Wakeup Call: They're true Warriors

Wakeup Call: They're true Warriors
May 13, 2013, 9:00 am
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Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Monday, May 13:


  • Move along, nothing to see here. (AP)

  • Last month, Dale Sveum was threatening to send Anthony Rizzo back to the minors. That threat's probably lost a lot of its teeth now the Cubs have signed Rizzo to a seven-year, $41 million contract extension with two club options that could push the total value to around $70 million. (CSN Chicago)

  • Never thought free spirit Derek Lowe would ever launch a "Why, in my day . . . " rant -- this one, surprise surprise, is against sabermetrics -- but I guess all bets are off once you turn 40. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

  • Buck Showalter's going to "think good things" in the hopes that Wei-Yin Chen's strained oblique is nothing serious. (CSN Baltimore)

  • Blame Don Mattingly for the Dodgers' woes if you wish, but Tim Brown says you're wrong. (Yahoo! Sports)


  • In just two days, we'll have a winner from among Florida State, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina in the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes. (NBCs College Basketball Talk)



  • Beware, golf world: Tiger Woods is back. (golfchannel.com)

  • This Tiger Woods/Sergio Garcia rivalry, which burst into full flower with some nasty sniping at each other Saturday, has all the drama of the rivalry between the hammer and the nail. (Yahoo! Sports)

  • It might have been better yesterday if Garcia hadn't played like a chooch when the pressure was on. (golfchannel.com)






  • Milestones at the Madrid Open, as Rafael Nadal wins his 55th career title -- and the fifth since returning from a knee injury earlier this year -- and Serena Williams wins her 50th. (AP)

  • Roger Federer and Andy Murray believe there would be no problem if a men's tennis player comes out as gay. (AP)