Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was taken to the hospital Sunday night with chest pains and remained hospitalized Monday. The team announced in a statement the results conducted to investigate the cause of chest pains "have come back favorably."
With public pressure growing, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken both said Tuesday that the Vikings should not have reinstated running back Adrian Peterson to play after he was charged with child abuse last week in Texas.
In his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, Denny Hamlin overtook Kevin Harvick coming to the white flag to win the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. The 45th annual spring event at the 2.66-mile superspeedway finished under caution, as a multi-car incident initiated from behind the leaders as the white flag waived. As the final lap continued, debris sat on the frontstretch forcing NASCAR to throw the yellow and halt Hamlin’s challengers.
Magic Johnson is interested in buying the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Yahoo Sports. Johnson, who said Sunday that Clippers owner Donald Sterling should lose his team after allegedly making a series of racist comments caught on an audio recording, is backed by a group of billionaires who already own the Los Angeles Dodgers. Johnson and his Guggenheim Partners reportedly want a chance to purchase the team. “Magic’s absolutely interested,” one source closely connected to Johnson’s business interests told Yahoo Sports on Sunday night. Johnson and the Guggenheim group want to build a Sou
Hall of Fame NBA coach Jack Ramsay died Monday after a long battle with cancer. Ramsay was 89 and coached 20 seasons in the NBA, with 864 career victories and a 1977 title with the Portland Trail Blazers. He also won an NBA championship as general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. When Ramsay was hired in 1976, the Trail Blazers franchise was six years old and never had a winning season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It wasn’t pretty, and it certainly wasn’t easy, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are moving on to second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Penguins got a hat trick from center Evgeni Malkin, then held on in the final minutes to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Monday before 19,189 in Nationwide Arena. Pittsburgh won the series in six games. The finale marked the only time the team that scored first emerged victorious. “We have a rivalry born between the Penguins and the Blue Jackets,” Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said.
DENVER -- Nathan MacKinnon scored 3:27 into overtime as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3 on Saturday to claim a 3-2 advantage in a Western Conference first-round series. MacKinnon collected a loose puck deep in the left faceoff circle and chipped a shot over the glove of fellow rookie Darcy Kuemper (31 saves) and under the crossbar to end the contest.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the time being, Matt Kenseth plans to keep his day job. But it’s apparent that the former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is as comfortable with a microphone in his hand as a steering wheel. Staying classy throughout a guest appearance at the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue, Kenseth did more than sign autographs and take photos with fans within eyeshot of the Capital dome.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rookie sensation Chris Colabello knocked in four runs, including the eventual game-winner with a two-run single in the top of the 12th inning Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 at Tropicana Field. Colabello had a two-run homer earlier, helping the Twins improve to 10-10 and putting them in position to take the series three-game with a win Thursday. Colabello’s single off reliever Josh Lueke (0-1) scored Joe Maurer, who had led off with a single and taken second on a Trevor Plouffe double.
MIAMI — LeBron James had 27 points and nine rebounds as host Miami knocked off Charlotte 99-88 in the opener of the seven-game Eastern Conference playoff series Sunday. Dwyane Wade scored 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting for the second-seeded Heat, who also host Wednesday’s Game 2. Chris Bosh added 13 points and James Jones scored 12 off the bench. Al Jefferson had 18 points and 10 rebounds but was hampered while playing through a foot injury for the seventh-seeded Bobcats.