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Felix Hernandez Leaves Game with Tight Quad

Felix Hernandez Leaves Game with Tight Quad Mike Stobe/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was taken out of his start versus the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, after experiencing tightness in his right quadriceps muscle.The decision to remove Hernandez from the game was described as precautionary by the Mariners.Hernandez had allowed eight hits, three earned runs and two walks while striking out one.Despite being behind 3-0 when Hernandez left the game, the Mariners rallied and ended up winning in 10 innings 8-7 over the Athletics.Hernandez receives a no-decision in the victory, meaning he hasn't lost a game at the Oakland Coliseum since 2009.The former Cy Young Award winner was brilliant in his first start of this season: he pitched seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing two hits, one earned run, and one walk while striking out 10. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jordan Spieth Wins the 2015 Masters

Jordan Spieth Wins the 2015 Masters Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- From wire to wire Jordan Spieth dominated the 2015 Masters tournament and captured his first green jacket. Spieth, 21, tied the course record Tiger Woods set in 1997 for the lowest score at -18 under 270. He closed day four with 2-under 70, missing a five-foot par putt on the 18th hole that would have given him the record. "This was the ultimate goal in my golf life," Spieth said. Phil Mickelson gave his best effort on the final day but it would not be enough. Lefty finished the day at 14 under, tied with Justin Rose for second place. "He has no weaknesses," Mickelson said of Spieth. "He doesn't overpower the golf course, but he plays the course strategically well. He plays all the shots properly. And he has that ability to focus and see things clear when the pressure is on and perform at his best when the pressure is on." "That's something that you really can't teach," he said. "Some players are able to do it, some players aren't. And he is."  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/11/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/11/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Detroit Tigers 8 (6-0)  - Cleveland Indians 5 (2-4) Tampa Bay Rays 8 (3-3) - Miami Marlins 5 (1-5) New York Mets 4 (3-3) - Atlanta Braves 3 (5-1) Washington Nationals 4 (2-4) - Philadelphia Phillies 3 (3-3) Toronto Blue Jays 10 (4-2) - Baltimore Orioles 7 (3-3) St. Louis Cardinals 7 (3-2) - Cincinnati Reds 5 (4-2) Chicago White Sox 6 (2-4) - Minnesota Twins 2 (1-5) Pittsburgh Pirates 10 (2-4) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (1-5) San Diego Padres 6 (4-3) - San Francisco Giants 4 (3-4) Seattle Mariners 8 (3-3)  - Oakland A's 7 (3-4)(F/10) Houston Astros 6 (3-3) - Texas Rangers 4 (3-4) (F/14) Chicago Cubs 6 (3-2) - Colorado Rockies 5 (4-2) Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (3-3) - Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (3-3) NBA: Milwaukee Bucks 96 (40-40) - Brooklyn Nets 73 (37-43) Boston Celtics 117 (38-42)  - Cleveland Cavaliers 78 (51-29) Detroit Pistons 116 (31-49) - Charlotte Hornets 77 (33-47) Denver Nuggets 122 (30-50) - Sacramento Kings 111 (27-53) Washington Wizards 108 (46-34) - Atlanta Hawks 99 (60-20) Indiana Pacers 116 (37-43) - Oklahoma City Thunder 104 (43-37) Houston Rockets 121 (54-26) - New Orleans Pelicans 114 (43-37) San Antonio Spurs 107 (54-26) - Phoenix Suns 91 (39-42) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Florida Panthers Re-Sign Jagr

Florida Panthers Re-Sign Jagr Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images (SUNRISE, Fl.) -- After trading for Jaromir Jagr in February, the Florida Panthers have decided to keep him around for another season. Jagr and the Panthers have agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal, the team announced Sunday.  ''He's a great role model for our guys,'' general manager Dale Tallon said. ''It's a great day for our franchise having a superstar in the fold like that.'' Through 20 games with the Panthers, Jagr scored six goals. Florida acquired Jagr, who ranks fifth all-time on the NHL scoring list, from the New Jersey Devils for a pair of draft picks.  ''I'm glad I got traded here,'' he said. ''I didn't know how good this team is and how good the organization is. Thankful I had a chance to play the last 20 games here. A lot of people thought I was done, but those young guys give me extra energy, extra life.'' Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Indians C Yan Gomes Out 6-8 Weeks with MCL Sprain

Indians C Yan Gomes Out 6-8 Weeks with MCL Sprain Major League Baseball(CLEVELAND) --  Yan Gomes is expected to miss six to eight weeks after an MRI confirmed that the Indians catcher has a sprained right knee. The Indians placed Gomes on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, one day after he injured his knee on a play at the plate in Cleveland's loss to the Detroit Tigers. The team provided a medical update on Gomes during Sunday's series finale. The Indians said an MRI performed at the Cleveland Clinic revealed Gomes suffered a "moderate'' sprain to his MCL. His leg was jolted violently by Detroit outfielder Rajai Davis, who slid hard on a force play and clipped the catcher's right leg. Gomes was extended at the time like a first baseman making a catch. "Losing Gomes, man, that can be a season-killer," Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday. Last season, Gomes led all AL catchers in average (.278) and extra-base hits (49). He was second in RBIs (74) and homers (21) and handled one of baseball's youngest starting staffs. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Maple Leafs Fire GM David Nonis and Interim Coach Peter Horachek

Maple Leafs Fire GM David Nonis and Interim Coach Peter Horachek Christian Petersen/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Coming off one their worst seasons in nearly two decades, the Toronto Maple Leafs have cleaned house by firing general manager David Nonis and interim head coach Peter Horachek. The club also announced they've departed with goaltending coach Rick St. Croix and assistant coaches Steve Spott and Chris Dennis. Assistant general manager Kyle Dubas and director of player personnel Mark Hunter will share the GM duties on an interim basis. The Maple Leafs finished hte 2014-2015 season with a record of 30-44-8. Their 68 points this past season was the team's lowest 82-game total since the 1996-1997 season. "It's evident that there's lots of changes that have to happen, and the direction has to be in a different direction," Horachek said after Saturday's loss to Montreal. Nonis had been a member of the team's front office since 2008, and was promoted to GM in January 2013. Horachek replaced Randy Carlyle after he was fired on January 6, and went just 9-28-5 during his time as interim head coach. The Maple Leafs have made the playoffs just once in the past 10 seasons. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

76ers’ Brett Brown Expects Joel Embiid to Make NBA Debut in Summer League

76ers’ Brett Brown Expects Joel Embiid to Make NBA Debut in Summer League Cooper Neil/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia 76ers fans have been patiently awaiting the debut of prized rookie center Joel Embiid, and it looks like they'll finally have a chance to see him play this summer. Head coach Brett Brown said he “personally” would be disappointed if Embiid didn’t play in the summer league. Embiid has not played a single game this season as he recovers from a foot injury that required surgery prior to the 2014 NBA Draft. “Personally, I expect him to play in the summer league,” Brown said via Keith Pompey of Philly.com.  “But if I guessed any of this wrong, I want to make sure that the club is on record not being definitive. We are not in the position to say that now.” “I just feel like it’s too definitive if we come out and say he’s definitely playing now,” Brown added. “It’s not so much any trepidation I have to 100 percent declare it. I don’t feel like it’s responsible to say that now. He’s heading in that direction.” A possible number one pick, Embiid slipped to number three in the draft partially due to concern over his health. Embiid spent one season at Kansas where he averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Timberwolves’ Point Guard Ricky Rubio to Have Ankle Surgery

Timberwolves’ Point Guard Ricky Rubio to Have Ankle Surgery Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Ricky Rubio's injury-riddled season has officially come to an end. The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that the point guard will undergo ankle surgery on Monday, thus ending his season. Rubio sprained his ankle earlier this season, and it wound up derailing his production as he appeared in just 22 games for the Timberwolves this year. “We have closely monitored the status of Ricky’s ankle injury during the rehabilitation process," The Timberwolves said in a statement. "Ricky recently experienced ongoing soreness in his left ankle and it became apparent that it was not responding according to its anticipated timeline for recovery. As part of this process we sought numerous opinions as to the best course of action. Ricky was most recently seen by Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Los Angeles and it was concluded that the best option would be to pursue diagnostic arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle." Rubio averaged 10.3 points and 8.8 assists for the team this season. He is expected to be ready for training camp for next season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Spieth Still Leads, Rose and Mickelson Lurking After Day 3 at The Masters

Spieth Still Leads, Rose and Mickelson Lurking After Day 3 at The Masters Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- Jordan Spieth continues to break records in Augusta. Spieth shot a 2-under 70 Saturday, putting him at 16-under for the tournament, the lowest 54-hole score ever at the Masters. For the third-straight day Spieth finishes atop the leaderboard at Augusta National but he has company. Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson each shot 5-under putting them at 12-under and 11-under respectively heading into Sunday. Rose birdied five of his last seven holes to earn himself a place alongside Spieth in the final pairing on Sunday. Tiger Woods is at 6-under for the tournament after shooting a 4-under 68, his lowest weekend round at a major since 2011. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Mets Closer Mejia Suspended 80 Games

Mets Closer Mejia Suspended 80 Games Mike McGinnis/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- New York Mets Closer Jenrry Mejia will be suspended 80 games after testing positive for the anabolic steroid Stanozolol, Major League Baseball announced.  Mejia had not pitched so far this season, having sat out Opening Day after claiming to have experienced elbow soreness. “We were disappointed when informed of Jenrry's suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program,” the Mets said in a statement. “We fully support MLB's policy toward eliminating performance enhancing substances from the sport. As per the Joint Drug Program, we will have no further comment on this suspension." Last season, Mejia earned 28 saves after incumbent starter Bobby Parnell suffered an injury that required Tommy John surgery.  Mejia released a statement saying, "I can honestly say I have no idea how a banned substance ended up in my system.” Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/11/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/11/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Boston Red Sox 8 (4-1) - New York Yankees 4 (1-4) Chicago White Sox 5 (1-4) - Minnesota Twins 4 (1-4) St. Louis Cardinals 4 (2-2) - Cincinatti Reds 1 (4-1) Tampa Bay Rays 2 (2-3)  - Miami Marlins 0 (1-4) Seattle Mariners 5 (2-3) - Oakland Athletics 4 (3-3) (F/11) Detroit Tigers 9 (5-0) - Cleveland Indians 6 (2-3) Milwaukee Brewers 6 (1-4) - Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (1-4) Baltimore Orioles 7 (3-2) - Toronto Blue Jays 1 (3-2) Philadelphia Phillies 3 (3-2) - Washington Nationals 2 (1-4) (F/10) Arizona Diamondbacks 6 (2-3) - Los Angeles Dodgers 0 (3-2) NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins 2 (43-27-12, 98 pts) - Buffalo Sabres 0  (23-51-8, 54 pts) Tampa Bay Lightning 3  (50-24-8, 108 pts) - Boston Bruins 2  (41-27-14, 96 pts)(F/SO) Montreal Canadiens 4  (50-22-10, 110 pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 3  (30-44-8, 68 pts)(F/SO) Columbus Blue Jackets 5  (42-35-5, 89 pts) - New York Islanders 4  (47-28-7, 101 pts) (F/SO) Florida Panthers 3 38-29-15, 91 pts) - New Jersey Devils 2 (32-36-14, 78 pts) Detroit Red Wings 2 (43-25-14, 100 pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 0 (30-41-11, 71 pts)  New York Rangers 4  (53-22-7, 113 pts) - Washington Capitals 2  (45-26-11, 101 pts) Ottawa Senators 3 (43-26-13, 99 pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 1  (33-31-18, 84 pts) St. Louis Blues 4  (50-24-7, 107 pts) - Minnesota Wild 2 (46-27-8, 100 pts) Winnipeg Jets 5  (43-26-13, 99 pts) - Calgary Flames 1  (45-30-7, 97 pts) Los Angeles Kings 4  (40-27-15, 95 pts) - San Jose Sharks 1  (40-33-9, 89 pts) Dallas Stars 4 (41-31-10, 92 pts) - Nashville Predators 1 (47-25-10, 104 pts)   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Source: Jets will exercise 5th-year option on Quinton Coples’ contract

Source: Jets will exercise 5th-year option on Quinton Coples’ contract Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets will exercise their fifth-year option on outside linebacker Quinton Coples' contract, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com's Rich Cimini. Coples' option for 2015 will be worth $7.8 million. The Jets' decision to pick up the option was reported earlier Saturday by the New York Daily News. Coples recorded a career-high 6.5 sacks and started 15 games last season while making the transition from defensive end to linebacker. A first-round draft selection in 2012, Coples has 16.5 career sacks with the Jets. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Manziel Released From Rehab

Manziel Released From Rehab Elsa/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Oh.) -- Now that Johnny Manziel has likely finished rehabbing his personal life, he will attempt to do the same with his football career. According to multiple media reports, Manziel has been released from rehab and will now return to the Browns for their offseason conditioning programs. ESPN first reported the story. Manziel, 22, was more famous in his rookie season for his off the field activities than his feats on it.  He was photographed in a bathroom with a rolled up dollar bill, readily admitted that he had numerous incidents of hard partying instead of working at his craft and even overslept for an injury treatment session after a night of drinking. During Manziel's six quarters of game action he looked lost and proved ineffective, most notably in week 15 when the Bengals shutout the Browns 30-0 and he completed 10 of 18 passes for 80 yards and two interceptions. Currently, the Browns have Manziel and offseason addition Josh McCown at the top of the quarterback depth chart. Both players are expected to compete for the lead job when the team enters training camp, unless Cleveland adds a quarterback later this month in the draft.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Josh Hamilton’s Future with the Angels in Doubt

Josh Hamilton’s Future with the Angels in Doubt Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) -- Even though Major League Baseball will not discipline outfielder Josh Hamilton for his latest relapse into substance abuse, his future with the club is cloudy at best. Angels' owner Arte Moreno stated that Hamilton's contract contains certain language that protects the team against a relapse by Hamilton. According to the player's union, no such language exists. "To the contrary, the collectively bargained provisions of the [Joint Drug Agreement] and the Basic Agreement supersede all other player contract provisions and explicitly prevent clubs from exactly the type of action Mr. Moreno alluded to,'' the MLBPA said in a statement. Reporters asked Moreno on Friday night whether Hamilton definitely would play again for the team. Moreno's response was "I will not say that.'' Hamilton has three years left on his current contract that will pay him $83 million. "It's not about money," Moreno said. "Nothing about money." The former American League MVP has battled addiction going back to his time with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He overcame his dependency to become one of baseball best hitters, but he hasn't produced during his time in Los Angels and his latest relapse has his playing career in doubt. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

MLB, Union Prohibiting Players from Participating in Daily Fantasy Games

MLB, Union Prohibiting Players from Participating in Daily Fantasy Games Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With seasonal and daily fantasy leagues rapidly growing in popularity, Major League Baseball and the player's association has agreed on a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize. Even though MLB commissioner Rob Manfred does not consider fantasy sports to be gambling, participating in daily fantasy baseball games could fall into a grey area. Major League Baseball has strict rules in place that bans players from gambling. "There is a clear legal line and, quite frankly, we spent some considerable effort and money to make sure we knew where DraftKings is in relation to that line and we're very comfortable with the idea that it's fantasy," Manfred said. "Having said that, fantasy is a very important method of engagement, particularly with younger people." ESPN is reporting that Manfred is considering a similar prohibition of playing daily fantasy baseball for prizes that would cover all non-playing personnel. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Red Sox Top Yankees in 19 Inning Classic

Red Sox Top Yankees in 19 Inning Classic Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox added another chapter on Friday night/Saturday morning. In a 19 inning marathon, the Red Sox were able to come out on top, 6-5. "It's a testament to the will and the resiliency of this team," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. The game clocked in at 6 hours, 49 minutes. It was the longest game played in the history of the Red Sox, and the second-longest in Yankees history. The teams combined for 138 at-bats, 32 hits, 28 strikeouts and 627 pitches thrown by 17 pitchers. "It feels worse than one loss, but thank goodness it's only one," Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said afterward. The game could have been over much earlier, as the Red Sox blew leads in the 9th 16th, and 18th inning. With one out left in the top of the 19th, shortstop Xander Bogaerts singled to shallow right field. He wound up stealing second and then advanced to third base after a passed ball. Rookie outfielder Mookie Betts then hit a sac-fly to bring in the game-winning run. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Spieth Breaks 36-Hole Record at Masters

Spieth Breaks 36-Hole Record at Masters Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(AUGUSTA, Ga.) -- Jordan Spieth is tearing up Augusta National. After shooting a 64 on Thursday the 21-year-old shot a 66 on Friday, putting him at 14-under and atop the leaderboard at the Masters. Spieth breaks the tournament's 36-hole scoring record and ties the record held after the first two days at any major championship. "It's cool," Spieth said. "Any time you can set a record here is pretty awesome. I'm very excited about today and the way I struck the ball. I struck it I thought better than yesterday. Didn't rely on the (fortunate) breaks as much. Very pleased." Spieth is playing at the Masters for only the second time in his career, the other time being last year when he finished second to Bubba Watson. Charley Hoffman is in second place at 9-under followed by a three-way tie for third between Justin Rose, Dustin Johnson, and Paul Casey at 7-under. Tiger Woods shot a 3-under 69 Friday putting him at 2-under for the tournament. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/10/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/10/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 12 (3-1)  - Baltimore Orioles 5 (2-2) Houston Astros 5 (2-2) - Texas Rangers 1 (2-3) Colorado Rockies 5 (4-0) - Chicago Cubs 1 (1-2) Minnesota Twins 6 (1-3) - Chicago White Sox 0 (0-4) Detroit Tigers 8 (4-0) - Cleveland Indians 4 (2-2) Philadelphia Phillies 4 (2-2) - Washington Nationals 1 (1-3) Cincinatti Reds 5 (4-0) - St. Louis Cardinals 4 (1-2) NBA: Boston Celtics 99 (37-42) - Cleveland Cavaliers 90 (51-28) Indiana Pacers 107 (35-43) - Detroit Pistons 103 (30-48) Brooklyn Nets 117 (37-42) - Washington Wizards 80 (45-34) Toronto Raptors 101 (47-32) - Orlando Magic 99 (25-54) Atlanta Hawks 104 (60-19) - Charlotte Hornets 80 (33-46) Miwaukee Bucks 99 (39-40) - New York Knicks 91 (15-64) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Steelers’ Troy Polamalu Retires

Steelers’ Troy Polamalu Retires Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)(NEW YORK) -- Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu recently announced he's retiring. "Since the end of the season I've had a chance to enjoy my family on a level that I never had before. It was awesome," Polamalu continued in the Herald-Standard of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. "Thank God football has provided me the ability to be able to sit back and see what the options are. But I'll definitely be the best father I can be." Polamalu told the Steelers on Wednesday night about his decision and was very grateful for everything they did for him in 12 seasons. Polamalu added with a laugh, "Maybe it was a sign for me to retire when I chase my kids around and couldn't catch them. It was either a sign for me to retire or a sign for them to begin training." Polamalu had two years left on his contract and was a first-round draft pick by Pittsburgh in 2003. He was also a member of two Super Bowl championship teams and made eight Pro Bowls. "Troy is a shining example of a football man in the way he loved the game, the way he respected the game and the way he played the game," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a team-issued statement. "It's a shining example of the window into who he is. He is a legendary Steeler and a legendary man. I congratulate him and wish him nothing but the best moving forward."   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Flames Clinch Playoff Berth, Eliminate Defending Champs

Flames Clinch Playoff Berth, Eliminate Defending Champs Comstock/Thinkstock(CALGARY, Alberta) -- The defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings have been eliminated and the Flames are in the playoffs. The Kings fell to the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night after Jiri Hudler's two-goal performance. "What an amazing feeling. After we scored that empty-netter, the building was electric," Hudler said. Calgary went into the game up two points in the standings on Los Angeles and could not afford to be tied with the loss. "I'm very proud of them. We believed in training camp. We really believed," said Flames coach Bob Hartley. Flames goalie Jonas Hiller, who had 33 saves in the victory, said: "To be able to beat the defending Stanley Cup champions to make the playoffs makes it even more special. It starts sinking in that we're going to be playing a few more games. I'm really happy. I'm happy for myself. I'm happy for the team. I'm happy for all of Calgary." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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