USA Today News » Sports http://theusatodaynews.com US Newspaper site Sat, 25 May 2013 17:19:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Robbie Rogers to join Galaxy in trade for Mike Magee – Los Angeles Times http://theusatodaynews.com/robbie-rogers-to-join-galaxy-in-trade-for-mike-magee-los-angeles-times/ http://theusatodaynews.com/robbie-rogers-to-join-galaxy-in-trade-for-mike-magee-los-angeles-times/#comments Sat, 25 May 2013 17:19:07 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/robbie-rogers-to-join-galaxy-in-trade-for-mike-magee-los-angeles-times/

The Galaxy has scheduled a Saturday news conference to announce it has acquired the rights to former U.S. national team player Robbie Rogers from the Chicago Fire in exchange for midfielder Mike Magee. Rogers, a 26-year-old winger from Rancho Palos Verdes, briefly walked away from soccer last winter after being released by second-division English club [...]]]>
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In Surprise, Pacers Powered by Their Offense – New York Times http://theusatodaynews.com/in-surprise-pacers-powered-by-their-offense-new-york-times/ http://theusatodaynews.com/in-surprise-pacers-powered-by-their-offense-new-york-times/#comments Sat, 25 May 2013 17:19:06 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/in-surprise-pacers-powered-by-their-offense-new-york-times/

Rather than James’s individual brilliance reigning in Game 2, it was the Pacers’ length and determination that ultimately decided the game, a dynamic all too familiar to the Knicks. The Pacers may have been the best defensive team in the Eastern Conference this season, but they captured a crucial split of the opening two games [...]]]>
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Danica to back of Charlotte field – ESPN http://theusatodaynews.com/danica-to-back-of-charlotte-field-espn/ http://theusatodaynews.com/danica-to-back-of-charlotte-field-espn/#comments Sat, 25 May 2013 17:19:03 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/danica-to-back-of-charlotte-field-espn/

Coca-Cola 600 Preview NEXT VIDEO Coca-Cola 600 Preview Coca-Cola 600 Preview Is Jimmie Johnson Getting Better? Is Jimmie Johnson Getting Better? Travis Pastrana Ready For Charlotte Travis Pastrana Ready For Charlotte Will Bruton Smith Move Charlotte Race To Las Vegas? Will Bruton Smith Move Charlotte Race To Las Vegas? CONCORD, N.C. — Danica Patrick wasn’t [...]]]>
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Colin Montgomerie defends Sergio Garcia, George O’Grady in “fried chicken” flap – SB Nation http://theusatodaynews.com/colin-montgomerie-defends-sergio-garcia-george-ogrady-in-fried-chicken-flap-sb-nation/ http://theusatodaynews.com/colin-montgomerie-defends-sergio-garcia-george-ogrady-in-fried-chicken-flap-sb-nation/#comments Sat, 25 May 2013 17:19:01 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/colin-montgomerie-defends-sergio-garcia-george-ogrady-in-fried-chicken-flap-sb-nation/

Colin Montgomerie just couldn’t keep his yap shut about those dumb clucks, Sergio Garcia and George O’Grady, could he? Captain Doubtfire told Bernie McGuire on Friday that the flak over Garcia’s “fried chicken” comment and the European Tour chief’s racist support for Sergio was nothing more than “making a mountain out of a [...]]]>
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Five reasons Senators were eliminated from playoffs – NHL.com http://theusatodaynews.com/five-reasons-senators-were-eliminated-from-playoffs-nhl-com/ http://theusatodaynews.com/five-reasons-senators-were-eliminated-from-playoffs-nhl-com/#comments Sat, 25 May 2013 17:19:00 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/five-reasons-senators-were-eliminated-from-playoffs-nhl-com/

The Ottawa Senators‘ unlikely 2012-13 season came to an end Friday when they lost, 6-2, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. But just being in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, let alone in the second round, was a minor miracle for a team that had to overcome crippling [...]]]>
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A Student of Indy History, Hoping to Make Some – New York Times http://theusatodaynews.com/a-student-of-indy-history-hoping-to-make-some-new-york-times/ http://theusatodaynews.com/a-student-of-indy-history-hoping-to-make-some-new-york-times/#comments Sat, 25 May 2013 17:18:58 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/a-student-of-indy-history-hoping-to-make-some-new-york-times/

“Short hair and long hair twice,” he said, feigning a frown. Then, turning serious, he said: “The winner on Sunday will get around $2.5 million, but this is it. This is why we race.” Franchitti, 40, has won three of the last six Indy 500 races, including last year’s. Sunday, he will attempt to become [...]]]>
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French Open draw: good news for Serena, Federer; bad for Djokovic – SI.com http://theusatodaynews.com/french-open-draw-good-news-for-serena-federer-bad-for-djokovic-si-com/ http://theusatodaynews.com/french-open-draw-good-news-for-serena-federer-bad-for-djokovic-si-com/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 17:20:35 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/french-open-draw-good-news-for-serena-federer-bad-for-djokovic-si-com/

Serena Williams is looking to win her second French Open and first since 2002. (Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP) The French Open draws were released on Friday, and the big news came on the men’s side. No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Rafael Nadal were put into the same half, meaning they will not meet [...]]]>
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Play of the Week: Kreider extends Rangers’ season – NHL.com http://theusatodaynews.com/play-of-the-week-kreider-extends-rangers-season-nhl-com/ http://theusatodaynews.com/play-of-the-week-kreider-extends-rangers-season-nhl-com/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 17:20:34 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/play-of-the-week-kreider-extends-rangers-season-nhl-com/

With a flick of his stick, Chris Kreider ensured the New York Rangers‘ season would continue beyond Thursday. Kreider, who burst onto the scene during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs straight out of Boston College, rediscovered a little of that postseason magic by converting a Rick Nash feed just over seven minutes into [...]]]>
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NBA East Finals: Game 2 Preview – ESPN http://theusatodaynews.com/nba-east-finals-game-2-preview-espn/ http://theusatodaynews.com/nba-east-finals-game-2-preview-espn/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 17:20:33 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/nba-east-finals-game-2-preview-espn/

NBA East Finals: Game 2 Preview NEXT VIDEO NBA East Finals: Game 2 Preview NBA East Finals: Game 2 Preview The Edge: Pacers-Heat The Edge: Pacers-Heat Game 1 between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers was a back-and-forth thrill ride, culminating in LeBron James‘ game-winner in overtime. What does Friday night’s Game 2 (ESPN Radio, [...]]]>
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UFC 160 – Coach Mike’s Factgrinder: Cain Velasquez – Bloody Elbow http://theusatodaynews.com/ufc-160-coach-mikes-factgrinder-cain-velasquez-bloody-elbow/ http://theusatodaynews.com/ufc-160-coach-mikes-factgrinder-cain-velasquez-bloody-elbow/#comments Fri, 24 May 2013 17:20:32 +0000 admin http://theusatodaynews.com/ufc-160-coach-mikes-factgrinder-cain-velasquez-bloody-elbow/

After my post on the actual wrestling accomplishments of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen, I decided to make this sort of thing a regular feature. My colleague K.J. Gould suggested Factgrinder as the name for these posts, I found the suggestion to have a nice ring, and here we are. I’ve said before that [...]]]>
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