Review Category : National Sports

Warriors Defeat Rockets in Game 4, Despite Another Stephen Curry Injury

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Stephen Curry played Game 4 against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, until he injured his right knee at the end of the first half.

The Golden State Warriors star guard was playing for the first time since he sprained his ankle in the third quarter of Game 1. He slipped, apparently on a wet spot, and fell on his knee while guarding Houston’s Trevor Ariza at the buzzer.

Curry is set to undergo an MRI on Monday for his sprained knee.

Despite Curry being pulled from the game, the Warriors defeated Houston 121-94 to take a 3-1 series lead. Game 5 will be held at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Wednesday.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

Jacob deGrom Returns to Mets with Son Free of Medical Issues

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Mets’ pitcher Jacob deGrom rejoined his teammates Saturday, ESPN reports.

His return comes nearly two weeks after his son was born with medical complications at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida.

DeGrom’s son, Jaxon Anthony, was suffering from apnea and would stop breathing while sleeping, according to the pitcher.

After extensive tests, the 12-day-old was free of issues for five consecutive days and was discharged Monday without any procedures being required, according to ESPN.

“It was definitely scary,” deGrom said. “He had to be checked into the NICU, and they had to monitor him in there. But when all the tests came back and nothing was seriously wrong, we were pretty relieved. … The doctor said they go looking for problems, but you don’t really want to find any. Luckily they didn’t find any, and he’s doing great now.”

DeGrom returns to the rotation on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

University of Miami Running Back Mark Walton Facing DUI Charge

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(MIAMI) — University of Miami running back Mark Walton was arrested on suspision of driving under the influence on Saturday.

Walton has since been suspended indefinitely from the team, according to ESPN.

“We are aware of the situation regarding Mark Walton and we have taken immediate action by suspending him from the team,” Miami athletic director Blake James said in a statement. “We have no further comment at the time.”

Miami police said charges against Walton are pending.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

Cam Newton Surprises North Carolina Middle School Football Game

Courtesy of Kathleen McMillan (DAVIDSON, N.C.) — A middle school football game in North Carolina went pro when Cam Newton made an appearance.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback reportedly hopped a fence to play with the students at the Community School of Davidson, according to ABC News affiliate WTVD-TV, after asking teachers for permission of course.

“I saw one girl crying and hyperventilating and when I asked, ‘Sweetheart what’s wrong?’ she said, ‘That was just the best moment of my life,'” Mimi Siadak, a seventh-grade teacher at the school, told WTVD-TV.

Newton spent several minutes tossing around a football with the awestruck students.

“The students just herded all around him. I still can’t believe he did that,” Siadak said to WTVD-TV.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

Dolphins’ Running Back Mark Walton Facing DUI Charge

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Miami Dolphins’ running back Mark Walton was arrested on suspision of driving under the influence on Saturday.

Walton has since been suspended indefinitely from the team, according to ESPN.

“We are aware of the situation regarding Mark Walton and we have taken immediate action by suspending him from the team,” Miami athletic director Blake James said in a statement. “We have no further comment at the time.”

Miami police said charges against Walton are pending.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

Warriors Guard Stephen Curry Hopeful for Game 4 Appearance

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Stephen Curry is optimistic about playing in Game 4 against the Houston Rockets.

When the Golden State Warriors star guard– who sat out for Games 2 and 3 for an injured ankle– was asked if he would be surprised if he had to skip the game Sunday, he said, “Very,” according to ESPN.

Curry said he say out for Thursday’s game because coach Steve Kerr believed “it wasn’t worth the risk.”

“It was their call,” he said according to ESPN. “If I would have got the green light I definitely would have played and felt confident there. Hopefully that leads to even more confidence come Sunday.”

The Warriors are currently leading the series 2-1.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

Report: Josh Norman Signs 5-Year, $75 Million Deal with Redskins

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Washington Redskins and cornerback Josh Norman have reportedly reached a five-year and $75 million deal, sources told ESPN.

According to NFL Network, the deal with include a guaranteed $50 million, the most ever given to a cornerback.

The 28-year-old previously spent four years with the Carolina Panthers where he accumulated 181 tackles with 37 passes defensed and seven interceptions. Last season, he boasted four interceptions with 56 tackles and 16 passes defensed.

Norman appeared to tweet his approval of the deal with some emojis.

#HAIL🔥💯💪🏽😾

— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) April 22, 2016

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

MLB Suspends Blue Jays’ Chris Colabello for 80 Games After PED Violation

Harry How/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Major League Baseball has suspended Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello for 80 games after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

“On March 13, I got one of the scariest and most definitely the least-expected phone calls of my entire life. I was informed by the players’ association that a banned substance was found in my urine,” Colabello said in a statement according to ESPN. “I have spent every waking moment since that day trying to find an answer as to why or how?”

The 32-year-old first baseman and outfielder tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid that’s sold under the name Turinabol.

Colabello said in the statement that he “would never compromise the integrity of the game of baseball.”

“I am saddened more for the impact this will have on my teammates, the organization and the fans of the Toronto Blue Jays,” he said according to ESPN. “I hope that before anyone passes judgment on me they can take a look at the man that I am, and everything that I have done to get to where I am in my career.”

Hitting .069 in 10 games for his second season with the Blue Jays, Colabello will also lose $227,891 of his $521,126 major league salary.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

LeBron James, Cavs brush aside Stanley Johnson’s Comments

Jason Miller/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — LeBron James and the Cavaliers are responding to Pistons’ Stanley Johnson’s comments, by well, not responding.

The Detroit rookie claimed he was “definitely” in James’ head Wednesday, but James did not appear to be affected by the supposed psychological warfare on Friday.

“No [response],” James said of Johnson’s remarks. “My only mindset right now is how I can help this team get a Game 3 victory playing in a hostile building that I’ve played many series in before. So that’s what my focus is.”

Johnson seemed to downplay his comments on Friday, according to ESPN.

“I think my comments, it wasn’t really an outburst,” Johnson said after Friday’s shootaround. “I just think, at this point in time right now, it’s all about Game 3. What I said before really doesn’t matter. It’s in the past. We’ve got to control what we can control now. That’s it.”

When pressed about whether Johnson was trying to use James’ fame to make a name for himself, James again brushed off Johnson’s comments.

“For me, at the end of the day, I can control what I can control, and that’s how I go out and play the game,” James said. “There’s always going to be conversation outside of the four lines, and how much you can indulge into it can take away your focus from what the main thing is. I know what the main object is here, and that’s to be the leader of this team and get these guys ready for a very high-intense game tonight and moving forward. So, I don’t get caught up into anything.”

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →

Chiefs General Manager Says Justin Houston Will Play in 2016

Rob Leiter via Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Cheifs linebacker Justin Houston will play in 2016, according to the team’s general manager John Dorsey.

The team previously gave a rehab schedule for somewhere between six and 12 months for Houston who has surgery on his ACL in February.

“I’m not a medical expert, but I can tell you Justin Houston will be playing this season,” Dorsey said. “When is a good [question]. Not being a medical expert, I really can’t definitively tell you that answer. But our doctors have reassured us that he will play this season.”

Houston injured his knee in late November in a game against the Buffalo Bills, according to ESPN. He didn not play again in the regular season and his return in the playoffs was brief.

“He’s ahead of schedule,” Dorsey said. “[Trainer Rick Burkholder] and he have been talking on a [regular] basis. He was up here last week. I think they are now working together and trying to work out the rehabilitation process. He’s doing great. He’s dialed in. He’s excited. When you hear from him, you see he’s going to be Justin Houston when he gets back here.”

“At the end of the day that guy, No. 50, he’ll be here,” he added.

Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Read More →