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Organization helps Black boys in Atlanta break cycles of poverty through baseball

C.J. Stewart and his wife Kelli co-founded L.E.A.D in 2007. (C.J. Stewart)By SHANNON MCLELLAN, ABC News(ATLANTA) — C.J. Stewart has spent more than a decade hosting high school baseball team tryouts in his former Atlanta neighborhood every spring. But the players chosen are not for an ordinary team. They are students handpicked by Stewart and…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 9/2/20

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUENY Mets 9, Baltimore 4Toronto 2, Miami 1Atlanta 7, Boston 5Milwaukee 8, Detroit 5San Diego 11, LA Angels 4AMERICAN LEAGUECleveland 5, Kansas City 0Houston 2, Texas 1Tampa Bay 5, NY Yankees 2Minnesota 8, Chi White Sox 1Oakland at Seattle (Postponed)NATIONAL LEAGUEColorado…read more »

New York Mets legend Tom Seaver dies at 75 after battle with dementia

manusapon kasosod/iStockBy MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The greatest pitcher in New York Mets history and one of the greatest in baseball history has died.Tom Seaver, known as “Tom Terrific,” died Monday at the age of 75. He had battled dementia in recent years, according to the Baseball Hall of Fame.”We are heartbroken to…read more »

NFL star Patrick Mahomes announces engagement to high school sweetheart Brittany Matthews — and the ring is stunning

Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesBY: MEGAN STONE, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is getting a new ring — a wedding ring! The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Brittany Matthews on Tuesday. Mahomes, 24, proposed to his high school sweetheart right after his team finally received their Super…read more »

NBA star Fred VanVleet reunites with his kids for first time in months

Matt_Brown/iStockBy GMA Team(NEW YORK) — An NBA dad had an epic reunion off the basketball court.Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet was reunited with his 1-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter Monday, the first time he had seen them since Father’s Day.VanVleet’s girlfriend Shontai Neal shared a video of the reunion on Instagram, showing their daughter…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 9/1/20

iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMiami 3, Toronto 2Baltimore 9, NY Mets 5Atlanta 10, Boston 3Detroit 12, Milwaukee 1AMERICAN LEAGUENY Yankees 5, Tampa Bay 3Cleveland 10, Kansas City 1Minnesota 3, Chicago White Sox 2Texas 6, Houston 5Oakland at Seattle (Postponed)NATIONAL LEAGUESt. Louis 16, Cincinnati 2Philadelphia 6,…read more »

Hall of Fame basketball coach John Thompson Jr. dies at 78

cmannphoto/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Former Georgetown head basketball coach John Thompson Jr. has died at the age of 78, the university announced on Monday.Georgetown shared the following statement, released on behalf of Thompson’s family, on its Twitter account: “We are heartbroken to share the news of the passing of our father, John…read more »

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