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Thursday
Nov152018

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/14/18

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Orlando 111, Philadelphia 106
Washington 119, Cleveland 95
Miami 120, Brooklyn 107
Boston 111, Chicago 82
Detroit 106, Toronto 104
Oklahoma City, 128 N.Y. Knicks 103
Minnesota 107, New Orleans 100
Memphis 116, Milwaukee 113
Dallas 118, Utah 68
Phoenix 116, San Antonio 96
L.A. Lakers 126 Portland 117

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Winnipeg 3, Washington 1
Chicago 1, St. Louis 0
Colorado 6, Boston 3
Vegas 5, Anaheim 0

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(1) Duke 84, E. Michigan 46
(18) Michigan 73, (8) Villanova 46
(9) Auburn 103, Mississippi College 52
(10) Kentucky 96, North Dakota 58
(11) Michigan St. 80, Louisiana-Monroe 59
(19) Clemson 74, Sam Houston St. 59
Indiana 96, (24) Marquette 73

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Wednesday
Nov142018

Calgary, Alberta residents vote against hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Who wouldn't want to host the 2026 Winter Olympics? A lot of places, it turns out.

Calgary, Alberta on Tuesday became the fourth city to turn down the opportunity after its residents voted down a bid for the games, CTV reports. The city last hosted the Winter Olympics in 1988.

“We were all hoping for a yes vote tonight,” Mayor Naheed Nenshi said, according to CTV. “But ultimately, the people have spoken. They've spoken in big numbers, and the people have spoken clearly.”

While he may be disappointed, Nenshi said he will act according to his constituents' wishes.

“We saw a clear number, we saw a big voter turnout, and for me, that means that I ultimately take my direction from the citizens,” he said.

Earlier this year, cities in Japan, Austria and Switzerland also withdrew their bids.

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Wednesday
Nov142018

Rutgers’ Stringer reaches 1,000th career win as head coach

Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(PISCATAWAY, N.J. ) -- Rutgers women's basketball head coach C. Vivian Stringer made history Tuesday night when the Scarlet Knights defeated Central Connecticut State.

With the 73-44 win, Stringer achieved her 1,000th career win, becoming the sixth women's head coach in NCAA history to do so. She joins Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer, Connecticut’s Geno Auriemma, North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell and Bentley’s Barbara Stevens.

In men’s college basketball, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski has been the only coach to reach 1,000 wins.

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Wednesday
Nov142018

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/13/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Cleveland 113, Charlotte 89
Houston 109, Denver 99
Golden State 110, Atlanta 103

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
New Jersey 4, Pittsburgh 2
N.Y. Islanders 5, Vancouver 2
Florida 2, Philadelphia 1
Buffalo 2, Tampa Bay 1
Detroit 6, Arizona 1
Washington 5, Minnesota 2
Edmonton 6, Montreal 2
Toronto 5, L.A. Kings 1
San Jose 5, Nashville 4

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(5) Tennessee 66, Georgia Tech 53
(22) LSU 85, Memphis 76

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Tuesday
Nov132018

Former Browns coach Jackson to assist Bengals' coach Lewis on defensive duties

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN(CINCINNATI) -- The third time might be the charm for former Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson. For the third time, Jackson is returning to Cincinnati, where he'll be special assistant to Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, ESPN reports.

Lewis said Tuesday in a statement that he has "a great comfort level with Hue," and suggested Jackson could most assist him on game days, specifically with opponent analysis and defense. The Bengals have just fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin after the team's recent 51-14 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

For his part, Jackson said he is "pleased" to be onboard with the Bengals, and "[looks] forward to doing my part to help it finish strong this season."

But some believe the Bengals' decision to acquire Jackson is no coincidence, with the Bengals and Browns scheduled to face off twice in the remainder of the season.  They'll play Nov. 25 in Cincinnati and on Dec. 23 in Cleveland.

ESPN highlights tweets by Browns cornerback Damarious Randall Tuesday.

"In other words Hue we play the [Browns] twice tell us what you know," Randall tweeted.

On Monday, Lewis responded to questions about his plans for defensive plays going forward, saying, "I've got a plan," according to ESPN. Regarding plans for Jackson to join the Bengals, Lewis simply replied, "Watch and see."

The Bengals have not revealed details about the length or terms of Jackson's contract.
 
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Tuesday
Nov132018

Report: Carmelo Anthony's reps exploring where he may go next

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(HOUSTON) -- Carmelo Anthony's representatives are said to be exploring where the power forward may wind up next since his time with the Houston Rockets appears to be coming to an end.

League sources told ESPN Anthony's representatives gathered information on Monday from various NBA front offices.

The sources said, unless something changes, Houston is moving toward waiving the 10-time All-Star soon.

Anthony, 34, joined the Rockets this past summer. He played 10 games with Houston this season before the team moved off of him.

Anthony will not play in Tuesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets. This will mark the third straight game that he will remain away from the team due to what the Rockets say is an illness.

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Tuesday
Nov132018

Angels' Shohei Ohtani named AL Rookie of the Year

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Angels' two-way star Shohei Ohtani was named the American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Monday, snatching 25 of 30 first place votes.

New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar earned the other five votes, finishing in second place.

Ohtani, 24, is the third Angels player to earn the award, joining Tim Salmon (1993) and Mike Trout (2012), and the fourth Japanese-born player to receive the title in the majors, following Hideo Nomo (1995), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2000) and Ichiro Suzuki (2001).

As a designated hitter in 82 games, Ohtani had a batting average of .285 in his rookie season, with 22 home runs, 61 RBI and 59 runs scored. He bested all rookies in the American League in on-base percentage (.361) and slugging percentage (.564).

Starting as a pitcher in 10 games, Ohtani went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 63 strikeouts over 51.2 innings pitched.

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Tuesday
Nov132018

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/12/18

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Washington 117, Orlando 109
New Orleans 126, Toronto 110
Philadelphia 124, Miami 114
Oklahoma City 118, Phoenix 101
Utah 96, Memphis 88
Minnesota 120, Brooklyn 113
Dallas 103, Chicago 98
Sacramento 104, San Antonio 99
OT L.A. Clippers 121, Golden State 116

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
OT Carolina 3, Chicago 2
N.Y. Rangers 2, Vancouver 1
Columbus 2, Dallas 1
SO Anaheim 2, Nashville 1

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
N.Y. Giants 27, San Francisco 23

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(2) Kansas 84, Vermont 68
(7) North Carolina 90, Stanford 72
(12) Kansas St. 64, Denver 56
(25) Buffalo 62, S. Illinois 53

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Monday
Nov122018

NBA commissioner Adam Silver supports players' tribute to mass shooting victims

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- NBA teams are honoring the victims of the nation's latest mass shooting, and the league commissioner Adam Silver is standing behind them.  Silver showed his support from the stands Sunday as the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks acknowledged the victims of the Thousand Oaks, Calif., shooting by wearing t-shirts that displayed the message "Enough," according to ESPN.

Silver told ESPN after Sunday's game -- the Lakers' first game since the Wednesday night shooting -- that "players aren't just ballplayers, they're citizens."

"They have strong feelings about what's happening in society and they react to them," he said. "I think this was something that was a groundswell within the league. It came from the players and it spread by word of mouth from one team to another."

Silver explained that the tributes began in California, but spread when other teams joined to show their support. The Lakers and the Hawks chose to don the "Enough" shirts after the players from the Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks first wore the shirts at their game Saturday, ESPN reports. The Clippers and the Bucks first wore the shirts after the Clippers noticed the Los Angeles Kings and Minnosota Wild wearing "Enough" decals at a hockey game Thursday.

The names of the 12 people killed in the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks also appear on the shirt worn by the NBA players.

"Again, I support our players' desire to speak out on issues that are important to them and important to society," Silver told ESPN.

The Lakers beat the Hawks 107-106 on Sunday.

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Monday
Nov122018

Scoreboard roundup -- 11/11/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Charlotte 113, Detroit 103
Houston 115, Indiana 103
Orlando 115, NY Knicks 89
Milwaukee 121, Denver 114
Portland 100, Boston 94
L.A. Lakers 107, Atlanta 106

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Minnesota 3, St. Louis 2
Florida 5, Ottawa 1
Arizona 4, Washington 1
Winnipeg 5, New Jersey 2
Boston 4, Vegas 1
San Jose 3, Calgary 1
Colorado 4, Edmonton 1

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Buffalo 41, NY Jets 10
Tennessee 34, New England 10
New Orleans 51, Cincinnati 14
Kansas City 26, Arizona 14
Washington 16, Tampa Bay 3
Chicago 34, Detroit 22
Cleveland 28, Atlanta 16
Indianapolis 29, Jacksonville 26
L.A. Chargers 20, Oakland 6
Green Bay 31, Miami 12
L.A. Rams 36, Seattle 31
Dallas 27, Philadelphia 20

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(4) Duke 94, Army 72
(5) Virginia 76, George Washington 57
(10) Michigan St. 106, Florida Gulf Coast 82
(17) Florida St. 80, Tulane 69
(18) Mississippi St. 77, Hartford 59
(20) TCU 79, Oral Roberts 62

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Kansas City 4, Real Salt Lake 2

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