Nationals player Daniel Hudson faces criticism for missing playoff game for daughter's birth

fstop123/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A Major League Baseball star found himself in the middle of a parenting and family values debate after skipping a crucial playoff game to be present for his daughter's birth. Washington...

Pope Francis mistakenly tweets supports for New Orleans Saints

DorSteffen/iStock(ROME) -- Pope Francis set the world of football abuzz Sunday by unexpectedly throwing his weight behind the New Orleans Saints. Except, the octogenarian pontiff didn't mean to support the NFL team but...

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/13/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Houston 3. NY Yankees 2 -- 11 innings NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PRESEASON Boston 118, Cleveland...

Simone Biles makes history for winning most world medals of any gymnast

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images(STUTTGART, Germany) -- Gymnast and Olympic medalist Simone Biles keeps topping her own records. On Sunday, she became the all-time medal earner at this weekend's World Championships in...

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei breaks world record at Chicago marathon

iStock(CHICAGO) -- Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei broke the women's world marathon record in Chicago after finishing at 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds. Video posted on the Chicago Marathon's Facebook page shows Kosgei, 25,...

Eliud Kipchoge becomes first marathon runner to break the two hour mark

iStock/Pavel1964(SEATTLE) -- A feat once thought impossible, Eliud Kipchoge has become the first person to ever run a marathon in less than two hours even though it will not count as a world record. Kipchoge bested the...

San Diego Padres pitcher allegedly breaks into home via doggy door, gets kicked, tased: Police

kali9/iStock(PEORIA, Ariz.) -- San Diego Padres pitcher Jacob Nix has been arrested after allegedly trespassing on a man's property by breaking in through the doggy door of his home. Peoria police in Arizona responded to...

Tom Brady moves to second on NFL's all-time passing yardage list

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is now ranked second on the NFL's all-time passing yardage list. The 42-year-old bested former star quarterback Peyton Manning for...

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/10/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Houston 6, Tampa Bay 1 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE New England 35, NY Giants 14 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE...

Simone Biles wins her 5th all-around World Championships title

iStock(NEW YORK) -- American gymnast Simone Biles has made history once again. The 22-year-old won the individual all-around title at the 22nd World Championships Thursday. The win is her fifth world all-around title and...

Star tennis player gives up US citizenship for Olympics

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Tennis phemon Naomi Osaka will give up her U.S. citizenship to compete for Japan at her Olympic debut in Tokyo. Osaka, who was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Haitian father...

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/9/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS St. Louis 13, Atlanta 1 Washington 7, LA Dodgers 3 -- 10 innings NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Buffalo 5,...

NBA events canceled in China as fallout over Hong Kong tweet continues

iStock(SHANGHAI) -- As the fallout over a since-deleted tweet voicing support for Hong Kong by the general manager of an American basketball team continues in China, several NBA Cares events were abruptly canceled this...

Penn State football coach blasts alumni letter that criticized player's hair

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.) -- After a Penn State football player received a critical letter from a Nittany Lion alum, the team's coach denounced the remarks and took the opportunity to boast about the...

NFL player stuns with 1-handed catch at MLB playoff game

Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Great catch, wrong sport. Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard flaunted his skills off the gridiron at Tropicana Field during the Tampa Bay Rays' playoff game Tuesday night.

Simone Biles carries US women's gymnastics team to record-tying fifth world championship

CristiNistor/iStock(NEW YORK) -- If you look up "fierce" in the dictionary, you're likely to find the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. Same goes for five-peat. For the fifth consecutive time, the team came out on top...

Scoreboard roundup -- 10/8/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Tampa Bay 4, Houston 1 WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Connecticut 90, Washington 86 ...

China hits NBA with broadcast blackout after Adam Silver discusses Hong Kong controversy

mphillips007/iStock(BEIJING) -- China's state-run broadcasting network ordered a blackout Tuesday of all NBA preseason games set to be played in the country in response to league commissioner Adam Silver voicing support...

High school football player's 1-handed catch goes viral

33ft/iStock(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- This high school football player just pulled off a pro move that would make Odell Beckham Jr. jealous. Craig Richardson Jr. from North East High School in St. Petersburg, Florida,...

NBA commissioner weighs in on China, Hong Kong controversy

Scott Evans / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver has voiced his support for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey, whose pro-Hong Kong tweet set off a firestorm of debate. At a press conference in...

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