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Naomi Osaka thanked by families of Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery at US Open

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Tennis star Naomi Osaka received an unexpected and emotional thank you Tuesday night from the families of some of the victims of police brutality and racial injustice whose legacies she is highlighting at the U.S. Open.Osaka was surprised after her quarterfinal win with…... Read More

House committee to hear proposed bill that would ban doping of horses on race day

By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce plans to hear a proposed bill that would ban the doping of horses on race day -- a key concern over the safety and wellbeing of racehorses.The Committee is expected to amend and approve the Horseracing…... Read More

Floyd Mayweather mourns death of boxing prodigy Danny Gonzalez

By ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather is mourning the death of his prodigy, Danny Gonzalez, who was shot and killed over the Labor Day weekend.Gonzales was 22.Mayweather honored his star pupil on Tuesday by offering two photos that marked the beginning of Gonzalez's career, where he…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 9/8/20

By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMinnesota 7, St. Louis 3Philadelphia 6, Boston 5St. Louis 6, Minnesota 4Washington 5, Tampa Bay 3Baltimore 11, NY Mets 2Detroit 8, Milwaukee 3Boston 5, Philadelphia 2Pittsburgh 5, Chi White Sox 4San Francisco 6, Seattle 5AMERICAN…... Read More

Parkland victim made into cutout at MLB games to raise gun violence awareness

By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Amid the smiling fans seen as cardboard cutouts supporting their favorite baseball team during a crowdless season due to the coronavirus pandemic, one stands out.The face of Joaquin Oliver, a 17-year-old victim of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 9/7/20

By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEWashington 6, Tampa Bay 1AMERICAN LEAGUEMinnesota 6, Detroit 2Seattle 8, Texas 4Cleveland 5, Kansas City 2Toronto 12, NY Yankees 7Oakland 6, Houston 0NATIONAL LEAGUEPhiladelphia 9, NY Mets 8Miami 5, Atlanta 4Chi Cubs 5, St. Louis 1San…... Read More

Dolphins name Fitzpatrick as starting QB, Tagovailoa as backup

By JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(MIAMI) -- The Miami Dolphins have once again chosen Ryan Fitzpatrick to be the team's starting quarterback.The 37-year-old veteran, who's going into his 16th year in the NFL, will lead the Dolphins for the second consecutive season beginning Sunday, when Miami takes on the New England…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 9/6/20

By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUECleveland 4, Milwaukee 1Tampa Bay 5, Miami 4San Diego 5, Oakland 3AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 1Chicago White Sox 8, Kansas City 2Detroit 10, Minnesota 8Toronto 10, Boston 8Seattle 4, Texas 3L.A. Angels 9, Houston 5NATIONAL…... Read More

Novak Djokovic apologizes after defaulting US Open match for hitting line umpire with ball

By JOSHUA HOYOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Novak Djokovic has issued an apology after he defaulted from his round of 16 match and was booted from the U.S. Open after accidentally hitting a line umpire with a ball.In the first set of his match against Pablo Carreno Busta, the top-seeded…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 9/3/20

By ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUENY Mets 9, NY Yankees 7LA Angels 2, San Diego 0AMERICAN LEAGUEHouston 8, Texas 4Chi White Sox 11, Kansas City 6Toronto 6, Boston 2Oakland at Seattle (Postponed)NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 6, Chi Cubs 2Philadelphia 6, Washington 5LA Dodgers…... Read More

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

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 his wife, Kelli Stewart, with a…... Read More

Scoreboard roundup -- 9/2/20

By 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…... Read More

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

By 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…... Read More

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

BY: 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…... Read More