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Indians P Carlos Carrasco Hit In Face By Line Drive

Indians P Carlos Carrasco Hit In Face By Line Drive Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was treated at a hospital for a bruised jaw after he was carted off the field in the top of the first inning of Tuesday night's 4-1 loss, when Chicago White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera hit a line drive back to the mound, connecting with the pitcher's face. Carrasco was flattened by the sharp liner that appeared to glance off his glove and right hand before smacking him on the right side of the face. The right-hander fell to the ground in front of the mound as manager Terry Francona and a trainer quickly raced out to check on him. Following the game, Francona said X-rays and a CT scan on Carrasco were negative and that he only suffered a bad bruise. Carrasco felt good enough to return to Progressive Field before the game ended. He'll be re-evaluated on Wednesday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Stephen Curry Makes 77 Straight 3s in Practice and 94 of 100 Total

Stephen Curry Makes 77 Straight 3s in Practice and 94 of 100 Total NBA via Golden State Warriors(OAKLAND) -- As the NBA regular season draws to a close, Stephen Curry might be just finding his best shooting stroke. The Golden State Warriors guard and owner of the NBA single-season 3-point record connected on 77 straight 3s in Tuesday's practice. Curry rotated around the perimeter, taking 10 shots from several spots. Curry told ESPN the 77 straight 3s is the most he's ever made in a row. Out of 100 shots taken during the session, he made 94. Teammate Klay Thompson, who is second in the NBA with 234 made 3s, told ESPN he couldn't believe Curry had made 77 straight, and that his own record streak is 36. Curry, a leading candidate for league MVP, has broken his own record for 3-pointers made in a season. With only Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Denver Nuggets remaining, Curry has 284 3s - 3.6 per game - for the season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/14/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/14/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Boston Red Sox 8 (6-2) – Washington Nationals 7 (2-6) Baltimore Orioles 4 (4-4) – New York Yankees 3 (3-5) Detroit Tigers 2 (7-1) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (3-5) Tampa Bay Rays 3 (5-3) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (4-4) Miami Marlins 8 (2-6) – Atlanta Braves 2 (6-2) Chicago White Sox 4 (3-4) – Cleveland Indians 1 (2-5) New York Mets 6 (5-3) – Philadelphia Phillies 5 (3-5) Cincinnati Reds 3 (5-3) – Chicago Cubs 2 (4-3) NBA: Boston Celtics 95 (39-42) – Toronto Raptors 93 (48-33) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Knicks’ Derek Fisher Fires Back at People Complaining About Team’s Win Streak

Knicks’ Derek Fisher Fires Back at People Complaining About Team’s Win Streak Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New York Knicks seemed all but certain to get the most ping pong balls in the NBA Draft Lottery by securing the worst record in the NBA. But after a two-game winning streak that is no longer guaranteed, and head coach Derek Fisher doesn't care. "I'm sure people are upset with us," Fisher said. "But I don't think you can ever go out there and basically try and not play your best. Those two things don't go together." Securing the worst record gives you a 25% chance of getting the number one pick, and guarantees a top-4 pick. If the Thunder beat the Timberwolves on Wednesday, they clinch the worst record in the league. If the Knicks beat the Pistons and the Sixers lose to the Heat on Wednesday, then they tie for the second-worst mark in the NBA. "That has no bearing on these guys' lives and their careers and their livelihoods -- who we pick next year," Fisher said. "This is about them, and they went out and played that way." The Knicks haven't had the number one pick since 1985 when they drafted Patrick Ewing. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blackhawks Expect Patrick Kane to Return for First Round of Playoffs

Blackhawks Expect Patrick Kane to Return for First Round of Playoffs Len Redkoles/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- After missing the last seven weeks with a fractured clavicle, the Chicago Blackhawks expect forward Patrick Kane to make his return to the ice just in time for the start of the playoffs. Kane, one of the top players in the NHL, suffered the injury back on Feb. 24 and was originally expected to miss 12 weeks. He recently took part in his first full-contact team practice, and could play as soon as Wednesday. "Where I am right now is just kind of go through practice today and see how I feel, and get as ready as possible and try to feel like what it's like to be in a game simulation," Kane said Monday. "I thought it was a good day, good practice for the team overall. Overall, I feel pretty good. Just got to take it day by day right now." Before getting hurt, Kane was tied for the NHL lead in points with 27 goals and 34 assists in 61 games. The Blackhawks went 12-8-1 during Kane's absence. Chicago will face the Nashville Predators in the first round of the playoffs. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Steelers Cornerback Ike Taylor Announces Retirement

Steelers Cornerback Ike Taylor Announces Retirement Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)(NEW YORK) -- After 12 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, veteran cornerback Ike Taylor has announced his retirement from the NFL. "Other than having my son, playing for the Steelers has been the best experience in my entire lifetime," Taylor told the team's website. "It is rare, in this day of free agency that is super rare to play for one team. For me to have this opportunity says a lot about how they felt about me, what I gave back to the organization. "I wasn't cut, I wasn't released. It was just my contract was up and it was time to retire. If you want to have pride, well that is the kind of pride I have, being able to play my contract out," he added. Selected in the fourth round back in 2003, Taylor became a staple of the Steelers defense. He started 135 games for the team during his career, and won two Super Bowls as well. The Steelers also lost longtime safety Troy Polamalu to retirement last week. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

WR Michael Crabtree Leaves 49ers for Raiders

WR Michael Crabtree Leaves 49ers for Raiders Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(OAKLAND) -- Wide receiver Michael Crabtree reportedly has signed an agreement to join the Oakland Raiders. The deal is for one year and $3 million, with another $2 million in incentives, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Crabtree's production decreased last season, and he appeared to lose explosion from a 2013 Achilles injury. Crabtree has had just two 100-yard receiving games in 24 games since he returned from his injury. His highest yardage total in 2014 was 85 yards, and he averaged 10.3 yards per reception on 68 catches. Crabtree has a chance to be a starter for Oakland, which badly needs receiving weapons for second-year quarterback Derek Carr. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/13/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/13/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Houston Rockets 100 (55-26) – Charlotte Hornets 90 (33-48) Cleveland Cavaliers 109 (52-29) – Detroit Pistons 97 (31-50) Milwaukee Bucks 107 (41-40) – Philadelphia 76ers 97 (18-63) New York Knicks 112 (17-64) – Atlanta Hawks 108 (60-21) Chicago Bulls 113 (49-32) – Brooklyn Nets 86 (37-44) Miami Heat 100 (36-45) – Orlando Magic 93 (25-56) New Orleans Pelicans 100 (44-37) – Minnesota Timberwolves 88 (16-65) Oklahoma City Thunder 101 (44-37) – Portland Trail Blazers 90 (51-30) MLB: Boston Red Sox 9 (5-2) – Washington Nationals 4 (2-5) Kansas City Royals 12 (7-0) – Minnesota Twins 3 (1-6) New York Yankees 6 (3-4) – Baltimore Orioles 5 (3-4) New York Mets 2 (4-3) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (3-4) Tampa Bay Rays 2 (4-3) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (4-3) Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (3-4) – Detroit Tigers 4 (6-1) Milwaukee Brewers 5 (2-5) – St. Louis Cardinals 4 (3-3) Colorado Rockies 2 (5-2) – San Francisco Giants 0 (3-5) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pistons’ Greg Monroe Denies Report That He’ll Sign with Knicks this Offseason

Pistons’ Greg Monroe Denies Report That He’ll Sign with Knicks this Offseason Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Detroit Pistons forward/center Greg Monroe is a restricted free agent at the end of the season, and is expected to cash in with his new contract. Despite a recent report, Monroe denies that he's already pick his new team, the New York Knicks. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Monroe signing with the Knicks is “about as close to a done deal as you can get.” Monroe is denying any such agreement. Agreeing to a deal before the free agency is illegal in NBA, let alone before a season ends.  “You write it’s a done deal, there must be another Greg Monroe around here that I don’t know about, because I haven’t agreed to anything,” Monroe told Mlive.com's David Mayo. “This stuff right here, it’s just unfortunate that we have to talk about it,” Monroe added. “I know we have to. But I talk to my agent every day, and I know for sure, I’m 100-percent, 1,000-percent confident, that he hasn’t done anything. If (the Knicks) have interest, maybe they might have commented on that. But I haven’t even gotten to that place yet.” A five-year NBA veteran, Monroe is averaging 16.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game with the Pistons this year. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Russell Wilson Not Giving Up on Two-Sport Dream

Russell Wilson Not Giving Up on Two-Sport Dream Kevin Casey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Could Russell Wilson be joining the likes of Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, who've played two sports professionally?   In a recent interview with HBO's Real Sports, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback did not rule out pursuing a full-time career in baseball along with football. "I never want to kill the dream of playing two sports," Wilson said. "I would honestly play two sports."   Wilson played both baseball and football while at NC State. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles out of high school and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. He spent 2010 and 2011 in the Rockies farm system and was drafted by the Texas Rangers during the Rule 5 draft in December 2013. He was able to be selected because MLB allows teams to draft players who have never been called up to the big leagues after spending at least four years in another franchise's farm system. "I don't know," Wilson said when asked if he'd consider playing both sports full time. "I may push the envelope a little bit one of these days." According to MLB.com, Wilson hit .229 in 315 at-bats during his minor league career with the Rockies. He has participated in Rangers spring training practices the past two seasons as well. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sabres Fire Head Coach Ted Nolan

Sabres Fire Head Coach Ted Nolan Len Redkiles/NHLI via Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The Ted Nolan era is over in Buffalo, again. The Sabres announced they've parted ways with the coach after a disastrous 2014-2015 season. "I don't think it was a bad fit. I don't think it was a great fit," general manager Tim Murray said. "Maybe it's just chemistry. Maybe it's just two different personality. "I know this isn't a popular thing," Murray added. "To me, it's about getting better. I feel this was an opportunity for us to improve and keep improving. And that's certainly no disrespect to Ted." The Sabres finished dead last in the NHL this past season with 54 points after posting a 23-51-8 record. Nolan originally coached the Sabres for two seasons from 1995-1997, but left the team when he was offered on a one-year extension following his initial success with the organization. He was re-hired in November 2013 when Ron Rolston was fired. He wound up going 40-87-17 in his second stint with Buffalo. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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.

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