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UFC star Connor McGregor tweets he’s retiring from mixed martial arts

(NEW YORK) -- Connor McGregor announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he is retiring from mixed martial arts.“Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today,” the Ultimate Fighting Championship star tweeted. “I wish all my old colleagues well going forward…... Read More

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski announces retirement from NFL

(NEW YORK) -- Rob Gronkowski is hanging up his cleats after nine seasons in the NFL.The New England Patriots tight end made the announcement in an Instagram post Sunday."It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 3/24/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 1, Baltimore 1Houston 5, Washington 3Philadelphia 11, Baltimore 4Nashville 4, Texas 3Atlanta 4, Tampa Bay 2Oakland 5, San Francisco 0LA Angels 8, LA Dodgers 4AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 18, Toronto 6NY Yankees 5, Minnesota 3Chi White Sox 7, Cleveland…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 3/23/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEBoston 12, Pittsburgh 3Chicago White Sox 5, L.A. Dodgers 1Milwaukee 7, Texas 3Kansas City 6, Milwaukee 4Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 5San Diego 11, L.A. Angels 4Houston 5, Miami 0AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 8, Tampa Bay 7Toronto 7, N.Y. Yankees 3Minnesota 8, Baltimore 7NATIONAL…... Read More

Houston Astros, Justin Verlander Agree To Extension

(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros and starting pitcher Justin Verlander have agreed to a two year, $66 million dollar extension, sources tell ESPN. The 36-year old right hander went 16-9 with a 2.52 ERA last season and finished second in the American League CY Young race. Verlander was traded to…... Read More

Robert Kraft 'truly sorry' for not meeting 'higher standard' in wake of sex scandal

(BOSTON) -- Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, said in a statement on Saturday that he is "truly sorry" for getting caught up in an investigation into sex trafficking arising from his visits to a Florida spa, where authorities charge he twice solicited sexual…... Read More

Dick Vitale wants more mid-majors in March Madness

(NEW YORK) -- NCAA college basketball analyst Dick Vitale has a message for the NCAA selection committee: find a way to get more mid-major programs in the tournament."It's great to see the David's and the Goliath's," Vitale said in an exclusive conversation with ABC News before the NCAA Men’s Tournament…... Read More

Report: Cardinals finalizing five-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt

(ST. LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly finalizing an extension that will keep Paul Goldschmidt in Missouri through 2024.A source tells ESPN the five-year extension is for $130 million.This season marks the final year of Goldschmidt’s current contract. The All-Star first baseman is poised to make $15.5 million…... Read More

Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement

(NEW YORK) -- Everyone was excited after one of Hollywood's favorite couples, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, made it official earlier this month and got engaged. And "everyone" even included former President Barack Obama.Obama sent a handwritten note to the couple, which the former MLB champion shared on Twitter early…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 3/21/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTSOUTHVillanova 61, Saint Mary's (Cal) 57Purdue 61, Old Dominion 48EASTMinnesota 86, Louisville 76Michigan St. 76, Bradley 65LSU 79, Yale 74Maryland 79, Belmont 77WESTGonzaga 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 49Baylor 78, Syracuse 69Florida St. 76, Vermont 69Murray St. 83, Marquette…... Read More

'No evidence' American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU

(NEW YORK) -- An American figure skater has been accused of deliberately injuring a South Korean skater during practice ahead of the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, but the skating union has said there was "no evidence" it was intentional.The accusations were made about an incident…... Read More