Scoreboard roundup — 12/26/19

iStock(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Detroit    132  Washington     102
 Final  New York   94  Brooklyn       82
 Final  Memphis    110  Oklahoma City  97
 Final  Dallas     102  San Antonio    98
  Final 2OT  Minnesota  105  Sacramento     104
 Final  Utah       121  Portland       115

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High school wrestling captain’s career in doubt after prosthetic legs stolen from gym

sharpshutter/iStock(SAN BERNADINO, Calif.) -- The high school wrestling career of a teenager in California who was set to be captain of his team is now in jeopardy after somebody stole his prosthetic legs.

Brett Winters, a senior at Pacific High School in San Benardino, California, is a double amputee after being born without tibia bones in his legs. When Brett was a baby his mother was given a choice: her son could either spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair or have his legs cut off.

“So, I was amputated at 8-and-a-half months old and I got my first set of legs at 10-and-a-half months old,” Brett Winters told ABC News’ Los Angeles station KABC.

Prosthetic technology has evolved in the years since Brett’s legs were amputated and he has several pairs for different activities such as walking, running, playing football and wrestling.

But just this past week, the legs he uses for wrestling suddenly vanished from a gym closet.

Brett has continued practicing without his wrestling legs since they went missing but he says he is in a lot of pain without them.

"Right now, practicing? It hurts to even practice," Winters said.

One of his legs have turned up since they both went missing and the San Bernardino School District has offered to replace Winters’ prosthetics but the process to fit him with new legs is long and they can’t just be replaced quickly. The replacement legs might not be ready for him until the wrestling season – and his high school career -- is over.

“Bummed out,” Winters said matter-of-factly when asked how he feels about the whole situation by KABC. "I was planning on going to CIF this year again or possible state championships and winning it all, but I can't because my wrestling legs are gone … Out of all my sports that I did at Pacific High School, this was the one sport that I could actually do and this was the one sport that I was able to do very well."

Brett was ready to be team captain this year but, unless his other leg is found or recovered, he will have to miss out on the season and hope his new legs arrive quickly.

“I don’t know if I am wrestling at all this year,” said Winters.

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Scoreboard roundup — 11/23/19

iStock(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:
  
   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Phoenix       100  Minnesota    98
 Final  Chicago       116  Charlotte    115
 Final  Indiana       111  Orlando      106
 Final  Toronto       119  Atlanta      116
 Final  San Antonio   111  New York     104
 Final  Philadelphia  113  Miami        86
 Final  Cleveland     110  Portland     104
 Final  L.A. Lakers   109  Memphis      108
 Final  Milwaukee     104  Detroit      90
 Final  Utah          128  New Orleans  120

   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
  Final SO  Vancouver     2  Washington      1
  Final SO  Calgary       3  Philadelphia    2
 Final  Arizona       3  Los Angeles     2
  Final OT  Boston        5  Minnesota       4
 Final  Carolina      4  Florida         2
 Final  Toronto       5  Colorado        3
 Final  N-Y Rangers   6  Montreal        5
 Final  New Jersey    5  Detroit         1
 Final  Tampa Bay     6  Anaheim         2
 Final  Winnipeg      4  Columbus        3
  Final SO  Dallas        2  Chicago         1
 Final  Nashville     4  St. Louis       2
 Final  Edmonton      4  Vegas           2
  Final OT  San Jose      2  N-Y Islanders   1

   TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  (1)LSU               56  Arkansas        20
  (2)Ohio St.          28  (9)Penn St.     17
  (4)Georgia           19  (24)Texas A&M   13
  (5)Alabama           66  W. Carolina      3
  Arizona St.          31  (6)Oregon       28
  (7)Utah              35  Arizona          7
  (8)Oklahoma          28  TCU             24
  (11)Minnesota        38  Northwestern    22
  (12)Michigan         39  Indiana         14
  (13)Baylor           24  Texas           10
  (14)Wisconsin        45  Purdue          24
  (15)Notre Dame       40  Boston College   7
  (16)Auburn           52  Samford          0
  (17)Cincinnati       15  Temple          13
  (18)Memphis          49  South Florida   10
  (19)Iowa             19  Illinois        10
  (20)Boise St.        56  Utah St.        21
  Navy                 35  (21)SMU         28
  (22)Oklahoma St.     20  West Virginia   13
  (23)Appalachian St.  35  Texas State     13
  (25)Virginia Tech    28  Pittsburgh       0
   
   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
  (7)Virginia     58  UMass               46
  (8)Gonzaga      77  CS Bakersfield      49
  (13)Seton Hall  87  Florida A&M         51
  (16)Memphis     87  Mississippi         86
  (21)VCU         78  Florida Gulf Coast  48

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Professional soccer players stand tall against racism in Holland

Marcus Millo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Professional soccer players in Holland are expected to take a stand against racism this weekend.

They are planning to stand still during the first minute of their matches this weekend in response to racist chants from fans.

The initiative began Friday with players from the two top leagues in the country, Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie, when they stood on the field for 60 seconds as the message "Geef Racisme de Rode Kaart" -- or, "Racism? Then we don't play football!" -- was displayed around the perimeter.

The message was also written on red and white signs, held by fans in the stands.

The protest comes on the heels of racist chants that were hurled at Excelsior winger Ahmad Mendes Moreira on Nov. 17.

"The case caused a lot of turmoil: in the media, on social media and among the players themselves," according to a statement, which appeared in Dutch. "Professional football organizations regret these events and want to do more to combat these misconduct. By combating all forms of violence, racism and discrimination shoulder to shoulder, we ensure that everyone continues to feel welcome in football."

The protest is expected to happen in 19 stadiums with 34 professional professional soccer clubs and is "intended to make fans aware that football belongs to everyone, regardless of cultural background, religion or sexual preference," the league wrote.

Moreira expressed his gratitude on Twitter.

"In this way I want to thank everyone for the many letters, statements of support and positive messages that I have received from you!"



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Professional soccer players stand tall against racism in Holland

Marcus Millo/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Professional soccer players in Holland are expected to take a stand against racism this weekend.

They are planning to stand still during the first minute of their matches this weekend in response to racist chants from fans.

The initiative began Friday with players from the two top leagues in the country, Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie, when they stood on the field for 60 seconds as the message "Geef Racisme de Rode Kaart" -- or, "Racism? Then we don't play football!" -- was displayed around the perimeter.

The message was also written on red and white signs, held by fans in the stands.

The protest comes on the heels of racist chants that were hurled at Excelsior winger Ahmad Mendes Moreira on Nov. 17.

"The case caused a lot of turmoil: in the media, on social media and among the players themselves," according to a statement, which appeared in Dutch. "Professional football organizations regret these events and want to do more to combat these misconduct. By combating all forms of violence, racism and discrimination shoulder to shoulder, we ensure that everyone continues to feel welcome in football."

The protest is expected to happen in 19 stadiums with 34 professional professional soccer clubs and is "intended to make fans aware that football belongs to everyone, regardless of cultural background, religion or sexual preference," the league wrote.

Moreira expressed his gratitude on Twitter.

"In this way I want to thank everyone for the many letters, statements of support and positive messages that I have received from you!"



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Scoreboard roundup — 11/22/19

iStock(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:

    NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Detroit        128  Atlanta        103
 Final  Washington     125  Charlotte      118
 Final  Brooklyn       116  Sacramento     97
 Final  Miami          116  Chicago        108
 Final  L.A. Lakers    130  Oklahoma City  127
 Final  Philadelphia   115  San Antonio    104
 Final  Dallas         143  Cleveland      101
 Final  Denver         96  Boston         92
 Final  Utah           113  Golden State   109
 Final  L.A. Clippers  122  Houston        119
 
   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
 Final  Pittsburgh   4  New Jersey    1
 Final  Ottawa       4  N-Y Rangers   1
  
   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
  (1)Duke         81  Georgetown        73
  (6)Maryland     86  George Mason      63
  (9)Kentucky     82  Mount St. Mary's  62
  (10)Ohio St.    85  Fort Wayne        46
  (11)Oregon      78  Houston           66
  (15)Utah St.    80  LSU               78
  (17)Villanova   83  Mississippi St.   76
  (18)Xavier      75  UConn             74
  (22)Texas       62  California        45
  (24)Baylor      77  Coastal Carolina  65
  (25)Washington  73  Montana           56

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Scoreboard roundup — 11/9/19

iStock(NEW YORK) --  Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:
 
   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Boston         135  San Antonio   115
 Final  New Orleans    115  Charlotte     110
 Final  Houston        117  Chicago       94
 Final  Dallas         138  Memphis       122
 Final  Oklahoma City  114  Golden State  108
  
   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
 Final  N-Y Islanders   2  Florida       1
 Final  Tampa Bay       5  Buffalo       3
 Final  Montreal        3  Los Angeles   2
 Final  Ottawa          4  Carolina      1
  Final SO  Pittsburgh      3  Chicago       2
  Final SO  Philadelphia    3  Toronto       2
 Final  Washington      5  Vegas         2
 Final  Minnesota       4  Arizona       3
 Final  Colorado        4  Columbus      2
  Final OT  St. Louis       3  Calgary       2
  Final SO  San Jose        2  Nashville     1
   TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  (23)SMU         59  East Carolina      51
  (11)Baylor      29  TCU                23
  (13)Minnesota   31  (5)Penn St.        26
  (3)Ohio St.     73  Maryland           14
  (10)Florida     56  Vanderbilt          0
  Virginia Tech   36  (22)Wake Forest    17
  (17)Cincinnati  48  UConn               3
  Texas           27  (20)Kansas St.     24
  (1)LSU          46  (2)Alabama         41
  (16)Wisconsin   24  (18)Iowa           22
  (6)Georgia      27  Missouri            0
  (15)Notre Dame  38  Duke                7
  (4)Clemson      55  NC State           10
  (9)Oklahoma     42  Iowa St.           41
  (21)Boise St.   20  Wyoming            17
  Nevada          17  (24)San Diego St.  13

   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
  (12)Seton Hall  74  Stony Brook      57
  Texas           70  (23)Purdue       66
  (8)Gonzaga      110  Ark.-Pine Bluff  60
  (13)Texas Tech  79  Bethune-Cookman  44
  (7)Maryland     73  Rhode Island     55
  (15)Oregon      106  Boise St.        75

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Scoreboard roundup — 9/7/19

iStock(New York) -- Here are the scores from Saturday's sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

   INTERLEAGUE
 Final  Kansas City   7  Miami   2

   AMERICAN LEAGUE
 Final  N-Y Yankees   5  Boston          1
 Final  Tampa Bay     5  Toronto         3
 Final  Houston       2  Seattle         1
 Final  Texas         9  Baltimore       4
 Final  Minnesota     5  Cleveland       3
 Final  L-A Angels    8  Chi White Sox   7
 Final  Oakland      10  Detroit         2

   NATIONAL LEAGUE
 Final  Arizona         2  Cincinnati    0
 Final  Philadelphia    5  N-Y Mets      0
 Final  St. Louis      10  Pittsburgh    1
 Final  Milwaukee       3  Chi Cubs      2
 Final  Atlanta         5  Washington    4
 Final  San Diego       3  Colorado      0
 Final  San Francisco   1  L-A Dodgers   0
   
TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  Maryland            63  (21)Syracuse    20
  (5)Ohio St.         42  Cincinnati       0
  (7)Michigan         24  Army            21
  (20)Iowa            30  Rutgers          0
  (13)Utah            35  N. Illinois     17
  (1)Clemson          24  (12)Texas A&M   10
  Colorado            34  (25)Nebraska    31
  (17)Wisconsin       61  Cent. Michigan   0
  (2)Alabama          62  New Mexico St.  10
  (3)Georgia          63  Murray St.      17
  (22)Washington St.  59  N. Colorado     17
  (18)UCF             48  FAU             14
  (4)Oklahoma         70  South Dakota    14
  (10)Auburn          24  Tulane           6
  (6)LSU              45  (9)Texas        38
  (15)Penn St.        45  Buffalo         13
  (19)Michigan St.    51  W. Michigan     17
  (16)Oregon          77  Nevada           6
  (11)Florida         45  UT Martin        0
  California          20  (14)Washington  19
  Southern Cal        45  (23)Stanford    20
   
   MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
 Final  New York City FC   2  New England            1
 Final  Toronto FC         5  Cincinnati             1
  Final tie  Los Angeles FC     2  Orlando City           2
 Final  Colorado           2  Seattle                0
 Final  Portland           2  Sporting Kansas City   1

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18-year-old hijab-wearing jockey makes history in England

quentinjlang/iStock(CHICHESTER, England) - An 18-year-old has made history as the first British jockey to win a major event while wearing a hijab.

Khadijah Mellah, an 18-year-old from Peckham in south London, secured a "fairy-tale" victory at the famed Goodwood racecourse, in Chichester, England, on Aug. 1.

Mellah, the BBC reported, first mounted a racehorse in April and began properly galloping only about a week before the race.

She beamed and shared high-fives with a fellow rider after crossing the finish line ahead of 11 other female amateur jockeys in the Magnolia Cup, a charity race for non-professional riders on the opening run of Ladies' Day, the third day of the five-day event.



This year's Magnolia Cup was run in support of "Wellbeing of Women," a leading U.K. women’s reproductive and gynecological health charity.

Leading women from the fields of business, sports, fashion and media competed, including former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton, at one of the most highly regarded horse racing events in Britain.

Mellah took up riding about seven years ago after discovering "Ebony Horse Club," a community riding center dedicated to transforming the lives of young people growing up in some of London's most disadvantaged areas. Goodwood Racecourse described her victory as a "fairy-tale win."




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Scoreboard roundup — 8/4/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:

   INTERLEAGUE
 Final  Chi White Sox  10  Philadelphia   5
 Final  Tampa Bay       7  Miami          2
 Final  Oakland         4  St. Louis      2
 
   AMERICAN LEAGUE
 Final  Baltimore     6  Toronto       5
 Final  Cleveland     6  L-A Angels    2
 Final  Houston       3  Seattle       1
 Final  Minnesota     3  Kansas City   0
 Final  Texas         9  Detroit       4
 Final  N-Y Yankees   7  Boston        4
  
   NATIONAL LEAGUE
 Final  Cincinnati    6  Atlanta         4, 10 Innings
 Final  N-Y Mets     13  Pittsburgh      2
 Final  Chi Cubs      7  Milwaukee       2
 Final  Colorado      6  San Francisco   2
 Final  Arizona       7  Washington      5
 Final  L-A Dodgers  11  San Diego      10
  
   WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
 Final  Connecticut   94  N-Y Liberty   79
 Final  L.A. Sparks   83  Seattle       75
 Final  Phoenix      103  Washington    82
  
   MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Final  Minnesota    1  Portland    0

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