Review Category : National Sports

Dust Devil Delays Women’s College Softball Game

Youtube/Lynchburg Sports(LYNCHBURG, Va.) —A women’s college softball game in Lynchburg, Virginia, was delayed Saturday after a dust devil ripped through the field.

The score of the game between Bridgewater College and Lynchburg College was 0-0 when the dust devil developed, lasting about 30 seconds. Players covered their faces with mitts as the well-formed dust devil swirled through the infield.

The game continued after the dust devil lifted.

Dust devils are typically strong, long-lived and happen on days when humidity is extremely low.

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Tony Stewart Making Season Debut This Weekend

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) — Tony Stewart will make his 2016 season debut this weekend at Richmond.

The three-time Sprint Cup champ, who suffered a burst fracture of the L1 vertebra in an ATV accident in late January, tweeted Thursday morning, “The Dr’s said my scans ‘looked much better than they thought they would after 3 months.’ So they cleared me #SmokeWillRise.”

However, Stewart did suffer a minor setback: he was fined $35,000 by NASCAR for violating member conduct guidelines.

This is Stewart’s final season as a Sprint Cup driver.

The Sprint Cup Series will race at Richmond International Raceway this Sunday, with the Toyota Owners 400.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 4/21/16

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

INTERLEAGUE

Minnesota 8, Milwaukee 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Seattle 10, Cleveland 7, 10 Innings
Tampa Bay 12, Boston 8
L.A. Angels 3, Chi White Sox 2
Baltimore 3, Toronto 2
Kansas City 4, Detroit 0
Oakland 7, N-Y Yankees 3
Texas 7, Houston 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

L.A. Dodgers 2, Atlanta 1, 10 Innings
Miami 5, Washington 1
Arizona 6, San Francisco 2
Chi Cubs 16, Cincinnati 0
Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Oklahoma City 131, Dallas 102
Toronto 101, Indiana 85
Houston 97, Golden State 96

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Tampa Bay 1, Detroit 0
Pittsburgh 5, N-Y Rangers 0
Anaheim 4, Nashville 1
OT Chicago 4, St. Louis 3

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Cubs’ Arrieta Throws No-Hitter

Hemera(CINCINNATI) – Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter in Thursday game’s against the Cincinnati Reds.

It’s the reigning National League Cy Young winner’s second no-hitter in two seasons.

It’s the also the first time a no-hit has been thrown to the Reds in the regular season since 1971.

The Cubs defeated the Reds 16-0 at Great American Ball Park.

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Scott Brooks Will Coach Washington Wizards

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Scott Brooks will be the new head coach of the Washington Wizards. His agent told The Undefeated Marc J. Spears the news on Thursday.

The five-year deal is worth $35 million dollars according to ESPN.

The Houston Rockets were also interested in Brooks and were hoping the former Oklahoma City Thunder coach would wait until the team had an official opening.

Following the dismissal of Randy Wittman, Brooks was Washington’s first choice as a replacement. The Wizards are coming off a 41-41 season. Wittman was the coach for over four years.

Brooks has never won a championship but holds the best all-time winning percentage (.620) for a coach without an NBA title.

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Browns Trade First-Round Draft Pick to Eagles in Deal

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — The Cleveland Browns agreed on Wednesday to trade its first-round pick (No. 2 overall) in this year’s draft to the Philadelphia Eagles.

In exchange, the Browns will get Philadelphia’s first-round (No. 8), third-round (No. 77) and fourth-round (No. 100) picks. The added selections gives Cleveland 12 picks in the 2016 NFL draft, half of which are in the top 100.

The deal also sends Cleveland’s 2017 fourth-round pick for the Eagles’ 2017 first-round pick and a 2018 second-round pick.

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“We are excited about owning 12 picks heading into this year’s draft and acquiring the high future picks in 2017 and 2018,” Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said in a statement. “These picks will play a major role in building our team for long-term sustained success.”

“We want to assemble a young nucleus of talented players and this trade positions us really well. There is a good depth of talent in the first round and we felt we could make a larger impact to our roster by adding more draft picks and that’s why we made the decision to trade down,” Brown added.

The 2016 NFL draft kicks off on April 28.

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Conor McGregor Not Retiring, Wants to Fight at UFC 200

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — It appears Conor McGregor doesn’t have plans to retire just yet. In fact, the UFC featherweight champion released a statement on Facebook Thursday, saying he “still ready to go for UFC 200.”

Dana White, the president of the UFC, removed McGregor from the July event because the fighter did not want to partake in promotional obligations.

“I am just trying to do my job and fight here,” McGregor said in his statement. “I am paid to fight. I am not yet paid to promote.”

“I have become lost in the game of promotion and forgot about the art of fighting,” he added.

The statement comes two days after McGregor tweeted, “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.”

But the fighter cleared that up on Thursday, saying in his statement: “For the record also – For USADA and for the UFC and my contract stipulations – I AM NOT RETIRED.”

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Coaches’ Brawl at Youth Baseball Game Caught on Tape

Obtained by ABC News(COOPER CITY, Fla.) — A spectator’s video from a Little League baseball game in Cooper City, Florida, captured what can happen when adults lose their cool on the field.

The Cubs and Rays, two under-10 baseball teams playing in the Cooper City Optimist League, were playing against each other Saturday afternoon when an argument erupted near the third-base line.

The video, given to ABC News by the spectator, who requested anonymity, showed one young player standing motionless as the brawl broke out nearby.

The fight occurred between a coach from each team, according to an incident report filed with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

The argument stemmed from one coach switching a player for a faster runner, according to the report.

Words were exchanged between the two men — with one coach saying “F— you” – before one man punched the other “in the left side of his face with a closed fist,” the report said.

“The two then ended up wrestling on the ground at which time other coaches intervened and broke up the fight,” the report said.

Police said in the report that after another witness was interviewed, the coach who threw the punch was read his Miranda rights. Police said eventually, however, the men talked, with the man who threw the punch apologizing and extending his hand to the other coach.

The report said the coach opted not to seek prosecution and agreed to sign a waiver. The police report said no further action was taken.

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NASCAR Issues Written Warnings to Four Sprint Cup Teams

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — NASCAR issued written warnings to four Sprint Cup teams Wednesday in connection with last weekend’s events at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards and Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s teams received warnings for failing template inspection twice during pre-qualifying, NASCAR.com reports.

In addition, Trevor Bayne’s team received a written warning for failing laser inspection twice during pre-qualifying.

A couple of XFINITY Series teams were penalized on Wednesday as well, including Ty Dillon’s. His crew chief, Nick Harrison, was fined 10 thousand dollars, placed on probation through the end of the year and suspended from points events though April 27 for violations related to spoiler extensions.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 4/20/16

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

INTERLEAGUE

Milwaukee 10, Minnesota 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Chi White Sox 2, L.A. Angels 1
Seattle 2, Cleveland 1
Oakland 5, N-Y Yankees 2
Baltimore 4, Toronto 3, 10 Innings
Boston 7, Tampa Bay 3
Detroit 3, Kansas City 2
Texas 2, Houston 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 6, Colorado 5
St. Louis 5, Chi Cubs 3
Philadelphia 5, N-Y Mets 4, 11 Innings
L.A. Dodgers 5, Atlanta 3, 10 Innings
Washington 3, Miami 1
San Diego 8, Pittsburgh 2
Arizona 2, San Francisco 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Miami 115, Charlotte 103
Cleveland 107, Detroit 90
L-A Clippers 102, Portland 81

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Philadelphia 2, Washington 1
Florida 2, N-Y Islanders 1
Dallas 3, Minnesota 2
San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2

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