• Andy King/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Twins' Miguel Sano and Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd were ejected from Saturday's game for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl.
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  • Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) – The Detroit Tigers announced Saturday that it placed first baseman Miguel Cabrera on the 10-day disabled list with a strained groin.Cabrera suffered the injury diving for a ball during Friday’s loss to the twins. First baseman John Hicks has been called up from Triple-A to replace the two-time American League MVP.Cabrera is hitting .268 with three home runs and nine RBIs this season.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Eddie Perlas/ESPN Images(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Los Angeles Clippers announced Saturday morning that star forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the postseason due to a toe injury.Griffin, the team's leading scorer, left Friday night's first-round Game 3 win over the Utah Jazz with apparent injury to his right big toe and did not return. ESPN reports Griffin's plantar plate of that toe was injured, and he will see a foot and ankle specialist once the series returns to Los Angeles.This marks the second straight season the Clippers will attempt to win a championship without Griffin. Last year, Los Angeles was eliminated in the first-round after Griffin suffered an injured quad in Game 4.Star point guard Chris Paul spoke after Friday night's game about how the team's offense changes without Griffin in the lineup:
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUEPittsburgh   6  N-Y Yankees   3AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore   2  Boston          0Houston     6  Tampa Bay       3Texas       6  Kansas City     2Cleveland   3  Chi White Sox   0Minnesota   6  Detroit         3Oakland     3  Seattle         1Toronto   5  L.A. Angels   5  (Bot 10th)NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia   4  Atlanta         3Chi Cubs       6  Cincinnati      5, 11 InningsWashington     4  N-Y Mets        3, 11 InningsSt. Louis      6  Milwaukee       3Colorado       6  San Francisco   5Arizona       13  L.A. Dodgers    5San Diego      5  Miami           3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSBoston         104  Chicago   87Oklahoma City  115  Houston  113L.A. Clippers  111  Utah     106NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSOT  Washington   2  Toronto   1SO  Boston       3  Ottawa    2Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner has been placed on the disabled list after he was seriously hurt in a dirt bike accident in Denver.
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  • Jeremy Schrank/Charleston RiverDogs(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Air Force Staff Sgt. Georgina Walton, home from deployment, surprised her son Brody after he threw out the first pitch at the Charleston, South Carolina, RiverDogs baseball game Thursday.Brody, who turns 6 Sunday, thought he was only throwing the first pitch at the minor league game for his birthday. But what he got was an even better present: a hug from his mom.“He just stared at me and his eyes got big and teary,” Walton, 26, told ABC News of the heartwarming moment. “He couldn’t say anything. He was very stunned. He didn’t say anything until he was almost in the locker rooms and I asked him, ‘Are you ok?’ and he said, ‘I’m just so excited.’”Walton was deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia for almost seven months. She said Brody was terribly upset that his mom wouldn’t be home for his upcoming birthday, so she knew the homecoming would have to be a special one.“I looked online at the events happening around here to surprise him,” she said. “The RiverDogs game was one of the events. I grew up going to the RiverDogs and always loved it. He’s been raised to love sports so I contacted them and it was his first game there ever.”Walton could barely contain her excitement before walking onto the field to join him.“I was extremely overwhelmed,” she recalled. “I had to stand back for a minute to let him throw the first pitch. As soon I saw him walk on the field I wanted to run out. I was overcome with emotion. I missed him so much.”She said she is thankful for everyone who helped make this magical moment possible.“I’m extremely thankful for my family. I couldn’t do it without them,” Walton said. “I’m also so grateful for the RiverDogs for letting me do that. They were amazing. And I’m so grateful to serve our country too, and be a part of the Air Force. I’m so grateful for everything they’ve given me.”Now the mother-son duo are looking forward to celebrating Brody’s birthday this weekend by going four-wheeling at Carolina Adventure World, an outdoor ATV and dirt bike park.
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  • Phill Ellsworth/ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 in Game 5 Thursday night.The defending champs faced a Columbus team that surprised the hockey world by scoring a franchise-record 108 points this season, but the seven games series mostly fell in the Penguins' favor.It was capped on Thursday when Columbus nearly rallied back to tie the game at three after Pittsburgh took an early commanding lead. However, the game-tying goal was called off, and Penguins star Sidney Crosby secured the team's fourth point to regain a comfortable lead for Pittsburgh.Marc-Andre Fleury had 49 saves in his club-record 57th playoff win according to ESPN. He was supposed to be a backup in the series, but Matt Murray sustained a lower body injury before Game 1, and Fleury stepped up. Crosby called him "our best player."Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan said of the series, "It's never perfect out there by any stretch. We love their compete level. We love their ability to respond to the adversity we face or the challenges we face throughout the course of a game, throughout the course of a series."Columbus head coach John Tortorella, who led the Blue Jackets to the playoffs for just the second time in the last eight seasons, told reporters after the loss, "I'm proud of our club. That's not a 4-1 series. I'm not going to (complain) about it. They win."Pittsburgh will face the winner of the Toronto-Washington series in the conference semifinal.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUEBaltimore 2  Cincinnati1, 10 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUEBoston4  Toronto 1, 10 InningsCleveland6  Minnesota  2Tampa Bay8  Detroit 1Houston  2  L.A. Angels1Texas 1  Kansas City0, 13 InningsOakland  9  Seattle 6NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia6  N-Y Mets 4Washington  3  Atlanta  2Milwaukee7  St. Louis5San Diego4  Arizona  1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSCleveland  119  Indiana114Milwaukee  104  Toronto 77Memphis 105  San Antonio 94NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFSPittsburgh 5  Columbus2OT  N-Y Rangers 3  Montreal 2Nashville  4  Chicago 1 OT  Edmonton 4  San Jose 3Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Jared Wickerham/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- The autopsy on the body of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been completed by the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Hernandez's defense attorney, Jose Baez, said on Thursday during a press conference.The results of the autopsy were not made public.Hernandez's body has been released to his family for burial, but the medical examiner has retained custody of his brain, despite the family's wish to donate it to the Boston University CTE Center, Baez said. CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a type of brain injury found in athletes and others who have experienced repetitive brain trauma.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said on Thursday that he has confidence in the investigation being conducted by the state's Department of Correction into what went wrong. Hernandez was found dead in his cell on Wednesday. Prison officials said he committed suicide.“Look, any time anybody kills themselves in a prison, something clearly went wrong,” the governor said, adding that he supports the department's leadership.Baker said that at this time, he does not believe anyone has been disciplined in the wake of Hernandez's death.Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet tied to the window of his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.One of Hernandez's attorneys, Ronald Sullivan, told the Boston Globe that Hernandez was on the phone with his longtime fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, about seven hours before his death. Sullivan did not say what the couple discussed but said they spoke until about 8 p.m.The Massachusetts State Police and Worcester County District Attorney's Office have launched an investigation into Hernandez's death. Police and prosecutors will look at Hernandez's recent time in prison, including prior fights and any gang-related disputes that might have occurred.His legal team will also be conducting its own investigation, Baez said.Hernandez was dropped from the New England Patriots' roster in 2013 after he was arrested for the murder of his friend, Odin Lloyd.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez was found dead this morning after hanging himself in his prison cell, where he was serving a life sentence for murder, according to the Massachusetts Department of Correction.Correction officers discovered Hernandez in his cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts. He was in a "single cell in a general population housing," the department said in a statement."Mr. Hernandez hanged himself utilizing a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window," according to the statement. "Mr. Hernandez also attempted to block his door from the inside by jamming the door with various items."  Correction officers attempted lifesaving techniques on Hernandez, the department said in the statement. He was subsequently transported to the UMass Memorial–HealthAlliance Hospital in Leominster, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m. ET by a physician.Hernandez's next of kin have been notified.Law enforcement sources told ABC News that Hernandez was found with the bible verse John 3:16 written across his forehead. That verse reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."  The Massachusetts State Police and the Worcester County District Attorney's Office are investigating his death. An autopsy is being performed in Boston.A spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Correction told ABC News that there was no prior concern that Hernandez was suicidal and that if there had been, he would have been on mental health watch in a different part of the prison. It's unknown at this time whether Hernandez left a suicide note, the spokesman said.  From some who knew Hernandez, there was skepticism about the circumstances of his death and whether he killed himself.Hernandez's former agent, Brian Murphy, said there was "absolutely no chance he took his own life.""Chico was not a saint, but my family and I loved him, and he would never take his own life," Murphy said.  Hernandez's lead attorney, Jose Baez, said "there were no conversations or correspondence from Aaron to his family or legal team that would have indicated anything like this was possible.""The family and legal team is shocked and surprised at the news of Aaron's death," Baez said in a statement. "Aaron was looking forward to an opportunity for a second chance to prove his innocence. Those who love and care about him are heartbroken and determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death."Baez said that his law firm is requesting that authorities conduct a "transparent and thorough investigation" and that it will participate in its own examination.The state medical examiner's office has taken custody of Hernandez’s body.Police and prosecutors who are now investigating the circumstances of the death are looking at Hernandez's recent time in prison, including prior fights and any gang-related disputes he may have had.The Massachusetts Department of Correction did not immediately react to these statements other than to reiterate that the investigation is ongoing.  Once a star NFL tight end, Hernandez, 27, was acquitted less than a week ago of killing two men in 2012. He was already serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2013 killing of semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, Hernandez's longtime fiancee.Hernandez and Jenkins-Hernandez have a 4-year-old daughter.Thomas Quinn — the district attorney of Bristol County, where Hernandez was convicted in 2015 of killing Lloyd — issued a brief statement, saying, "This is a shocking and sad end to a very tragic series of events that has negatively impacted a number of families."  The New England Patriots, the Super Bowl LI champions, are scheduled to visit the White Hous
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