May 23, 2014
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Denver nixes Shaw-to-Knicks talk

Sorry, Knicks fans. After weeks of speculation over New York Knicks president Phil Jackson's intrigue with luring Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw to Madison Square Garden, Denver president Josh Kroenke made it clear to Yahoo Sports on Thursday night: It isn't happening. "Brian has said publicly -- and privately to us -- that his desire is to be here, and we feel strongly about him as our coach," Kroenke told Yahoo Sports. "I don't foresee a scenario or circumstance where he's going to be anywhere but with the Nuggets next season." The Knicks haven't reached out for permission to speak with Shaw, who went 36-46 in an injury-plagued first season as coach of the Nuggets. Denver is expected to return several key players from serious injuries next year, including Danilo Gallinari, JaVale McGee and Nate Robinson. (Yahoo Sports) Comment

Would Billy Donovan bolt Florida?

Success at Florida has opened a few more doors for Billy Donovan, though it seems, for now, he may not walk through them. The Cleveland Cavaliers have contacted [Donovan] about their coaching vacancy, sources told Donovan said Thursday that several NBA teams had called him about openings in recent days but that he still plans to be with the Gators next season. He declined to specify which teams called -- Detroit, Golden State, the Los Angeles Lakers, Minnesota, New York and Utah also have openings -- and jokingly cited his brief stint with the NBA's Orlando Magic in 2007 as reason for keeping details private. "I have spoken to a couple NBA teams, and that's all I'm going to say," Donovan said. "It's always flattering, but at the same time, I've always said that I'm very happy here." ( Comment

Marshall had initial doubts on Trestman

Despite being a big-name acquisition a season earlier, wide receiver Brandon Marshall had his doubts about where he'd fit. He was that unsure -- that nervous, he said -- of coach Marc Trestman. "You want to know if you're his guy," Marshall said. "He was saying all the right things, but it's like, 'Man, is this guy that amazing? Is he lying to us?' It was tough. I'm the guy [who got] 170 balls a year, and now coach Trestman comes in, and he's moving us all around and spreading the ball around, and it's like, 'Man, this is going to be different.'" But "different" turned into a perfect scenario for Marshall. On Thursday, at his news conference for his contract extension, Marshall delivered a candid endorsement of Trestman, who's in his second year in charge at Halas Hall. (Chicago Sun-Times) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Canadiens goalie Dustin Tokarski, left, blocks a shot by Rangers' Mats Zuccarello during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL's Eastern Conference finals, which Montreal won in overtime. (Seth Wenig/AP)

Must-See Video

SI's Grant Wahl reacts to U.S. men's national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann's shock decision to omit Landon Donovan from his World Cup roster. For much more on the USA and the 23 players who are heading to Brazil, visit Planet Futbol.

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  • 1948 -- New York Yankees Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive home runs to help his team defeat the Cleveland Indians, 6-5.
  • 1999 -- Baltimore Orioles outfield Brady Anderson became the first American League player to be hit twice by pitches in the same inning.
  • 2002 -- Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green became the 14th player in baseball history to hit four home runs in one game.
  • 2013 -- USA Basketball announced that Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski would return to guide the U.S. national team through 2016 Summer Olympics.

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