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Scoreboard roundup -- 7/19/18
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL LEAGUEChicago Cubs 9, St. Louis 6WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 82, N.Y. Liberty 68Dallas 90, Washington 81Las Vegas 85, Phoenix 82 Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Danica Patrick, Jim Kelly, Parkland coaches and other empowering moments at the ESPYs
ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- Racecar driver Danica Patrick became the first female host of the ESPYs Wednesday night. But that achievement wasn't the only moment that will have people talking tomorrow, later this week -- and even for years to come.The "hero" Parkland coaches, an embattled Hall of Fame football player and 141 sexual abuse survivors all were honored in a very heartfelt, empowering awards show.Here are the top highlights:Danica's big night"It's true the ESPYs have never had a host like me before," she said. "For the last 25 years, the ESPYs have been about celebrating the magic of...
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More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse honored with Arthur Ashe Courage Award at ESPYs
ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- More than 140 survivors of abuse at the hands of disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar took the stage and made a statement that could impact countless lives for years at the ESPYs on Wednesday night.Actress Jennifer Garner introduced the brave women and said, "We're about to tell you a story that is difficult to hear."She spoke about when the dream of being an athlete can turn into a nightmare, but said the story needs to be heard, so "it never happens again."Then a powerful video let these young women speak their truth. One after...
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Coaches killed in Parkland school shooting remembered at 2018 ESPYs
Coaches killed in Parkland school shooting remembered at 2018 ESPYs
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Jim Kelly honored with Jimmy V Award at 2018 ESPYs
ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, who led the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls in the 1990s, was honored Wednesday night at the ESPYs with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.Kelly has embodied the spirit behind the award in recent years, battling cancer multiple times, dating back to 2013.A heartfelt video chronicled Kelly's life from football to retirement to the life and loss of his "hero," his son, Hunter, who died in 2005 at just 8 years old after suffering from Krabbe Disease, a degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system.Then came cancer."I...
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MLB All-Star Josh Hader will be required to undergo sensitivity training after racist tweets resurface
Patrick Smith/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to undergo sensitivity training after a number of offensive tweets he wrote before he was drafted recently resurfaced, Major League Baseball said in a statement.Hader, 24, tweeted various racist, misogynist and homophobic tweets in 2011 and 2012. All of the tweets circulating online appear to have come before he was drafted to the majors in June 2012, and Hader was 17 and 18 years old at the time he wrote many of the tweets.MLB has described the tweets as "highly offensive and hurtful language.""During last night's game...
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Co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon to be presented with ESPY's Pat Tillman Award for Service
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Since 2010, when it started on the ground in Haiti, Team Rubicon has been helping others rebuild their homes and more importantly their lives after disasters in the US and abroad.And Wednesday, co-founder and CEO Jake Wood is expected to be presented with the ESPY's Pat Tillman Award for Service. It's an honor that he calls humbling.Wood was an offensive lineman with the University of Wisconsin when Tillman, a former NFL player and Army Ranger, was killed in Afghanistan.After Tillman's death, Wood said he told his coach that he was going to join the Marines....
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Steph Curry wants to take on Hollywood
Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Steph Curry is already a winner on the basketball court, now the Golden State Warriors point guard is shooting for Hollywood success.The NBA championship winner's production company, Unanimous Media, recently signed a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create films, TV shows, video games, virtual reality projects and even consumer products. The content won't veer too far off of what Curry is already known for -- faith, family and sports -- reports Variety in a new cover story.Curry, 30, will even appear on camera himself."I have a corniness to me, a decent sense of...
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High school baseball players who put friendship and sportsmanship over celebrations receive surprise honorary ESPY award
ABC (NEW YORK) -- Two longtime childhood friends who play on rival high school baseball teams were stunned to receive an honorary ESPY award for the sportsmanship they showed earlier this year.In June, Ty Koehn sent the Mounds View Mustangs to the state championship after striking out his good friend Jack Kocon in the final at-bat for Totino-Grace."I knew I had to win the game first for my team. But after the pitch, after it was all said and done, it was kind of instinct to go over there and be there for a friend when he was at his...
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'I hope that the abuse will end with us,' Aly Raisman says ahead of receiving ESPYs Arthur Ashe Courage Award
Drew Angerer/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman, along with other survivors who spoke out about the rampant sexual abuse by disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, will be honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award tonight at the 2018 ESPYs."Getting that award with this incredible army of survivors is very, I mean, it's hard to put into words," Raisman told "Good Morning America." "I don't even know if it's really sunk in yet.""We've all been through something really horrible, but we're all gonna get through it together," she added. "I think that's such an empowering feeling...
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