National Sports

  • Washington Redskins to undergo ‘thorough review’ of team name
    Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins, the NFL football team representing the nation’s capital, announced Friday it would begin a “thorough review” of its controversial name that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement the team said the ... read more
    ABC SportsJuly 03, 2020
  • Washington Redskins, under pressure from corporate sponsors, reviewing name
    Phil Ellsworth / ESPN ImagesBy LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins announced Friday that the NFL football team will be "undergoing a thorough review of the team name" that Native Americans have long objected to racially offensive.In a statement, the team said the review “formalizes the initial ... read more
    ABC SportsJuly 03, 2020
  • MLB spring training begins with changes amid pandemic
    cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Major League Baseball is back as the league's summer camp has officially kicked off.With baseball's return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the league is establishing several changes to player conduct and protocol to maintain and monitor the health and safety of the athletes.Watch the full report ... read more
    ABC SportsJuly 03, 2020
  • WNBA star Maya Moore so ‘thankful’ for Jonathan Irons’ release from prison: ‘We made it’
    ABC NewsBy SHANNON MCLELLAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- WNBA star Maya Moore fell to her knees when, after 22 years in prison, Jonathan Irons walked out of Jefferson City Correctional Center a free man on Wednesday."In that moment I just -- I really felt like I could rest," Moore told ... read more
    ABC SportsJuly 02, 2020
  • Aspiring driver Rajah Caruth discusses his journey, why Bubba Wallace is a role model
    Factor41/iStockBy ABBY CRUZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- At 18, Rajah Caruth already has a trophy case filled with medals and awards from competitive driving, from races all over the country.He's just getting started.The soon-to-be Winston-Salem State University freshman already has his NASCAR license, and he has big dreams to become ... read more
    ABC SportsJuly 01, 2020
  • Appeals judges to hear arguments over video evidence in Patriots owner prostitution case
    Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Prosecutors will appeal to a Florida judge via a video conference Tuesday morning to allow key evidence in the solicitation case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.Kraft, 79, was hit with misdemeanor charges last year after investigators say ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 30, 2020
  • Ava DuVernay to direct 6-part series on Colin Kaepernick’s early life
    Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty ImagesBy CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Colin Kaepernick's adolescent years will be made into a six-part series on Netflix thanks to Ava DuVernay.Netflix announced on Monday that the Oscar nominee will direct and produce the forthcoming scripted drama titled Colin in Black & White. The ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 30, 2020
  • Shawn Johnson details her severe body image struggle
    Ian MacNicol/Getty ImagesBy GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, learning to love her body has been a years-long struggle.In a new video shared to her YouTube channel, Johnson told her fans that as a gymnast in the 2008 Olympic Games, she restricted her ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 30, 2020
  • Seattle’s new NHL venue will be completely carbon neutral
    ronniechua/iStockBy CARMEN COX, ABC News (SEATTLE) -- Seattle's new NHL expansion team will have a completely carbon-neutral venue to play in beginning in the 2021-22 season. Amazon purchased the building's naming rights, according to an announcement Thursday, and will call it Climate Pledge Arena. The company is modeling the hockey ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 29, 2020
  • Sacramento Kings’ Jabari Parker, Alex Len test positive for COVID-19
    cmannphoto/iStockBy ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- Two professional basketball players on the Sacramento Kings revealed Wednesday that they have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Kings forward Jabari Parker, 25, said he had received the positive results "several days ago" and "immediately" isolated himself in Chicago."I am progressing in my recovery ... read more
    ABC SportsJune 25, 2020