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        === News Summaries from The Sports Network - Monday, May 25 ===
                  === Ray McDonald arrested, cut by Bears ===
 Lake  Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Troubled defensive lineman Ray McDonald
 was  released  by the Chicago Bears  Monday after being arrested on charges of
 domestic violence and child endangerment.
 Santa  Clara,  Calif., police  said Monday they  were dispatched to McDonald's
 home  at  3:48  a.m.  local  time, where  they  learned  McDonald  "physically
 assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby."
 McDonald  left  the residence before police  arrived. He was later located and
 arrested  at  a different  home in  San Jose, which,  reports said, belongs to
 former 49ers teammate Justin Smith.
 The  Bears  signed McDonald on  March 24 to  a one-year, $1.5 million contract
 that included no guaranteed money.
 "We  believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what
 our  expectations  were if he  was to remain  a Bear," Chicago general manager
 Ryan  Pace said in  a statement. "He was not able to meet the standard and the
 decision was made to release him."
 The  30-year-old McDonald  was arrested  in August  of last  year on  domestic
 violence  charges following  an altercation  with his  fiancee at  a party  in
 McDonald's  home.  The 49ers  publicly  stood  by  McDonald, allowing  him  to
 continue  to play  while the investigation was ongoing, and the case was later
 dropped in November due to a lack of evidence.
 McDonald  was released by the 49ers in December after being named as a suspect
 in a prior investigation for sexual assault.
 Over the past four seasons, McDonald started 59 regular-season games and eight
 postseason contests for the 49ers, compiling 14 1/2 sacks over that span.
               === Rangers' Josh Hamilton makes season debut ===
 Cleveland,  OH  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Embattled outfielder Josh Hamilton will
 make  his  season debut  Monday when  the Texas Rangers  take on the Cleveland
 Indians at Progressive Field.
 Hamilton  is playing left  field and batting fifth in his first game back with
 the Rangers since 2012.
 Texas  acquired Hamilton from the Angels on April 27 while he was still on the
 disabled  list  recovering from  offseason shoulder  surgery. He was activated
 from the 15-day DL prior to Monday's game.
 He  played  12 games in the  minors on rehab  assignment and hit .364 with one
 home run and six RBI.
 To  make room  on the roster, the  Rangers placed pitcher Neftali Feliz on the
 15-day  disabled  list with an axillary  abscess on his right side. The right-
 hander  is 1-2  with a 5.09 ERA and  six saves in 17 games this season. He was
 recently removed from the closer role.
 Hamilton  had an alcohol and cocaine relapse last offseason. Last month it was
 disclosed  Hamilton  would not  face  discipline  from Major  League  Baseball
 following  his recent  relapse into  substances  of abuse.  An arbitrator  was
 called in to decide the case.
 The  veteran outfielder  was suspended  between Feb.  2004 and  June 2006  for
 well-documented issues with substance abuse and undergoes regular drug testing
 as a condition of his reinstatement into baseball in 2006.
 The  34-year-old  slugger beat his early  addiction problems and became one of
 the  game's  most feared hitters over  a five-year span with the Texas Rangers
 from  2008-12. Hamilton was  named an AL All-Star in each of those seasons and
 captured the league's MVP award in 2010 when he batted .359 with 32 homers and
 100 RBI and helped the Rangers to the World Series.
 Hamilton signed a five-year, $125 million contract with the Angels in December
 of 2012, but had a disappointing first season with the club and was limited to
 just 89 games by injuries last year.
 The  1999  No. 1 overall pick  managed just 10 homers  and 44 RBI along with a
 .263  average in 2014,  missing nearly two months with a thumb injury and most
 of   September   with  shoulder   problems.  Hamilton   returned  for  the  AL
 Division  Series,  but was hitless  in 13 at-bats as  the Angels were swept by
 Kansas City.
 Hamilton admitted to having brief relapses with alcohol in both 2009 and 2012,
 though those incidents were not punishable under MLB's current drug policy.
                        === Blue Jays activate Reyes ===
 Toronto,  ON  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Toronto Blue Jays activated shortstop
 Jose  Reyes  from the 15-day disabled  list prior to Monday's game against the
 Chicago White Sox.
 Reyes  was placed on  the disabled list with a fractured left rib on April 28.
 He appeared in three games on a medical rehabilitation assignment with Triple-
 A Buffalo and batted .364 with two RBI.
 In  16 games this  season, Reyes is batting .250 with seven runs batted in and
 six runs scored.
 To make room on the roster, the Blue Jays optioned infielder Munenori Kawasaki
 to Buffalo.
              === Rays place Loney on DL with fractured finger ===
 St.  Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Rays have placed first
 baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured middle finger
 on his left hand, the team announced Monday.
 Loney,  who both  throws and  hits  left-handed, sustained  the injury  during
 Sunday's  game against  the Oakland Athletics. He previously spent time on the
 disabled list in April with a strained right oblique muscle.
 In 30 games this season, Loney is hitting .275 with two home runs and 11 RBI.
 In  addition to  Loney, shortstop  Asdrubal Cabrera  (mild left  groin strain)
 and  outfielder Steven  Souza Jr.  (left  wrist sprain)  exited Sunday's  game
 and are day-to-day.
 The  Rays  also recalled infielders Tim  Beckham and Jake Elmore from Triple-A
 Durham and optioned pitcher Preston Guilmet to Durham.
          === Orioles' Matusz gets 8-game ban for substance on arm ===
 Baltimore,  MD  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz
 was  suspended eight  games  by Major  League Baseball  for  having a  foreign
 substance on his arm during Saturday's game against Miami.
 Matusz,  who  was ejected in  the 12th  inning of a  1-0 loss, will appeal the
 The  left-hander became the second pitcher in a week to be ejected from a game
 for  using a  foreign substance.  Milwaukee Brewers  reliever Will  Smith also
 received an eight-game ban for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm
 in Atlanta on Thursday night.
 Matusz is 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 14 games this season.
                        === Royals place Duffy on DL ===
 Bronx,  NY  (SportsNetwork.com) - The  Kansas City Royals placed pitcher Danny
 Duffy on the 15-day disabled list Monday with left biceps tendinitis.
 The move is retroactive to May 17.
 Duffy  has made eight starts for the Royals this season, going 2-3 with a 5.87
 The  team filled  the roster  spot by  recalling lefty  Brandon Finnegan  from
 Triple-A  Omaha. Finnegan has made four relief appearances for the Royals thus
 far in 2015.
                   === Reds' Mesoraco finally goes on DL ===
 Cincinnati,  OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds placed catcher Devin
 Mesoraco  on the 15-day disabled list with a left hip impingement after he had
 not appeared behind the plate since April 12.
 An  April MRI showed  no structural damage in his hip, and the Reds hoped that
 time  off  from catching would help  him avoid a  stint on the DL. Instead, he
 could require potential season-ending surgery.
 Since  his  last appearance  at  catcher,  the  2014  All-Star has  served  as
 Cincinnati's designated hitter and made pinch-hitting appearances. Mesoraco is
 batting just .178 with a .275 on-base percentage in 23 games this season.
 To  take Mesoraco's spot on the roster, the Reds activated left-handed pitcher
 Manny  Parra  from the  DL. Parra  made seven  appearances out of Cincinnati's
 bullpen before missing a month with a neck injury.
                      === A's activate Zobrist from DL ===
 Oakland,   CA   (SportsNetwork.com)   -  The   Oakland   Athletics   activated
 infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
 Zobrist missed a month with a left medial meniscus tear in his knee. He batted
 .240 with a home run and eight RBI in 14 games prior to the DL stint.
 The  Athletics  opened a roster  spot by  sending outfielder Craig Gentry down
 to  Triple-A  Nashville. Gentry appeared in  one game after being called up on
 May 17.
                      === Brewers place Peralta on DL ===
 Milwaukee,  WI (SportsNetwork.com)  - Milwaukee  Brewers right-handed  pitcher
 Wily Peralta has landed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.
 Peralta  left his  last start on Friday after just four innings with tightness
 in  his  left side, but manager  Craig Counsell initially thought that Peralta
 would be ready to take his next turn in the rotation.
 Peralta,  26, is just 1-5 with a 4.00 ERA through nine starts in 2015. To take
 his  place on  the active  roster, the  Brewers recalled  right-handed pitcher
 David Goforth from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
                        === Pirates activate Morton ===
 Pittsburgh,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - The  Pittsburgh Pirates  have activated
 pitcher Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list.
 Morton,  recovering  from offseason hip surgery,  is slated to start his first
 game  of  the 2015 season  when Pittsburgh takes on  Miami Monday night at PNC
 The  31-year-old was 6-12  with a 3.72 earned run average in 26 starts for the
 Pirates last season.
 To make room for Morton on the roster, the Pirates designated pitcher Radhames
 Liz for assignment.
                   === Hot Murray moves on at French Open ===
 Paris,  France (SportsNetwork.com)  -  No.  3 seed  Andy  Murray  was an  easy
 opening-round winner Monday at the 2015 French Open.
 The  former world  No. 2 star improved to  a perfect 11-0 on clay this year by
 winning  eight of  the last nine games and handling Argentine Facundo Arguello
 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 on a windy Monday at Stade Roland Garros.
 Arguello,  who has played  12 of his 13 events on clay this year, committed 38
 unforced errors.
 The  in-form  Murray recently captured the  first two clay-court titles of his
 career in Munich and at a Masters 1000 event in Madrid.
 The  two-time Grand Slam champion has yet to reach a French Open final, as the
 athletic Brit is a two-time semifinalist here, including last year.
 Meanwhile,   fourth-seeded   Tomas  Berdych  cruised  into  the  second  round
 with a  6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka.
 The former Wimbledon runner-up Berdych  saved all three  break points he faced
 and  struck  a total of  32 winners. The Czech's  best result at Roland Garros
 came five years ago when he reached the semifinals.
 His second-round opponent will be fellow Czech Radek Stepanek.
 An  upset  came when Russian  Teymuraz Gabashvili upended 11th-seeded Spaniard
 Feliciano  Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (11-9), 6-3, while 12th-seeded Gilles Simon moved on
 by  overcoming promising fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 and
 13th-seeded  French favorite Gael Monfils snuck past fellow countryman Edouard
 Roger-Vasselin 6-2, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 7-5.
 In other action involving seeds, No. 17 Belgian David Goffin came back to best
 Serb  Filip Krajinovic 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), 6-1; No. 18 Spaniard Tommy Robredo
 fought  back  to  defeat  Kazakhstan's  Andrey Golubev  3-6,  6-1,  7-5,  6-3;
 No.  21 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay overcame Aussie Sam Groth 6-7 (5-7), 6-3, 6-3,
 6-3; No. 27 Aussie Bernard Tomic topped Italian Luca Vanni 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4;
 No.  28 Italian Fabio Fognini foiled Japan's Tatsuma Ito 6-3, 6-2, 6-2; No. 29
 Aussie  Nick  Kyrgios, slowed  by a  mid-match nosebleed, humbled Uzbekistan's
 Denis  Istomin  6-3, 6-4, 6-3; Austrian  veteran Jurgen Melzer took out No. 30
 Frenchman  Adrian Mannarino  7-6 (7-5),  6-3, 7-6  (7-4); No.  31 Serb  Viktor
 Troicki  got past  German Jan-Lennard Struff 6-2, 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1; and No.
 32 Spaniard Fernando Verdasco tackled Taro Daniel 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.
 Several  other men  reached the second round, including Argentine Juan Monaco,
 last  week's Geneva  champion  Thomaz  Bellucci of  Brazil,  last week's  Nice
 titlist  Dominic Thiem of Austria, Colombian Santiago Giraldo, France's Benoit
 Paire,  Italian Simone  Bolelli  and  rising Croatian  star  Borna Coric,  who
 downed American Sam Querrey 7-6 (10-8), 6-3, 0-6, 6-3.
 The  first  round is scheduled  to conclude  on Tuesday, including matches for
 world  No. 1  Novak  Djokovic and  reigning French  Open  champ Rafael  Nadal.
 Djokovic  will face  Finn Jarkko Nieminen, while the sixth-seeded former No. 1
 great Nadal will take on unheralded Frenchman Quentin Halys.
 Djokovic  is the reigning Aussie Open and Wimbledon champion who is a two-time
 French  Open runner-up to Nadal, including last year. The Serbian star needs a
 French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam.
 The  14-time Grand  Slam titlist Nadal is the all-time leader with nine French
 Open titles, including five straight here from 2010-14.
 Also  on  the Day 3 schedule  are seventh-seeded former Roland Garros finalist
 David  Ferrer,  ninth-seeded U.S.  Open champ  Marin Cilic, 10th-seeded Grigor
 Dimitrov and 16th-seeded American John Isner.
           === Sharapova, Azarenka roll; Venus exits French Open ===
 Paris,  France (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Reigning champion  and two-time  winner
 Maria  Sharapova  and her fellow  former world No.  1 Victoria Azarenka were a
 pair  of easy  opening-round victors, while Venus Williams bowed out Monday at
 the French Open.
 The  second-seeded  Sharapova eased past Estonian  Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 on the
 red clay at Court Chatrier.
 A coughing Sharapova was slowed by a cold on Day 2.
 "Sharapova's  grunt  sounds very weird  today. Maybe  it's the flu?" a tweeter
 speculated during the match.
 Sharapova  was  jeered by fans  after she refused to  carry out an on-court TV
 In  a post-match news conference she said, "I'm getting over it, and hopefully
 it will pass by soon."
 Sharapova  titled  here in 2012 and  last year when she bested Romanian Simona
 Halep in the final.
 The  five-time  Grand  Slam  champion  Sharapova  has  reached  at  least  the
 semifinals  the last  four years in Paris.  In addition to her two titles, the
 tall Russian was the 2013 Roland Garros runner-up to Serena Williams, who also
 got the best of Sharapova in January's Aussie finale.
 Sharapova's second-round opponent will be fellow Russian Vitalia Diatchenko.
 The  two-time Aussie  Open champion and two-time U.S. Open runner-up Azarenka,
 seeded  27th at this French fortnight, routed Spaniard Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor
 6-2, 6-1. Azarenka missed last year's French Open due to a foot injury.
 A  15th-seeded  Venus  was  vanquished by  fellow  American  Sloane  Stephens,
 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.
 The  seven-time  Grand Slam  winner Venus  was a French  Open runner-up to her
 younger sister Serena in 2002 and hasn't reached a quarterfinal in Paris since
 Meanwhile,  eighth-seeded Spaniard  Carla Suarez  Navarro, 11th-seeded  German
 Angelique  Kerber and  12th-seeded Karolina Pliskova also reached the round of
 Suarez  Navarro,  who  was  the  runner-up to  Sharapova  in  Rome  two  weeks
 ago,  advanced  with  a  6-2,  6-2  win  over  Romanian  Monica  Niculescu.  A
 two-time  French Open quarterfinalist, Suarez Navarro won her WTA-leading 32nd
 match of the year.
 Kerber,  who already  owns two clay-court titles this season, routed Hungarian
 Timea Babos 6-0, 6-1, while the Czech Pliskova handled Chinese Zhang Shuai 7-6
 (7-4), 6-4.
 Another upset came when German Annika Beck doused 14th-seeded former Wimbledon
 runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 at Stade Roland Garros.
 In  other  action involving  seeds, No.  17 former  French Open runner-up Sara
 Errani  of  Italy held off  American Alison Riske 7-6  (7-1), 2-6, 6-0; No. 19
 Ukrainian  Elina  Svitolina blitzed Belgian  Yanina Wickmayer 6-2, 6-2; No. 20
 former  Wimbledon runner-up  Sabine  Lisicki of  Germany  mauled Puerto  Rican
 Monica Puig 6-3, 6-2; Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova doused No. 27 Czech Barbora
 Strycova  7-6 (7-5),  6-2;  No.  26 Aussie  Samantha  Stosur drilled  American
 Madison Brengle 6-1, 6-3; No. 29 French favorite Alize Cornet overcame Italian
 Roberta  Vinci, a  runner-up in Nurnberg last  week, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1; and No. 30
 Romanian  Irina-Camelia Begu dismissed American Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-4, 7-6
 (8-6).  The former U.S. Open champion Stosur is fresh off her clay-court title
 in Strasbourg, France.
 Several  other  women reached  the second  round, including Romanian Alexandra
 Dulgheru,  Czech Lucie  Hradecka, Brit  Heather Watson  and France's  Virginie
 On  Tuesday, the  world No.  1  superstar Serena  will open  her stay  against
 Czech Andrea Hlavackova.
 Serena  owns 19  majors singles titles, including French Open ones in 2002 and
 2013. The powerful American is the reigning Aussie and U.S. Open champ and has
 lost only one match in 2015 (25-1).
 Also  taking to  the courts for first-round matches on Tuesday will be fourth-
 seeded  Wimbledon  titlist Petra  Kvitova, fifth-seeded former  No. 1 and 2014
 U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki, sixth-seeded Wimbledon runner-up Genie
 Bouchard  and  16th-seeded rising American  star Madison Keys, who reached the
 Aussie Open semis back in January.
         === Denver Pioneers make history with Division 1 Lax title ===
 Philadelphia,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Just nine east coast schools combined
 to win the first 43 Division 1 Men's Lacrosse championships.
 The Denver Pioneers crashed that party on Monday.
 Wesley  Berg,  Denver's all-time  leading scorer, scored  five times, and Ryan
 LaPlante  made 13 saves  to lead the fourth-seeded Pioneers to a 10-5 win over
 the sixth-seeded Maryland Terrapins.
 With  the win, Denver became the first school west of the Mississippi to win a
 Lacrosse championship, and Bill Tierney, already a Hall of Fame coach, won his
 seventh  championship  and became  the  first  coach to  win  a  title at  two
 different schools.
 Berg  ensured the Pioneers  would come out on top early. He scored the opening
 goal  less  than a  minute into  the game,  and he  put Denver  up 2-0 with an
 unassisted tally just a few minutes later.
 Maryland's  Colin Heacock  cut  the  Terps' deficit  in  half  on the  ensuing
 possession,  but Berg  completed his hat trick later in the quarter and former
 Terp Connor Cannizzaro scored to give the Pioneers a 4-1 lead after one.
 Matt  Rambo, a  Philadelphia-area native, scored one of Maryland's two second-
 quarter goals, but Denver led 5-3 at halftime.
 The  Terrapins faced  identical 5-3  deficits at  the half  in their  two most
 recent  championship appearances,  and history would repeat itself as Maryland
 dropped its eighth straight championship and has not won a title since 1975.
 Denver  opened  the  third quarter  with  the  first  three  goals to  open  a
 commanding  8-3 lead  against  the top  defensive team  in  the country.  Sean
 Cannizzaro,  Connor's  older brother, scored  with 1  1/2 minutes to play, and
 Berg's fifth goal with a minute to go began the celebration.
 Rambo  finished with two  goals and an assist, and Kyle Bernlohr made 10 saves
 for Maryland.
              === UCLA gets top seed for NCAA baseball tourney ===
 Indianapolis,  IN (SportsNetwork.com)  - UCLA is the top national seed for the
 2015 NCAA Division I baseball tournament.
 The Pac-12 champs finished the regular season with a 42-14 record, the second-
 highest win total in school history.
 The  other  seven national seeds  are LSU, Louisville, Florida, Miami-Florida,
 Illinois,  TCU and  Missouri State. Miami extended its NCAA record with a 43rd
 consecutive berth.
 The  tournament gets  underway on Friday with 16 four-team, double-elimination
 regionals.  The  regional champions will then  be paired off in eight best-of-
 three  super  regionals before the last  eight teams earn trips to the College
 World Series, which starts June 13 in Omaha, Nebraska.
                 === Kirk moves to No. 17 in world rankings ===
 Philadelphia,  PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Kirk claimed his fourth PGA Tour
 win on Sunday at Colonial and that helped him improve to No. 17 in this week's
 world rankings.
 Kirk improved six spots thanks to his come-from-behind victory.
 Rory  McIlroy missed the cut at Wentworth, but easily retained the No. 1 spot.
 Jordan Spieth did narrow the gap thanks to a tie for second place behind Kirk.
 Henrik  Stenson  was third again  and followed by  Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk and
 Justin  Rose. Sergio  Garcia and  Jason Day  exchanged places  for the  second
 straight week with Garcia up to seventh and Day down to eighth.
 Rickie  Fowler  remained ninth and  was again  trailed by Dustin Johnson, Adam
 Scott, Jimmy Walker, J.B. Holmes, Hideki Matsuyama and Patrick Reed.
 U.S.  Open  champion Martin Kaymer improved  two spots to 16th after tying for
 18th at Wentworth and was followed by Kirk.
 Matt  Kuchar  and Phil  Mickelson were both  down two spots  to 18th and 19th,
 respectively. Billy Horschel dipped one to 20th.
 Former U.S. Amateur winner Byeong Hun An claimed his first European Tour title
 at the BMW PGA Championship. He soared 78 spots to No. 54 in the new rankings.
                  === Reid soars in women's world rankings ===
 Philadelphia,  PA (SportsNetwork.com)  - Melissa Reid claimed her fifth Ladies
 European Tour win last week and soared in this week's world rankings.
 Reid  climbed  57 places to No.  107 after winning the Turkish Airlines Ladies
 Open for a second time. The event was a rare Sunday-to-Wednesday tournament.
 Lydia Ko remained the No. 1 player and was again followed by Inbee Park, Stacy
 Lewis, Hyo Joo Kim, Shanshan Feng, So Yeon Ryu and Brittany Lincicome.
 Cristie  Kerr and  Suzann Pettersen exchanged places again this week with Kerr
 up  to eighth. Lexi  Thompson was 10th again and followed by Michelle Wie, Amy
 Yang, Mirim Lee, Anna Nordqvist, Sei Young Kim, Karrie Webb, Azahara Munoz and
 Na Yeon Choi.
 In Gee Chun jumped three spots to 19th and Minjee Lee dipped one to 20th.
             === Levy tops U.S. Open qualifiers at Walton Heath ===
 Surrey, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexander Levy fired rounds of 66 and 67
 on Monday to grab the top spot at the U.S. Open qualifier at Walton Heath.
 Levy's  total  of 11-under-par  133 was  one better than  Shiv Kapur. Levy had
 eight birdies and two bogeys in his round of 66, then carded six birdies and a
 lone bogey in his second-round 67.
 Kapur mixed 12 birdies and two bogeys over his back-to-back rounds of 67.
 Those  two  both qualified as  did John  Parry, Alex Noren, Lucas Bjerregaard,
 Jason Palmer and Marcel Siem.
 Padraig  Harrington,  Peter Uihlein,  Ross  Fisher,  Robert Karlsson,  Nicolas
 Colsaerts  and  Mikko Ilonen, who will  defend his Irish Open title this week,
 were among those that failed to qualify.
 Alvaro  Quiros,  Matteo Manassero  and Thorbjorn Olesen  were among 22 players
 that either withdrew or were disqualified from the qualifier.
 05/25 17:52:28 ET