|Rory McIlroy tosses club|
in frustration at BMW PGA
For your Quick News and Notes, Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the French Open because of a right knee injury, a frustrated Rory McIlroy tossed his club to the ground in a fit of anger during his bogey-filled opening round at the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday, Aric Almirola took the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 with a lap of 192 mph Thursday night and teammate Marcus Ambrose finished second at 191, San Jose State has hired former Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier to run its athletic department, the University of Connecticut launched an initiative on homophobia in hockey by inviting gay hockey players to their program, Ohio State has several pending NCAA violations that the university said are secondary or minor in nature and have been self-reported, Pitt reserve fullback Derrick Burns suffered a stroke and his football career is over, his father told a local television station Wednesday and the 20-year-old redshirt sophomore, had only played in one game in his Pitt career, California has kicked linebacker Cecil Whiteside off the football team for violating team rules, the St. Louis Blues say assistant coach Scott Mellanby won't be back next season, after a report surfaced on Good Morning American yesterday on the New York Yankees going up for sale for $3 billion, that’s billion with a ‘b’ dollars, New York Yankees general partner Hal Steinbrenner vehemently denied the that his family is considering selling the team, the St. Louis Cardinals say surgery on Lance Berkman's injured right knee has been postponed one day because of a conflict in his doctor's schedule in Houston, former major leaguer David Segui says he was told as far back as 2001 that Roger Clemens' strength coach had kept evidence against the seven-time Cy Young Award winner after he testified Thursday about a telephone conversation he had with Brian McNamee 11 years ago, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's faltering video game company, which received a $75 million loan guarantee to move to Rhode Island in 2010, laid off its entire staff on Thursday, former New York Yankees outfielder Chad Curtis has been charged with criminal sexual conduct, according to The Associated Press, the state of New Jersey will defy a federal ban and let people bet on the outcomes of football, basketball and other games this fall, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday and finally, pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo, formerly known as Leo Nunez, received a pardon from the U.S. State Department, a mandatory requirement for eligibility for a visa to travel to the United States and continue his career with the Miami Marlins….wow, he dodged a bullet with the fake name and all.
For your NBA Quick Dribbles, Boston Celtics second-year shooting guard Avery Bradley is expected to soon undergo season-ending surgery to repair small tears that have compromised the structure of his ailing left shoulder, according to a league source, the Charlotte Bobcats will interview Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan on Friday for their vacant head coaching position, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum made it through the season healthy for the first time in years and has scheduled his offseason plans around making sure he stays that way as Bynum told reporters he will travel to Germany in September to undergo Orthokine therapy, the same procedure Kobe Bryant underwent last offseason from the innovator of the treatment, Dr. Peter Wehling, a record 24 teams will compete at the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas from July 13- 22 this summer, the NBA announced Thursday and finally, LeBron James of the Miami Heat was the leading vote-getter for the All-NBA team, while LA Lakers Kobe Bryant earned his 10th first-team selection which was tied for second on the list with the likes of Michael Jordan and Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant, LA Clippers point guard Chris Paul and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard round out the starting five.
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