Tuesday's Sports In Brief

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 22, 2013 at 2:28 am •  Published: May 22, 2013
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NFL

BOSTON (AP) — The NFL will celebrate its 50th Super Bowl in northern California, where its newest, most high-tech venue is being built. That makes South Florida, in the midst of a spat over expensive stadium renovations, a loser for the 2016 game.

And Miami took a double defeat when Houston was awarded the 2017 championship game.

In two separate votes, NFL owners went with both the San Francisco Bay Area and Houston on the first ballot at their spring meetings. The 49ers' new home is set to open next year in Santa Clara, and will host the first Super Bowl in the area since 1985.

Houston previously hosted the 2004 Super Bowl.

NBA

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the NBA lottery odds again.

The Cavaliers won the lottery for the second time in three years, giving them the No. 1 pick for the June 27 draft. Gilbert, owner Dan Gilbert's bowtie-wearing son, was on stage for another victory. After he won it in 2011, the Cavs used the pick to take eventual Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving.

The Magic will pick second, while the Wizards vaulted from the No. 8 spot to third.

Ten years after winning the lottery that landed them LeBron James, the Cavaliers picked up another opportunity to help speed up the rebuilding process since his departure to Miami in 2010.

The potential No. 1 pick this year is Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel.

SOCCER

NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping their baseball success will translate to titles in another sport, the Yankees are teaming with English power Manchester City to own a Major League Soccer expansion team in New York that will start play in 2015.

The team, the 20th in a league that has doubled in size in two decades, will be called New York City Football Club. It has less than two years to find a temporary home while also focusing on where it wants to build a permanent stadium.

Manchester City, owned by Sheik Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, will be the controlling owner. The Yankees will have an interest of 20 percent to 25 percent.

NHL

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic formed a productive partnership on the ice during their playing days, leading the Colorado Avalanche to two Stanley Cup titles.

Now, Avalanche fans are hoping they're reunited again to steer the foundering franchise back to the glory days. According to reports, the Hall of Fame goaltender could possibly be in line to become the team's next head coach.

The organization remains silent on the report, saying in an email to The Associated Press that the Avs "won't comment on any speculation on this issue."

Joe Sacco was fired April 28 after the Avs finished last in the Western Conference.

PISTORIUS SHOOTING

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Carl Pistorius, the brother of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius, cried as a magistrate acquitted him of culpable homicide and negligent driving in the death of a woman.

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