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Baseball legend Hank Aaron dies at 86

Hulton Archive/Getty Images)By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Baseball icon and Hall of Famer Henry “Hank” Louis Aaron died Friday. He was 86.The outfielder from Mobile, Alabama, was one of the greatest power hitters in Major League Baseball history.”Mr. Aaron passed away peacefully in his sleep. The family asks for privacy at this time,”…read more »

‘There is no plan B’ for Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief says

BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP via Getty ImagesBy ABC News (NEW YORK) — Despite rising COVID-19 infections in Japan, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said Thursday that there is “no reason whatsoever” to believe the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on July 23 as planned.”This is why there is no plan B and this is…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 1/21/21

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONLA Lakers 113 Milwaukee 106Utah 129, New Orleans 118New York 119, Golden State 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Islanders 4, New Jersey 1Winnipeg 4, Ottawa 1Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2 (OT)Boston 5, Philadelphia 4 (SO)Montreal 7, Vancouver 3Los Angeles 4, Colorado 2Florida at…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 1/20/21

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDallas 124, Indiana 112Philadelphia 117, Boston 109Cleveland 147, Brooklyn 135 (2OT)Miami 111, Toronto 102Atlanta 123, Detroit 115 (OT)Orlando 97, Minnesota 96Phoenix 109, Houston 103LA Clippers 115, Sacramento 96Golden State 121, San Antonio 99Washington at Charlotte (Postponed)Memphis at Portland (Postponed)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEEdmonton…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 1/19/21

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDenver 119, Oklahoma City 101Utah 118, New Orleans 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWinnipeg 4, Ottawa 3 (OT)Philadelphia 3, Buffalo 0New Jersey 4, NY Rangers 3Florida 5, Chicago 4 (OT)Pittsburgh 5, Washington 4Detroit 3, Columbus 2 (OT)Colorado 3, Los Angeles 2Carolina at Nashville (Postponed)TOP-25…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 1/18/21

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONNew York 91, Orlando 84Atlanta 108, Minnesota 97San Antonio 125, Portland 104Memphis 108, Phoenix 104Toronto 116, Dallas 93Brooklyn 125, Milwaukee 123Chicago 125, Houston 120Miami 113, Detroit 107Golden State 115, L.A. Lakers 113 Cleveland  at  Washington (Postponed)NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 3, Detroit 2NY…read more »

Oklahoma State University basketball coach surprises walk-on with scholarship

Augustas Cetkauskas/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Oklahoma State University basketball coach Mike Boynton was feeling generous over the weekend. The coach and his staff showed up at Walmart Sunday to surprise OSU walk-on player Dee Mitchell with a scholarship as he worked his shift at the store.Teammates watched the surprise via Zoom as Boynton brought…read more »

Marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk, Olympic trials winner, gives birth

Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesBy ALEXANDRA SVOKOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Aliphine Tuliamuk, who won the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials last February, gave birth to a girl, her first child, she announced Monday morning.”Our daughter Zoe Cherotich Gannon arrived on 1/13/2021 and she is absolutely perfect. Her dad and I are just so overwhelmed with joy…read more »

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