Catcher Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers was having an All Star level season, batting .345, with a slugging percentage of .583. The third-year backstop was also hitting a remarkable .514 with runners in scoring position, which led all of Major League Baseball.
All this came to a suspicious halt Sunday night, in his hotel room in Los Angeles. The very same West LA property where iFolloSports.com reported on an encounter with Milwaukee pitcher Zack Greinke.
Wednesday, the New Jersey Devils host the Los Angeles Kings in Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. This will be New Jersey’s fifth championship round appearance since 1995. The organization has won the Stanley Cup on three of those occasions.
The Devils last victory took place in 2003, when they defeated the Anaheim Ducks in seven games.
On the other side of the equation, 2012 marks just the Kings second Stanley Cup Finals appearance since entering the NHL in 1967.
A golfer shot a 69 at the River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma, yet lost to his playing partner by 14 strokes!
Rhein Gibson, a 26-year-old Australian, shot 29 on the front nine and 26 coming back. His round included 12 birdies, 2 eagles, 4 pars and zero bogeys. It is believed to be the lowest round in golf history, 16 under par.
Gibson, who attended nearby Oklahoma Christian University, was familiar with River Oaks, having played the course many times in the past.
Paul Sturgess, the new center for the Harlem Globetrotters, can dunk without ever leaving the floor.
Sturgess, who hails from Loughborough, England, played two seasons at Mountain State, an NAIA school in West Virginia. "Tiny" stands 7-8 and weighs 325 pounds. He is listed by Guinness as the world's tallest basketball player.
As a 5-6, 14-year-old, Sturgess’ focus was on the sports of soccer and golf. His stunning growth spurt began when he turned 15.
Now 24, Sturgess wears a size 22 shoe. He was "drafted" by the Globetrotters in August of 2011, along with Andrew Goudelock, who now plays with the Lakers.
The UEFA Football Championship will take place in Poland and the Ukraine, during the month of June. The event, which is held every four years, will feature such continental powerhouse teams as Spain, Germany, Italy and England.
Recently, the Euro 2012 trophy was on tour in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, when it was attacked by a group of female protesters, concerned about an expected increase in prostitution and sex tourism during the tournament.
The women removed their shirts, revealing a crude message on their torsos that read "F_ _ _ Euro 2012".
The ladies then tried to grab the cup.
Police quickly rescued the trophy and arrested the women on charges of hooliganism.
Tommy Rees started 12 games at quarterback for Notre Dame last season and was presumed to do the same during the upcoming 2012 season. However, that may have changed because of a recent arrest and stint in jail.
After the final day of spring practice, several Irish players were at an off-campus party. Police were called because of a noise issue and that is when Rees sprung into action.
The 20-year-old jumped a backyard fence and tried to run away from an officer. The officer ran him down, so Rees in turn kneed and knocked the wind out of the policeman. The QB was subsequently pepper-sprayed and handcuffed.
Rees was jailed on charges of public intoxication by a minor, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.