Sports Headlines - June 4

Dan Marino withdraws from concussion lawsuit

It’s been a strange 24 hours for Dan Marino.

On Tuesday, it was announced his name was attached to a lawsuit filed by 15 players in a Philadelphia Federal Court last week. The plaintiffs joined more than 4,800 others who have alleged that the NFL misled players about the long-term dangers of concussions, of which the league has denied.

Marino said in a statement that he authorized a claim to be filed on his behalf just in case he needed future medical coverage should he suffer from the effects of head trauma, but he didn’t realized he would be automatically listed as a plaintiff in a suit against the NFL.

He said it is not necessary at this time for him to be a part of the current lawsuit and withdrew his name late yesterday.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and medical monitoring and does not specify any medical problems suffered by the plaintiffs, including Marino.

Florida tops 'Bama for NCAA Softball Championship

It was a battle of the SEC for the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City this week, and out of that came a sweep from the Florida Gators over the Alabama Crimson Tide to claim their first NCAA Softball championship.

This was Florida’s third ever trip to the Finals and the first time they’ve ever finished on top. Florida coach Tim Walton chose not to start ace pitcher Hannah Rogers in Game 2, but she entered in the sixth after Lauren Haeger and freshman Delanie Gourley handed her a lead.

Rogers gave up one run in two innings and earned the save in the 6-3 clincher.

In addition to the title, Rogers was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after going 4-0 in five appearances at the Women’s College World Series and posting a 1.00 earned run average.

Rangers fall back to .500 after loss to O's

The Texas Rangers fell back to a .500 record last night with a crushing loss to the Orioles.

Nelson Cruz hit a giant three-run homer in his return to Texas, garnering him his 21st home run on the year, making him the league’s current leader.

The Rangers fell 8-3 to the Orioles, but hope to bounce back tonight in Rangers ballpark.


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