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Entries by Michael Klopman from 06/2012

Oklahoma City Thunder: Lil Wayne Welcome But Needs Ticket

Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder say Lil Wayne is welcome to attend a playoff game in Oklahoma City, but needs to buy a ticket just like everyone els...

Spurs' Winning Streak Snapped By Thunder: Where Does 20-Game Run Rank Among All-Time Streaks?

Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

In the Old Testament, periods of 40 days (and nights) recur in a few instances when it needs to be clear that something went on for a while. After Noa...

Sloane Stephens Beats Mathilde Johansson To Reach 4th Round At French Open

Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

PARIS — Well, that's settled: 19-year-old Sloane Stephens is bumping herself up to first class for the flight home from the French Open, wheneve...

Bryce Harper, Dennis Rodman And The 30 Worst Hairstyles in Sports

Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

Most athletes, past and present, manage to craft a semi-professional look that doesn't embarrass themselves or the organization for which they play. S...

Maria Sharapova Beats Ayumi Morita At French Open, Advances To Third Round

Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

By Richard Pagliaro, Tennis.com Poor light postponed Maria Sharapova’s second-round match scheduled to start yesterday. The second-seeded Russian...

Tim Thomas Considering Year Off: Bruins Proceeding As If Goalie Not Available Next Season

Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

BOSTON — Tim Thomas, who has emerged as one of the NHL's top goaltenders despite an unorthodox style in hockey and in life, has told the Boston ...

Serena Williams Defeated In First Round Of French Open Mixed Doubles

Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

PARIS -- Serena Williams' French Open is over after a first-round loss in mixed doubles to go with her quick exit in singles. Playing together for th...

Norman Varga: Hungarian Running 50 Marathons In 50 Days

Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Run, Norman! Run! Hungarian Norman Varga has begun a quest to run the length of 50 marathons in 50 days and arrive in London in ...

Jonathon Crawford No-Hitter: Florida Pitcher Throws Seventh No-No In NCAA Tournament History

Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathon Crawford was nearly perfect for Florida. Turned out the Gators right-hander was plenty good enough ...

Li Na Edges Christina McHale At French Open

Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

PARIS -- Defending champion Li Na needed three sets to stop American Christina McHale at the French Open on Saturday. The seventh-seeded Li, who last...

Jerome Felton Arrested: Vikings FB Busted On Suspicion Of DWI

Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings fullback Jerome Felton has been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired and refusing to submit t...

Caroline Wozniacki Knocked Out Of French Open, Calls Officiating A 'Disgrace'

Posted 06.02.2012 | Sports

PARIS — Caroline Wozniacki called the officiating a "disgrace" after being knocked out of the French Open in the third round Saturday, losing to...

Justin Blackmon Arrested: Jaguars Rookie Busted On Aggravated DUI Charge

Posted 06.03.2012 | Sports

STILLWATER, Okla. — Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge Sunday after a...

Roger Federer Beats David Goffin At French Open, Reaches 32nd Consecutive Grand Slam Quarterfinals

Posted 06.03.2012 | Sports

PARIS — "Lucky loser" David Goffin of Belgium got an up-close look at his idol Roger Federer – and even took a set off him – before ...

Brett Lawrie Tweets About Shooting At Eaton Centre Mall In Toronto

Posted 06.03.2012 | Sports

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie said Sunday that he narrowly missed being in the area where a gunman fired shots in a cr...

LeRoy Ellis Dead: Former NBA Player, St. John's Standout Dies At 72

Posted 06.03.2012 | Sports

LeRoy Ellis, who played 14 years in the NBA after a standout career at St. John's, had died of prostate cancer. He was 72. St. John's a...

Tiger Woods Wins Memorial Tournament 2012, Ties Jack Nicklaus With 73 PGA Tour Wins

Posted 06.03.2012 | Sports

DUBLIN, Ohio — Tiger Woods was at his best Sunday at the Memorial. He hit nearly every shot just the way he wanted, worked the gallery into a fr...

Mark Steinberg Arrested: Tiger Woods' Agent Busted For DWI

Posted 06.03.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — Tiger Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, has been arrested on drunken driving charges in suburban New York. Police say Steinberg was stop...

Kurt Busch Threatens Reporter Bob Pockrass At Dover International Speedway (VIDEO)

Posted 06.03.2012 | Sports

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch was upset with fellow driver Justin Allgaier after a close call on the race track at Dover International Speedway on Saturday...

Rajon Rondo Rips Heat For 'Crying To The Referees' During Game 4 Halftime Interview (VIDEO)

Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports

The Miami Heat had no answer for Rajon Rondo during the first half (or, really, in overtime) of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals as he went off...

Celtics Beat Heat 93-91 In Game 4: LeBron James Fouls Out, Watches (VIDEO)

Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports

BOSTON -- He's taken last-second shots and he's passed them up. He's made some, and missed a few, too. Here's something LeBron James had never done i...

Tiger Woods Wins Memorial Tournament, Quiets Doubters With A Flick Of His Wrists (VIDEO)

Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports

DUBLIN, Ohio -- For those who thought Tiger Woods' run as the world's best golfer was over, the 747-sized roar that emanated from the 16th green at Mu...

Jerry Sandusky Trial: Accusers' Credibility Possible Strategy For Ex-Penn State Coach

Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A simple question could be the key to the case against Jerry Sandusky: Will the young men who contend the former Penn State as...

Li Na Defeated By Yaroslava Shvedova At French Open

Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports

PARIS — Defending champion Li Na was at a loss to explain why she was knocked out by a qualifier in the fourth round of the French Open. Last y...

Donald Driver's Shoe Snatched By Female Fan, Meant For Young Boy (VIDEO)

Posted 06.04.2012 | Sports

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver seems to have gained a whole new group of fans after winning the 14th season of Dancing With The Stars. ...