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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events:

NATIONAL LEAGUE
L.A. Dodgers 5, Milwaukee 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Toronto 117, Washington 113
Indiana 132, Brooklyn 112
Philadelphia 116, Orlando 115
Boston 103, N.Y. Knicks 101
Detroit 118, Chicago 116
Charlotte 113, Miami 112
Dallas 140, Minnesota 136
Denver 119, Phoenix 91
Portland 121, San Antonio 108
Houston 124, L.A. Lakers 115

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Colorado 3, Carolina 1
Philadelphia 5, New Jersey 2
Buffalo 5, L.A. Kings 1
Winnipeg 5, Arizona 3
St. Louis 4, Toronto 1
Chicago 4, Columbus 1
OT Ottawa 4, Montreal 3
OT Detroit 4, Florida 3
OT Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 4
Nashville 3, Edmonton 0
OT Vancouver 2, Boston 1
Vegas 3, Anaheim 1
San Jose 4, N.Y. Islanders 1

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
(1) Alabama 58, Tennessee 21
Purdue 49, (2) Ohio St. 20
(3) Clemson 41, (16) NC State 7
(5) LSU 19, (22) Mississippi St. 3
(6) Michigan 21, (24) Michigan St. 7
(9) Oklahoma 52, TCU 27
(10) UCF 37, East Carolina 10
(25) Washington St. 34, (12) Oregon 20
(14) Kentucky 14, Vanderbilt 7
(15) Washington 27, Colorado 13
(18) Penn St. 33, Indiana 28
(19) Iowa 23, Maryland 0
OT Temple 24, (20) Cincinnati 17
(21) South Florida 38, UConn 30
(23) Wisconsin 49, Illinois 20

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Milwaukee 7, L.A. Dodgers 2

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Charlotte 120, Orlando 88
Brooklyn 107, N.Y. Knicks 105
Minnesota 131, Cleveland 123
Toronto 113, Boston 101
New Orleans 149, Sacramento 129
Memphis 131, Atlanta 117
Milwaukee 118, Indiana 101
Golden State 124, Utah 123
L.A. Clippers 108, Oklahoma City 92

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
SO Florida 6, Washington 5
Minnesota 3, Dallas 1
Nashville 5, Calgary 3

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Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Browns are trading running back Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Hyde has rushed for 382 yards and five touchdown through Cleveland's first six games. He will now help fill a hole for a Jacksonville team that has been without its star running back Leonard Fournette for much of the season.

Fournette has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. It will be the third consecutive game Fournette will not play.

The move will give Browns rookie running back Nick Chubb more opportunities to show his talent. Chubb has tallied 173 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 carries this season.

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Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- After a hot start, LeBron James' first game as a Los Angeles Laker ended in a loss, but not one that has the superstar worried.

James opened the game with a pair of jaw-dropping dunks in a 19-second span. And though he scored 26 points and added 12 rebounds and six assists, the Lakers dropped their season opener to the Portland Trail Blazers, 128-119. Asked how long it will take for the team's chemistry to develop, James said simply "not as fast as you guys think  it's going to happen."

"I always kind of compare it to like instant oatmeal," James continued. "It is not that fast. It takes a while to get to where you can close your eyes and know exactly where your guys are."

James is no stranger to teams that take time to gel. When he joined the Miami Heat in 2010, Miami struggled to a 9-8 start despite three of the league's best players. And his return to Cleveland in 2014 saw the Cavaliers open the season by losing 20 of their first 39 games.

James' teams made the NBA Finals in each of the last eight seasons -- including his first years in Miami and his return to Cleveland.

The Lakers don't catch a break in game two, facing the Houston Rockets and James Harden.

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artisteer/iStock/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) -- After their offense sputtered through the first seven weeks of the season, the Arizona Cardinals have decided to make a change.

The Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday, one day after a 45-10 loss to the Denver Broncos dropped Arizona to 1-6. Nearing the halfway point of the season, Arizona has not yet gained 300 yards in a single game, and hasn't had a 100-yard rusher. That despite drafting highly touted quarterback Josh Rosen in the spring, and returning running back David Johnson.

This is the second consecutive year that McCoy has been fired during the season. The Broncos fired McCoy after Week 11 of last year.

McCoy will be replaced by quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich. Leftwich played nine seasons in the league for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Leftwich joined the team as an intern in 2016 and was later promoted to quarterbacks coach. He has never called plays at the NFL level.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:

   AMERICAN LEAGUE
   Boston   4  Houston   1

   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
   Philadelphia  127  Chicago      108
   Miami         113  Washington   112
   Portland      128  L.A. Lakers  119

   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
   Colorado        5  New Jersey     3
   Columbus        6  Philadelphia   3
   Pittsburgh      3  Toronto        0
   Tampa Bay       3  Detroit        1
   Winnipeg        4  Vancouver      1
   Arizona         4  Chicago        1
   OT  Edmonton        3  Boston         2
   San Jose        5  Buffalo        1
   N-Y Islanders   7  L.A. Kings     2

   NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
   Denver   45  Arizona   10

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U.S. Marshals Service(GATLINBURG, Tenn.) -- Steve Penny, former president of USA Gymnastics, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly tampering with evidence in the case of disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar.

Penny was arrested by the U.S. Marshals service in Tennessee on a warrant issued by the state of Texas. He was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of tampering with evidence, a felony, on Sept. 28.

He allegedly removed documents from the Karolyi Ranch, the U.S. gymnastics' training facility in Huntsville, Texas, related to Nassar's activity at the gym.

"The indictment further alleges that the removal of the documents was done for the purpose of impairing the ongoing investigation by destroying or hiding the documents," the U.S. Marshals said in a press release. He allegedly ordered the documents be sent to him at USA Gymnastics headquarters in Indianapolis. Those documents have never been recovered, authorities said.

Penny was taken into custody at a cabin in rural Gatlinburg, Tennessee, by the U.S. Marshals and Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, according to authorities. He is awaiting extradition to Texas.

He faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

The Karolyi Ranch was operated by Bela Karolyi and wife Marta Karolyi, the two people tasked with selecting and developing athletes for the U.S. national team. It served as the national team's training facility from 2001 until earlier this year. Nassar worked at the facility and several of his accusers said they were abused by him at the facility.

Penny resigned as USA Gymnastics president in March 2017 amid allegations of sexual abuse against Nassar. Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of child molestation, but more than 130 women and girls, including Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, have accused him of assaulting them. Many of those accusers testified at a hearing in January when he was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in two other cases — one pertaining to assault and another possession of child pornography — as well.

Rhonda Faehn, Penny's former deputy, testified to the Senate in June that she brought up allegations of misconduct to him and she was told to keep quiet. Penny, who appeared before the same committee, chose to plead the Fifth and not testify.

In a statement, USA Gymnastics said that it had "learned of the charges filed against its former CEO Steve Penny, who resigned in March 2017. We support law enforcement's efforts and have fully cooperated with the investigations by the Texas Rangers, Congress and others, and will continue to do so to help the survivors and our community heal from this tragedy."

USA Gymnastics has been in near-constant turmoil since the Indianapolis Star broke the story in September 2016 of Nassar's abuse of gymnasts under his care, both with the U.S. national team, where he was the team doctor, and at Michigan State University, where he was a faculty member. Nassar had been dismissed from his job with the U.S. national team in 2015, but only said it was done due to "athlete concerns."

After Penny's departure in March 2017, he was replaced by Kerry Perry in November 2017. But Perry's tenure was marked by consistent criticism over the handling of the Nassar scandal as well. She resigned less than a year after being named as Penny's replacement.

Perry was criticized by stars, like Raisman, over her lack of transparency about how the organization planned to protect athletes going forward. She resigned days after she hired Mary Lee Tracy, in part to replace the Karolyis, as the sport's top coach. The hiring of Tracy received condemnation from athletes because she supported Nassar in the immediate wake of accusations against him.

But the neverending parade of presidents didn't end with Perry's ouster.

Just this week, former Congresswoman Mary Bono, who was tasked with replacing Perry as interim president of USA Gymnastics, was forced out for a pair of scandals -- less than a week since her hiring. A day after her hiring, Biles criticized Bono, a Republican, for a photo posted on Twitter in which she was shown blacking out a Nike logo over the company's hiring of Colin Kaepernick as spokesperson. She publicly apologized for the photo.

A few days later, Raisman joined calls for Bono's ouster after discovering that Bono worked for the same law firm that worked with USA Gymnastics during the Nassar scandal and crafted excuses for his absences.

Bono was not directly involved in the law firm's representation of USA Gymnastics, but she stepped down nonetheless on Tuesday.

Penny is one of at least three people arrested in connection with the handling of the Nassar scandal. Debbie Van Horn, a trainer who worked with Nassar, was arrested last month in Walker County, Texas. She has denied charges, according to her lawyer, who spoke to the Houston Chronicle.

William Strampel, the former dean of Michigan State University's osteopathic medical school and boss of Larry Nassar while he was a sports doctor there, was charged March 27 with neglect of duty and criminal sexual conduct. His case will go to trial at a yet-to-be-scheduled date.

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iStock/ThinkstockBY: DR. TAMBETTA OJONG

(NEW YORK) -- Team sports build character, teach discipline and keep your kids healthy, but for some sports, like soccer and football, they could also increase their risk of brain injuries. Helping to prevent these injuries, a new neck collar has shown promising results in protecting the brain.

The specialized collar, developed by researchers at the Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, applies pressure to the back of the neck. This pressure allows the artery in the neck to safely backfill the brain with blood, turning the blood into a cushion that makes it less likely for the brain to move upon impact.

The idea for the collar was born out of “biological mimicry,” Dr. David Smith, a visiting research scientist at the Children’s Hospital who led a study that tested the collar, told ABC News.

Essentially, Smith and his colleagues looked to nature to solve a medical issue. “If a woodpecker could repeatedly hit its head and not sustain any head injury, why couldn’t this be applied to humans,” Smith said.

The study involved 75 teen girls ages 14 to 18 who played for two local high school soccer teams. Only one team received the collars, and then they played soccer. Both teams were asked to undergo brain scans at the beginning and end of the season, as well as during the off-season.

The scans showed that while the brains of the team that hadn’t worn the collars showed signs of damage from head impacts, the brains of the team that had worn the collars remained the same.

The results are encouraging considering that even minor impacts over the course of an athlete’s career can have long-lasting effects on their cognitive functioning.

Concussions have emerged as a major health concern across the United States, according to the American Academy of Physicians. Emergency departments report more than a million visits annually for traumatic brain injuries, most of which are concussions.

Women’s soccer is the third most common cause of concussion in the U.S., and it’s estimated that 1.6 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur each year.

There is a debate as to whether the changes shown in the brain scans can result in long-term cognitive decline. However, the areas of the brain that were affected in this study are involved in behavior, personality, expression, decision-making, and long-term memory.

The Academy of Family Physicians states that a concussion is a functional injury rather than a structural one, meaning that it can correlate with symptoms such as changes in sleep, confusion, depression, inability to focus and headache, to name a few. If you’ve experienced a blow to the head and feel some of these symptoms, then see a doctor and ask about concussion.

The study did not account for hormonal fluctuations in the girls, which could affect intracranial pressure. It also didn’t look more deeply into whether or not the observed in the brain led to behavioral or physical symptoms.

That said, if wearing the specialized collar can protect the brain from injuries while athletes continue to enjoy competitive sports, it may be a small price to pay for long-term protection. In the near future, a neck collar may be just another part of your child’s uniform along with cleats and knee pads.

Dr. Tambetta Ojong is a family medicine resident at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a member of the ABC News Medical Unit.


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Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- She's only 3 years old, but LeBron James' daughter Zhuri is already making a name for herself online.

The King has been posting about her a lot recently, whether it be style, her ability to be sassy, or just her doing a "Frozen" duet with dear-old dad.

On Tuesday, the NBA Champion and all-time great wrote, "She controls the music when she rides with me. The Boss aka Baby 'Love is an Open Door' from Frozen soundtrack #MyPrincess."

In the ridiculously adorable clip, little Zhuri sings along with the soundtrack, while dad bobs his head and smiles.

In just about a day, it's gotten more than 5 million views.

But she's not just a good singer! Zhuri wowed at the "Smallfoot" premiere last month, rocking a denim dress on the blue carpet.

Around the same time, James added another post, boasting about his little girl.

"How is my 3 year old this fashionable though?!?! She asked if she could dress herself today for school. Man what!! She’s AMAZING!! #PrincessZ," he wrote.

He's right, how is a 3-year-old so fashionable? Someone call "Project Runway."

Zhuri isn't new to the spotlight though. In 2016, after James won the NBA Finals, he brought her to the media room and the reporters saw how much of a doting father he was.

It's very reminiscent of Riley Curry's rise to fame.

So, while their dads battle it out on the court, Riley and Zhuri will just be hanging out, bringing the cute comic relief.

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Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- It was a moment in time that, even if you haven’t heard the story, you’ve probably seen the images.

The date was Oct. 16, 1968, and Tommie Smith and John Carlos had just won the gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the Mexico City Summer Olympics. They had just finished the 200-meter sprint and earned the United States two spots on the medals podium.

But standing on the podium, the runners wore only their socks to shine a light on poverty in black communities. They wore clothing to protest lynchings — Smith a scarf, Carlos beads.

And with the national anthem playing in honor of their victories in the background, they dipped their heads and raised their fists — Smith his right, Carlos his left — each one covered in a black glove.

“It was probably the first and the most overt display of protest ever at the Olympic Games ... It was very much revolutionary,” said Brad Congelio, assistant professor of sports management at Kutztown University, whose research focuses on the Olympic Games. “Using the Olympics as a way to show discontent goes completely against what Olympism is meant to stand for.”

Fifty years after Smith and Carlos stood on that podium, raising their fists in what some would call a black power salute, history seems to have come full circle in the actions of one man you've most likely heard of: former San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

“Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling is the exactly the same sort of symbolic protest as the black power salute from the 1968 Olympics,” said Leland Ware, who was in college at the time, and is now the Louis L. Redding Chair for the study of law and public policy at the University of Delaware.

“What’s ironic is the protest is for essentially the same thing as it was in 1968: racial oppression in America and the violence inflicted on African Americans by police," Ware added. "It shows you that 50 years later, there have been some changes, but these issues are just as powerful now as they were then.”

The lead-up to the 1968 Olympics was fraught with chaos. The year before, nearly 160 riots broke out across the U.S. in what came to be known as the "long, hot summer of 1967." The largest of the riots happened in Newark, while the most infamous was in Detroit, where 7,200 people had been arrested, 1,200 were injured and 43 killed.

Then, on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, sparking a new wave of protests across the country.

“There were race riots in every major city in America,” Ware said.

Smith and Carlos were not the only athletes to wear symbols of protest during the Olympics, but they were the only ones to be castigated for it.

“As the anthem began and the crowd saw us raise our fists, the stadium became eerily quiet,” Carlos wrote in his 2011 book, “The John Carlos Story,” according to the Washington Post. “For a few seconds, you honestly could have heard a frog piss on cotton. There’s something awful about hearing 50,000 people go silent; like being in the eye of a hurricane.”

The men were ordered to leave the Olympic Village and forced to leave Mexico within 48 hours after their credentials were taken away, according to the New York Times.

Once home, they essentially had to start their careers from scratch as they were both banned from running track. After attempting to play in the NFL, Smith became a coach and Carlos a high school counselor, among other jobs the two had.

They also received hate mail, death threats and experienced harassment.

“They were racist, they were vile, and they were just disgusting displays of racism ... But there were a handful of supporters, too,” Congelio said. “One of the supporters wrote that white Americans simply couldn’t understand the terrific agony that black Americans felt at the time ... [they] just didn’t understand what [the athletes] were trying to prove and what their protest was about.”

Kaepernick, believed to be the first athlete to kneel during the national anthem, has also felt the blowback. He, too, has received death threats, according to ESPN.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he said, according to NFL News. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way."

"There are bodies in the street, and people are getting paid to leave and getting away with murder," he said, referring to victims of police brutality — the reason he says he started the protest.

Kaepernick hasn’t played a game since the end of the 2016 season.

In the five decades since the Olympic protest, technology, of course, has advanced. In addition to the images of Kaepernick and like-minded athletes taking a knee being seen on televisions across the country, today's demonstrators use social media as a tool.

“I think that social media allows athletes, to a certain degree, to take control of their own messaging, and counter these often negative stereotypes and misrepresentations, and directly challenge them,” Kaepernick said.

Despite not playing in the NFL for two years, Kaepernick has been able to capitalize on the movement he started. In early September, he was the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign.

By the end of the month, Nike’s market value had jumped an additional $6 billion, according to CBS, as crowds of people went to support the brand — and Kaepernick, of course.

Opponents of Kaepernick and other kneeling athletes, however, have burned their shoes and clothing to boycott the company.

It may have been more difficult 50 years ago to measure the impact of Smith's and Carlos' protests. But the Olympic stage put the athletes "in front of the eyes of the world," Congelio said.

And their legacy speaks for itself, he added.

“Fifty years later, Smith and Carlos are largely looked back as civil rights heroes for what they did,” Congelio continued. “So 50 years from now, it’s going to be interesting to see if Kaepernick is seen the same way.”

On Thursday, Kaepernick received the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal from Harvard University for his contributions to black history and culture. In his speech, he encouraged more people with a platform to stand up against racial injustice.

“I feel like it’s not only my responsibility, but all our responsibilities as people that are in positions of privilege, in positions of power, to continue to fight for them and uplift them, empower them,” he said, according to USA Today. “Because if we don’t, we become complicit in the problem.”

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