National Sports

  • 9-year-old meets MLB player after sending him encouraging letter: ‘Don’t give up. We’re rooting for you’
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has found an unexpected motivator in the form of a young baseball lover and die-hard Boston Red Sox fan."I love baseball," Henry Frasca, 9, of Massachusetts, told Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne in a video that was posted on the Orioles broadcast ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 22, 2019
  • Famed figure skating coach banned for life following sexual misconduct investigation
    sportpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Once-celebrated figure skating coach Richard Callaghan has been banned from the sport for life more than two decades after its national governing body dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct reported to the federation.The U.S. Center for SafeSport, the sexual misconduct watchdog of the U.S. Olympic Committee, declared Callaghan ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 22, 2019
  • Athlete Misty Diaz shows how limitless life with spina bifida can be
    ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Misty Diaz bench presses more than her own body weight. She dominates in the gym and on the Spartan Field – completing more than 65 Spartan Races to date. She is an absolute force – but when she was born, doctors never thought she’d even be able ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 22, 2019
  • Scoreboard roundup — 8/21/19
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUENY Mets 4, Cleveland 3 Philadelphia 5, Boston 2LA Dodgers 2, Toronto 1AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 7, Seattle 6Chi White Sox 4, Minnesota 0Baltimore 8, Kansas City 1Detroit 2, Houston 1Texas 8, LA Angels 7Oakland 6, NY Yankees 4 ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 22, 2019
  • US soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks 55-yard field goal at Eagles training camp
    Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion Carli Lloyd showed off her killer kicking skills at practice with the reigning Super Bowl champs.
    Thank you to the @Eagles for having me out! Thanks to @JustinTuck @jake_elliott22 @MayorRandyBrown for the good time and tips! 🏈 ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 21, 2019
  • Former MLB stars caught up in largest drug bust in Dominican Republic’s history
    pawel.gaul/iStock(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) -- A three-time MLB All-Star and a veteran pitcher were among 21 people implicated in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday as part of what the country's attorney general called the "largest operation in the history" of his office. Luis Castillo, a second baseman who played for ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 21, 2019
  • Roger Clemens: ‘No interest’ in running for Congress despite GOP recruitment effort
    Allen Kee / ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) -- Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens is "honored" by the encouragement to run for Congress, but he has ruled it out -- blaming the "climate in politics."In a message written to current incumbent Texas Republican Rep. Pete Olson -- and obtained by ABC ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 21, 2019
  • Scoreboard roundup — 8/20/19
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUENY Mets 9, Cleveland 2Philadelphia 3, Boston 2LA Dodgers 16, Toronto 3AMERICAN LEAGUELA Angels 5, Texas 1Baltimore 4, Kansas City 1Seattle 7, Tampa Bay 4Minnesota 14, Chi White Sox 4Texas 3, LA Angels 2Oakland 6, NY Yankees ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 21, 2019
  • Alex Rodriguez uses a fake Instagram or ‘burner’ account to follow his daughters
    bigtunaonline/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Um, we have a feeling this won't go over so well at home.While on the "Chicks in the Office" podcast this week, Alex Rodriguez dropped a bombshell that his two daughters, Natasha and Ella, are sure to roast him for at home.He not only revealed that his ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 20, 2019
  • 15-year-old tennis star Coco Gauff says she hopes ‘to be the greatest of all time’
    ABC News(NEW YORK) -- At just 15 years old, Coco Gauff has become a household name in the tennis world after becoming the youngest qualifier in history to make the main draw at Wimbledon -- and the youngest woman to win a Wimbledon match in nearly 30 years. At her ... read more
    ABC SportsAugust 20, 2019