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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/22/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 101, Portland 81Cleveland 119, Brooklyn 109Charlotte 129, Washington 124; OT Miami 104, Boston 98L.A. Clippers 116, Atlanta 103N.Y. Knicks 108, Toronto 100Minnesota 124, Orlando 118New Orleans 107, San Antonio 90Houston 125, Denver 95Oklahoma City 108, Golden State 91Dallas 95, Memphis 94Utah 110, Chicago 80Milwaukee 113, …

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Die-hard Giants fan sobs after mom surprises him with tickets to his 1st game for Christmas

iStock/Thinkstock(CONCORD, North Carolina) — Jaidyn Covington, 10, is a die-hard Giants fan, but he lives in Concord, North Carolina, and has never been to a game. As an early Christmas present, his mom, Emily Covington, surprised him with tickets to see them play at MetLife Stadium — in person. Jaidyn, who absolutely adores Odell Beckham Jr., couldn’t believe his eyes. …

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Beverly Hills soccer referee quits after calling parents 'disrespectful,' 'entitled'

iStock/Thinkstock(BEVERLY HILLS) — The lifestyle of the rich and the famous was too much to bear for one youth soccer administrator in Beverly Hills, who called parents “disrespectful” and “entitled” before resigning from his post. In an email sent to parents last week titled “Advice for how to end the season and move into the elimination rounds,” Avery Krut, a …

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Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleads guilty to sexual assault charges

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The sports doctor accused of molesting young athletes while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault. Clad in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs, Dr. Larry Nassar appeared in court in Michigan’s Ingham County where he agreed to plead guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct …

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President Trump slams UCLA player's dad as 'ungrateful fool'

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump lashed out again at LaVar Ball, the father of the UCLA basketball player who was detained in China with two of his teammates. Ball is an “ungrateful fool” and “a poor man’s version of Don King,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday, referring to the controversial boxing promoter, “but without the hair.” Trump also added that he …

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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/21/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Lakers 102, Chicago 94 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEVancouver 5, Philadelphia 2St. Louis 8, Edmonton 3Dallas 3, Montreal 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(3) Kansas 114, Texas Southern 71(6) Wichita St. 80, Marquette 66(12) Cincinnati 75, Richmond 48(13) Notre Dame 92, LSU 53(14) Minnesota 100, Alabama A&M 57(16) Texas A&M 98, …

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Gabby Douglas alleges she was abused by USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar

Joe Faraoni/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Yet another Olympic gymnast is claiming she was abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Following accusations of sexual abuse by gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Aly Raisman, their former teammate Gabby Douglas came forward Tuesday with her accusation. Douglas said in a statement Tuesday posted to Instagram that she had not previously spoken …

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Top NBA prospect has season-ending surgery

Annie Rice/ESPN Images(COLUMBIA, Mo.) — University of Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr.’s first college basketball season ended almost as soon as it began after the school announced he would undergo surgery for a back injury. In a tweet, the university said Porter underwent a microdiscectomy on the L3 and L4 spinal disks. His recovery is expected to take at least …

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AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge undergoes shoulder surgery

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge went under the knife Monday for an arthroscopic procedure on his left shoulder. The team announced the surgery in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon. The procedure involved “a loose-body removal and cartilage clean-up.” Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the surgery in Los Angeles. Although an exact timeline for recovery is still unknown, …

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Halladay performed low, fast maneuvers prior to fatal crash: NTSB

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In the moments before the fatal crash, Roy Halladay’s aircraft performed low, fast maneuvers, flying as close as 75 feet to houses on the shore, a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board stated. Halladay, 40, a retired Major League Baseball star pitcher, was killed in the Nov. 7 crash near Tampa, Florida. GPS …

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