May 19, 2014
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Manziel motivated by draft-day drop

For his part, Johnny Manziel doesn't see any concern that the Browns will need to remind him of his place on the roster. "I got passed up 21 times, so that says something," Manziel said Saturday after the only practice of rookie camp open to the media. "Getting passed up 21 times is never fun ... but still, it's even humbling to be the second quarterback off the board. So for them to come in and say that, I don't think I need to be humbled. I realize where I'm at in this organization and what I need to be doing, and that's all I'm really focused on." That little geography lesson he received from Browns owner Jimmy Haslam the day after the draft didn't rattle him in the slightest. "I took it in stride," Manziel said. "I'm a rookie. I need to earn my place. I need to earn my keep." (The Plain Dealer) Comment

Beltran to meet with Dr. James Andrews

This hasn't been the kind of stretch Carlos Beltran hoped for when signing on in the Bronx. [Beltran] had a second cortisone shot on Saturday in his inflamed right elbow and is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday. "I'm not sure where he's going after that," Joe Girardi said before the Yankees split a doubleheader against the Pirates in The Bronx on Sunday. When asked if the second injection would be the last for Beltran before a decision would have to be made regarding surgery, Girardi said: "I would think so." Beltran reported some improvement in the elbow since being sidelined with a bone spur suffered while taking swings in the batting cage while serving as the designated hitter against the Mets on May 12. Even before injuring his elbow, Beltran had tailed off at the plate considerably. (New York Post) Comment

Love likes Warriors, Bulls as destinations

Kevin Love appears to have made it clear to the Timberwolves that he's aiming to become an unrestricted free agent after next season. Although sources say Love has stopped short of demanding a trade, his position could effectively force the Timberwolves to deal the All-Star forward before next season -- or before the trade deadline in February 2015 at the latest -- if they hope to dodge the risk of losing him without compensation. Sources told that the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls are among the potential trade destinations that intrigue Love. The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks have likewise been mentioned all season as big-market landing spots that would tempt Love, but going to the best situation for immediate contention is said to be the power forward's priority. (ESPN Los Angeles) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Alex Gordon gets the Gatorade bath treatment from Salvador Perez (13) and Danny Duffy after hitting two three-run homers in the Kansas City Royals' 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Must-See Video

The Colorado Rockies turn a 5-4-3 triple play on the San Diego Padres, the second one in the majors this season, but the first one since 1905 that came with the help of an interference ruling. Read more about it in The Strike Zone.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Secretariat
  • 1910 -- Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young won his 500th career game.
  • 1973 -- Kentucky Derby winner Secretariat won the Preakness Stakes, capturing the second leg en route to his historic Triple Crown.
  • 1984 -- The Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup, defeating the New York Islanders in five games.
  • 2008 -- Jon Lester pitched the 18th no-hitter in Red Sox history in a 7-0 win over the Kansas City Royals.
  • 2012 -- Chelsea's Didier Drogba scored an 88th-minute equalizer and buried the winning penalty kick in a shootout, giving the Blues their first Champions League crown at the expense of Bayern Munich.

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