Major League Baseball lost a top notch young talent when Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident. Elsewhere, Andrew Bynum is back for the Los Angeles Lakers and two German clubs grabbed strong results in the first leg of the UEFA Cup.

Nick Adenhart, just 22, was considered as one of the top young pitching prospects in the game and leaves way too early. Our condolences go out to the Adenhart and Angels families.

The Lakers now have three more games to get Andrew Bynum back into the mix as they look to return to the Finals and grab the title.

Sticking with the NBA, Mark Cuban says no to wanting Shaq.

Luol Deng has suffered a setback in his recovery from a broken leg and is being shut down.

And here is some talk of Allen Iverson maybe coming to Europe.

Speaking of European basketball, Barcelona blasted past Tau Ceramica in Game 5 of their Quarterfinal Playoffs, meaning the Euroleague Final Four is set.

Here is Jeff Taylor’s take on Spartak Moscow Region’s EuroLeague Women three-peat.

And Kris Santiago takes a look at top five African U.S. college basketball players this season.

Heading over to football, two German clubs took big steps to reaching the UEFA Cup semi-finals as Hamburg and Werder Bremen both grabbed 3-1 home victories in their quarter-final first legs against Manchester City and Udinese Calcio, respectively.

The other two UEFA Cup quarters saw Shakhtar beat Marseille 2-0 and PSG and Dynamo Kiev played to a scoreless draw in Paris.

Two other stories, the on-going probe into USC doesn’t paint good picture as Reggie Bush and OJ Mayo could end up bringing down the California university.

And here’s a shocker, France’s anti-doping agency accused seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of violating its rules.

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