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Scoreboard Roundup — 11/17/16

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


Washington 119, NY Knicks 112
Miami 96, Milwaukee 73
Houston 126, Portland 109
Minnesota 110, Philadelphia 86
Chicago 85, Utah 77

Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 1
Philadelphia 5, Winnipeg 2
Toronto 6, Florida 1
Nashville 5, Ottawa 1
St. Louis 3, San Jose 2
Minnesota 1, Boston 0
Dallas 3, Colorado 2
Anaheim 3, New Jersey 2
Vancouver 3, Arizona 22
LA Kings 4, Edmonton 2


Houston 36, (3) Louisville 10
Arkansas St. 35, (25) Troy 3


Carolina 23, New Orleans 20


(3) Villanova 76, W. Michigan 65
(11) Xavier 83, Missouri 82 (OT)
(12) Louisville 88, Long Beach St. 56
(9) Wisconsin 69, Chicago St. 51
(23) Texas 85, E. Washington 52
(4) Oregon 76, Valparaiso 54
(16) UCLA 88, San Diego 68

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Jamaal Charles Undergoes Knee Surgery

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(KANSAS City, Mo.) – The Kansas City Chiefs confirm that running back Jamaal Charles underwent arthoscopic knee surgery on Monday.

Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery.

Charles had been experiencing pain in both knees and went on injured reserve on Nov. 1st. “We anticipate the recovery will be fine,” Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said. “We’ll see how it goes.”

Charles had been recovering from a torn ACL, which he suffered last season.

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Manziel Reaches Deal to Dismiss Sexual Assault Case

(Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images)(CLEVELAND) — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback and college football star Johnny Manziel has reached a deal with prosecutors to dismiss a domestic assault case involving his former girlfriend, according to a report by ESPN.

The charges against the Heisman Trophy winner carry a $4,000 fine and could land Manziel in jail for up to a year.

Manziel’s attorney Jim Darnell told ESPN that there was still work to be done in Manziel’s case, but that he was encouraged by the hearing. Another hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 1.

ABC News has reached out to Darnell for comment.

The allegations stem from an incident in January, when Manziel’s former girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, alleged that Manziel had forced her into a car outside of a Dallas hotel. They traveled to a bar, Crowley said in an affidavit, and when she tried to leave him, he struck her. Manziel has denied the allegations.

Manziel, who will turn 24 later this year, has fallen on hard times since starring for Texas A&M as a college quarterback. His ability on the field, sense of humor and occasional brashness helped earn him the nickname “Johnny Football.”

The Browns drafted Manziel in the first round in 2014. In his two seasons with the team, Manziel started only eight games, and the team lost six of those eight.

The Browns released Manziel this March.

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Harvard Study Advises NFL and Team Doctors Break Ties

iStock/Thinkstock(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — A Harvard Law School report published Thursday after a two-year study by The Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School says medical personnel caring for NFL players should no longer report to team management or coaches.

The recommendation comes in a 493-page report into the “various stakeholders who influence, or could influence, the health of NFL players.”

“The intersection of club doctors’ dual obligations creates significant legal and ethical quandaries that can threaten player health,” according to the report.

The findings advise doctors and trainers not to directly communicate with teams about player health, but rather give a written “Player Health Report,” which includes their condition, recommended level of participation and an estimated time before they are back to full game shape.

The report proposes 76 recommendations, including a neutral committee with representation from the NFL and NFL Players Association choosing doctors who treat players.

Additional reports are scheduled to be released regarding other legal and ethical issues about NFL players’ health.

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James Donates to Ali Smithsonian Exhibit

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — Cleveland Cavaliers’ star LeBron James is donating $2.5 million to support the Muhammad Ali exhibit “Muhammad Ali: A Force for Change,” at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.

The exhibit showcases Ali’s boxing career, while also highlighting his community activism, resistance, politics, spirituality and culture.

“I am overwhelmed by the incredible generosity LeBron James has shown,” Ali’s wife Lonnie said in a statement. “This exhibit will enable children visiting the Smithsonian to learn more about Muhammad’s work outside of the ring, particularly his humanitarian work and stance on social justice for all people. I know that if Muhammad was alive today he would be honored.”

A three-time heavyweight champion and social activist, Ali died in June at the age of 74. The new museum opened in September.

James joins Michael Jordan, who pledged $5 million himself back in August, in support of the exhibit.

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Porcello, Scherzer Win Cy Young Awards

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Major League Baseball announced its winners for the Cy Young Award Wednesday night. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello won in the American League, while Nationals starter Max Scherzer won in the National League.

Porcello led baseball with 22 wins, but received just eight of the 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Detroit Tigers’ starter Justin Verlander, who went 16-8 on the season with a 2.40 ERA, got 14 first-place votes, marking the first time an AL Cy Young winner didn’t get the most first-place votes.

Porcello won 137-132, which is the second-closest vote since 1970. The closest also involved Verlander, who lost by four points to David Price back in 2012. Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber came in third.

For Scherzer it was much more clear cut, as he received 25 first-place votes, defeating Chicago Cub teammates Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks.

Scherzer became the sixth pitcher to earn the Cy Young in both leagues, joining Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Gaylord Perry and Roy Halladay. Scherzer won with the Tigers in the AL in 2013.

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Injury Bug Hits NHL Stars

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Wednesday, Nov. 16, was a nightmare of a day for NHL fans, as three key players were diagnosed with long-term injuries.

One was New Jersey Devils’ winger Taylor Hall, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Hall is expect to be out three to four weeks, and was placed on injured reserve.

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos has had injury problems in the past and they reared their ugly head again in the form of a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. He has been ruled out indefinitely.

Finally, there was Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau, who had surgery on Wednesday on a finger he fractured in Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Wild. There is currently no timetable for his return.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 11/16/16

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


Orlando 89, New Orleans 82
Indiana 103, Cleveland 93
Philadelphia 109, Washington 102
Atlanta 107, Milwaukee 100
NY Knicks 105, Detroit 102
Boston 90, Dallas 83
Oklahoma City 105, Houston 103
Golden State 127, Toronto 121
Denver 120, Phoenix 104
San Antonio 110, Sacramento 105
Memphis 111, LA Clippers 107


Washington 7, Pittsburgh 1
Calgary 2, Arizona 1


(6) Indiana 100, Massachusetts Lowell 78
(21) Rhode Island 79, Brown 72
(17) Saint Mary’s 110, Prairie View A&M 72
(25) California 75, UC Irvine 65 (OT)

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Robert Griffin III Cleared For Non-Contact Drills

Diamond Images/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) – Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has been medically cleared to participate in non-contact drills.

However, Griffin is not allowed to take part in practice and remains on injured reserve.

Griffin has not played since opening day for the Browns, where he broke his coracoid bone.

The 26-year-old did not play at all for the Washington Redskins last season while recovering from injuries.

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Abdul-Jabbar, Jordan and Scully to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Rich Arden / ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama named the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, on Wednesday. The awards will be presented at the White House on Nov. 22.

In a press release, the White House explained the Presidental Medal of Freedom is “presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation’s highest civilian honor – it’s a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better,” President Obama said. “From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.”

Sports figures Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Vin Scully are three of the 21 recipients.

Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion (five with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Milwaukee Bucks), a six-time MVP and a 19-time All Star. He is also an outspoken advocate for social justice.

Jordan, another NBA great, played 15 years with the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, winning six championships, five MVPs and appearing in 14 All-Star games. He is now the principle owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.

Scully recently ended his 67-year career as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ broadcaster. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988, and was on the call for perfect games by Sandy Koufax and Don Larsen, Kirk Gibson’s home run in the 1988 World Series and Hank Aaron’s record-breaking 715th home run.

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