Sports News Sports News from en 60 Clippers' Blake Griffin has best game since elbow surgery In Blake Griffin's ninth game back after missing 15 because of a staph infection in his right elbow that required surgery, the Clippers' superstar power forward finally seemed back to his old self. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:58:00 -0500'%20Blake%20Griffin%20has%20best%20game%20since%20elbow%20surgery L.A. Times - Sports Alex Neil: ‘If I was at a club and a young manager came in, I would be asking: ‘Who is this?’ Norwich City manager, Alex Neil, has risen from obscurity and taken the club from outside of the play-offs to looking like contenders for promotion to the Premier League• Norwich City appoint Hamilton’s Alex Neil as their new managerThe default stance of someone in Alex Neil’s position would normally be to ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:43:00 -0500,%20I%20would%20be%20asking:%20%E2%80%98Who%20is%20this%3F%E2%80%99 Sport | The Guardian Northampton keep George North on sidelines while Wasps consider appeal • Brain tests continue after three concussion injuries since autumn• Wasps’ James Haskell ‘astounded’ by red card for Nathan Hughes• Wasps to contest Nathan Hughes three-week ban, says Dai YoungNorthampton could not confirm on Wednesday when George North will return to action. The Wales wing will miss the European Champions ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:33:33 -0500 Sport | The Guardian A Quick Point Guard’s Unconventional Path to UConn Moriah Jefferson, a junior who was home-schooled in Texas, and her teammates, many of whom were high school all-Americans, are trying to win UConn’s third national title in a row. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:32:29 -0500 NYT > Sports Bears sign former Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho The Chicago Bears signed outside linebacker Sam Acho to a one-year contract Tuesday. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:45:00 -0500 Sports - Chicago Tribune Blake Griffin likes Clippers' odds over any team in seven-game series The Clippers had won seven games in a row before they lost to the team with the best record in the league on Wednesday. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:24:00 -0500'%20odds%20over%20any%20team%20in%20seven-game%20series L.A. Times - Sports Britain’s Aaron Cook wants to compete for Moldova at Rio Olympics • 24-year-old has been granted passport from eastern European nation• Cook fell out with Team GB over selection for London 2012• Cook taekwondo row ‘embarrassing’ BritainBritish taekwondo fighter Aaron Cook has confirmed he plans to compete for Moldova at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Dorset-born Cook, 24, who was overlooked for ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:22:50 -0500 Sport | The Guardian Lakers waive Steve Nash to make room for rookie Jabari Brown The Lakers waived Steve Nash to make room for Jabari Brown the rest of the season, a transaction that allowed them to take a closer look at a rookie while officially saying goodbye to an old-timer who never lived up to expectations with the team. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:19:00 -0500 L.A. Times - Sports Grand National 2015: Jonjo O’Neill hoping Shutthefrontdoor runs a blinder • Aintree favourite has good chance despite being ‘a right old softie’• O’Neill discusses of educational skills used by Tony McCoyTony McCoy may be concerned to learn that his mount in next week’s Grand National has been described as “timid” and “soft” by no less an authority than its trainer, ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:15:47 -0500 Sport | The Guardian Blackhawks' Patrick Kane returns to practice, vows to remain patient He skated hard, he rifled wrist shots and he made crisp passes. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:13:00 -0500'%20Patrick%20Kane%20returns%20to%20practice,%20vows%20to%20remain%20patient Sports - Chicago Tribune Police ready to take hard line at Sunderland versus Newcastle match • Fears that late kick-off could fuel drunken misbehaviour• Miscreants ‘will be dealt with swiftly and firmly’• Newcastle United announce record profits of £19m for 2013-14 season Northumbria police have warned Sunderland and Newcastle United supporters that anyone caught provoking trouble during Sunday’s derby at the Stadium of Light can ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:10:47 -0500 Sport | The Guardian Saeed Ajmal’s new bowling action gives Worcestershire no guarantees • County ‘will have to wait and see’ on returning spinner’s technique• Ajmal was banned in September for throwing and forced to change action• Ajmal cleared to return after testingSaeed Ajmal is poised to return to county cricket this summer but his club admit there are doubts about the effectiveness ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:54:50 -0500 Sport | The Guardian Soccernomics: Globalization Under Attack, on the Soccer Field In an echo of debates elsewhere, the chairman of English soccer’s governing body is trying to restrict the number of foreigners. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:23:45 -0500,%20on%20the%20Soccer%20Field NYT > Sports 'Is the African-American coach becoming extinct?' When Tracy Dildy was growing up, watching men like Nolan Richardson roam the sideline at Arkansas and John Thompson win an NCAA tournament championship at Georgetown inspired his career choice. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:57:00 -0500'Is%20the%20African-American%20coach%20becoming%20extinct%3F' Sports - Chicago Tribune Jockey Lewis Ferguson escapes unhurt after spectacular fall at Wincanton • Teenager survives afrter hitting final fence at Wincanton• ‘It was amazing, I’ve never seen anything like it’It’s fair to say Lewis Ferguson won’t forget his fifth professional ride in a hurry.The 18-year-old amateur jockey for Paul Nichols Racing was riding 4/7 favourite Merrion Square in the 4.20 John Dufosee ... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:54:48 -0500 Sport | The Guardian