Review Category : National Sports

Report: Colin Kaepernick Reworks Contract with 49ers

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — The San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick have reportedly reworked the quarterback’s contract, allowing him to become a free agent next year if he chooses.

Sources tell ESPN the new deal is for two years, with a player option for the second year.

Under the new terms, Kaepernick’s pay will not change this season. If he decides to remain with the Niners next year, the deal calls for a $16.5 million salary but no money guaranteed, ESPN reports.

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Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Kristi Yamaguchi

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Kristi Yamaguchi’s name is practically synonymous with figure skating, but there’s a lot more to know about the Olympic athlete.

Yamaguchi, who took home a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics, is also a New York Times bestselling children’s book author, recently releasing her third book, Cara’s Kindness.

“Going into the third one, I just wanted to create some new characters and again have a strong message for the children,” Yamaguchi, 45, told ABC News.

“And I thought about paying it forward and kindness being that act,” she continued. “There’s a lot of tough things going on in the world but I don’t think kids can learn early enough how far kindness will take you.”

Yamaguchi was kind enough to jump in the hot seat for the latest edition of ABC News’ Lightning Round, answering our questions such as, “What’s your favorite sport to watch aside from ice skating?”

Hint: It’s the sport her husband, Bret Hedican, played for 18 years.

To find out the answer, watch the video below:

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Paul Menard’s Team Docked Practice Time for Failing Laser Inspection at Charlotte

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Paul Menard’s No. 27 team has been penalized for failing the laser inspection system during last weekend’s events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The team failed pre-qualifying laser inspection three times. It received a written warning and was docked 15 minutes of practice time for this weekend’s activities at Kansas Speedway, NASCAR.com reports.

Josh Wise’s No. 30 team received a similar penalty for failing pre-qualifying template inspection three times.

Several other teams were issued written warnings for either failing pre-qualifying laser inspection twice or failing pre-race template inspection twice.

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Chicago Cubs Advance with Historic 9th-Inning Rally

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — The Chicago Cubs beat the Giants in San Francisco 6-5 Tuesday to advance to the National League Championship Series.

The Giants had an MLB record 10 straight wins in elimination games until Tuesday night when the Cubs scored four runs in their final inning.

The Cubs will take on the winner of the Washington Nationals vs. LA Dodgers series in the National League Championship Series. The deciding game 5 is Thursday night in Washington, D.C.

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‘Miracle Moment’: Unconscious Fan Wakes Up After Tim Tebow’s Prayer

Kenny Moss / ESPN Images(PHOENIX) — Tim Tebow’s first game for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday was one to remember, but not for reasons most would expect. His less than spectacular performance on the field ended in what some are calling a miraculous moment.

As Tebow stayed to do post-game interviews and sign autographs for fans, he was made aware of a man who had fallen sick in the stands. Brandon Berry, who was in the front row, dropped to the ground as his mouth began to foam and his body convulsed in what was later determined to be a seizure.

The violent shaking stopped, and Berry went limp.

Tim Tebow comforts fan having a seizure after former QB’s first Arizona Fall League game since signing with the Mets https://t.co/LitGwGZwuW pic.twitter.com/JwSeB0tpXK

— ABC News (@ABC) October 12, 2016

According to local ABC television affiliate KNXV, the former NFL star turned baseball minor leaguer ran to the side of Berry, reached down, and placed a hand on the sick man as he bowed his head to say a prayer. Witnesses say seconds after he was touched by Tebow, Berry jolted up and gasped for air, coughing loudly.

Tebow stayed with Berry until the EMTs were able to administer care.

“You just remember what’s important,” Tebow later told ABC News. “Baseball’s awesome it’s something I’m so excited I get a chance to pursue, but what’s important is lives matter, people matter. This young man, he mattered. So my first instinct was to just be with him, put my hands on him and pray for him.

“We get caught up in so many different things, things that we’re pursuing and we forget about what matters most is the people around us,” he added.

Tebow signing autographs. Fan has what looks like seizure. Not moving. Tebow puts hand on him and says a prayer. Man breathes. WOW.

— Kari Van Horn (@KariVanHorn) October 11, 2016

Berry was transported to an emergency room by the Phoenix Fire Department.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 10/11/16

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

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Chi Cubs 6, San Francisco 5 (Chicago wins series 3-1)
L.A. Dodgers 6, Washington 5 (Series tied 2-2)

WNBA FINALS

Minnesota 79, L.A. Sparks 60 (Series tied 1-1)

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Chase Elliott Reveals Paint Scheme for 2017

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Though he’s currently competing in NASCAR’s playoffs, Chase Elliott is looking ahead to next year.

The Hendrick Motorsports rookie on Tuesday revealed the paint scheme he’ll use for his NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet SS No. 24 car during the 2017 season. The scheme is mostly blue, with the NAPA logo on the hood and a yellow rear panel.

You can check out the paint scheme for yourself on Elliott’s Instagram page.

Elliott is one of the 12 remaining drivers vying for the Sprint Cup championship in the Chase.

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Report: NFL Can Fine Teams for Posting Game Video on Social Media

BananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Football teams will no longer be allowed to post game GIFs and videos on social media after new guidelines from the National Football League.

Starting Wednesday, if NFL teams post any of their own videos from inside a stadium (including shooting video on Facebook Live or Periscope), the league could issue up to a $25,000 fine for a first offense, according to ESPN. On a second offense, the team faces a $50,000 fine and $100,000 for any additional violations, ESPN reports.

The NFL reportedly is issuing the new guidelines so the league “maintains control of what is disseminated,” according to ESPN.

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Colin Kaepernick Named Starter Against Buffalo Bills

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Colin Kaepernick will start for the San Francisco 49ers for the first time in 11 months.

The team announced Tuesday that he will be the starting quarterback in Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

The last game that Kaepernick started for was a 27-6 loss to the Rams on Nov. 1.

Kaepernick has gained notoriety this season for sitting or kneeling during the national anthem before games in protest of race relations in the U.S.

Chip Kelly: “@Kaepernick7 will start this week.” #SFvsBUF pic.twitter.com/rFipkerwK3

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 11, 2016

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