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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bobby Hurley Takes Over at Arizona State

Bobby Hurley Takes Over at Arizona State G Fiume/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Arizona State has hired Bobby Hurley as its new men's basketball coach.The 43-year-old Hurley spent the last two seasons coaching Buffalo. There he went 42-20, leading the Bulls to the NCAA tournament last season.Hurley had a great career during his college playing days at Duke. He participated in three Final Fours and was part of two national championship winning teams. Hurley was named NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player during his junior season."Bobby Hurley epitomizes basketball excellence, with a keen knowledge of the game that stems from his lifelong involvement in the sport," Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson said in a statement. "His childhood consisted of watching the defining moments of the NCAA Tournament; his high school days included a 115-5 record on the court and four state titles; and his college career, with an excellence exemplified by two national championships and his No. 11 jersey hanging in the rafters at Cameron Indoor."Hurley takes over for Herb Sendek, who was fired after coaching the Sun Devils for nine seasons. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Tigers Place Closer Joe Nathan on DL

Tigers Place Closer Joe Nathan on DL iStockphoto(DETROIT) -- The Detroit Tigers placed closer Joe Nathan on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain on Wednesday.Nathan earned the save in the Tigers' Opening Day victory over the Minnesota Twins but, according to Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski, Nathan has been dealing with a flexor problem for at least a week."I think it bothered him more at the end of last week, a little bit. And it bothered him a little bit on Monday, the day he pitched," Dombrowski said. "Not major, but it just hasn't cleared up for him."The 40-year-old Nathan is a six-time All-Star who has saved 377 games over his 15 year career.Joakim Soria, who served as Kansas City's closer for five season, will take over Nathan's role.The Tigers recalled left-handed reliever Blaine Hardy from Triple-A Toledo to take Nathan's roster spot. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

UConn Beats Notre Dame for Program’s 10th Title

UConn Beats Notre Dame for Program’s 10th Title Lance King/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) --  The UConn women beat Notre Dame 63-53 on Tuesday to win their third consecutive national championship. With the program's 10th title overall, coach Geno Auriemma matched UCLA's men's coach John Wooden for most titles in college basketball history. Connecticut was the nation's best defensive team all season and the Huskies, not at their best offensively Tuesday, relied on that defense all night to beat Notre Dame. The Irish shot 33 percent from the floor, their second worst percentage of the season. Connecticut also forced 17 Notre Dame turnovers, 13 in the first half when the Huskies built an eight-point lead at the break. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 15 points in the game and it was when she scored them that mattered most. She had two individual 7-0 runs, one in the first half and once in the second, each time when Notre Dame seemed ready to start a comeback. The Connecticut-Notre Dame matchup was just the second time in the history of the tournament that the same teams played in the final in consecutive years. UConn beat Tennessee in 2003 and 2004. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello to 4-Year Extension

Red Sox Sign Rick Porcello to 4-Year Extension Joe Robbins/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Boston Red Sox announced Monday night that they had signed right-handed pitcher Rick Porcello to a four-year contract extension, making him the highest-paid pitcher in club history by average annual value. The deal is worth $82.5 million, a major league source told ESPNBoston.com, which breaks down as follows: $500,000 signing bonus, $20 million in 2016 and 2017, $21 million in 2018 and 2019. His 2015 contract remains at $12.5 million. The average annual value of the contract is $20.625 million, and it is the 19th contract given to a pitcher that has an AAV of more than $20 million, according to CotsContracts.com. Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer each have an AAV of more than $30 million. Porcello becomes the second pitcher the Sox acquired since Lester's departure who has signed a multiyear deal since coming to Boston.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/6/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 4/6/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) - MLB: Colorado Rockies 10 (1-0) - Milwaukee Brewers 0 (0-1) Toronto Blue Jays 6 (1-0) - New York Yankees 1 (0-1) Detroit Tigers 4 (1-0) - Minnesota Twins 0 (0-1) Baltimore Orioles 6 (1-0) - Tampa Bay Rays 2 (0-1)   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Rodriguez Cheered Loudly in Return to Yankee Stadium

Rodriguez Cheered Loudly in Return to Yankee Stadium Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The fans at Yankee Stadium made sure Alex Rodriguez felt welcome on Opening Day.Rodriguez, who missed all of 2014 because of a drug suspension, was cheered mightily in the Opening Day introductions. The home fans were even louder when their designated hitter walked to the plate for the first time in the bottom of the third inning. Many of them stood and some chanted "A-Rod."Rodriguez was even part of Yankee Stadium's "Bleacher Creatures" roll call in the top of the first inning. Usually, the fans in the right field bleachers call out each player in the field until he acknowledges the crowd. But they added Rodriguez to the tradition and No. 13 happily came to the top of the dugout and tipped his cap to the crowd.Rodriguez, who hadn't played in a regular-season game since September 25, 2013, finished the game 1 for 2 with a walk in the New York Yankees' 6-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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