Yankees GM On Pineda Pine Tar Ejection: ‘We’re All Embarrassed’

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis checks out a substance on the neck of Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees before throwing him out of the game in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 23, 2014. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) BOSTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The pine...

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Michael Pineda’s Pine Tar Snafu Overshadows John Lackey’s Awesomeness

BOSTON — Long after New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda was sent to the showers to scrub the residue smeared all over the side of his neck, Red Sox starter John Lackey wrapped up one of his best performances in a Boston uniform. Pineda’s stupidity actually might be the more impressive feat,...

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Quick: A city, and a team, embrace the blessing that is LaMarcus Aldridge

HOUSTON – He has become the star of the NBA playoffs, and as LaMarcus Aldridge dressed Wednesday after another playoff marvel, he was asked whether he wanted to do his postgame press conference alongside fellow standout Damian Lillard, or wait to do his separate. “Same time is fine,’’ Aldrid...

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Jason Quick
The Oregonian, Blazers Beat Writer
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Top tweets
Peter Gammons , ESPN, Senior Baseball Reporter
21 position players appeared in the 'Stros-M's game Wednesday. Three--Cano(.333), Hart(.333), Castro(.321)--has OBPs as high as .320.
@pgammo | | 57m | Score: 35
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Peter Gammons , ESPN, Senior Baseball Reporter
Evan Grant on Martin Perez:leads MLB in GB%, 11 GBPs already, 0 HR allowed.
@pgammo | | 15m | Score: 15
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TheRedzone.org , NFL News and Updates
Jacobs family doing ‘everything we can’ to keep Bills in Buffalo t.co/dvyD7n2pbm #NFL #Bills
@TheRedzoneorg | | 34m | Score: 10
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WFAN 660 , Sports Radio Show
Girardi on pine tar: “Go to the mound and wipe it off? Well, that would have been a little obvious.” #Pineda #Yankees t.co/QsQlf7BeHw
@WFAN660 | | 31m | Score: 10
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Mike Reiss , ESPNBoston.com, Patriots Beat Reporter
Patriots-based "beyond the first round" series continues with the cornerback position, which analysts say is deep. t.co/Qo34vVVaHa
@MikeReiss | | 10m | Score: 10
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Haralabos Voulgaris , AloneInTheCorner.com, NBA Writer
Coaches who have really impressed me so far this playoffs, Stotts, Carlisle, Clifford. Carlisle and the Mavs have made brilliant adjustments
@haralabob | | 2h | Score: 5
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HoopsHype.com , NBA News and Updates
Buzz: Nothing but love for LaMarcus Aldridge on Twitter. t.co/iKY5wupDiK
@hoopshype | | 2h | Score: 5
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Chris Brown , BuffaloBills.com, Lead Jounalist
Bills part of new “cross flexing” t.co/jiykze0Jrn
@ChrisBrownBills | | 25m | Score: 5
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Roland Lazenby , LakerNoise.com, Sportswriter
Yes, Phil has stirred the shit by saying the Spurs need to win back to backs to be a dynasty, but members of the Spurs have told me the same
@lazenby | | 23m | Score: 5
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ProFootballTalk.com , NFL News and Updates
Jacobs family says they're doing "everything we can" to keep Bills in Buffalo t.co/aIJkf9HAxX
@ProFootballTalk | | 7m | Score: 5
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Ben Golliver , BlazersEdge.com, Sportswriter
LaMarcus Aldridge went off again in Game 2, but it wasn't a straightforward sequel t.co/PUcveHnzhr t.co/U2t8E4rOgA
@BenGolliver | | 3h | Score: 3
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Tom Haberstroh , ESPN Heat Index, Heat Beat Writer
LaMarcus Aldridge was equally dominant as James Harden was defiant. My dispatch from Houston: t.co/XYB84ynSne
@tomhaberstroh | | 2h | Score: 3
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USA TODAY , Sports News and Updates
[Video] LeBron took a vicious forearm to the throat in Game 2: t.co/rZbbBNFwkc
@USATODAYsports | | 1h | Score: 3
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BigLeagueStew.com , MLB News and Updates
The Grand Slam: Mariners snap eight-game losing skid on Kyle Seager’s walk-off homer t.co/RMCGZ5pLRG
@bigleaguestew | | 3h | Score: 2
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Greg Auman , Tampa Bay Times, Sportswriter
Times' Gary Shelton writes that Bucs QB Josh McCown still must complete a lot of throws to make his doubters go away. t.co/4wo8LWD865
@gregauman | | 1h | Score: 2
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Dwain Price , Star Telegram, Mavs Beat Writer
You ever wonder where the #Mavs would be, playoff-wise, if they were able to sign Dwight Howard last summer?
@DwainPrice | | 3h | Score: 1
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Rich Tandler , CSNwashington.com, Redskins Blogger
Need to Know: 5 pivotal 2014 #Redskins games t.co/gjVjeqo3Nn #RedskinsTalk
@Rich_TandlerCSN | | 1h | Score: 1
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ProFootballTalk.com , NFL News and Updates
Jacobs family says they're doing "everything we can" to keep Bills in Buffalo t.co/aIJkf9HAxX
@ProFootballTalk | | 7m | Score: 5
1398336697

Mike Reiss , ESPNBoston.com, Patriots Beat Reporter
Patriots-based "beyond the first round" series continues with the cornerback position, which analysts say is deep. t.co/Qo34vVVaHa
@MikeReiss | | 10m | Score: 10
1398336506

Peter Gammons , ESPN, Senior Baseball Reporter
Evan Grant on Martin Perez:leads MLB in GB%, 11 GBPs already, 0 HR allowed.
@pgammo | | 15m | Score: 15
1398336209

Roland Lazenby , LakerNoise.com, Sportswriter
Yes, Phil has stirred the shit by saying the Spurs need to win back to backs to be a dynasty, but members of the Spurs have told me the same
@lazenby | | 23m | Score: 5
1398335733

Chris Brown , BuffaloBills.com, Lead Jounalist
Bills part of new “cross flexing” t.co/jiykze0Jrn
@ChrisBrownBills | | 25m | Score: 5
1398335605

WFAN 660 , Sports Radio Show
Girardi on pine tar: “Go to the mound and wipe it off? Well, that would have been a little obvious.” #Pineda #Yankees t.co/QsQlf7BeHw
@WFAN660 | | 31m | Score: 10
1398335249

TheRedzone.org , NFL News and Updates
Jacobs family doing ‘everything we can’ to keep Bills in Buffalo t.co/dvyD7n2pbm #NFL #Bills
@TheRedzoneorg | | 34m | Score: 10
1398335094

Peter Gammons , ESPN, Senior Baseball Reporter
21 position players appeared in the 'Stros-M's game Wednesday. Three--Cano(.333), Hart(.333), Castro(.321)--has OBPs as high as .320.
@pgammo | | 57m | Score: 35
1398333682

Greg Auman , Tampa Bay Times, Sportswriter
Times' Gary Shelton writes that Bucs QB Josh McCown still must complete a lot of throws to make his doubters go away. t.co/4wo8LWD865
@gregauman | | 1h | Score: 2
1398333362

Rich Tandler , CSNwashington.com, Redskins Blogger
Need to Know: 5 pivotal 2014 #Redskins games t.co/gjVjeqo3Nn #RedskinsTalk
@Rich_TandlerCSN | | 1h | Score: 1
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USA TODAY , Sports News and Updates
[Video] LeBron took a vicious forearm to the throat in Game 2: t.co/rZbbBNFwkc
@USATODAYsports | | 1h | Score: 3
1398330657

HoopsHype.com , NBA News and Updates
Buzz: Nothing but love for LaMarcus Aldridge on Twitter. t.co/iKY5wupDiK
@hoopshype | | 2h | Score: 5
1398329528

Tom Haberstroh , ESPN Heat Index, Heat Beat Writer
LaMarcus Aldridge was equally dominant as James Harden was defiant. My dispatch from Houston: t.co/XYB84ynSne
@tomhaberstroh | | 2h | Score: 3
1398327217

Haralabos Voulgaris , AloneInTheCorner.com, NBA Writer
Coaches who have really impressed me so far this playoffs, Stotts, Carlisle, Clifford. Carlisle and the Mavs have made brilliant adjustments
@haralabob | | 2h | Score: 5
1398326429

DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
Guerrero needs more time in minors, Kershaw will make a rehab start, Mattingly critical of defense and much more. t.co/BLhAtkMxUE
@DodgersNation | | 3h | Score: 0
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Dwain Price , Star Telegram, Mavs Beat Writer
You ever wonder where the #Mavs would be, playoff-wise, if they were able to sign Dwight Howard last summer?
@DwainPrice | | 3h | Score: 1
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Bill Chastain , MLB.com, Rays Beat Reporter
Rays seek length from Bedard in finale vs. Twins: The Rays' Erik Bedard will face Twins right-hander Ricky Nol... t.co/TNEnAXqAQs
@wwchastain | | 3h | Score: 0
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Jim Salisbury , CSN, Phillies Beat Writer
Phillies lose, Hamels mystified by early hook t.co/TDBHnsq2ge #PhilliesTalk
@JSalisburyCSN | | 3h | Score: 0
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Wednesday NBA grades: It’s LaMarcus Aldridge’s world and the Rockets have to live in it

Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while thinking some of those big local television contracts in the NBA may not be working out so well… LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers. He has 89 points, 26 rebounds and five blocks in two games — Houston has absolutely no answer for Al...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
4h

LaMarcus Aldridge powers Trail Blazers to stunning 2-0 series lead over Houston Rockets in Western Conference playoffs

HOUSTON — When LaMarcus Aldridge scanned his cell phone following yet another remarkable performance against the Houston Rockets, there was a special text message waiting for him from his oldest son Jaylen. “He texted me and he said I looked like Spider Man ...” Aldridge said, laughing. It was...

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Joe Freeman
The Oregonian, TrailBlazers Beat Writer
4h

Are Red Sox in sticky situation?

BOSTON -- OK, so what happens next? There is, after all, a precedent of gamesmanship that suggests the New York Yankees will not let the Boston Red Sox -- especially the Red Sox -- get away with an act that led to the ejection and probable suspension of Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda for illegally a...

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Struggles of Rockets' James Harden carry over into locker room argument with reporter

HOUSTON – James Harden seemed his usual cool-dude self as he spoke to a large media mass in front of his locker at the Toyota Center, where his Houston Rockets dropped Game 2 of their first-round playoff to the Trail Blazers 112-105 on Wednesday. For the second game in a row, Harden struggled to m...

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Mike Tokito
The Oregonian, Sports Writer
4h

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 40-Plus Again In Houston As Blazers Take 2-0 Series Lead

At one point, Omer Asik‘s body language resembled Charlie Brown after Lucy had yanked the football away from him yet again. That’s what LaMarcus Aldridge has done to most every Houston defender they’ve thrown at him during back-to-back games of 40-plus points in Houston to take a commanding 2-...

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Arash Markazi - ESPNLA.com, Sportswriter
Dwight Howard has lost the last 7 playoff games he has played in. The last time he was on the court for a playoff win was April 26, 2011.
@ArashMarkazi | | 4h | Score: 74
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Canzano: This playoff series now in LaMarcus Aldridge's two hands

HOUSTON --- You'd totally understand if they found pine tar on LaMarcus Aldridge's neck after Wednesday night's performance at the Toyota Center. Hold on. I can do better. You'd believe it perfectly possible if someone told you that Aldridge walked onto the tarmac after scoring 43 points in Game 2 o...

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John Canzano
The Oregonian, Sports Writer
5h

Brian Cashman: Yankees ‘Embarrassed’ By Michael Pineda’s Pine Tar Incident

BOSTON — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who was sitting in the Fenway Park stands Wednesday, wasn’t happy when his phone rang and the person on the other end pointed out pitcher Michael Pineda’s obvious pine tar use. He wasn’t too pleased after the game, either. Pineda was ejected i...

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5h
Nicolas Batum - Portland Trail Blazers
Ok I have to correct my self: it's Rip City against the world!
@nicolas88batum | | 5h | Score: 31

NFL wary of putting Seahawks home games in prime-time due to recent blowouts

The Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4 for the kickoff of the 2014 NFL season. However, it’s the only time this year the defensive Super Bowl champions will be at home for a nationally televised prime-time game. The Seahawks have four prime-time games on their sc...

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5h

15 against the world, that's who we are! We going back home Rip city! #playoffs2014 #RipCity

Nicolas Batum
Portland Trail Blazers
5h

GIF: Josh McRoberts’ Forearm Shiver to LeBron James’ Throat

The Heat went up 2-0 on the Bobcats Wednesday night in Miami — they’re the only home team to do so in the first round — and LeBron James led the way with 32 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and four steals. Josh McRoberts had eight points, four assists, a lone rebound and a forearm shiver ...

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Dodgers Vs. Phillies Recap: Greinke Shines, Offense Produces In Win

Jordan Farmar and Nick Young threw out the first pitches and the ball was then turned over to Zack Greinke as he looked to end the Los Angeles Dodgers’ two-game losing streak to the Philadelphia Phillies. Matt Kemp was busy in the first inning, recording all three outs as Greinke retired the Phill...

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Best record in AL: Texas Rangers . . . Most players on DL in MLB, as of earlier this week: Texas Rangers.
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5 Fast Facts from Last Night’s Games — Aldridge Drops 43, Mavs Blow Out Spurs, Heat Hold Off Bobcats

Another day and another pair of road victories for lower-seeded teams. Are the home teams becoming the underdogs? It certainly feels like it. Wednesday, April 23 played host to yet another puzzling day in the 2014 NBA Playoffs. A championship favorite was blown out on its home court, the two-time de...

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Chris Sheridan
SheridanHoops.com, Sportswriter
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John Farrell, Boston Red Sox React To Michael Pineda’s Pine Tar Ejection

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s overall stance on Michael Pineda’s pine tar use can best be summarized with a resounding, “C’mon, man.” Pineda, who was questioned for allegedly using pine tar in his start against Boston on April 10, was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Yanke...

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