In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports



Tiger's Neck Pain Diagnosed
Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from the Final Round of Sunday's THE PLAYERS Championship because of an inflamed neck joint. Woods said treatment will include physical therapy, rest and anti-inflammatory medicine. Woods hopes to defend his title at the Memorial, June 3 at Muirfield Village.



Canadiens Shock Penguins in Game 7
The Canadiens did the unthinkable, beating the Penguins 5-2 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quaterfinals on the road. Jaroslav Halak stopped 39 Pittsburgh shots, and the Habs' RW Brian Gionta scored the first and fifth goals in the victory. Montreal will face the winner of Boston-Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Charlie Manuel Accuses Mets of Stealing Signs
Drama is unfolding between rivals in the NL East. When told his team had been accused of stealing signs by the New York Mets and Colorado Rockies, Phillies' manager Charlie Manuel said, "Somebody ought to check on the Mets if they did [complain], because their ... home record is out of this world and they're losing on the road," Manuel told MLB.com.

Cushing Keeps Defensive ROY Award
127 days after Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing was awarded the Defensive Rookie of the Year Award, he won it again Wednesday. A nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters voted again to give Cushing the award. The announcement comes five days after Cushing was suspended by the league for testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing drug.

Westbrook to Visit the Broncos
Free agent RB Brian Westbrook met with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan on Wednesday and plans to meet with Shanahan's former team, the Broncos, Thursday. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports that Westbrook is scheduled to arrive in Denver tonight and spend Thursday meeting with Broncos officials and coaches.

Santini Conducts His First Public Interview
Geoff Santini, the former FBI agent who is suing the New Orleans Saints, conducted his first public interview since bringing a lawsuit against his former employers. Santini told USA Today he wanted to give the Super Bowl Champions a chance to save themselves before things got out of hand, but Saints GM Mickey Loomis wouldn't listen. He claims Loomis asked him to participate in the cover-up of stolen Vicodin from the Saints training room.

Roethlisberger Finishes Behavioral Evaluation
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has completed his league-mandated behavioral evaluation, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Now he must wait and see what, if any, changes to his six-game suspension come down from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Knicks Interested in Trade for Spurs' Parker
If the Spurs are willing to deal backup PG Tony Parker, the Knicks are interested, according to the New York Daily News. There are reports that San Antonio would consider trading Tony Parker, who lost his starting job to George Hill and has told close friends he and his actress wife, Eva Longoria, would love to relocate to New York.

Save the Date for Pacquiao-Mayweather
Now that Manny Pacquiao has secured a Congressional seat in the Philippines, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is looking to secure the megafight with Floyd Mayweather for November 13th. "The cable systems and the satellite providers have put the date (Nov. 13) aside for us, so the table is set," Arum said.

Organizer Criticizes Brazil's Ronaldinho Omission
World Cup head organizer Danny Jordaan has publicly criticized Brazil coach Dunga for leaving Ronaldinho, one of the world's best players, off his roster. Ronaldinho, the two-time FIFA Player of the Year, is among the most recognizable faces in soccer and is considered to be one of the most talented players in the world.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.