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8-year-old dressed as Flyers mascot shares adorable dance with the actual Gritty

(PHILADELPHIA) -- A girl's adorable interaction with the Philadelphia Flyers mascot, Gritty, is delighting nearly 400,000 sports fans on Twitter.Cailin Ryan attended the Sept. 19 hockey game where she met Gritty. The 8-year-old was dressed in a costume handmade by her mom, Patty Ryan."She loves the Flyers and she saw…... Read More

Antonio Brown, facing sexual assault allegations, cut by Patriots after 1 game

(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…... Read More

Nike drops Antonio Brown amid sexual misconduct allegations

(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…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 9/19/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUE Boston 5, San Francisco 4Seattle 6, Pittsburgh 5 -- 11 InningsAMERICAN LEAGUE NY Yankees 9, LA Angels 1Toronto 8, Baltimore 4Cleveland 7, Detroit 0Minnesota 8, Kansas City 5NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4Milwaukee 5, San Diego…... Read More

Yankees pitcher Domingo German suspended for domestic violence

(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…... Read More

ESPN, Special Olympics extend broadcast agreement through 2027, will continue to promote 'inclusion'

(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…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 9/18/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESeattle 4, Pittsburgh 1San Francisco 11, Boston 3Tampa Bay 8, LA Dodgers 7 -- 11 inningsAMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 1, Kansas City 0 -- 11 InningsCleveland 2, Detroit 1 -- 10 InningsLA Angels 3, NY Yankees 2Houston 3, Texas 2Chi…... Read More

New Jersey referee suspended after forcing teen wrestler to cut dreadlocks or forfeit match

(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…... Read More

Reports of sexual abuse, misconduct in Olympic sports up 55% from last year

(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…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 9/17/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESeattle 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…... Read More

New York Giants name rookie Daniel Jones starting QB for Week Three

(NEW YORK) -- The New York Giants are turning to rookie Daniel Jones at quarterback for Week Three, ending Eli Manning's run as the team's starter after nearly 15 years."Eli and I spoke this morning," head coach Pat Shurmur said in a news release. "I told him that we are…... Read More