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Saturday
Aug192017

Yankees' Aaron Judge sets strikeout record 

Adam Glanzman/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge has struck out in his 36th consecutive game, setting the record for the longest strikeout streak in a single season by any player.

Boston Red Sox' Chris Sale struck out Judge in the top of the fifth inning Saturday.

The record for consecutive games with a strikeout by a postion player was set on Thursday by Judge.

Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman held the previous record by any player in 1971.

Judge is now 0-for-9 with seven strikeouts against Sale in his career -- his most at-bats against any pitcher without a hit.

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Saturday
Aug192017

Dodgers option Joc Pederson to make room for Curtis Granderson

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(DETROIT) --  The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets in a late night trade.

The Dodgers made room for Granderson by optioning former All Star centerfielder Joc Pederson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Granderson found out about the trade on Friday night following the Mets loss against the Miami Marlins. By Saturday afternoon, he joined his new team in Detroit in time for the Dodgers game against the Detroit Tigers.

"Last night I'm with the Mets in the blue and orange," Granderson said. "Now I'm clear across the country wearing the blue and white of the Dodgers. I get a chance to be with an organization I've watched a lot and played against a lot. I know a lot of the guys, and I'm happy to go out there and be with them."

"Curtis Granderson is a huge addition, a real coup for us," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "Fits in with what we already have. He's a consummate professional. He's been on the big stage. For his ability to come in and hit right-handed pitching and play anywhere in the outfield, potentially come off the bench if we need that, it enhances our ballclub."

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Saturday
Aug192017

Scoreboard roundup -- 8/18/17

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

INTERLEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 7, Toronto 4
L.A. Dodgers 8, Detroit 5
Minnesota 10, Arizona 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 9, L.A. Angels 7
Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 6
Seattle 7, Tampa Bay 1
Chicago White Sox 4, Texas 3
Houston 3, Oakland 1
Cleveland 10, Kansas City 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 10
Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 1
Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 3
Colorado 8, Milwaukee 4
Washington 7, San Diego 1
San Francisco 10, Philadelphia 2

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
N.Y. Liberty 82, Connecticut 70
Phoenix 89, Washington 79
Minnesota 111, Indiana 52
L.A. Sparks 115, Chicago 106
Seattle 79, San Antonio 78

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Friday
Aug182017

Derek and Hannah Jeter welcome baby girl

Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Derek and Hannah Jeter have welcomed their first child together, a baby girl.

The Players’ Tribune, an online media site Jeter helped start, announced the birth on Friday.

"Congratulations Derek and @hannahbjeter on the birth of your baby girl, Bella Raine Jeter, born Thursday, Aug. 17," the site tweeted.

Jeter, 43, and his wife tied the knot in 2016 and have used the Tribune in the past to break news and share intimate details about their lives together.

In April, a special video was created and shared using former teammates to congratulate the iconic Yankees shortstop on his impending fatherhood and even share some advice.

"Derek and @HannahBJeter recently announced they're having a baby girl,” the site tweeted at the time. “A few of their closest friends have some name suggestions.”

In February, Hannah Jeter, 27, penned an essay about her husband's career and what she hopes for their first child.

"He already has a name in mind — he’s set on it. (We’ll see.)," she wrote. "Whatever her name is, I know she’ll run circles around him ... They’re going to be born into such an extraordinary situation. They’re going to have to be some strong little people. We don’t want them to be defined by their dad’s name — for them, we want him to just be 'Dad.'"

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Friday
Aug182017

NBA champion Kevin Durant says he will sit out potential White House visit

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- NBA champion Kevin Durant said Thursday that if the Golden State Warriors are invited to the White House to celebrate their win in the 2017 Finals, he will not make the trip.

"Nah, I won't do that," the MVP told ESPN.

"I don't respect who's in office right now," he said, referring to President Trump.

Durant continued, "I don't agree with what he agrees with, so my voice is going to be heard by not doing that. That's just me personally ... I definitely want to be the voice of where I come from and people who have come from my neighborhood and deal with oppression."

While the Warriors have yet to be invited to the White House, it's customary for championship teams in the NFL, NBA and MLB to visit the nation's capital and meet with the president.

Trump welcomed Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots in April. At least 12 players, including running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive end Chris Long and safety/team captain Devin McCourty, skipped the visit.

"I don’t feel accepted in the White House," McCourty said in an interview with Time magazine.

Durant, 28, also mentioned last week's incident in Charlottesville, where 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters who were opposing a group of white nationalists demonstrating against the planned removal of a Confederate statue. Durant called the events "unfathomable."

Trump has said the man who killed Heyer is a "disgrace to himself, his family and this country," but he also took a more neutral stance on the incident itself, blaming both sides for the violence and adding that there were “very fine people” in both groups of demonstrators.

"I feel ever since [Trump] got into office, or since he ran for the presidency, our country has been so divided, and it's not a coincidence," Durant added. "When [Barack] Obama was in office, things were looking up. We had so much hope in our communities where I come from because we had a black president, and that was a first. So to see that and to be where we are now, it just felt like we took a turn for the worse."

Durant believes "leadership trickles down" and that the office of the president should lead by example.

"For us to move forward, we need more athletes and people of power and influence to come out and speak," he said.

ABC News has reached out to the White House for comment.

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Friday
Aug182017

Scoreboard roundup -- 8/17/17

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

INTERLEAGUE
Arizona 4, Houston 0
N.Y. Yankees 7, N.Y. Mets 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cleveland 9, Minnesota 3
Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 3
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2
Texas 9, Chicago White Sox 8

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 13, Chicago Cubs 10
Atlanta 10, Colorado 4
St. Louis 11, Pittsburgh 7
Washington 2, San Diego 1
San Francisco 5, Philadelphia 4

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Friday
Aug182017

Raiders' Sean Smith facing felony assualt charges 

Rob Leiter/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith faces felony assault charges after being accused of beating his sister's boyfriend last month, according to Los Angeles prosecutors.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Smith faces one felony count each of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious injury.

According to the criminal complaint, Smith allegedly inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim.

Prosecutors say Smith, 30, beat his sister's boyfriend and then stomped on the man's head in Pasadena, California, on July 4.

The Raiders have yet to comment on the situation.

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Thursday
Aug172017

Tony Dungy, Tampa Bay pro teams paying to move Confederate statue

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(TAMPA BAY, FL.) -- Former NFL Head Coach Tony Dungy challenged Tampa Bay's professional sports franchises to help pay to move a Confederate statue from a local courthouse.

The three teams, the Lightning, Buccaneers and Rays, said they would help. 

On Wednesday, Hillsborough County Commissioners voted 4-2 to block public funds from being used to move the statue. The county said it would cost $140,000 to move the statue and that that money would have to come from private funds.

Dungy, the former Buccaneers and Colts coach, lives in Tampa Bay and tweeted out an appeal following the county decision.

The three teams issued a joint statement on Twitter saying they would assist in moving the statue.

 

Dungy's appeal was also heard by former Tampa Bay Storm, a professional arena football team, owner Bob Gries, who pledged $50,000 and current Tampa Bay Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who offered $1,000.

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Thursday
Aug172017

Scoreboard roundup -- 8/16/17

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

INTERLEAGUE
L.A. Angels    3  Washington      2
N-Y Yankees    5  N-Y Mets        3
Boston         5  St. Louis       4
Houston        9  Arizona         5
L.A. Dodgers   5  Chi White Sox   4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City   7  Oakland     6
Seattle       7  Baltimore   6
Toronto       3  Tampa Bay   2
Texas        12  Detroit     6
  Cleveland  at  Minnesota   8:10 p.m., postponed

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami       8  San Francisco   1
Milwaukee   7  Pittsburgh      6
San Diego   3  Philadelphia    0
Chi Cubs    7  Cincinnati      6
Colorado   17  Atlanta         2

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
L.A. Sparks   95  Washington   62
Seattle       62  Minnesota    61

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Wednesday
Aug162017

Saints fire two team doctors after misdiagnosis

Getty Images(METAIRIE, La.) – The New Orleans Saints have fired  team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri after they misdiagnosed an injury to cornerback Delvin Breaux.

The pair had originally diagnosed Breaux’s fibula injury as a bruise, but it was later discovered that he had fractured the bone.

Breaux has a history of injuries and while the team believed he could have played through some of them, the team did not release him after learning of this misdiagnosis, according to the New
Orleans Advocate.

Jones and Suri have worked with the team for a number of years and have also done work for the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans.

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