National Sports

  • Why US soccer star Megan Rapinoe doesn’t sing the national anthem
    iStock/artisteer(PARIS) -- As the national anthem played before the U.S. women's national team took on Thailand in the FIFA Women's World Cup last week, the team stood in a row on the field.A camera panned down the line of players during the broadcast, showing each with her hand over her ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 16, 2019
  • ESPN: Los Angeles Lakers agree to trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis
    Photo by Joshua Gateley / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After months of waiting, the Los Angeles Lakers have acquired superstar Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN reports.Davis, a six-time All-Star, requested a trade in January. He has just one season left on his contract, but he has privately ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 15, 2019
  • Babe Ruth jersey breaks record for most-expensive sports memorabilia item
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Babe Ruth broke about every record there was in baseball during his Hall of Fame career. Why not add a memorabilia record to the list?A rare game-worn jersey from the Sultan of Swat sold at auction Saturday for a record $5.64 million -- the priciest piece of ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 15, 2019
  • Man accused of killing former Iowa State University golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena pleads guilty
    WOI(NEW YORK) -- A man who was accused of killing a former Iowa State University golfer and dumping her body in a pond at a golf course pleaded guilty on Friday. Collin Richards, 22, pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree for the killing of Celia Barquin Arozamena in ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 14, 2019
  • Jason Day discusses mother’s cancer and returning to golf
    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At the end of 2015, everything was going right on the golf course for Jason Day. He was the world's top-ranked golfer and was just coming off a PGA Championship win.His success followed him into 2016, but it was not long after that Day was faced with ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 14, 2019
  • Three more arrested in David Ortiz shooting as manhunt for ‘The Surgeon’ continues
    Maddie Meyer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three more people were arrested late Thursday in the botched attempted hit on Red Sox legend David Ortiz as "The Surgeon," one of now 10 men involved in the shooting, continues to be on the run. As the search for Luis Alfredo Rivas-Clase, 31, intensified, ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 14, 2019
  • Toronto Raptors are first-time NBA champions
    Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions for the first time.The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors 114-110 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. The Raptors won the series 4-2, denying the Warriors what would have been a third straight championship.Kyle Lowry ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 14, 2019
  • Scoreboard roundup — 6/13/19
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEMinnesota 10 Seattle 5Toronto 12 Baltimore 3LA Angels 5 Tampa Bay 3Boston 7 Texas 6Kansas City 7 Detroit 3Chi White Sox 5 NY Yankees 4NATIONAL LEAGUEAtlanta 6 Pittsburgh 5Arizona 5 Washington 0Colorado 9 San Diego 6LA Dodgers ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 14, 2019
  • Warriors have chance to fight back against Raptors
    TuelekZa/iStock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- It’s do or die for the Golden State Warriors as they head into Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors Thursday night.The Raptors, who are seeking their first championship, lead the series 3-2. In order for Golden State to have a chance at their ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 13, 2019
  • St. Louis Blues capture first ever Stanley Cup title
    Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- It may have taken 52 years, but the St. Louis Blues finally did it.The team beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night to take home their first championship in franchise history. The Blues’ victory will be celebrated ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 13, 2019