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Scoreboard roundup -- 10/18/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/18/21

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Boston 12, Houston 3

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
NY Rangers 2, Toronto 1 (OT)
Philadelphia 6, Seattle 1
Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 (OT)
St. Louis 7, Arizona 4

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Tennessee 34, Buffalo 31

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Scoreboard roundup -- 10/17/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/17/21

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Atlanta 5, LA Dodgers 4 (Atlanta leads series 2-0)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Ottawa 3, Dallas 2

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Jacksonville 23, Miami 20
Baltimore 34, L.A. Chargers 6
Cincinnati 34, Detroit 11
Green Bay 24, Chicago 14
Indianapolis 31, Houston 3
Kansas City 31, Washington 13
LA Rams 38, NY Giants 11
Minnesota 34, Carolina 28 (OT)
Arizona 37, Cleveland 14
Dallas 35, New England 29 (OT)
Las Vegas 34, Denver 24
Pittsburgh 23, Seattle 20 (OT)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Chicago 80, Phoenix 74

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
New York 1, New York City FC 0
Vancouver 2, Sporting Kansas City 1

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Scoreboard roundup -- 10/14/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/14/21

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD

NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
LA Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1 (LA wins 3-2)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON
Atlanta 127, Miami 92
Brooklyn 107, Minnesota 101
Denver 113 Oklahoma City 107 (OT)
Sacramento 116, LA Lakers 112

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Buffalo 5, Montreal 1
Ottawa 3, Toronto 2
Columbus 8, Arizona 2
Florida 5, Pittsburgh 4 (OT)
Dallas 3, NY Rangers 2 (OT)
Carolina 6, NY Islanders 3
Tampa Bay 7, Detroit 6 (OT)
Final Seattle 4 Nashville 3

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 28, Philadelphia 22

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Gymnasts call on Congress to dissolve US Olympics board over Larry Nassar case

Gymnasts call on Congress to dissolve US Olympics board over Larry Nassar case

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(WASHINGTON) -- Four elite gymnasts are calling on Congress to dissolve the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee's board of directors, alleging the body fostered a culture of abuse and ignored serial sexual abuse by Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

"We make this request after years of patience, deliberation, and unrequited commitment to learn from our suffering and make amateur sports safe for future generations," Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols, who all testified before Congress last month about what they say were failures in the FBI's handling of the sexual abuse case, wrote in a letter to Congressional leaders Wednesday.

"We believe the Board's past actions demonstrate an unwillingness to confront the epidemic problems with abuse that athletes like us have faced and a continued refusal to pursue true and necessary reform of the broken Olympic system," the letter continued.

Nassar was sentenced in 2018 to up to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges. The sentencing came after dozens of girls and women accused him of sexually abusing them.

"Since becoming aware of Nassar's abuse, the USOPC's top priority has been to hide culpability and avoid accountability," the athletes wrote in their letter, claiming the board "took no investigative action whatsoever after learning that Nassar was an abuser."

The athletes wrote that the "ecosystem" that gave shelter to the likes of Nasser "still exists," and they took aim at officials still in positions of power at USOPC and its foundation. They asked that Congress replace the board with one that will investigate "systemic" sexual abuse; otherwise, they said, "athletes will remain at risk."

The four women addressed their letter to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., who co-sponsored a bill signed into law last year that gives Congress the power to dissolve the board.

In response to the letter, Blumenthal outlined potential next steps, saying Congress should "develop procedures to appoint a new board before dissolving the old one, and must be approved by the House and Senate before being signed by the President."

"We're grateful to these athletes for their continued demand for justice and accountability -- a goal we share," he said in a statement. "We look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that USOPC is held responsible for past failures."

Olympians Biles, Raisman and Maroney, as well as world champion Nichols, testified about the abuse they suffered at the hands of Nassar during a hearing last month with the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the FBI's handling of the sexual abuse case.

"Over the past few years it has become painfully clear how a survivor's healing is affected by the handling of their abuse, and it disgusts me that we are still fighting for the most basic answers and accountability over six years later," said Raisman, who cited failings by USA Gymnastics, the USOPC and the FBI.

A Department of Justice inspector general report released in July found the FBI made "fundamental errors" in its response to allegations against Nassar that were first brought to the agency in July 2015.

"We have been failed, and we deserve answers," Biles said during her testimony. "Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will continue to happen to others across Olympic sports."

Following Nassar's sentencing in 2018, USOPC (at the time known as the U.S. Olympic Committee) penned an open letter to Team USA athletes to "tell all of Nassar's victims and survivors, directly, how incredibly sorry we are."

"We have said it in other contexts, but we have not been direct enough with you," Scott Blackmun, former chief executive of the organization, wrote. "We are sorry for the pain caused by this terrible man, and sorry that you weren't afforded a safe opportunity to pursue your sports dreams. The Olympic family is among those that have failed you."

The entire USA Gymnastics board resigned in the wake of the sentencing, after USOPC demanded the remaining members step aside or face termination.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 10/13/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/13/21

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON
Phoenix 119, Portland 74
Dallas 127, Charlotte 59
Orlando 103, Boston 102
Indiana 109, Memphis 107
New York 108, Detroit 100
Oklahoma City, 108 Denver 99
Utah 124, Milwaukee 120

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Toronto 2, Montreal 1
Washington 5, NY Rangers 1
Anaheim 4, Winnipeg 1
Colorado 4, Chicago 2
Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2 (SO)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Phoenix 91, Chicago 86 (OT)

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Scoreboard roundup -- 10/11/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/11/21

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(NEW YORK) - Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5
Houston at Chi White Sox (Postponed)

NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Atlanta 3, Milwaukee 0
San Francisco 1, LA Dodgers 0

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON
Toronto 107, Houston 92
Miami 104, Charlotte 103
Memphis 127, Detroit 92
Philadelphia 115, Brooklyn 104
Utah 127, New Orleans 96
Sacramento 107, Portland 93
Minnesota 128, LA Clippers 100

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Baltimore 31 Indianapolis 25 (OT)

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Boston Marathon mother-daughter duo make history with racing chair

Boston Marathon mother-daughter duo make history with racing chair

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(NEW YORK) — Boston marathon competitors Barbara Singleton and Beth Craig made history today as the first mother-daughter duo to run the race as one team with a racing chair.

"Team Babsie" consisted of Craig running the 26.2 miles while she pushed her mother, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, in a specially designed three-wheeled chair known as a Team Hoyt running chair.

Southbridge Tool, based in Dudley, Massachusetts, makes these running chairs. They designed them with Boston running legend Dick Hoyt, who famously pushed his son Rick Hoyt, a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy, in the special chair in races all over the country, including the Boston Marathon 32 times.

Southbridge Tool co-owner Michael D'Dinato said "it was pretty cool seeing Team Babsie" use the chair for the marathon.

"It was pretty amazing and it feels great," he said. "Dick Hoyt told me one day we're going to change the world with these running chairs and he was right."

Singleton has lived with MS for nearly 40 years and gets around by wheelchair. She and her daughter have been running together for seven years, and were inspired to start after seeing Dick and Rick Hoyt in a race. Dick Hoyt died in March at age 80.

The mother-daughter team has run races in Virginia, Cape Cod and Washington, D.C. together. They even ventured up Mount Washington in New Hampshire, with Craig pushing her mother to the top to watch the sunrise.

At the Boston Marathon today, Craig and Singleton crossed the finish line at 7 hours, 14 minutes and 46 seconds.

"We're overwhelmed with all the cheers that we got on the route, and we're happy to have paid tribute to our Dick Hoyt," Craig said.

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Irina Krush looks to defend title at 2021 US Chess Championships

Irina Krush looks to defend title at 2021 US Chess Championships

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(NEW YORK) —  The 2021 U.S. Chess Championships are underway and Irina Krush is back to defend her title.

Krush is an eight-time U.S. women's champion and the only female American grandmaster. She told ABC Audio's Perspective podcast that becoming a grandmaster is not easy.

"People will become grandmasters by making things called norms, which is a certain performance, a certain high performance," Krush said. [It's] three sets of three tournaments where they're playing against other grandmasters as well," Krush said. "When you make those norms and you get your rating to a certain point, which is a threshold of 2500, then you earn your Grandmaster title for life.”

Krush said she knew from an early age that she was better than most girls and boys in her age group.

"I became a master at age 12, and I won the U.S. Women's Championship for the first time when I was 14," Krush said. "I was very serious about chess from a young age. I spent my weekends playing chess and sometimes my weekends and my weekdays representing the U.S. in world youth competitions around the world since the age of seven."

Since then, Krush has been in training.

"In my eyes, chess is definitely a sport," Krush said. "It really does require a decent level of physical fitness because it is not as easy as it looks to concentrate at your full capacity [for] four or five or sometimes six hours."

According to Krush, becoming a grandmaster requires mastering perfecting all parts of the game, from the opening moves to the middle tactics and the strategy at the end of the game.

"It requires being exposed to better and better competition, so playing people that are better than you," Krush said. "From the time I was a young girl, I was playing adults, and that certainly helped me improve. Going to tournaments, traveling domestically [then] later on internationally. And you know, when you make that your life, you will see results."

And playing chess isn't the only part of her training. Krush said it also requires a physical commitment, too.

"Certainly, from the time I was an adolescent, I started training physically, jogging regularly, playing table tennis, swimming," Krush said. "You're not a basketball player or a tennis player, but you have to be in good physical condition."

The U.S. Chess Championship runs to Oct. 19.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman shares details about the upcoming NHL season

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman shares details about the upcoming NHL season

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(NEW YORK) -- Hockey fans can expect new viewing platforms and updates when they watch games this season. ABC, ESPN, ESPN+ and Hulu are changing the way fans can watch their favorite sport while introducing it to everyone in an exciting way.

Watch the full interview from Good Morning America:

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Jets and Falcons to face-off in NFL return to England

Jets and Falcons to face-off in NFL return to England

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(LONDON) -- After a two-year pandemic break, football is returning to London this weekend as the NFL ventures over for the first of two regular season matchups. The New York Jets will face the Atlanta Falcons at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.

Atlanta coach Arthur Smith commented on trip options this week, saying in past these games have been treated "like a Bowl Week," and teams would stay the entire week. Smith, however, decided to keep his Falcons stateside all week for practice before traveling to the U.K.

Both teams are currently 1-3. The game kicks off at 9:30am ET.

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Visually impaired runner completes marathon with the help of guides, friends

Visually impaired runner completes marathon with the help of guides, friends

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(ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- Laura Sosalla, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was declared legally blind earlier this year due to long-term effects after a battle with COVID-19 last November.

Sosalla was determined and said she wanted to prove to herself that she wouldn't let the impairment change how she lived her life.

She decided to run a marathon. This spring, Sosalla sent a message to Rachel Bentley, founder of United in Stride, an organization that matches visually impaired runners with guides.

Sosalla and Bentley teamed up, along with Bentley's sister, Natalie Elmore, and Sosalla's neighbor, Laura Brennan.

After months of training side-by-side, the four women ran the last mile of the Twin Cities Marathon together on Oct. 3.

Elmore said many noticed her guide bib and the group was showered in positivity from onlookers.

"I felt like it was really just my job to communicate to her all the excitement of the day," Elmore said, "describing that to her and giving her encouragement in that way."
The group crossed the finish line at 5 hours, 38 minutes. Brennan said she was proud to be in such good company, adding: "It was an honor to cross the finish line with her and be able to witness the look of joy on her face as she realized her accomplishment."

Bentley said she's already looking ahead.

"It was a blast running with these women, and I can't wait to do another race soon," she added.

Sosalla told "World News Tonight" on Friday about the support received while overcoming her hardship.

"What COVID has taught me is even though it took my eyes, it gave me an opportunity to connect with people and share life in a completely different way," she said. "I'm so incredibly grateful for that."

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Scoreboard roundup -- 10//7/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10//7/21

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:
 
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Houston 6, Chi White Sox 1
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 0

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON
Philadelphia 125, Toronto 113
Memphis 128, Charlotte 98
Miami 113, Houston 106

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PRESEASON
Tampa Bay 6, Florida 2
Ottawa 5, Montreal 4 (SO)
Detroit 4, Pittsburgh 2
Dallas 3, Colorado 1
Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (OT)
Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2
Arizona 3, Vegas 1

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
L.A. Rams 26, Seattle 17

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
Coastal Carolina 52, Arkansas St. 20

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Women's soccer players hold mid-match protest after abuse allegations: 'We will not be silent'

Women's soccer players hold mid-match protest after abuse allegations: 'We will not be silent'

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(NEW YORK) -- The athletes of the National Women's Soccer League are refusing to return to "business as usual" after sexual misconduct allegations involving a longtime coach upended their community.

In a show of solidarity that even caught announcers off guard, players paused in the sixth minute of their games on Wednesday night to show solidarity for the former players who waited six years for their allegations of sexual harassment and coercion to be publicly heard.

During all three games -- featuring Gotham FC versus Washington Spirit, North Carolina Courage versus Racing Louisville and Houston Dash versus Portland Thorns -- players from opposing teams linked arms in the center circle during a moment of silence. The games had been delayed due to the scandal.

In a statement released late Wednesday by the National Women's Soccer League Players Association, the athletes said they sought to "reclaim our place on the field, because we will not let our joy be taken from us."

"But this is not business as usual," added the statement, which included a list of eight fresh demands for their league to do more in the wake of the scandal.

"The reckoning has already begun. We will not be silent," the players added. "We will be relentless in our pursuit of a league that deserves the players in it."

Finally, the statement said the the players will refuse to take questions from the media that are not related to the abuse and "systemic change."

Late last week, sports outlet The Athletic published a bombshell report in which two former NWSL players, Sinead Farrelly and Mana Shim, accused North Carolina coach Paul Riley of sexual coercion and misconduct. Riley told The Athletic that the allegations were "completely untrue."

Riley was fired shortly after the report was published. League commissioner Lisa Baird resigned a few days later amid accusations, including emails from Farrelly to Baird published on Twitter by U.S. star Alex Morgan, that she did not act forcefully enough on players' complaints about Riley. The NWSL, FIFA and U.S. Soccer all announced they would launch investigations into the claims.

"On behalf of the entire league, we are heartbroken for what far too many players have had to endure in order to simply play the game they love, and we are so incredibly sorry," the NWSL's newly formed executive committee, created in the wake of Baird's resignation, said in a statement.

"We understand that we must undertake a significant systemic and cultural transformation to address the issues required to become the type of league that NWSL players and their fans deserve and regain the trust of both," the statement added. "We’re committed to doing just that and recognize that this won’t happen overnight, but only through vigilance over time."

The scandal is the latest to hit U.S. women's soccer and reveal the unequal treatment women athletes still face.

In a separate saga, some of the top U.S. women soccer players on the national team have alleged unequal pay for years, despite seeing much more success on the international arena than their American male counterparts.

ESPN contributed to this report.

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Eighteen former NBA players charged with defrauding the NBA’s health and welfare benefit plan

Eighteen former NBA players charged with defrauding the NBA’s health and welfare benefit plan

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(NEW YORK) -- Eighteen former NBA players, including Sebastian Telfair, Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Darius Miles, have been charged with defrauding the NBA's health and welfare benefit plan out of approximately $4 million, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The players were charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud as part of what prosecutors called a "widespread scheme to defraud" the NBA health care benefit plan.

They allegedly submitted false or fraudulent claims totaling nearly $4 million, from which the ex-players took in about $2.5 million.

The records submitted by the ex-players "described medical and dental services that were not in fact provided," the indictment said.

The fraudulent invoices were created by a chiropractic office in Encino, California, two dentist offices in Beverly Hills and a wellness office in Washington state. The indictment named none of the offices allegedly involved and they were not charged.

Other ex-players charged include Terrence Williams, Alan Anderson, Anthony Allen, Shannon Brown, William Bynum, Christopher Douglas-Roberts, Melvin Ely, Jamario Moon, Milton Palacio, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Gregory Smith, Charles Watson Jr., Antoine Wright and Anthony Wroten.

"The benefit plans provided by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association to our players are critically important to support their health and well-being throughout their playing careers and over the course of their lives, which makes these allegations particularly disheartening," the NBA said in a statement Thursday afternoon. "We will cooperate fully with the U.S. Attorney's Office in this matter."

The indictment alleges Williams orchestrated the plan, U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said

"Williams recruited other plan participants to defraud the plan by offering to supply them with false invoices to support their false and fraudulent claims to the plan in exchange for the payment kickbacks to Williams," the indictment said.

The indictment also alleges that Williams impersonated an individual who processed the plan's claims. Williams, the indictment said, received $230,000 in kickbacks from the other defendants for his role.

The defrauded NBA plan is intended to give additional coverage to eligible NBA players' existing medical coverage, according to the indictment, by reimbursing "certain medical expenses incurred by eligible active and former NBA players, their spouses, and other dependents that are no covered by a player's primary insurance carrier."

In December 2018, Smith, a former Chicago Bulls forward, sent an invoice to the NBA Health and Welfare Benefit plan claiming reimbursement for a $48,000 root canal at a dentist's office in Beverly Hills. At the time, however, Smith was in Taiwan playing in a basketball game, according to an indictment returned in New York.

Davis, Wroten and Allen all claimed to have had crowns on the same six teeth on the same day, May 11, 2016, the indictment said.

Sixteen of the ex-NBA players have been taken into custody by the FBI and are due to appear in courtrooms in cities across the country before they're brought to New York for arraignment.

Telfair pleaded not guilty Thursday and was ordered released on a $250,000 bond.

His travel is limited to New York City and its immediate suburbs. The judge ordered him to have no contact with his co-defendants and he was told to make efforts to find a job.

Palacio, who is an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers, was placed on administrative leave, the team announced Thursday.

"The federal investigation is independent of the Trail Blazers organization and we will have no further comment pending the outcome of the legal process," the team said in a statement.

 

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Scoreboard roundup -- 10/6/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/6/21

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
LA Dodgers 3, St. Louis 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON
Phoenix 117, LA Lakers 105
Detroit 115, San Antonio 105
Cleveland 99, Atlanta 96
New Orleans 104, Orlando 86
Dallas 111, Utah 101
Golden State 118, Denver 116
Sacramento 113 LA Clippers 98

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PRESEASON
Columbus 4, Detroit 2
NY Rangers 6, New Jersey 2
Washington 4, Boston 3 (OT)
Minnesota 4, St. Louis 3 (OT)
Winnipeg 3, Calgary 2
Los Angeles 6, Anaheim 3

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Chicago 79, Connecticut 69
Las Vegas 93, Phoenix 76

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DOJ reviewing decision to not charge agents involved in investigating Larry Nassar

DOJ reviewing decision to not charge agents involved in investigating Larry Nassar

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(WASHINGTON) -- Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco said at a Senate hearing Tuesday that the Department of Justice is conducting a review into its decision to not bring charges against agents who failed to investigate allegations of sex abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.

Less than three weeks ago, gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman testified before the Senate over alleged FBI failures in handling the case against Nassar.

Monaco's announcement followed widespread condemnation from lawmakers during a blockbuster hearing last month with the gymnasts, who detailed horrific experiences of sexual assault, and a damning inspector general report that highlighted the abuses and how agents initially on the case appear to have mishandled the athletes' allegations.

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were deeply critical of the Justice Department last month for declining their invitation to attend the hearing alongside FBI Director Christopher Wray and IG Michael Horowitz.

"I can inform the committee today that the recently confirmed assistant attorney general for the criminal division [Kenneth Polite] is currently reviewing this matter, including new information that has come to light," Monaco said. "In light of that review, I think you'll understand, Mr. Chairman, that I'm constrained in what more I can say about it, but I do want the committee, and frankly I want the survivors, to understand how exceptionally seriously we take this issue and believe that this deserves a thorough and full review."

Monaco further assured Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., there was a "sense of urgency and gravity" with the recently launched review.

Earlier in her testimony, Monaco said she was "shocked" and "horrified" both about the findings included in the DOJ IG's report as well as the experiences detailed by Biles, Maroney, Nichols and Raisman.

"I am deeply sorry that in this case the victims did not receive the response or the protection that they deserved," Monaco said.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 10/4/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/4/21

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON
Toronto 123, Philadelphia 107
Boston 98, Orlando 97
Miami 125, Atlanta 99
Charlotte 113, Oklahoma City 97
Minnesota 117, New Orleans 114
San Antonio 111, Utah 85
Sacramento 117, Phoenix 106
Final Golden State 121, Portland 107
LA Clippers 103, Denver 102

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PRESEASON
Columbus 5, Buffalo 3
New Jersey 4, Washington 1
Toronto 3, Ottawa 1
Philadelphia 2, Boston 1 (OT)
Chicago 6, Detroit 4
Minnesota 3, Colorado 1
Edmonton 4, Calgary 3
Anaheim 3, San Jose 2 (OT)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
LA Chargers 28, Las Vegas 14

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Scoreboard roundup -- 10/03/21

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/03/21

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(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:

INTERLEAGUE

Final  Boston   7  Washington   5

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final  Cleveland      6  Texas               0

Final  Houston        7  Oakland             6

Final  N.Y. Yankees   1  Tampa Bay           0

Final  Minnesota      7  Kansas City         3

Final  Detroit        5  Chicago White Sox   2

Final  Toronto       12  Baltimore           4

Final  L.A. Angels    7  Seattle             3

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final  Chicago Cubs    3  St. Louis      2

Final  Atlanta         5  N.Y. Mets      0

Final  Miami           5  Philadelphia   4

Final  San Francisco  11  San Diego      4

Final  Cincinnati      6  Pittsburgh     3

Final  L.A. Dodgers   10  Milwaukee      3

Final  Arizona         5  Colorado       4

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final  Buffalo       40  Houston         0

Final  Chicago       24  Detroit        14

Final  Cleveland     14  Minnesota       7

Final  Dallas        36  Carolina       28

Final  Indianapolis  27  Miami          17

Final  Kansas City   42  Philadelphia   30

Final OT  N-Y Giants    27  New Orleans    21

Final OT  N-Y Jets      27  Tennessee      24

Final  Washington    34  Atlanta        30

Final  Arizona       37  L.A. Rams      20

Final  Seattle       28  San Francisco  21

Final  Baltimore     23  Denver          7

Final  Green Bay     27  Pittsburgh     17

Final  Tampa Bay     19  New England    17

 

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS

Final  Chicago  86  Connecticut  83

Final  Phoenix  87  Las Vegas    60

 

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Final tie  Nashville              0  New York City FC   0

Final  Philadelphia           3  Columbus           0

Final  Toronto FC             3  Chicago            1

Final  Sporting Kansas City   4  Houston            2

Final  Portland               1  Miami              0

Final tie  Los Angeles FC         1  LA Galaxy          1

Final  Seattle                3  Colorado           0
 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON

Final  Brooklyn  123  L.A. Lakers  97

 

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PRESEASON

Final  Pittsburgh   5  Detroit    1

Final  Dallas       6  Arizona    3

Final  Vancouver    3  Winnipeg   2

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NBA's Andrew Wiggins gets vaccine after he's denied exemption

NBA's Andrew Wiggins gets vaccine after he's denied exemption

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(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Andrew Wiggins, an NBA player who has vocally opposed the COVID-19 vaccine, just received a dose, according to his coach.

Wiggins, of the Golden State Warriors, refused to answer reporters' questions about his vaccination status during a news conference last Monday.

"It's my problem...Not yours," he said.

But Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters Sunday that the 26-year-old did get vaccinated.

"He just told me today that he was fine with us acknowledging it," Kerr said.

Kerr didn't provide any more details including which vaccine Wiggins received.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health bars unvaccinated residents over the age of 12 from attending indoor events. The rule goes into effect for employees of indoor businesses on Oct. 13, eight days before the Warriors' home opener.

Wiggins applied for a religious exemption with the NBA, but his request was denied, ESPN reported.

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Suspect arrested in connection with Utah football player Aaron Lowe's death

Suspect arrested in connection with Utah football player Aaron Lowe's death

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(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Investigators arrested a suspect Sunday morning who they say was involved in the shooting of University of Utah football player Aaron Lowe and an unidentified woman.

Salt Lake City detectives arrested Buk M. Buk and charged him for Lowe's death during a house party on Sept. 26. Investigators said Buk, 22, who purportedly was an uninvited guest, allegedly took out a pistol and opened fire at Lowe, 21, and the unidentified 20-year-old woman.

Lowe, a native of Mesquite, Texas, died at the scene while the woman was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery, police said. She is listed in critical condition as of Sunday, police said.

Buk has been charged by police with murder, aggravated murder, and felony discharge of a firearm, according to investigators. Attorney information for the suspect wasn't immediately available.

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown told reporters Sunday that the investigation is still ongoing but reassured the public that the shooting was not gang-related and the school wasn't a direct target.

"Those answers will come through the litigation of this case," he said during a news conference.

Lowe was in his third season of playing with the University of Utah. He was the first recipient of the Ty Jordan Memorial Scholarship, an award created to honor former the University of Utah player Ty Jordan, who lost his life after an accidental shooting in December 2020, ABC affiliate KTVX reported.

The school and student body held memorials last week to honor Lowe.

"We continue to mourn the loss of Aaron, and we miss him dearly. We also remain hopeful for a full recovery for the second victim of the shooting," Mark Harlan, the University of Utah director of athletics, said in a statement Sunday.

Brown added that he talked with Lowe's mother about the arrest and reiterated that his team would continue to find answers in this "senseless killing."

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall also offered her condolences to Lowe's family.

"My heart grieves for you as the mayor of Salt Lake City and as a mother," Mendenhall said at a news conference Sunday. "No parent should have to bury their child."

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