Kevin Garnett Suspended; Quentin Richardson Fined
The Celtics' Kevin Garnett was suspended by the NBA for game two against the Miami Heat. The one-game suspension was imposed Sunday. KG hit the Heat's Quentin Richardson in the head with an elbow with 40 seconds left in Boston's 85-76 win in Game 1 on Saturday night. The league also fined Richardson $25,000.
Jazz Center Out For Playoffs
Utah Jazz center Mehmet Okur has a torn left Achilles tendon, will need surgery and is out for the remainder of the playoffs. Okur was injured while driving to the basket in the first half of Utah's Game 1 loss at Denver on Saturday. Before the game, he had taken a painkilling shot to treat his Achilles tendinitis, which he had been dealing with since April 7. Okur's right leg slipped as he was driving, shifting all his weight to his left leg, which twisted awkwardly as he fell to the floor.
Brian Davis Calls Penalty On Himself, Gives Jim Furyk Heritage Title
Brian Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself on the first playoff hole Sunday to give Jim Furyk a victory at the Verizon Heritage. Davis' approach rolled off the green of the lighthouse hole and into some rocks. As Davis attempted to chip on, his wedge moved a loose reed in the marshy area. Davis called for a rules official, who after calling colleagues to check the replay, confirmed the penalty.
After the jump ... Thomas Vanek to miss game 3 for Sabres, NASCAR double-dip Monday, Brandon Webb to 60-day DL, Adalius Thomas not happy with Pats, and a gift from Ndamukong Suh.
Thomas Vanek To Miss Game 3 Monday
Injured Sabres left wing Thomas Vanek will likely miss game 3 of Buffalo's Eastern Conference playoff series against the Bruins. Buffalo's top goal scorer was injured after he was hooked and slashed by Boston's Johnny Boychuk during a partial breakaway in the game 2 loss to the Bruins.
Rain Slides NASCAR Double To Monday
Rain on Saturday wiped out the Nationwide race ... it was rescheduled for after the Sprint Cup race on Sunday ... But Sunday brought more of the same weather in rainy Texas. So they'll try to pull off the doubleheader on Monday, starting at Noon ET. If both races are run Monday, that means 15 drivers face the potential of 801 miles behind the wheel -- 501 miles in the Cup race and 300 more in the Nationwide race.
Brandon Webb Moved to 60-day DL
The Arizona Diamondbacks have moved their injured ace, Brandon Webb, to the 60-day DL. The team made the move so they could add Kris Benson, who started Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Padres, to the roster. Webb, the former Cy Young winner, is still recovering from shoulder surgery last August.
Adalius Thomas May Have Played His Last Down as a Patriot
After being portrayed as a malcontent, Patriots LB Adalius Thomas took some time Saturday to give his side of the story. Thomas has not seen eye-to-eye with the team since signing a 5-year, $35 million contract in 2007. The situation came to a head last season when the Patriots benched him in Week 6, and said he was no longer an elite pass rusher.
Suh Donates $2.6 Million Dollars to Nebraska
Even with the draft just days away, Ndamukong Suh has not forgotten where he came from. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, before the Red-White Spring Game in Lincoln, NE, Suh surprisingly showed up to the delight of his former teammates and fans in attendance. Midway through the first quarter the game was stopped and a pre-recorded message announced that the all-world DT would be donating $2 million to the Nebraska Athletic Department and another $600,000 to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering (the college Suh graduated from this spring) to endow a scholarship.
Alonzo Mourning and Bill Clinton Lead Homeless Outreach Program
Former Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning, former President of the United States Bill Clinton, and some Miami Dolphins are teaming up to promote an outreach program in Florida to help the homeless. Clinton visited Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust's complex in Homestead on Sunday. The complex provides shelter to almost 500 people who had been homeless.
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