Category Archive: National Sports

Sep 23

Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt talks melanoma and tips for those fighting cancer

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt beat cancer and is sharing his story with the hope of inspiring others. The baseball Hall of Famer was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma in 2013, undergoing surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. Today, he is cancer-free. Schmidt partnered with the pharmaceutical company Merck and Your Cancer Game Plan …

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Sep 23

Aaron Hernandez’s violent end: Was CTE to blame?

Boston Globe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez’s April suicide marked the last chapter in a dramatic fall from superstardom into a life of violence and incarceration. Now, findings from an autopsy on his 27-year-old brain have some asking whether his football career – and specifically, the blows to the …

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Sep 23

Scoreboard roundup — 9/21/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 4, L.A. Angels 1Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 1Kansas City 1, Toronto 0Minnesota 12, Detroit 1Chicago White Sox 3, Houston 1Texas 4, Seattle 2NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 5, Philadelphia 4St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 5Atlanta 3, Washington 2Chicago Cubs 5, Milwaukee 3, 10 InningsSan Diego 3, …

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Sep 23

Blind football player on helping lead his team to victory: ‘It was emotional’

ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A blind football player at the University of Southern California (USC) helped lead his team to victory earlier this month, and now he’s opening up about his remarkable story. Jake Olson, 20, the team’s long snapper, made his debut as a Trojan in a game against Western Michigan University. Late in …

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Sep 23

Nebraska fires athletic director Eichorst

Getty Images(LINCOLN, NE) — The University of Nebraska has fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst, the school announced Thursday. In a statement, university chancellor Ronnie Green said “”Our fans and our student-athletes deserve leadership that drives the highest levels of competitiveness, as well as excellence across all facets of Husker athletics” and that Eichorst’s “efforts have …

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Sep 22

Nebraska fires AD Eichorst

Getty Images(LINCOLN, NE) — The University of Nebraska has fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst, the school announced Thursday. In a statement, university chancellor Ronnie Green said “”Our fans and our student-athletes deserve leadership that drives the highest levels of competitiveness, as well as excellence across all facets of Husker athletics” and that Eichorst’s “efforts have …

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Sep 22

Scoreboard roundup — 9/20/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUETampa Bay 8, Chicago Cubs 1 AMERICAN LEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 11, Minnesota 3Oakland 3, Detroit 2Boston 9, Baltimore 0Kansas City 15, Toronto 5Houston 4, Chicago White Sox 3Cleveland 6, L.A. Angels 5Texas 8, Seattle 6 NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 9, N.Y. Mets 2San Francisco 4, Colorado 0Pittsburgh 6, …

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Sep 21

Young girl hit by foul ball at Yankee Stadium

Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A young girl was struck by a line drive foul ball at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, during the game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins. The girl was taken to a nearby hospital where there was no update on her condition provided. The child was …

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Sep 21

Division II college football player dies from injuries suffered in Saturday game

33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(WICHITA FALLS, Texas) — A Division II college football player died on Tuesday from injuries suffered in a game this weekend. Cornerback Robert Grays, a sophomore at Midwestern State University, was injured making a tackle in his team’s game against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday. An athletics department spokesman told ESPN that Grays had been hospitalized …

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Sep 21

Sam Bradford’s knee injury not caused by contact

Photo by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — Fresh off one of the best games of his career, Minnesota Vikings quarterback missed his team’s Week Two game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week because of a left knee injury. Bradford said Thursday that the injury wasn’t caused by a hit or any other contact play. …

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