Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Free agent running back Chris Johnson agreed to a contract with the New York Jets on Wednesday. The two-year deal is worth up to $9 million, according to ESPN.

Johnson was originally selected out of East Carolina with the 24th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the Titans. In 95 games with Tennessee, the three-time Pro Bowler rushed for 7,965 yards and 50 touchdowns on 1,742 carries. In 2009, he rushed for 2,006 yards.

Johnson, who turns 29 in September, is expected to share duties in the backfield with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell.

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka struck out ten over eight scoreless innings as New York (8-6) blanked the Chicago Cubs (4-9), 3-0, in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old right-hander allowed just two hits, both bunt singles, en route to his second victory of the season.

Outfielder Carlos Beltran gave Tanaka an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with a solo home run off of Cubs starter Jason Hammel. The Bronx Bombers would tack on another run in the fourth on a Dean Anna sacrifice fly and one in the fifth on a Jacoby Ellsbury groundout, which scored Brett Gardner.

Hammel finished the day allowing five hits and three earned runs in seven innings of work.

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Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: New York Yankees 3 (8-6) – Chicago Cubs 0 (4-9)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (7-7) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (7-8)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (6-9) – Pittsburgh Pirates 0 (7-8)

Milwaukee Brewers 4 (11-4) – St. Louis Cardinals 1 (9-6)

Toronto Blue Jays – Minnesota Twins – Postponed

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Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office(BOSTON) — The man accused in a hoax on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attacks was ordered held on $100,000 bail when he appeared briefly in court Wednesday.

In a blue V-neck prison smock, 25-year-old Kevin Edson stood while prosecutor Susan Terry told the judge Edson left a backpack containing a rice cooker at the finish line of the marathon Tuesday night.

The device Edson had was not an actual explosive, police said.

A doctor said Edson has a history of psychiatric disturbances and was off his medication, while prosecutors said Edson told police he knew what he was doing.

The two suspicious bags — only one of which police say they believe the man dropped — were both exploded Tuesday evening after the suspect had been detained for questioning.

“With the marathon coming, we are taking it serious,” Boston Police Officer Randall Halstead said. “Our officers are trained in looking for any kind of suspicious activity, and when it is brought to their attention or they notice it, which was in this case, they act upon it.”

The race takes place on April 21, but Tuesday was a day of remembrance in Boston, a year after bombings at the finish line killed three and injured 264.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LINCOLN, Neb.) — The mother of the 3-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing before being found safe inside a claw machine at a nearby bowling alley will not face charges.

The mother, who was not identified, called 911 Monday evening to report she could not find her son in the family’s Lincoln, Neb., home, according to police officials.

At nearly the same time, at a bowling alley and billiards business across a one-lane side street from the family’s home, a patron reported seeing a young boy stuck inside a claw machine.

“A patron went inside the bar and asked if anyone was missing a little boy,” Randy Lee, a front counter worker at Madsen’s Bowling and Billiards told ABC News. “No one said anything and she said, ‘There’s a boy stuck in the machine.’”

“They thought maybe his arm was stuck and the bar maid went out and saw him actually stuck inside,” Lee said.

Employees called police, who, by that time, had also received the missing persons call from the boy’s mother.

Madsen employees called Value Vendor Services (VVS), which owns and operates the claw machine, to come and unlock the machine.

Nearly half an hour after he was found inside the machine, the young boy was safely removed and returned to his family.

Lee says the claw machine is located against a wall that is not visible from the front counter. Lee did not know how long the boy was inside the machine before he was found around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The owner of the claw machine gave the boy a stuffed animal after he was rescued, according to Lee.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SEQUIM, Wash.) — On a seemingly ordinary Saturday afternoon at the park in Sequim, Wash., two masked men grabbed a 4-year-old boy sitting on a park bench near his mother. The men proceeded to put the child in a van and drive off.

Parents reacted frantically, some running after the car attempting to get a license plate number, others called 911.

Their panic turned to outrage upon discovering that the abduction was a hoax in order to film a YouTube video to promote “kidnapping awareness,” according to the creators.

Jason Holden, 24, and his twin brother Jeremy, coordinated the hoax with their stepmother who allowed them to fake-kidnap their 4-year-old half-brother for the video. Holden and his twin called the police prior to undertaking the prank to let them know what they were planning.

“The police never said it wasn’t a good idea,” said Holden. “They asked for our name and number and said they would notify the police in our area.”

However, representatives from the Sequim Police Department disagree.

“We got a call moments before the incident happened at the park, with someone saying something to the effect of they are going to be filming a documentary-type video involving a fake kidnapping,” Sgt. Detective Sean Madison told ABC News. “We don’t consider that to be a warning or an advisement.”

The entire prank lasted about five minutes. When the brothers returned to the playground area to inform parents that the boy was safe, they were angrily reprimanded.

“We explained that we were filming an awareness video for kidnapping, but everyone sat there and yelled at us,” said Holder. “We weren’t able to explain ourselves or apologize.”

The brothers may now be facing misdemeanor charges involving disturbing the peace and being a public nuisance.

“I’ll be the first to admit we didn’t handle everything in the best way,” said Holden. “We didn’t mean to make people so upset.”

The brothers have a YouTube channel with other prank videos, where they are shown pulling stunts like leaving someone tied up in the trunk of a car on sale.

“Even though they said this was an awareness video, it’s very clear that all their other posts are pranks,” said Madison. ”There is certainly some inconsistency in what they’re saying and what they’ve posted online in the past.”

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Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The Houston Astros called up highly touted outfielding prospect George Springer on Wednesday.

“We’ve got a Springer in our step! Welcome @gspringer_4 to the Houston Astros!,” the team tweeted on Wednesday.

Springer was selected 11th overall by the Astros out of UConn in the 2011 amateur draft and had 37 homers and 108 RBIs with 45 stolen bases while in Double-A and Triple-A last year. Springer continued his hot streak this year and was batting .308 with three homers and eight RBI’s.

The Astros are five games back of the Oakland Athletics and 5-9 in their first season in the A.L. West division.

Springer will make his debut Wednesday night against the Kansas City Royals at home.

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Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB Commissioner Bud Selig believes the new replay system is working and isn’t worried about future calls down the road being an issue.

Selig spoke on Tuesday at the MLB Diversity Business Summit and backed the new system that launched on March 30.

“We’ve had really very little controversy overall,” Selig said. “Everything in life will have a little glitch here and there where you do something new. And are our guys on top of it? You bet. But I’m saying to you again, you’ll hear about the one or two controversies, but look at all the calls that have been overturned.”

MLBAM chief executive officer Bob Bowman said despite some errors by the umpires, mistakes happen.

“Technology takes a while to work,” Bowman said. “I don’t know if you ever bought a new car. You don’t know how all that stuff works right away. And if you ever get a new phone, it takes you awhile to learn it. We’re under 30 days old, and I know we’ve arrived because ESPN is already criticizing us. And it must be great to be perfect the way ESPN is.”

Calls by umpires on the field have been confirmed in 33 of 89 challenges through Monday and overturned in 30, reports USA Today Sports. Twenty five other calls have stood due to lack of “clear and convincing” evidence.

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Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR(NEW YORK) — Joey Logano is enjoying the start to his NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Logano has four top-five finishes and a win at Texas Motor Speedway and sits eighth in the standings as the series is off this weekend.

When asked by ABC Sports Radio Wednesday if it’s time for a Sprint Cup title, Logano, who is teaming up with Call 811, said, “You’re exactly right it is. There’s never not time for a championship right?”

“You’ve always got to shoot for it and that’s our goal this year,” he continued. “I feel like we’re a legit team that can go for this thing this year and win it. I’m excited about what our chances are right now.”

Logano is in his seventh year racing in the Sprint Cup series and believes he has gained a lot of experience racing under Team Penske.

“We’ve been working really hard here at Team Penske this year,” Logano said. “There’s a lot of rule changes and whenever that happens we look at that as an opportunity to really take advantage of and figure things out before anybody else, so we’ve been testing a lot.”

Logano finished third last April at Richmond International Raceway.

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iStock/Thinkstock(LAKE MARY, Fla.) — The Florida woman who was mauled by a bear while at home Saturday unintentionally left a nearly six-minute voicemail message on her husband’s phone that captures the voracity of the attack.

“There was just a voicemail of five minutes and 43 seconds of me screaming,” said Terri Frana, whose cell phone dialed her husband while she was in the throes of a black bear’s jaw Saturday evening.

“He didn’t answer,” she said.

Frana, of Lake Mary, Fla., was found collapsed to the ground inside her living room by her son, who dialed 911, moments after the attack by what she estimates was a 200-pound black bear.

“She came in screaming. She said a bear attacked her,” her son told the 911 operator.

Frana’s husband then grabbed the phone to tell the 911 operator his wife was attacked and that three bears had been in the family’s garage.

“She’s breathing,” Frank Frana said on the 911 call. “She’s just traumatized. She’s breathing and bleeding hard.”

Frana said she went to her garage on Saturday evening to grab bicycles for her children to ride down to their neighbor’s house when the attack happened.

As soon as the children left, Frana, 45, saw two bears in the driveway. She walked to the patio area where there were five bears eating trash that they had pulled out of the garage, her husband said.

Frana, who suffered wounds to her head and body, was released from the hospital Sunday and is recovering at home.

She said all she could think about once she was safely inside the home were here two other children, who were both still outside.

“As soon as they got in the house I knew they were safe,” Frana said. “I felt I could breathe and calm down and know this was a true miracle.”

Wildlife officials in Florida announced that they put down a seventh bear and are offering a reward for tips on anyone feeding bears in the area.

The attack on Franas happened in an area 10 miles from where another woman, 54-year-old Susan Chalfant, was mauled by a black bear while walking her dogs last December.

In the last five years, bear sightings in Florida have doubled to nearly 6,200 a year. Last summer, teenager Abigail Whetherall was mauled by a bear after unsuccessfully trying to play dead.

Black bear attacks on humans are highly unusual and occur mainly when a bear feels her cubs are threatened, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

People who are attacked by black bears are encouraged to stand their ground and not back away or play dead.

“One of biggest myths is play dead, don’t do that; they eat dead animals,” Police officer David Shultz told ABC News’ Linzie Janis Sunday. “If you see them, make a lot of noise from a safe distance. Never try to outrun, they will outrun, outclimb. Come in contact with one, you want to back up slowly and if he keeps coming at you just act as big as you can.”

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