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‘No evidence’ American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU

proBAKSTER/iStock(NEW YORK) — An American figure skater has been accused of deliberately injuring a South Korean skater during practice ahead of the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, but the skating union has said there was “no evidence” it was intentional. The accusations were made about an incident between American skater Mariah …

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Report: Ichiro Suzuki to retire Thursday after Mariners’ game in Tokyo

Masterpress/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Ichiro Suzuki is said to be retiring Thursday after nearly two decades in the MLB. ESPN has confirmed that the 45-year-old right fielder told the Seattle Mariners of his plans to leave the sport after the team’s game against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo. Suzuki exited Thursday’s game in the eighth inning. …

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Wrestling coach accused of picking player up by neck during tournament

Tammy Fullum/iStock(PITTSBURGH) — A wrestling coach is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a player at a junior competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A witness captured video of Eric Angle, 51, allegedly picking a young wrestler up by the neck and tossing him to the floor during the 2019 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championships at the University …

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Scoreboard roundup — 3/20/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL First FourEASTN. Dakota St. 78, NC Central 74 WESTArizona St. 74, St. John’s 65 NIT TOURNAMENTNorfolk St. 80, Alabama 79Xavier 78, Toledo 64Harvard 71, Georgetown 68Wichita St. 76, Furman 70TCU 82, Sam Houston St. 69Nebraska 80, Butler 76 CIT TOURNAMENTGreen Bay …

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NFL player credits car cam app for catching alleged thief ‘red handed’

ABC(NEW YORK) — When Carolina Panthers fullback Alex Armah is on the field, his main job is to fight through tackles. He didn’t expect to be doing that to a stranger breaking into his car. The 24-year-old NFL player, who comes in at 6-foot-2, 250 pounds, recently purchased the Owl Car Cam for his Dodge …

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will reject plea deal on solicitation of prostitution charges: Source

Eric Lars Bakke / ESPN Images(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Robert Kraft, the owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, is planning to reject a deferred prosecution agreement that would not require him to plead guilty to any charges surrounding his visits to a Florida spa in January that was under investigation for sex …

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Giants CEO Larry Baer will not be charged for fight with wife

Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón has declined to press charges against a San Francisco Giants executive who was caught on video in an argument with his wife earlier this month. Larry Baer, the Giants’ CEO, is currently on leave from his position — a decision he announced in the …

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Kobe Bryant discusses his new young adult novel, life after winning an Oscar

Eddie Perlas / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Kobe Bryant has conquered the basketball court, and has successfully taken on the film industry by winning the 2018 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Now, the MVP has his eyes set on a brand new venture: children’s books. Bryant has released his first book, a young adult …

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Scoreboard roundup — 3/19/19

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEPittsburgh 3, Detroit 1Chi Cubs 6, Seattle 4Texas 3, Milwaukee 2Cincinnati 6, Chi White Sox 5Kansas City 8, Chi Cubs 6LA Angels 9, Colorado 7Cleveland 4, LA Dodgers 2Philadelphia at Houston 1:05 p.m., canceled AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 2Toronto at …

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Report: Angels, Mike Trout close to finalizing largest deal in sports history

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout are said to be close to finalizing an extension that would make the center fielder’s contract the largest one in professional sports history. Sources tell ESPN the deal would be for 12 years and worth more than $430 million. If the …

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