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Report: Bryce Harper turned down 'aggressive offer' from Nationals

(NEW YORK) -- The Washington Nationals made an offer to Bryce Harper late in the season in an attempt to reach a deal before he became a free agent.At the general managers' meetings on Tuesday, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo disclosed the team's talks with Harper's agent, Scott Boras.The team…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/6/18

(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONCharlotte 113, Atlanta 102Dallas 119, Washington 100Brooklyn 104, Phoenix 82Portland 118, Milwaukee 103NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 4, Dallas 1Toronto 3, Vegas 1N.Y. Rangers 5, Montreal 3Ottawa 7, New Jersey 3SO Detroit 3, Vancouver 2Tampa Bay 5, Edmonton 2St. Louis…... Read More

George Steinbrenner headlines ten-man ballot for Baseball Hall of Fame's Today's Game Era committee

(NEW YORK) -- Legendary former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner headlines a list of ten larger-than-life figures eligible for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame next month, with their selection to be overseen by the Today's Game Era committee.Also on the list are former managers Davey Johnson, Lou…... Read More

Chicago Blackhawks fire head coach Joel Quenneville

(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have parted ways with Joel Quenneville, the second-winningest head coach in the franchise’s history.In a press release Tuesday morning, the team announced that it has relieved Quenneville of his coaching duties and named Jeremy Colliton as its next head coach. At 33 years old, Colliton…... Read More

USOC moves to take over USA Gymnastics in wake of sexual abuse scandal

(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee is seeking to revoke USA Gymnastics’ status as a member of the national governing body.The move comes in the wake of the sex abuse scandal involving USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/5/18

(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONHouston 98, Indiana 94Orlando 102, Cleveland 100OT Miami 120, Detroit 1152OT Chicago 116, N.Y. Knicks 115Oklahoma City 122, New Orleans 116Denver 115, Boston 107Toronto 124, Utah 111L.A. Clippers 120, Minnesota 109Golden State 117, Memphis 101NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENew Jersey…... Read More

Floyd Mayweather steps out of retirement, sets fight for Dec. 31

(TOKYO) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. is stepping out of retirement again to ring in the New Year in the ring.At a news conference in Tokyo Monday, the fight pitting Mayweather, 41, against 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa was announced. The match will be held on Dec. 31 at the Saitama…... Read More

Luke Walton's job as Lakers' head coach is safe: Magic Johnson

(LOS ANGELES) -- Despite an abysmal showing against the Toronto Raptors in the first quarter of Sunday night's game, Luke Walton's position as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers is not in jeopardy, according to Magic Johnson.Johnson, the team's president of basketball operations, told ESPN Sunday "we're not…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/5/2018

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from this weekend's sports events. NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMilwaukee   144,  Sacramento    109Washington  108,  N-Y Knicks     95Brooklyn    122,  Philadelphia   97Orlando     117,  San Antonio   110Phoenix     102,  Memphis       100Portland    111,  Minnesota      81Toronto     121,  L.A. Lakers   107NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEN-Y Rangers   3,  Buffalo    1Tampa Bay     4,  Ottawa     3Anaheim       3, …... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/2/18

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Clippers 120, Orlando 95Houston 119, Brooklyn 111Oklahoma City 134, Washington 111Indiana 107, Chicago 105N.Y. Knicks 118, Dallas 106Memphis 110, Utah 100Toronto 107, Phoenix 98Golden State 116, Minnesota 99NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFlorida 4, Winnipeg 2OT Vancouver 7, Colorado 6OT…... Read More

Disabled teen honored at World Series says he found inspiration in Jackie Robinson story

(BOSTON) -- A high school sophomore from Wyoming recently had a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience, all thanks to an essay he'd written about baseball legend Jackie Robinson. Jesse Quist was recognized on Oct. 24 at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, as one of two winners in Major League Baseball's…... Read More

University System of Maryland’s board of regents chair resigns

(BALTIMORE) -- The fallout surrounding the University of Maryland’s football program continues.In a statement Thursday, James T. Brady, the chairman of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, announced he was resigning immediately.The news comes following the university’s decision to fire its head football coach, DJ Durkin, amid backlash…... Read More

49ers cheerleader takes a knee during national anthem

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A San Francisco 49ers cheerleader dropped to her knee during the national anthem ahead of Thursday’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders in what appears to be the first public protest by an NFL cheerleader.At this time, it remains unclear which cheerleader knelt while the rest of the…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/1/18

(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDenver 110, Cleveland 91Philadelphia 122, L.A. Clippers 113Oklahoma City 111, Charlotte 107Sacramento 146, Atlanta 115Boston 117, Milwaukee 113Portland 132, New Orleans 119NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWinnipeg 4, Florida 2N-Y Islanders 3, Pittsburgh 2Dallas 2, Toronto 1Detroit 4, New Jersey 3Montreal…... Read More