>>Appeals Court Restores Tom Brady’s Suspension
(New York, NY) — Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension is back. An appeals court has restored the penalty against the Patriots quarterback. The ruling from a federal appeals court in New York reverses a federal judge’s decision from September.
>>Report: Bradford Demanding Trade From Eagles
(Philadelphia, PA) — There’s also quarterback drama in Philadelphia. ESPN reports Sam Bradford is demanding to be traded by the Eagles. The team made a trade last week to move up to the second overall pick in this week’s NFL Draft, presumably to take a quarterback.
>>D’backs Rally Past Cards With Nine-Run Sixth
(Phoenix, AZ) — Jean Segura clubbed a go-ahead three-run homer to highlight a nine-run sixth inning, as the Diamondbacks rallied past the Cardinals 12-7 at Chase Field. Jeremy Hazelbaker homered, tripled and drove in three in place of Matt Holliday, who left in the third inning with a right leg cramp. Matt Carpenter also went deep for St. Louis, which slipped to 10-and-9. Matt Bowman suffered his first career loss.
>>White Sox Beat Blue Jays Behind Five-Run Seventh
(Toronto, Ontario) — The White Sox scored five times in the seventh and went on to notch a 7-5 comeback win over the Blue Jays. Todd Frazier smacked a go-ahead two-run double in the frame and added a sac-fly RBI in the ninth. Zach Putnam got the win in relief and David Robertson earned his eighth save.
>>Warriors’ Curry Out At Least Two Weeks
(Oakland, CA) — The Warriors will be without star guard Steph Curry for at least two weeks. The team announced the league’s reigning MVP has a sprained MCL in his right knee. An MRI confirmed the injury, which occurred during Sunday’s Game Four victory in Houston.
>>Clippers’ Paul Fractures Hand In Loss
(Portland, OR) — The injury bug bit another West power last night. Chris Paul broke a bone in his right hand during the Clippers’ 98-84 loss to the Trail Blazers in Game Four of their first-round series. Blake Griffin also suffered a quad injury for LA. The series is tied at two games apiece.
>>Blues Send Defending Champs Home
(Undated) — The defending Stanley Cup champions are a first-round casualty. The Blues scored 8:31 into the third and held on for a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks in the decisive Game Seven of their series. Meanwhile, the Predators forced a Game Seven with a 3-1 win over the Ducks.
>>NASCAR To Issue Fines For Ignoring Lug Nuts
(Charlotte, NC) — NASCAR is instituting mandatory fines and other penalties for teams that are caught not using five lug nuts on each wheel. The move was made less than a week after Tony Stewart asked NASCAR to intervene.