Friday , 24 February 2017

National Sports

Vancouver Canucks report multiple players with mumps symptoms

iStock/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, Canada) — Five members of the Vancouver Canucks may have come down with mumps, the team said on Friday. While the team says that only one player has received a confirmed diagnosis, four others have “presented with symptoms of mumps.” The players with symptoms are being tested and quarantined for five days after the onset of symptoms, or until ... Read More »

Former female gymnasts accuse doctor of molesting them during treatment YORK) — For young gymnasts with Olympic dreams, Dr. Larry Nassar was considered to be the best. But now, athletes from around the country are coming forward saying he sexually abused them under the guise of medical treatment. Nassar was charged Thursday in Michigan with 22 counts of criminal sexual conduct, five of which, according to prosecutors, relate to ... Read More »

Tennis tournament using shelter dogs as ballboys

iStock/Thinkstock(SAO PAULO) — Everybody knows that dogs loves to fetch balls. Tennis matches need people to fetch balls. Hey — maybe we’re on to something. The Washington Post reports that for the second year in a row, shelter dogs will be featured at the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo, serving as ball boys — make that ball dogs. The pro ... Read More »

Scoreboard roundup — 2/23/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPortland 112, Orlando 103Detroit 114, Charlotte 108 (OT)Houston 129, New Orleans 99Cleveland 119, NY Knicks 104Sacramento 116, Denver 100Golden State 123, LA Clippers 113NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Islanders 3, Montreal 0Calgary 3, Tampa Bay 2NY Rangers 2, Toronto 1 (SO)Nashville 4, Colorado 2Chicago 6, Arizona 3Boston 4, LA Kings ... Read More »

Chicago White Sox to retire Mark Buehrle's jersey number this summer

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago White Sox will honor former pitcher Mark Buehrle by retiring his jersey number this summer. The left-handed hurler won 161 games on Chicago’s South Side, throwing a no-hitter and a perfect game in the progress. He also helped lead the White Sox to the 2005 World Series, their first in 88 years. “You know ... Read More »

Jameis Winston uses "poor word choice" in elementary school speech

Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(TAMPA BAY, Fla.) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he made a “poor word choice” while talking to third and fourth grade students in St.Petersburg Florida. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Winston asked the male students to stand and the females to sit. The NFL quarterback said, “But all my boys, stand up. We strong, ... Read More »

NBA trade deadline passes without major blockbuster

DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It was a quiet deadline day in the NBA. In the biggest deal of the day, the Philadelphia 76ers sent center Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavericks for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a conditional first-round draft pick. The Chicago Bulls sent Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott, and a second-round draft pick, to the Oklahoma City Thunder for ... Read More »

Mavericks' Andrew Bogut traded to 76ers

Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Andrew Bogut’s time in Dallas has reportedly come to an end. ESPN reports the Mavericks traded the 32-year-old center to the Philadelphia 76ers, along with shooting guard Justin Anderson and a conditional first-round pick. In exchange, Dallas picks up forward Nerlens Noel from the 76ers, according to ESPN. The move came just hours before ... Read More »

Former doctor to Team USA gymnasts charged with sexual assault

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A physician for U.S. Olympic gymnasts has been charged with sexual abuse allegedly targeting multiple athletes. Larry Nassar, a longtime team doctor for USA gymnastics, is accused of targeting multiple young gymnasts and faces 22 criminal charges of sexual abuse, according to authorities. ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights ... Read More »

Michael Phelps to testify before Congress in anti-doping hearing

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) — Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps will be among one of the witnesses that will testify before Congress next week when the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations holds a hearing on the international anti-doping system. The hearing, titled “Ways to Improve and Strengthen the Anti-Doping System,” is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 10:15 a.m. It comes ... Read More »

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