Starting 5: Dan Marino Sues the NFL Over Concussions

Dan Marino
National Football League Hall of fame quarterback Dan Marino before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Yankees Grapefruit League baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Tampa, Florida March 9, 2013. Scott Iskowitz/Reuters

1. Dan Marino's Head Line

The former Miami Dolphin quarterback joins 14 other ex-players in a lawsuit alleging that the NFL misled them about the long-term effects of concussions. Marino, 52, threw 420 career touchdown passes--seemingly all of them against the Jets.

2. San Diego Padrezzzzzzzzz

The Pirates defeat the Padres 10-3 in a four-hour, four-minute snoozer at Petco Park. It was the longest nine-inning game in franchise history, as Padre pitchers tossed 249 balls (and occasionally, strikes) toward home plate and surrendered 16 hits and seven walks.

3. Corvallis Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Oregon State, the No. 1 seed in the College World Series, loses 4-2 to UC-Irvine on its home diamond and fails to advance to the super regional of 16 schools. The Beavers (45-14) become just the second overall No. 1 to fall in the regional stage.

4. Falcao Out

Radamel Falcao, a striker from Colombia, becomes the highest-profile player who will miss the World Cup due to injury (as opposed to being cut by Jurgen Klinsmann). Falcao, 28, scored 70 goals in 88 matches the previous two seasons with Atletico Madrid before tearing his ACL last January.

5. Murmurer's Row

The Yankees fail to score more than two runs for the fourth consecutive game, all played at Yankee Stadium, in a 10-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Looking ahead, the Yankees (29-27) have never finished below .500 in Derek Jeter's 18 full seasons. 

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