USA Today "San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles tendon during organized team activities Tuesday and will soon undergo what could be season-ending surgery, a person informed of the injury told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the..." May 22
Yahoo! Sports "As if the New York Giants and Victor Cruz weren't involved in enough of a stare down, fellow wide receiver Hakeem Nicks sent the team a little message by not showing up for practice Wednesday. Pay day is coming soon for Nicks, too. That was the unstated goal of Nicks' not attending the Giants'..." May 22
ESPN.com "Cutting two games off the preseason -- either by expanding the playoffs or moving to an 18-game schedule -- is still being discussed, commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday at the NFL's spring owners meetings in Boston. He said all "[options] are on the table." "As I have said before, I..." May 22
Akron Beacon Journal "Jimmy Haslam, whose purchase of the Browns was unanimously approved in October, apologized to fellow NFL owners for the negative attention an ongoing federal investigation targeting his family business, Pilot Flying J, has brought upon the league, Jarrett Bell of USA Today reported. Since the..." May 22
USA Today "New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith announced after Wednesday's organized team activities practice he has hired Jay-Z's newly formed Roc Nation Sports as his representation, choosing a relative unknown in Kimberly Miale as his contract agent. Jay-Z is not certified by the NFL Players..." May 22
Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was removed midway through the third inning of Wednesday’s game against the Orioles. Kuroda appeared to favor his back after giving up a single to first baseman Chris Davis. There was no diagnosis immediately available. Earlier in the night, Kuroda was hit on..." May 22
Assistant trainer Mike Kozak and Mike Redmond are on the mound, Slowey is out of game.
Washington Post "After postgame comments in which he reportedly criticized Bryce Harper’s positioning in right field, Rafael Soriano insisted he isn’t upset with Harper for a play in the bottom of the ninth inning of Tuesday’s 4-2 10-inning loss to the Giants. With two outs and a runner on first, Harper chased..." May 22
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and his 2013 season is over as a result of the injury. A team official confirmed that he'll have the season-ending procedure. The surgery will be done Friday by Cardinals' team physician Dr. George..." May 22
CSN Chicago "Chris Sale knew it was time to speak up when he couldn’t throw a side session in between starts or play long toss. As much as he wants to pitch in the series finale against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, Sale knows he would have run the risk of injury had he taken the mound. The White Sox..." May 22
ESPN.com "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony suffered a small left shoulder tear late in the regular season that was revealed during an MRI on Wednesday, a league source confirmed. The Knicks are hopeful Anthony will not need surgery, according to the source, who added the team plans to allow its..." May 22
San Antonio Express-News "Tony Parker’s three-day layoff between Games 2 and 3 of the Western Conference finals will include a precautionary MRI on Thursday to track the progress of his bruised left calf. Parker was initially injured 12 days ago in Game 3 of the conference semifinal series against Golden State,..." May 22
Great interview w/Phil Jackson yesterday. Told me "zero" chance he coaches again and why he once dreamed of "spanking Kobe & smacking Shaq"
New York Post "Knicks rookie point guard Pablo Prigioni said on Argentine radio today his preference is to remain in the NBA next season and no longer harbors a desire to return to the Spanish League. “If I can choose, I prefer to play in the United States and stay in the NBA,’’ Prigioni said on Argentine..." May 22
Phoenix has received permission from Houston to interview assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff for Suns' head coaching job, sources tell Y!
TSN.ca "Less than two years after guiding the Vancouver Canucks to within one win of a Stanley Cup championship, the team is ready to part ways with head coach Alain Vigneault. Sources tell TSN that Vigneault will be fired today, after the Canucks were ousted in four games by the sixth-seeded San Jose..." May 22
Philly.com "Flyers winger Jake Voracek reportedly totaled his Ferrari in an accident Wednesday morning near his hometown of Klando, Czech Republic. Despite how bad the accident looks, there were no injuries according to a story posted on Sport.cz, the same site that posted the pictures below. The good..." May 22
Denver Post "This is the Facebook posting Monday night of Stephane Roy, the brother of Patrick. That posting and the events that happened because of it have created one of the more bizarre days of my 22-year reporting career at the Post. That post is clear enough – a couple of spelling mistakes aside: “For all..." May 22
TSN.ca "Soon to be restricted free agent Alex Burmistrov reportedly does not want to be a Winnipeg Jet anymore. According to a report in the Winnipeg Free Press by Gary Lawless - who is also a drive-time host on TSN 1290 Radio in Winnipeg - two league sources stated that the 21-year-old, who wished to..." May 22
Ottawa Citizen "Mark Stone is expected to be in and Cory Conacher will likely be out of the Ottawa Senators lineup in Game 4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday. Ottawa Senators Paul MacLean says that Stone, who played in Game 5 of the first round of the playoffs last spring against the New York Rangers,..." May 22