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Five Ways to Cheat at Baseball Without Using Steroids

NBCNews.com
46 minutes ago
Written by
Erin McClam
Give Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees credit for this much: He cheated the old-fashioned way. The nervy Pineda was caught Wednesday night with an obvious smear of sticky pine tar on his neck - meant, he said, to get a better grip on the ball on a ...
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Ebner: Canucks set to begin talks with potential general managers

The Globe and Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
Trevor Linden and the Vancouver Canucks are set to begin talks with potential general managers. “The request process is under way with some verbal commitments from several managers,” said team spokesman Chris Brumwell by e-mail on Thursday ...
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Toronto Blue Jays may use six-man rotation in May and June, manager John ...

National Post
19 minutes ago
Written by
John Lott
TORONTO - Their starters are averaging 92 pitches and barely five innings per start. So the Toronto Blue Jays may occasionally deploy a six-man rotation during May and June to give their five regular starters extra rest, manager John Gibbons said Thursday.
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Michael Phelps fastest in his return to racing

USA TODAY - ‎24 minutes ago‎
MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps made a successful return to competitive swimming Thursday, leading qualifiers in the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix.
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In Game 4, NY Rangers must control momentum and turn deaf ear to Flyers ...

New York Daily News
20 minutes ago
Written by
Pat Leonard
When the Rangers up 2-0 and on the power play in the first period Tuesday, they gave the advantage away and Philly rode a wave of orange and black energy propelled an inevitable four-on-four goal.

Thursday Bantering: Links

Bluebird Banter - ‎4 hours ago‎
Over at the Star.com, Brendan Kennedy gives us more on a story that Minor Leaguer posted on, back in February, about the refurbishment of the old turf, the plans for a new turf next year, and the eventual plans for real grass in 2018 (bet you they push that ...
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Calder Cup playoffs: Marlies coach Spott expects 'tight series' against Admirals

Toronto Star - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Entering the season with a rookie coach and several first-year players, Steve Spott knew that many around the American Hockey League weren't expecting much from the Toronto Marlies.
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CBC raps MacLean's fair critique

Montreal Gazette
1 hour ago
Written by
Cam Cole
One of the happy side effects of the Rogers Sportsnet takeover of most of the meaningful hockey television in Canada for the next 12 years is that it is not the CBC.
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Ekblad named OHL Defenceman of the Year

TSN - ‎2 hours ago‎
TORONTO -- Aaron Ekblad of the Barrie Colts has been named the Ontario Hockey League defenceman of the year. Ekblad led all defencemen with 23 goals and finished tied for fifth in scoring among blue-liners with 53 points in 58.
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Toronto Blue Jays overcome RA Dickey's sudden lapse with a trio of three-run ...

National Post
8 hours ago
Written by
John Lott
TORONTO - His 15 walks glared. But R.A. Dickey's statistical trend bore other telltale signs. He was significantly less effective when he faced batters for the third and fourth time in a game.
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North Bay Battalion heads to OHL finals

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Northeastern Ontario's newest OHL hockey team is playing in the championship final. In the last year, the City of North Bay has gone from not having an OHL team to having the Battalion move to the finals.
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Jays must find way to slow down Orioles' Nelson Cruz

CBC.ca - ‎2 hours ago‎
Nelson Cruz is on a tear, and that's especially true at Rogers Centre. He'll look for another big effort at the plate Thursday night against the Toronto Blue Jays and try to help the Baltimore Orioles end a seven-game trip above .500.
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Champion Canadian skier John Kucera retiring

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
CALGARY, Alberta - Canadian skier John Kucera is retiring after a career in which he won a world downhill title and was sidelined three seasons by a broken leg.
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Novak Djokovic, longtime girlfriend say they're expecting a baby

FOXSports.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
Novak Djokovic appears to be set to join Roger Federer in the world of parenthood. The six-time major champion wrote Thursday on Twitter that he and his longtime girlfriend, Jelena Ristic, are expecting a baby.

Kekuta Manneh Giving Whitecaps' Coach Carl Robinson Food for Thought

Soccerly - ‎21 hours ago‎
Kekuta Manneh is becoming something of a not so secret weapon for Vancouver Whitecaps this season. It could be argued he never was, as the skill and ability of the 19-year-old Gambian is not exactly a surprise.
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'Hawks power past Kelowna 5-1 for 3 games to 1 lead

InfoTel News Ltd - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The Portland Winterhawks defeated the Kelowna Rockets 5-1 on Wednesday night in Portland, grabbing a three-games-to-one lead in the team's WHL Western Conference Final.
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Minnesota Wild's Matt Cooke apologizes for kneeing Tyson Barrie

SI.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke apologized Thursday for the knee-to-knee hit on Tyson Barrie that sidelined the Colorado Avalanche defenseman for at least a month, saying he did not intend to injure him.
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Police charge 3 in Dartmouth drugs, weapons bust

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎5 hours ago‎
A police search in Dartmouth turned up some marijuana and prohibited knives Wednesday night. Halifax Regional Police officers arrested a 35-year-old woman, a 21-year-old man and a 17-year-old male after the 7:05 p.m.
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Criminal charges considered after peewee hockey brawl in Winnipeg

mysask.com - ‎Apr 23, 2014‎
WINNIPEG - Criminal charges have been recommended following a peewee hockey brawl in Winnipeg, but police say they haven't decided if there will be any arrests.
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