Category: National Sports

Jan 16

How this 13-year-old skateboarder became the youngest X Games gold medalist in history

ABC News(ENCINITAS, Calif.) — They say never meet your heroes. At 13 years old, Brighton Zeuner beat them. Just one day after her birthday, Brighton took home gold during the women’s skateboard park event at the 2017 X Games in Minneapolis. She beat out her fellow competitors and became the youngest X Games medalist in …

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Jan 16

Miracle in Minneapolis: Vikings fans celebrate stunning victory

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — When New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz drilled a 43-yard field goal with 25 seconds to go to give the Saints a 24-23 lead over the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday’s divisional playoff game, long-suffering Vikings fans began to feel a little déjà vu. Another loss. Another playoff disappointment. Another cold winter …

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Jan 16

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles says she was ‘sexually abused by Larry Nassar’

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles said Monday that she was “sexually abused” by disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. “I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar,” Biles, 20, said in a statement released on her Twitter. “I’ve felt a bit …

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Jan 14

Legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson dies at age 89

Ida Mae Astute/ABC/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Keith Jackson, who was often referred to as the voice of college football over the past five decades, died late Friday night, according to his family. He was 89. Jackson spent more than 50 years as a sports broadcaster. He retired in 2006. He began calling college football games …

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Jan 14

Man attempts to play catch with someone every day in 2018: ‘It’s just fun!’

Ethan Bryan(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.) — One baseball lover wants to return to the simpler things in life this year, and has resolved to play catch every single day. Ethan Bryan said he got the idea to play catch every day in 2018 after his 13-year-old daughter, Sophie, gifted him a catching glove for Christmas. On her …

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Jan 13

Saudi Arabia allows women to attend soccer match

iStock/Thinkstock(JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia) — In a historic move permitted by Saudi rulers, a stadium in Saudi Arabia’s second city, Jeddah, allowed women to attend a soccer match between two local teams. Dressed in headscarves and long flowing abbayas the women filed into the stadium, ushered by women in orange T-shirts over their conservative dress, to …

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Jan 13

Scoreboard Roundup — 1/12/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:    NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Boston   114 Philadelphia 103 Final Toronto  133 Cleveland 99 Final L.A. Clippers 121 Sacramento  115 Final L.A. Lakers 93 San Antonio  81    NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Carolina  3 Washington  1 Final Buffalo  3 Columbus 1 Final Calgary  5 Tampa Bay  1    TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final …

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Jan 13

Billie Jean King backs calls to rename Margaret Court Arena

Michael Dodge/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — During a news conference on Friday, tennis legend Billie Jean King said she believes Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open should be renamed due to Court’s comments about the LGBT community. Court, who is from Australia, is now a Christian pastor and has been an outspoken critic of same-sex …

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Jan 12

Former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach says release of cocaine video was ‘what I needed’

33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster told NFL.com that the release of a video showing him using cocaine earlier this year was the prompt he needed to clean up his life. Foerster entered rehab on October 9, the same day he resigned from his job with the Dolphins. He has since …

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Jan 12

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell says he would consider sitting out or retiring if team places franchise tag on him again

Photo by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(PITTSBURGH) — One of the National Football League’s biggest stars says he would consider sitting out a full season, or even retiring, if his team tries to use the league’s franchise tag on him for the second straight year. Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell made the comments to …

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