Died Golfer Calvin Peete, the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, died Wednesday morning. He was 71. The PGA Tour did not have a cause of death. Peete won 12 times on the PGA Tour and was the most accurate driver of his generation. He led the tour in driving accuracy every year from 1981 to 1990. He won The Players Championship in 1985 and played on two Ryder Cup teams. He is survived by his wife, Pepper, and seven children.
Fined Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA for public criticism of the officiating after the Game 5 loss to San Antonio.
Honored Atlanta’s Kyle Korver won the NBA Sportsmanship Award and will receive the Joe Dumars Trophy. New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was second in voting by the players.
Leaving Hundreds of climbers and Sherpas attempting to climb Mount Everest from the north side when a large earthquake struck the region are packing their gear and heading out after expedition leaders said Chinese authorities closed all climbing in Tibet for the spring.
Announced Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 next month. He is retiring at the end of the season.
• Tiger Woods added the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia to his summer schedule. The tournament announced that Woods has committed to the PGA Tour event at The Greenbrier resort starting July 2. Jack Nicklaus said earlier this month that Woods told him he would be at the Memorial, which is June 4-7. Woods said he’s also playing in the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, the British Open at St. Andrews and the Quicken Loans National in late July.
• Danica Patrick is losing GoDaddy as her primary car sponsor. The internet domain giant has decided to pull its sponsorship of Patrick’s No. 10 Chevrolet, which is fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing. The 33-year-old Patrick is in the final year of her contract at SHR.
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