Justin A. Keller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is heading to the 15-day disabled list after the team announced he’s being shut down with right lat soreness thanks to right shoulder fatigue.

Cole had to be removed from his start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday in just his second appearance since coming off the disabled list on June 28.

“It’s very frustrating,” Cole told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “The bullpen just didn’t go well. I wasn’t myself. If you can’t be yourself in a bullpen, how can you do it when you pitch (in a game)? It’s hard enough to get through the Cardinals’ lineup when you’re feeling good.”

The 23-year-old Cole is in his first full season in the Majors after he was the 1st overall pick by the team during the 2011 Draft. In 14 starts this season, Cole is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA with 78 strikeouts in 85.2 innings pitched.

Brandon Cumpton will be called up to take Cole’s place in the starting rotation.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Justin A. Keller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is heading to the 15-day disabled list after the team announced he’s being shut down with right lat soreness thanks to right shoulder fatigue.

Cole had to be removed from his start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday in just his second appearance since coming off the disabled list on June 28.

“It’s very frustrating,” Cole told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “The bullpen just didn’t go well. I wasn’t myself. If you can’t be yourself in a bullpen, how can you do it when you pitch (in a game)? It’s hard enough to get through the Cardinals’ lineup when you’re feeling good.”

The 23-year-old Cole is in his first full season in the Majors after he was the 1st overall pick by the team during the 2011 Draft. In 14 starts this season, Cole is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA with 78 strikeouts in 85.2 innings pitched.

Brandon Cumpton will be called up to take Cole’s place in the starting rotation.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Legal marijuana sales begin across Washington state Tuesday, an occasion that had some people camping out overnight to ensure a place in line.

Deb Greene, a grandmother of three and competitive runner, showed up more than a day in advance.

“I never thought I’d see it in my lifetime, and to be able to vote for it and to be able to enjoy it legally was just an awesome thing in my life,” Greene said.

The state joined Colorado, where sales began Jan. 1, by voting in November 2012 to legalize marijuana for adults over 21. The vote also created state-licensed systems for the growth, sale and taxation on the pot.

It turns out, voting for legal marijuana is easier than enacting it. While two dozen stores will open across the state, only one shop has been approved so far for Seattle – Cannabis City.

Shop manager Amber McGowan expects lots of buzz Tuesday.

“We anticipate 10,000 people,” McGowan said. “We hope to goodness we won’t get that much, because we don’t have that much product.”

Along with the crowds, a shortage is expected, too. Less than 100 of the 2,600 people who applied to be pot growers have been approved, leaving a limited supply of the marijuana available.

But stores will be ready Tuesday, with some managers arranging for food trucks and free water along with portable toilets to ensure that customers are comfortable during their wait.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Legal marijuana sales begin across Washington state Tuesday, an occasion that had some people camping out overnight to ensure a place in line.

Deb Greene, a grandmother of three and competitive runner, showed up more than a day in advance.

“I never thought I’d see it in my lifetime, and to be able to vote for it and to be able to enjoy it legally was just an awesome thing in my life,” Greene said.

The state joined Colorado, where sales began Jan. 1, by voting in November 2012 to legalize marijuana for adults over 21. The vote also created state-licensed systems for the growth, sale and taxation on the pot.

It turns out, voting for legal marijuana is easier than enacting it. While two dozen stores will open across the state, only one shop has been approved so far for Seattle – Cannabis City.

Shop manager Amber McGowan expects lots of buzz Tuesday.

“We anticipate 10,000 people,” McGowan said. “We hope to goodness we won’t get that much, because we don’t have that much product.”

Along with the crowds, a shortage is expected, too. Less than 100 of the 2,600 people who applied to be pot growers have been approved, leaving a limited supply of the marijuana available.

But stores will be ready Tuesday, with some managers arranging for food trucks and free water along with portable toilets to ensure that customers are comfortable during their wait.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

NYPD(NEW YORK) — The woman accused of abandoning her baby on a crowded New York City subway platform told police she is homeless and couldn’t handle being a mother.

Frankea Dabbs, 20, said she arrived in the city on June 2. She was charged Tuesday with abandoning a child and committing actions injurious to a child less than the age of 17, a day after she dumped her 10-month-old daughter at the 59th Street Columbus Circle station in Manhattan, police said.

“She felt she couldn’t take care of the baby and thought she was leaving her in a safe public space,” said Stephen Davis, a spokesman for the New York Police Department.

Dabbs’ last known address is in Raleigh, North Carolina, but she had identification indicating that she is from California. She told police that the baby’s father had recently died in California.

She has an active warrant out of North Carolina for marijuana possession, according to police records.

“I’m just glad they found the mom and the baby’s fine,” said Catherine Boursier, the woman who found the stranded child on the subway platform alone in a red-and-white polka-dot stroller on Monday.

Boursier stayed with the child until police arrived around noon.

Dabbs admitted to police that she abandoned her baby, authorities said.

She was arrested early Tuesday morning on Manhattan’s Upper West Side after the NYPD released a photo of the infant, shown sucking on a bottle and wearing a red-and-white blouse.

Dabbs was taken into custody about 12:30 a.m. not far from where she is accused of leaving the infant.

She was riding a northbound No. 1 train when she pushed the baby off the train and onto the platform before jumping back on the train and leaving the infant alone, police said.

The baby was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center for a check-up and is in stable condition. The baby is now in custody of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

Police also released a video showing a woman, wearing sunglasses and a white tank top pushing the infant through the emergency exit to enter a subway station. She later leaves the station the same way after returning on a subway train without the baby.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook has decided to withdraw from the USA Basketball player pool for the World Cup in Spain this summer.

Westbrook had previously indicated he would play for Team USA, who took home the gold in the 2012 Olympics and gold at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.

While the team could benefit from Westbrook’s presence, he’s battled injuries this past season. He was limited to just 46 games during the 2013-2014 after having two arthroscopic procedures on his surgically repaired right knee.

A commitment to Team USA includes a July training camp, an exhibition schedule in August and then the tournament in September.

Westbrook’s health isn’t an issue, but he’s being cautious as he wants to be fully healthy heading into next season.

One of the more exciting players in the NBA, Westbrook averaged 21.8 points, 6.9 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per game last season.

Even though the United States would welcome Westbrook with open arms, they’re still loaded with talent. Replacing Westbrook could be Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, and Damian Lillard.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the Philadelphia Phillies fading fast in the standings, they could use all the help they can get. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced that they expect starting pitcher Cliff Lee back after the All-Star break.

Lee is recovering from a strained left elbow, and is eying a return to the rotation July 19. He hasn’t started for the Phillies since May 18.

The 35-year-old Lee made his first rehab start on Sunday, but he was limited to just 24 pitches for Class-A Clearwater due to poor weather.

Still, Lee remains one of the most consistent pitchers in Major League Baseball.

With the Phillies staring at another losing season, Lee is one of their biggest trade chips. The sooner he can prove he’s healthy, the better chance the team can get a good return for him.

Lee is signed through 2015 and has a minimum of $50 million left on his contract over the next season and a half. That figure could grow to $62.5 million if he vests his option for 2016.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

NYPD(NEW YORK) — The woman who pushed her baby onto a New York City subway platform before hopping back on the train is in police custody, but they have not yet charged her with a crime.

Police arrested the woman, 20, early Tuesday morning on Manhattan’s Upper West Side after releasing a photo of the infant who was dumped at the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station on Monday. She was taken into custody about 12:30 a.m. not far from where she is accused of leaving the infant.

“I’m just glad they found the mom and the baby’s fine,” said Catherine Boursier, the woman who found the stranded child on the subway platform, shown sucking on a bottle in the police photo, alone in a red-and-white polka-dot stroller.

Boursier stayed with the child until police arrived around noon.

The suspect was riding a northbound No. 1 train when she pushed the baby off the train and onto the platform before jumping back on the train and leaving the infant alone, police said.

The 10-month-old baby was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center for a check-up and is in stable condition. The baby is now in custody of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

Her mother has not been charged yet but the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police also released a video showing the woman, whose name has not been released, wearing sunglasses and a white tank top while pushing the infant through the emergency exit to enter the subway station. She later leaves the way without the baby.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With the Philadelphia Phillies fading fast in the standings, they could use all the help they can get. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced that they expect starting pitcher Cliff Lee back after the All-Star break.

Lee is recovering from a strained left elbow, and is eying a return to the rotation July 19. He hasn’t started for the Phillies since May 18.

The 35-year-old Lee made his first rehab start on Sunday, but he was limited to just 24 pitches for Class-A Clearwater due to poor weather.

Still, Lee remains one of the most consistent pitchers in Major League Baseball.

With the Phillies staring at another losing season, Lee is one of their biggest trade chips. The sooner he can prove he’s healthy, the better chance the team can get a good return for him.

Lee is signed through 2015 and has a minimum of $50 million left on his contract over the next season and a half. That figure could grow to $62.5 million if he vests his option for 2016.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →

NYPD(NEW YORK) — The woman who pushed her baby onto a New York City subway platform before hopping back on the train is in police custody, but they have not yet charged her with a crime.

Police arrested the woman, 20, early Tuesday morning on Manhattan’s Upper West Side after releasing a photo of the infant who was dumped at the 59th Street Columbus Circle subway station on Monday. She was taken into custody about 12:30 a.m. not far from where she is accused of leaving the infant.

“I’m just glad they found the mom and the baby’s fine,” said Catherine Boursier, the woman who found the stranded child on the subway platform, shown sucking on a bottle in the police photo, alone in a red-and-white polka-dot stroller.

Boursier stayed with the child until police arrived around noon.

The suspect was riding a northbound No. 1 train when she pushed the baby off the train and onto the platform before jumping back on the train and leaving the infant alone, police said.

The 10-month-old baby was taken to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center for a check-up and is in stable condition. The baby is now in custody of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services.

Her mother has not been charged yet but the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Police also released a video showing the woman, whose name has not been released, wearing sunglasses and a white tank top while pushing the infant through the emergency exit to enter the subway station. She later leaves the way without the baby.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Read More →