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Scoreboard roundup -- 12/12/17
Sports News December 13th, 2017, 10:10am
Scoreboard roundup -- 12/12/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDenver 103, Detroit 84Cleveland 123, Atlanta 114OT N.Y. Knicks 113, L.A. Lakers 109Brooklyn 103, Washington 98Dallas 95, San Antonio 89OT Philadelphia 118, Minnesota 112Sacramento 99, Phoenix 92NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEEdmonton 7, Columbus 2Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2Philadelphia 4, Toronto 2Washington 5, Colorado 2New Jersey 5, L.A. Kings 1SO Minnesota 2, Calgary 1Tampa Bay 3, St. Louis 0OT Chicago 3, Florida 2SO Carolina 3, Vegas 2TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(15) Seton Hall 84, St. Peter's 61(25) Cincinnati 65, Mississippi St. 50Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Ex-NFL Network employee alleges sexual misconduct by former players in lawsuit
iStock/Thinkstock (LOS ANGELES) -- The NFL Network has suspended three analysts, including Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk, after an ex-wardrobe stylist for the network filed suit over sexual harassment on Monday. The woman, Jami Cantor, alleges a number of offenses by NFL Enterprises in the lawsuit, including sexual harassment, age discrimination, wrongful termination, and unfair business practices.Bloomberg was first to acquire the lawsuit."This is a severe case and I think my client is extremely courageous in coming forward," Laura Horton, Cantor's lawyer, said in a statement. "I'm grateful for the national conversation regarding sexual harassment over the last...
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Matt Barnes, 37, retires from the NBA
Vivien Killilea/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- After 14 years in the NBA, forward Matt Barnes is calling it a career. The 37-year-old, who had not played this season, made the announcement on his Instagram Monday. "Had a cool 15yr run!!" he wrote. "Traveled the world met alota cool people, some will be brothers for the rest of my life! BUT NOW.... You telling me I can dress like this for business meetings & make more money off the court than I made ON?? & spend more time with my kids??!! ... Let's Do it! Love me or HATE ME, I...
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Every member of the Miami Dolphins is now registered to vote
iStock/Thinkstock (MIAMI) -- Every member of the Miami Dolphins is now registered to vote.The Dolphins, in conjunction with the Drum Major Institute, announced that every player has filed the necessary paperwork to vote in the 2018 election. The voter registration initiative began in June, when Drum Major Institute members Martin Luther King III and Bill Wachtel came to a Dolphins practice to register players to vote.The Drum Major Institute’s website claims this is the first professional sports team to have a full roster of registered voters.King plans to spread the voting initiative to other sports franchises, according to the Miami...
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WWE wrestler suspended after arrest for allegedly battering wife
Gainesville Police Department (GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- A champion professional wrestler was arrested Saturday night in Gainesville, Florida, for allegedly falsely imprisoning and battering his newlywed wife, who is also a professional wrestler.World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) said in a statement Sunday that Rich Swann, 26, is suspended indefinitely following his arrest.Swann was driving with his wife of nine months, Vannarah Riggs, after she had just been in a match when they got into an argument, the Gainesville Police Department stated in an arrest document."[Swann] was critiquing [his wife's] performance and began getting angry with her," police said in the document. "The...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 12/9/17
Sports News December 10th, 2017, 7:38am
Scoreboard roundup -- 12/9/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Saturday’s games: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Clippers 113, Washington 112Miami 101, Brooklyn 89L.A. Lakers 110, Charlotte 99Atlanta 117, Orlando 110Cleveland 105, Philadelphia 98Chicago 104, N.Y. Knicks 102Milwaukee 117, Utah 100San Antonio 104, Phoenix 101OT Oklahoma City 102, Memphis 101Houston 124, Portland 117NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESt. Louis 6, Detroit 1Edmonton 6, Montreal 2Colorado 7, Florida 3OT Tampa Bay 4, Winnipeg 3Columbus 1, Arizona 0Boston 3, N.Y. Islanders 1Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 3N.Y. Rangers 5, New Jersey 2Vegas 5, Dallas 3San Jose 5, Ottawa 0Calgary 4, Vancouver 2OT L.A. Kings 3, Carolina 2Copyright © 2017, ABC...
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Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy
Ron Jenkins/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Baker Mayfield, quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners, has won the Heisman Trophy. Mayfield, 22, received 732 first-place votes and 2,398 points. He picked up the sixth Heisman for Oklahoma. Stanford running back Bryce Love came in second with 1,300 points and last year's Heisman winner, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, was third and collected 793. Mayfield next will lead the Sooners in a Rose Bowl matchup with the Georgia Bulldogs on New Year's Day. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Fabled Army-Navy game has a new story: First African-American woman cadet leads pregame march
iStock/Thinkstock (PHILADELPHIA) -- A fabled, more than 100-year-old football rivalry played out at Saturday's Army-Navy game where another story also came to the fore.A 20-year-old West Point cadet, Simone Askew, became the first African-American woman to lead the traditional march-on ceremony at the game. As first captain, Askew, who is also a Rhodes Scholar, led a roughly 4,400-member Corps of Cadets onto the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia prior to the 118th Army-Navy game on Saturday.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson administered the coin toss before the game, which Askew's Army team won 14-13 after Navy missed a last-second field goal....
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Scoreboard roundup -- 12/8/17
Sports News December 9th, 2017, 10:43am
Scoreboard roundup -- 12/8/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s games:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONGolden State 102, Detroit 98Indiana 106, Cleveland 102Denver 103, Orlando 89OT Chicago 119, Charlotte 111OT Sacramento 116, New Orleans 109Toronto 116, Memphis 107Milwaukee 109, Dallas 102San Antonio 105, Boston 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 4, N.Y. Rangers 2Columbus 5, New Jersey 3SO Vegas 4, Nashville 3OT Chicago 3, Buffalo 2OT Minnesota 3, Anaheim 2TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(16) Arizona St. 82, St. John's 70Oklahoma 85, (25) Southern Cal 83Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Lorenzen Wright's mother to accused killer in court: 'How could you have murdered my son?'
iStock/Thinkstock (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Deborah Marion, the mother of murdered Memphis-born NBA player Lorenzen Wright, confronted Wright’s alleged killer with one chilling question during his first court appearance on Thursday -- “How could you have murdered my son?” Wright was a University of Memphis basketball standout and a 13-year professional player who played for five NBA teams from 1996 to 2009. Wright was last heard from during a 911 call to a Germantown, Tennessee dispatcher on July 19, 2010, when he can be heard screaming “God damn” as gunshots rattle off in the background. Ten days after receiving the distress...
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