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Tue June 10, 2014
Sports Report: Rangers Fell To The Kings In Game 3
Over on the ice, Los Angeles blanked the Rangers 3-0 in the Stanley Cup finals, giving the Kings a 3-0 series lead. Los Angeles will look to complete a sweep Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.
In baseball, in interleague play, Houston bested Arizona 4-3.
In the American League, Seattle blanked Tampa Bay 3-0, Baltimore shut out Boston 4-0, Toronto edged Minnesota 5-4, Cleveland blew out Texas 17-7, the White Sox defeated Detroit 6-5, and it was the Angels over Oakland 4-1.
The Yankees at Kansas City game was postponed due to rain.
In the National League, Pittsburgh tripled up the Cubs 6-2, the Dodgers beat Cincinnati 6-2, Atlanta slid past Colorado 3-1, and it was Washington over San Francisco 9-2.
Donald Sterling's lawsuit against the NBA is still on. The attorney for the Los Angeles Clippers owner says Sterling has pulled his support from a deal to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and will pursue his $1 billion federal lawsuit against the league.
The $2 billion sale was negotiated by his wife Shelly Sterling after Donald Sterling's racist remarks to a girlfriend were publicized and the NBA moved to oust him as owner. Donald Sterling agreed to ink the deal and drop the suit last week, but his attorneys say he decided not to sign the papers agreeing to the sale after learning the NBA won't revoke its lifetime ban and fine.
The Associated Press reports that sources say that Derek Fisher has agreed to become the next coach of the New York Knicks and will be introduced at a news conference later this morning. Several media outlets also cited unnamed sources saying the longtime NBA guard agreed to terms with the Knicks on a deal that was still being finalized. The 39-year-old Fisher just completed his 18th season, finishing his career with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played for Knicks president Phil Jackson when Jackson was coaching the Lakers. Fisher replaces Mike Woodson, who was dismissed after failing to get the Knicks into the NBA playoffs this season.
President Barack Obama has welcomed the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams to the White House for an event marking their NCAA championships. It's only the second time a school has won both titles in the same year. The president joked yesterday that while he's trying to cut duplicative programs, UConn might be carrying things too far.
The battle to give top college football and basketball players a cut of the billions of dollars flowing into college athletics began in earnest with former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon taking the stand in federal court.
The lead plaintiff said his goal at UCLA wasn't to get a degree, but to get two years of college experience before being drafted into the NBA. O'Bannon opened his testimony by saying, "I was an athlete masquerading as a student."