SEARCH

Monday
Jul022018

Serena Williams wins first match at Wimbledon since giving birth

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(LONDON) -- Serena Williams battled wind, the heat and, most of all, her critics to win her first match at Wimbledon since giving birth.

The seven-time Wimbledon champion, who was seeded 25th, beat Arantxa Rus in two-straight sets in the first round of competition on Monday.

But there seemed to be just as much commentary about what Williams was wearing as her killer serves.

For her return to the British Grand Slam tournament, the 36-year-old arrived in an all-white suit for her warmup.

She then removed the jacket and long pants to reveal a long-sleeved white tennis dress with white shorts underneath.

But it was her legwear that drew the most attention. Williams appeared to be wearing skin-colored footless leggings or tights.

Although Williams did not comment on her legwear, it could very well have served a purpose.

When she appeared at the French Open last month in an all-black skin-tight catsuit, her outfit, once again, made a huge impression.

Williams said it was meant to inspire other women coming back after giving birth.

"For all the moms out there who had a tough recovery from pregnancy -- here you go," she wrote on Instagram. "If I can do it, so can you. Love you, all!!"

After the match, Williams told reporters the suit was also designed to help with blood clots, something the tennis pro has battled, including after giving birth to her daughter when she says she "almost died."

"It is definitely a little functionality to it," Williams told reporters about the catsuit. "I had a lot of problems with my blood clots, and, God, I don't know how many I have had in the past 12 months."

In light of her previous explanation, the legwear seemed to make more sense.

Williams, the most successful tennis player in history, was ranked No. 1 when she took her maternity leave. When she returned to the tour in March, her ranking was 183rd. But the All England Club, which organizes Wimbledon, decided to amend the rules and seed her 25th, taking into account her break for maternity leave.

Following Monday's match, Williams told the BBC she was "more relieved" to have won, admitting that Rus, her opponent, had put up a good fight.

"I'm happy to get through that," she said, adding that she was "just taking one match at a time."

But she was most looking forward to getting back to her 9-month-old daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., with husband Alexis Ohanian.

"I'm going to try to make it home before she gets to bed," she said.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Monday
Jul022018

South Korea witnesses the birth of a sport from the future: drone soccer

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- The mechanical whirring of rotor-blades, electronic dance music blasting on speakers, and a light spectacle powered by countless LEDs. Like a scene out of a science-fiction movie, drones encased in a protective outer shell hover around furiously in an enclosed cage.

The final competition for the 'The 2018 Robo Universe Drone Soccer competition' took place Saturday in Goyang city, an hour away from Seoul. This year, more than 300 people from 22 teams competed for the winning trophy. The number of participants has doubled since last year's first-ever competition.

"A drone soccer game looks like a combat scene from the movie Star Wars," Lee Bum Su, the founder of drone soccer told ABC News. "We wanted to develop a game that could be enjoyed by amateur drone users, not only professionals."

A drone soccer game unfolds in mid-air, three meters above ground. Five players on each team score by passing their ‘striker drone’ through a circular goal post. The remaining four drones try to guard their goal post for three rounds. Each round lasts three minutes. A carbon fiber net, developed for this game, protects drones from crashing.

The tech-savvy sport was introduced to drone enthusiasts in 2016, by a research team in CAMTIC Institute of Technology, based in Jeonju city. With the support from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the city hopes to expand drone soccer worldwide.

"Currently there are four drone soccer teams in the United Kingdom, China, Japan and Malaysia," Kim Seung-su, the mayor of Jeonju, told ABC News. "By the year 2025, we aim to host the drone soccer World Cup series in Jeonju.

"Maybe in upcoming years, drone soccer teams from all over the world will come to compete."

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved

Monday
Jul022018

Scoreboard Roundup 7/2/18

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

INTERLEAGUE
 Final  Chi Cubs  11  Minnesota  10
   ------
   AMERICAN LEAGUE
 Final  Baltimore       8  L-A Angels    2
 Final  Detroit         9  Toronto       1
 Final  Tampa Bay       3  Houston       2
 Final  Chi White Sox  10  Texas         5
 Final  Cleveland      15  Oakland       3
 Final  Seattle         1  Kansas City   0
 Final  N-Y Yankees    11  Boston        1
   ------
   NATIONAL LEAGUE
 Final  N-Y Mets        5  Miami        2
 Final  Cincinnati      8  Milwaukee    2
 Final  Philadelphia    4  Washington   3, 13 Innings
 Final  Atlanta         6  St. Louis    5
 Final  Pittsburgh      7  San Diego    5
 Final  San Francisco   9  Arizona      6
 Final  L-A Dodgers     6  Colorado     4

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sunday
Jul012018

Sports radio broadcaster dies after being swept away by floodwaters in Iowa

1350 ESPN(DES MOINES, Iowa) --  A sports radio broadcaster died when he stepped out of a stalled van and was swept away by a raging flashflood in Iowa, officials said.

The torrential rainstorm struck Saturday night in the Midwest, bringing more than 7 inches of rain in just a few hours to Des Moines, and triggering dozens of water rescues and evacuations, authorities said.

One of the rescue calls was for people stranded in a van on a flooded street in Des Moines about 8:50 p.m. local time, according to police.

"As officers responded, it was reported that the occupants had left the van and that one person, a 66-year-old male Des Moines resident, had been swept away in the flash-flood waters," Sgt. Paul Parizek, of the Des Moines Police Department, said in a statement.

The man's body was recovered at 12:39 a.m. Sunday, several blocks from where the van stalled, Parizek said.

He was identified Sunday morning as Larry Bruce Cotlar, a local sports radio broadcaster who hosted the weekly radio show "Cotlar and Company" on 1350 ESPN in Iowa. He was also the play-by-play announcer for Drake University men's basketball games.

"All of us at 1350 ESPN and the Des Moines Radio group are devastated by the loss of our voice, our colleague, and our friends, Larry Cotlar," the radio station said in a statement Sunday. "Larry was the voice of sports in Central Iowa.

"Today, our thoughts are with his wife, Deb, and their son, Zach. There is absolutely no replacing Larry. He will be thought of fondly and missed greatly by his family, friends, and his extended families in the sports and broadcasting communities."

Storms were still moving through parts of the Midwest Sunday, with additional flash flooding possible.

Slow-moving thunderstorms in the Midwest brought torrential rain to central Iowa on Saturday night, including 7.3 inches of rain in just a few hours, causing widespread flash flooding in Des Moines.

More storms are expected Sunday afternoon from Illinois to Michigan to Wisconsin, with damaging winds, large hail and brief tornadoes possible.

Two to 4 inches of rain is possible from northern Iowa to Wisconsin, with any slow-moving storm capable of bringing flash flooding.

A.J. Mumm, director of the Polk County Emergency Management, told ABC News that dozens of water rescues were conducted Saturday night after numerous reports of flashing flooding started coming in about 7:30 p.m. Mumm said rescuers saved several people trapped in vehicles by flood waters and had to evacuate a nursing home.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Sunday
Jul012018

Scoreboard roundup -- 6/30/18

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

INTERLEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 14, Minnesota 9

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 4, Detroit 3
L.A. Angels 6, Baltimore 2
Oakland 7, Cleveland 2
Tampa Bay 5, Houston 2
Boston 11, N.Y. Yankees 0
Texas 13, Chicago White Sox 4
Seattle 6, Kansas City 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 12, Milwaukee 3
Miami 5, N.Y. Mets 2
Philadelphia 3, Washington 2
Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 1
Atlanta 11, St. Louis 4
San Diego 4, Pittsburgh 3
San Francisco 7, Arizona 0

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Phoenix 84, Washington 74

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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

INTERLEAGUE
Chicago Cubs, 14 Minnesota 9

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 4, Detroit 3
L.A. Angels 6, Baltimore 2
Oakland 7, Cleveland 2
Tampa Bay 5, Houston 2
Boston 11, N.Y. Yankees 0
Texas 13, Chicago White Sox 4
Seattle 6, Kansas City 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 12, Milwaukee 3
Miami 5, N.Y. Mets 2
Philadelphia 3, Washington 2
Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 1
Atlanta 11, St. Louis 4
San Diego 4, Pittsburgh 3
San Francisco 7, Arizona 0


WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Phoenix 84, Washington 74




Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Saturday
Jun302018

Scoreboard roundup -- 6/29/18

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

INTERLEAGUE
Chicago Cubs, 10 Minnesota 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
L.A. Angels 7, Baltimore 1
N.Y. Yankees 8, Boston 1
Toronto 3, Detroit 2
Tampa Bay 3, Houston 2
Texas 11, Chicago White Sox 3
Oakland 3, Cleveland 1
Seattle 4, Kansas City 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Washington 17, Philadelphia 7
Miami 8, N.Y. Mets 2
Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 2
Atlanta 5, St. Louis 1
San Francisco 2, Arizona 1
Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 1
Pittsburgh 6, San Diego 3

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Phoenix 95, Indiana 77
Chicago 103, N.Y. Liberty 99
Minnesota 85, Atlanta 74
Las Vegas 94, L.A. Sparks 78

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Friday
Jun292018

Scoreboard roundup -- 6/28/18

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

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Oakland  4  Detroit  2
Minnesota   2  Chi White Sox  1     F/13
Seattle  4  Baltimore  2      F/10
Houston  1  Tampa Bay   0
Boston   4  L-A Angels   2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Arizona   4  Miami   0
Chi Cubs  11  L-A Dodgers  5
Colorado   9  San Francisco  8
Philadelphia  4  Washington  3
Milwaukee  6  Cincinnati   4

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Thursday
Jun282018

Young Yankee fan gets thrill of his life during game of catch with Aaron Judge

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- One young baseball fan made the play of a lifetime when New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge played a game of catch with him from the stands during his team’s showdown against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday night.

A video of the heartwarming interaction, shared by the youngster’s father on Twitter, swiftly racked up hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes.

Footage shot from an alternate angle by another fan in the crowd shows the boy wearing a “Judge 99” jersey as he pitches a ball to his baseball hero.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Thursday
Jun282018

Scoreboard roundup -- 6/27/18

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

INTERLEAGUE
Kansas City 5, Milwaukee 4
Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Yankees 0
Texas 5, San Diego 2
Cleveland 5, St. Louis 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE    
Houston 7, Toronto 6
Seattle 8, Baltimore 7, 11 Innings
Oakland 3, Detroit 0
Boston 9, L.A. Angels 6
Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 6, Atlanta 5
Arizona 2, Miami 1
Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Mets 3
L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 5
San Francisco 1, Colorado 0

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Chicago 93, Atlanta 80
Connecticut 101, Indiana 89
Dallas 97, Las Vegas 91

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Wednesday
Jun272018

Brother of NFL player charged after friend found dead at athlete's home

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- The brother of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been arrested after a family friend was found dead at the NFL player's New Jersey home, authorities said on Wednesday.

William Jenkins Jr. of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, was charged with aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of Roosevelt Rene, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and Fair Lawn police.

Rene, 25, was found dead at Janoris Jenkins' Fair Lawn home on Tuesday, according to prosecutors, who said that Rene had been living at the home for an undisclosed amount of time.

The discovery of the body stunned the leafy suburban community.

"We're all a little freaked out," neighbor Barry Carenza told WABC-TV. "It's a quiet neighborhood."

Janoris Jenkins was in Florida at the time, neighbors told ABC-owned station WABC-TV in New York.

William Jenkins, 34, had been taken into custody in Ontario County, New York, eight hours before Rene's body was found for violating the conditions of his parole, according to the Ontario County District Attorney's Office. He was previously convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.







ABC News Radio