Review Category : National Sports

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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Patrick Kane Sexual Assault Accusation: No DNA Evidence Found in Rape Kit

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Tests from the rape kit of the woman who accuses Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of rape show no evidence of DNA in her undergarments or genital area, according to ESPN.

Kane is still under investigation though no charges have been brought against him.

The incident purportedly took place in Hamburg, New York.

ESPN says The Buffalo News reported that DNA from Kane was found on the accuser’s shoulders and fingernails. But that DNA could have materalized from casual contact.

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Tiger Woods Recovering From Second Back Surgery

Stuart Franklin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Golfing great Tiger Woods has announced he’s gone under a successful second microdisectomy surgery on his back.

Woods will not play the next three scheduled tournaments remaining for this year but did indicate he’s hoping for an early return in 2016, reports ESPN.

Woods made the announcement via twitter but had said on his personal website that he had felt discomfort in his hip and back recently.

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Mets Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes Seeking Contract

Elsa/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) — The New York Mets will negotiate with soon to be free agent Yoenis Cespedes during the offseason thanks to a recent waiver, according to ESPN.

The Mets’ outfielder is seeking at least six years in a contract.

The Mets were not permitted to negotiate with him until his club released him and made him a free agent. But the MLB and Players Association agreed that it was in the best interest of the team and Cespedes to continue negotiations.

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Johnny Manziel to Start in Game vs. Tennessee Titans

Rich Schultz/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) — It may be Johnny Manziel’s chance at redemption.

The Cleveland Browns announced Friday that quarterback Johnny Manziel will be the Browns’ starter for the game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

After an offseason with a 10-week rehab stint, Manziel said he was now ready to take on the Titans compared to last year when he started against Cincinnati and finished the game with a loss, 30-0.

“I definitely feel I’m in a lot better place now,” Manziel said Friday. “So I guess if I thought I was prepared then, I think I’m even more prepared now, obviously with the experience and those two starts and then through the offseason and last week and just where I’m at today, so I definitely feel a lot better.”

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Fan, Pitcher Struck by Balls in Cardinals/Brewers Game

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE) — Two scary moments in Milwaukee Thursday night have once again raised concerns about fan and player safety at baseball games.

In the third inning of the St. Louis Cardinals/Milwaukee Brewers game, a batted ball came back at Brewers pitcher Jimmy Nelson, striking him in the head.

Nelson spent the night at the hospital, but only suffered a contusion.

“He escaped without any serious, serious harm, so we’re very, very fortunate,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after the game, which St. Louis went on to win 6-3.

Then, in the seventh inning, a foul ball by Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday, who was pinch hitting, struck a fan in the head. The fan was able to walk out of the stadium on his own power.

Major League baseball says it’s evaluating fan safety at games.

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