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Antonio Brown, facing sexual assault allegations, cut by Patriots after 1 game
littleny/iStock (BOSTON) -- Antonio Brown played just one game for the New England Patriots before the team released the star wide receiver, who's facing multiple sexual assault allegations.Brown seemed to confirm his release in a tweet, writing, "Thank you for the opportunity."He later tweeted, "The marathon continues." Thanks for the opportunity appreciate @Patriots pic.twitter.com/envfHEd6N8 — AB (@AB84) September 20, 2019 "The New England Patriots are releasing Antonio Brown. We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time.," the Patriots said...
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Nike drops Antonio Brown amid sexual misconduct allegations
Allen Kee / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- Nike has cut ties with Antonio Brown amid assault allegations against the Patriots wide receiver. The company hasn't expounded on its decision to end the contract, but told The Boston Globe Thursday, "Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete." Brown has spoken out for the first time since being signed by New England, but did not address the recent accusations leveled against him.Watch the full report from ABC's Good Morning America below: Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Scoreboard roundup -- 9/19/19
Sports News September 20th, 2019, 5:16am
Scoreboard roundup -- 9/19/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUE Boston 5, San Francisco 4Seattle 6, Pittsburgh 5 -- 11 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUE NY Yankees 9, LA Angels 1Toronto 8, Baltimore 4Cleveland 7, Detroit 0Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4Milwaukee 5, San Diego 1St. Louis 5, Chi Cubs 4 -- 10 InningsNATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Jacksonville 20, Tennessee 7WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Connecticut 94, Los Angeles 68Washington 103, Las Vegas 91Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Yankees pitcher Domingo German suspended for domestic violence
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Yankees pitcher Domingo German has been suspended by Major League Baseball under its domestic violence policy.The Yankees pitcher, who is currently second in the majors in wins with 18, has been suspended for seven days, "barring an extension," according to the league.The 27-year-old from the Dominican Republic has been a surprise star for the Yankees this season and carries a league-leading 18-4 win-loss record. He has a 4.03 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 123 innings pitched.The Yankees currently have the second-best record in baseball to the Houston Astros and German was expected to get a postseason...
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ESPN, Special Olympics extend broadcast agreement through 2027, will continue to promote 'inclusion'
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- ESPN and the Special Olympics have extended their broadcast agreement for another eight years into 2027, ensuring the continuance of dynamic storytelling to portray the journeys of the thousands of athletes who participate in the games.The first event in the new extension will be world winter games in Sweden in 2021 followed by the USA games in 2022, which will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando and the world games in Berlin in 2023, according to a press release.More than 4,000 athletes, 1,500 coaches and 10,000...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 9/18/19
Sports News September 19th, 2019, 5:27am
Scoreboard roundup -- 9/18/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESeattle 4, Pittsburgh 1San Francisco 11, Boston 3Tampa Bay 8, LA Dodgers 7 -- 11 inningsAMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 1, Kansas City 0 -- 11 InningsCleveland 2, Detroit 1 -- 10 InningsLA Angels 3, NY Yankees 2Houston 3, Texas 2Chi White Sox 3, Minnesota 1 Toronto 11, Baltimore 10NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 5, Washington 1Arizona 5, Miami 4NY Mets 7, Colorado 4Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1San Diego 2, Milwaukee 1Cincinnati 3, Chi Cubs 2MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERAtlanta 2, Cincinnati 0New York 2, Portland 0FC Dallas 0, Seattle 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio....
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New Jersey referee suspended after forcing teen wrestler to cut dreadlocks or forfeit match
iStock (BUENA, N.J.) -- A New Jersey referee who forced a black teenager to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a wrestling match was suspended on Wednesday, concluding a months-long racial bias investigation. The white referee at the center of the December incident was suspended from the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association for two years and other officials were ordered to undergo anti-bias training to "help prevent such discrimination in the future," according to the state's attorney general.Video of the incident sparked outrage online, showing Andrew Johnson -- a 16-year-old wrestler at South Jersey's Buena Regional High School -- wincing...
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Reports of sexual abuse, misconduct in Olympic sports up 55% from last year
ccahill/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Reports of sexual abuse and misconduct rose 55% from a year ago, according to a national Olympic sports oversight center.The U.S. Center for SafeSport, founded by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee in 2017 to investigate sex-abuse claims in Olympic sports, said it receives about 239 reports a month, compared with 154 during an average month in 2018, a spokesperson confirmed to ABC News Tuesday.It currently has 1,290 open cases, with 2,237 that have been closed since its inception in March 2017, underscoring its need for more funding and better staffing, officials said.In the most-prominent case...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 9/17/19
Sports News September 18th, 2019, 5:31am
Scoreboard roundup -- 9/17/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESeattle 6, Pittsburgh 0San Francisco 7, Boston 6 -- 15 inningsLA Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 5AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 8, LA Angels 0Cleveland 7, Detroit 2Toronto 8, Baltimore 5Houston 4, Texas 1Minnesota 9, Chi White Sox 8 -- 12 inningsOakland 2, Kansas City 1NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 3, San Diego 1Philadelphia 5, Atlanta 4Washington 6, St. Louis 2Cincinnati 4, Chi Cubs 2NY Mets 6, Colorado 1Miami 12, Arizona 6 WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSConnecticut 84, Los Angeles 75Washington 97, Las Vegas 95Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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New York Giants name rookie Daniel Jones starting QB for Week Three
Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants are turning to rookie Daniel Jones at quarterback for Week Three, ending Eli Manning's run as the team's starter after nearly 15 years."Eli and I spoke this morning," head coach Pat Shurmur said in a news release. "I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter."Shurmur said Manning was disappointed by the news, but vowed to continue to be a good teammate. Jones was the team's first-round selection in this year's draft, number six overall. The selection was questioned...
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