NEW YORK — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to reconsider its ruling reinstating his “Deflategate” four-game suspension, saying the decision runs contrary to federal labor law. “The panel decision will harm not just NFL players, but all unionized workers who have bargained for appeal rights as a protection,” his lawyers said in a motion filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.
TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and DeMar DeRozan added 32 as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 on Monday to tie the Eastern Conference finals at two wins each. In winning their second consecutive game, the Raptors led by as many as 18 points during the second quarter and were ahead by 16 at halftime. However, the Cavaliers trimmed the lead to one early in the fourth quarter.
NEW YORK — The city of Los Angeles, which will re-introduce itself to the NFL this season following the relocation of the Los Angeles Rams, joined Atlanta and South Florida in being awarded future Super Bowls during Tuesday’s NFL spring meeting.
There's a scene in "Rocky III" where Sylvester Stallone is about to fight Thunderlips, a heel wrestler played by Hulk Hogan. Even with lifts in his boxing shoes, Stallone was about half as big as Hogan.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will appeal Monday for a second hearing by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in regard to his four-game Deflategate suspension imposed by the NFL.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he backs the assertion that Draymond Green’s kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams during Sunday’s Game 3 was an accident. OKC won 133-105.
TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning jumped out to a 4-0 lead then gave up three goals in the third period before holding on for a 4-3 Game Four victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena on Friday to even the Eastern Conference finals series. “I didn’t think we ever lost control of the game,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “Give Pittsburgh credit. They played loose, they played hard, they tried to make a game of it, which they did.
BALTIMORE, Md. — Exaggerator upset Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist on a sloppy track at the 141st Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Exaggerator had lost to Nyquist in their previous four meetings. This time, Exaggerator took advantage of the wet conditions and sprinted past Cherry Wine and Nyquist in the final stretch to pull out the victory, ensuring that there will be no Triple Crown winner this year.
CINCINNATI — On a day when the Cincinnati Reds honored Ken Griffey Jr., one-time teammate Franklin Gutierrez delivered the sort of majestic, tape-measure homer that aided Griffey’s path to the Hall of Fame.
The Wenatchee Valley Rams may be in a new league this season, but they still have plenty of familiarity with many of the teams in the Western Washington Football Alliance. And the team they may be the most used to seeing is the Spokane Wolfpack, who will line up across from the Rams at the Apple Bowl on Saturday.