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Scoreboard Roundup — 5/18/16

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

INTERLEAGUE

N-Y Yankees 4, Arizona 2
L.A. Angels 8, L.A. Dodgers 1
Cleveland 8, Cincinnati 7, 12 Innings

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 6, Minnesota 3
Kansas City 3, Boston 2
Oakland 8, Texas 1
Baltimore 5, Seattle 2
Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 3
Houston 5, Chi White Sox 3
Boston 5, Kansas City 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Chi Cubs 2, Milwaukee 1
San Francisco 2, San Diego 1
Philadelphia 4, Miami 2
Atlanta 3, Pittsburgh 1
Washington 7, N-Y Mets 1
St. Louis 2, Colorado 0

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Golden State 118, Oklahoma City 91

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 2

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Source: Jeff Hornacek Named New Knicks Coach

Ben Solomon / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — A source has confirmed to ESPN that Jeff Hornacek has been named the new coach of the New York Knicks.

According to ESPN, Bleacher Report first reported the news.

The news comes after the Knicks and team president Phil Jackson interviewed Hornacek earlier this week.

Hornacek formerly coached the Phoenix Suns.

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Former Texas Tech QB Webb Chooses Cal over Colorado

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Former Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb confirmed to ESPN Wednesday that he is transferring to California instead of Colorado.

According to ESPN, Webb is a graduate transfer who will still be eligible to play football for California in the fall. Webb will also compete to replace Jared Goff, who was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the first overall pick in last months NFL draft.

Webb originally committed to play at Colorado in January. However, ESPN reports that since he was still enrolled at Texas Tech in the spring semester, he was not bound to this commitment.

Sources told ESPN that Webb had a change of heart in February when Cal coach Sonny Dykes hired Jake Spavital as the team’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

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Report: Woman Alleges Mets’ Bartolo Colon Fathered 2 Children With Her

Stephen Dunn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Mets pitcher Bortolo Colon is facing a lawsuit from a woman who alleges he fathered two of her children, according to ESPN.

38-year-old Alexandra Santos sued Colon, who has been married to his wife, Rosanna, for 21 years. Santos alleges the Colon, 42, has not paid child support for the two children he fathered with her, ESPN reports.

According to a New York Post report, the suit was fied as “Anonymous v. Anonymous,” but since Colon represented himself as one point, he has been listed as an attorney in the case.

The two sides met in a Manhattan courthouse on Monday, and they are due back in court next month.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Comments on Struggling Team

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(DOVER, Del.) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had some negative things to say about his team’s progress, especially after getting caught up in a crash at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, according to ESPN.

It was evident that Earnhardt couldn’t hide his frustration in a recording posted Monday as part of the weekly “The Dale Jr. Download” on his “Dirty Mo Radio” web channel.

“We have a problem, Houston. It’s time to start understanding how severe this situation is and really get to owning it,” he said about what his team’s performance at Dover told him.

But, the Hendrick Motorsports driver said that organization will help pick up the performance sooner or later, and he is confident in his team and crew chief Greg Ives.

“I’m clearly disappointed,” Earnhardt said. “All of the guys on the team are in the same boat, and all the guys on the team are also very positive. You have to be for us to be able to get better — we all have got to work together. We know we can do it. I believe in all my guys. I believe in Greg and they believe in me. And we’ll figure it out. We’ve been down before. But it’s time to own it. It’s time to get after it. We’ve been working hard. But we’ve got look ourselves in the mirror and really get to it and figure out what’s going on.”

ESPN reports Earnhardt’s comments came after a weekend at Dover that started out well. He was in second in the first practice. But, he was ninth in hte first practice Saturday and 25th in the final practice. Earnhardt said the team changed almost everything on his car the night before the race, which he thinks contributed to the poor performance.

“We definitely aren’t the team we were the last few years,” he said on “The Dale Jr. Download.” “We have to figure out what is going on, how we’re getting beat. … I’m disappointed, team is mad, I’m mad, the fans are mad. We can’t sit here and [complain] about it. We’re going to go to work.”

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Maria Sharapova’s Case to Go Up Before Anti-Doping Panel

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(LONDON) — Representatives for Maria Sharapova are expected to appear before an International Tennis Federation anti-doping panel in London Wednesday.

The hearing comes after the five-time Grand Slam winner admitted using Meldonium, a heart disease drug that was added to the sport’s banned list of substances in January. Sharapova, 29, has been taking the drug for more than a decade.

The panel’s decision is not expected to be known for about two weeks. Worst case scenario: The IFT issues a four-year ban. Experts, however, say a 6- to 12-month ban is more likely.

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Report: Chris Weidman Forced Out of Title Rematch

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — It looks like former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will have to wait a bit longer to get a chance to win his title back.

A UFC official tells ESPN the fighter will not be able to go up against Luke Rockhold, who took the belt from Weidman last December, because of an injury. The title rematch was scheduled to headline UFC 199 on June 4.

While the injury has not been disclosed, sources close to Weidman say he is seeking several medical opinions and hopes to avoid surgery, ESPN reports.

The UFC is expected to make an announcement on UFC 199 in the next day or two.

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Philadelphia 76ers Land First Overall Draft Pick

Lou Rocco/ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Following three consecutive dismal seasons, the Philadelphia 76ers have finally landed the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The top spot was announced Tuesday night in New York during the NBA Draft Lottery. Going into the night, the 76ers had a 26.9 percent chance of being awarded the first pick.

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— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) May 18, 2016

The No. 1 selection gives Philadelphia a chance to rebuild after winning just 47 games over the past three seasons. This past season alone, the team finished 10-72.

Coming in second place in the draft lottery was the Los Angeles Lakers, followed by the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Minnesota Timberwolves. The New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks rounded out the top 10.

The 2016 NBA Draft will take place June 23 at 7 p.m. in Brooklyn, New York.

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2016-2017 NASCAR Next Class Revealed

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — NASCAR on Tuesday announced its 2016-2017 NASCAR Next class — an initiative designed to spotlight rising young stars in the sport.

Among the 11 drivers named to the class: Julia Landauer, who once competed on the reality show Survivor.

There are two international drivers, including Alon Day, a native of Israel.

You can check out the entire NASCAR Next class on NASCAR.com.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 5/17/16

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

INTERLEAGUE
Arizona 5, N-Y Yankees 3
L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 1
Cleveland 13, Cincinnati 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Houston 6, Chi White Sox 5
Oakland 8, Texas 5
Seattle 10, Baltimore 0
Tampa Bay 12, Toronto 2
Detroit 7, Minnesota 2
Kansas City 8, Boston 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE

San Francisco 5, San Diego 1
Pittsburgh 12, Atlanta 9
Philadelphia 3, Miami 1
N-Y Mets 2, Washington 0
Milwaukee 4, Chi Cubs 2
Colorado 3, St. Louis 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Cleveland 115, Toronto 84

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS

San Jose 4, St. Louis 0

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