Category Archives: National Sports

WATCH: NHL star Evander Kane accused of tanking games to pay off gambling debts

WATCH: NHL star Evander Kane accused of tanking games to pay off gambling debts

tobiasjo/iStock(NEW YORK) — San Jose Sharks’ Evander Kane is firing back against allegations made by his estranged wife that claimed he was a “compulsive gambling addict” who was “throwing games to win money.” Despite Kane’s adamant denial of the allegations, the NHL has begun its own investigation into the claims. Watch the full report from…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 8/1/21

Scoreboard roundup — 8/1/21

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUE NY Yankees 3, Miami 1 St. Louis 7, Minnesota 3 San Francisco 5, Houston 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE Toronto 5, Kansas City 1 Detroit 6, Baltimore 2 Chi White Sox 2, Cleveland 1 Texas 4, Seattle 3 Oakland 8, LA Angels…read more »

Key moments from the Olympic Games: Day 9

Key moments from the Olympic Games: Day 9

Baptiste Fernandez/Icon Sport via Getty Images(TOKYO) — Each day, ABC News will give you a roundup of key Olympic moments from the day’s events in Tokyo, happening 13 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Standard Time. After a 12-month delay, the unprecedented 2020 Summer Olympics is taking place without fans or spectators and under a state…read more »

Top female athletes speak out amid Olympics, defy convention through their uniforms

Top female athletes speak out amid Olympics, defy convention through their uniforms

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Female athletes are breaking with their sports’ apparel conventions — if not regulations — to prioritize their comfort during competitions, and making major statements in the process. In Tokyo this week, members of the German women’s gymnastics team sported full-length bodysuits, as opposed to more ubiquitous — and revealing — leotards, while…read more »

Simone Biles withdraws from vault, uneven bars competitions

Simone Biles withdraws from vault, uneven bars competitions

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images(TOKYO) — American gymnast Simone Biles has pulled out of the individual competitions in vault and uneven bars, according to USA Gymnastics. Biles was a heavy favorite in the vault event final coming into the Olympics. “Today, after further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for…read more »

American Caeleb Dressel sets world record in 2nd individual win at Olympics

American Caeleb Dressel sets world record in 2nd individual win at Olympics

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Caeleb Dressel set a new world record in swimming at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Two days after setting an American record in the 100-meter freestyle, Dressel one-upped himself with a world record in winning gold in the 100-meter butterfly. Dressel broke his own world record by swimming 49.45 seconds in the final…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 7/30/21

Scoreboard roundup — 7/30/21

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL INTERLEAGUE  Final  N.Y. Yankees   3  Miami           1  Final  St. Louis      5  Minnesota       1  Final  Houston        9  San Francisco   6 AMERICAN LEAGUE  Final  Toronto      …read more »

US swimmer voices concerns about doping in Olympic Games

US swimmer voices concerns about doping in Olympic Games

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(TOKYO) — American backstroke swimmer Ryan Murphy alleged Friday that doping remains a problem in the sport after he lost twice to swimmers on the Russian Olympic Committee. “It is a huge mental drain on me throughout the year to know that I’m swimming in a race that’s probably not clean,” said Murphy.…read more »

These dating US track athletes are taking their love to the Tokyo Olympics

These dating US track athletes are taking their love to the Tokyo Olympics

Steph Chambers/Getty Images(TOKYO) — When U.S. Olympian Tara Davis competes in the long jump competition this weekend at the Tokyo Olympics, cheering her on from home will be her boyfriend, Hunter Woodhall. When Woodhall, a two-time Paralympic medalist sprinter, competes in the Tokyo Paralympics next month, the roles will be reversed. Davis and Woodhall, both…read more »