NBA MVP Curry OK After Fall As Warriors Lose To Rockets [VIDEO]

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KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — When Golden State’s Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza’s shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed.

“That was the worst (fall ever) because you’re in the air for a long time,” Curry said. “And not knowing how you’re going to hit the floor, knowing that it’s going to happen, it’s inevitable, but you’re up there just trying to brace yourself.”

The MVP was able to return to Game 4 of the Western Conference finals after the spill but the Warriors couldn’t overcome a big deficit, as James Harden scored 45 points in the Rockets’ 128-115 victory.

Curry said he went through the concussion protocol before returning.

“It was all minor stuff compared to how it looked,” Curry said. “But I’ll get some good rest (Monday night) and be…

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Report: Patriots Sign Dane Fletcher

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots are bringing the band back together in their linebacking corps.

The team signed free agent and old friend Brandon Spikes last week, and on Tuesday a familiar face was seen during the first organized team activity: Dane Fletcher.

After Mike Reiss’ observation, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport indicated Fletcher will sign a one-year deal.

Fletcher, 28, played in 38 games for the Patriots from 2010 to 2013, but spent last season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With linebackers Dont’a Hightower (labrum) and Jerod Mayo (patellar tendon) recovering from surgery, both Spikes and Fletcher could be valuable assets in the interim.

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Coach Ron Washington Is Thrilled To Be Back In A’s Uniform

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JANIE McCAULEY, AP Baseball Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ron Washington arrived to the ballpark at 8:30 a.m. for an afternoon game on Memorial Day, had some breakfast then headed outside to hang out with the grounds crew he knows so well. He waved to ushers and caught up with security guards.

Washington is thrilled to be back in a big league uniform at 63, and back in the familiar Bay Area with the Oakland Athletics.

“I’m having a lot of fun. I’m blessed,” Washington said Monday at the Coliseum. “Every day is my future. This is exactly where I started.”

He spent 11 seasons as an A’s coach before becoming Texas manager in 2007 and leading the Rangers to a pair of AL pennants in 2010-11. Washington re-joined Oakland as a coach Friday at Tampa Bay after leaving his New Orleans home. He can be in uniform but not…

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Rangers Notebook: The Truth About Foreign Substances

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By Jared Sandler | @SandlerJ

Brewers reliever, Will Smith, was issued an eight-game suspension on Friday morning after getting ejected the previous night for applying a “foreign substance” to the baseball.

It’s time for Major League Baseball to recognize a fault in the system and make a change.

What’s the issue? Well, after talking to several players, it is quite clear that the rule is frequently and consistently violated and, candidly, the purported victims of the rule–the hitters–actually prefer it that way.

Wait…what?

Yes. The hitters prefer pitchers use these foreign substances because, in most cases, they are simply used to solidify a pitcher’s grip on the baseball. Hitters would rather pitches get thrown near the zone as opposed to near their dome.

But for now, the rules are the rules, so when Fredi Gonzalez requested that home plate umpire, Jim Joyce, inspect Will Smith’s arm, Joyce had no choice…

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Toucher & Rich Draft: Best Summer Movies

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BOSTON (CBS) –  The NFL Draft season is over, but that doesn’t mean the draft fun has to stop on Toucher & Rich.

Memorial Day weekend signals the unofficial start to summer, so on Tuesday morning the Sports Hub morning show decided to bring back the Toucher & Rich Draft for a very important category: Best Summer Movies.

Fred, Rich and Jon Wallach are in the war room and on the clock, and each of them will make their picks and assemble the best “team” based on the category. It’ll be up to you to decide the winner.

Here’s how they drafted:

RICH

1.  Dazed and confused
2.  Jaws
3.  Karate Kid

FRED

1. Summer School
2. North Shore
3. Point Break

WALLACH

1. One Crazy Summer
2. Meatballs
3. Caddy Shack

After the segment, Hardy called in and had a BIG problem with one of Rich’s selections.

Listen below…

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Yankees Honor Bernie Williams With Monument Park Plaque

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Bernie Williams spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees, beginning in 1991. He made five AL All-Star teams and won four Gold Gloves. Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports/Al Bello/Pool Bernie Williams spent his entire 16-year career with the Yankees, beginning in 1991. He made five AL All-Star teams and won four Gold Gloves. Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports/Al Bello/Pool

The Yankees honored Bernie Williams prior to Sunday night’s 5-2 loss to the Texas Rangers, officially retiring his No. 51 and unveiling his plaque that will reside in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.

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