Roundup: Spurs Sweep Clippers, Billboard Music Award Winners & World Cup Qualifying is Rapidly Approaching

Julianne Hough … full list of winners from the Billboard Music Awards … “Strangers bombard man’s phone after mystery signs appear in NYC” … Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, dead at 62 … Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg got married over the weekend … illegal loggers cut down 800-year-old tree in Vancouver … Loretta Lynn is three years older than she claims … Trayvon Martin’s last phone call … NYC’s $1 million parking space … this guy had 30 kids with 11 different women … Louisiana is the world’s prison capital … cops find four tons of pot floating in the Pacific Ocean …

Spurs 102, Clippers 99. That’s a sweep. That’s 18 wins in a row for San Antonio, a new franchise record. [News Express]

Landry Jones and a bunch of Oklahoma football players are doing relief work in Haiti. [Norman Transcript]

Romário: From Brazilian soccer legend to politician. [NYT]

With World Cup Qualifying beginning June 8th, Jurgen Klinsmann has called up 11 players to fill out the roster. [Goal.com]

Half of Florida high school students fail reading test. [Reuters]

There’s a chance if MLB puts postseason games on MLB network, you won’t get to see them. [USA Today]

Athletic scholarships can be yanked at any time, for no reason. [Slate]

Max Scherzer of the Tigers struck out 15 Pirates Sunday in Detroit’s 4-3 win. [Detroit News]

“The tortured body of a Mexican police reporter was found on the side of a road in the northern state of Sonora on Friday, a day after he was kidnapped by gunmen while waiting at a car wash.” [AP]

Zimmerman on Prescription Drug That Causes Aggression, Memory Loss, When He Killed Trayvon [News One]

Phoenix 2, LA Kings 0, and the series isn’t over. Shane Doan scored twice. [Republic]

Circus shot by Chris Paul late in the Clippers’ loss Sunday night. [via @Jose3030]


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