Category: National Sports

Ten former NFL players charged by DOJ in alleged health care fraud scheme

robertcicchetti/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Justice announced charges Thursday against 10 former NFL players over an alleged scheme to defraud millions of dollars from the league’s health care benefits program. Prosecutors allege that the players submitted false and fraudulent claims for high-cost medical equipment to the league’s Gene Upshaw Health Reimbursement Account Plan for retired …

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Longtime NBA Commissioner David Stern suffers brain hemorrhage

Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock(NEW YORK) — Longtime NBA Commissioner David Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage on Thursday afternoon and remains in the hospital. The NBA released a statement confirming the news late Thursday. “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with David …

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Scoreboard roundup — 12/12/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 115, Boston 109Cleveland 117, San Antonio 109Dallas 122, Detroit 111Denver 114, Portland 99 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBuffalo 4, Nashville 3NY Islanders 3, Florida 1Pittsburgh 1, Columbus 0Tampa Bay 3, Boston 2Detroit 5, Winnipeg 2Minnesota 6, Edmonton 5St. Louis 4, Vegas 2Arizona 5, …

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MLB removes marijuana from drugs of abuse; will now test for opioids

iStock(NEW YORK) — MLB has become the first major American sports league to remove marijuana from its list of drugs abuse. The league, in association with its players union, announced the changes to its Joint Drug Program on Thursday morning. The drug will still be tested for and could result in punishment similar to its …

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Scoreboard roundup — 12/11/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONHouston 116, Cleveland 110Indiana 122, Boston 117L.A. Lakers 96, Orlando 87L.A. Clippers 112, Toronto 92Charlotte 11,3 Brooklyn 108Chicago 136, Atlanta 102 Utah 127, Minnesota 116Phoenix 115, Memphis 108New Orleans 127, Milwaukee 112Sacramento 94, Oklahoma City 93New York 114, Golden State 122 — …

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Report: Angels, Anthony Rendon agree on seven-year deal

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Anthony Rendon is reportedly heading out West to play for the Los Angeles Angels. Citing sources, ESPN reports the 29-year-old third baseman has agreed to a seven-year deal with the Angels worth $245 million. The contract has a full no-trade clause and does not include an opt-out clause, …

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Report: Gerrit Cole agrees to record nine-year deal with the Yankees

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees have reportedly snatched up free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole. Sources tells ESPN the 29-year-old right-hander has agreed to a nine-year, $324 million deal with the Bronx Bombers. The contract has a full no-trade clause but includes an opt-out after five years, according to ESPN. Cole’s …

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Scoreboard roundup — 12/10/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 114, Washington 107Miami 135, Atlanta 121 — OTPhiladelphia 97, Denver 92Portland 115, New York 87 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUETampa Bay 2 Florida 1Montreal 4 Pittsburgh 1Buffalo 5 St. Louis 2Anaheim 3 Minnesota 2 — SONashville 3 San Jose 1Winnipeg 5 Detroit 1Dallas …

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Scoreboard roundup — 12/9/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Clippers 110, Indiana 99Boston 110, Cleveland 88Toronto 93, Chicago 92Sacramento 119, Houston 118Milwaukee 110, Orlando 101Detroit 105, New Orleans 103Phoenix 125, Minnesota 109Oklahoma City 104, Utah 90Memphis 110, Golden State 102 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 1Columbus 5, Washington …

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Dallas Stars fire coach Jim Montgomery, citing ‘unprofessional conduct’

ronniechua/iStock(DALLAS) — The Dallas Stars fired coach Jim Montgomery Tuesday with two years remaining in his contract. In a statement, the Stars said Montgomery’s termination was “due to unprofessional conduct.” The team did not provide details about Montgomery’s conduct in its statement, but Stars general manager Jim Nill did say Montgomery’s conduct was “inconsistent with …

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