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Apr 23

President Trump considering posthumous pardon of boxer Jack Johnson

Topical Press Agency/Getty Images(WASHINGTON)  — President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he is considering a posthumous pardon of Jack Johnson, the first black boxing heavyweight champion. “Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson,” the president tweeted Saturday. “His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and …

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Apr 22

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar in critical condition after suffering brain hemorrhage

Brian Davidson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is in critical but stable condition after suffering a ruptured aneurysm. The team put out a statement on Twitter telling fans to “please keep Danny and his family in your positive thoughts and prayers.” Farquhar, 31, was taken to the hospital after passing out in …

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Apr 21

1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for $2.88 million: Report

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — A 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card in mint condition sold for $2.88 million Thursday — making it the second-highest price ever paid for a baseball card, ESPN reported. The card, sold by former NFL offensive lineman Evan Mathis and auctioned by Heritage Auctions, fell just short of the $3.12 million paid for …

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Apr 21

Scoreboard Roundup 4/20/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: AMERICAN LEAGUE Final  Detroit      13  Baltimore    8 Final  Houston       9  Seattle      2 Final  N-Y Yankees   4  Toronto      3 Final  Boston        8  L-A Angels   2   ——   NATIONAL LEAGUE Final  Chi Cubs       8  St. Louis       5 Final  Philadelphia   7  Pittsburgh      0 Final  Atlanta       12  N-Y Mets        4 Final  Milwaukee     12  Miami           3 Final  Arizona        3  …

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Apr 20

Girl, 6, captured on video scoring puck from NHL player after 2 tries

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — The moment has been viewed and shared by millions online: NHL player Brett Connolly trying desperately to get a puck behind the glass to 6-year-old Keelan Moxley. On Sunday, Keelan and her family were rink-side as the Washington Capitals prepared to face the Columbus Blue Jackets for the Stanley Cup playoffs. Twice, Connolly, …

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Apr 20

Yankees players go to bat for bullied fourth-grader after heartbreaking plea

New York Yankees/Twitter(NEW YORK) — Members of the New York Yankees stood up in support of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl on Wednesday after the fourth-grader made a public plea to end bullying. Cassidy Slater bared her heart to the world in a Facebook video shared on April 4, holding up a series of handwritten signs …

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Apr 20

Scoreboard roundup — 4/18/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events: AMERICAN LEAGUETampa Bay 4, Texas 2Detroit 6, Baltimore 5Oakland 12, Chicago White Sox 11, 14 InningsToronto 15, Kansas City 5Minnesota 2, Cleveland 1, 16 InningsBoston 9, L.A. Angels 0Houston 7, Seattle 1 NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 10, Colorado 2Milwaukee 2, Cincinnati 0N.Y. Mets 11, Washington 5Atlanta …

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Apr 19

More history for the Vegas Golden Knights

Harry How/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) – The Vegas Golden Knights went into their inaugural season with a plan most expansion teams follow: form the best roster possible with a mix of veterans and young players while amassing draft picks in an effort to build for future success. Ironically, and luckily for Vegas, things did not go …

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Apr 19

Figure skater to Congress: I reported sexual abuse and was ignored

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) –A former figure skater urged lawmakers on Wednesday to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee’s handling of allegations of sexual abuse made by its young athletes. Gymnastics, he said, isn’t the only sport with a problem. In testimony delivered before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security, a copy …

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Apr 18

Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant suggests interest in playing for former division rival New York Giants

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant expressed interest in continuing his career playing for a team in the NFC East division. One team that appeals to the former All-Pro: the New York Giants. Speaking with 247Sports.com, Bryant called the prospect of playing for the Giants “crazy,” pointing to the team’s …

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