Category: National Sports

Nov 20

Trump shoots back at LaVar Ball over UCLA players detained in China

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump shot back at LaVar Ball, who downplayed the president’s role in getting his son and two other UCLA basketball players released after they were detained in China for questioning following shoplifting allegations. “I should have left them in jail,” Trump tweeted Sunday. The president was apparently responding to …

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Nov 20

Ohio teen’s prosthetic leg doesn’t hold him back on football field

iStock/Thinkstock(WADSWORTH, Ohio) — Zach Patterson routinely breaks his leg on the football field but keeps coming back for more. “I broke my leg again, like I always do,” the suited-up teen said while on the sidelines cheering on his fellow Grizzlies as a diehard player on the freshman squad for Wadsworth High School in Ohio. …

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Nov 20

Scoreboard roundup — 11/18/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONUtah 125, Orlando 85Charlotte 102, L.A. Clippers 87Golden State 124, Philadelphia 116Boston 110, Atlanta 99Houston 105, Memphis 83Dallas 111, Milwaukee 79Portland 102, Sacramento 90NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEOT Calgary 5, Philadelphia 4OT Arizona 3, Ottawa 2Dallas 6, Edmonton 3Winnipeg 5, New Jersey 2L.A. Kings …

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Nov 19

LaVar Ball downplays Trump’s role in getting his son released in China, prompting response from WH social media director

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — President Donald Trump’s social media director responded to comments by LaVar Ball which downplayed the president’s role in getting his son and two other UCLA basketball players released after they were detained in China for questioning following shoplifting allegations. Trump’s social media director, Dan Scavino, tweeted Saturday that Lavar Ball …

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Nov 19

Serena Williams explains inspiration behind ‘French ball’-themed wedding to Alexis Ohanian

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) — Breathtaking photos and details are finally leaking out about Serena Williams’ celebrity-filled wedding to Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The bride wore a custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen ball gown down the aisle Thursday, according to Vogue magazine. Williams, 36, and Ohanian, 34, exchanged vows inside the Big …

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Nov 18

South Carolina women decline White House invite

Allen Kee/ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) — On Friday, President Donald Trump is hosting the collegiate sports champions of the past year at the White House. The South Carolina women’s basketball team, however, will not be in attendance. “We did hear from the White House about attending [Friday’s] event, but we will not be able to attend,” Gamecocks …

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Nov 18

Paralympic gold medalist Victoria Arlen discusses how her time as an athlete helped her succeed on “Dancing with the Stars”

Melissa Rawlins/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Victoria Arlen is just 23-years-old and has already checked some major goals off her bucket list, all while serving as an inspiration to so many. When Arlen was 11, she was diagnosed with transverse myelitis and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, which took away her ability to speak, eat, and walk for …

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Nov 17

Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton, Astros’ Jose Altuve win MLB MVP Awards

Photos by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — One of baseball’s biggest sluggers and one of its shortest stars each claimed their first MVP Award on Thursday night. In the National League, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton won one of the tightest MVP races in history. Stanton held off Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey …

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Nov 17

Scoreboard roundup — 11/16/17

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:    NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Boston    92  Golden State   88 Final  Houston  142  Phoenix       116    NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT  Toronto         1  New Jersey     0 Final  N-Y Islanders   6  Carolina       4 Final  Pittsburgh      3  Ottawa         1 Final  Tampa Bay       6  Dallas         1 Final  Arizona         5  Montreal       4 Final SO  Winnipeg        3  …

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Nov 17

Global anti-doping agency rules Russia is ‘non-compliant’ with code

iStock/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) — The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the top international body overseeing anti-drug efforts in sports, has ruled that Russia remains “non-compliant” with its code, harming the country’s chances of competing in the Winter Olympics this February in South Korea. At a meeting in South Korea’s capital on Thursday, WADA announced that it was unable …

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