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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Here are the latest scores from today's sports events:
 
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Cleveland     104  Orlando    103
 Final  Philadelphia   89  Boston      80
 Final  Houston       116  Minnesota   98
 Final  Portland      100  Indiana     86
    
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

 Final OT  New Jersey     4  Washington      3
 Final SO  Columbus       2  Dallas          1
 Final OT  Philadelphia   3  Toronto         2
 Final  Boston         5  N-Y Islanders   2
 Final  St. Louis      4  Ottawa          1
 Final  N-Y Rangers    4  Buffalo         3
 Final  Vegas          4  Tampa Bay       1
 Final SO  Nashville      3  Arizona         2
 Final  Colorado       5  San Jose        3
 Final  Pittsburgh     3  L.A. Kings      1
 
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

 Final  (2) Virginia         64  Georgia Tech    48
 Final  Saint Mary's (Cal)   74  (13) Gonzaga    71
 Final  Nebraska             72  (23) Michigan   52

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Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images for Hilton(NEW YORK) -- USA Gymnastics on Thursday announced that it will cut ties with the Karolyi Ranch, the training ground for the country's elite gymnasts and one of the sites where former team doctor Larry Nassar sexually assaulted gymnasts.

"It has been my intent to terminate this agreement since I began as president and CEO in December," said Kerry Perry. "Our most important priority is our athletes, and their training environment must reflect this."

"We have cancelled next week's training camp for the U.S. women's national team," Perry added. "We are exploring alternative sites to host training activities and camps until a permanent location is determined."

Gold medalist Simone Biles has said in recent days that Nassar abused her at the Karolyi ranch, and questioned why she should return there to train.

"It is impossibly difficult to relive these experiences and it breaks my heart even more to think that as I work towards my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused," Biles wrote.

Nassar pleaded guilty to 10 counts of criminal sexual conduct in November. More than 150 women have accused him of assault.

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Moussa81/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) -- After his team's loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL playoffs, New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead has learned how "ridiculous" Vikings fans are.

Through Thursday morning, Vikings fans had donated more than $150,000 to Morstead's "What You Give Will Grow" charity, the latest in a string of NFL fan bases showing appreciation for opposing players.

A Vikings fan on Reddit apparently suggested that donations should be made to Morstead's charity out of respect for how the punter gutted through Sunday's game with torn cartilage in his ribs. Morstead even came out on the final play to line up at defensive tackle on the two-point conversion kneel-down after Minnesota's stunning touchdown in the final seconds.

Earlier this week, Morstead said he would return to Minnesota to personally deliver a check to the state's Child Life Program. He now says he will do so during the week before the Super Bowl.

"I'm totally blown away," Morstead said in a video posted to Twitter. "That's a group effort, and it's gonna affect everyone in your community in a positive way."

Similar donation sprees have happened in recent weeks, with Buffalo Bills fans sending more than $300,000 to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton after he led his team to a win that helped Buffalo earn a playoff berth. Bengals fans later donated money to Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles' charity after he eliminated their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, from the playoffs.

"It's very cool," Morstead said Tuesday. "I wish they were all bitter today because we had won. But it's nice to see people doing nice things."

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Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- She was not present in the courtroom but Olympic gymnastics star McKayla Maroney's words rang powerful and clear to the former doctor she says molested her at the age of 13.

Maroney, a multiple Olympic gold medalist and member of the famed "Fierce Five" at the 2012 London Olympic games, allowed her victim impact statement to be read Thursday morning by a prosecutor in Ingram County Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan, where former USA Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar is facing punishment for molesting multiple young girls and women.

"I was told to trust him, that he would treat my injuries and make it possible for me to achieve my Olympic dreams," she said of Nassar.

"Dr. Nassar told me that I was receiving 'medically necessary treatment' that he had been performing on patients for over 30 years," Maroney said in her statement. "As it turned out, much to my demise, Dr. Nassar was not a doctor and, in fact, was and forever shall be a child molester, a monster human being. End of story."

She said Nassar began abusing her while she was attending her first National Team training camp in Texas.

"He abused my trust. He abused my body and he left scars on my psyche that may never go away," Maroney said.

 She claimed Nassar sexually abused her repeatedly for years until she left the sport.

"It seemed whenever and wherever this man could find the chance, I was 'treated,'" she said. "It happened in London before my team won the gold medal and it happened before I won my silver medal."

She recalled being summoned to Nassar's hotel room one night for treatment.

"I thought I was going to die that night," she said. "Because the National Team training camp did not allow parents to be present, my mom and dad were unable to observe what Nassar was doing, and this has imposed a terrible and undeserved burden of guilt on my whole family."

She asked Judge Rosemarie Aquilina to give Nassar the maximum sentence, which could be up to 120 years in prison.

"Larry Nassar deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, not only because of what he did to me, my teammates and so many other little girls," Maroney said. "He needs to be behind bars so he will never prey upon another child."

Nassar pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting seven girls, but Aquilina is allowing many more victims to speak in court. At least 103 are expected to address the court before the four-day hearing is over on Friday.

The disgraced doctor has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges. He has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 100 women and girls in civil lawsuits.

Olympic medalists Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Jamie Dantzscher and Simone Biles have all said they've been molested by Nassar.

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Leah Willig(LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.) -- Asher Willig isn't even two-years-old yet and he's already a bit of a baseball phenomenon -- to his family and to those watching his batting videos anyway.

From the living room to the batting cage, Asher, 22 months, has a knack for swinging a bat.

"This little babe's been obsessed with baseball since he could walk ... He doesn't watch cartoons," his mother, Leah Willig, told ABC News. "He watches baseball."

His Lawrenceville, Georgia family said that he'd learned it all from his father, Cory Willig, who played in the independent league for four years.

Cory Willig played with a different team every year, most recently in Plattsburg, New York. Now he works at a baseball training facility, where Asher practices his swing.

At 13 months, Asher started swinging the bat, hitting off the Ts. Now, he runs.

"You can tell, he's even excited if he hears the word 'baseball,'" Cory Willig said.

Leah Willig said Asher still doesn't seem to realize how good he is.

And, she said it's a surprise, still, to she and Cory Willig every time they see their little boy swing.

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ABC News(INGRAM COUNTRY, Mich.) -- Thomas Brennan planned to stand in silent support Wednesday at the side of a gymnast he once coached as she faced down in a Michigan courtroom the man who molested her when she was a young girl -- former Olympic doctor Larry Nassar.

But when Nassar, sitting just feet away in Ingram County Circuit Court in Lansing, refused to look at Gwen Anderson as she spoke, Brennan couldn't remain silent.

"Look at her," Brennan ordered, staring coldly at Nassar.

When Anderson finished recalling the depravity she underwent in Nassar's examination room, Brennan lashed out again, telling the former USA Olympic gymnastics team doctor, "For the record, go to hell."

As he turned to escort Anderson back to her seat, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina stopped Brennan and asked if he had anything else to say. He did.

"I have a different relationship with Larry from the standpoint that I was a coach for many years," said Brennan, an exercise physiologist. "When I graduated from grad school he was an adviser of mine. He's been a mentor of mine. I've done clinics with him for years in the past. And I've also sent well over a hundred kids to him over the years."

After pausing briefly to regain his composure, Brennan added, "So the guilt I feel for that is hard to fathom."

The courtroom drama came on the second of a four-day sentencing hearing for Nassar, who for years molested young female athletes in his examination room under the pretense that he was conducting valid medical procedures.

Nassar pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting seven girls, but Judge Aquilina is allowing many more victims to speak in court.

The disgraced doctor has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges. He has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 125 women and girls in civil lawsuits.

Among the young women who say they were molested by Nassar are Olympic medalists Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas and Jamie Dantzscher. Four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles said on Monday that she, too, was sexually abused by Nassar.

Prosecutors plan to call at least 103 of 125 victims to give victim impact statements against Nassar, who is also a former Michigan State University sports doctor. But more could be added to the list. After the first day of the hearing, three additional victims contacted prosecutors to request to speak.

A day after nearly two dozen victims spoke out, more appeared in court Wednesday to asked Aquilina to give Nassar the maximum sentence of up to 125 years in prison.

Among those who spoke Wednesday, were:

-- Amanda Thomashow, who said Nassar molested her in 2014 when she went to see him about hip and back pain. She said she initially saw Nassar as a "hero doctor in town," someone she thought would help heal her injuries.

"That man was no hero, he was a villain," said Thomashow, one day after her 17-year-old sister, Jessica, stood at the same podium and explained how Nassar molested her when she was 9 years old.

"He was so smooth and so calculated at that appointment ... and then he sexually assaulted me," said Thomashow, a former Michigan State University student.

"I knew that he had abused me. I reported it. Michigan State University, the school I loved and trusted, had the audacity to tell me that I did not understand the difference between sexual assault and a medical procedure," she said. "The master manipulator took advantage of his title, he abused me and when I found the strength to talk about what happened, I was ignored and my voice was silenced."

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon attended the court hearing Wednesday, but would not address charges by Thomashow and other victims that the school enabled Nassar.

"This is their stories and their lived experiences with their words, and I'm not going to challenge those words because it's important for them to say those words today in their own way," Simon told reporters outside the courtroom. "This is not the place for that conversation and I won't be engaged in that here. They'll be another time and place to do that."

-- Gina Nichols, a registered nurse, spoke on behalf of her daughter, Maggie, now a student at the University of Oklahoma, who was molested when she was 13 or 14 by Nassar.

"You disgrace yourself by calling yourself a doctor to the medical community," said Nichols, adding that her husband is a practicing physician.

"A real doctor helps heal, he doesn't hurt," Nichols said. "You actually are not a real doctor. You're a serial child molester, a pedophile."

-- Jeanette Antolin, a former gymnast, said Nassar at first manipulated her into believing he was a good guy before sexually abusing her.

"Little did I know that behind his good guy façade, there was a monster preying on innocent victims such as myself," Antolin said. "He robbed a good portion of my gymnastics experience but not just from me, from countless women."

Speaking directly to Nassar, she said, "As you sit behind bars, I pray that you are tormented by the very memory of the words spoken to you by all us brave women standing here today."

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33ft/iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- A longtime Jacksonville Jaguars fan with stage 4 cancer will get to see his team play this weekend when the New England Patriots host the Jaguars.

Eric "Mitch" Mitchell, 50, was told by his doctors that he has about four months to live, ABC affiliate WJXX reported.

His dream is to see the Jags play in the Super Bowl -- but in the meantime the team is giving him tickets to next best thing: the AFC Championship game this Sunday, according to WJXX. Friends helped his dream come true by raising funds for a hotel and a plane ticket to the big game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Mitchell, a lifelong Jacksonville resident who's been married for 28 years and has four daughters and six grandchildren, isn't daunted by his prognosis.

"Hey, God just gave me a bus ticket. I just now have to wait for that bus to come,” he told WJXX.

Kickoff is at 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday.



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Photo by Antonio Hernandez / ESPN Images(SAN ANTONIO) -- San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is being put back on the shelf indefinitely, the team announced, as Leonard continues to recover from a  quadriceps issue.  

The team announced during training camp that Leonard would miss the preseason with right quadriceps teninopathy. His recovery took longer than initially expected, causing him to miss the first 27 games of the season.

Since then, Leonard has played in just nine game -- scoring 16.2 points in 23.3 minutes per game.

On Wednesday, Spurs general manager RC Buford said Leonard "has made significant progress and continues to move forward in his rehabilitation." Still, Buford said, allowing Leonard to sit out for a while "is the best approach for the next steps in his return to play."

Sources told ESPN that Leonard did not experience a setback.

Even without Leonard, considered an MVP candidate before the season, the Spurs are in third place in the Western Conference, with a record of 29-16.

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Chris Coduto/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Washington State University quarterback who started in the Holiday Bowl last month was found dead in his apartment Tuesday from an apparent suicide, police said.

On Tuesday at about 4:30 p.m., police officers in Pullman, Washington, responded to an apartment after a player missed football practice, the Pullman Police Department said.

Inside, 21-year-old Tyler Hilinski, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, was found dead with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head, police said.

A rifle was found next to him, police said, and a suicide note was also recovered.

Authorities and the Whitman County Coroner’s Office are investigating "to confirm the suspected cause and manner of death," police said.

"We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler’s passing. He was an incredible young man and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it. The entire WSU community mourns as thoughts and prayers go out to his family," Washington State head football coach Mike Leach said.

WSU interim Athletic Director John Johnson said in a statement, "Tyler was a tremendous individual, great friend and teammate, and he will be deeply missed. Our hearts go out to his family and friends."

Johnson said on Tuesday night the football team was brought together and told the news.

"There, they were met by campus and department counseling and psychological services, including athletics' on-staff clinical psychologist and a licensed mental health counselor, along with WSU Athletic medical team," he said. "The university will continue to coordinate and provide ongoing counseling care for all student-athletes as long as needed."

The Pac-12 Conference tweeted, "The entire Pac-12 joins the @WSUCougars in mourning the loss of football student-athlete Tyler Hilinski. Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and the WSU community."

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Supermodel Chrissy Teigen offered on Tuesday to pay a fine imposed on Olympic gold medal gymnast McKayla Maroney if she wanted to speak at former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s Tuesday sentencing due to a non-disclosure agreement Maroney had signed. USA Gymnastics later said they would revoke the NDA and allow Maroney to speak if she wanted.

“The entire principle of this should be fought- an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers,” wrote Teigen in a tweet on Tuesday. She also wrote that she would be “honored” to pay the fine.

ABC News previously reported about Maroney’s NDA, which was part of the terms of a settlement with USA Gymnastics in 2016. The NDA stated that if Maroney said anything about Nassar's abuse, she could be fined $100,000 or more, according to her lawyer John Manly.

Maroney responded to Teigen on Tuesday evening in a statement through Manly, saying, “I’m shocked by your generosity, and I just want you to know how much hope your words bring to all of us! I just can’t get over the fact that someone I don’t personally know is sticking up for me, let alone a strong women that I’ve looked up to for years!”

Late Tuesday, USA Gymnastics said they would not seek money from Maroney if she chose to offer her testimony in court. A statement reads, “USA Gymnastics encourages McKayla and anyone who has been abused to speak out. USA Gymnastics remains focused on our highest priority -– the safety, health and well-being of our athletes and creating a culture that empowers and supports them.”

Several victims of Nassar confronted him in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday, telling him how he robbed them of their childhoods by using his position as a star physician to allege he sexually assaulted them and scarred them for life.

Prosecutors said they have scheduled 98 of 125 victims to address the court over the next four days. All of the women said they were molested by Nassar, and about 20 addressed the court over a span of eight hours on Tuesday.

It was unclear whether Maroney would now testify.

Maroney won a gold medal as part of the women's gymnastic team in 2012, and was an individual medalist on vault, winning silver. Fellow star gymnasts Simone Biles and Maroney teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas have also come forward to say they were abused by Nassar.

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