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Penn State-bound athlete shot dead days before departure to start freshman year

Penn State-bound athlete shot dead days before departure to start freshman year

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A freshman set to begin his college athletic career at Penn State next week has been shot dead in his home city of Philadelphia. Kristian Marche, a track and field athlete, was shot in the head on his own street Monday night, according to Philadelphia police. Marche, 18, […]

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Parents of University of Maryland football player who died call for firing of head coach

Parents of University of Maryland football player who died call for firing of head coach

ABC News(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) — The parents of the college football player who died after a grueling practice are calling for the firing of the head coach. Jordan McNair, a 19-year-old offensive lineman for the University of Maryland’s Terrapins football team, collapsed during an outdoor workout on May 29. The […]

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FiveThirtyEight: The NBA’s small guys are getting bigger, and that’s bad news for Isaiah Thomas

FiveThirtyEight: The NBA’s small guys are getting bigger, and that’s bad news for Isaiah Thomas

Don Juan Moore/Getty ImagesBY: Chris Herring and Dimitrije Ćurčić (NEW YORK) — Of all the shocking NBA free-agency moves this summer, Isaiah Thomas’s deal with Denver — for just one year, at the minimum salary for a veteran player — might have been the most telling, in terms of where […]

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Scoreboard roundup — 8/14/18

Scoreboard roundup — 8/14/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUE Final  Boston       2  Philadelphia   1 Final  Baltimore    6  N-Y Mets       3 Final  Cleveland    8  Cincinnati     1 Final  Arizona      6  Texas          4 Final  Minnesota    5  Pittsburgh     2 Final  Colorado     5  Houston        1 Final  L-A Angels   7  San Diego      3   AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  N-Y Yankees     4  Tampa Bay     1 Final  […]

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Maryland accepts ‘legal and moral responsibility’ for football player who died after practice

Maryland accepts ‘legal and moral responsibility’ for football player who died after practice

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The University of Maryland said it accepts “legal and moral responsibility” for mistakes made in treating a 19-year-old player who collapsed during a practice in May and died two weeks later. Jordan McNair died June 13 from complications related to extreme exhaustion and heatstroke after a May […]

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Scoreboard roundup — 8/13/18

Scoreboard roundup — 8/13/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:       INTERLEAGUE Final  N-Y Mets     8  N-Y Yankees   5 Final  Cleveland   10  Cincinnati    3 Final  Texas        5  Arizona       3 Final  L-A Angels   6  San Diego     3, 10 Innings       AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Detroit       9  Chi White Sox   5 Final  Kansas City   3  Toronto         1 Final  Oakland       […]

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Serena Williams will wear a $500 dress with a tutu to the US Open

Serena Williams will wear a $500 dress with a tutu to the US Open

Nike(NEW YORK) — Serena Williams is one of tennis’ most stylish stars, and at the 2018 U.S. Open, expect her to make an even bigger splash than usual. Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh has teamed up with Nike to design a special outfit for Williams to wear: a black one-shoulder […]

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Boys reunite with dad at Cleveland Indians game after yearlong deployment at Guantanamo Bay

Boys reunite with dad at Cleveland Indians game after yearlong deployment at Guantanamo Bay

ABC News(CLEVELAND) — It was Sasha Lieb’s first time at a Cleveland Indians’ game in Ohio. On Aug. 6, the 9-year-old was picked to play a fan game that involves opening briefcases for a prize. However, before Sasha started playing the game, the announcer had a little surprise for him. […]

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South Florida police union urges members to boycott Miami Dolphins, NFL

South Florida police union urges members to boycott Miami Dolphins, NFL

Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images(MIAMI) — A South Florida police union is urging its members and the local law enforcement community to boycott the Miami Dolphins football team after some players protested the national anthem at a preseason game last week. Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson […]

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Scoreboard roundup — 8/11/18

Scoreboard roundup — 8/11/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUESt. Louis 8, Kansas City 3 AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 5, Baltimore 0N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 3Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 1Minnesota 4, Detroit 3Boston 6, Baltimore 4Seattle 3, Houston 2Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 1Oakland 7, L.A. Angels 0 NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington […]

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