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Daily Jolt, June 3: Lakers' coaching search dragging into summer

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Lakers in no hurry with coaching search

It's been over a month since Mike D'Antoni resigned as Lakers coach, but that doesn't mean there's a sense of urgency to the ongoing Los Angeles coaching search. The Lakers are still weeks away from hiring a new coach to replace D'Antoni and plan on interviewing candidates beyond their initial four, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the search. It is not certain that former Lakers guard Derek Fisher will interview in person for the job as had been widely expected. The team's first round of interviews included Byron Scott, Lionel Hollins, Mike Dunleavy and Kurt Rambis. (USA TODAY Sports) Comment

Pivotal day for Teixeira

Mark Teixeira told reporters at the start of the 2014 season that his nagging wrist problems will likely follow him for the rest of his professional career. On Tuesday, the Yankees will reassess their injury-plagued first baseman's right wrist inflammation and see if he's ready to return to the New York lineup. "If he's still struggling [Tuesday] I'll be more concerned," manager Joe Girardi said of the switch-hitting first baseman, who left Saturday's game with discomfort caused by inflammation in the wrist that underwent surgery last year and forced him to miss three games last week. Teixeira returned Friday night, drew three walks, came out of Saturday's game after two at-bats and received a cortisone injection. (New York Post) Comment

Sharks facing a shake-up?

It appears San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has grown tired of watching his team add to its unenviable reputation as playoff choke artists. "I want players that want to play here, not just live here," Wilson told the San Jose Mercury News last weekend. It could be a game-changer -- or a franchise-changer -- if Wilson plans to shake up his roster by rooting out some of the Sharks' more placid personalities and changing the cozy culture of the locker room. With Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton as their franchise cornerstones, the Sharks have made the playoffs in every year since the 2004-05 lockout but have never reached the Stanley Cup Final. (Mercury News) Comment

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  • 1980 -- The New York Mets select Darryl Strawberry with the first overall pick in the 1980 MLB amateur draft.
  • 1992 -- Michael Jordan scores a playoff-record 35 first-half points, punctuated by his infamous shrug to the crowd after one of his six three-pointers, as the Chicago Bulls roll past the Portland Trail Blazers 122-89 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
  • 1998 -- Jamie Langenbrunner scores on a slap shot from center ice less than a minute into overtime to lift the Dallas Stars to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
  • 2003 -- Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa is ejected in the first inning of a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after umpires discovered he had used a corked bat in his first plate appearance. Sosa was suspended for eight games.
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