National Sports

  • Houston Astros apologize after Sports Illustrated describes ‘frightening’ outburst toward female reporters by executive
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Astros have issued an apology after one of its executives reportedly made a "frightening" outburst toward three female reporters while celebrating the team making it to the World Series.The controversy surrounded closer Roberto Osuna, who the Astros acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays last season ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 22, 2019
  • Tennis champion Maria Sharapova on her path to entrepreneurship and overcoming career setbacks
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- When she was 6 years old, Maria Sharapova moved with her father from Sochi, Russia, to Florida to train with tennis professionals and see if she could turn her dream into a reality.“I had this incredible focus of hitting this yellow fuzzy ball endlessly and I think ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 22, 2019
  • NFL receiver Sterling Shepard on concussions, kids playing football
    Allen Kee/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard is recovering from his second concussion of the season, but is hopeful he will see the field again in 2019."I'm feeling great," the Giant told ABC Audio, while volunteering for Make A Difference Day. A father himself, Shepard ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 22, 2019
  • Aries Susanti Rahayu breaks world record in speed climbing
    Tempura/iStock(XIAMEN, China) -- Indonesian athlete Aries Susanti Rahayu set a new world record for women in speed climbing this weekend, climbing up a 49-foot wall in under seven seconds.Rahayu, 24, scurried up the climbing wall at a Climbing World Cup competition in Xiamen, China, reaching the top in 6.99 seconds ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 22, 2019
  • Report: Patriots get Mohamed Sanu from Falcons in exchange for draft pick
    Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- The New England Patriots have reportedly added a veteran wide receiver to their roster.Citing league sources, ESPN reports the team has acquired Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons. In exchange for the 30-year-old wide receiver, the Falcons received a second-round draft pick.Sanu seemed ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 22, 2019
  • Four-time cancer survivor sees dream come true, plays in college football game
    33ft/iStock(ST. PAUL, Minn.) -- After his cancer diagnosis in high school, Casey O'Brien had been told that his football career was over. O'Brien, of St. Paul, Minnesota, had spent his entire childhood playing different sports, including football, but then he got a pain in his left knee that would not ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 22, 2019
  • Scoreboard roundup — 10/21/19
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPhiladelphia 6, Vegas 2Columbus 4, Toronto 3 -- OTSt. Louis 3, Colorado 1Dallas 2, Ottawa 1NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUENew England 33, NY Jets 0Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 22, 2019
  • Tom Brady calls Netflix cameo ‘bad assessment’ of relationship with Patriots owner
    Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- New England Patriots star Tom Brady threw a flag on an off-field play that he said misrepresented team owner Robert Kraft. The Patriots quarterback said his recent cameo appearance in Living With Yourself, a new Netflix comedy series, was "taken out of context."According ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 21, 2019
  • Scoreboard roundup — 10/20/19
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEVancouver 3, NY Rangers 2Minnesota 4, Montreal at 3Washington 5, Chicago 3Winnipeg 1, Edmonton 0Calgary 2, Anaheim 1NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEJacksonville 27, Cincinnati 17Green Bay 42, Oakland 24Buffalo 1, Miami 21L.A. Rams 37, Atlanta 10.Minnesota 42, Detroit 30Indianapolis 30, ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 21, 2019
  • Girls soccer team is yellow-carded after wearing ‘equal pay’ shirts
    iStock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) -- Players from a high school girls soccer team in Vermont were penalized after they revealed a message promoting equal pay under their team jerseys during a game, the team's coach said.The team had approached Burlington High School soccer coach Jeff Hayes several weeks ago with an idea ... read more
    ABC SportsOctober 20, 2019