The New York Mets honored Mariano Rivera before the game as he threw out the ceremonial first pitch to Mets' all-time saves leader John Franco, then knocked in two runs off him in the ninth inning to hand the Yankees their first three-game losing streak of the season.

 

Roy Hibbert and David West both racked up double-doubles as the Pacers got the rock in the paint and hit the boards against Miami in Game 4, which became especially easy once Chris Bosh went down with an ankle injury. But it was Lance Stephenson's emergence (he dropped 20 points) that gave them the victory. 

 

Chris Christie says he has "absolute confidence" in Rutgers president Robert Barchi. He did not offer reasons. "I understand that there are some people that feel differently about it. It doesn't matter," he said on a radio show. Typical.

 

A reporter covering the Tampa Bay Bucs says there has been contact at OTAs to the point that he wondered whether they would be investigated by the NFL, who passed a no pads, no contact rule back in 2011 for OTAs. 

 

Marshawn Lynch has joined the Seahawks OTAs.

 

Vinny Del Negro was asked by Dan Patrick if CP3 played a role in his parting with the LA Clippers. He gave a sly answer, but you can kinda tell.

 

Police have clarified that Maurice Jones-Drew has not been charged with battery, and admit to misrepresenting the situation to the press.

 

Charles Woodson has yet to wrangle No. 24 from Tracy Porter. "Negotiations have stalled," said Woodson.

 

The Big Ten reacts to Nick Saban's comments about Ohio State. 

 

David Beckham visits Miami to inquire about owning an MLS team.

 

One of the keys to NBA success: smart second-round picks. 

 

LeBron James is looking for interns. George Hill may need to apply.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Rob Lowe is set to play JFK in a TV movie, which will mark the 50th year of his assassination. 

 

Chief Keef was arrested for driving 110 mph in a 55 at 3:45 am.

 

J. Cole explains the evolution of his writing process.

 

The Bullitts drops a visual for "They Die By Dawn" which features Mos Def, Jay Electronica and Lucy Liu narrating. This is a small part of a big project, combining movies and music

 

Another day, another Mac Miller track. This one features The Internet and is produced by Pharrell.

 

Talib Kweli releases the video for his jam, "Come Here" with Miguel.

 

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DID YOU REALIZE?

 

Michele Bachmann says she will not seek re-election in the House, which is only good news if she doesn't seek re-election, at all.

 

Mothers are now the top earners of four in 10 US households. 

 

Here are the disturbing and extremely violent plans an Oregon teen had for his high school. It even included theme music. 

 

An Arizona mom has been arrested for smuggling 12 pounds of marijuana in Mexico, after it was found under her bus seat when she was returning to the US after a funeral. Her family says she is being framed.

 

Apple has agreed to pay $53 million in cash payouts to people whose iPhones were not replaced despite breaking within the one-year warranty period.

 

More tornadoes struck the Midwest, this time beginning in north Kansas.

 

 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

A SARS-like virus is spreading rapidly and has already killed 23 people. The World Health Organization is calling for immediate global cooperation to tackle this deadly disease which scientists currently know very little about.

 

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Joey Bada$$ released the first track from his upcoming mixtapeSummer Knights, due on June 12, the one-year anniversary of his debut, 1999.