Ex- QB Lucas discusses rehab on Facebook (AP)
Ray Lucas didn’t shy away from hits on the football field, a tough-guy quarterback who played more like a linebacker during his NFL career. Turns out, all the pounding took quite a toll. Lucas suffered from chronic headaches, depression and other ailments because of injuries suffered during his eight-year career.
Kubica to undergo surgery for fractures (PA SportsTicker)
Doctors say Formula One driver Robert Kubica is responding well to treatment and will have more surgery to stabilize a broken foot and shoulder suffered in a rally car crash.
Baseball Betting Rangers Relying on Their Ace
World Series baseball bettors know that after Madison Bumgarner’s great performance in Game 4, they will not be able to play anymore if they lose on Monday night, and so it is perhaps fitting that they hand the ball to their ace in this do-or-die contest where they will try to take the series back to the Bay Area. It returns us to the same marquee pitching matchup we also had in Game 1, with…
Lakers hold off Memphis with late surge (AP)
Ron Artest got a bloody nose late in the third quarter, then hit a big shot in the fourth. Artest made a key 3-pointer during the Lakers’ decisive run to help Los Angeles to a 93-84 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. The Lakers’ mercurial forward said he couldn’t remember getting popped by Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, who was called for a foul, with 28 seconds left in…
Sloan, Jazz agree to 1-year extension (AP)
Jerry Sloan has agreed to a one-year contact extension to remain as head coach of the Utah Jazz. This is Sloan’s 23rd season as Utah’s head coach. He started with the Jazz as a scout in 1983-84 season and one year later was as assistant under Frank Layden. Sloan, who turns 69 on March 28, was made head coach on Dec.
Lecavalier lifts Tampa by Blues in OT (AP)
Steven Stamkos and Vincent Lecavalier helped make sure the Tampa Bay Lightning rebounded from a lackluster defeat. Lecavalier had a power-play goal at 4:53 in overtime, Stamkos scored his NHL-leading 40th goal and the Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Sunday. Tampa Bay, which leads the Southeast Division by three points over Washington, was coming off a 5-2 loss Friday night to the Capitals.
Injured Djokovic pulls out of ABN Amro (AP)
Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the ABN Amro Tournament, citing a shoulder injury. Tournament director Richard Krajicek says Djokovic called him to say the injury will prevent the Serb from training for a week. The defending champion Robin Soderling will replace Djokovic as the top-seeded player for the tournament in Rotterdam.
Take Lincecum to outduel Lee to close out the World Series
Monday night’s World Series betting action in Arlington could be the last game of the season. Thanks to getting a strong outing from Madison Bumgarner on Sunday night, the San Francisco Giants are just one win away from clinching the 2010 MLB championship. The Texas Rangers will look to send this series back to the Bay area for Game 6, which would be played on Wednesday night. San Francisco…
Steve Wallace to make Sprint Cup debut at Daytona (PA SportsTicker)
Steve Wallace, son of former NASCAR champion Rusty Wallace, will make his Sprint Cup debut in the season-opening Daytona 500.
Vickers back behind the wheel after medical scare (PA SportsTicker)
By MARK LONG AP Sports Writer
Caraviello: Vickers turned time away into a positive (NASCAR.com)
Caraviello: Vickers turned time away into a positive