(NEW YORK) -- NHL Playoffs: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 - Ottawa Senators 3 (Penguins lead series, 2-0)
MLB: New York Mets 3 (16-23) - Chicago Cubs 2 (17-24)
New York Yankees 5 (26-16) - Toronto Blue Jays 0 (17-25)
Arizona Diamondbacks 9 (24-18) - Miami Marlins 2 (11-31)
Philadelphia Phillies 5 (20-22) - Cincinnati Reds 3 (25-17)
Tampa Bay Rays 12 (21-20) - Baltimore Orioles 10 (23-18)
Atlanta Braves 8 (23-18) - Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (17-23)
Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (25-17) - Houston Astros 4 (11-31)
Cleveland Indians 6 (23-17) - Seattle Mariners 3 (20-22) 10 innings
Saint Louis Cardinals 7 (27-14) - Milwaukee Brewers 6 (16-24)
Detroit Tigers 2 (23-17) - Texas Rangers 1 (27-15)
Boston Red Sox 3 (25-17) - Minnesota Twins 2 (18-20) 10 innings
Colorado Rockies 10 (22-20) - San Francisco Giants 9 (24-18)
Oakland Athletics 2 (21-22) - Kansas City Royals 1 (20-18)
Chicago White Sox 3 (19-21) - Los Angeles Angels 0 (15-27)
Washington Nationals 6 (23-19) - San Diego Padres 5 (18-23)
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 16:36:39 PM
(NEW YORK) -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin will not be on the field to start the 2013-14 season.
The pass rusher was suspended for the first four games of next season for league's performance-enhancing drug policy.
"I want to apologize to my teammates, coaches and Seahawks fans for making a mistake when I took a substance that is prohibited in the NFL without a medical exemption," Irvin said in a statement. "I am extremely disappointed in the poor judgment I showed and take full responsibility for my actions. I will not appeal the discipline and instead will focus my energy on preparing for the season so I can begin earning your trust and respect again. I look forward to contributing to the team the moment I return."
He will be eligible to return to the Seahawk's roster on September 30. During his suspension, he will be allowed to take part in all offseason practices and preseason games.
Irvin had eight sacks as a rookie out of West Virginia last season for Seattle.
Copyight 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 16:35:54 PM
(NEW YORK) -- New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is not off to a great start with his new team.
Goodson was arrested early Friday on drug possesion and weapons charges, according to New Jersey State Police.
Goodson and another man were stopped on Route 80 in Denville, N.J. when a tow-truck driver found them. He then called 911 when he saw the physical condition of Goodson, who was in the passenger seat of an SUV. Goodson was brought to a nearby hospital where he was discharged when it was determined he was healthy enough to leave.
Goodson was found with a small amount of marijuana and a semi-automatic handgun on his person.
A Jets spokesman said: "We are aware of the report and are gathering information."
The 25-year old was signed to a three-year deal by the Jets in the offseason after playing previously with Carolina and Oakland.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 16:34:31 PM
(CONCORD, N.C.) -- Retired stock-car driver Richard "Dick" Trickle died on Thursday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Trickle, 71, called the Lincoln County Communications Center to tell them that "there would be a dead body and it would be his."
Emergency units found Trickle's body lying near his pickup truck when they arrived.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dick Trickle on his passing today," NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France said in a statement. "Dick was a legend in the short-track racing community, particularly in his home state of Wisconsin, and he was a true fan favorite. Personalities like Dick Trickle helped shape our sport. He will be missed."
Trickle's impact on the sport of racing influenced many, including Sprint Cup series driver David Ragan.
"He was the man," Ragan told ABC Sports Radio on Friday. "He was very good at what he did and it's sad to have him leave."
Trickle, who was a force on the short-track, recorded about 1,000 victories in feature races and was the rookie of the year in NASCAR's premier series in 1989.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 12:52:35 PM
(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- The Oklahoma City Thunder will watch the rest of the NBA playoffs from home after being bounced out by the Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
Kevin Durant did all he could do without All-Star guard Russell Westbrook, who suffered an Achilles injury in the first round against the Rockets.
Durant averaged 30.8 points per game in the playoffs and knows the team fell short of their goal of an NBA title. Still, he doesn't look at the 60-win season as a waste.
"Nothing's ever a wasted year for me. It's basketball. I've grown so much as a man since the beginning of the season. I've grown so much as a leader. Nothing is ever wasted," Durant said on Thursday.
"Of course, the ultimate goal in this league is to win a championship. But I'm never going to say I wasted a year. I'm blessed to even wake up and do something I love every day. So it's never wasted," Durant continued.
Things may have been different if Westbrook was healthy and able to play, but even he is not making any excuses.
"Injuries are a part of sports," Westbrook said. "Stuff like this happened to different players through the year, and in this year's playoffs as well. I think we had a great year. Sixty wins is great. It shows we're getting better each and every year. Hopefully, next year we can take another step forward."
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 12:36:37 PM
(NEW YORK) -- NASCAR driver David Ragan is in his second season racing full-time in the Sprint Cup series and is gearing up for this weekend's All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
"[It's] going to be a fun night, I know the stands are going to be packed," Ragan told ABC Sports Radio on Friday. "Everyone is going to enjoy those short segments and the final ten laps will be a lot of fun."
Ragan won his second career Sprint Cup race at Talladega on May 5 and is looking forward to third All-Star weekend.
Ragan's CSX team started the "Play it Safe" campaign, which provides information about railroad safety. Ragan's Front Row Motorsports Ford Fusion will feature a special “Play it Safe” paint scheme this weekend, including a bumper sticker on the back that says, “I brake for trains,” the “Play it Safe” logo and a hood that says: “Beats Goliath. Brakes for trains."
"We need to be aware. We need to pay attention of what's going on and mind the rules around it," Ragan said of his safety iniative. "It's a great message to get out there. There is over 700 fatalities a year, so we want to get that number to zero."
Ragan currently sits in 26th in the Sprint Cup standings.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 11:09:00 AM
(NEW YORK) -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will undergo a fourth surgery on his left forearm next week, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The fourth surgery has been considered to be "very likely" since Gronkowski's forearm became infected earlier this year. The exact date of the surgery is not yet set.
Dr. Jesse Jupiter of Massachusetts General Hospital will perform the surgery, but it should be noted that Gronkowski brought in orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews as a consultant.
He should need about 10 weeks to heal following the surgery, with that estimate putting his return right around the beginning of training camp in July.
Gronkowski originally broke his forearm Nov. 18 playing against the Indianapolis Colts. He returned for the postseason but re-broke the forearm in the AFC divisional playoffs against the Houston Texans.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 09:00:00 AM
(BOSTON) -- The overtime magic continued for the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.
Brad Marchand scored a goal with 4:20 left in the extra period to give the Bruins a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
"It's always frustrating" not to score, Marchand said, "but there's so many other areas of the game. It's always nice to get the first one and you hope you just keep going."
Marchand's goal gave the Bruins their third straight overtime win, while the Rangers have lost three-straight overtime games.
The game was deadlocked throughout the majority of regulation, but shots proved to be the difference in overtime as Boston outshot New York 16-5.
"I thought it was pretty even going into the overtime," Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "But we got spanked in the overtime."
Game 2 of their best-of-seven series is Sunday night in Boston.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 04:03:00 AM
(OAKLAND, Calif) -- The San Antonio Spurs always seem to find ways to win.
Tim Duncan scored 19 points, Tony Parker scored 10 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Spurs eliminated the Golden State Warriors with a 94-82 Game 6 victory on Thursday night to advance to the Western Conference finals.
"They've got great character. They're competitive. They know there's not a million chances to do this sort of thing. They wanted it," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of his squad.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 22 points on 10-of-25 shooting, while Jarrett Jack added 15. Rookie forward Harrison Barnes suffered a head injury in the second quarter, returned in the third and was sidelined in the fourth with a headache.
Despite the disappointing finish, the Warriors came into this season with only one playoff appearance since 1994. Making it to the second round is quite the accomplishment for head coach Mark Jackson and his team.
"It's inspiring to think of what we were able to accomplish this year and the foundation that has been laid," Jackson said.
The Spurs will face the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals with Game 1 set for Sunday.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 02:26:00 AM
(NEW YORK) -- The New York Knicks played well enough on Thursday night to extend their season for at least one more game.
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points as the Knicks topped the Indiana Pacers 85-75 to avoid elimination and force a Game 6 Saturday night in Indianapolis.
J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland combined to score 26 points off the bench for the Knicks, who are trying to become the ninth NBA team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series.
"I was totally impressed because we met the challenge," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. "I think as a coach you come into games like this and you want to see who's going to step up and make plays, and I thought we did that tonight. We were the better team in terms of doing that."
Paul George led Indiana with 23 points, six rebounds, and six assists. They played without point guard George Hill, who suffered a concussion in Game 4. His status for the remainder of the series is in question. The Pacers committed 19 turnovers.
The Knicks now trail the Pacers 3-2 in the series and need to win Saturday to force a Game 7 back in New York on Monday night.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/17/2013 00:18:45 AM
(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs - Eastern Conference Semi-Finals: New York Knicks 85 - Indiana Pacers 75 (Pacers lead series, 3-2)
Western Conference Semi-Finals: San Antonio Spurs 94 - Golden State Warriors 82 (Spurs win series, 4-2)
NHL Playoffs - Eastern Conference Semi-Finals: Boston Bruins 3 - New York Rangers 2 OT (Bruins lead series, 1-0)
Western Conference Semi-Finals: Los Angeles Kings 4 - San Jose Sharks 3 (Kings lead series, 2-0)
MLB: New York Mets 5 (15-23) - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (26-14)
Boston Red Sox 4 (24-17) - Tampa Bay Rays 3 (20-20)
Cincinnati Reds 5 (25-16) - Miami Marlins 3 (11-30) 10 innings
Pittsburgh Pirates 7 (24-17) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (16-23)
Texas Rangers 10 (27-14) - Detroit Tigers 4 (22-17)
Seattle Mariners 3 (20-21) - New York Yankeers 2 (25-16)
San Francisco Giants 8 (24-17) - Colorado Rockies 6 (21-20)
Washington Nationals 6 (22-19) - San Diego Padres 2 (18-22)
Chicago White Sox 5 (18-21) - Los Angeles Angels 4 (15-26)
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 21:55:09 PM
(NEW YORK) -- For the second time in three days the Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed an ex-New England Patriot.
The Jaguars claimed former Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love Thursday, just days after Jacksonville claimed ex-Pats defensive tackle Brandon Deaderick.
Love was released by the Patriots when it was found the 26-year-old had Type 2 diabetes.
Love signed a two-year contract extension with the Patriots last year, which included a $500,000 signing bonus.
Love has played his entire three-season NFL career in New England. In 41 career games, Love has 65 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 18:05:39 PM
(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay underwent successful shoulder surgery Wednesday, and the team says he could start throwing again in as little as six weeks.
"Roy had successful shoulder surgery yesterday. He had an arthroscopic evaluation and underwent debridement of his labrum and rotator cuff as well as removal of an inflamed bursa," the team said in a statement released Thursday. "He'll begin a progressive rehabilitation program and if all goes well, he may possibly begin a throwing program in 6-8 weeks."
The 36-year-old Halladay last pitched on May 5 against the Marlins, when he let up nine runs in 2.1 innings. After the game Halladay said he had been pitching with a sore shoulder. He was placed on the disabled list May 6.
Halladay, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, has a 2-4 record with an 8.65 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in seven starts this season.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 17:42:15 PM
(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- Rays pitcher David Price was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps strain on Thursday.
Price was injured on Wednesday night and left in the third inning of the team's 9-2 loss to the Red Sox.
"It just felt (like) tightness," Price said after the game. "It wasn't like excruciating pain, but I've never felt anything like that before. My gut feeling, I feel OK right now. I don't think it's too bad."
Price is 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA in nine starts this season. The Rays have lost seven of his nine starts.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 16:00:00 PM
(NEW YORK) -- One of the most iconic football players of all-time is calling it a career. David Beckham announced Thursday that he is retiring at the end of the season.
Beckham signed a one-year extension with Paris Saint-German, but the 38-year-old will step away and continue his ambassador roles with Sky Sports, Adidas, UNICEF and promoting the sport in China.
"I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level,” Beckham released in a statement on Thursday. "I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from. I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed."
Beckham made his debut in 1992 with Manchester United and went on to play with Real Madrid, AC Milan and the Los Angeles Galaxy during his career.
The mid-fielder led Paris Saint-German to their first French titles in 19 years. He'll retire with 19 trophies, 10 of them League titles and is the only English player to win Championship titles in four different countries.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 13:30:00 PM
(NEW YORK) -- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is confident in his abilities under new head coach Andy Reid.
Bowe also shared that he has faith in his running back Jamaal Charles headed into 2013. Charles rushed for a career-best 1,509 yards last season.
"He's going to lead the league in rushing this year, and I'm going to lead the league in touchdowns and receptions," he said.
Bowe missed the first three games of 2012 due to an injury and went on to pull in 59 passes for 801 yards and three touchdowns.
"I'm going to tire a lot of cornerbacks out because we're going hurry-up offense every day, practicing full speed, fast, hurry-up offense, and that's something that's going to catch the defense off guard, and that's going to open up a lot of big plays down the field for the receivers and for the running game," Bowe said.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 12:10:38 PM
(DALLAS) -- The NBA owners have voted, and the Kings are staying in Sacramento.
Ownership representatives from all 30 NBA teams met Wednesday in Dallas for nearly four hours and voted to reject the Kings' proposed move to Seattle.
Last month, a relocation committee unanimously recommended to keep the Kings in Sacramento, but it all became official on Wednesday. NBA commissioner David Stern confirmed that the vote was 22-8 in favor of Sacramento.
"I would say it's a victory for Sacramento, not a victory for the NBA," Stern said after acknowledging the toll this has taken on both cities over the past 2 1/2 years.
Stern also added that the Maloof family, which owns the Kings, has a right to retain ownership under league bylaws, but the team could be eventually sold to a group led by Sacramento mayor and former NBA point guard Kevin Johnson.
Deputy commissioner Adam Silver added that "We've never wavered in our desire to return to the Seattle market at some point...and we fully expect we'll return there one day." Silver will be taking over for Stern in February 2014.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 09:22:00 AM
(NEW YORK) -- After just two months with the team, quarterback David Garrard is leaving the New York Jets because of swelling in his knee.
"Having to call it quits. My knee is not holding up. Continuing to swell after practices. Limiting what I can do," Garrard wrote in a text message to SiriusXM radio host Adam Schein on Wednesday.
The 35-year-old Garrard was signed by the Jets in March to compete with Mark Sanchez. He has not played in an NFL game in over two years due to various injuries but was looking forward to the opportunity to win the starting job.
The Jets are now down to four quarterbacks on the roster. They drafted Geno Smith in the second round of the NFL draft to compete with Sanchez. Greg McElroy and Matt Simms are there as well and are looking to compete. The team released Tim Tebow two weeks ago.
"This will be a bona fide quarterback competition. Period," new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said on a conference call with season-ticket holders. "I'm hoping that somebody will rise to the top quicker rather than later."
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 04:47:00 AM
(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- Zach Randolph scored 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history by knocking off the Oklahoma City Thunder 88-84 on Wednesday night.
"This is the first time, so it definitely means a lot. I'm happy, but we've still got work to do," Randolph said. "I want to win a ring."
Mike Conley added 13 points and 11 assists for the fifth-seeded Grizzlies, who had won just one postseason series coming into the season.
They used their trademark grit-and-grind mentality to defeat two high-scoring the teams, the Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kevin Durant finished with 21 points on 5-for-21 shooting, but missed a shot with six seconds left that would have tied the game at 86. They trailed by 12 points with three minutes remaining but mounted a furious comeback that came up just short.
"I gave it all I had for my team. I left it all out there on the floor," Durant said. "I missed 16 shots, but I kept fighting, I kept being aggressive. That's all I can ask for."
The Thunder were playing without All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook for most of the postseason after he tore his meniscus in the first round.
Memphis will play either the Golden State Warriors or the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 02:31:00 AM
(MIAMI) -- It was a tough series, but the Miami Heat are moving on.
LeBron James scored 23 points, Dwayne Wade added 18 and the Miami Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 94-91 in Miami on Wednesday night to close out their second-round series in five games.
"We gave it everything we had," James said. "I have no energy left."
The Bulls had an 11-point second-half lead when Wade went back into the locker room for some quick treatment on his ailing right knee. He came back in and helped the Heat outscore the Bulls 25-14 to advance to their third-straight Eastern Conference finals.
Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with 26 points and 14 rebounds. The Bulls were once again without three of their top players, and they still found a way to advance to the second-round of the playoffs. Guards Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich, and forward Luol Deng were all out with various injuries. Rose hasn't played since last April when he tore his ACL.
"Obviously we're disappointed in losing the series," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. "But I was never disappointed in our team. I thought our team fought hard all year long. There was no quit in them."
The Bulls blew out the Heat in Game 1 of the series, before Miami won four straight. They are 45-3 in their last 48 games overall.
The Bulls will face the winner of the series between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference finals.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/16/2013 00:07:09 AM
(NEW YORK) -- NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals: Miami Heat 94 – Chicago Bulls 91 (Heat win series, 4-1)
NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals: Memphis Grizzlies 88 - Oklahoma City Thunder 84 (Grizzlies win series, 4-1)
NHL Eastern Conference Semi-Finals: Chicago Blackhawks 4 – Detroit Red Wings 1 (Blackhawks lead series, 1-0)
MLB: Chicago White Sox 9 (17-21) – Minnesota Twins 4 (18-19)
Texas Rangers 6 (26-14) – Oakland Athletics 2 (20-22)
Chicago Cubs 6 (17-23) – Colorado Rockies 3 (21-19)
Seattle Mariners 12 (19-21) – New York Yankees 2 (25-15)
Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (23-18) – Atlanta Braves 3 (22-18)
Cincinnati Reds 4 (24-16) – Miami Marlins 0 (11-29)
Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (23-17) – Milwaukee Brewers 1 (16-22)
San Diego Padres 8 (18-21) – Baltimore Orioles 4 (23-17)
Toronto Blue Jays 11 (17-24) – San Francisco Giants 3 (23-17)
Cleveland Indians 10 (22-17) – Philadelphia Phillies 4 (19-22)
Boston Red Sox 9 (23-17) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (20-19)
Los Angeles Dodgers 3 (17-22) - Washington Nationals 1 (21-19)
Houston Astros 7 (11-30) - Detroit Tigers 5 (22-16)
St. Louis Cardinals 4 (26-13) - New York Mets 2 (14-23)
Kansas City Royals 9 (20-17) - Los Angeles Angels 5 (15-25)
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/15/2013 23:05:44 PM
(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- Rutgers introduced Julie Hermann as their new athletic director on Wednesday.
The 49-year-old Hermann was previously the senior associate athletic director at Louisville. She becomes the third female athletic director at a BCS school following Debbie Yow of North Carolina State and Sandy Barbour of Cal.
Hermann will take over for former athletic director Tim Pernetti, who stepped down following the firing of men’s head basketball coach Mike Rice for abusing his players.
“It is a new day,” Hermann said of the scandal. “It’s already fixed and there is no one that doesn’t agree about how we treat young people with respect, dignity and build trust.”
Rutgers is scheduled to move from the American Athletic Conference to the Big Ten on July 1, 2014.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/15/2013 18:25:25 PM
(OWINGS MILLS, Md.) -- After three seasons in the NFL, 23-year-old Baltimore Ravens linebacker Rolando McClain is hanging up his cleats.
“Rolando let me know that he plans to retire from the NFL,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said. “We have placed him on the Reserve/Retired list.”
McClain was originally chosen by the Oakland Raiders out of Alabama with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft. In 41 games with the Silver and Black, he amassed 244 tackles with 6 ½ sacks and one interception. During this offseason, McClain became a free agent and signed a one-year contract with the Ravens.
McClain has had trouble off the field. In April, he was arrested for the third time since 2011 and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/15/2013 18:23:27 PM
(SAN DIEGO) -- San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the team’s Organized Team Activity on Tuesday, the team announced.
Ingram, 24, was the Chargers first round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He had 41 tackles, one forced fumble and one sack in his rookie season.
With the loss of Ingram, free agent defensive end Dwight Freeney will be visiting with the Chargers, a league source told ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
The Chargers open up at home against the Houston Texans on Sept. 9.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/15/2013 12:38:00 PM
(NEW YORK) -- The New York Knicks will have to roll off three straight wins in order to move onto the Eastern Conference finals after a Game 4 loss to the Pacers on Tuesday night.
One of the biggest reasons for the Knicks struggles in the series has been the play of Knicks Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith.
"I take the blame for this whole series," Smith said on Tuesday following the loss. "It started off with Game 4 in Boston or Game 5. I haven't been playing myself. I haven't been playing my part. I've been letting my teammates down. I've been letting my coaches down."
Smith is 18-for-64 in the series and hopes to turn things around on Thursday night at home.
"We're going to need him to score some for us," Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said. "He's going to have to put these two games here in Indiana behind us."
The odds are against the Knicks, who won the No. 2 seed in the East, following their first Atlantic Division title since 1994. Only eight teams in NBA history have won a series after trailing 3-1.
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/15/2013 09:29:07 AM
(ARLINGTON, Va.) -- Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin is a two-time NHL MVP, but hasn't been able to bring home a Stanley Cup. The Capitals were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday after the New York Rangers beat them 5-0 at home in Game 7.
Ovechkin was unhappy with the way the series was called and voiced his frustration on Tuesday when the team cleaned out their lockers.
"The refereeing...you understand it yourself. How can there be no penalties at all [on one team] during the playoffs?" Ovechkin told a reporter in Russian. "I am not saying there was a phone call from [the league], but someone just wanted Game 7. For the ratings. You know, the lockout, escrow, the league needs to make profit."
"I don't know whether the refs were predisposed against us or the league. But to not give obvious penalties [against the Rangers], while for us any little thing was immediately penalized," he continued.
Despite his success in his career and also being nominated for the Hart Trophy this season, Ovechkin understands what people judge your career by, Stanley Cups.
"Nobody remember losers," the Russian wing said Tuesday. "Everybody remember only winners."
Copyright 2013 ABC NewsPublished: 5/15/2013 09:21:25 AM
(NEW YORK) -- Andrew Wiggins is a Kansas Jayhawk
The top basketball prospect in the nation signed a national letter of intent with Kansas Tuesday afternoon in Huntington, West Virginia.
"I'm looking forward to getting there and just doing my thing," Wiggins said.
The 6-foot-7 small forward was also considering Florida State, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
Wiggins averaged 23.6 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.3 assists for Huntingon Prep last season after growing up in Toronto. He was named the Naismith High School player of the year.
Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self is thrilled to have Wiggins on board.
"Andrew did this the exact way he said he was going to," Self said in a news release. "He played his cards very close to his vest as did his mother and father. I knew we were one of four. The competition was very stiff and we were fortunate that we were able to ink him today. He's a tremendous talent and a terrific kid."
Copyright 2013 ABC News RadioPublished: 5/15/2013 07:07:00 AM