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49ers to face Chiefs in Miami for Super Bowl LIV
33ft/iStock (NEW YORK) -- The stage has been set for Super Bowl LIV.The championship game, less than two weeks away, will feature the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs.Both teams advanced to the big game after winning their conference titles on Sunday. The 49ers took home the NFC Championship title after defeating the Green Bay Packers 37-20, and the Chiefs were crowned the AFC Champions after beating the Tennessee Titans 35-24.Super Bowl Sunday will kick off in Miami on Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Three horses euthanized in three days at Santa Anita Park
oska25/iStock (LOS ANGELES) -- Three horses were euthanized this weekend at Santa Anita Park, the famed Southern California horse racing track that gained notoriety last year for the deaths of dozens of horses. A 5-year-old gelding named Uncontainable was euthanized after fracturing its front right ankle on Saturday, and a 6-year-old gelding named Harliss was euthanized Friday for the same reason, ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV reported. Tikkun Olam, a 4-year-old gelding, was euthanized for undisclosed reasons after a training accident Sunday.A fourth horse, a 3-year-old gelding named Truest Reward, died after suffering an injury during training last month. A...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/19/20
Sports News January 20th, 2020, 5:26am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/19/20
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONSan Antonio 107, Miami 102Indiana 115, Denver 107NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 4, Boston 3Carolina 2, NY Islanders 1 -- SOChicago 5, Winnipeg 2Columbus 2, NY Rangers 1NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PLAYOFFSKansas City 35, Tennessee 24San Francisco 37, Green Bay 20Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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New Orleans police toss the arrest warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.
Chris Graythen/Getty Images (NEW ORLEANS) -- A New Orleans security officer who filed a complaint against Cleveland Brown's wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for allegedly slapping him on the buttocks has decided not to pursue the charges.The officer, who works at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, was seen in a viral video with Beckham, who appears to slap him on his behind in a stadium locker room Monday night.The officer filed a complaint with the New Orleans Police Department on Thursday and an arrest warrant was obtained for a "simple battery" charge.At some point, the officer had a change of heart, telling...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/17/20
Sports News January 18th, 2020, 9:20am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/17/20
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday's games: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Philadelphia 100 Chicago 89 Final Indiana 116 Minnesota 114 Final Toronto 140 Washington 111 Final Memphis 113 Cleveland 109 Final Miami 115 Oklahoma City 108 Final Atlanta 121 San Antonio 120 Final Dallas 120 Portland 112 ------ NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT Anaheim 2 Carolina 1 Final OT Pittsburgh 2 Detroit 1 Final Tampa Bay 7 Winnipeg 1 ------ TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL (13)Dayton 78 Saint Louis 76 (15)Michigan St. 67 Wisconsin 55 Iowa 90 (19)Michigan 83Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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San Francisco Giants hire 1st female coach in MLB history
33ft/iStock (SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco Giants announced that Alyssa Nakken will be an assistant on the coaching staff, officially making her the first female coach in Major League Baseball history.Nakken, a four-time Academic All American softball player for Sacramento State, joined the Giants in 2014 as an intern and worked on a variety of projects, according to a Giants press release.Last month, she was nominated by her peers and co-awarded the 2019 Sprinkles of Love Award, a Giants honor, for her ethics, professionalism and humanitarianism.Referring to Nakken and Mark Hallberg, who was also added to the coaching staff...
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NFL star Von Miller on eye care awareness and his surprise Super Bowl pick
Scott Clarke/ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller never took his health for granted. Entering his tenth NFL season, the seven-time All-Pro has missed just one game since the start of the 2015 season. He watched as his 95 consecutive games played streak was snapped this past year, when he missed one due to injury "If it was a playoff game or something, I could’ve toughened it out," the star linebacker tells ABC News, as he embarks on a new offseason campaign to empower others to pursue quality eye care. Miller has long discussed publicly how his...
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Final four teams to battle for a spot in Super Bowl LIV
artisteer/iStock (NEW YORK) -- This weekend, the final four NFL teams will battle for their chance at the Super Bowl.The Tennessee Titans will take on the Kansas City Chiefs to play the winner of the Green Bay Packers vs. the San Francisco 49ers in the league's biggest game.Watch the full report from ABC's Good Morning America below: The two remaining teams will face-off for Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 2. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/16/20
Sports News January 17th, 2020, 5:00am
Scoreboard roundup -- 1/16/20
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhoenix 121, New York 98Milwaukee 128, Boston 123New Orleans 138, Utah 132 -- OTL.A. Clippers 122, Orlando 95 Denver 134, Golden State 131 -- OTNATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBoston 4, Pittsburgh 1Columbus 3, Carolina 2Florida 4, Los Angeles 3NY Rangers 3, NY Islanders 2Montreal 4, Philadelphia 1Calgary 2, Toronto 1 -- SOWashington 5, New Jersey 2Vegas 4, Ottawa 2Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2Anaheim 4, Nashville 2Buffalo 4, Dallas 1Colorado 4, San Jose 0Vancouver 3, Arizona 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLWashington St. 72, Oregon 61Colorado 68, Arizona St. 61Gonzaga 104, Santa Clara...
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Mets manager Carlos Beltran resigns in wake of Astros sign-stealing scandal
33ft/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Mets manager Carlos Beltran resigned on Thursday after being implicated in a sign-stealing scandal that's left three teams without managers just weeks before Spring Training.The 42-year-old is the latest member of the 2017 Houston Astros to lose his job after Major League Baseball revealed the team's staff used video monitoring to steal signs from the Los Angeles Dodgers during the World series.In a statement, Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon and Executive Vice President and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said they met with Beltran Wednesday night and agreed to "mutually part ways.""It became clear to...
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