he can do it with no regret.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Chad Dawson celebrates as he poses with a championship belt after defeating Bernard Hopkins in their light heavyweight boxing match against in Atlantic City, N.J., Saturday, April 28, 2012. Dawson won a majority decision.
  • (El Nuevo Herald)
  • He declined to address his plans or his place in history, preferring instead to talk about Bernard the man. Despite his advancing age, Hopkins didnt take a lot of punches on Saturday.
  • (Yahoo! Eurosport)
  • Chad Dawson beat Bernard Hopkins by a unanimous points decision to take the WBC light-heavyweight title in Atlantic City on Saturday.
  • (clubcall.com)
  • Former two division champion Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2, 32KOs) is possibly going to continue his career. The 47-year-old veteran has not made a final decision on whether or not he plans to hang up the gloves.
  • (Boxing Scene)
  • Chad Dawson relieved himself of a burden on his back he carried for several years when he defeated future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins in clear and convincing fashion Saturday night.
  • (FOXSports.com)
  • Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson fielded questions from the media at the post-fight press conference for thier rematch, which Dawson won by majority decision. The fighters showed mutual respect and Hopkins hinted that he would fight again.
  • (part 2 - CRAVE ONLINE)
  • On paper, Bernard Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs) shouldn't beat Chad Dawson (30-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. But, on paper, nothing Hopkins has been doing recently has made sense.
  • (FOXSports.com)
  • In the much-anticipated rematch bout, the ageless wonder Bernard Hopkins proved that age catches up with everyone, losing to Chad Dawson via a majority decision awarding Dawson the Ring light heavyweight crown.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)

Forrest gump

  • But when comes to some of the things Hannah and her girls do and say, Im not convinced shes as refreshingly self-aware as many claim she is (i.e. who would tell a doctor her AIDS obsession stems from Forrest Gump and then admit she wants the disease?).
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The restaurant chain perfectly captures the charm and American spirit that made Paramount Pictures' "Forrest Gump" a smash hit featuring a down-home atmosphere reminiscent of the movie's setting in Alabama.
  • (Jupiter Courier)
  • If youve watched the movie Forrest Gump, you may remember the scene where Forrest introduces you to his Army platoon. You quickly get the understanding of what an eclectic bunch of men were with Forrest on his mission.
  • (Melodika.net)
  • HELENA — Walking is good for the body and the mind. Just ask Robert Sweetgall — he's walked and run across the United States seven times, which has earned him the title "The Real Forrest Gump.
  • (Montana Standard)
  • Over the course of his long European soccer career, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been accused of many things: being too moody, playing selfishly, looking like a pirate. Being a lucky charm isnt on the list. But as his current side, A.C.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • The ads are pretty accurate copies of the original movie posters for the Hollywood blockbusters Kill Bill: Volume 1, Forrest Gump, and Pretty Woman -- if posters were made in 3D.
  • (CNET News)
  • In 1995, Mykelti Williamson, a year removed from his breakout role as Bubba Blue in "Forrest Gump," swung a big stick as the home-run-swatting Josh Gibson in the HBO film "Soul of the Game.
  • (Birmingham News)
  • After running 100 marathons in 90 days, Sydneys Tom Denniss recreates a moment of film infamy in Monument Valley dressed as Forrest Gump.
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • Daniels adds that The Butler is a very serious subject. Its such an important story. Its a black version of Forrest Gump. Im very proud of it. No word yet on when the film is expected to be released.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • If Exeter were a film, it would be Forrest Gump. I asked Baxter if he enjoyed cracking the whip. "I'm a big believer in working hard because the truth is we haven't that many players who can score us an easy try.
  • (Daily Telegraph)

Andrew bynum

  • As the Denver Nuggets set up barricades to stop Andrew Bynum, the Lakers center simply found a detour. As Denver kept the ball out of his hands, Bynum also kept it out of theirs.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • LOS ANGELES -- A day before Andrew Bynum produced one of the most eye-popping defensive performances in NBA playoff history, he spoke up to his Lakers teammates about the importance of getting off to a good start in their championship quest.
  • (ESPN)
  • LOS ANGELES — A day before Andrew Bynum produced one of the most eye-popping defensive performances in NBA playoff history, he spoke up to his Lakers teammates about the importance of getting off to a good start in their championship quest.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • For the last five minutes, Andrew Bynum ended Saturdays practice in the same fashion that earned him a benching just over a month ago. He shot three-pointers. And he made the most of them.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • If nothing burst into flames Sunday, the Nuggets came out charred as usual as the Lakers walked over them, 103-88, blocking 15 of their shots — 10 rejected by Andrew Bynum, who capped a triple-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
  • (New York Times)
  • Here are four takeaways 1. Andrew Bynum dominated the game. His first field goal came with 4:24 remaining in the first half, a tip on a Kobe miss. He followed it with a dunk off a nice feed from Pau Gasol.
  • (ESPN)
  • LOS ANGELES — Goliath would come off the bench for the Lakers. The Los Angeles low post is led by 7-footers Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. In a Jan.
  • (Denver Post)
  • LOS ANGELES -- Andrew Bynum said after finishing the Lakers final pre-playoff practice Saturday: Were well aware we need to come out and make a statement in the first game.
  • (WGNtv.com)
  • All-Star center Andrew Bynum delivered a dazzling defensive display in the Lakers 103-88 victory over the Denver Nuggets. He matched the NBA playoff record for blocked shots in a game with 10, part of a triple-double that included 13 rebounds and 10 points.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Andrew Bynum tied an NBA record with 10 blocked shots en route to a triple-double Sunday in the Los Angeles Lakers 103-88 playoff-opening rout of Denver.
  • (United Press International)

Gsa

  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- The General Services Administration investigator who revealed a wild agency spending spree said Monday hes investigating possible bribery and kickbacks, and has already recommended criminal charges to the Justice Department.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • In Washington, another scandal has broken over excessive spending during a business conference. But travel experts predict the effect this time around will be limited. Four years ago, it was insurance giant American International Group Inc.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT - News), provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, today announced it has been added to the U.S.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • VAN SUSTEREN: Karl, nice to see you. KARL ROVE, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR/FORMER BUSH SENIOR ADVISER: Great to see you, Greta. VAN SUSTEREN: Well, its been quite a week. Weve had a GSA scandal, guys in -- naked in bathtubs with unmatching wine glasses.
  • (FOX News)
  • Stephen Perry, the bureaus president and CEO, said no one is defending the excesses of the $823,000 the GSA spent for the Vegas convention.
  • (nola.com)
  • ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said the recent scandals involving the Secret Service and GSA reflect a declining trust in American institutions at all levels.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The Senate took the first legislative whack at government-funded conferences after the extravagant Las Vegas junket that's become an embarrassment to the General Services Administration.
  • (Politico.com)
  • Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Rep.
  • (CNN)

Nfl draft grades

  • COMMENTARY | Addressing needs, taking the best player available; each were common themes for teams during the 2012 NFL Draft, namely the Detroit Lions. But the Lions didnt necessarily do that each round. The Lions needed a sturdy offensive lineman.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The Green Bay Packers had a near flawless 2012 NFL draft, as they came away with some excellent players who will help the team immediately and into the future.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • I know you cant grade an NFL draft on performance the day it ends. And we often go back to look at how my assessments held up. What Im asked to do here is grade how well teams hit their needs based on where I had the players valued. Thats it.
  • (ESPN)
  • Maybe its futile to attach grades and evaluations to teams only days after the NFL draft when it could be years before we really know how well or badly the players are going to perform or fit a system.
  • (AZCentral.com)
  • 1 (12) Fletcher Cox, dt, Mississippi State. 2 (46) Mychal Kendricks, lb, California. 2 (59) Vinny Curry, de, Marshall. 3 (88) Nick Foles, qb, Arizona. 4 (123) Brandon Boykin, db, Georgia. 5 (153) Dennis Kelly, ot, Purdue.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • BUCS: Tampa Bay maneuvered smartly in the early rounds, but failing to land CB Morris Claiborne could prove to be a missed opportunity. S Mark Barron brings physicality and leadership while weakside LB Lavonte David has rare instincts.
  • (Tampa Bay Online)
  • Good morning. The 2012 NFL draft flew by, I thought, and now its time to pass along tentative, highly qualified assessments on how teams fared.
  • (ESPN)
  • The 2012 NFL draft gave last years losers a chance to greatly improve their chances of winning more games, but only some of them took full advantage of their opportunity. The best teams in the league are known for building through the draft.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Anyone thats followed the site for a while knows exactly how I feel about draft grades. . .and, if you dont, Ill be posting mine later this afternoon. (In the business, we call that a tease.
  • (Daily Norseman)
  • Mel Kiper has spent the last three months on ESPN hyping the 2012 NFL Draft prospects up and now that theyve all found homes, Kiper has graded how every team did. The Chiefs, according to Kiper, received a C+.
  • (Arrowhead Pride)

Cinco de mayo

  • Numerous San Jose area restaurants will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with special menus and celebrations. El Jardin, located at 368 Santana Row, will celebrate from 11:00 a.m. until midnight on Saturday, May 5th.
  • (Examiner)
  • When it comes to Cinco de Mayo, the irony lays as heavy as a bowl of congealed, day-old queso dip.
  • (Everything Alabama Blog)
  • Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. That means cheap drinks and Dos Equis girls are on the horizon, amigos.
  • (Times-Leader)
  • We are having a fundraiser May 5th at 5 pm to raise funds to build the last building for a school in a small community in Baja Mexico. We will have Mexican food for purchase and will take donations for the trip.
  • (Augusta Chronicle)
  • NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dos Equis, the fastest growing premium Mexican beer in the U.S., is bringing its daring culinary Cinco de Mayo Feast of the Brave taco trucks to six US cities.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Get your kids involved in dinner prep. It's a great time to get conversation going, learn a little about different food and ingredients and just spend time together.
  • (Sheknows.com)
  • The Youngstown State University Latino Student Organization presents "The Battle of Puebla Cinco de Mayo Celebration" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridayin the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center.
  • (Vindy.com)
  • The ATL - known for its sports teams and nightlife.
  • (WSB-TV Atlanta)
  • Tickets: $19-$49. Student tickets cost $10 the day of the concert with identification. Music teachers receive one free ticket with identification. Group prices are available.
  • (Post-Crescent)

2012 white house correspondents dinner

  • "What's the difference between a pitbull and a hockey mom?" asked President Obama during last night's annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, doing a variation on Sarah Palin's old campaign line. His answer? "The pitbull is delicious.
  • (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Comedian Jimmy Kimmel didnt pull a Stephen Colbert last night, but to employ an overused sports quip he got the job done at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
  • (Big Hollywood)
  • Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama roasted the 2012 Republican contenders during Obama delivered his comic remarks at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner before the main entertainer, comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
  • (CNN)
  • even the Secret Service and Donald Trump were targets for President Barack Obamas scattershot humor at Saturday nights celebrity studded White House Correspondents Dinner. Even the entrance to his speech was part of his schtick.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • President Obama and Jimmy Kimmel both received a great deal of laughter as the two cracked jokes with those in attendance at the 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
  • (The Inquisitr)
  • President Obama high-fives late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel as Caren Bohan, a Reuters journalist and president of the White House Correspondents' Association, watches during the group's annual dinner on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Washington.
  • (Washington Times)
  • While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Gov. Chris Christie and his weight were the target of jokes by comedian Jimmy Kimmel when he attended Saturday evening's 98th annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington, D.C.
  • (NJ.com)
  • George Clooney, who was swarmed during Saturday's White House Correspondents' dinner by scads of autograph seekers and mobile phone photo requesters, said he was well aware that his former "E.R.
  • (Washington Post)

Flyers

  • That approach worked in the first round when they dismantled Pittsburgh, the prohibitive Stanley Cup favorite, and it worked again on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Devils.
  • (New York Times)
  • PHILADELPHIA – James Van Reimsdyk made his return to the Philadelphia Flyers lineup from foot surgery in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • (NJ.com)
  • PHILADELPHIA – Phil ly sports fans arent known for being the friendliest. They also arent likely to pass up an opportunity to take jabs at their opponents.
  • (USA Today)
  • That isnt meant to be an acrimonious acronymed dig at the New Jersey Devils defenseman, though many Devs fans probably dont disagree today if it were.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • He may not have gotten a Hart nomination, but Giroux is without question the leader for the Conn Smythe among non-goaltenders. The Philadelphia Flyers forward leads the NHL postseason with 14 points, including six goals.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The New Jersey Devils played a Game 7 three days ago. The Philadelphia Flyers closed out a series a week ago. In the first period of Game 1 between the teams on Sunday afternoon, you could certainly tell.
  • (SBNation.com)
  • EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — About 200 hockey fans packed Chickie's and Pete's on Sunday afternoon for the first of seven games in the NHL's Eastern Conference semifinals, pitting the Philadelphia Flyers against the New Jersey Devils.
  • (Atlantic City Press)
  • After opening the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the lower seed against the hated Pittsburgh Penguins, the Philadelphia Flyers will have home-ice advantage for their Eastern Conference Semifinal series against the New Jersey Devils.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Danny Briere played the role of playoff hero again for the Philadelphia Flyers when he beat New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur in overtime for a 4-3 win in Game 1.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Did they not watch the first round? From Twitter to NBC to CBC there was alarm and surprise at the Flyers tardy start to Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal Sunday afternoon against the New Jersey Devils.
  • (Canoe)

La riots

  • LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Sunday marks a dark day in Los Angeles history. The First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles held a special observance 20 years after the beginning of the L.A. riots. The Rev.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • On tour promoting his new book, Rodney King, the Los Angeles man whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police became a flashpoint for the 1992 LA riots, is often asked to put his ordeal into contemporary terms.
  • (The Christian Science Monitor)
  • Effects of the riots that engulfed parts of Los Angeles 20 years ago remain visible throughout the Inland region today.
  • (Riverside Press Enterprise)
  • It was the intersection of everything that seemed wrong with Los Angeles: a drab urban junction turned into a crucible of rage, despair and anarchy.
  • (The Guardian)
  • This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots and the first time I heard race being discussed on television. I was 10. The year before, I had watched the Rodney King beating on the news with my parents.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The Los Angeles riots erupted on 29 April 1992 after four white police officers were acquitted over the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. Anger led to days of looting and burning, 54 deaths and $1bn (£610m) of damage to the city.
  • (BBC News)
  • It was 1992 when Los Angeles police were caught on tape beating Rodney King. The accused officers, who were white, were acquitted. People in L.A. rioted and racial tensions worsened.
  • (NBC Dallas-Fort Worth)
  • HONOLULU —Craig Fujii spent the night of April 29, 1992, in two increasingly chaotic L.A. emergency rooms. On his right temple throbbed a large, ugly lump, striped with swollen veins. His head hurt, he kept saying, over and over.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • About 100 Angelenos gathered at the FAME Renaissance building in the West Adams district of Los Angeles Friday to take part in a "Day of Dialogue" focusing on the Los Angeles Riots, two days before the twentieth anniversary.
  • (NBC Los Angeles)
  • On March 3, 1991, a Lake View Terrace, Calif. resident named George Holliday filmed the beating of an unarmed black man at the hands of several Los Angeles Police Department officers.
  • (Huffington Post)

Jimmy kimmel

  • While delivering his remarks at the 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addressed the issue of marijuana legalization.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Comedian Jimmy Kimmel didnt pull a Stephen Colbert last night, but to employ an overused sports quip he got the job done at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
  • (Big Hollywood)
  • Kim Kardashian was one of the many celeb guests at Saturdays White House Correspondents Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
  • (US Magazine)
  • Obama delivered his comic remarks at the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner before the main entertainer, comedian Jimmy Kimmel. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker I guess Gov.
  • (CNN)
  • The Comedian-in-Chief is at it again. And Hollywood cant get enough of President Barack Obamas comedy stylings.
  • (Entertainment Online)
  • Jimmy Kimmel hosted the April 28th White House Correspondents Dinner, where he did his best to skewer both the media and Washington (in a loving way, of course) during his speech.
  • (Zap2it.com)
  • "What's the difference between a pitbull and a hockey mom?" asked President Obama during last night's annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, doing a variation on Sarah Palin's old campaign line.
  • (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Jimmy Kimmel and President Obama high-fived their performances. But it was anything but a memorable evening of comedy at tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner, that annual media-politics-showbiz schmoozefest in Washington DC.
  • (Deadline.com)
  • WASHINGTON--Jimmy Kimmel and President Obama roasted the Secret Service, Washingtons political and media elite--and each other--at the 98th annual White House Correspondents Association dinner on Saturday night at the Washington Hilton.
  • (ABC News)

Bronx zoo

  • Three of the dead in the one-vehicle accident were children, said a spokesman for the Fire Department, Jim Long. All of the dead were in the Honda; the police said all the victims are from a single Bronx family.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • ABC News' Richard Esposito reports: Seven people are dead after a van swerved out of control and plunged 50 to 60 feet into the Bronx Zoo, the New York City Fire Department and Emergency Management officials reported.
  • (ABC News)
  • The SUV apparently flipped over a 4-foot-high iron fence before landing upside-down on the Bronx Zoo property. The cause of the crash was unclear, and police said they didnt yet know how fast the SUV was traveling.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • It could not have taken more than a few terrifying seconds from the moment the S.U.V.'s driver lost control on an elevated highway on Sunday to the moment it came to a violent rest about 60 feet below, in a nonpublic area of the Bronx Zoo.
  • (New York Times)
  • NEW YORK (CNN) — Seven people, including three children, died Sunday when a vehicle flipped over a guardrail and plunged up to 60 feet to the ground, landing upside down in an area of the Bronx Zoo that is closed to the public, officials said.
  • (Cleveland News - Fox 8)
  • NEW YORK — Authorities say an out-of-control SUV plunged off a highway into a ravine on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people aboard, including three children.
  • (Washington Post)
  • NEW YORK — Authorities say an out-of-control SUV plunged off a highway into a ravine on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people aboard, including three children.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • NEW YORK (AP) - Authorities say a van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people, including three children. Police say the van was headed south Sunday afternoon on the Bronx River Parkway, a highway in the city.
  • (msnbc.com)

Bryce harper

  • LOS ANGELES -- Bryce Harper was born two days after Sid Bream beat Barry Bonds throw home and advanced the Braves to the 1992 World Series.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • And no, I dont mean the NFL draft. Bryce Harper, the hottest prospect in baseball, was supposed to be in town with the Syracuse Chiefs on Tuesday for a four-game series against the Bisons.
  • (Buffalo News)
  • The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim both called up their top prospects this weekend, and Bryce Harper and Mike Trout have already proved to be valuable additions to their respective squads.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Bryce Harpers debut at Dodger Stadium on Saturday made waves with Washington Nationals fans, and also made for some impressive photos. Take a look at some of the best pics from social media. (Note: Yes, all these pics are SFW.
  • (ESPN)
  • Hairston's slide jarred the ball loose, and there is no debate about that. But whether what he did was within the rules can be argued.
  • (Washington Post)
  • So it was on Saturday night for Bryce Harper. Stepping up to hit against Dodgers right-hander Chad Billingsley with two outs and nobody aboard in the second inning, Harper was greeted by a blend of cheers and boos from the 54,242 sellout crowd.
  • (Major League Baseball)
  • Bryce Harper tends to do things ahead of schedule, so it should surprise no one that hes already heading to the major leagues. The 19-year-old outfielder, who was the No.
  • (Contra Costa Times)
  • The Washington Nationals called up outfielder Bryce Harper and the Los Angeles Angels brought up outfielder Mike Trout. These are names you should be reading about for a decade. Harper already is a national name, having been the No.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • A day after the Washington Nationals called up Bryce Harper, they went down to their farm system again to bring up Tyler Moore. The move was made possible when Mark DeRosa was placed on the disabled list due to a left oblique strain.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • The Nationals' Bryce Harper, who made his major league debut Saturday, started in center field for the first time had a single in three at-bats.
  • (New York Times)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Miami heat

  • The Miami Heat defeated the New York Knicks 100-67 in the first game of their best-of-seven National Basketball Association playoff series.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Dwyane Wade and Baron Davis, who hasnt jumped that high in five years (Getty Images) The 66-game regular season, mercifully, is over.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The Miami Heat threw their curveball in the first inning. Now, its time for the New York Knicks to make their adjustment.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • The rookie sustained the injury during the third quarter of the Knicks 100-67 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series on Saturday afternoon, crumpling to the court in obvious pain after the non-contact injury.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Yeah, the Dolphins drafted a quarterback in the first round, the Panthers finally made the hockey playoffs again and reached a Game 7 and the Marlins are back home, but step aside now, please, all of you, and let the big dog through.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • The Miami Heat opened up their quest toward the NBA Finals with an emphatic 100-67 win against the New York Knicks on Saturday.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Miami is the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference; Chicago is No. 1. San Antonio is the top seed in the West and Oklahoma City is No. 2. Of the 16 teams in the playoffs, the Utah Jazz, the No.
  • (Sun Sentinel)
  • MIAMI — One night in June of 2008, former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, then in his current role as an ESPN broadcaster, walked the tunnel beneath the stands in Boston following an NBA Finals game between the Celtics and Lakers.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • LeBron James second attempt as a member of the Heat to claim his first NBA title starts today as the Miami Heat face off against the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • When it comes to how last season ended, the Miami Heat would rather forget.
  • (USA Today)

Jerel worthy

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. — The plunge wasn't expected. It never is. But as the first round of the NFL draft turned into the second, there was Jerel Worthy. This mammoth yet quick 308-pounder still didn't have a home.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • East Lansing— In the 2000 NFL draft, Michigan State sent seven players to the next level. They have had more in the past, but since the draft went to seven rounds, the haul in 2000 has yet to be matched.
  • (detroitnews.com)
  • The Michigan State Spartans havent had more than two players taken in the NFL Draft since 2008.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Michigan State could have more than a half-dozen players selected in the upcoming NFL draft: Jerel Worthy, DT, projected to go late in the first round or early in the second: He is ranked No.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
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  • (Radio Egypt)
  • Jonathan Bales is the founder of TheDCTimes.com and will help analyze draft prospects for The Fifth Down in his Scouting the Draft preview series.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • Hell battle second-round pick Jerel Worthy for playing time in the nickel. A strong safety type who ran a blazing 4.36 despite carrying 201 pounds. What the club liked most is his tackling and ability to play in space.
  • (Sporting News)
  • Green Bay --Long-time Green Bay Packers scout Shaun Herock isnt worried about any perceived effort problems with Michigan State Jerel Worthy. He sees a very large man battling the laws of science. First of all, you're dealing with a big guy.
  • (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
  • During the week of Outback Bowl practice, Jerel Worthy openly talked about how difficult his decision on whether to leave for the NFL would be.
  • (MLive.com)
  • Green Bay selected Jerel Worthy, de, Michigan State. Philadelphia selected Vinny Curry, de, Marshall and Brandon Boykin, db, Georgia. 12, Houston traded its second- (No. 58) and seventh-round (No.
  • (Sporting News)