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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.

Adam Wainwright Expected to Miss Rest of Season

Adam Wainwright Expected to Miss Rest of SeasonElliot J. Schecter/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright is expected to miss the rest of the 2015 season due to an Achilles injury he suffered Saturday night while stumbling out of the batter's box, a source told ESPN's Jim Bowden, confirming an earlier report by Fox Sports. The Cardinals placed Wainwright on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with what they termed as an Achilles injury.  He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. "My foot just shut down on me," Wainwright said Saturday after the Cardinals' 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Wainwright had a 2-0 lead when he stumbled getting out of the batter's box on his popup that led off the fifth inning. He was helped off the field by a trainer and left the game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

A’s Place Zobrist On DL

A’s Place Zobrist On DLThearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- The Oakland Athletics have placed Ben Zobrist on the 15-day disabled list as he will undergo surgery to repair torn cartilage in his knee. "I'm disappointed. I just didn't feel like I could be the player that this team needs me to be in the condition I was trying to play in," Zobrist said. "So I got to get it cleaned up and get back out here as soon as possible." Zobrist hurt his knee sliding into second base when Oakland was playing Kansas City on Sunday. He rested for a few days but could not play through the pain when the team utilized him as a designated hitter Thursday against the Angels. "I just wasn't getting out of the box well at all, and frankly, the worst thing out of it was just trying to swing," he said. "When I swung right-handed specifically it put a lot of pressure on that front knee, the left knee. I just didn't feel like I was in the kind of condition I need to be to help the club." Zobrist has one home run, eight RBI and is batting .240 through 56 plate appearances this season.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Gary Bettman Dismisses “Katy Perry” Chants Towards Ducks Perry

Gary Bettman Dismisses “Katy Perry” Chants Towards Ducks PerryDebora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- As the Stanley Cup Playoffs roll on in the NHL the intensity of both the player and the fans has been ratcheted up.  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked if he found any issue with Anaheim Ducks winger Corey Perry having chants of "Katy Perry" directed at him by the fans.  “You’re suggesting that the crowd saying ‘Katy Perry’ to Corey Perry was sexist? Or misogynist?” he asked. “I don’t think taunting chants at players on the other side of the ice is intended to be sexist in the slightest. It’s like when you call a goaltender a sieve, they chant that. Is that now inappropriate also?”  The Anaheim Ducks swept the Winnipeg Jets in the first round of the playoffs. Perry had seven points in the series, scoring three goals and adding four assists. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2015 ABC News Radio

MLB Hands Suspensions Down from Royals-White Sox Brawl

MLB Hands Suspensions Down from Royals-White Sox BrawlPhotos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The damage has been done from the brawl between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox on Thursday night as Major League Baseball handed down suspensions from the incident. Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura received a seven-game suspension, starting pitcher Edinson Volquez received a five-game suspension, outfielder Lorenzo Cain received a two-game suspension, and pitcher Kelvin Herrera received a two-game suspension. For the White Sox, starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Chris Sale received five-game suspensions. It all started in the fourth inning when Yordano Ventura hit first baseman Jose Abreu with a pitch. White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale then plunked Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. In the sevneth inning, White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton grounded out to Ventura, who then proceeded to yell something at Eaton that upset him. Benches eventually cleared that saw the two teams come to blows. Unless appealed, all suspensions are scheduled to be effective on Sunday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mariners Place Starting Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma on the DL

Mariners Place Starting Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma on the DLMike McGinnis/Getty Images(SEATTLE) --The 2015 regular season has gotten off to a disastrous season for Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. After two poor starts, the team has placed Iwakuma on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain. "[We] felt it best to back him off and put him on the DL to give him time to make sure this thing, it's a long season we don't want this thing to be an aggravated issue as we go through the next 5½ months," Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "We'll know a little more tonight. At this point we're hoping it's nothing more than shoulder fatigue and something very small." The team wanted Iwakuma to throw a bullpen session on Friday and determine where he was from a health standpoint. Not only did his shoulder not feel any better, he felt stiffness in his back and the team decided to shut him down. In three starts this season, Iwakuma is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jonathan Papelbon Would Like to Be Traded If Phillies Continue to Lose

Jonathan Papelbon Would Like to Be Traded If Phillies Continue to LoseLen Redkoles/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have stumbled out of hte gate to begin the 2015 season, and if they don't pick it up, closer Jonathan Papelbon would like to be traded. Papelbon is still an elite closer, but with the Phillies just 6-11, his skills largely go wasted because the team can't get to him enough. In an interview with CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury, Papelbon was asked he'd be disappointed if he wasn't traded. “Yeah, I will be,” Papelbon said. “If we continue to lose. “If we can rebuild this situation and make it right, and we can get some wins underneath our belt and Ryne Sandberg can get us going, that’s a whole different story. To me, that’s a better part of the story because now I’ve been a part of this remodeling. I’ve been a part of getting this bullpen correct. I’ve been a part of something that’s becoming a winning tradition and going back to the way it was before I got here. To me, there’s no better reward than that.” Papelbon is a four-time All-Star, and has yet to give up and earned run this season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/24/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/24/15Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Houston Rockets 130 - Dallas Mavericks 128 (Rockets Lead Series 3-0) Washington Wizards 106 - Toronto Raptors 99 (Wizards Lead Series 3-0) San Antonio Spurs 100 - Los Angeles Clippers 73 (Spurs Lead Series 2-1) Stanley Cup Playoffs:  New York Rangers 2 - Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (F/OT) (Rangers Win Series 4-1) Ottawa Senators 5 - Montreal Canadiens 1 (Canadiens Lead Series 3-2) Minnesota Wild 4 - St. Louis Blues 1 (Wild Lead Series 3-2) MLB: Boston Red Sox 7 (10-7) - Baltimore Orioles 5 (7-10) New York Yankees 6 (10-7) - New York Mets 1 (13-4) Cleveland Indians 13 (6-9) - Detroit Tigers 1 (11-6) Tampa Bay Rays 12 (9-8) - Toronto Blue Jays 3 (9-8) Philadelphia Phillies 1 (6-11) - Atlanta Braves 0 (8-8) Chicago Cubs 7 (9-7) - Cincinnati Reds 3 (8-9) (F/11) Miami Marlins 3 (6-11) - Washington Nationals 2 (7-10) St. Louis Cardinals 3 (11-4) - Miwaukee Brewers 0 (3-14) Colorado Rockies 6 (10-7) - San Francisco Giants 4 (7-11) Seattle Mariners 2 (7-9) - Minnesota Twins 0 (6-10) Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (9-8)- Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (8-8) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: Angels to Trade Josh Hamilton

Report: Angels to Trade Josh HamiltonRonald Martinez/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- After two disastrous seasons with the Angels, Los Angeles appears poised to trade Josh Hamilton back to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports.  Hamilton, a recovering alcoholic and former drug abuser, suffered a relapse this offseason. He was facing at least a 25 game suspension until a five-person arbitration panel ruled that he would not be suspended.  The day of the decision the Angels released a statement:  "The Angels have serious concerns about Josh’s conduct, health and behavior and we are disappointed that he has broken an important commitment which he made to himself, his family, his teammates and our fans. We are going to do everything possible to assure he receives proper help for himself and for the well-being of his family.”  The Angels signed Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million deal in2013 after he spent the previous five seasons with the Rangers.  He never captured the same magic with the Angels that rejuvenated his career in Texas. The 2010 MVP, hit only 31 home runs in two seasons with L.A. -- he hit 43 in 2012 -- and his batting average steadily declined topping out at .263 in 2014.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tony Romo: We’re ‘Going to Win a Super Bowl Next Year’

Tony Romo: We’re ‘Going to Win a Super Bowl Next Year’Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo likes his teams chances headed into next season. Romo, who was receiving the Nancy Lieberman Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dream Ball Gala in Dallas recently, said that the team is "going to win a Super Bowl next year," ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer reports. Romo said he wants to win a Super Bowl so bad for the Jones family, teammate Jason Witten, and head coach Jason Garrett. "I literally want to win it so bad for them, for the people around me who have helped me," Romo said. "They've allowed me to achieve my dreams and my goals. Without them, I'm not there, I promise you. I'm not where I'm at right now and I'm not going where I'm going." Romo led the Cowboys to the playoffs this past season, but their goal of a Super Bowl fell short after they lost to the Packers in the divisional round. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Evander Holyfield: Boxing Is ‘Coming Back’

Evander Holyfield: Boxing Is ‘Coming Back’David R. Lutman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall of Famer Evander Holyfield believes that boxing is on its way back to the main stage. Holyfield said Friday that the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao fight next weekend, for which he's giving away one lucky seat beside him, is energizing the sport. "It's coming back," Holyfield told ABC Sports Radio. "Only thing I could do is hope for young guys to start working on the amateur program where we get these guys into boxing at a young age where they can be a little more mature and seasoned." Holyfield said the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship isn't the reason that boxing has taken a backseat. Instead, he thinks putting fights behind expensive cable networks is the reason it's fallen in prominence.  "Put boxing back on free television where the young kids will be able to say I think I want to do that," he explained. "You want to teach kids at a young age because that's where they learn how to box." "Instead of just saying I want to hit hard, I want to knock somebody out, they learn how to box," Holyfield continued.   As for the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight, Holyfield said that things can get interesting. "These guys are clever good boxers and if it does go the distance, I think it plays to Manny's advantage because he throws a lot of punches," Holyfield said.  "It's almost impossible to throw a lot of punches and not win the fight if both of them get hit and nobody gets knocked out." For more information on how you can get a seat next to the former heavyweight champion on May 2 in Las Vegas, click here. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tiger Woods Will Play in Players Championship

Tiger Woods Will Play in Players ChampionshipScott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tiger Woods announced Friday that he will play in the Players Championship that is set to take place May 7-10. "Looking forward to going back to THE PLAYERS this year, hoping for a repeat of 2013," Woods tweeted. Woods missed last year's championship due to an injury, but won the event two years ago. Woods has struggled at TPC Sawgrass throughout his career and only has three top-10 finishes in 16 appearances, besides winning in 2001 and 2013. Woods tied for 17th at The Masters and did not qualify for next week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bulls Win Behind Rose in Double OT, Lead Series 3-0

Bulls Win Behind Rose in Double OT, Lead Series 3-0NBA via Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) -- Derrick Rose scored 34 points and Jimmy Butler added 24 as the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 in double overtime on Thursday night to take a 3-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Butler got the second overtime started in the right direction for Chicago, intercepting a backcourt pass from Giannis Antetokounmpo and hitting a layup. It set the tone for an 8-0 run that gave Chicago a 109-101 lead with 2:44 left to finally shake the Bucks. Rose missed a free throw with 4 seconds left in regulation that left the game tied. However, he scored six points in the second overtime, including a layup off an offensive rebound with 2:15 left for a 10-point lead. Antetokounmpo had 25 points and Khris Middleton added 18 for Milwaukee, which went scoreless for more than 6 minutes between the first and second overtimes. The Bulls will go for the sweep on Saturday in Game 4 in Milwaukee. No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a series. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Commissioner Approves Rose’s Participation in All-Star Game

Commissioner Approves Rose’s Participation in All-Star GameiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The most infamous man in baseball has been given the blessing by Commissioner Manfred to participate in this year's All-Star activities in Cincinnati. Pete Rose, baseball's all-time hits leader, has been banned by baseball since 1989 for gambling on games. He recently applied for reinstatement to the game with new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. Rose, 74, was a player on the Reds from 19 seasons (1963-1978, 1984-1986) and served as Cincinnati's manager from 1984 to 1989. He won the NL Rookie of the Year, won three World Series -- including being named MVP in the 1975 -- with Cincinnati. As part of the ban, Rose is not able to access areas any fan would not be allowed to attend, without the permission of the commissioner. Fox, who will broadcast the All-Star Game, recently hired Rose to serve as a studio analyst for their baseball coverage.   Fo llow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Nick Saban Unhappy With Satellite Camp Recruiting Practices

Nick Saban Unhappy With Satellite Camp Recruiting PracticesStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(ALABAMA) -- The Crimson Tide's autocratic head coach is displeased with the Big Ten's recruiting practices at satellite camps in his hotbed. Nick Saban feels that there is a competitive advantage gained by other universities and it is "ridiculous" how other coaching staffs are invading his turf through use of a technicality to recruit high school athletes. “If we’re all going to travel all over the country to have satellite camps, you know, how ridiculous is that?” Saban said, per Al.com. “I mean we’re not allowed to go to all-star games, but now we’re going to have satellite camps all over the country. So it doesn’t really make sense.” Saban is forbidden from attending similar camps in Big Ten areas as the SEC prevents their members from taking advantage of a loophole that allows head coaches to appear as "guests" at football camps.  James Franklin, head coach of Penn State, was the impetus for Saban's outrage when he and his football staff appeared at camps in Florida and Georgia. The NCAA prevents coaches from hosting such camps, but Franklin was allowed to show up because it was hosted by an outside group. Saban previously served as head coach of the Michigan State Spartans, a member of the Big Ten, from 1995-1999. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/23/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/23/15Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs: Cleveland Cavaliers 103 - Boston Celtics 95 (Cavaliers Lead Series 3-0)  Chicago Bulls 113 - Milwaukee Bucks 106 (F/2OT) (Bulls Lead Series 3-0) Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington Capitals 5 - New York Islanders 1 (Capitals Lead Series 3-2) Tampa Bay Lightning 3 - Detroit Red Wings 2 (F/OT) (Series Tied 2-2) MLB: New York Mets 6 (13-3) - Atlanta Braves 3 (8-7) St. Louis Cardinals 4 (10-4) - Washington Nationals 1 (7-9) New York Yankees 2 (9-7) - Detroit Tigers 1 (11-5) Toronto Blue Jays 7 (9-7) - Baltimore Orioles 6 (7-9) Colorado Rockies 2 (9-7) - San Deigo Padres 1 (10-7) Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (8-8) - Chicago Cubs 4 (8-7) Tampa Bay Rays 2 (8-8) - Boston Red Sox 1 (9-7) San Francisco Giants 3 (7-10) - Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (9-6) (F/10) Los Angeles Angels 2 (7-9) - Oakland A's 0 (8-9) Miami Marlins 9 (5-11) - Philadelphia Phillies 1 (5-11) Miwaukee Brewers 4 (3-13) - Cincinatti Reds 2 (8-8)     Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Dolphins Sign Greg Jennings

Dolphins Sign Greg JenningsJeff Gross/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Miami Dolphins signed free agent wide receiver Greg Jennings to a two-year deal, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports. Jennings spent the last two seasons with the Vikings after signing a five-year deal. He caught 127 passes for 1,546 yards and 10 touchdowns. Prior to Minnesota, Jennings spent seven seasons with the Packers and played under current Miami head coach Joe Philbin, who was the offensive coordinator in Green Bay. Jennings had some of the best seasons during his time with the Packers, and caught 425 passes for 6,537 yards and 63 touchdowns. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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