Scoreboard roundup — 09/20/21

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(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:

INTERLEAGUE
Baltimore 2, Philadelphia 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Kansas City 7, Cleveland 2 — Game 13
Detroit 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2 — Game 14
NY Yankees 4, Texas 3
Tampa Bay 6, Toronto 4
Seattle 4, Oakland 2
Houston 10, LA Angels 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 5
St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 2
Miami 8, Washington 7
Atlanta 11, Arizona 4

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Green Bay 35, Detroit 17

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Scoreboard roundup — 09/19/21

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(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:

INTERLEAGUE
Houston 7, Arizona 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 0
Boston 8, Baltimore 6
Toronto 5, Minnesota 3
Cleveland 11, N.Y. Yankees 1
Seattle 7, Kansas City 1
Chicago White Sox 7, Texas 2
Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Washington 3, Colorado 0
L.A. Dodgers 8, Cincinnati 5
Miami 6, Pittsburgh 5
St. Louis 8, San Diego 7
Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 4
Atlanta 3, San Francisco 0
N.Y. Mets 3, Philadelphia 2

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Buffalo 35, Miami 0
Carolina 26, New Orleans 7
Chicago 20, Cincinnati 17
Cleveland 31, Houston 21
Denver 23, Jacksonville 13
L.A. Rams 27, Indianapolis 24
Las Vegas 26, Pittsburgh 17
New England 25, NY Jets 6
San Francisco 17, Philadelphia 11
Arizona 34, Minnesota 33
Tampa Bay 48, Atlanta 25
Dallas 20, L.A. Chargers 17
Tennessee 33, Seattle 30 (OTT)
Baltimore 36, Kansas City 35

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Connecticut 84, Atlanta 64
Las Vegas 84, Phoenix 83
Minnesota 83, Washington 77
Dallas 87, Los Angeles 84
Chicago 98, Indiana 87

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
CF Montral 2, Chicago 0
Philadelphia 3, Orlando City 1
Portland 2, Los Angeles FC 1
Vancouver 1, Colorado 1 (Tie)

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa carted off the field

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(MIAMI) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field with a rib injury during Sunday’s game against Buffalo. 

During the second drive for Miami, Tagovailoa was hit by Bills defensive end AJ Epenesa on fourth down after an incomplete pass. The second-year quarterback walked off the field with trainers, before being carted to the locker room. 

Jacoby Brissett took over for Tagovialoa. 

Miami declared Tagovialoa as questionable to return. 

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SEC admits error in Penn State-Auburn game

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The SEC admitted its referees made an error during Saturday night’s Penn State-Auburn football game, which cost the Nittany Lions a down during the second quarter. 

With 11:45 remaining in the second quarter, Penn State threw an incomplete pass that was flagged as an intentional grounding. When enforcing the penalty the referees “erroneously set the down to 3rd; the correct down should have been 2nd,” according to a statement from the SEC after the game. 

“The error was discovered during the media timeout that followed the punt and by rule it could not be corrected at that time,” the statement said. 

After the game, Penn State head coach James Franklin said he tried to get the referees to change the call on the field. 

“They all agreed on the call, and so did the replay [official],” Franklin said. “They all agreed. I kept bringing them over and saying, ‘It’s not accurate.’ I don’t know what else I can tell them, but they all concurred, all the officials, they got on the headset, they talked to each other, and they all agreed. They ran it by replay, and they all agreed as well. I don’t know what else I can do or say.”

Penn State was leading Auburn 10-7 at the time of the error and would win 28-20 to move to 3-0 on the season.

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Scoreboard Roundup 9/19/21

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(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s games:

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   INTERLEAGUE

Final  Arizona   6  Houston   4

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   AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final  Boston        9  Baltimore           3

Final  Cleveland    11  N.Y. Yankees        3

Final  Toronto       6  Minnesota           2

Final  Detroit       4  Tampa Bay           3

Final  Texas         2  Chicago White Sox   1

Final  Kansas City   8  Seattle             1

Final  Oakland       3  L.A. Angels         1

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   NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final  L.A. Dodgers    5  Cincinnati     1

Final  Colorado        6  Washington     0

Final  Pittsburgh      6  Miami          3

Final  St. Louis       3  San Diego      2

Final  Milwaukee       6  Chicago Cubs   4

Final  Philadelphia    5  N.Y. Mets      3

Final  San Francisco   2  Atlanta        0

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   TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Final  (1)Alabama            31  (11)Florida        29

Final  (10)Penn St.          28  (22)Auburn         20

Final  (23)BYU               27  (19)Arizona St.    17

Final  (8)Cincinnati         38  Indiana            24

Final  (7)Texas A&M          34  New Mexico          0

Final  West Virginia         27  (15)Virginia Tech  21

Final  (25)Michigan          63  N. Illinois        10

Final  (3)Oklahoma           23  Nebraska           16

Final  (16)Coastal Carolina  28  Buffalo            25

Final  Michigan St.          38  (24)Miami          17

Final  (12)Notre Dame        27  Purdue             13

Final  (5)Iowa               30  Kent St.            7

Final  (9)Ohio St.           41  Tulsa              20

Final  (6)Clemson            14  Georgia Tech        8

Final  (20)Arkansas          45  Georgia Southern   10

Final  (2)Georgia            40  South Carolina     13

Final  (4)Oregon             48  Stony Brook         7

Final  (21)North Carolina    59  Virginia           39

Final  (17)Mississippi       61  Tulane             21

Final  (14)Iowa St.          48  UNLV                3

Final  Fresno St.            40  (13)UCLA           37

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   MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Final  Atlanta            3  D.C. United   2

  Final tie  Columbus           1  New England   1

Final  Toronto FC         2  Nashville     1

Final  New York City FC   2  Cincinnati    1

Final  Minnesota          3  LA Galaxy     0

Final  San Jose           4  Austin FC     3

Final  Houston            3  FC Dallas     2

Final  Real Salt Lake     1  Seattle       0

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Scoreboard roundup — 9/16/21

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(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE
LA Angels 9, Chi White Sox 3
Oakland 7, Kansas City 2
Baltimore 3, NY Yankees 2
Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2
Houston 12, Texas 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 1, Pittsburgh 0
San Diego 7, San Francisco 4
Philadelphia 17, Chi Cubs 8
Colorado at Atlanta (Postponed)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Washington 30, NY Giants 29

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Los Angeles 74, Atlanta 68

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After testifying on sexual abuse, Aly Raisman says she hopes ‘somebody listens to us’

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(NEW YORK) — One day after delivering bombshell testimony about the FBI’s mishandling of the Larry Nasser sexual abuse scandal, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said she hopes her voice and the voices of fellow victims are finally heard.

“I hope that this is the day that somebody listens to us and somebody investigates what happened,” Raisman, 27, said Thursday on Good Morning America. “Because we’ve been actually saying the same thing for years, but not much has happened.”

Raisman joined fellow gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney and Maggie Nichols in testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the FBI’s handling of the case against Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

Nassar was sentenced in 2018 to up to 175 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting hundreds of girls and women.

“I really hope that people realize just how bad things are,” Raisman said on GMA. “This is a really big coverup, and the fact that the FBI, USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee didn’t think that this was important enough to handle it the right way is horrific.”

Raisman continued, “Nasser was first reported decades ago and I … should have never met him.”

A Justice Department inspector general report released in July determined that the FBI made “fundamental errors” in its response to allegations against Nassar that were first brought to the agency in July 2015.

Raisman and her fellow gymnasts painted a portrait in their testimony of a system that failed them after they reported Nassar’s abuse.

Raisman, for example, told senators that it took more than 14 months for the FBI to interview her. When she finally spoke with an agent, the agent “diminished the significance of my abuse and made me feel my criminal case wasn’t worth pursuing,” Raisman said.

Raisman later described the delay in investigating Nassar as “like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter.”

The gymnast said on GMA she hopes the senators who heard their stories take action.

“[The senators] seem to be validating, they seem to have been very supportive yesterday, and I hope they take that support and put it into action and actually do an investigation,” said Raisman. “The people that wronged us need to be held accountable so that no child gets hurt.”

“Some of those people who enabled us might still be in positions of power,” she said, noting the investigation needs to look at the FBI as well as USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. “We don’t know because we don’t have the answers yet.”

In her testimony Wednesday, Raisman also described the ongoing mental health struggles she faces from both the sexual abuse and the unanswered questions surrounding the handling of Nassar’s case.

She said on GMA that not only does she relive the abuse every time she speaks about it, but she also feels the responsibility of being a sexual abuse survivor with a large platform.

“I recognize that most survivors don’t have the opportunity to come on Good Morning America,” she said. “I’m very grateful that I do get to come on, but I take that responsibility very seriously.”

“I think about the other survivors, the little boy, the little girl at home that is abused in their family and they are are told that their abuse doesn’t matter, that they’re making it up,” Raisman said. “I am fighting for that person because I know that this is so much bigger than me.”

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Scoreboard roundup — 9/15/21

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(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Detroit 4, Milwaukee 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 3
Boston 9, Seattle 4
NY Yankees 4, Baltimore 3
Cleveland 12, Minnesota 3
Houston 7, Texas 2
LA Angels 3, Chi White Sox 2
Oakland 12, Kansas City 10

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 8, Washington 6
Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4
Philadelphia 6, Chi Cubs 5
St. Louis 11, NY Mets 4
Colorado 3, Atlanta 2
San Diego 9, San Francisco 6
LA Dodgers 5 Arizona 3

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Connecticut 98, New York 69

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Atlanta 4, Cincinnati 0
CF Montreal 4, Orlando City 2
DC United 3, Chicago 0
Sporting Kansas City 4, Minnesota 0
Los Angeles FC 2, Austin FC 1
Colorado 2, Portland 2 (Tie)
Houston 1, LA Galaxy 1 (Tie)
Real Salt Lake 4, San Jose 3

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Simone Biles ties mental health struggle at Tokyo Olympics to Nassar sexual abuse

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(NEW YORK) — When U.S. gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman testified before Congress Wednesday, they painted a portrait of a system that failed them when they reported sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.

The gymnasts also shared a vivid picture of what it is like to recover emotionally from sexual abuse, and described how the system’s failures delayed their ongoing recovery.

“I personally don’t think that people realize how much experiencing a type of abuse is not something that one just suffers in the moment,” said Raisman, who testified against Nassar shortly before he was sentenced in 2018 to up to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting hundreds of girls and women. “It carries on with them, sometimes for the rest of their lives.”

Testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the FBI’s handling of the Nassar allegations, Raisman continued, “For example, being here today is taking everything I have. My main concern is I hope I have the energy even to just walk out of here. I don’t think people realize how much it affects us.”

Maroney, who testified Wednesday that the FBI delayed documenting her claims against Nassar and then made false claims, at one point apologized to the senators for not answering more questions, saying she was exhausted after sharing her experience with them.

When Biles, a seven-time Olympic medalist, began her testimony, she told the senators, “To be perfectly honest, I can imagine no place I’d be less comfortable right now than sitting here in front of you sharing these comments.”

Biles — who paused several times in her testimony to hold back tears — tied her performance at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics to her struggle to recover mentally after being abused by Nassar. She dropped out of several competitions in Tokyo because of a mental health issue.

“As a recent competitor in the Tokyo Games who was a survivor of this horror, I can assure you the impacts of this man’s abuse are not over or ever forgotten,” Biles said. “The announcement in the spring of 2020 that the Tokyo Games were to be postponed for a year meant that I would be going to the gym, to training, to therapy, living daily among the reminders of this story for another 365 days.”

“As I have stated in the past, one thing that helped me push each and every day was the goal of not allowing this crisis to be ignored. I worked incredibly hard to make sure that my presence could maintain a connection between the failures and the competition at Tokyo 2020,” she continued. “That has proven to be an exceptionally difficult burden for me to carry, particularly when required to travel to Tokyo without the support of any of my family.”

Biles has also spoken previously about suffering from depression and having to take anxiety medication in the fallout of the Nassar abuse.

Raisman has said in the past that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of being sexually abused. In her testimony before Congress, she described exactly how that has impacted both her physical and emotional health.

“I used to train some days, seven hours a day when I was training for the Olympics, and processing my abuse affected me so much and it is still something I struggle with,” she said. “When I first shared my story publicly … I didn’t even have the energy to stand up in the shower. I would have to sit on the floor and wash my hair because standing up was too exhausting for me.”

“I couldn’t even go for a 10-minute walk outside, and this is someone — I’ve competed in two Olympic games,” Raisman continued. “There are times where I feel like I forget what I’m saying. I feel like my mind isn’t working. I feel like I have no energy at all. I’m 27 years old and my 80-year-old grandfather has more energy than I do.”

Raisman said she has had to be taken by ambulance for medical care after passing out because she is “so sick from just the trauma,” noting that it can at times hit her, “out of the blue.”

“I think it’s important for people to understand how much — even if we’re not crying — we are all struggling and how much survivors are suffering,” Raisman said, adding that delivering her testimony on Wednesday may be something that will take her “months” from which to recover.

Surviving sexual abuse as a child or as an adult can have lasting mental health complications, experts say.

One study published in the medical journal The Lancet found that among teenage girls who had been sexually assaulted, 80% went on to develop a mental health disorder.

According to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, around 70% of rape or sexual assault victims experience moderate to severe distress after the assault, which they say is a larger percentage than for any other violent crime.

Mental health complications from sexual assault may include everything from self-harm and eating disorders to panic attacks, depression, flashbacks, PTSD substance abuse and suicide, according to RAINN.

If you or someone you know is in need of help, the National Sexual Assault Hotline — 800-656-HOPE — is free, confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also use the hotline’s chat online option.

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Browns Star Odell Beckham to be held out this weekend

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Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be held out against Houston this week, head coach Kevin Stefanski announced Wednesday. 

“[I] just felt like that was the right thing to do,” he said. “Last week, I thought we had a good plan. He was close, working very hard on the side, but felt like it made more sense to have clarity early in the week from a game-planning [and] practice standpoint.

Stefanski said Beckham has not had a setback and will continue to practice this week on a limited basis. 

Beckham has been recovering from knee surgery after he tore his left ACL last season.

He was a game-time decision for the team’s week one game against Kansas City but was ruled inactive for the game. 

“He was pushing to get there, just didn’t feel like he could play a significant number of snaps,” Stefanski said. “I just felt like this for this week, the prudent thing to do was let those other guys get all those reps, although they got a bunch last week and, let’s game plan accordingly.”

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