Monday , 25 June 2018

National Sports

College sports doctors under new scrutiny amid scandals

Allegations of sexual abuse carried out over decades by team physicians at Michigan State and Ohio State are sending ripples through university athletics departments, with some schools exploring whether more oversight is needed for figures in such powerful positions. The scandals involving former Michigan State team doctor Larry Nassar, who was also a physician for USA Gymnastics, and Richard Strauss, …

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Devon Allen wins tight 110 hurdles at USATF outdoor meet

Devon Allen is used to winning close races. Allen might never enter another event that’ll be as close as the 110-meter hurdles Sunday at the USATF Outdoor championships. Allen, the former Oregon receiver, crossed in 13.452 seconds — with the up-and-coming Grant Holloway in second at 13.454 — after a weather delay that lasted just under three hours. World record-holder …

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Capitals' defenseman John Carlson agrees to 8-year, $64M contract

Carlson set career highs with 15 goals and 53 assists in 2017-18 as part of the Capitals’ first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. He added five goals and 15 assists in the playoff run to Washington’s first championship. Carlson was the highest-scoring defenseman in the NHL during the regular season and playoffs. “John has been an exceptional and consistent …

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LEADING OFF: Jackson set to play for 13th team, Sanchez hurt

A look at what’s happening around baseball Monday: THIRTEEN AND COUNTING Edwin Jackson is set to play for his 13th team in the majors, matching the most by any big leaguer. The injury-depleted Athletics are promoting him from Triple-A to start at Detroit. The 34-year-old righty will tie the clubs mark held by former reliever Octavio Dotel. Jackson made his …

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Bubba Watson shoots 63 to rally for 3rd Travelers title

Bubba Watson says TPC River Highlands feels like home. It certainly was a comfortable place again this week. Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit Sunday to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 for a three-stroke victory. The left-hander became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season and pulled within one of Billy Casper’s tournament …

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Dodgers hit 7 HRs, beat Mets 8-7 on Turner's shot in 11th

Watching from the visitor’s dugout, Justin Turner saw his teammates spray Citi Field with a bunch of home runs and figured the Los Angeles Dodgers wouldn’t need any from him. His power proved to be the difference. Turner hit the Dodgers’ seventh home run of the game, a go-ahead drive in the 11th inning that led Los Angeles over the …

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Oregon State out to finish redemption tour against Arkansas

Oregon State has won 109 of 127 baseball games over two seasons with mostly the same cast of players. The Beavers see winning a national championship as the only way to validate their body of work. “Ultimately,” Beavers coach Pat Casey said Sunday, “nobody cares how many games you win unless you win the last one.” Standing between Oregon State …

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AP PHOTOS: England grand, Poland gone on Day 11 of World Cup

Things went so right for the English on Day 11 at the World Cup that by the end of their 6-1 drubbing of Panama, they were scoring on accident. Harry Kane’s hat trick came courtesy of two penalty kicks and a teammate’s shot that went off Kane’s heel as he was trotting away from the goal. And with that, England …

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The Latest: Honda equalizer gives Japan 2-2 draw vs Senegal

The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 7:52 p.m. Japan and Senegal have had a 2-2 draw in a result that will keep the two underdogs atop the World Cup group. Both teams opened with surprising 2-1 wins— Japan over Colombia and Senegal over Poland — and lead Group H with four points. Colombia and Poland …

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Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of VAR on close calls

Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted what he said is the overuse of video review at the World Cup to overturn close and debatable calls instead of being limited to only correcting obvious mistakes. In the past, the Portuguese was an outspoken proponent, but now he’s seeing problems with the implementation of the video assistant referee, or VAR, system. “It’s a …

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