Review Category : National Sports

Scoreboard Roundup — 12/4/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Orlando 98, Detroit 92
Oklahoma City 101, New Orleans 92
NY Knicks 106, Sacramento 98
Indiana 111, LA Clippers 102

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Montreal 5, LA Kings 4 (SO)
Carolina 1, Tampa Bay 0 (OT)
Philadelphia 4, Nashville 2
Detroit 4, NY Islanders 3 (OT)
Winnipeg 2, Chicago 1
Calgary 8, Anaheim 3
Minnesota 2, Edmonton 1 (OT)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Denver 20, Jacksonville 10
Baltimore 38, Miami 6
Green Bay 21, Houston 13
Kansas City 29, Atlanta 28
Chicago 26, San Francisco 6
Cincinnati 32, Philadelphia 14
New England 26, Los Angeles 10
Detroit 28, New Orleans 13
Oakland 38, Buffalo 24
Arizona 31, Washington 23
Tampa Bay 28, San Diego 21
Pittsburgh 24, NY Giants 14
Seattle 40, Carolina 7

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(3) North Carolina 95, Radford 50
(13) Indiana 83, SE Missouri 55
(20) South Carolina 70, FIU 54

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Scoreboard Roundup — 12/3/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Milwaukee 112 Brooklyn 103
OT Minnesota 125 Charlotte 120
Boston 107 Philadelphia 106
Toronto 128 Atlanta 84
Memphis 103 L.A. Lakers 100
Dallas 107 Chicago 82
Utah 105 Denver 98
Portland 99 Miami 92
Golden State 138 Phoenix 109

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
N-Y Rangers 4 Carolina 2
Boston 2 Buffalo 1
Philadelphia 3 Chicago 1
OT New Jersey 5 Nashville 4
SO Tampa Bay 2 Washington 1
OT Winnipeg 3 St. Louis 2
SO Vancouver 3 Toronto 2
Pittsburgh 5 Detroit 3
Ottawa 2 Florida 0
SO Columbus 3 Arizona 2
Dallas 3 Colorado 0
OT Edmonton 3 Anaheim 2

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
(1) Alabama 54 (15) Florida 16
(3) Clemson 42 (19) Virginia Tech 35
(8) Penn St. 38 (6) Wisconsin 31
(7) Oklahoma 38 (11) Oklahoma St. 20
(14) West Virginia 24 Baylor 21
Temple 34 (20) Navy 10

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(11) UCLA 97 (1) Kentucky 92
(2) Villanova 88 Saint Joseph’s 57
(4) Kansas 89 Stanford 74
(5) Duke 94 Maine 55
(25) West Virginia 66 (6) Virginia 57
(9) Baylor 76 (7) Xavier 61
(8) Gonzaga 69 (16) Arizona 62
(10) Creighton 82 Akron 70
(14) Louisville 79 Grand Canyon 70
(15) Purdue 90 Morehead St. 56
(17) Wisconsin 90 Oklahoma 70
(18) Butler 82 Cent. Arkansas 58
Providence 63 (21) Rhode Island 60
(22) Syracuse 77 North Florida 71
(23) Oregon 128 Savannah St. 59

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Patriots’ Rob Gronkowksi Out for the Season

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) – The Patriots expected the worst when tight end Rob Gronkowski went down with a back injury, and the bad news became a reality Saturday. The team placed the tight end on injured reserve following back surgery in Los Angeles on Friday, ending his season.

Gronkowksi has had a rough season injury-wise, playing in only eight games due to hamstring and lung injuries. He only caught 25 passes for 540 yards and three touchdowns in those games.

Gronkowski’s injury was traced to the big hit he absorbed from Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas on Nov. 13. Running back DJ Foster will take Gronkowski’s spot on the 53-man roster.

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Report: Beltran, Astros Agree to One-Year Deal

Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) — According to multiple reports, free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year $16 million deal. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, according to ESPN.

Beltran, 39, was a top free agent on the market after a stellar 2015-16 campaign. He started the season off with the Yankees, leading them with a .304 batting average, 22 homers and 64 RBIs, and finished the year with 29 homers, 93 RBIs and 163 hits as a member of the Texas Rangers.

This will be Beltran’s second stint with Houston, after being traded there from Kansas City in June of 2004. The nine-time All Star is still searching for his first World Series title. Meanwhile, the Astros have bolstered their lineup this offseason, acquiring catcher Brian McCann from the Yankees in a trade and free-agent outfielder Josh Reddick to a four-year, $52 million deal.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 12/2/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Orlando 105 Philadelphia 88
Final N-Y Knicks 118 Minnesota 114
Final Toronto 113 L.A. Lakers 80
Final Boston 97 Sacramento 92
Final Detroit 121 Atlanta 85
Final L.A. Clippers 114 New Orleans 96
Final Chicago 111 Cleveland 105
Final San Antonio 107 Washington 105
Final Houston 128 Denver 110

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final SO Calgary 3 Minnesota 2
Final San Jose 2 Montreal 1

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Final (4) Washington 41 (9) Colorado 10
Final (13) W. Michigan 29 Ohio 23

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (13) Indiana 83 SIU-Edwardsville 60

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LeBron James Wears Chicago Cubs Uniform After Losing Bet

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — LeBron James was a Chicago Cub fan…for one night.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star wore a full Cubs uniform before his team’s game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night after losing a World Series bet to Chicago-native and Bull Dwyane Wade.

The Cubs won the World Series against the Cleveland Indians 4-3 for the team’s first series title since 1908.

Thank you to @KingJames for being a good sport, and to @DwyaneWade for making it happen! https://t.co/9ycdXzyVFK pic.twitter.com/595WoSlntI

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) December 3, 2016

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Johnny Manziel Reaches Agreement to Dismiss Domestic Violence Charge

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has reached an agreement with prosecutors to dismiss a domestic violence charge against him, according to the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

A spokeswoman for the prosecutors, Brittany Dunn, said the Heisman-trophy winning football player will have to meet certain conditions for a year before the misdemeanor charge is dismissed. Those conditions included enrolling in an anger management class, participating in a substance abuse program, and attending a domestic violence impact panel.

Manziel faced up to a year in prison and a $4,000 fine for allegedly hitting and threatening former girlfriend Colleen Crowley during a night out in January.

The deal, reached on Friday without Manziel present, forbids him from contacting Crowley. The 23-year-old former Texas A&M star is still under review for possibly violating the NFL’s domestic violence policy, which could result in a six-game suspension.

In a statement, Manziel’s lead attorney, Jim Darnell, told ABC News that his client is “pleased to be able to put this part of the situation behind him and is eager to satisfy the terms of the agreement.”

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No Indication of Hate Crime in Fatal Road Rage Shooting of Ex-NFL Player Joe McKnight

Allen Kee / ESPN(NEW ORLEANS) — The shooting that killed former NFL player Joe McKnight in Louisiana on Thursday is considered a road rage incident, not a hate crime, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Ronald Gasser, who allegedly admitted to fatally shooting McKnight, is cooperating with the ongoing investigation, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Friday afternoon. Authorities released Gasser, 54, after questioning him overnight. There was no reason to continue holding Gasser, the sheriff’s office said.

The shooting happened Thursday afternoon near an intersection in Terrytown, which is about 5 miles south of New Orleans across the Mississippi River. When police arrived, they found 28-year-old McKnight suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; he died at the scene, the sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office said McKnight was not armed and there was no gun near his body.

Gasser stayed at the scene after the shooting, and was then taken into custody, the sheriff’s office said. He “relinquished his weapon to our officers,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said Thursday.

“We are interviewing a number of witnesses as well as Mr. Gasser,” Normand said.

The NAACP in New Orleans claimed Friday the football player, who is black, was lynched. Gasser is white.

The NAACP called on Kenneth Polite, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, to get involved, and urged witnesses to the shooting to come forward to the local FBI Civil Rights Division.

“We are demanding answers,” NAACP New Orleans President Morris Reed said Friday.

Normand said at a news conference Friday afternoon that “this isn’t about race.”

Normand revealed more details about the shooting, which he described as a road rage incident. Gasser was inside his car when he fired three shots at McKnight; three casings were located in Gasser’s vehicle, he said.

“We have no witness account of an apology being made by Mr. McKnight to Mr. Gasser,” Normand added.

Normand stressed Friday that the investigation is ongoing and said “external influences will not motivate this office .. as to how we are going to conduct this investigation.”

A grand jury or the district attorney will decide whether or not charges should be filed against Gasser, a sheriff’s office official told ABC News Friday morning.

Normand said many people in his office are close to the McKnight family.

A spokesperson for the McKnight family said in a statement that “the family is distressed, distraught. This tragedy is something that changes all of our lives so dramatically. We are in the process of trying to deal with the grief and what we need go through legally. We want to give Joe his just due.”

McKnight went to high school in Louisiana before he headed west for college in 2006, where he became a football star at the University of Southern California.

After USC, McKnight played for the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs.

McKnight’s death marks the second time an NFL player was shot and killed in a motorist incident in New Orleans this year. In April, former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was fatally shot while driving in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District.

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Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Ex-NFL Player Released from Custody

Allen Kee / ESPN(NEW ORLEANS) — The man who allegedly killed former NFL player Joe McKnight on Thursday has been released from custody in Louisiana, officials told ABC News Friday morning.

The shooting happened Thursday afternoon near an intersection in Terrytown, which is about 5 miles south of New Orleans across the Mississippi River.

Police found 28-year-old McKnight suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; he died at the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect, 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, stayed at the scene after the shooting, and was then taken into custody, the sheriff’s office said.

Gasser “relinquished his weapon to our officers,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said at a news conference Thursday. He was questioned and released overnight, police said.

“We are interviewing a number of witnesses as well as Mr. Gasser,” Normand said Thursday. “Mr. Gasser did in fact shoot Mr. McKnight and we will be releasing additional details as we get through these interviews with these witnesses as well as with Mr. Gasser.”

The deadly shooting was “being investigated as a possible road rage incident,” the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. Either a grand jury or the district attorney will decide to file charges, police added.

McKnight went to high school in Louisiana before he headed west for college in 2006, where he became a football star at the University of Southern California.

After USC, McKnight played for the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs.

McKnight’s death marks the second time an NFL player was shot and killed in a motorist incident in New Orleans this year. In April, former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith was fatally shot while driving in New Orleans’s Lower Garden District.

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Chargers Could Be Closer to Los Angeles Move, Sources Say

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — The San Diego Chargers could be closer to utilizing the team’s option to move to Los Angeles next year, sources told ESPN.

At the NFL owners meeting last January, the league allowed the Chargers the option to relocate to L.A., giving the team a Jan. 15, 2017 deadline to decide. It was in that same meeting that the league authorized the Rams to move to L.A., ESPN reports.

If Chargers chairman Dean Spanos decides to move his team in January, it won’t be without obstacles. A move would mean the Chargers will need a new place to play as well as a practice facility — a matter that will be up for discussion at the next NFL owners meeting this month in Dallas.

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