Here's media reaction to the Miami Heat's NBA title:
Sports, Indianapolis Star: Sports
Fri, 06/22/2012 - 9:35am
The reminder of what the Yankees have been and what they somehow still expect to be remains plastered on Joe Girardi’s back. The manager wore 27 when he was hired in 2008, switched to 28 in 2010 because his Yankees had just won their 27th championship the previous fall and immediately began hunting No.
Is Rockies manager Walt Weiss just messing with us? Or could it be Weiss actually told the truth when he insisted Colorado has five hitters swinging the bat like all-stars: Nolan Arenado, Carlos Gonzalez, Trevor Story, DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon. All that offensive punch would be a terrible thing for the Rockies to waste.
OMAHA — Missy Franklin didn’t have high expectations going into the semifinals of the 100-meter freestyle Thursday night at the Olympic Trials. It is the weakest of her four events, and the field was loaded with faster sprinters than it was four years ago. She swam the time coach Todd Schmitz thought she needed to advance into the finals, but it wasn’t fast enough and she finished 11th.
SALEM, Ore. — Boris Berian, until last week the target of a Nike lawsuit that stemmed from a contract disagreement, on Thursday announced he was signing with New Balance, a rival shoe company and sponsor of his track club. The move was not entirely unexpected. Berian had expressed his desire to sign with New Balance, had promoted its products on his social media accounts and stated in court filings that he preferred competing in their shoes. “I appreciate the values that New Balance represents, and it is clear to me that New Balance cares about runners,” Berian said in a statement. The announcement comes a week after Nike dropped a lawsuit it had filed at the end of April contending that Berian, a 2011 graduate of Widefield High School near Colorado Springs and the favorite in the 800 meters at the U.
So much of Carlos Gonzalez’s swing is based on timing a pitch to perfection. He cocks his leg up, then waits to spring his hands and unleash his swing. His timing lately has been exact. In a three-game stretch this week, just as voting for the All-Star Game neared a close, Gonzalez hit three home runs, two of them three-run shots, and had 15 RBIs.
ORLANDO — Jeff Hornacek, at no point mentioning Joakim Noah by name, said he wants to specify in recruiting meetings with free-agent centers that the Knicks are going for it now and seek a pivot who won’t be used just as a defensive specialist. Under NBA rules, Hornacek is not permitted to talk about any free agents by