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Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor to End Holdout

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor will reportedly end his holdout and return to the team this week, after an 0-2 start to the NFL season for the defending NFC champions.

Chancellor had opted to hold out in an effort to negotiate a new contract with the team. Chancellor had, however, signed a contract before the 2014 season, making the Seahawks unlikely to offer him more money.

The Seahawks lost to their division rival St. Louis Rams in Week One, and to the Green Bay Packers in Week Two.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter posted a message to Facebook on Wednesday containing a message Chancellor reportedly sent to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. “Ima [sic] go help my teammates that are understanding of my position and the ones who aren’t,” Chancellor said. “Time to help us get back to the big dance. I can address business after the season.”

“Me and Marshawn [Lynch, Seahawks running back] started a mission 2 years ago,” Chancellor added. “I can’t let my Dawg down….Real talk.”

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Pit Crew Switch on Kyle Busch’s Team

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A change has been made with Kyle Busch’s pit crew.

Nick Odell will no longer serve as the front tire changer for Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 team, according to John Leslie will fill the role this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Busch finished ninth last weekend in the first race of the Sprint Cup Series’ Chase at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/22/15

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

Baltimore 4, Washington 1

N-Y Yankees 6, Toronto 4 10 Innings

Detroit 2, Chi White Sox 1 10 Innings

Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2

Minnesota 3, Cleveland 1

L.A. Angels 4, Houston 3

Seattle 11, Kansas City 2

Texas 8, Oakland 6


Atlanta 6, N-Y Mets 2

Philadelphia 6, Miami 2

Chi Cubs 4, Milwaukee 0

St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 1

Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 3

Arizona 8, L.A. Dodgers 0

San Francisco 4, San Diego 2


Pittsburgh 7, Carolina 3

Philadelphia 5, N-Y Rangers 3

Columbus 3, St. Louis 1

Boston 2, Washington 1 OVERTIME

Florida 3, Dallas 2

Nashville 2, Tampa Bay 2 OVERTIME

Toronto 2, Montreal 1 OVERTIME

St. Louis 5, Columbus 2

Minnesota 1, Winnipeg 0 OVERTIME

Chicago 5, Detroit 4 OVERTIME

Colorado 5, Anaheim 4 OVERTIME

San Jose 4, Vancouver 0

Los Angeles 3, Arizona 2 OVERTIME

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Jason Witten May Be Out for Cowboys/Falcons Game

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Jason Witten may not be on the field Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Atlanta Falcons.

The Cowboys tight end is recovering from two sprained ankles and a sprained knee.

A source tells ESPN Witten “will be day-to-day all week, but he’s not a lock [to play] at this point.”

Should he not play, Witten would join Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant on the sidelines.

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100-Year-Old Man Breaks Five World Records in Track and Field

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A 100-year-old man set five world records in track and field on Sunday while competing in the San Diego Senior Olympics.

Don Pellmann of Santa Clara, who just turned 100 a month and a half ago, competed in six events at the senior games, breaking the record in the high jump, long jump, shot put, discus and 100-meter dash, which is the one he was most excited about, he said. The only event he could not pull off was the pole vault.

“Pole vault I didn’t do well on because I hadn’t had any practice. There’s no way to practice pole vaulting,” Pellmann told ABC News on Tuesday. “But I did well in the other five so I can’t complain.”

Pellmann raced against the clock and competed against the tape measure as he is the only one in his age group who took part, he said. He is the first centenarian to clear an official height in the high jump and is the oldest man to compete in San Diego, with the second oldest being 87.

This is not the most world record-breaking medals Pellmann has gone home with in a single meet, he said.

“I broke seven world records at age 90 in Fort Collins, Colorado,” he said. “That was one of my better meets.”

After 127 meets with a medal in every single one, almost 900 events, 885 gold medals and five silver medals, over a stretch of 30 years, Pellmann said he may make Sunday’s meet his last so he can take care of his 92-year-old wife.

He added: “I’ve been in 22 states and I’ve been very lucky I haven’t had any injuries. I was not worried about medals but I’ve got more medals than I know what to do with. It’s been fun.”

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No Penalties Forthcoming for Harvick, Johnson After Physical Altercation

Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images(NEW YORK) —Things got testy between Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson after the conclusion of the Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday, but they won’t face penalties for a physical altercation between the two.

Harvick confronted Johnson and gave him a shove following the 400, upset that Johnson made contact with him during the race, causing an accident that led to a 42nd-place finish for the defending Sprint Cup champion.

Despite the tension between the two, NASCAR officials confirmed to that neither driver will be penalized.

Johnson finished 11th in the race.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/21/15

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


Baltimore at Washington (postponed, rain)


Chi White Sox 2, Detroit 0 (first game)
Chi White Sox 3, Detroit 2 (second game)
Toronto 4, N-Y Yankees 2
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 7
Houston 6, L.A. Angels 3


N-Y Mets 4, Atlanta 0
Chi Cubs 9, Milwaukee 5
St. Louis 2, Cincinnati 1
Pittsburgh 9, Colorado 3
Arizona 8, L.A. Dodgers 4


N-Y Jets 20, Indianapolis 7

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How to Save Hundreds on NFL Football at the Stadium This Season

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thom Lambert is a third-generation diehard Washington Redskins fan.

“I grew up a diehard Redskins fan through my family,” Lambert of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, told ABC News.

“His grandmother has a board on her refrigerator where every year they all write their predictions for the season,” his wife, Melissa Lambert, said.

It’s a family trait that won’t be skipping a generation. Thom Lambert even wore a Redskins jersey for the births of his two daughters.

“The first song that they learned how to sing was ‘Hail to the Redskins,’” his wife recalled.

But with their third daughter due any day now and the skyrocketing cost of attending a game, football has been put on hold for Lambert and his growing family. He hasn’t been to a game in two years.

“With a family of four in today’s economy, that’s not something that’s a top priority, even though that’s something that’s a really big deal to my family,” Melissa Lambert said.

Added Thom Lambert: “Things become more important than blowing money on a Redskins game. You need to pay for swim lessons and tutus for dance class.”

But Will Flaherty, director of communications for the event ticket search engine SeatGeek, sat down with the family to show them how to get the NFL experience at the stadium for a lot less cash.

First, Flaherty says to wait it out. Websites like SeatGeek and Vivid Seats offer deep discounts as prices drop closer to game day.

“If you wait until 24 or 48 hours before the game you’ll tend to find the best deals,” he explained. “Look, this ticket at $52, if you bought it from the team would normally be close to $100 so you’re probably saving about 50 percent.”

“Awesome man, that’s great,” Thom Lambert said.

Next, instead of paying normal stadium parking prices, check out apps like SpotHero and ParkWhiz that will save you money and a spot.

“To park in the actual parking lots are anywhere from $60 to $120. It’s like so expensive, and that’s just to park,” Lambert said.

“And there you go,” Flaherty said, while showing him one of the money-saving apps. “There’s a spot for $30.”

And, finally, feed yourself. The average cost to feed a family of four is as high as $80 so check the outside food policy and, if allowed, bring your own snacks.

“We haven’t been able to take them to any game yet, so this is something we’re really looking forward to,” Lambert said of his young daughters.

With Flaherty’s tips, the Lamberts saved a total of $292 while finally attending their first family game together on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/20/15

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


N-Y Yankees 11, N-Y Mets 2


Boston 4, Toronto 3
Kansas City 10, Detroit 3
Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 6
Cleveland 6, Chi White Sox 3
Minnesota 8, L.A. Angels 1
Houston 5, Oakland 1
Seattle 9, Texas 2


Washington 13, Miami 3
Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1
Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 4
St. Louis 4, Chi Cubs 3
San Francisco 5, Arizona 1
Pittsburgh 4, L.A. Dodgers 3
San Diego 10, Colorado 4

Arizona 48, Chicago 23
Atlanta 24, N-Y Giants 20
Minnesota 26, Detroit 16
Carolina 24, Houston 17
New England 40, Buffalo 32
Cincinnati 24, San Diego 19
Pittsburgh 43, San Francisco 18
Washington 24, St. Louis 10
Tampa Bay 26, New Orleans 19
Cleveland 28, Tennessee 14
Oakland 37, Baltimore 33
Jacksonville 23, Miami 20
Dallas 20, Philadelphia 10
Green Bay 27, Dallas 17

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Cristiano Ronaldo Walks Onto Soccer Pitch with Son of Tripped Syrian Refugee

Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images(MADRID) — The young Syrian refugee, Zied, who was tripped, along with his father in Hungary by a camerawoman, walked out onto the soccer field on Saturday with one of the most famous soccer players in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.

In a video tweeted out by Real Madrid, the team Ronaldo plays for, Zied enthusiastically emulates Ronaldo.

Zied’s father was a soccer coach back in Syria.

Real Madrid has donated one million euros to help refugees arriving in Spain, reports ESPN.

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