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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/16/22

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2
NY Yankees 6, Baltimore 2
Boston 6, Houston 3
Toronto 6, Seattle 2
Texas 7, LA Angels 4
Chi White Sox 5, Kansas City 3
Minnesota 3, Oakland 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 8, Washington 2
Chi Cubs 9, Pittsburgh 0
Milwaukee 1, Atlanta 0
San Francisco 7, Colorado 6
L.A. Dodgers 5, Arizona 4
St. Louis at NY Mets (Postponed)

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Drew Brees tweets he 'may play football again' while discussing his future plans

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(NEW YORK) -- Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees created quite a stir Sunday night when he brought up the possibility of returning to the NFL in a tweet.

Addressing "speculation" from media outlets about his future, Brees, 43, said he is "currently undecided."

"I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids or all of the above," he tweeted. "I’ll let you know."

The 13-time Pro Bowl quarterback retired last March and worked as an NFL analyst for NBC this past season.

Dennis Allen, the head coach of the Saints, commented on Brees' tweet Monday.

"I think it was a comment made in jest, and we certainly haven't had any conversations in that regard," Allen told reporters.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/14/22

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

INTERLEAGUE
Houston 8, Washington 0
Seattle 8, NY Mets 7
Kansas City 8 Colorado 7

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tampa Bay 3, Toronto 0
Detroit 5, Baltimore 1
NY Yankees 5, Chi White Sox 1
Minnesota 3, Cleveland 1
Texas 7, Boston 1
LA Angels 4, Oakland 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Diego 7, Atlanta 3
Pittsburgh 1, Cincinnati 0
Milwaukee 7, Miami 3
Chicago Cubs 3, Arizona 2
LA Dodgers 5, Philadelphia 4
St. Louis 15, San Francisco 6

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Boston 109, Milwaukee 81 (Boston wins 4-3)
Dallas 123, Phoenix 90 (Dallas wins 4-3)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
NY Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT) (New York wins 4-3)
Calgary 3, Dallas 2  (OT) (Calgary wins 4-3)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Dallas 81, New York 71
Atlanta 85, Indiana 79

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
New England 2, Atlanta 2 (Tie)
Seattle 3, Minnesota 1

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/13/22

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

 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

 INTERLEAGUE
 Final  Houston       6  Washington   1
 Final  Seattle       2  N.Y. Mets    1
 Final  Kansas City  14  Colorado    10
   
 AMERICAN LEAGUE
 Final  Tampa Bay      5  Toronto             2
 Final  Detroit        4  Baltimore           2
 Final  Boston         7  Texas               1
 Final  N.Y. Yankees  10  Chicago White Sox   4
 Final  Minnesota     12  Cleveland           8
 Final  L.A. Angels    2  Oakland             0
  
 NATIONAL LEAGUE
 Final  Milwaukee       2  Miami          1
 Final  Cincinnati      8  Pittsburgh     2
 Final  San Diego      11  Atlanta        6
 Final  San Francisco   8  St. Louis      2
 Final  Arizona         4  Chicago Cubs   3
 Final  Philadelphia   12  L.A. Dodgers  10
 
 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
 Final  Boston        108  Milwaukee  95
 Final  Golden State  110  Memphis    96
 
 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
 Final  N-Y Rangers   5  Pittsburgh   3
 Final OT  Florida       4  Washington   3
 Final  Dallas        4  Calgary      2
 
 WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Dallas     94  Washington  86
 Final  Las Vegas  96  Atlanta     73
 Final OT  Indiana    92  New York    86
 

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WNBA star Brittney Griner's pre-trial detention in Russia extended as US works to negotiate her release

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(NEW YORK) -- Brittney Griner's pre-trial detention in Russia was extended by one month on Friday as the United States works to secure the WNBA star's freedom.

Alexander Boikov, Griner's lawyer, told ABC News that her pre-trail detention has been extended until June 18.

Russian media have reported that the U.S. and Russia are discussing the possibility of exchanging Griner for Victor Bout, a Russian arms dealer who was convicted in the U.S.

Boikov said he does not have any information on a possible exchange.

The State Department declined to comment to ABC News regarding the extension of Brittney Griner’s pre-trial detention, but confirmed that diplomats from the U.S. embassy in Moscow attended the hearing and were able to talk with her today.

Spokesperson Ned Price said that Griner “is doing as well as can be expected in these circumstances.”

“We are closely engaged on this case and in frequent contact with Ms. Griner’s legal team,” another department spokesperson added.

Previously, Griner met with a U.S. official from the consular office in Russia on March 24 amid a push from the U.S. to gain access to the WNBA star.

The extension of her detention comes one week after the U.S. State Department reclassified Griner as being “wrongfully detained” in Russia.

“The welfare and safety of U.S. citizens abroad is among the highest priorities of the U.S government. The Department of State has determined that the Russian Federation has wrongfully detained U.S. citizen Brittney Griner,” a department spokesperson told ABC News last week. “With this determination, the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens will lead the interagency team for securing Brittney Griner’s release.”

With this classification, the U.S. will now be more involved in negotiating for her freedom.

"Brittney has been detained for 75 days and our expectation is that the White House do whatever is necessary to bring her home," Griner's agent, Lindsay Kagawa Colas, said in a statement last week.

A State Department spokesperson told ABC News last week that the U.S. is "deeply concerned about our lack of consistent consular access to these U.S. citizens in recent months.”

“While the Government of Russia has allowed consular access in this instance, we continue to insist that they allow regular, timely consular access to all U.S. citizen detainees in Russia, including those in pre-trial detention. We take our responsibility to assist U.S. citizens seriously, and we will continue to press for fair and transparent treatment for all U.S. citizens when they are subject to legal processes overseas,” the spokesperson said.

Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was visiting Russia to play basketball off-season and was arrested in February at a Moscow area airport for allegedly having vape cartridges in her luggage that contained hashish oil -- an illegal substance in Russia.

She is facing drug charges with up to 10 years in prison, according to Russian media reports, and her pre-trial detention was extended in March to May 19.

Calls to free Griner escalated following the release of Marine veteran Trevor Reed last month, who was freed from Russian prison as part of a prisoner exchange.

Former Marine Paul Whelan has also been detained in Russia since 2019.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began one week after Griner was detained on Feb. 17. Some officials are concerned that Americans jailed in Russia could be used as leverage in the ongoing conflict.

The WNBA honored Griner with a floor decal bearing her initials and jersey number (42) on the sideline of all 12 WNBA teams as the 2022 season kicked off last Friday.

“As we begin the 2022 season, we are keeping Brittney at the forefront of what we do through the game of basketball and in the community,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement on Tuesday. “We continue to work on bringing Brittney home and are appreciative of the support the community has shown BG and her family during this extraordinarily challenging time.”

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/12/22

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Baltimore 3, St. Louis 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Oakland 5, Detroit 3
Houston 11, Minnesota 3
Houston 5, Minnesota 0
Texas 3, Kansas City 1
NY Yankees 15 Chicago White Sox 7

NATIONAL LEAGUE
NY Mets 4, Washington 1
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 0
Philadelphia 9, LA Dodgers 7

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Miami 99, Philadelphia 90 (Miami wins 4-2)
Dallas 113, Phoenix 86 (Series tied 3-3)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Boston 5, Carolina 2 (Series tied 3-3)
Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 (OT) (Series tied 3-3)
St. Louis 5, Minnesota 1 (St. Louis wins 4-2)
Edmonton 4, Los Angeles 2 (Series tied 3-3)

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/11/22

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Philadelphia 4, Seattle 2
Atlanta 5, Boston 3
St. Louis 10, Baltimore 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
NY Yankees 5, Toronto 3
Oakland 9, Detroit 0
Tampa Bay 4, LA Angels 2
Kansas City 8, Texas 2
Cleveland at Chi White Sox 2:10 p.m. (Postponed)
Houston at Minnesota 1:10 p.m. (Suspended)

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 5, LA Dodgers 3
Cincinnati 14, Milwaukee 11
Miami 11, Arizona 3
San Francisco 7, Colorado 1
Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego 5
Washington 8, NY Mets 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Milwaukee 110, Boston 107
Memphis 134, Golden State 95

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
NY Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 3
Florida 5, Washington 3
Calgary 3, Dallas 1

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Atlanta 77, Los Angeles 75
Chicago 83, New York 50
Phoenix 97, Seattle 77

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/10/22

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

INTERLEAGUE
Baltimore 5, St. Louis 3
Boston 9, Atlanta 4
Seattle 5, Philadelphia 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 6, Oakland 0
Oakland 4, Detroit 1
NY Yankees 6, Toronto 5
Houston 5, Minnesota 0
Chi White Sox 4, Cleveland 1
Texas 6, Kansas City 4
LA Angels 12, Tampa Bay 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
LA Dodgers 11, Pittsburgh 1
NY Mets 4, Washington 2
Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 4
San Diego 5, Chi Cubs 4
Arizona 9, Miami 3
San Francisco 9, Colorado 2

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Miami 120, Philadelphia 85 (Miami leads 3-2)
Phoenix 110, Dallas 80 (Phoenix leads 3-2)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Carolina 5, Boston 1 (Carolina leads 3-2)
Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 3 Toronto leads 3-2)
St. Louis 5, Minnesota 2 (St. Louis leads 3-2)
Los Angeles 5, Edmonton 4 (OT) (Los Angeles lead 3-2)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Indiana 82, Minnesota 76
Washington 89, Las Vegas 76

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/9/22

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Philadelphia 9, Seattle 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 6, Kansas City 1
NY Yankees 1, Texas 0
Final Oakland 2, Detroit 0
Cleveland 12, Chi White Sox 9
LA Angels 11, Tampa Bay 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 5, LA Dodgers 1
Cincinnati 10, Milwaukee 5
Chi Cubs 6, San Diego 0
Arizona 4, Miami 3
San Francisco 8, Colorado 5

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Boston 116, Milwaukee 108 (Milwaukee leads 2-1)
Golden State 101, Memphis 98 (Golden State leads 3-1)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Pittsburgh 7, NY Rangers 2 (Pittsburgh leads 3-1)
Florida 3, Washington 2 (OT) (Series tied 2-2)
Calgary 4, Dallas 1 (Series tied 2-2)
Colorado 5, Nashville 3 (Colorado wins 4-0)

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Former NBA player Adreian Payne shot to death in Orlando

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(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Adreian Payne, a former first-round NBA draft pick and star collegiate basketball player at Michigan State, was shot and killed early Monday in Orlando, Florida, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Payne was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks at No. 15 overall in 2014 and played for the Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves and Orlando Magic during a five-year NBA career.

He was 31 years old.

The former player was shot at a home in Orlando at about 1:30 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect shooter, Lawrence Dority, 29, stayed at the scene after the shooting and was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder, the sheriff's office said. He is being held at Orange County Jail.

The sheriff's office does not have a motive for the shooting.

Payne won over hearts during the 2014 NCAA Tournament by befriending a young girl fighting cancer named Lacey Holsworth. Payne met the 8-year-old, who was battling neuroblastoma, on a team visit to a local hospital several years earlier and struck up a friendship. When the Michigan State Spartans won the Big Ten title in 2014, Payne let her cut down the net.

Holsworth died of cancer on April 8, 2014 -- just three weeks after the Spartans won the conference title.

After his five years in the NBA, Payne had a successful career playing in Europe. The 6-foot-10 center played in Greece, China, France, Turkey and Lithuania. He won a Greek league title with powerhouse Panathinaikos in 2018 and French league team ASVEL in 2019. ASVEL posted a photo of him holding the championship trophy on Twitter and called the news "terribly shocking."

Payne played for Juventus Utena, in Lithuania, as recently as February.

"So sad to hear that former Michigan State star Adreian Payne passed away at the age of 31," ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas wrote on Twitter. "AP was an outstanding player for Tom Izzo, and befriended Lacey Holsworth through her battle with cancer. RIP Adreian Payne."

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, who was a teammate of Payne at Michigan State, posted several broken heart emojis on Monday morning.

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Report: Nuggets center Nikola Jokic to be named NBA’s MVP

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(NEW YORK) -- It appears Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic will be crowned NBA's Most Valuable Player for a second season in a row.

Sources tell ESPN the 27-year-old has been voted the league’s MVP, with a formal announcement expected later this week.

Jokic closed out the 2021-22 season averaging 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists per game, topping most of his stats from last year.

In total, he had 2,004 points, 1,019 rebounds and 584 assists this year, making him the first player in NBA history to get 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a season.

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Top moments from debut Formula One Miami Grand Prix

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(MIAMI) -- The Formula One expansion into the U.S. continued over the weekend with Miami's inaugural event.

Max Verstappen celebrated the first-ever win at the Miami Grand Prix as the city revved up with star-studded events.

Watch the weekend's top moments from Good Morning America:

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/8/22

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
LA Angels 5, Washington 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chi White Sox 3, Boston 2
NY Yankees 2, Texas 1
Cleveland 4, Toronto 3
Kansas City 6, Baltimore 4
Houston 5, Detroit 0
Minnesota 4, Oakland 3
Seattle 2, Tampa Bay 1
Texas 4, NY Yankees 2
Baltimore 4, Kansas City 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 3, NY Mets 2
NY Mets 6, Philadelphia 1
Atlanta 9, Milwaukee 2
Cincinnati 7, Pittsburgh 3
Final Arizona 4, Colorado 0
San Francisco 4, St. Louis 3
San Diego 3, Miami 2
LA Dodgers 7, Chi Cubs 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Dallas 111, Phoenix 101 (Series tied 2-2)
Philadelphia 116, Miami 108 (Series tied 2-2)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Boston 5, Carolina 2 (Series tied 2-2)
St. Louis 5, Minnesota 2 (Series tied 2-2)
Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 3 (Series tied 2-2)
Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 0 (Series tied 2-2)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Los Angeles 87, Indiana 77
Washington 78, Minnesota 66
Las Vegas 85, Seattle 74

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Vancouver 1, Toronto FC 0
Nashville 2, Real Salt Lake 0
LA Galaxy 1, Austin FC 0

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Formula 1 heads to Miami for the first time

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(MIAMI) -- Formula 1 fans are revving up for this weekend as the world’s most popular motor sport heads to Miami for the first time.

The Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix will take place on Sunday but fans can enjoy the action beginning on Friday, when racers descend on the track for practice laps. Then, on Saturday, qualifying events will be held to determine the starting order for Sunday’s big race.

But having a front seat to the action will cost you -- tickets are going for up to $10,000.

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo was on the track Friday to preview the race and what fans can expect from the Grand Prix:

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/5/22

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE
LA Angels 8, Boston 0
Cleveland 6, Toronto 5
Baltimore 5, Minnesota 3
Houston 3, Detroit 2
Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Milwaukee 10, Cincinnati 5
Colorado 9, Washington 7
NY Mets 8, Philadelphia 7
San Diego 2, Miami 1
St. Louis 7, San Francisco 1

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
NY Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 2
Florida 5, Washington 1
Dallas 2, Calgary 0
Colorado 2, Nashville 1 (OT)

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