|_______________||1 || Scherzer, Bumgarner head National League All-Star pitchers |
(Reuters) - Washington right-hander Max Scherzer and San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner head a powerful 13-man National League pitching line-up for next week's All-Star game. The pitching lineups for both leagues were announced on Monday, with reigning NL Most Valuable Player Clayton Kershaw a notable omission. Scherzer has been on fire for the Nationals recently.
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|_______________||2 || Ginobili back while West joins NBA Spurs next season |
Manu Ginobili, who helped Argentina win 2004 Olympic gold and contributed to four NBA titles by the San Antonio Spurs, confirmed Monday he will return to the Spurs next season. The 37-year-old guard even had a mention for teammate Tim Duncan in his Twitter announcement that he would be back for a 14th NBA campaign, saying: "Happy to announce that I'm coming back next season. The Spurs received more good news later Monday with a reported deal for free agent forward David West, a two-time NBA All-Star who spent the past four seasons at Indiana after eight more with New Orleans.
|4h 31min 58sec ago|
|_______________||3 || New punch video brings more trouble |
Another video of an American football player hitting a woman was made public Monday, with a teen collegian's actions reviving memories of the Ray Rice incident from a year ago. The Florida State Attorney's office released a surveillance video of DeAndre Jordan, a 19-year-old freshman quarterback at US college powerhouse Florida State, punching a woman in the face at the crowded bar Yiannis in a June 24 incident. Officials say they charged him after seeing the video and talking with the woman struck, who had a black eye and bruised lip and face.
|4h 33min 32sec ago|
|_______________||4 || McIlroy Open hopes hit by ankle injury |
Rory McIlroy could miss the defence of his British Open crown after announcing on his Twitter account on Monday that he had ruptured a ligament in his left ankle. "Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday," the Northern Irishman said. A spokesman for McIlroy later said that, despite the injury, he has not ruled himself out of defending his Open Championship title at St Andrews from July 16.
|5h 46min 28sec ago|
|_______________||5 || Former tour physio says McIlroy is 'up against it' |
By Douglas Beattie LONDON (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy is facing a real struggle to be fit for next week's British Open at St Andrews after rupturing ligaments in his left ankle, according to former European Tour physio Jonathan Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury told Reuters in a telephone interview on Monday the normal recovery time was 12 weeks for the injury that the 26-year-old Northern Irishman sustained while playing soccer with friends. "Rory is really up against it to play in the Open," the Englishman explained.
|6h 43min 59sec ago||
|_______________||6 || Ginobili confirms return to NBA Spurs next season |
Manu Ginobili, who helped Argentina win 2004 Olympic gold and contributed to four NBA titles by the San Antonio Spurs, confirmed Monday he will return to the Spurs next season. The 37-year-old guard even had a mention for teammate Tim Duncan in his Twitter announcement that he would be back for a 14th NBA campaign, saying: "Happy to announce that I'm coming back next season. Coming off the bench last season, Ginobili averaged 10.5 points, 4.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds a game.
|6h 47min 20sec ago|