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‘I almost died’: David Ortiz gives 1st interview after being shot

‘I almost died’: David Ortiz gives 1st interview after being shot

fstop123/iStock(BOSTON) — Boston Red Sox legend and three-time World Series champion David Ortiz gave his first interview after being shot in the Dominican Republic earlier this year. The retired slugger known as “Big Papi” was shot at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo on June 9. In the interview, he described the moment…

Stan Makita is 1st Hockey Hall of Famer found to have had CTE

Stan Makita is 1st Hockey Hall of Famer found to have had CTE

iStock/artisteer(BOSTON) — Hockey great Stan Makita is the latest professional athlete to join the list of Hall of Famers diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease CTE.The announcement was made Friday by Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University’s CTE Center, one year after Makita died at the age of 78.Makita, a star of the 1960s who…

Scoreboard roundup — 9/12/19

Scoreboard roundup — 9/12/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUELA Dodgers 4, Baltimore 2Washington 12, Minnesota 6 Cincinnati 11, Seattle 5AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 10, Detroit 4Kansas City 6, Chi White Sox 3Boston 7, Toronto 4Texas 6, Tampa Bay 4Oakland 3, Houston 2NY Yankees 6, Detroit 4NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 3, Miami 2NY Mets 11,…

Kim Clijsters announces return to tennis after retirement

Kim Clijsters announces return to tennis after retirement

iStock(NEW YORK) — Four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters announced her return to tennis competition Thursday, seven years after announcing her retirement.”I don’t feel like I need to prove anything, but I want to challenge myself and I want to be strong again,” she said on the WTA Insider Podcast. “This is my marathon. This…

Scoreboard roundup — 9/11/19

Scoreboard roundup — 9/11/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEBaltimore 7, LA Dodgers 3Washington 6, Minnesota 2Seattle 5, Cincinnati 3AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 8, Boston 0Oakland 5, Houston 3Kansas City 8, Chi White Sox 6Cleveland 4, LA Angels 3Texas 10, Tampa Bay 9NY Yankees at Detroit (Postponed)NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 7, Miami 5NY Mets 9, Arizona…

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown accused of rape in lawsuit

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown accused of rape in lawsuit

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was cut just days ago by the Oakland Raiders after a host of disciplinary problems, has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Florida. Britney Taylor, who worked as a physical trainer for Brown, alleges that the NFL Pro…

Payday for California college athletes moves closer to pay dirt

Payday for California college athletes moves closer to pay dirt

8213erika/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The California Assembly has overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow college athletes to earn income for the first time from their names, images and likenesses — a proposal praised by NBA star LeBron James but slammed by the NCAA.The proposal, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, would prohibit California colleges…

Scoreboard roundup — 9/10/19

Scoreboard roundup — 9/10/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUELA Dodgers 7, Baltimore 3Minnesota 5, Washington 0Seattle 4, Cincinnati 3AMERICAN LEAGUEDetroit 12, NY Yankees 11Toronto 4, Boston 3Chi White Sox 7, Kansas City 3Oakland 21, Houston 7Tampa Bay 5, Texas 3, 11 inningsCleveland 8, LA Angels 0NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 6, Atlanta 5NY Mets…

‘I almost died’: David Ortiz gives 1st interview after being shot

‘I almost died’: David Ortiz gives 1st interview after being shot

fstop123/iStock(BOSTON) — Boston Red Sox legend and three-time World Series champion David Ortiz gave his first interview after being shot in the Dominican Republic earlier this year. The retired slugger known as “Big Papi” was shot at the Dial Bar and Lounge in Santo Domingo on June 9. In the interview, he described the moment…

Stan Makita is 1st Hockey Hall of Famer found to have had CTE

Stan Makita is 1st Hockey Hall of Famer found to have had CTE

iStock/artisteer(BOSTON) — Hockey great Stan Makita is the latest professional athlete to join the list of Hall of Famers diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease CTE.The announcement was made Friday by Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University’s CTE Center, one year after Makita died at the age of 78.Makita, a star of the 1960s who…

Scoreboard roundup — 9/12/19

Scoreboard roundup — 9/12/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUELA Dodgers 4, Baltimore 2Washington 12, Minnesota 6 Cincinnati 11, Seattle 5AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 10, Detroit 4Kansas City 6, Chi White Sox 3Boston 7, Toronto 4Texas 6, Tampa Bay 4Oakland 3, Houston 2NY Yankees 6, Detroit 4NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 3, Miami 2NY Mets 11,…

Kim Clijsters announces return to tennis after retirement

Kim Clijsters announces return to tennis after retirement

iStock(NEW YORK) — Four-time Grand Slam winner Kim Clijsters announced her return to tennis competition Thursday, seven years after announcing her retirement.”I don’t feel like I need to prove anything, but I want to challenge myself and I want to be strong again,” she said on the WTA Insider Podcast. “This is my marathon. This…

Scoreboard roundup — 9/11/19

Scoreboard roundup — 9/11/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEBaltimore 7, LA Dodgers 3Washington 6, Minnesota 2Seattle 5, Cincinnati 3AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 8, Boston 0Oakland 5, Houston 3Kansas City 8, Chi White Sox 6Cleveland 4, LA Angels 3Texas 10, Tampa Bay 9NY Yankees at Detroit (Postponed)NATIONAL LEAGUEMilwaukee 7, Miami 5NY Mets 9, Arizona…