Experts in the field of concussion management said the Mets have put Ryan Church at significant medical risk by having him play through dizziness, lethargy and headaches. Church sustained what the team called a mild concussion on May 20 against the Braves. While sliding into second base, his head slammed into the knee of an opponent and then fell hard onto the dirt. He missed the next game, but volunteered to pinch-hit four times since. Several experts in sports-related concussions, however, said that Church -- who has told reporters that he has had a headache and has felt dizzy and tired almost every day since his injury -- should not have been allowed to play at all because his symptoms had not cleared. (New York Times) Comment
One Heat official expressed concern that Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni will try to ingratiate himself to Dwyane Wade (and LeBron James) as a U.S. Olympic assistant coach this summer in case the Knicks can clear cap space to pursue either as free agents in 2010. (Miami Herald) Comment
Tiger Woods said yesterday the rehabilitation on his injured left knee is "right on pace" and that he plans to return in time to play in the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., eight weeks after arthroscopic surgery to repair torn cartilage. The No. 1-ranked player in the world also admitted that he was not pain free but that he has started playing again and is able to use every club in his bag, including his driver. (Washington Post) Comment
Spurs guard Tony Parker argues a call with referee Joe Forte during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference finals, Tuesday in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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