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Wednesday
Jan182017

Ryan Lochte Says He Broke Down When He Found Out He Was Having a Boy

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Ryan Lochte and his fiancee Kayla Rae Reid are having a boy.

Lochte told ABC News about having a son when he joined reporters Michael Rothman and Charli James in the pool to promote the new PowerBar "Clean Start Pledge."

The setting was Aqua studio in New York City and Lochte said the PowerBar campaign is a propos given his tumultuous 2016, which he is eager to put behind him. Lochte admitted last summer that he lied about “one part” of a story where he and fellow U.S. Olympic teammates had claimed that they were held up at gunpoint. Lochte later took responsibility and admitted he made a “big mistake.”

"Everyone deserves a clean start," he said of his new campaign. "I am putting 2016 in the past. ... And my clean start is a family, 'cause now I'm gonna be a father!"

Getting deeper into his personal life, the six-time gold medalist said he got emotional both times -- finding out his fiancee was pregnant and then a few days ago when they found out the gender of the baby.

"We want definitely a unique name," he said. "My biggest thing I knew when I found out I was going to have a kid was I'm going to spoil that kid rotten. Not with material things, I don't believe in that, it's definitely going to be with love. That's what I got spoiled with growing up."

"I've wanted this for the past six years, but hadn't found the right [partner]," he said of fatherhood.

When he first found out Kayla was pregnant, he said it took a minute for the realization to set in, then he basically tackled her with excitement, before the duo shed some happy tears about becoming parents.

"I was doing 'Dancing With the Stars' and I came back from rehearsal ... she was like, 'Hey, I have something to tell you,'" he explained. "I was like, 'No you're not, stop joking with me' ... Then it hit me! ... We seriously held each other and started crying."

He even said he "lost it" yet again when the duo were at the doctors days later and heard the heartbeat during the ultrasound.

 In fact, Lochte's excited for all that comes with being a parent, even changing diapers. "I've been practicing, so I'm ready!" he added.

He's also started preparing by waking himself up in the middle of the night by setting an alarm, so he's used to waking up.

"I'll wake up to anything," he said of being a light sleeper and being more than happy to get up to feed or change a crying baby.

Then, there's Lochte's hope that a move to Los Angeles will result in an acting career. He doesn't quite know what roles he's going to look for just yet, but he is pitching a reality show about himself, his son and his fiancee that he said could possibly be titled, "Lochte in Love." That's a working title, nothing set in stone, he joked.

 With all that's going on in his life, swimming will not be taking a backseat. Lochte said he'll definitely continue to train for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

"I've always said I'll retire when swimming stops being fun," he said. It hasn't stopped being fun just yet.

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Wednesday
Jan182017

Report: Texans Will Not Replace Offensive Coordinator

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien (Allen Kee / ESPN Images)(HOUSTON) -- Come next season, Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will reportedly be calling the plays when it comes to offense.

Sources confirm to ESPN that Houston will not hire a replacement for offensive coordinator George Godsey, who parted ways with the team on Monday. Instead, O'Brien will be in charge of playcalling duties.

Texans wide receivers coach Sean Ryan, meanwhile, will step in as quarterbacks coach in place of Godsey, ESPN reports.

Houston's postseason was cut short last Saturday when they lost to the New England Patriots in an AFC Divisional Playoff game, 34-16.

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Wednesday
Jan182017

Oregon Football's Strength Coach Suspended After Three Players Hospitalized

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(EUGENE, Ore.) -- University of Oregon's football strength and conditioning coach has been suspended after three student-athletes were hospitalized following offseason workouts that have been likened to basic military training.

The strength and conditioning program, led by coach Irele Oderinde, began last Tuesday after the team got back from their holiday break. By Thursday, "one student-athlete complained of muscle soreness and displayed other symptoms of potential exercise-related injury," the university said. Two other players followed with similar symptoms.

All three have been hospitalized with a condition known as Rhabdomyolysis.

"I have visited with the three young men involved in the incidents in the past few days and I have been in constant contact with their families, offering my sincere apologies," Oregon head football coach Willie Taggart said in a statement Tuesday, apologizing on behalf of the coaching staff and university.

"As the head football coach, I hold myself responsible for all of our football-related activities and the safety of our students must come first," he continued. "I have addressed the issue with our strength and conditioning staff, and I fully support the actions taken today by the university."

Those actions include Oderinde being suspended without pay for one month, and the head football strength and conditioning coach no longer reporting to the head football coach but rather to the director of performance and sports science.

"I want to thank our medical staff and doctors for caring for all of our young men, and I want to apologize to the university, our students, alumni and fans," Taggart concluded.

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Wednesday
Jan182017

Scoreboard Roundup — 1/17/17

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Miami 109, Houston 103
Toronto 119, Brooklyn 109
Dallas 99, Chicago 98
San Antonio 122, Minnesota 114
Denver 127, LA Lakers 121

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Columbus 4, Carolina 1
Dallas 7, NY Rangers 6
Toronto 4, Buffalo 3
Ottawa 6, St. Louis 4
New Jersey 4, Minnesota 3
Calgary 5, Florida 2
Chicago 6, Colorado 4
Vancouver 1, Nashville 0
Anaheim 2, Tampa Bay 1 (OT)

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(5) Kentucky 88, Mississippi St. 81
(17) Wisconsin 68, Michigan 64
(21) Purdue 91, Illinois 68

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Baseball Hall of Famer Willie McCovey Pardoned by President Obama

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Baseball Hall of Famer and former San Francisco Giants first baseman Willie McCovey has been pardoned by President Obama.

McCovey and Hall of Famer Duke Snider (who died in 2011) pleaded guilty to tax evasion in 1995 for unreported income received from memorabilia shows. He was fined $5,000 and given two years' probation.

On Tuesday, McCovey, now 79 and a senior adviser to the Giants, was one of 273 individuals to be pardoned or granted commutations by the president.

McCovey was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1986, his first year of eligibility.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul to Miss 6 to 8 Weeks for Thumb Surgery

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will be sidelined for six to eight weeks to undergo surgery for a sprained left thumb, the team said.

The surgery will repair a torn ligament in the thumb, an injury he sustained in Monday night's 29-14 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

According to ESPN, Paul had previously had surgery for a thumb (his right thumb) in the 2012 offseason. Dr. Steve Shin performed the surgery and will also perform surgery for Paul's left thumb on Wednesday.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Report: San Francisco 49ers Plan to Offer Kyle Shanahan Head-Coaching Job

Alex Goodlett/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The San Francisco 49ers are planning to offer Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan their head-coaching job at the end of the season, sources said to ESPN.

According to ESPN, the team will request a second interview next week after Sunday's NFC Championship Game where the Falcons will host the Green Bay Packers.

If he is offered the job, Shanahan would fill the empty position left by Chip Kelly, who was fired by the 49ers after one season.

Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach and offensive line coach Tom Cable was also in the running for the gig, but on Tuesday his agent said on Twitter that Cable was "reaffirming his commitment to the Seahawks."

Shanahan, the son of NFL coach Mike Shanahan, was the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns in 2014, the Washington Redskins in 2010 to 2013 where he worked with his father, and in 2008-2009 for the Houston Texans.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Chris Paul Leaves Game After Spraining Left Thumb

Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Clippers point guard Chris Paul was forced to leave Monday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after spraining his left thumb.

The injury occurred with just minutes left in the second quarter.

Despite his early exit, the Clippers went on to win, 120-98.

X-rays taken of Paul's thumb during the game came back negative. But as Clippers coach Doc Rivers pointed out, more tests are needed to assess the injury.

"They're going to do an MRI tomorrow, so we'll know more," Rivers said Monday after the game, according to ESPN.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Australian Open: Williams Advances in Quest for 23rd Grand Slam Title

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(MELBOURNE, Australia) -- With a win in the first round of the Australian Open Tuesday, Serena Williams is one step closer to making history.

The No. 2 seed beat 19-year-old Belinda Bencic in two sets, 6-4, 6-3. Williams, 35, will now face Lucie Safarova in the second round.

Should Williams continue winning and take the title in Melbourne, she will break her tie with Steffi Graf and become the leader in major wins in the Open era with 23 Grand Slam titles.

Williams tied Graf with her 22nd Grand Slam win last year in the Wimbledon final against Angelique Kerber.

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Scoreboard Roundup — 1/16/17

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Atlanta 108, NY Knicks 107
Washington 120, Portland 101
Philadelphia 113, Milwaukee 104
Indiana 98, New Orleans 95
Denver 125, Orlando 112
Boston 108, Charlotte 98
Golden State 126, Cleveland 91
Utah 106, Phoenix 101
LA Clippers 120, Oklahoma City 98

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Buffalo 4, Dallas 1
NY Islanders 4, Boston 0
Detroit 1, Montreal 0
San Jose 5, Winnipeg 2
Tampa Bay 2, LA Kings 1
Pittsburgh 8, Washington 7 (OT)
Edmonton 3, Arizona 1

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

(1) Villanova 76, Seton Hall 46
(2) Kansas 76, Iowa St. 72
(7) Creighton 72, (22) Xavier 67
(9) North Carolina 85, Syracuse 68
(13) Butler 88, Marquette 80

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