Happy Tuesday everyone, here's my Top 5 for May 4, 2010 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com.
1. Quick Hits
* Hold off on that coronation of King James. LeBron James and the Cavaliers are stunned at home by Boston 104-86. The series is tied at one.
* Not every New Yorker wants LeBron James to bolt for the Knicks. NBA Commissioner David Stern says he hopes James stays in Cleveland.
* University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely has been charged with murdering a fellow student on the women's lacrosse team.
* Hofstra basketball coach Tim Welsh resigns having never coached a game there. He was arrested the other day for a D.U.I.
* Wow, they're tough in Philly. A fan ran onto the field at the Phillies game last night, and he was brought down with a Taser gun. What, a crossbow wasn't available?
2. The Police Blotter
If it weren't for the police, what would we have to report about in sports? First the shocker about the Virginia lacrosse player, then the Tim Welsh cautionary tale at Hofstra. And look at some other headlines today. Former NFL running back Corey Dillon was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his wife. The younger brother of Utah Jazz star Carlos Boozer, Iowa State reserve guard Charles Boozer, was arrested after a woman told police he slapped and kicked her. And if you haven't had enough, read the next item about one of your favorite perps. In fact all of today's Top 5 items deal with "men having badly." What a sad commentary.
Time for a Plaxico Burress update as he serves his jail sentence for shooting himself in the foot. According to the New York Post he lost his recess privileges for one month because he lied to a prison guard about his cell phone. He was even barred from using his phone for a whole week. I wonder if he was allowed to keep his video games and cappuccino machine?
4. Way to go Coach
Another "leader of men." Actually, this guy is the coach of a high school girl's flag football team...for now. During a game in Florida, when a player on the other team made an interception and headed for the end zone, the coach reached out and pulled the girl's flag. The ref saw it, and awarded the girl a touchdown. But here's the good part, a fan got a great picture of it, and the opposing coach sent it to the newspaper. Check it out.
(Hey guys, credit James O'Brien on our site.)
The offended coach said maybe the guy should be suspended. Ya think?
Hey, what's the big deal? The hockey team in Saskatchewan decided to celebrate in the locker room so they hoisted a couple of brews. The video wound up on YouTube. Turns out the players were 10 years old. They suspended a couple of the so-called adults in charge. Now that's sports!
Happy Birthday: ESPN sideline reporter, and Dancing With the Stars contestant, Erin Andrews. 32.
Bonus Birthday: 'N Sync's Lance Bass. 31.
Today in Sports: The world's largest racetrack opened in New York. Belmont. 1905.
Bonus Event: Al Capone began his prison sentence in Atlanta for tax evasion. 1932.