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JUPITER, Fla.   Starters Matt Harvey and John Lackey each looked sharp in their penultimate starts of Grapefruit League play on Friday, though it was the Cardinals who came away with a 5-4 split-squad victory. Efficiency allowed ...Read More
Missouri's postseason basketball honors were released, and a few local athletes were recognized. Gainesville's Thomas Ritter was named to the boys' All-State team for Class 2. Ritter was also joined on the Summit Conference All-League team by ...Read More
High school baseball makes up the local Friday schedule as Mountain Home will continue action at Willard with two more games in the Lead Off Tournament. The Bombers have the morning session as they meet Siloam Springs at 10:30, and they'll retake ...Read More
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ The Arkansas State women's bowling team is one of eight teams selected for the NCAA Women's Bowling Championship. The Red Wolves are ranked third in the nation and will compete in the championship April 9-11 at ...Read More
FENTON, Mo. (AP) _ Prosecutors say a white St. Louis-area man was driven by racism when he allegedly punched former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford. St. Louis County prosecutors have charged 37-year-old James Street of Fenton with felony ...Read More
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) _ St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright gave up four runs, including a solo homer by Giancarlo Stanton, in 3 2-3 innings Thursday before a rain delay ended his outing in a 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins. Wainwright gave up ...Read More
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After throwing 7.0 perfect innings against the No. 5 team in the country, junior right-handed pitcher Trey Killian has earned Louisville Slugger National Pitcher of the Week honors as announced Monday by Collegiate Baseball News
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ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Shaquille O'Neal was inducted into the Orlando Magic's Hall of Fame Friday.O'Neal was selected with the first pick of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Magic and played his first four seasons in Orlando. During that time, he led the Magic to a berth in the 1995 NBA Finals. Shaq ultimately decided to leave Orlando for the bright lights of Los Angeles. While he won three titles with the Lakers, he still wonders if he should have ever left the home of Mickey Mouse."D
03/28/2015 07:14:00am
Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images (DUNEDIN, Fla.) -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander left his spring training start against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, with cramping in his right triceps.Despite leaving the game in the third inning, the former American League MVP doesn't seem too concerned about the injury. He cites not drinking enough water and a tweak in his mechanics as being possible reasons for the cramping."I don't think I'm injured," Verlander said. "The only concern I h
03/28/2015 05:31:00am
Joe Robbins/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) -- Terry Rozier had 17 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 4 Louisville down No. 8 North Carolina State 75-65 in the East Regional semifinals of the Men's NCAA Tournament, Friday.Louisville and NC State traded punches throughout the game. After a Ralston Turner 3-pointer put the Wolfpack down one with 4:35 remaining in the game, the Cardinals went on a 9-0 run. NC State could never recover as Louisville heads to the Elite 8 for the third time in four years
03/28/2015 02:42:00am
Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 2 Gonzaga to its first Elite 8 appearance since 1999 by beating No. 11 UCLA 74-62 in the Men's NCAA Tournament, Friday.Gonzaga (35-2) was dominant, never trailing after the 17:14 mark of the first half.UCLA (22-14) went on a 6-0 run to open the second half and cut the Zags lead to one, but the Bulldogs countered by scoring 12 straight points, blowing the game open for good.The win marks the fir
03/28/2015 12:32:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAA Sweet 16: (2) Gonzaga 74 - (11) UCLA 62 NBA: Detroit Pistons 111 (28-44) - Orlando Magic 97 (22-52) Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
03/27/2015 10:00:00pm
Oklahoma City Thunder/NBA(NEW YORK) --  Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery on his right foot and miss the remainder of the season, Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced Friday.Durant will have the procedure early next week and is expected to return to basketball activities in the next four to six months.The news comes a week after Presti announced that Durant been "removed from basketball activities" and said he could be shut down.Durant underwent
03/27/2015 09:13:00pm
G Fiume/Getty Images(KNOXVILLE, Tn.) -- After one season on the job, Donnie Tyndall has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team.The university fired Tyndall Friday after they learned of his unethical behavior while coach at Southern Mississippi from an NCAA investigation. "I apologize to my players, assistant coaches, and the entire UT community that past occurrences led to today's result.," Tyndall said in a statement. "I have truly loved
03/27/2015 09:00:00pm
Hannah Foslien/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Masahiro Tanaka will make the Opening Day start for the New York Yankees against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 6 at Yankee Stadium, ending the six-year Opening Day run of the former ace, CC Sabathia.Manager Joe Girardi made the announcement Friday morning, and it was clear last season that Tanaka had assumed the role of ace from Sabathia, whose effectiveness has been diminished due to elbow and knee injuries and a si
03/27/2015 07:30:00pm
iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tn.) -- Vanderbilt Commodores incumbent starting quarterback Patton Robinette has decided to leave the game of football due to long-term concerns of his health.Robinette informed head coach Derek Mason of his decision Thursday and his teammates the next morning that he would be leaving the team and would focus his efforts at the school to earn a medical degree.Last season, Robinette suffered a concussion against Temple and missed the next six weeks of action."Th
03/27/2015 07:00:00pm
Chris Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- St. John's coach Steve Lavin and the school have mutually agreed to part ways after five reported earlier this week that Lavin and the school were deep into talks on a contract extension.Lavin led the Red Storm to the NCAA tournament, where they lost to San Diego State in the second round last Friday."Coach Lavin returned high expectations to our men's basketball program and represented St. John's in a positive way," St.  John's athle
03/27/2015 06:08:00pm
Harry How/Getty Images(MILAN) -- Former NBA player Metta World Peace, formly known as Ron Artest, signed with the Italian basketball club Pallacanestro Cantu on Thursday.World Peace, 35, says he's come a long way since jumping into the stands in Detroit as a Pacers player in 2004."I had an up and down career," World Peace said Thursday. "I grew up playing basketball on the streets of New York City and it was very, very rough and I started playing in the NBA in the same way.""Now the mentality is
03/27/2015 03:35:00pm
G. Fiume/Getty Images(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz still believes he is a future Hall of Famer, despite testing positive for a banned substance by the MLB."Let me tell you something. Say whatever you want about me -- love me, hate me. But I'm no bulls------. I never knowingly took any steroids," Ortiz wrote on The Players' Tribune website. "If I tested positive for anything, it was for something in pills I bought at the damn mall
03/27/2015 12:30:00pm
Joe Robbins/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Michael Sam, who was the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft, said on Thursday that there are more gay players currently playing in the NFL.In a Q&A session in Dallas Thursday, Sam said that other players have reached out to him to thank him for having the courage to be open about his sexuality."I am not the only gay person in the NFL," Sam said, according to the Forth Worth Star-Telegram. "I'm just saying there is a lot of us. I respec
03/27/2015 09:24:00am
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Brooklyn Nets forward Thaddeus Young has a left knee strain that will keep him out of Friday night's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.Young was injured late in the third quarter of the team's win over the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night. The injury occurred after he ran into Hornets guard Gerald Henderson. Young immediately fell to the floor in pain. He was then helped to his feet before he limped to the locker room under his own power.The team also
03/27/2015 07:00:00am
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The first overall pick of the 2014 Draft, pitcher Brady Aiken, had Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow.The 18-year-old Aiken is attending IMG Academy because he never reached a deal with the Houston Astros after they selected him with the top pick.The left-hander threw fewer than 15 pitches last Thursday before leaving his start for IMG. It was later found Aiken had torn his ulnar collateral ligament. "In my first game for IMG Academy last week, I threw a pitc
03/27/2015 05:36:00am
Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points, and Pat Connaughton added 16 while grabbing 10 rebounds, to lift No. 3 Notre Dame over No. 7 Wichita State 81-70 Thursday. The Irish have advanced to the Elite 8 of the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament.Notre Dame (32-5) had its offense going from tip off to the final buzzer. The Fighting Irish shot 55.6 percent from the field, while connecting on 9 of 19 from 3-point land.Notre Dame led or was tied with Wichita State for
03/27/2015 02:32:00am
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Trailing by seven with 10:25 remaining, Wisconsin went on a 19-6 run, finished off by a Sam Decker layup, which gave the top-seeded Badgers the lead for good; they moved on to the Elite 8 of the Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament by knocking off the Tar Heels 79-72 Thursday.Decker finished the game with a career high 23 points, and Frank Kaminsky added 19 in the win. Wisconsin (34-3) is headed to its second straight Elite 8 and ends North Carolina's 11-
03/27/2015 12:21:00am
Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAA Men's Tournament: Midwest Region: (1) Kentucky 78 (37-0) - (5) West Virginia 39 (25-10) (3) Notre Dame 81 (32-5) - (7) Wichita St 70 (30-5)West Region: (1) Wisconsin 79 (34-3) - (4) North Carolina 72 (26-12)(2) Arizona 68 (34-3) - (6) Xavier 60 (23-14) NHL: Carolina Hurricanes 5 (27-36-10, 64 pts) - Pittsburgh Penguins 2  (40-23-11, 91 pts)Los Angeles Kings 3 (37-23-14, 88 pts) - New York Islanders 2 (44-26-5, 93 pts)W
03/26/2015 11:43:00pm
Joe Robbins/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- According to a media report, the Indianapolis Colts and coach Chuck Pagano will not reach a deal on a contract extension before the season.Two sources told that the team will allow Pagano to see out the final year of the four-year contract he signed in 2012.Indianapolis has made the playoffs in each of Pagano's three seasons, going 11-5 last season and reaching the AFC Championship Game, where they lost to eventual Super Bowl champ
03/26/2015 08:49:00pm
Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco 49ers released offensive lineman Jonathan Martin on Thursday, the team announced.Martin spent one season in San Francisco, appearing in 15 games (nine starts) at right tackle.Martin played at Stanford and was a 2012 second-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins, where he started all 16 games as a rookie.In Martin's second season with Miami, he left the team after a bullying controversy involving former teamma
03/26/2015 05:37:00pm

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