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Dick Vitale wants more mid-majors in March Madness

Dick Vitale wants more mid-majors in March Madness

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — NCAA college basketball analyst Dick Vitale has a message for the NCAA selection committee: find a way to get more mid-major programs in the tournament.”It’s great to see the David’s and the Goliath’s,” Vitale said in an exclusive conversation with ABC News before the NCAA Men’s Tournament began. The ESPN analyst discussed…

Report: Cardinals finalizing five-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt

Report: Cardinals finalizing five-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(ST. LOUIS) — The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly finalizing an extension that will keep Paul Goldschmidt in Missouri through 2024.A source tells ESPN the five-year extension is for $130 million.This season marks the final year of Goldschmidt’s current contract. The All-Star first baseman is poised to make $15.5 million this…

Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement

Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement

ABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) — Everyone was excited after one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, made it official earlier this month and got engaged. And “everyone” even included former President Barack Obama.Obama sent a handwritten note to the couple, which the former MLB champion shared on Twitter early Friday morning. This means…

Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/19

Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTSOUTHVillanova 61, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 57Purdue 61, Old Dominion 48EASTMinnesota 86, Louisville 76Michigan St. 76, Bradley 65LSU 79, Yale 74Maryland 79, Belmont 77WESTGonzaga 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 49Baylor 78, Syracuse 69Florida St. 76, Vermont 69Murray St. 83, Marquette 64Florida 70, Nevada 61Michigan 74,…

‘No evidence’ American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU

‘No evidence’ American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU

proBAKSTER/iStock(NEW YORK) — An American figure skater has been accused of deliberately injuring a South Korean skater during practice ahead of the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, but the skating union has said there was “no evidence” it was intentional.The accusations were made about an incident between American skater Mariah Bell…

Report: Ichiro Suzuki to retire Thursday after Mariners’ game in Tokyo

Report: Ichiro Suzuki to retire Thursday after Mariners’ game in Tokyo

Masterpress/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Ichiro Suzuki is said to be retiring Thursday after nearly two decades in the MLB.ESPN has confirmed that the 45-year-old right fielder told the Seattle Mariners of his plans to leave the sport after the team’s game against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo.Suzuki exited Thursday’s game in the eighth inning. He waved…

Wrestling coach accused of picking player up by neck during tournament

Wrestling coach accused of picking player up by neck during tournament

Tammy Fullum/iStock(PITTSBURGH) — A wrestling coach is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a player at a junior competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A witness captured video of Eric Angle, 51, allegedly picking a young wrestler up by the neck and tossing him to the floor during the 2019 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championships at the University…

NFL player credits car cam app for catching alleged thief ‘red handed’

NFL player credits car cam app for catching alleged thief ‘red handed’

ABC(NEW YORK) — When Carolina Panthers fullback Alex Armah is on the field, his main job is to fight through tackles. He didn’t expect to be doing that to a stranger breaking into his car.The 24-year-old NFL player, who comes in at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, recently purchased the Owl Car Cam for his Dodge Charger.…

Scoreboard roundup — 3/20/19

Scoreboard roundup — 3/20/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALLFirst FourEASTN. Dakota St. 78, NC Central 74WESTArizona St. 74, St. John’s 65NIT TOURNAMENTNorfolk St. 80, Alabama 79Xavier 78, Toledo 64Harvard 71, Georgetown 68Wichita St. 76, Furman 70TCU 82, Sam Houston St. 69Nebraska 80, Butler 76CIT TOURNAMENTGreen Bay 102, ETSU 94Presbyterian 73, Seattle…

Dick Vitale wants more mid-majors in March Madness

Dick Vitale wants more mid-majors in March Madness

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — NCAA college basketball analyst Dick Vitale has a message for the NCAA selection committee: find a way to get more mid-major programs in the tournament.”It’s great to see the David’s and the Goliath’s,” Vitale said in an exclusive conversation with ABC News before the NCAA Men’s Tournament began. The ESPN analyst discussed…

Report: Cardinals finalizing five-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt

Report: Cardinals finalizing five-year extension for Paul Goldschmidt

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(ST. LOUIS) — The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly finalizing an extension that will keep Paul Goldschmidt in Missouri through 2024.A source tells ESPN the five-year extension is for $130 million.This season marks the final year of Goldschmidt’s current contract. The All-Star first baseman is poised to make $15.5 million this…

Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement

Barack Obama writes to Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez on engagement

ABC/Kelsey McNeal(NEW YORK) — Everyone was excited after one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez, made it official earlier this month and got engaged. And “everyone” even included former President Barack Obama.Obama sent a handwritten note to the couple, which the former MLB champion shared on Twitter early Friday morning. This means…

Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/19

Scoreboard roundup — 3/21/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTSOUTHVillanova 61, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 57Purdue 61, Old Dominion 48EASTMinnesota 86, Louisville 76Michigan St. 76, Bradley 65LSU 79, Yale 74Maryland 79, Belmont 77WESTGonzaga 87, Fairleigh Dickinson 49Baylor 78, Syracuse 69Florida St. 76, Vermont 69Murray St. 83, Marquette 64Florida 70, Nevada 61Michigan 74,…

‘No evidence’ American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU

‘No evidence’ American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU

proBAKSTER/iStock(NEW YORK) — An American figure skater has been accused of deliberately injuring a South Korean skater during practice ahead of the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, but the skating union has said there was “no evidence” it was intentional.The accusations were made about an incident between American skater Mariah Bell…