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Robert Kraft 'truly sorry' for not meeting 'higher standard' in wake of sex scandal
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images (BOSTON) -- Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, said in a statement on Saturday that he is "truly sorry" for getting caught up in an investigation into sex trafficking arising from his visits to a Florida spa, where authorities charge he twice solicited sexual favors for money earlier this year. “I am truly sorry," Kraft wrote in the statement. "I know I have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard." Kraft also described his "extraordinary...
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Dick Vitale wants more mid-majors in March Madness
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- NCAA college basketball analyst Dick Vitale has a message for the NCAA selection committee: find a way to get more mid-major programs in the tournament."It's great to see the David's and the Goliath's," Vitale said in an exclusive conversation with ABC News before the NCAA Men’s Tournament began. The ESPN analyst discussed his advice for the NCAA, predictions, and recommended a recipe for family and friends watching the games."I think it would be a lot better if we had more of what I call 'David's' in the tournament. There are a lot of mid-major teams... that...
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Report: Cardinals finalizing five-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt
Allen Kee / ESPN Images (ST. LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly finalizing an extension that will keep Paul Goldschmidt in Missouri through 2024.A source tells ESPN the five-year extension is for $130 million.This season marks the final year of Goldschmidt’s current contract. The All-Star first baseman is poised to make $15.5 million this year. Goldschmidt, 31, joined the Cardinals in December after being traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team with whom he had played for his entire MLB career.Last season with Arizona, he had a .290 batting average with 33 home runs and 83 RBIs.Copyright ©...
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Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement
ABC/Kelsey McNeal (NEW YORK) -- Everyone was excited after one of Hollywood's favorite couples, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, made it official earlier this month and got engaged. And "everyone" even included former President Barack Obama.Obama sent a handwritten note to the couple, which the former MLB champion shared on Twitter early Friday morning. This means the world to us. #44 pic.twitter.com/TyIQTMAOpW — Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) March 22, 2019"This means the world to us," the former New York Yankee wrote. In the card, Obama penned some advice about facing whatever challenges life brings with someone you love.A-Rod broke the news...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 3/21/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTSOUTHVillanova 61, Saint Mary's (Cal) 57Purdue 61, Old Dominion 48EASTMinnesota 86, Louisville 76Michigan St. 76, Bradley 65LSU 79, Yale 74Maryland 79, Belmont 77WESTGonzaga 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 49Baylor 78, Syracuse 69Florida St. 76, Vermont 69Murray St. 83, Marquette 64Florida 70, Nevada 61Michigan 74, Montana 55MIDWESTKentucky 79, Abilene Christian 44Wofford 84, Seton Hall 68Auburn 78, New Mexico St. 77Kansas 87, Northeastern 53CIT TOURNAMENTCharleston Southern 68, FAU 66CS Bakersfield 66, Cal St.-Fullerton 58Louisiana-Monroe 87, Kent St. 77Hampton 81, St. Francis Brooklyn 72MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESt. Louis 11, NY Yankees 3Pittsburgh...
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'No evidence' American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU
proBAKSTER/iStock (NEW YORK) -- An American figure skater has been accused of deliberately injuring a South Korean skater during practice ahead of the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, but the skating union has said there was "no evidence" it was intentional.The accusations were made about an incident between American skater Mariah Bell and South Korean skater Eun Soo Lim during practice on March 20.According to Yonhap, South Korean sports agency All That Sports alleged that Bell "struck Lim's leg with her skate" before the ladies' short program, cutting Lim's calf. Yonhap reported that Lim had the...
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Report: Ichiro Suzuki to retire Thursday after Mariners’ game in Tokyo
Masterpress/Getty Images (TOKYO) -- Ichiro Suzuki is said to be retiring Thursday after nearly two decades in the MLB.ESPN has confirmed that the 45-year-old right fielder told the Seattle Mariners of his plans to leave the sport after the team’s game against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo.Suzuki exited Thursday’s game in the eighth inning. He waved to the crowd in his native Japan, receiving a standing ovation, and hugged his teammates.He finished the game 0-for-4, grounding out in his final at-bat.Since making his MLB debut in 2001, Suzuki has amassed a .311 batting average with 3,089 hits, 117 home runs,...
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Wrestling coach accused of picking player up by neck during tournament
Tammy Fullum/iStock (PITTSBURGH) -- A wrestling coach is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a player at a junior competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A witness captured video of Eric Angle, 51, allegedly picking a young wrestler up by the neck and tossing him to the floor during the 2019 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championships at the University of Pittsburgh on March 16. Steve Hoover, chairperson of Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling, the organization that hosted the competition, confirmed the authenticity of the video to ABC News. He said the alleged victim is between 11 and 12 years old. If this is what coach...
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NFL player credits car cam app for catching alleged thief ‘red handed’
ABC (NEW YORK) -- When Carolina Panthers fullback Alex Armah is on the field, his main job is to fight through tackles. He didn’t expect to be doing that to a stranger breaking into his car.The 24-year-old NFL player, who comes in at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, recently purchased the Owl Car Cam for his Dodge Charger. It’s a cloud-based security camera with a subscription service.The camera, which mounts on the car’s dashboard, has both inward and outward facing cameras, like similar products on the market, and connects to an app. The app alerts the user’s phone if the user’s vehicle...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 3/20/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALLFirst FourEASTN. Dakota St. 78, NC Central 74WESTArizona St. 74, St. John's 65NIT TOURNAMENTNorfolk St. 80, Alabama 79Xavier 78, Toledo 64Harvard 71, Georgetown 68Wichita St. 76, Furman 70TCU 82, Sam Houston St. 69Nebraska 80, Butler 76CIT TOURNAMENTGreen Bay 102, ETSU 94Presbyterian 73, Seattle 68OT Texas Southern 95, New Orleans 89Rio Grande 74, Grambling St. 73CBI TOURNAMENTDePaul 100, Cent. Michigan 86Brown 83, UAB 78Coastal Carolina 81, Howard 72OT South Florida 82, Stony Brook 79Longwood 90, Southern Miss. 68West Virginia 77, Grand Canyon 63Loyola Marymount 56, California Baptist 55MAJOR...
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