National Sports

ESPN, Special Olympics extend broadcast agreement through 2027, will continue to promote ‘inclusion’

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — ESPN and the Special Olympics have extended their broadcast agreement for another eight years into 2027, ensuring the continuance of dynamic storytelling to portray the journeys of the thousands of athletes who participate in the games.The first event in the new extension will be world winter games in…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 9/18/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUESeattle 4, Pittsburgh 1San Francisco 11, Boston 3Tampa Bay 8, LA Dodgers 7 — 11 inningsAMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 1, Kansas City 0 — 11 InningsCleveland 2, Detroit 1 — 10 InningsLA Angels 3, NY Yankees 2Houston 3, Texas 2Chi White Sox 3, Minnesota 1…read more »

Reports of sexual abuse, misconduct in Olympic sports up 55% from last year

ccahill/iStock(NEW YORK) — Reports of sexual abuse and misconduct rose 55% from a year ago, according to a national Olympic sports oversight center.The U.S. Center for SafeSport, founded by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee in 2017 to investigate sex-abuse claims in Olympic sports, said it receives about 239 reports a month, compared with 154…read more »

Regional Sports

Brewers close gap on Cubs, Cards

UNDATED (AP) _ The Milwaukee Brewers have climbed back into a tie with the Chicago Cubs for the second NL wild card, two games behind the NL Central-leading Cardinals. The Brew Crew won for the 11th time in 12 games as Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain homered in a 3-1 win against the Padres. Moustakas…read more »

Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had been scoring in bunches lately. Then Sonny Gray took the mound for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were shut down by Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff positioning. Chicago had won five in a row, outscoring…read more »

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