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Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Denounces NFL Draft Leaks

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Denounces NFL Draft LeaksDoug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the NFL gets closer to the Draft, more and more information is leaked about perspective prospects, possibly to manipulate the draft boards. Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert thinks it has to stop. "I think it's horrible," Colbert added. "I think it's really bad for our profession when people use whatever means they use to get information out to try to influence the draft and they talk about a kid's test score, a kid's injury, a kid's character. I think that's awful. It's disrespectful to our profession, it's disrespectful to the game, it's disrespectful to the kid." "We don't believe in mock drafts and what people are saying about other teams because so much of it is misinformation," he continued. "You'd just lose your mind trying to figure out what everyone's going to do. We're going to be true to what we do and feel good about it and live with it." The first round of the NFL Draft is April 30. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Reds’ Starting Pitcher Homer Bailey Lands on the DL with Elbow Injury

Reds’ Starting Pitcher Homer Bailey Lands on the DL with Elbow InjuryJason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The start of the 2015 season has been disastrous for Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey. The team announced that he will need to go back on the disabled list with an elbow ligament sprain. The severity of the injury if not known just yet, so there is no timetable for when he could return to the mound. Bailey missed the first couple weeks of the season as he was still recovering from surgery last September to repair a torn flexor mass tendon near his elbow. When he did pitch this season, the 29-year-old Bailey struggled mightily, going 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two starts. Bailey is in the second year of a six-year, $105 million contract. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blue Jays Place Shortstop Jose Reyes on the DL

Blue Jays Place Shortstop Jose Reyes on the DLTony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Another season brings yet another trip to the disabled list for shortstop Jose Reyes as the Toronto Blue Jays announced they've placed the former All-Star on the DL with a cracked rib. Reyes tried to played through the injury, but found it to be too difficult. He thinks he suffered the injury a check swing earlier in the month against the Baltimore Orioles. Despite sticking in the lineup, Reyes struggled, going just 3-for-23 (.130) with zero extra-base hits over his last six games. A switch hitter during his career, Reyes experimented batting strictly from the right-side to try and play through the injury. Despite his talent, Reyes has had trouble staying on the field for years. While he did play in 143 games in 2014 and 160 games in 2012, he's missed at least 25 games five out of the last seven seasons. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cavaliers J.R. Smith Suspended Two Games

Cavaliers J.R. Smith Suspended Two GamesJim McIssac/Getty Images (CLEVELAND) -- The NBA has suspended J.R. Smith two games after the Cavaliers guard backhanded Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder, the league announced Monday. During the third quarter of Cleveland's game four victory over Bost...

Rangers’ Zuccarello Out Indefinitely

Rangers’ Zuccarello Out IndefinitelyLen Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- After taking a puck to the head in Friday's game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello will be out indefinitely. Zuccarello suffered the injury when teammate Ryan McDonagh fir...

UFC’s Jones Turn’s Self In After Hit-and-Run

UFC’s Jones Turn’s Self In After Hit-and-RunAstrid Stawiarz/Getty Images (NEW MEXICO) -- UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has turned himself into Albuquerque police after leaving the scene of an accident. Jones ran from his rental car after running a red light and striking another car being driven by a pregnant woman in her 20's. The young woman who Jones struck with his car suffered a broken arm and as a result the misdemeanor hit-and-run was upgraded to a felony. According to police records, authorities found a rental agreement in Jones' name in the car as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Under New Mexico law, Jones could face a minimum of 18 months in jail or as many as 18 years. According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, Jones could avoid jail time if he were to settle outside of court with the woman. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Prospect Shane Ray Cited for Pot Possession

Prospect Shane Ray Cited for Pot PossessionJonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images(MISSOURI) -- Just days before the NFL draft, Missouri Tigers edge rusher Shane Ray has been cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession and a traffic violation. The arresting officer detected the smell of marijuana after pulling over Ray, and after inspecting the vehicle found an amount in his possession. Ray was issued a citation for not driving in the right lane of highway and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana. Shane released the following statement on Monday night: "I’d like to apologize to my mother, fans and prospective NFL teams for my poor judgement Monday morning. I am embarrassed and realize there are consequences for my actions. I was not under the influence nor impaired, therefore I was not detained. Fortunately, Mondays incident only resulted in a citation. I will make better choices in the future. It is imperative that I continue to strive to better myself. My future NFL career has been something I have always dreamed about and is very important to me. I commit that my actions will represent that. There are no excuses here and I will take the necessary steps to ensure this will not happen again. I will not jeopardize my ability to have a positive impact on and off the field moving forward.” Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/27/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/27/15Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Milwaukee Bucks 94 – Chicago Bulls 88 (Bulls lead series, 3-2) Brooklyn Nets 120 – Atlanta Hawks 115 (Series tied at 2-2) NHL Playoffs – First Round: Washington Capitals 2 – New York Islanders 1 (Capitals win series, 4-3) Tampa Bay Lightning 5 – Detroit Red Wings 2 (Series tied at 3-3) MLB: Chicago Cubs 4 (11-7) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (11-9) New York Mets 3 (15-5) – Miami Marlins 1 (8-12) Cincinnati Reds 9 (9-10) – Milwaukee Brewers 6 (4-16) New York Yankees 4 (12-8) – Tampa Bay Rays 1 (11-9) Atlanta Braves 8 (10-9) – Washington Nationals 4 (7-13) Boston Red Sox 6 (11-9) – Toronto Blue Jays 5 (9-11) Kansas City Royals 6 (13-6) – Cleveland Indians 2 (6-12) Philadelphia Phillies 4 (8-12) – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (12-6) Chicago White Sox (8-9) @ Baltimore Orioles (9-10) (postponed) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Marlins Designated C Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Assignment

Marlins Designated C Jarrod Saltalamacchia for AssignmentBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- The Miami Marlins designated catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia for assignment on Monday. If no team claims him on the waiver wire, he will become a free agent. The Marlins signed Saltalamacchia to a three-year contract, worth $21 million, prior to the 2014 season. In 123 games with Miami, he batted .209 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs. Saltalamacchia is just 2-for-29 (.069) with one home run on the season. With the nine-year veteran playing poorly, the Marlins turned to J.T. Realmuto as their starting catcher. Saltalamacchia won a World Series title in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mark Sanchez Explains Why the Eagles Signed Tim Tebow

Mark Sanchez Explains Why the Eagles Signed Tim TebowJeff Zelevansky/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez isn't worried that his job is in jeopardy after the team signed Tim Tebow to a one-year deal. "He's obviously a great guy, he works hard. And we needed another guy to throw while [Sam Bradford] is still recovering," Sanchez told CSNPhilly.com. "So that's kind of the reason there [for the signing], at least as it was explained to me." Sanchez and Tebow were both teammates back in 2012, but Tebow played sparingly. After starting eight games for the Eagles in 2014, Sanchez re-signed with the Eagles for up to $16 million over two years. "Coach Kelly knows what he's doing," Sanchez added. "Don't worry too much. It's only April. Things will fall into place. We'll be just fine." Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game during his lone season with the Jets in 2012. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Royals’ Lorenzo Cain Says Feud with White Sox Over

Royals’ Lorenzo Cain Says Feud with White Sox OverBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Kansas City Royals' outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who was among those suspended by Major League Baseball following the brawl between his team and the Chicago White Sox, says the bad blood between the two teams has been resolved. Six players overall, including Cain, were suspended by Major League Baseball for a total of 26 games as a result of the scuffle. "I think we got all our emotions out that night and I think it's over and done with," Cain said. "I think we're going to try to go out here and go back to just playing baseball and leave it at that." "It shouldn't have escalated to that point in the first place," Cain added. "Once it gets to that point, it's up to them to decide on the suspensions." Cain received a two-game suspension for his role in the brawl, but is currently appealing. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Nationals’ Max Scherzer Thinks It’s Time for the NL to Add the DH

Nationals’ Max Scherzer Thinks It’s Time for the NL to Add the DHPhotos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- After hurting his thumb during at-bat, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer thinks the National League should add the designated hitter like the American League. Scherzer, who will miss his next scheduled start because of the thumb injury, also hurt his wrist in the process. His injury comes at a time when St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles over the weekend after stumbling out of the batters box during an at-bat. With injuries piling up for pitchers, Scherzer thinks a change is needed. "If you look at it from the macro side, who'd people rather see hit: Big Papi or me?" Scherzer told CBS Sports. "Who would people rather see, a real hitter hitting home runs or a pitcher swinging a wet newspaper? Both leagues need to be on the same set of rules. "If you look at it long-term, I think eventually there will be a DH in the National League," Scherzer added. It is currently unknown if Scherzer will need to miss more than one start. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Canadiens Eliminate Senators in Six

Canadiens Eliminate Senators in SixJared Wickerham/Getty Images (OTTAWA) -- Canadiens goalie Carey Price was clearly tired of playing against the Ottawa Senators and eager to send Montreal to the second round. He stopped 43 shots on way to Montreal's 2-0 shutout over Ottawa. Brendan Gallagher's goal in the first period was all the Canadiens needed and Max Pacioretty sealed the game with an empty netter in the third to seal the victory.  "I know some people thought it would be pretty easy for us to get the fourth win, but we knew they were a capable team that battled hard all season to get into the playoffs," Montreal's P.K. Subban said. "I like the way we had to win this series." "We deserved it. We worked for it. I thought we had some bounces early in the series. We didn't get them as the series went on, but today we stuck to the plan regardless of what happened. And when you have Carey Price back there, it makes everything a lot easier," he added. The Canadiens will face the winner of the Detroit, Tampa Bay series, of which the Red Wings currently lead the Lightning 3-2. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Grizzlies’ Conley Out Game 4

Grizzlies’ Conley Out Game 4Christopher Trotman/Getty Images (MEMPHIS) -- The Memphis Grizzlies are on the cusp of eliminating the Portland Trailblazers from the first round of the playoffs, but they will have go without point guard Mike Conley in game four. Conley's face was on the receiving end of Portland's C.J. Miller's elbow in the third quarter of Saturday's 115-109 victory. "Mike Conley has a facial injury, we flew him back to Memphis to be reevaluated, he will be out for Game 4," said Memphis head coach Dave Joerger. Conley was taken to a medical facility Saturday evening and was released later the same night to return for team dinner. Conley has averaged 16 points per game in Portland's three victories. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

UFC’S Jones A Suspect in Hit And Run

UFC’S Jones A Suspect in Hit And RunAstrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(NEW MEXICO) -- UFC Champion Jon Jones is under suspicion by Albuquerque police for a hit-and-run accident Sunday. MMAfighting.com reports that police have said Jones "is the suspect." "The Albuquerque Police Department is actively seeking UFC Fighter Jon Jones for questioning in regards to his possible involvement in a hit-and-run accident, near the intersection of Juan Tabo and Southern, in Southeast Albuquerque early this morning, April 26, 2015," police said in a press release. "A pregnant female in her 20's, who was the driver of a separate vehicle, was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries." Jones tested positive for cocaine in January during and out-of-competition screening. He was fined $25,000 by the UFC for violating its Code of Conduct and checked himself into a rehab facility.  In 2012, Jones was cited for DUI after crashing his car into a telephone pole in New York.     Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Prospect Collins Failed Multiple Drug Tests At LSU

Report: Prospect Collins Failed Multiple Drug Tests At LSUJonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Just days before the NFL draft, reports have surfaced that LSU defensive back Jalen Collins has "multiple failed" drug tests while enrolled at the university, according to NFL Network. Collins played in all 13 games for LSU this past season snagging one interception and racking up 38 tackles. After running a 4.5 40-yard dash at the combine, it was discovered that he had an incomplete Jones fracture in his fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Collins underwent surgery soon after to correct the break. Collins was projected to be a late first to early second round pick before the report. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kurt Busch Wins at Richmond

Kurt Busch Wins at RichmondChris Graythen/Getty Imgages for NASCAR(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Kurt Busch snapped a long 35-race losing streak on Sunday at Richmond International Speedway after he held off Stewart-Haas racing teammate Kevin Harvick. Busch led 291 of the 400 laps and credited his team for his successful day. "We're winners in April. It feels good," Busch said. "Plenty of time to do fun things to build the team up, get stronger, learn from all these races coming up and continue to go forward." "Like [team owner] Gene Haas said: One win is great. I want four or five more," Busch continued. Busch missed the first three races due to a suspension after his alleged domestic assault on an ex-girlfriend, but said he was always confident he'd be able to focus on the track. "Standing on the truth the whole time, that gave me the feeling of, when I do get back to the car, it's going to be easy to focus, and I think I've shown that," Busch said. After starting the race in 36th, Jimmie Johnson finished in third place. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Cavaliers Sweep Celtics, Love Hurts Shoulder

Cavaliers Sweep Celtics, Love Hurts ShoulderMike Ehrmann/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers took care of business and swept the Boston Celtics out of the first round of the playoffs on Sunday 101-93. Kevin Love left in the first quarter after suffering a dislocated shoulder and did not return and is questionable moving forward in the playoffs. "That's just not a basketball play," Love said of the way Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk tangled up his right arm with Love's left.  "I expect it to be physical, but when it has to go to that length it's just not the way it's supposed to be, that's not how you play basketball." LeBron James scored 27 and Kyrie Irving added 24 in the sweep. "It didn't look like a basketball play," James said of the Love injury.  "I've seen a lot of tie-ups in my day and that tie-up was a little different." "You want to play the game of basketball the right way, but you never want it to get out of hand when you have injuries," James continued.   Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas had 21 in the loss and Avery Bradley finished with 16. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pelicans to Offer Anthony Davis Max Contract

Pelicans to Offer Anthony Davis Max ContractLisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Pelicans officials plan to be aggressive as possible in presenting Anthony Davis with a maximum five-year deal that could exceed $140 million, according to league sources. The exact figures will depend on how much the NBA salary cap actually rises in 2016, but sources told ESPN.com that the Pelicans indeed intend to present Davis with the biggest offer they can once the window for negotiations opens July 1. The Pelicans would then have until Oct. 31 to convince Davis to sign a five-year deal that makes him their designated player. Davis just joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and Bob McAdoo as the only players in league history ‎to average at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in their first four NBA playoff games. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on DL with Hamstring Injury

Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on DL with Hamstring InjuryRon Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers put Yasiel Puig on the 15-day disabled list due to a tight left hamstring before Sunday's game at Petco Park, marking the first time the outfielder has been on the DL inhis career. Puig aggravated the injury trying to beat out a groundball to third base Friday night. He first injured his hamstring April 13 and had been in and out of the lineup since then. Puig tried testing the injury by running on the field and hitting in the indoor batting cage. "I think he's disappointed, because he thinks he's going to be ready to play in four or five days," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "That's the tough part. Being ready to play and being 100 percent are different. Yasiel plays at one speed. I think we see that. There's no real putting the governor on him. He's just going to play at that speed. It's tough for him to say, 'Hey, you've got to back off.' That's where you've got to protect him from himself." Puig was batting .279 with two home runs on the young season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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