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Orioles Second Baseman Jonathan Schoop Out Indefinitely with Knee Injury

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(NEW YORK) — After establishing himself as an everyday player, Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop will be out indefinitely after suffering a right PCL injury (a Grade 1 tear) and an MCL sprain.

Schoop suffered the injury after he was taken out on a slide by Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval over the weekend.

“Yeah, it was on first base,” Schoop told the Baltimore Sun. “When I stood up, I felt it a little bit. But I was able to finish the game. On the last play, I was running a little bit and I felt my legs burning. When I came in it was swollen. …It was swollen a little bit, but I thought ice and treatment would make it better.

“It’s really disappointing you want to be there for the team, for myself,” Schoop added. “So far, I was having really good at-bats. It’s really disappointing, but there’s nothing I can do.”

In his second full season with the Orioles, Schoop was batting .259 with three home runs and seven RBIs.

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Grizzlies Win as Blazers Offense Misses Mark

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(MEMPHIS) — The Memphis Grizzlies took game one with a 100-86 victory over Portland Sunday after the Trailblazers couldn’t find a groove.

Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge combined for 46 points; however they only converted on 18 of 55 shots (33%).

On the other end of the court, Beno Udrih scored 20 points for the Grizzlies off the bench.

“Beno gets the game ball,” Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph said. “With Mike [Conley] being out, [it] helps him get his confidence up and playing.”

Randolph added 16 points of his own and grabbed 11 rebounds. Marc Gasol also grabbed 11 rebounds and added 15 points.

The banged up Trailblazers feel that game one was a jolt to the system.

“I think a good wakeup call for us,” Aldridge said. “But definitely tonight they manhandled us.”

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Matt Kenseth Wins at Bristol After Four Rain Delays

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(BRISTOL) — The wait was surely worth it.

After four rain delays and eleven extra laps, Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag at Bristol Motor speedway to end a 51-race victory drought.

“It feels good to be back here. Not winning for as long as we did…it wears on you a little bit,” Kenseth said. “We had such a good 2013, and last year there were some races we had some chances to win, and just things wouldn’t line up for us.”

Rain delayed the start of the race for nearly an hour and a half. It was followed up by another delay that stopped the race for almost four hours and one that came as NASCAR attempted to race to the checkered flag.

“I’ve got to be honest with you, at least 90 percent of the time or more, I’d be all about, ‘Man, call that thing’ because anything can go wrong,” Kenseth said. “I felt pretty good about where we were. I felt like unless I really, really messed it up, I was going to be clear getting into [Turn] 1. I felt like our car was good enough to hold on for two laps.”

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UCLA Recruit Jamabo Arrested

iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — UCLA recruit Soso Jamabo has been arrested in Texas after allegedly being caught drinking alcohol and evading arrest.

Jamabo, 18, was reportedly spotted swerving in a truck on State Highway 175 at high speed. Officers then noticed that occupants were throwing objects out of the vehicle, “having total disregard for the public safety of others on the road.”

Jamabo was arrested and booked into the Kaufman County jail on a charge of evading arrest.

The five star recruit is a native of Plano Texas and signed with UCLA in February out of Plano West High.

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Canadiens Take 3-0 Series Lead

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(MONTREAL) — The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in overtime to grab a 3-0 series lead.

Dale Weise spearheaded the Canadiens’ offensive attack, as his goal late in the third period sent the game to overtime, and his goal in overtime brought the victory to Montreal.

“Any time you score a winner like that, it’s pretty special,” Weise said. “I got pretty excited about that first one, too. That was a big goal. I just felt like we were pressuring and pressuring and we needed a good bounce like that to put the puck in the net. And thank goodness it was me.”

Ottawa’s goalie Craig Anderson got the nod in place of Andrew Hammond. He blocked 47 of the 49 shots he faced, but was not able to grab the victory.

“The guys battled so hard, played so well and to come up short is frustrating,” Anderson said. “I gave the team a chance to win, and that’s my job. It’s frustrating I wasn’t able to get the win for the guys. We’ve got to put this behind us and get ready to go.”

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Love Gets First Playoff Victory, Cavs Beat Celtics, 113-100

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — After six seasons in the NBA, Kevin Love finally experienced a playoff game and victory on Sunday in the Cavaliers 113-100 win over the Celtics in round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Love scored 19 in the win and Kyrie Irving scored 30 in his first playoff game. LeBron James added 20 in the win.

“I just try to find a way to get [Love] touches,” James said. “Even though he was missing shots early, those were great shots and he was very aggressive and I just wanted him to stay with it.”

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and 10 assists in the loss and Avery Bradley was held to seven points.

“We’re still confident,” Thomas said. “Guys are ready for Game 2, knowing that good or bad you’ve got to have a short memory. There are possibly seven games in this series and it could go either way.”

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Islanders Knock Off Capitals in OT, Take 2-1 Series Lead

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) — Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

The game was decided quickly in the extra period after the Islanders allowed the Capitals to tie the game on a Nicklas Backstrom goal with just over six minutes remaining in the third.

In overtime, Nikolay Kulemin’s initial shot was stopped by Braden Holtby, who then tried to direct the rebound into the right corner. The puck went to Tavares, who put it in the net before Holtby could cover the right post.

The Islanders have taken a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 in Long Island on Tuesday.

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Islanders Knock Off Capitals in OT, Take 2-1 Series Lead

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(UNIONDALE, N.Y.) — Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

The game was decided quickly in the extra period after the Islanders allowed the Capitals to tie the game on a Nicklas Backstrom goal with just over six minutes remaining in the third.

In overtime, Nikolay Kulemin’s initial shot was stopped by Braden Holtby, who then tried to direct the rebound into the right corner. The puck went to Tavares, who put it in the net before Holtby could cover the right post.

The Islanders have taken a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 in Long Island on Tuesday.

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Josh Hamilton Files for Divorce from Wife

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Angels slugger Josh Hamilton is in the process of getting divorced from his wife, Katie, according to court documents filed in North Texas.

The divorce petition was filed in February in Tarrant County, where Hamilton played five seasons with the Texas Rangers.

The petition doesn’t detail the couple’s problems, but it cites conflict between them as a reason for the divorce. Hamilton has a long history of substance abuse problems and earlier this year he self-reported a relapse.

Hamilton outlined 34 requests in the petition. Among the requests: prohibiting his wife from using a Maserati and 1972 Chevrolet Blazer in his possession; prohibiting her from “hiding” the children from him; prohibiting her from making disparaging remarks against him or his family.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia met with Hamilton last week for the first time in months, and he said he isn’t sure when the star will return to the team.

Hamilton is not being disciplined by Major League Baseball for his relapse.

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Report: Eagles to Sign Tim Tebow

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Philadelphia Eagles are on the verge of signing quarterback Tim Tebow, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports.

Tebow worked out with the Eagles in the middle of March, but the team had no plans to sign him back then.

Tebow last appeared in an NFL regular season game when he was with the New York Jets back in 2012. He did spend time with the New England Patriots in 2013, but was cut before the regular season started.

A true media magnet, Tebow was one of the greatest college football players of all time while he was with the Florida Gators.

He was a first-round pick by the Denver Broncos back in 2010, and even led the team to a division title in 2011. Despite his success, his erratic and unorthodox style never quite fit in the NFL, and he’s been unable to gain many opportunities to continue his pro career at the quarterback position.

Tebow completed 47.9 percent of his passes for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions during his pro career, while rushing for 989 yards and 12 scores.

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