Today in sports: Tim Tebow gets booed at a Yankee game, a yacht race turns deadly in San Francisco, New Orleans gets the NBA All-Star Game, Boston's too hot for a good marathon, and Derrick Rose is still complaining.
New York's baseball fans don't seem to think much of the Jets' new backup quarterback, Tim Tebow, who received a Yankee Stadium-load of boos when a non-JumboTron screen showed him in the crowd. What's funny is that even though Tebow is now the hometown boy, it was Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, who he was sitting next to, who managed to win over the crowd with his headwear, which Tebow could not. Both wore Yankee caps, and both got booed. "But those boos quickly turned to cheers when Wade held up his Yankees cap," the AP reported. Tebow apparently needs to do more than wear the right hat to win the favor of his new fan base. Perhaps he should stick to courting Floridians. [MyWay / AP]
The San Francisco sailing world is grieving Monday after the Coast Guard ended its search for four members of a yacht's crew who were washed overboard during a race around the Farallon Islands Saturday. One other sailor was confirmed dead and three survived. For anybody who's braved the often rough waters off the Golden Gate, the disaster really is a mariner's worst fears coming true: The boat, Low Speed Chase, took a wave across its broadside while rounding the Farallones, 28 miles off the San Francisco coast, washing five of its eight-member crew overboard. When the remaining three turned to try to rescue them, another wave hit them and drove the boat into the rocky shore of the islands, washing two more off and leaving one on board with a broken leg. Those two managed to climb to safety, and the one on board was rescued, but one of the initial five who went in was found dead, and the other four have disappeared. [SF Chronicle / LA Times]