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Yankees players go to bat for bullied fourth-grader after heartbreaking plea

New York Yankees/Twitter(NEW YORK) — Members of the New York Yankees stood up in support of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl on Wednesday after the fourth-grader made a public plea to end bullying. Cassidy Slater bared her heart to the world in a Facebook video shared on April 4, holding up a series of handwritten signs that explained what she felt …

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/18/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 4, Texas 2Detroit 6, Baltimore 5Oakland 12, Chicago White Sox 11, 14 InningsToronto 15, Kansas City 5Minnesota 2, Cleveland 1, 16 InningsBoston 9, L.A. Angels 0Houston 7, Seattle 1 NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 10, Colorado 2Milwaukee 2, Cincinnati 0N.Y. Mets 11, Washington 5Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 3San Francisco 4, …

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More history for the Vegas Golden Knights

Harry How/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) – The Vegas Golden Knights went into their inaugural season with a plan most expansion teams follow: form the best roster possible with a mix of veterans and young players while amassing draft picks in an effort to build for future success. Ironically, and luckily for Vegas, things did not go according to plan. A mix …

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Figure skater to Congress: I reported sexual abuse and was ignored

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) –A former figure skater urged lawmakers on Wednesday to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee’s handling of allegations of sexual abuse made by its young athletes. Gymnastics, he said, isn’t the only sport with a problem. In testimony delivered before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security, a copy of which can be read …

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/17/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: INTERLEAGUEMiami 9, N.Y. Yankees 1 AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 11, Kansas City 3Toronto 5, Kansas City 4, 10 InningsDetroit 4, Baltimore 2Texas 7, Tampa Bay 2Cleveland 6, Minnesota 1Oakland 10, Chicago White Sox 2Boston 10, L.A. Angels 1Houston 4, Seattle 1 NATIONAL LEAGUEColorado 2, Pittsburgh 0Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 2Philadelphia 5, …

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Kids Skip School For Opening Day, Run In To Principal

The story of two brothers who played hooky to go to opening day at Wrigley Field is going viral – because they ran into their principal. Tucker and Gunner Speckman skipped school at Wells Elementary and went to see the Cubs opener with their parents, carrying a sign that read “Skipping school. S-h-h-h, don’t tell Principal Versluis.” The boys say they …

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Chicago Cubs, Rizzo Blames Cincinnati Hotel Bed For Injury

The Chicago Cubs on Tuesday morning announced that first baseman Anthony Rizzo was placed on the 10-day DL with “lower back tightness.” But it’s what Rizzo is blaming his latest bout with back troubles on is what makes this a quintessentially odd MLB injury story. Rizzo believes his bed at the team hotel during a recent visit to Cincinnati to play …

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Conor McGregor Saga Continues After Jail Time, Stripped Of Title

Conor McGregor’s rough week got even rougher Saturday night. Just days after spending part of Thursday in jail following an incident at the UFC 223 media day, the Irish striker was stripped of his UFC lightweight title. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the UFC 223 post-fight press conference, flatly stating that Khabib Nurmagomedov is now the undisputed lightweight champion. McGregor stunned …

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Monday Morning Race Refresher

After the Easter weekend, Motorsports throughout the country revved back to life this weekend with the NASCAR Xfinity and Monster Energy Cup Series stopping off in Texas for a chilly weekend. The NHRA hit the new 4-wide race track in Las Vegas, and the Verizon Indy Car series made the final laps on the current configuration of the ISM Raceway …

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Masters Moments-Family Makes Par 3 Contest Memorable

When golf returns to Augusta Georgia for the Masters, plenty of memories are made. Both good and bad, but for yesterdays annual Par 3 contest that proceeds the opening day tee-shots, memories were made with family. The biggest of those coming on the final hole of the 9 hole course as Jack Nicklaus’ grandson Gary took to the tee and …

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