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9-year-old meets MLB player after sending him encouraging letter: 'Don’t give up. We’re rooting for you'

(NEW YORK) -- Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has found an unexpected motivator in the form of a young baseball lover and die-hard Boston Red Sox fan."I love baseball," Henry Frasca, 9, of Massachusetts, told Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne in a video that was posted on the Orioles broadcast…... Read More

US soccer star Carli Lloyd kicks 55-yard field goal at Eagles training camp

(PHILADELPHIA) -- Two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion Carli Lloyd showed off her killer kicking skills at practice with the reigning Super Bowl champs. Thank you to the @Eagles for having me out! Thanks to @JustinTuck @jake_elliott22 @MayorRandyBrown for the good time and tips! 🏈 🎯 #55yd— Carli Lloyd…... Read More

Former MLB stars caught up in largest drug bust in Dominican Republic's history

(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) -- A three-time MLB All-Star and a veteran pitcher were among 21 people implicated in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday as part of what the country's attorney general called the "largest operation in the history" of his office. Luis Castillo, a second baseman who played for…... Read More

Roger Clemens: 'No interest' in running for Congress despite GOP recruitment effort

(WASHINGTON) -- Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens is "honored" by the encouragement to run for Congress, but he has ruled it out -- blaming the "climate in politics."In a message written to current incumbent Texas Republican Rep. Pete Olson -- and obtained by ABC News -- Clemens noted…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 8/20/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUENY Mets 9, Cleveland 2Philadelphia 3, Boston 2LA Dodgers 16, Toronto 3AMERICAN LEAGUELA Angels 5, Texas 1Baltimore 4, Kansas City 1Seattle 7, Tampa Bay 4Minnesota 14, Chi White Sox 4Texas 3, LA Angels 2Oakland 6, NY Yankees…... Read More

Alex Rodriguez uses a fake Instagram or 'burner' account to follow his daughters

(NEW YORK) -- Um, we have a feeling this won't go over so well at home.While on the "Chicks in the Office" podcast this week, Alex Rodriguez dropped a bombshell that his two daughters, Natasha and Ella, are sure to roast him for at home.He not only revealed that his…... Read More

15-year-old tennis star Coco Gauff says she hopes 'to be the greatest of all time'

(NEW YORK) -- At just 15 years old, Coco Gauff has become a household name in the tennis world after becoming the youngest qualifier in history to make the main draw at Wimbledon -- and the youngest woman to win a Wimbledon match in nearly 30 years. At her first…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 8/19/19

(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEKansas City 5, Baltimore 4Seattle 9, Tampa Bay 3Houston 5, Detroit 4Chi White Sox 6, Minnesota 4Texas 8, LA Angels 7NATIONAL LEAGUESan Diego 3, Cincinnati 2Washington 13, Pittsburgh 0St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 0Arizona 5, Colorado 2NATIONAL…... Read More

Jay-Z faces backlash over NFL partnership as Colin Kaepernick remains out of the league

(NEW YORK) -- Jay-Z is facing backlash from supporters of Colin Kaepernick and critics of the National Football League after the NFL announced last week that the hip-hop mogul and his label teamed up with the league on a new initiative to amplify social justice.The partnership doesn't include the former…... Read More

Report: Dwight Howard’s reps given green light to talk to Lakers

(NEW YORK) -- Is Dwight Howard's short time with the Memphis Grizzlies close to coming to an end?League sources tell ESPN the center’s representatives have been given permission to talk to other teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom Howard played for in 2012.Los Angeles’ interest in the 33-year-old…... Read More

Former NFL running back, University of Texas star Cedric Benson dies at 36

(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Cedric Benson, a former NFL running back and fourth overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, died in Austin, Texas over the weekend. He was 36. Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, told ESPN that he died in a motorcycle crash Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have…... Read More