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  • Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has applied for reinstatement to the NFL, ESPN reported Wednesday.Gordon hasn't played since 2014 after a series of suspensions for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Gordon's business manager Michael Johnson says that the troubled wide receiver is living with him and "is in the best place mentally that he has been in dating back years before entering the NFL."Gordon has "taken the proper steps to treat his issues and has followed a very strict protocol that the league and our team here has laid out for him," Johnson added.Gordon was suspended for two games in 2013 for violating the substance abuse policy. He was then suspended by the league for ten games the following year for another violation, and the Browns suspended him for the season finale for missing a team walk-through.The 25-year-old was then suspended for the entire 2015 season for another violation of the substance abuse policy. Last October, Gordon checked himself into a rehab facility in New Hampshire. He spent 30 days at that facility.According to ESPN, Gordon was kicked off of football teams at the University of Utah and Baylor University for failing drug tests.Late last season, the Browns indicated that they would move on from their relationship with Gordon. In 2013, Gordon caught 87 passes, including nine touchdowns, for a league-best 1,646 yards. Since then, however, he has played just five games and caught 24 passes. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(BOSTON) -- New England Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to stay in Boston, at least for the time being.Despite rumors that the team would explore trading the backup, ESPN's Adam Schefter says that the team will hang on to its backup. Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady will turn 40 next season, and Garoppolo played well in the two games he started this past season during Brady's suspension. The Eastern Illinois alumnus went 2-0, throwing four touchdown passes and no interceptions during the season's first two weeks. Garoppolo suffered a shoulder injury in Week Two and did not play in the two other games that Brady was suspended.Garoppolo being unavailable could have greater short-term impact on teams other than the Patriots. A number of teams starved for a signal caller will have one less name to consider this offseason. Teams like the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets could be forced to go after other quarterbacks, such as Mike Glennon or Brian Hoyer.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Photo by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) -- Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant could miss the remainder of the NBA's regular season after suffering a hyperextended left knee in his team's Tuesday loss to the Washington Wizards.Durant underwent an MRI, but results aren't expected to be announced until later Wednesday. During a loose-ball situation Tuesday, Wizards big man Marcin Gortat fouled his Warriors counterpart Zaza Pachulia. Durant's injury occurred when Pachulia fell backwards into him, sliding into Durant's knee. Durant jumped away from the collision, eventually playing for a couple of possessions before asking coach Steve Kerr to call timeout. Durant was taken to the locker room with a grimace evident on his face.Durant took just one shot in the game, leaving with no points. That broke a 562-game regular season streak in which Durant had scored double-digit points.After the game, Kerr said that he is "always concerned about any injury, because you never know how bad it's going to be." Warriors forward Draymond Green said that he was "just really hoping that it was a bone bruise" and not something worse.The Warriors have agreed to a contract with veteran forward Matt Barnes in the wake of Durant's injury.Durant is from the Washington, D.C. area, and Tuesday's game was the first time he had played in his hometown since signing with the Warriors. Washington had expressed hope it could sign Durant last offseason.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEToronto 12, Pittsburgh 0Philadelphia 7, Baltimore 5Washington 4, Houston 3Kansas City 6, Milwaukee 3Arizona 8, Texas 4Chicago White Sox 10, Cincinnati 9LA Angels 7, Chicago Cubs 5AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 19, Minnesota 0NY Yankees 9, Detroit 5NY Yankees 5, Boston 4Oakland 5, Cleveland 4Seattle 8, Chicago White Sox 1NATIONAL LEAGUENY Mets 3, Miami 1Atlanta 2, St. Louis 0LA Dodgers 14, Colorado 3San Diego 9, San Francisco 5NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 112, Golden State 108Detroit 120, Portland 113 (OT)Memphis 130, Phoenix 112Denver 125, Chicago 107Oklahoma City 109, Utah 106Charlotte 109, LA Lakers 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 4, NY Rangers 1Boston 4, Arizona 1Philadelphia 4, Colorado 0Nashville 5, Buffalo 4 (OT)Montreal 1, Columbus 0 (OT)Florida 3, Carolina 2 (SO)Edmonton 2, St. Louis 1Minnesota 6, Winnipeg 5Dallas 3, Pittsburgh 2Calgary 2, LA Kings 1 (OT)Detroit 3, Vancouver 2 (OT)San Jose 3, Toronto 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(9) Kentucky 73, Vanderbilt 67(17) Duke 75, (15) Florida St. 70(16) Purdue 86, Indiana 75(24) Iowa St. 86, Oklahoma St. 83Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Thearon W. Henderson/iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY) – The Kansas City Chiefs’ all-time leading rusher has played his last down in Kansas City.The team announced Tuesday it released running back Jamaal Charles after eight seasons. "I have a great deal of admiration for Jamaal Charles, his toughness, and what he's been able to achieve in his time in Kansas City," general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. "These decisions are never easy, but we felt it was in the best interests of the club to move on at this time. We wish Jamaal and his family the best of luck in their next step."Charles joined the Chiefs in 2008 and rushed for 7,260 yards and 43 touchdowns during his time with the team, but was sidelined by ACL injuries in 2011 and 2016."He'll always be a part of the Chiefs family, and we'll be ready to honor him for his outstanding playing career when the time is right,” said Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • ABC News(PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.) -- Tim Tebow said the start of his spring training debut at the New York Mets training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida, “feels great.”“Honestly it’s kind of a dream come true being out here with the Mets organization, a bunch of awesome guys, getting the chance to play a game I love,” Tebow, 29, said on ABC News' Good Morning America. “It was just so fun putting on a uniform yesterday, going to warmups, in the stretch line, getting back into the routine, being part of the team and competing -- it was a blast. I’m having a lot of fun.”The former Jets quarterback swatted nine home runs during batting practice on Monday. He said playing in the Arizona Fall League “really helped” him get back into the swing of things with baseball, a sport he hadn’t played since high school.“But this will be the best for me because it’s every day for the next couple months, being able to train, listen to great coaches, work every single day and be part of the team,” Tebow said of Mets spring training. “I know it’s going to be tough, I know it’s going to be a huge challenge, but it’s something that I’m really looking forward to.”Some critics are still skeptical of the football-turned-baseball player, but he said he’s “focusing on the love and not the doubt” that lies ahead.“Obviously you have people on both sides,” said Tebow. “You’ll have people that are out here supporting that are great, and then you’ll also have people that want to bring you down. For me, this is something that I’m doing for the love of it. The love of the game, the love of pursuing passions, the love of being able to live a dream every single day.”“For me, it’s really focusing on the love and not the doubt, not the unknown, not the fear of it, not what critics are going to say,” he added.When asked which sport -- football or baseball-- is harder, Tebow joked, “I do not get hit as hard in baseball as I did in football.”
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