Category: National Sports

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 …

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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 …

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Scoreboard roundup — 9/19/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUE Boston 5, San Francisco 4Seattle 6, Pittsburgh 5 — 11 Innings AMERICAN LEAGUE NY Yankees 9, LA Angels 1Toronto 8, Baltimore 4Cleveland 7, Detroit 0Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5 NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4Milwaukee 5, San Diego 1St. Louis …

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Scoreboard roundup — 9/18/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUESeattle 4, Pittsburgh 1San Francisco 11, Boston 3Tampa Bay 8, LA Dodgers 7 — 11 innings AMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 1, Kansas City 0 — 11 InningsCleveland 2, Detroit 1 — 10 InningsLA Angels 3, NY Yankees 2Houston 3, Texas 2Chi White Sox …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Scoreboard roundup — 9/17/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUESeattle 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 …

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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Felipe Vazquez arrested on child solicitation charge

Rockard/iStock(PITTSBURGH) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez was arrested on Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault. In a statement, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said it began an investigation into Vazquez in August after it received information that the pitcher had engaged in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl in …

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