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Report: Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes Because of Illness, No Rematch with Exaggerator

Rob Carr/Getty Images(ELMONT, N.Y.) — Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will not make an appearance in the Belmont Stakes.

A few days after the colt lost his bid for a Triple Crown when he ran third in the Preakness Stakes, Nyquist is said to not be competing in Belmont on June 11 because of illness.

Trainer Doug O’Neill told the Daily Racing Form Tuesday that Nyquist had an elevated white blood-cell count and his temperature was 101.2 degrees, a full degree above normal.

“We’re going to put him on stronger antibiotics, get him right, get him back to California and let him relax and recover from the trip,” O’Neill told the Daily Racing Form.

Nyquist, who was undefeated until last weekend, will not have a rematch with Preakness winner Exaggerator in June, but O’Neill said he hoped the colt would be able to return to racing sometime this summer.

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Cavaliers’ Kevin Love Injures Knee, Says He’ll Play in Game 5

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(TORONTO) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love says he won’t sit out the next game against the Toronto Raptors despite injuring his knee on Monday.

Love said he hurt himself towards the end of the third quarter after stepping on a referee’s foot.

“I think Kyrie [Irving] was shooting towards the end of the third quarter, and I stepped on the official’s foot, and it didn’t feel too great,” he said after the game.

But that won’t keep him from playing in Game 5 on Wednesday.

“Will be sore tomorrow, but nothing that will prevent me from playing,” Love said after Monday’s game.

Love was sidelined for the fourth quarter in Game 4 as his team lost 105-99 to Toronto. The Raptors now lead the Eastern Conference Finals 2-2.

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Tony Gwynn’s Family Hits Tobacco Industry with Wrongful Death Suit

MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Tony Gwynn’s family is reportedly suing the tobacco industry over the baseball Hall of Famer’s death.

The New York Times reports Gwynn’s son Tony Gwynn Jr., widow Alicia Gwynn and daughter Anisha Gwynn-Jones filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday in San Diego against tobacco giant Altria Group Inc. and other defendants. The family says the defendants urged Tony Gwynn to start using smokeless tobacco during his time at San Diego State University.

Gwynn became addicted to dip after being introduced to it in 1977, using up to two cans of it per day for 31 years, the suit says. The 15-time All-Star died in 2014 of salivary gland cancer. He was 54 years old.

“Now that the family understands how he was targeted, they understand that the industry knew they had this highly carcinogenic product and they were marketing it to people like Tony,” David S. Casey, the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs, told the Times. “They want to hold them accountable and let a jury make a decision as to what is proper in this case.”

Gwynn’s son said tobacco companies were using his father’s addiction to “turn him into their ultimate walking billboard.”

“He never knew it, but they were using him to promote their dip to the next generation of kids and fans who idolized him,” Tony Gwynn Jr. told the newspaper.

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Whelen Engineering Named Ryan Newman’s Primary Sponsor for This Weekend’s Race

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ryan Newman’s primary sponsor at this weekend’s Sprint Cup race will be Whelen Engineering Co.

Richard Childress Racing announced Monday that Whelen Engineering, the “Official Warning Lights of NASCAR,” will serve as primary sponsor for the No. 31 Chevrolet SS for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday.

This is the first time RCR has partnered with Whelen in the Cup Series.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 5/23/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE

Detroit 5, Philadelphia 4
Miami 7, Tampa Bay 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Kansas City 10, Minnesota 4
Chi White Sox 7, Cleveland 6
Oakland 5, Seattle 0
Chi White Sox 7, Cleveland 6
L.A. Angels 2, Texas 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE

L.A. Dodgers 1, Cincinnati 0
San Francisco 1, San Diego 0
Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 3
N-Y Mets 7, Washington 1
St. Louis 4, Chi Cubs 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Toronto 105, Cleveland 99

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

San Jose 6, St. Louis 3

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Pirates’ Ryan Vogelsong Suffers Left Eye Injury After Hit from Pitch

Justin Berl/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was sent to the hospital Monday after he was hit in the head by a pitch from Colorado Rockies starter Jordan Lyles.

According to the team, Vogelsong suffered a left eye injury and was admitted to Allegheny General Hospital. The Pirates said more information would be available Tuesday.

After the hit in the second inning, Vogelsong fell to the ground covering his left eye. Pittsburgh head athletic trainer Todd Tomcyzk was able to sit him up and according to ESPN, there was blood coming out of Vogelsong’s nose.

Despite the hit, the Pirates defeated the Rockies 6-3.

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Warriors’ Draymond Green Not Suspended After Steven Adams Kick

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Golden State Warriors’ guard Draymond Green will not be suspended for Game 4 after he kicked the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.

Green reiterated Monday that the kick in the second quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals was accidental, and denied allegations from Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook that it was intentional.

“You know, Russell said I did it on purpose, but he’s a part of the superstar group that started all this acting in the NBA,” Green said Monday according to ESPN. “I didn’t. So, I sold the call. [The official] called me that way. I sold the call.”

He was given a Flagrant-1 foul for the kick.

Green has been compared to Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones, who was recently suspended for one game after he struck Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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LeBron James Will Pay Dahntay Jones’ $80 Fine for Groin Punch

Jason Miller/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — LeBron James has offered to pay for Cavaliers teammate Dahntay Jones’ NBA fine after he punched Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin in the final moments of Game 3.

James told Cleveland.com he would “take care of” the $80.17 fine, which is worth 1/110 of Jones’ 2015-16 salary (his salaray is about $8,800 because he was signed on the last day of the regular season).

“It is what it is, man,” Jones, who was also suspended for one game, told ESPN Monday about the punishment. “Can’t get too upset about it. It’s unfortunate, but it is what it is.”

Jones will be out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday night against the Raptors.

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Warriors’ Draymond Green Awaiting Game 4 Fate After Steven Adams Kick

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Golden State Warriors’ guard Draymond Green could be suspended for Game 4 after he kicked the groin of Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.

Green reiterated Monday that the kick in the second quarter of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals was accidental, and denied allegations from Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook that it was intentional.

“You know, Russell said I did it on purpose, but he’s a part of the superstar group that started all this acting in the NBA,” Green said Monday according to ESPN. “I didn’t. So, I sold the call. [The official] called me that way. I sold the call.”

He was given a Flagrant-1 foul for the kick and is now waiting to hear if it will be upgraded by the NBA to a suspension.

Green has been compared to Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones, who was recently suspended for one game after he struck Raptors center Bismack Biyombo in the groin during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Report: NFL Owners to Consider Changes to Instant Replay Rule

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — NFL owners will reportedly consider this week a proposal to change the instant replay rule.

Currently, the rule on instant replay lists the 30 types of plays that are reviewable. Now, USA Today reports, owners are considering a measure that would invert the rule, listing only the eight plays that cannot be reviewed.

Referees still would not go under the hood for calls like pass interference, holding and illegal contact, but would be able to review all other plays that may come up.

The rule change needs to be approved by 24 owners to go into effect.

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