Scoreboard roundup -- 12/7/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:

Indiana 128, Milwaukee 119
LA Lakers 133, New Orleans 89

Vancouver 2, Minnesota 0
New Jersey 2 Seattle 1
Toronto 4, Ottawa 3
Buffalo 3, Boston 1
San Jose 6, Detroit 5 (OT)
Los Angeles 4, Montreal 0
NY Islanders 7, Columbus 3
Nashville 5, Tampa Bay 1
Dallas 5 Washington 4 (SO)
Final Chicago 1 Anaheim 0
Winnipeg 4, Colorado 2
Philadelphia 4, Arizona 1
Calgary 3, Carolina 2

New England 21, Pittsburgh 18

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Robbie Gould, 10th all-time in scoring, retires from NFL

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(NEW YORK) -- Former San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday in a story written for The Players' Tribune.

"Now, although football has been a really great part of my life for the past 18 years, it is with the utmost regard and appreciation that I officially announce my retirement from the National Football League," he wrote.

Gould, 40, ranks 10th in league history in points scored (1,961) and eighth in field goals made (447). His 86.4% career success rate on his field goal attempts is ninth all time.

Gould was one of the first free agents signed by the San Francisco 49ers after coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch took over in 2017. Since then, he remained one of the most consistent kickers in the NFL and became one of the league's all-time leading scorers.

"It didn't take more than two words to convince me that I wanted to play in that city," he wrote. "Kyle. Shanahan. His personal talent as arguably the best coach in the business, combined with that offense? I had zero hesitation about wanting to be a part of that culture. San Francisco may not have had the best record at the time, but the thought of what that team could become from a long-term perspective was impressive to me."

Last season, Gould was 27-of-32 on field goals and 50-of-51 on extra points on his way to moving into second place in field goals (161) and fourth in scoring (704) in Niners history.

He also was clutch in the playoffs throughout his career, making all 29 field goal attempts, including eight in 2022, and 39 PATs.

He wrote that his most memorable kick came in a playoff game at the Green Bay Packers in January 2022, when he kicked a 45-yard field goal with four seconds left to lift the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game.

"We didn't win it all or even make it to the Super Bowl that season, but, man, that one felt good. I've always had a healthy respect for the Packers and that fierce Bears-Packers rivalry. More than anything, though, I just absolutely love Bears fans," he wrote. "So, to hit a huge kick like that, on the big stage, to continue my streak of never missing a kick in the playoffs and to also make all of Chicago happy in the process by taking down its rival? It was the best of both worlds."

The Niners used the franchise tag on Gould in 2019, but the 49ers drafted kicker Jake Moody in the third round, moving on from their longtime kicker in favor of the rookie.

Before signing with San Francisco, Gould spent 10 seasons with the Bears and one season with the New York Giants. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2006. He is the Bears' all-time leading scorer with 1,207 points.

"From start to finish, I loved everything about my time in Chicago," Gould wrote for The Players' Tribune. "... We had some deep playoff runs, and we made a ton of memories. The McCaskey family gave me the opportunity to live out my childhood dream, and it was an honor to play for them. Ultimately, I hope that we made Bears fans proud. They deserve it."

Gould added that Chicago "became my home." It's where he met his wife, and they have raised their three children in the city.

"My favorite team has been waiting for me at home to join them full-time -- no contract needed. I'm excited to be more present with my family and to focus all of my attention on what matters to me outside of football. For the longest time, my career has naturally filled my schedule, and my wife has taken the reins at home. My oldest is 10 years old, and I've been away from him for large chunks of nine years. My younger two boys are eight and five. For most of their lives, Dad hasn't been fully present. So, without interruption, I'm ready for this next stage of life," he wrote.

ESPN's Nick Wagoner contributed to this report.


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Scoreboard roundup -- 12/6/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:

Memphis 116, Detroit 102
Philadelphia 131, Washington 126
Cleveland 121, Orlando 111
Minnesota 102, San Antonio 94
Brooklyn 114, Atlanta 113
Houston 110, Oklahoma City 101
Chicago 111, Charlotte 100
Dallas 147, Utah 97
LA Clippers 111, Denver 102
Golden State 110, Portland 106
Miami 112, Toronto 103

Tampa Bay 3, Pittsburgh 1
Florida 5, Dallas 4
Vegas 6, St. Louis 3
Edmonton 6, Carolina 1

Houston 75, Rice 39
Marquette 86, Texas 65
Colorado St. 90, Denver 80
Miami 97, LIU 49
Texas A&M 89, DePaul 64
Clemson 72, South Carolina 67

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Scoreboard roundup -- 12/5/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:

Milwaukee 146, New York 122
LA Lakers 106, Phoenix 103

Ottawa 6, NY Rangers 2
Los Angeles 4 Columbus 3 (OT)
Detroit 5, Buffalo 3
San Jose 5, NY Islanders 4 (OT)
Nashville 4, Chicago 3 (SO)
Colorado 3, Anaheim 2
Minnesota 5, Calgary 2
New Jersey 6, Vancouver 5

Kansas 88, UMKC 69
UConn 87, North Carolina 76
Baylor 78, Seton Hall 60
Gonzaga 111, Ark.-Pine Bluff 71
Illinois 98, FAU 89
BYU 96, Evansville 55
Tennessee 87, George Mason 66
Oklahoma 72, Providence 51
Wisconsin 70, Michigan St. 57
Grand Canyon 79, San Diego St. 73

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Scoreboard roundup -- 12/4/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:

Indiana 122, Boston 112
New Orleans 127, Sacramento 117

Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1 (OT)
Tampa Bay 4, Dallas 0
Montreal 4, Seattle 2
Winnipeg 2, Carolina 1
Arizona 6, Washington 0
St. Louis 2, Vegas 1 (OT)

Cincinnati 34, Jacksonville 31 (OT)

Purdue 87, Iowa 68

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Scoreboard roundup -- 12/3/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:

Minnesota 4, Chicago 1
NY Rangers 6, San Jose 5
Boston 3, Columbus 1
Nashville 2, Buffalo 1
Los Angeles 4, Colorado 1

Arizona 24, Pittsburgh 10
Atlanta 13, NY Jets 8
Detroit 33, New Orleans 28
Houston 22, Denver 17
Indianapolis 31 Tennessee 28 (OT)
LA Chargers 6, New England 0
Miami 45, Washington 15
Tampa Bay 21, Carolina 18
Final LA Rams 36, Cleveland 19
San Francisco 42, Philadelphia 19
Green Bay 27, Kansas City 19

Creighton 89, Nebraska 60
Southern U. 60, Mississippi St. 59
James Madison 130, Keystone 59

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NFL star Von Miller turns himself in after arrest warrant issued in domestic violence case: Police

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(DALLAS) -- NFL star Von Miller turned himself in to police Thursday after an arrest warrant was issued for the Buffalo Bills linebacker on a domestic violence charge, Texas authorities said.

Miller, 34, was booked into the DeSoto Tri-City Jail, the Glenn Heights police station confirmed to ABC News.

A warrant for Miller's arrest on the charge of assault on a pregnant person was issued out of Dallas County on Wednesday.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Miller and his partner had a verbal argument on Wednesday around 10:40 a.m. local time. Miller allegedly shoved and pushed the woman while she attempted to leave a Dallas apartment, according to the affidavit.

Miller is also accused of pulling the woman by her hair and placing his hands around her neck, according to the affidavit.

The woman said she would call the police, at which point Miller left the apartment, according to the affidavit. Police said they responded to a "major disturbance" at the residence around 11:45 a.m. local time.

The complainant, who is six weeks pregnant, had minor abrasions on her left hand and bruising to her neck, according to the affidavit.

Miller, a two-time Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP, has been in the NFL since 2011. The DeSoto, Texas-native previously played for the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Rams, before joining the Bills last year.

In a statement to ABC Dallas affiliate WFAA, the Bills said: "This morning, we were made aware of an incident involving Von Miller. We are in the process of gathering more information and will have no further comment at this point."

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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/30/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:

Portland 103, Cleveland 95
Charlotte 129, Brooklyn 128
New York 118, Detroit 112
Miami 142, Indiana 132
Minnesota 101, Utah 90
Oklahoma City 133, LA Lakers 110
Atlanta 137, San Antonio 135
Final OT Chicago 120, Milwaukee 113 (OT)
Golden State 120, LA Clippers 114

Pittsburgh 4, Tampa Bay 2
Detroit 5, Chicago 1
Florida 5, Montreal 1
Boston 3, San Jose 0
Toronto 4 Seattle 3 (SO)
New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 3 (OT)
NY Islanders 5, Carolina 4 (OT)
Final Edmonton 3, Winnipeg 1
St. Louis 6, Buffalo 4
Minnesota 6, Nashville 1
Calgary 4, Dallas 3 (OT)
Arizona 4, Colorado 3 (OT)
Vegas 4, Vancouver 1
Washington 5, Anaheim 4

Dallas 41, Seattle 35

FAU 83, Liberty 58
Creighton 79, Oklahoma St. 65
Texas 77, Texas St. 58
Oklahoma 107, Ark.-Pine Bluff 86

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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/29/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:

LA Lakers 133, Detroit 107
Orlando 139, Washington 120
Toronto 112, Phoenix 105
Memphis 105, Utah 91
New Orleans 124, Philadelphia 114
Denver 134, Houston 124
LA Clippers 131, Sacramento 117

Montreal 4, Columbus 2
NY Rangers 3, Detroit 2
Washington 2, Los Angeles 1

Arkansas 80, Duke 75
North Carolina 100, Tennessee 92
Virginia 59, Texas A&M 47
Saint Joseph's 78, Villanova 65
Colorado St. 88, Colorado 83
James Madison 81, Buffalo 66

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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/28/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:

Sacramento 124, Golden State 123
Boston 124, Chicago 97
New York 115, Charlotte 91
Cleveland 128, Atlanta 105
Brooklyn 115, Toronto 103
Milwaukee 131, Miami 124
Minnesota 106, Oklahoma City 103
Dallas 121, Houston 115

New Jersey 5, NY Islanders 4
Toronto 2, Florida 1 (OT)
Carolina 4, Philadelphia 1
Minnesota 3 St. Louis 1
Nashville 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)
Dallas 2, Winnipeg 0
Chicago 4, Seattle 3
Arizona 3, Tampa Bay 1
Edmonton 5, Vegas 4 (SO)
Vancouver 3, Anaheim 1

Purdue 99, Texas Southern 67
Marquette 93, Southern U. 56
Kansas 71, E. Illinois 63
Kentucky 95, Miami 73
Baylor 108, Nicholls 70
Gonzaga 81, CS Bakersfield 65
Georgia Tech 67, Mississippi St. 59
Clemson 85, Alabama 77

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California School for the Deaf Riverside football team secures second consecutive State Championship title

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(NEW YORK) -- After overcoming obstacles and facing a 14-0 deficit early in the game, the California School for the Deaf in Riverside’s football team secured their second consecutive win in the Southern Section CIF state championship.

"This is surreal. It was shocking…Generally speaking, it's very, very hard to win that championship game two years in a row," coach Keith Adams, told ABC News through an ASL translator.

The Cubs players and coaches use American Sign Language to communicate.

The team secured a 54-42 victory claiming the championship title which they described as nothing less than a miracle. The team celebrated their win with a parade held by the school.

The victory held significance for many players on the team. Adams, and Jeremias Valencia, CSDR athletic director, told ABC News the team dealt with multiple injuries throughout the season while also getting adjusted to the departure of their previous teammates who graduated.

"I had never experienced that in all my years of coaching to have so many injuries in such a short period of time," said Adams.

Adams said the injuries and the new lineups worked in the team’s favor as he was able to discover the strengths of the other players.

Despite the injuries and the doubts they faced it was the team’s unity that allowed them to persevere through these challenges.

"Many of these students have known each other since they were in kindergarten. They've played not just football but a lot of sports together," Valencia told ABC News through an ASL interpreter.

Wins like these help to keep the players inspired, and helps to build their confidence, Adams said.

"So, these wins show them that they can believe in themselves, that they can do things, that they can achieve certain things," he said. "And so for that, it's been quite inspiring to see that positive result on the students."

Talking about what’s next for the team, Adams said they have already started preparing for the championships next year.

Adams said he tells the players to go out there and have fun as they cannot win all the time.

"In life, that's going to happen, you're not always going to win, and you have to be prepared for those losses," he said.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/27/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:

Denver 113, LA Clippers 104
Philadelphia 138, LA Lakers 94
Washington 126, Detroit 107
Portland 114, Indiana 110
Utah 114, New Orleans 112

San Jose 2, Washington 1
Buffalo 5, NY Rangers 1
Columbus 5, Boston 2
Florida 5, Ottawa 0
Colorado 4, Tampa Bay 1
Calgary 2, Vegas 1 (OT)

Chicago 12, Minnesota 10

UConn 84, New Hampshire 64

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LeBron James museum opens up in Akron, Ohio


(AKRON, Ohio) -- LeBron James was back in Cleveland Saturday night as James' Los Angeles Lakers defeated his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Still, the Cavaliers paid tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers forward who in February set the record for most career points in NBA history, toppling Hall of Famer and fellow Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

"It's very special. To be a kid of Akron, I grew up 30 miles south of here and to be able to be drafted here and spend my first seven years here and then come back for four more years and do some special things that the franchise had never seen," James said. "When I [was] drafted, I said, I wanted to [light] this place up like Vegas, so I feel I did a decent job of doing that while I was here for my 11 years."

The nostalgic tribute came as James reached another milestone: The LeBron James Family Foundation opened the LeBron James museum, named LeBron James’ Home Court, in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday. The museum offers a glimpse into the life and career of the perennial NBA all-star. James hosted his Lakers teammates at the museum for a walkthrough of the exhibition.

In the heart of James’ hometown, museumgoers will first embark on an immersive multimedia experience where they will enter a recreation of James' childhood apartment in the Spring Hill neighborhood of Akron. The room will be furnished with items from the 20-year NBA veteran’s past.

As fans continue through the exhibit, iconic jerseys from James' career are on display including James’ McDonald’s All-American jersey, once donned by a high school James as he captured the country’s attention as America’s top talent. Further inside is the all-white suit James wore at the 2003 draft, where he was chosen by his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the No. 1 overall pick.

Fans of James will then follow the burgeoning star through his early playing days on the Cavs and to his highly publicized decision to sign with the Miami Heat. Through multimedia and game-worn sneakers and apparel, visitors will relive the championships he has won in South Beach, Cleveland and Los Angeles.

Guests will also be taken through James' off-the-court efforts to give back to his community. The exhibit will feature a timeline of his foundation’s evolution from a Bike-A-thon in 2009 to the launch of his I PROMISE education program in 2018.

All ticket proceeds will go straight back into his foundation, where it will be distributed to I PROMISE students, parents, educators and family members, the Lebron James Family Foundation said.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/26/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:

Milwaukee 108, Portland 102
Boston 113, Atlanta 103
Minnesota 119, Memphis 97
Orlando 130, Charlotte 117
Phoenix 116, New York 113
Brooklyn 118, Chicago 109
Cleveland 105, Toronto 102
Denver 132, San Antonio 120

Detroit 4, Minnesota 1
St. Louis 4, Chicago 2
Carolina 3, Columbus 2
Nashville 3, Winnipeg 2
Edmonton 8, Anaheim 2

Atlanta 24, New Orleans 15
Indianapolis 27, Tampa Bay 20
Jacksonville 24, Houston 21
NY Giants 10, New England 7
Pittsburgh 16, Cincinnati 10
Tennessee 17, Carolina 10
Denver 29, Cleveland 12
LA Rams 37, Arizona 14
Kansas City 31, Las Vegas 17
Philadelphia 37, Buffalo 34 (OT)
Baltimore 20, LA Chargers 10

Texas A&M 73, Iowa St. 69
Texas 86, Wyoming 63
Colorado 85, Iona 68
FAU 84, Virginia Tech 50

Houston 1, Sporting Kansas City 0
Los Angeles FC 1, Seattle 0

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Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs talks love of space, giving back and his parents going viral

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Joshua Dobbs' debut as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback was anything but ordinary.

On Nov. 5, he took the field just days after being traded to the team because the first two quarterbacks were injured. He hadn't yet learned the names of his fellow players, the Vikings playbook or even where he should suit up.

Still, he excelled, throwing two touchdowns and running for another.

In a new sit-down with ABC's Martha Raddatz for "This Week," Dobbs, a scholar with an aerospace engineering degree and a perfect 4.0, talked about his journey, how he gives back and what he's planning to do after football.

"I quickly learned I love sports, but I also loved aviation," Dobbs said in the interview. "I love math and science. And so that's kind of where the beginning of the aerospace background began when I was younger. You know, I got to school, I said I want to do something I'm good at and something that I like and interested in. And so, when I was trying to figure out what to study, aerospace engineering really knocked out both buckets."

Dobbs credits his parents, Stephanie and Robert, for nurturing his passions, although they keep their own well under wraps.

After images of the pair at his football games went viral, Dobbs reposted an Instagram with the caption "Josh Dobbs' parents still wish he worked for NASA." (He was previously an extern with the space agency.)

"They are very stoic on camera. I need a little more energy out of them, I can't lie," Dobbs told Raddatz.

"A little smile, you know, maybe like hand up, a cheer, a high five, something," he added. "So we're working, we're practicing. We're working on it."

What Dobbs is working on when not playing football is introducing kids to science, technology, engineering and math through his foundation, the ASTROrdinary Dobbs Foundation.

"I'm able to show kids that are extremely interested in sports that you can also have other passions off the field, off the court, outside of, you know, your hobbies and sport," Dobbs said. "You can have other passions in your studies, and STEM is a tremendous field."

Though he's focused fully on this football season, he said he is also making plans for what comes next.

"My future dream is to have my pilot's license. And then from there, you know, get into the engineering world. I think there's some tremendous opportunities, obviously, in space," Dobbs said.

Just how out of this world is he thinking?

"I'm still trying to figure out if being astronaut, going to space, is in my cards," he said, "but I think it'll be pretty cool."

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