Review Category : National Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers Honored by Obama for Championship

The White House(WASHINGTON) — The Cleveland Cavaliers visited the White House on Thursday, where they were honored by President Obama for their 2016 NBA Championship title.

This past June, Cleveland defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals 4-3 after trailing the Warriors 3-1.

Following their visit to the White House, the Cavs will play the Washington Wizards Friday at the Verizon Center.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 11/9/16

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

LA Clippers 111, Portland 80
Golden State 116, Dallas 95
Minnesota 123, Orlando 107
NY Knicks 110, Brooklyn 96
Indiana 122, Philadelphia 115 (OT)
Charlotte 104, Utah 98
Washington 118, Boston 93
Atlanta 115, Chicago 107
Toronto 112, Oklahoma City 102
Phoenix 107, Detroit 100
Houston 101, San Antonio 99

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Columbus 3, Anaheim 2
Ottawa 2, Buffalo 1 (2OT)
Chicago 2, St. Louis 1

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Mixed Emotions for Wade’s Miami Return

Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images(ATLANTA) – Former Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade is making his first trip back to South Beach after signing a two-year contract with his hometown Chicago Bulls.

After playing with the Heat for 13 seasons, many would think Wade would keep in touch with his former teammates and front office. When it comes to the Heat’s president Pat Riley that is not the case.

“I think you guys know, I haven’t talked to him,” Wade told ESPN on Wednesday. “It’s as simple as that. I think I’ve been very open and honest about my respect and love with Pat. I’ve been honest that I haven’t spoken to him since the season ended.”

While a conversation between Wade and Riley might not happen, a video tribute by the team is expected.

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San Diego Sacks New Stadium Proposal

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SAN DIEGO) – For San Diego Chargers fans, there may have been something more important on the ballot than choosing the next commander-in-chief. On Tuesday, voters in San Diego voted against Measure C, the team’s proposed $1.8 billion downtown stadium and convention center annex.

The ballot initiative required two-thirds of the voting public within city limits to approve the project. Only 43-pecent approved the measure.

With the city’s decision made, the Chargers will look to explore other new stadium options. The leading choice is to leave San Diego for Inglewood, Calif. to share an in-the-works stadium with the newly relocated Los Angeles Rams. As part of the Rams’ relocation agreement, the Chargers have until Jan. 15 to decide if the team wants to move. If the Chargers decide to stay in San Diego, the Oakland Raiders could potentially move back to Los Angeles.

However, with the Raiders exploring a move to Las Vegas, the Chargers may be able to extend that deadline.

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Washington in Top Four of College Football Playoff Rankings

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – After being snubbed in last week’s initial College Football Playoff rankings, the Washington Huskies are now in the top four.

Washington joins Alabama, Clemson, and Michigan as the CFP’s four top teams. Texas A&M, who was ranked fourth last week, dropped to eighth following a loss to Mississippi State last Saturday.

On the outside of the CFP’s top four is Ohio State, ranked fifth. The one-loss Buckeyes won big against conference foe Nebraska on Saturday. As for Nebraska, the Huskers fell from No. 10 to No. 19.

Other schools in the top ten include Louisville, Wisconsin, Auburn, and Penn State.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 11/8/16

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Portland 124, Phoenix 121
Sacramento 102, New Orleans 94
Dallas 109, LA Lakers 97
Atlanta 110, Cleveland 106
Brooklyn 119, Minnesota 110
Memphis 108, Denver 107

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
San Jose 3, Washington 0
Pittsburgh 4, Edmonton 3
New Jersey 3, Carolina 2 (2OT)
Detroit 3, Philadelphia 2 (2OT)
Vancouver 5, NY Rangers 3
Montreal 3, Boston 2
LA Kings 7, Toronto 0
Nashville 3, Ottawa 1
Winnipeg 8, Dallas 2
Arizona 4, Colorado 2

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Tom Brady Won’t Say If He Voted For Trump

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not say if he voted for Donald Trump.

Brady’s wife, super model Gisele Bündchen, suggested on her Instagram page that she and Brady are not behind Trump. One of her fans asked if she was supporting Trump. She responded, “NO!”

Brady has not talked about who he’s voting for.

His statement came a day after Trump told a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire that he had secured the votes of Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

The GOP nominee told the crowd he received “the most beautiful” letter from Belchick congratulating him and offering him his support. Trump added that Belichick commended the way Trump has handled the “unbelievable negative and slanted media.”

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San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick Says He Will Not Vote in Presidential Election

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he will not vote in this presidential election.

Kaepernick, who has received backlash for taking a knee during the national anthem to protest race relations in the country, said Tuesday he did not vote and was not planning on voting.

The quarterback expressed his opinions about both presidential candidates after the first debate.

“To me, it was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates,” Kaepernick said at the time, according to ESPN. “Both are proven liars, and it almost seems like they’re trying to debate who is less racist, and at this point, I was talking to one of my friends who goes, ‘You have to pick the lesser of two evils, but in the end it’s still evil.'”

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Scoreboard Roundup — 11/7/16

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Golden State 116, New Orleans 106
Charlotte 122, Indiana 100
Utah 109, Philadelphia 84
Houston 114, Washington 106
Oklahoma City 97, Miami 85
Chicago 112, Orlando 80
LA Clippers 114, Detroit 82

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Boston 4, Buffalo 0
NY Islanders 4, Vancouver 2
Florida 3, Tampa Bay 1

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Seattle 31, Buffalo 25

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UFC Star Jon ‘Bones’ Jones Suspended 1 Year by USADA

Aaron Sweet/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has suspended Interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones for one year.

According to a statement from the USADA, Jones, 29, tested positive for clomiphene and letrozole after an out-of-competition drug test on June 16, 2016.

“Clomiphene and letrozole are both Specified Substances in the class of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and are prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List,” said the statement. “Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, the standard sanction for a policy violation involving a Specified Substance is a one-year period of ineligibility.”

Jones said he was “hopeful for a better outcome,” according to a statement to ESPN. His attorney has said the banned substances were found in the fighter’s system because of a pill he received that was thought to be Cialis, a sexual enhancement drug.

“I have always maintained my innocence and I am very happy I have been cleared in any wrongdoing pursuant to the allegations made that I had intentionally taken a banned substance,” he said. “I am pleased that in USADA’s investigation they determined I was ‘not a cheater of the sport.'”

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