A's Bailey headed to Arizona for rehab stint


A's Bailey headed to Arizona for rehab stint

May 13, 2011A'S PAGE A'S VIDEO
Paul Gutierrez

OAKLAND -- A's closer Andrew Bailey is headed to Arizona for a "rehab stint" with the A's minor league extended spring training team and will pitch Saturday in Phoenix. He will throw one inning, perhaps as many as 30 pitches, according to A's manager Bob Geren.

"It's as close to a real game as you can get," Geren said. "It's a somewhat controlled environment.

"It's a stepping stone from a simulated game."

On the disabled list with a forearm strain since spring training, Bailey threw around 30 pitches in a simulated game in Texas on May 10.

Bailey had a breakout rookie season in 2009, saving 26 games with a 1.84 ERA on his way to the A.L. Rookie of the Year award. The two-time All-Star earned 25 saves in 28 opportunities in 2010 before an injury cut his season short after 47 appearances.

Raiders QB Derek Carr named to third straight Pro Bowl


Raiders QB Derek Carr named to third straight Pro Bowl

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is headed to his third consecutive Pro Bowl. He became eligible once New England qualified for the Super Bowl and Tom Brady was out of the running for next week’s NFL all-star game in Orlando.

Carr was the next alternate up, and accepted the invitation to represent the Silver and Black. Khalil Mack, Rodney Hudson, Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn were named to the original roster, though Penn has bowed out with injury.

Carr will join his teammates in Florida for game-week festivities, followed by the inter-conference clash on Sunday at noon at Camping World Stadium. The game can be seen on ABC.

He joins Rich Gannon and Ken Stabler as Raiders quarterbacks with at least three Pro Bowl selections. Carr had a down year relative to his previous two, but still posted standout numbers. He had 3,496 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and an 86.4 passer rating.

The Raiders finished a disappointing 6-10, and head coach Jack Del Rio was fired in favor of Jon Gruden.

“It was not the year we wanted, but to still be recognized by you, Raider Nation and fans everywhere, and the players and coaches you go against is an extremely high honor I will always be thankful for!” Carr wrote in a note posted on Twitter. “Although I am extremely blessed to be thought of in such a way by my peers, I understand there is more work to do. There is more to achieve and more to accomplish and I will now ret until we get there, Raider Nation!”

A hypnotized Nick Young dances with puppet at JaVale's birthday party


A hypnotized Nick Young dances with puppet at JaVale's birthday party

JaVale McGee turned 30 years old last Friday.

The Warriors were out of town, so the birthday party was on Sunday night.

And there were some epic moments indeed.

TMZ obtained video of a hypnotized Nick Young dancing with a puppet (click here to watch).

Young proceeds to kiss the puppet.

He then moonwalks to some Michael Jackson.

From scoring 16 points against the Rockets on Saturday night, to this.

You stay you, Swagy P.

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