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Heat Point Guard Mario Chalmer Frustrated with Role on Team

Heat Point Guard Mario Chalmer Frustrated with Role on Team Mike Ehrman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though he's having one of the best statistical seasons of his career, Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers is growing increasingly upset of his role, or lack thereof, with the team. With the Heat battling for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, Chalmers expressed his frustrations about direction on the club. “I don’t even really know what my role is on this team anymore,” Chalmers told the Miami Herald. “I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing. “A lot of people are out of rhythm, and you really don’t know what’s going to happen — when you’re going to get the ball, when you’re going to shoot it, you just never know. You just got to be ready for everything, I guess,” Chalmers added. Chalmers, who's averaging a career-high 10.6 points this season, has one-year left on his current contract after the end of this season. He has spent his entire seven-year career with the Heat. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

ESPN: Royals Agree to Five-Year Extension with Pitchher Yordano Ventura

ESPN: Royals Agree to Five-Year Extension with Pitchher Yordano Ventura Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After just one full season in Major League Baseball, the Kansas City Royals are making starting pitcher Yordano Ventura a core member of the team. ESPN is reporting that the Royals and Ventura are on the verge of agreeing on a five-year extension worth $23 million. Just 23-years-old, Ventura has already became the ace of the rotation as he will take the ball on Opening Day for the defending American League Champs. In his lone full season in the Majors, Ventura went 14-10 with a 3.20 ERA with 159 strikeouts. Ventura also performed well in the postseason, as he pitched seven scoreless innings for the Royals during Game 6 of the World Series. Ventura's rise to the top of the rotation also coincided with the loss of starting pitcher James Shields, who signed with the San Diego Padres during the offseason. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Paul George to Return Sunday

Paul George to Return Sunday Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(INDIANA) -- Paul George has chosen Easter Sunday to make his comeback from a gruesome leg injury suffered in August. George announced via Instagram on Saturday morning that he intends to make his season debut in the Pacers' home game Sunday night against the Heat. The Pacers announced that George, coach Frank Vogel and team doctor Tim Hupfer will meet with the media Saturday after practice to talk about the All-Star's planned return. "The recovery has been a long process and this is another step in the process," George said in a statement released by the team. "I thank everyone, my family, friends, doctors, our training staff, coaches, the entire Pacers family for their support and encouragement. I'm excited, but at the same time I'm aware I'm still in a rehab stage and will continue to work to get back to full strength." George has been sidelined since fracturing his right tibia and fibula in a fall while playing in a USA Basketball intrasquad scrimmage in Las Vegas on Aug. 1. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Twins Pitcher Ervin Santana Suspended 80 Games for PEDs

Twins Pitcher Ervin Santana Suspended 80 Games for PEDs Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance, the team announced on Friday. Santana released a statement through the players' union and said he did not know how the substance got into his body. "I preach hard work, and don't believe in short cuts," Santana said. "I am very disappointed that I tested positive for a performance enhancing drug. I am frustrated that I can't pinpoint how the substance in question entered my body. I would never knowingly take anything illegal to enhance my performance." Santana was 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA for the Braves last year and signed with Minnesota during the offseason. "One thing that players know is adversity is a huge part of our game, and this is obviously something that no one really saw coming," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "So I just tried to assure them that I believe in the group that we have, and we will deal with it in the best possible way that we possibly can. It doesn't change how I expect us to compete." Santana was scheduled to pitch the second game of the season for Minnesota. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

MLB Fines Marlins’ Jarred Cosart For Gambling

MLB Fines Marlins’ Jarred Cosart For Gambling Rob Carr/Getty Images(MIAMI, Fl.) -- Jarred Cosart of the Miami Marlins has been fined by Major League Baseball for placing illegal bets on sporting events through a bookie. Cosart, 24, drew attention after engaging in a Twitter argument that alleged he had bet on sports. Cosart has since deleted his Twitter account. Baseball found that Cosart did not place bets on baseball. "Major League Baseball has completed its investigation into Jarred Cosart's possible connection to sports-related gambling," the commissioner's office said in a statement Friday. "The investigation did not reveal any evidence to suggest that Cosart, who fully cooperated with the investigation, bet on baseball." Baseball has always taken a hard stance against gambling of any kind involving its players.  The 1919 Chicago Black Sox were believed to have thrown the World Series in exchange for money from gamblers and eight members of the team were banned from baseball. The All-Time hits leader, Pete Rose, has been banned from baseball since 1989 after it was discovered that he bet on games while acting as manager of the Cincinnati Reds. Cosart said in a statement through the players' association that "I have never, nor would I ever, bet on" baseball. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Josh Freeman Signs One-Year Deal With Dolphins

Josh Freeman Signs One-Year Deal With Dolphins Marc Serota/Getty Images (MIAMI, Fl.) -- The Miami Dolphins have signed quarterback Josh Freeman to a one-year deal  Freeman spent all of the 2014 season out of football, a decision he felt was best because, "personally, during the year, I felt it was better to let things cool down because it was a pretty rocky year the previous year." After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers midway through the 2013 season, Freeman signed with the Minnesota Vikings, started one game and was let go in the offseason. He signed with the New York Giants, but was released again before the 2014 season. Through the team website, Freeman stated: “I feel like they have a really strong direction in their organization from a leadership standpoint,” Freeman said in an interview at the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. “I’m familiar with Dennis Hickey and a number of staff members. (I was) in there with (quarterbacks coach) Zac Taylor and Coach (Bill) Lazor. We were in there talking about the offense and the direction. Also the conversations I had with Coach (Joe) Philbin were pretty awesome. I think it will be a great fit.”  Freeman was drafted in 2009 by the Buccaneers where Hickey, the Dolphins general manager, served as Director of College Scouting for Tampa Bay. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Angels Prez Says Hamilton Non-Suspension “Defies Logic”

Angels Prez Says Hamilton Non-Suspension “Defies Logic” Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Ca.) -- An independent arbitrator has ruled that Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton cannot be suspended by Major League Baseball after his latest relapse with cocaine and alcohol. MLB said in a statement it "will seek to address deficiencies in the manner in which drugs of abuse are addressed under the program in the collective-bargaining process." The Angels released a statement after the ruling, saying they will support Hamilton: “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 Afterwards, Angel's team president John Carpino and general manager Jerry Dipoto agreed with MLB and announced they were disappointed in the ruling of the arbitrator. "It defies logic that Josh's reported behavior is not a violation of his drug program," Carpino said Friday. Hamilton will start the season on the disabled list as he rehabs from offseason shoulder surgery. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Report: NFL To Hire First Female Official

Report: NFL To Hire First Female Official NFL(NEW YORK) -- The NFL is set to hire its first full-time female official according to a tweet from the Baltimore Sun. Sarah Thomas, a former Conference USA official, is set to join a group of eight new members of the NFL's referee group, first reported by the Los Angeles Times. "The thing is, I've never set out to be the first, and that hasn't changed," said Thomas, who first started officiating football games in 1996. "I do this because I love it." In 2012, Shannon Eastin, who was a member of the replacement officials the NFL employed while the regular officials were locked out, became the first woman of officiate a regular season game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/3/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/3/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Indiana Pacers 93 (33-43) - Charlotte Hornets 74 (32-43) Washington Wizards 101 (43-33) - New York Knicks 87 (14-62) Milwaukee Bucks 110 (38-38) - Boston Celtics 101 (34-42) Brooklyn Nets 114 (35-40) - Toronto Raptors 109 (45-31) Orlando Magic 97 (23-53) - Minnesota Timberwolves 84 (16-60) Chicago Bulls 88 (46-30) - Detroit Pistons 82 (29-47) Memphis Grizzlies 100 (52-24) - Oklahoma City Thunder 92 (42-34) San Antonio Spurs 123 (50-26) - Denver Nuggets 93 (28-48) New Orleans Pelicans 101 (41-34) - Sacramento Kings 95 (26-49) Portland Trail Blazers 107 (49-26) - Los Angeles Lakers 77 (20-55) NHL: New Jersey Devils 3 (32-33-13, 77 pts) - Montreal Canadiens 2 (47-22-10, 104 pts) *F/SO Chicago Blackhawks 4 (48-24-6, 102 pts) - Buffalo Sabres 3 (22-48-8, 52 pts) St. Louis Blues 7 (48-23-7, 103 pts) - Dallas Stars 5 (37-31-10, 84 pts) Colorado Avalanche 4 (36-30-12, 84pts) - Anaheim Ducks 2 (50-23-7, 107 pts) San Jose Sharks 3 (39-30-9, 87pts) - Arizona Coyotes 1 (23-47-8, 54pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Redskins Trade for Dashon Goldson

Redskins Trade for Dashon Goldson NFL via Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have traded safety Dashon Goldson to the Washington Redskins for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016. Goldson began his career with the San Francisco 49ers, and was selected to the Pro Bowl following the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The Bucs signed Goldson to a five-year, $41 million contract in 2013, but he never quite lived up to his billing with Tampa Bay, which also sent a 2016 seventh-round draft pick to the Redskins in the deal. Goldson issued a series of statements on Twitter to fans of both the Bucs and Redskins. "To Buc Nation, I'm sorry things didn't workout the way we both wanted them to," Goldson said. "... I've learned a lot in the 2 yrs spent there and it has been an honor to be part of the Buc nation, to play for the buccaneers and share my time with the community." Goldson is the 10th former Pro Bowler traded this offseason, among them LeSean McCoy, Brandon Marshall and Jimmy Graham. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Shaka Smart Accepts Texas Job

Shaka Smart Accepts Texas Job Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Shaka Smart is leaving Virginia Commonwealth for Texas, VCU sports information director Scott Day confirmed on Thursday. Smart will take over for Rick Barnes, who mutually parted ways with the Longhorns last week. Smart had at least 26 wins in six seasons with VCU and will owe the school a $500,000 buyout because he left before May 1. Smart racked up 126 wins from 2009-15 and won the Atlantic 10 tournament this year. Texas officials declined to comment on Smart's hiring on Thursday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Red Sox Option Castillo and Bradley Jr. to Pawtucket

Red Sox Option Castillo and Bradley Jr. to Pawtucket Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Outfielders Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr. have been sent to Triple-A Pawtucket the Boston Red Sox announced Thursday.The 27-year-old Castillo, who the Red Sox signed to a six-year, $72.5 million deal last August, lost out on the right field job to Shane Victorino. The 25-year-old Bradley Jr., who many believe could win a Gold Glove someday, lost the center field job to Mookie Betts."Those were tough conversations, yeah, when you have guys that are good players who you believe in and making decisions to start the year the way we're starting, those were tough decisions and tough conversations," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "But it's a good thing for us to have that kind of depth and that kind of talent. We know over the course of the season, more than likely we're going to need all those guys.''Castillo played in 10 games for Boston last season hitting .333 with two home runs, six RBIs, and three stolen bases.Bradley Jr. wasn't as successful with the big club, hitting .198 with one home run, 30 RBIs, and eight stolen bases in 127 games last season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kings Signs Pearson to 2-Year Extension

Kings Signs Pearson to 2-Year Extension iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Winger Tanner Pearson signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings, Thursday.Pearson, 22, was selected by the Kings with the 30th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. He has since played in 67 games for the Kings, racking up 15 goals and eight assists.The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Pearson also has played in 25 postseason games compiling 12 points.Pearson has been out since suffering a broken leg on Jan. 10 against the Winnipeg Jets. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Pekovic Will Have Achilles Surgery

Pekovic Will Have Achilles Surgery NBA via Minnesota Timberwolves(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will undergo a debridement and repair of his right achilles which will sideline him for the remainder of the season.Pekovic's surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 8.The 29-year-old Pekovic signed a five-year, $60 million contract with Minnesota in August 2013. Since then he's only played in 85 games due to various injuries.Pekovic already missed over two and a half months with an ankle injury this season.The 6-foot-11, 285-pound Pekovic has played in 31 games this season, averaging 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/2/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/2/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 114 (49-27) - Miami Heat 88 (34-41) Houston Rockets 108 (52-24) - Dallas Mavericks 101 (46-30) Golden State Warriors 107 (62-13) - Phoenix Suns 106 (38-38) NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (38-35-4, 80 pts) - New York Islanders 3 (45-27-6, 96 pts) F/SO Florida Panthers 6 (36-27-15, 87 pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 1 (28-38-11, 67 pts) Boston Bruins 3 (40-25-13, 93 pts) - Detroit Red Wings 2 (40-24-13, 93 pts) Ottawa Senators 2 (39-26-12, 90 pts) - Tampa Bay Lightning 1 (47-24-8, 102 pts) *F/OT Washington Capitals 5 (43-25-10, 96 pts) - Montreal Canadiens 4 (47-22-9, 103 pts) *F/SO New York Rangers 3 (49-21-7, 105 pts) - Minnesota Wild 2 (44-26-7, 95 pts) St. Louis Blues 4 (47-23-7, 101 pts) - Calgary Flames 1 (42-29-7, 91 pts) Chicago Blackhawks 3 (47-24-6, 100pts) - Vancouver Canucks 1 (45-28-5, 95pts) Los Angeles Kings 8 (38-25-14, 90pts) - Edmonton Oilers 2 (23-42-13, 59pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sources: Billy Donovan Eyes Jump To NBA

Sources: Billy Donovan Eyes Jump To NBA Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Sources told ESPN.com that Billy Donovan is poised to draw interest from multiple NBA teams this offseason and is prepared to listen to those pitches after the Gators went 16-17 last season in which they failed to qualify for postseason play for just the second time in Donovan's nearly two decades in Gainesville. Donovan recently agreed to a one-year contract extension to stay with the Gators through the 2020 season, according to multiple media reports, but the contract contains a buyout for a mere $500,000 if an NBA opportunity arises.  The extension is not regarded as an impediment to Donovan's pursuit of NBA jobs if he wishes. And the growing feeling in NBA circles is that Donovan -- who rejected serious overtures in the 2014 offseason from the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers -- is prepared to make the move this offseason if the "right" opportunity arises. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kris Bryant: ‘I’m Hungrier Than Ever’

Kris Bryant: ‘I’m Hungrier Than Ever’ Brian D. Kersey(MESA, Ariz.) -- Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant on Thursday spoke publicly for the first time since being sent down to minor league camp. Bryant says he's disappointed in being demoted but motivated to reach the big leagues soon. "I don't want to say I'm mad or anything, I'm just extremely disappointed," Bryant said on Thursday. "I wanted my performance to matter, and to me it felt like it didn't matter as much as I thought it would.  The dream is on hold for a little bit but I'm hungrier than ever." Bryant was the second overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft and led all Cactus and Grapefruit League hitters with nine home runs after hitting 43 last year as minor league player of the year. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Coco Crisp Needs Surgery, Expected to Be Out Six to Eight Weeks

Coco Crisp Needs Surgery, Expected to Be Out Six to Eight Weeks Oakland A's/MLB(NEW YORK) -- Oakland Athletics left fielder and leadoff hitter Coco Crisp will have arthroscopic surgery on his elbow and will miss six to eight weeks, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Thursday. This is not the first time in his career that he'll be headed to the disabled list. Crisp has made that trip four of his five seasons with the A's. Crisp hit .246 with nine home runs, 47 RBIs and 19 stolen bases last season for Oakland. Crisp signed a two-year contract extension with the club last year and has a club option for 2017. Oakland is also starting the season without outfielder Josh Reddick, who strained his oblique during spring training. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

ESPN: Kings Plan to Sign Sim Bhullar

ESPN: Kings Plan to Sign Sim Bhullar iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Sacramento Kings are expected to sign 7-foot-5 center Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract this week, according to ESPN.Bhullar would become the first player of Indian decent in NBA history.Bhullar played college basketball at New Mexico State until 2014. He was not drafted and has been playing this season with Sacramento's affiliate in the NBA Development League, the Reno Big Horns."He adds a very interesting dimension to the game," Kings head coach George Karl said. "And our game is becoming an international game and India is becoming one of the greatest, largest, biggest democracies in the world and I think it's a good story and hopefully we'll find some minutes for him."The worry with Bhullar has been his conditioning, but the youngster, who weighed more than 400 pounds last July, has lost more than 30 pounds during his time with the Big Horns.Bhullar is averaging 10.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per game for Reno this season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Red Sox C Christian Vazquez Will Have Tommy John Surgery

Red Sox C Christian Vazquez Will Have Tommy John Surgery Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- In what was seen as a surprise, Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, the team announced Wednesday night.The 24-year-old Vazquez was injured during an exhibition game against the New York Yankees on March 13, while throwing out a runner who attempted to steal second base.The catcher was given an MRI by the Red Sox medical staff, revealing ligament damage. This resulted in Vazquez meeting with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on Wednesday. It was then decided that Dr. Andrews would perform the surgery on Vazquez in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday.The news comes as a surprise to Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, who said earlier Wednesday that originally it didn't seem Vaszquez's injury was a "high-level concern.""Honestly when we did the MRI, we were hoping it would provide peace of mind. It obviously showed something we weren't expecting," Cherington said. "My initial reaction was really more for the kid. This is someone, again, who really loves baseball, he loves the position he plays, it means a lot to him to be a catcher, a catcher from Puerto Rico, a catcher for the Red Sox, all those things. So I felt for him. OK, he's going to miss this time. He's going to come back, and he'll play. But I felt for him."Despite Vazquez being officially out, the Red Sox will not promote top catching prospect Blake Swihart. The Sox will instead use Ryan Hanigan as their No. 1 catcher and Sandy Leon as the backup. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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