May 25, 2011
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Buster Posey left the Giants' game against the Marlins Wednesday after a nasty collision at home plate.
With the game tied at six in the twelfth inning, Scott Cousins tagged from third on a shallow pop fly to Nate Schierholtz, whose throw short-hopped Posey.
Posey was unable to come up with the ball, and was immediately leveled by the speeding Cousins, whose hit twisted Posey's body over his left leg at an awkward angle.
URBAN: Painful losses to Marlins
Posey writhed in the dirt around homeplate as Bruce Bochy and trainers rushed out to his aid.
It appeared to be his left ankle that was injured, and after the medical staff did some preliminary tests on his leg, they helped Posey off the field and into the locker room.
Posey did not put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field.
Eli Whiteside replaced Posey in the game, and the Giants were unable to respond in the bottom of the frame, falling to the Marlins 7-6 in 12.
RECAP: Giants force extras, lose Posey and game in 12th
Posey extended his hitting streak to 13 games when he knocked a clean single into left field, part of a four-run game-tying ninth inning for the Giants.
The Oakland Raiders received conditional approval from the National Football League to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Shortly thereafter, owner Mark Davis issued the following statement:
“My father always said, ‘the greatness of the Raiders is in its future,’ and the opportunity to build a world-class stadium in the entertainment capital of the world is a significant step toward achieving that greatness. I would like to thank Commissioner Goodell, the National Football League and my 31 partners. I would also like to thank Governor Brian Sandoval and the Nevada Legislature for their commitment. Finally, I would like to thank Sheldon Adelson for his vision and leadership, without which this project never would have become a reality.
[RATTO: Raiders fans got remarkably little bang for their bucks, or for their hearts]
“The Raiders were born in Oakland and Oakland will always be part of our DNA. We know that some fans will be disappointed and even angry, but we hope that they do not direct that frustration to the players, coaches and staff. We plan to play at the Coliseum in 2017 and 2018, and hope to stay there as the Oakland Raiders until the new stadium opens. We would love nothing more than to bring a championship back to the Bay Area.”
The only owner who voted against the move was Miami's Stephen Ross, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Oakland Raiders media services contributed to this story
SAN JOSE – Marc-Edouard Vlasic returned to practice on Monday after missing two of the Sharks’ four games on their recently completed road trip.
Vlasic did not play in Tuesday’s game in Minnesota or Saturday’s game in Nashville with the flu, and was spotted walking with a slight limp after Friday’s game in Dallas when he took just one shift in the third period before departing.
Not surprisingly, center Logan Couture was missing after he took a deflected puck to the mouth on Saturday in Nashville and will miss some time, although the team has yet to update his condition.
Joe Thornton was also not at practice, although he was likely taking a maintenance day. Micheel Haley skated as a placeholder on his line with Jannik Hansen and Joe Pavelski.
With Couture out, Patrick Marleau centered a line with Melker Karlsson and Mikkel Boedker. Chris Tierney was between Joonas Donskoi and Timo Meier, while Tomas Hertl skated with Marcus Sorensen and Joel Ward.
Haley was set to have a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety on Monday for what the league called a “sucker punch” of Nashville’s Calle Jarnkrok on Saturday. News of his punishment is expected later in the day.