Dodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues (Yahoo Sports)
- Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field. Puig returned to the starting lineup in right field for Thursday's series finale against the Giants amid reports that smugglers who helped him defect from Cuba had threatened his life. ''I'm only concentrating on the season and being the best teammate and helping my teammates,'' Puig said, speaking in Spanish during an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday morning at his locker in AT&T Park. While Puig won't address the details specifically because of a pending legal case, he said he will focus on baseball and on helping the defending NL West champion Dodgers keep winning.
Wainwright's 2-hitter leads Cards past Nats 8-0 (Yahoo Sports)
- Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory. Wainwright (3-1) allowed Ian Desmond's infield single in the second inning and Adam LaRoche's single to right in the ninth. Desmond, Washington's shortstop, made a pair of errors, raising his season total to seven. The Nationals have 20 through 16 games, an average of 1.25.
Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1 (Yahoo Sports)
- Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers to nine games. The teams were locked in a 1-1 tie when Jason Akeson - playing in just his third career NHL game - was given a double high-sticking penalty for clipping Rangers forward Carl Hagelin with 7:35 remaining. New York quickly took advantage. Richards gave the Rangers their first lead of the night when a rebound of Martin St. Louis' shot came to him, and he fired it in from the right circle, punctuating the moment with an emphatic fist pump at 8:22.
Source: Haith front-runner for Tulsa job (Yahoo Sports)
- OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa.
Knicks' season over, focus is on Anthony's future (Yahoo Sports)
- Carmelo Anthony said he wants to stay in New York, and said he wants to win. It will be up to Phil Jackson to convince him that he can do both. With the Knicks' season over and Anthony missing the playoffs for the first time in his career, he can begin thinking about his future. The Knicks never came close this season, going 37-45.
Getzlaf plans to play in Ducks' Game 2 vs. Dallas (Yahoo Sports)
- A day after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the head, the Ducks had already found the lighter side of a potentially disastrous playoff injury. ''He's not trying to impress anybody with his face.'' Coach Bruce Boudreau was more succinct: ''I didn't want to look at him,'' he said. Nobody in either dressing room was surprised Thursday to learn Getzlaf plans to play against the Dallas Stars in Game 2 on Friday night despite that huge cut on his face. Getzlaf was hit by Tyler Seguin's shot in the final minute of the Ducks' 4-3 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night in the series opener, but the puck apparently broke no bones - which means it'll be almost impossible to keep Getzlaf off the ice.
'There's a secret language only us drivers know'
- In his regular BBC Sport column, Lewis Hamilton talks about his thrilling Bahrain battle with team-mate Nico Rosberg
Trott to take break from cricket
- Jonathan Trott is to take a break from cricket because of a recurrence of the anxiety issues that forced him to leave England's Ashes tour.
US goalie Howard commits to Everton 2 more years (Yahoo Sports)
- LONDON (AP) -- American goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Everton until 2018.
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