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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/20/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Diego Padres 6, Atlanta Braves 5 (Doubleheader game 1)
San Diego Padres 0, Atlanta Braves 3 (Doubleheader game 2)
Milwaukee Brewers 2, Miami Marlins 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 4, LA Dodgers 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chicago White Sox 3, Toronto Blue Jays 9
Seattle Mariners 5, New York Yankees 4
Boston Red Sox 5, Tampa Bay Rays 0
LA Angels 9, Houston Astros 7
Detroit Tigers 3, Kansas City Royals 8

INTERLEAGUE
New York Mets 1, Cleveland Guardians 3
Minnesota Twins 3, Washington Nationals 12
Baltimore Orioles 3, St. Louis Cardinals 6

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Connecticut Sun 88, Indiana Fever 84
Seattle Storm 63, New York Liberty 74

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Star golfer Scottie Scheffler's arraignment postponed after arrest during PGA Championship

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(LOUISVILLE, K.Y.) -- No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler's arraignment has been postponed nearly two weeks following his arrest on charges alleging he ignored police traffic signals and assaulted a police officer while in Louisville, Kentucky, for the PGA Championship.

The athlete was driving near the Valhalla Golf Club Friday morning when he allegedly drove past a police roadblock and injured an officer with his vehicle, according to the police report. He was arrested hours before his second-round tee time at the PGA Championship.

Scheffler, 27, was initially scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning on charges of second-degree assault of a police officer -- a felony -- as well as third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic, according to police. The arraignment has been postponed to June 3 at 9 a.m., online court records show.

The district judge presiding in the case granted on Monday the defense's motion to continue the arraignment "over the objection of Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell," a spokesperson for the district attorney's office, Josh Abner, said in a statement to ABC News. "Our office continues to gather information in the case."

Scheffler's attorney, Steve Romines, said in a statement to Louisville ABC affiliate WHAS that they plan to plead not guilty to the charges.

Scheffler was arrested about an hour after a deadly accident near the golf course. Around 5 a.m. Friday, a man was fatally struck by a shuttle bus as he tried to cross a road near the course holding the PGA Championship, according to a statement released by the Louisville Metro Police Department. The victim was identified as PGA Championship Tour volunteer John Mills.

The roadblocks and confusion over the accident allegedly led Scheffler to drive past police who were on site, according to reports from ESPN. Scheffler allegedly refused to comply with a police officer's request to stop and "accelerated forward," dragging the detective to the ground, according to the police report. The officer was taken to the hospital after suffering "pain, swelling, and abrasions to his left wrist and knee."

Scheffler called the incident a "big misunderstanding."

"This morning, I was proceeding as directed by police officers," Scheffler said in a statement on social media. "It was a very chaotic situation, understandably so considering the tragic accident that had occurred earlier, and there was a big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do. I never intended to disregard any of the instructions."

Romines told WHAS that Scheffler was following orders from one officer and there was a "miscommunication" with the officer who attempted to stop him.

"In the confusion, Scottie is alleged to have disregarded a different officer’s traffic signals resulting in these charges," Romines said in the statement. "Multiple eyewitnesses have confirmed that he did not do anything wrong but was simply proceeding as directed. He stopped immediately upon being directed to and never at any point assaulted any officer with his vehicle."

ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington, who witnessed the altercation between Scheffler and police, described the scene on social media, writing, "[A] police officer attempted to attach himself to Scheffler's car, and Scheffler then stopped his vehicle at the entrance to Valhalla. The police officer then began to scream at Scheffler to get out of the car. When Scheffler exited the vehicle, the officer shoved Scheffler against the car and immediately placed him in handcuffs."

There is no body camera footage of the incident between Scheffler and police, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg told reporters on Saturday. However, another angle of the incident, from a "fixed camera" across the street, does exist and will be released in the coming days, he noted.

The Louisville Metro Police Department will conduct an internal investigation of Scheffler's arrest, Greenberg told WHAS on Monday.

"If there are violations of policies that took place, they will be very clear with that and we will deal with that appropriately,” Greenberg told the station.

Scheffler was released from jail and returned to the course about an hour before his 10:08 a.m. tee time on Friday. He ended up finishing tied for eighth place in the PGA Championship -- the second major of the year.

"Saturday morning, I think it finally hit me what happened," he said during Sunday's press briefing following the final round, calling the tournament "hectic." "I did my best to leave that behind me and come out here and compete and do what I love."

The PGA of America said in a statement Friday that it is "fully cooperating as local authorities review what took place."

"Our primary concern today remains with the family of John Mills, who lost his life in a tragic accident early this morning while reporting to work," the statement said.

Scheffler has won four tournaments on the tour this year, including a dominant performance at The Masters in April -- his second Masters win and second major victory as well. He also won back-to-back marquee events in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship.

ABC News Jon Haworth contributed to this report.

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Simone Biles wins Core Hydration Classic with top score ahead of 2024 Paris Olympics

Simone Biles celebrates after taking first place in the floor routine during the 2024 Core Hydration Classic at XL Center on May 18, 2024 in Hartford, Conn. -- Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Simone Biles kicked off her season with a remarkable performance ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

On Saturday, the Olympic-winning gymnast won the Core Hydration Classic in Hartford, Connecticut, with an impressive all-around score of 59.500 during the star-studded competition featuring other Olympic champions, including Suni Lee and Gabby Douglas.

The event marked the first time Lee, Douglas and Biles competed at the same time. Douglas withdrew from the evening after competing in the uneven bars in the first rotation. Meanwhile, Lee completed three events — vault, beam and floor — taking home the highest score on beam and finishing with a total score of 40.75.

In addition to winning the title, Biles also scored the gold medal on floor exercise, and silver medals in the uneven bars and balance beam.

Continuing her road to the selection for the Paris Olympics this summer, Biles will compete in her next meet at the U.S. Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, followed by the U.S. Olympic Trials in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

After winning a bronze in balance beam at Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games, Biles took a break from gymnastics to “focus on her mental health.”

Upon her return late last year, Biles became the most decorated gymnast of all time after winning her sixth all-around world championship gold in Antwerp, Belgium, and led the U.S. women’s team to their seventh consecutive gold medal in the team competition.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/19/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Boston 11, St. Louis 3
Houston 9, Milwaukee 4
Arizona 6 Detroit 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Cleveland 5, Minnesota 2
Baltimore 6, Seattle 3
Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 2
NY Yankees 7, Chi White Sox 2
Kansas City 8, Oakland 4
LA Angels 4, Texas 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 11, Washington 5
NY Mets 7, Miami 3
Pittsburgh 3, Chi Cubs 2
San Francisco 4, Colorado 1
LA Dodgers 3, Cincinnati 2
San Diego 9, Atlanta 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Indiana 130, New York 109 ((Indiana win series 4-3)
Minnesota 98, Denver 90 (Minnesota wins series 4-3)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Seattle 84, Washington 75

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Star golfer Scottie Scheffler arrested prior to start of PGA Championship's 2nd round: Report

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(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 golfer in the world, was arrested Friday morning for allegedly driving past a police roadblock at the Valhalla Golf Club, according to ESPN.

The arrest came about an hour after a deadly accident near the golf course. Around 5 a.m., a man was fatally struck by a shuttle bus as he tried to cross a road near the course holding the PGA Championship, according to a statement released by the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The roadblocks and confusion over the accident allegedly led Scheffler to drive past police who were on site, according to reports from ESPN.

"This morning, I was proceeding as directed by police officers," Scheffler said in a statement on social media. "It was a very chaotic situation, understandably so considering the tragic accident that had occurred earlier, and there was a big misunderstanding of what I thought I was being asked to do. I never intended to disregard any of the instructions. I'm hopeful to put this to the side and focus on golf today."

Scheffler was released from jail and returned to the course about an hour before his 10:08 a.m. tee time. He ended up shooting a 6-under 66 and moved into the top 5 by the time he finished his round.

ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington, who witnessed the altercation between Scheffler and police, described the scene on social media, writing, "[A] police officer attempted to attach himself to Scheffler's car, and Scheffler then stopped his vehicle at the entrance to Valhalla. The police officer then began to scream at Scheffler to get out of the car. When Scheffler exited the vehicle, the officer shoved Scheffler against the car and immediately placed him in handcuffs. He is now being detained in the back of a police car."

Scheffler refused to comply with the police officer's request to stop and "accelerated forward," dragging the detective to the ground, according to the police report. The officer was taken to the hospital after suffering "pain, swelling, and abrasions to his left wrist and knee." The detective's uniform pants, "valued at approximately $80, were damaged beyond repair," according to the report.

The golf star now faces charges of second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic, according to police.

There is no body camera footage of the incident between Scheffler and police, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg told CNN on Saturday. However, another angle of the incident, from a "fixed camera" across the street, does exist and will be released in the coming days, he noted.

The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is "still obtaining information" in Scheffler's case and "will review and proceed accordingly," spokesperson Josh Abner said in a statement Friday.

Scheffler is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday morning.

"I feel like my head's still spinning," Scheffler said in a press conference after his round. "I can't really explain what happened this morning. I did spend some time stretching in a jail cell. That was a first for me. You know, it was part of my warmup. I was just sitting there waiting, and I started going through my warmup. I felt like there was a chance I may be able to still come out here and play. And so I started going through my routine, and I try to get my heart rate down as much as I could today."

The PGA of America said in a statement: "Our primary concern today remains with the family of John Mills, who lost his life in a tragic accident early this morning while reporting to work. As it relates to the incident involving Scottie Scheffler, we are fully cooperating as local authorities review what took place. While the legal process plays out, questions should be directed to Scheffler's attorney or local authorities."

Scheffler, 27, has won four tournaments on the tour this year, including a dominant performance at The Masters in April -- his second Masters win and second major victory as well. He also won back-to-back marquee events in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship.

He shot a 4-under 67 in the first round of this week's PGA Championship -- the second major of the year -- and was five shots back of leader Xander Schauffele.

Scheffler has career earnings of $61 million on the PGA Tour alone, 10th all-time, according to the tour.

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Number 1 golfer in the world, Scottie Scheffler, arrested prior to start of PGA Championship's second round: Report

Scottie Scheffler is seen here in a mug shot. -- Louisville Metropolitan Department of Corrections

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 golfer in the world, was arrested Friday for allegedly driving past a police roadblock at the Valhalla Golf Club, according to ESPN.

Around 5 a.m. a man was fatally struck by a shuttle bus as he tried to cross a road near the course of the PGA championship, according to a statement released by Louisville Metro Police Department.

The roadblocks and confusion over the accident allegedly led Scheffler to drive past police who were on site, according to reports from ESPN.

A "police officer attempted to attach himself to Scheffler’s car, and Scheffler then stopped his vehicle at the entrance to Valhalla," according to ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington. "The police officer then began to scream at Scheffler to get out of the car. When Scheffler exited the vehicle, the officer shoved Scheffler against the car and immediately placed him in handcuffs. He is now being detained in the back of a police car.”

Louisville police said that the start of the second round of the PGA Championship was delayed as a result of the accident.

The LMPD Traffic Unit is investigating and there have been no other injuries reported from the earlier incident.

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Scoreboard Roundup -- 5/16/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE
NY Yankees 5, Minnesota 0
Tampa Bay 7, Boston 5
Houston 8, Oakland 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 5, Chi Cubs 4
NY Mets 6, Philadelphia 5
Cincinnati 7, LA Dodgers 2

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Minnesota 115, Denver 70 (Series tied 3-3)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
NY Rangers 5, Carolina 3 (New York wins series 4-2)
Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2 (Vancouver leads 3-2)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
New York 102, Indiana 66

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Kansas City Chiefs player faces backlash for graduation speech criticizing working women, calling Pride a 'deadly sin'

Harrison Butker speaks to the 2024 graduates of Benedictine College, May 11, 2024, in Atchison, Kan. (Benedictine College/YouTube)

(NEW YORK) -- The kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs is facing backlash after delivering a commencement address that touched on everything from Pride Month to women's roles in the home, abortion and in vitro fertilization.

"It is safe to say that over the years, I have gained quite the reputation for speaking my mind," Harrison Butker said at the start of his address, which he delivered May 11 at Benedictine College, a Catholic liberal arts college in Atchison, Kansas.

Butker, who has sparked controversy in the past for his public stances on religion, LGBTQ topics and abortion, criticized President Joe Biden for his stance as a Catholic who supports abortion rights before turning to speak directly to the women in the graduating class, saying they had been told "the most diabolical lies."

"Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world," Butker, 28, said. "I can tell you that my beautiful wife Isabelle would be the first to say that her life truly started when she began living her vocation as a wife and a mother."

Butker and his wife share two young children. Isabelle Butker has spoken publicly about converting to Catholicism before the couple's 2018 marriage.

"I'm on this stage today and able to be the man I am because I have a wife who leans into her vocation," Butker continued. "I am beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me, but it cannot be overstated that all of my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class, back in middle school, would convert to the faith, become my wife and embrace one of the most important titles of all, homemaker."

Butker added, "I've seen firsthand how much happier someone can be when they disregard the outside noise and move closer and closer to God's will for life. Isabelle's dream of having a career might not have come true, but if you ask her today if she has any regrets on her decision, she would laugh out loud without hesitation and say no."

The football player also said men should step up for families, saying, "This absence of men in the home is what plays a large role in the violence we see all around the nation."

"Be unapologetic in your masculinity, fighting against the culture of the emasculation of men," he said, adding that men "set the tone of the culture."

"Do hard things," he added. "Never settle for what is easy."

Elsewhere in his 20-minute speech, Butker described Pride month, which typically falls in June and is dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community, as a "deadly sin."

He also referenced popstar Taylor Swift, who is dating his teammate Travis Kelce, by citing some of the lyrics from her song "Bejeweled."

"Tragically, so many priests revolve much of their happiness from the adulation they receive from their parishioners," he said. "And in searching for this, they let their guard down and become overly familiar. This undue familiarity will prove to be problematic every time, because as my teammate's girlfriend says, familiarity breeds contempt."

ABC News has reached out to Butker for comment.

Justice Horn, a former Kansas City commissioner, spoke out in the wake of Butker's comments over the weekend, writing on X, "Harrison Butker doesn't represent Kansas City nor has he ever. Kansas City has always been a place that welcomes, affirms, and embraces our LGBTQ+ community members."

Outsports, a media platform that covers the LGBTQ+ community, commented on the fact that Butker included a reference to Swift in his speech, writing on X, "One of the worst parts of this NFL player's awful speech is that he quoted a Taylor Swift song before telling women they should be homemakers and serve their man's career."

Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, an LGBTQ+ organization, also responded to Butker's speech, calling it "inaccurate, ill-informed, and woefully out of step with Americans about Pride, LGBTQ people and women."

"Those with expansive platforms, especially athletes, should use their voices to uplift and expand understanding and acceptance in the world," Ellis said in a statement. "Instead, Butker's remarks undermine experiences not of his own and reveal him to be one who goes against his own team’s commitment to the Kansas City community, and the NFL's standards for respect, inclusion, and diversity across the League.”

Benedictine College, which has around 2,100 undergraduate students, has disabled comments on a YouTube video of Butker's speech.

The college did not respond to ABC News' request for comment on Butker's commencement address.

The NFL told ABC News the organization is "steadfast" in its "commitment to inclusion."

“Harrison Butker gave a speech in his personal capacity. His views are not those of the NFL as an organization," Jonathan Beane, the league's chief diversity and inclusion officer, told ABC News in a statement. "The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”

The Kansas City Chiefs did not reply to ABC News' request for comment.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/15/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Miami 2, Detroit 0
Chi White Sox 2, Washington 0
LA Angels 7, St. Louis 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 3, Toronto 2
Seattle 4, Kansas City 2
Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3
Houston 3, Oakland 0
NY Yankees 4, Minnesota 0
Texas 4, Cleveland 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Milwaukee 10, Pittsburgh 2
Arizona 2, Cincinnati 1
Colorado 8, San Diego 0
Philadelphia 10, NY Mets 5
Chi Cubs 7, Atlanta 1
San Francisco 4, LA Dodgers 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Boston 113, Cleveland 98 (Boston wins series 4-1)
Dallas 104, Oklahoma City 92 (Dallas leads series 3-2)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Colorado 5, Dallas 3 (Dallas leads 3-2)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Dallas 87, Chicago 79
Atlanta 92, Los Angeles 81

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Cincinnati 1, Atlanta 0
New York 4, D.C. United 1
Columbus 3, CF Montreal 1
Miami 0, Orlando City 0 (Tie)
New York City FC 2, Philadelphia 1
Austin FC 1, Houston 0
Charlotte FC 1, Chicago 0
LA Galaxy 2 Minnesota 2 (Tie)
Nashville 2, Toronto FC 0
Los Angeles FC 2, St Louis City 0
Colorado 1, Vancouver 0
Real Salt Lake 2, Seattle 0
Portland 4, San Jose 2

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/14/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Washington 6, Chi White Sox 3
Chi White Sox 4, Washington 0
Miami 1, Detroit 0
St. Louis 7, LA Angels 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto at Baltimore (Postponed)
NY Yankees 5, Minnesota 1
Boston 5, Tampa Bay 4
Cleveland 7, Texas 4
Houston 2, Oakland 1
Kansas City, 4 Seattle 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 4, NY Mets 0
Atlanta 7, Chi Cubs 0
Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 3
Cincinnati 6, Arizona 2
Colorado 6, San Diego 3
LA Dodgers 10, San Francisco 2

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Denver 110, Minnesota 95 (Denver leads series 3-2)
New York 121, Indiana 91 (New York leads series 3-2)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Boston 2, Florida 1 (Florida leads series 3-2)
Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2 (Series tied 2-2)

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
New York 85, Washington 80
Connecticut 92, Indiana 71
Minnesota 83, Seattle 70
Las Vegas 89, Phoenix 80

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New Golden State WNBA team unveils name and brand identity on "GMA"

Golden State Valkyries

(NEW YORK) -- The newest member of the WNBA is unveiling their look and name.

The Golden State Valkyries, the WNBA's first expansion team since 2008 when the league added the Atlanta Dream, revealed their new brand identity on ABC News' Good Morning America Tuesday morning.

The team's name comes from Norse mythology and refers to "the warrior women who are fearless and unwavering" and known as the Valkyries, according to a release from the team. The team will see their first game action in 2025 at the Chase Center in San Francisco and is the affiliate team of the Golden State Warriors.

"This moment is so much bigger than Golden State. It's so much bigger than the Valkyries," Valkyries President Jess Smith told GMA. "What we are seeing happening in women's sports right now is just the beginning of the sustainability and incredible growth around the game and to have expansion in the W[NBA]."

"And for us, to be able to do that through the Bay Area, it means something really special," Smith continued. "When you think of the Bay Area, you think of the region that leads the world in being innovative and progressive at the same time. And we think about what's happening in women's sports and being able to marry those together, it's going to be really powerful. This ownership group likes to win in everything they do but with intention and that's how we're going to build the Valkyries and build this brand."

The new brand will focus on joining the logo with the team name.

"The outer shape of the logo is a V, reinforcing the V in Valkyries while symbolizing the unity of a group of Valkyries in flight," read the release.

Prevalent in the branding is the Bay Bridge, the bridge that connects Oakland and San Francisco, depicting the connection between the city that hosts the team's practice facility and front offices and the city that hosts the Chase Center. The tower of the bridge is shaped like a sword, a common detail found in Valkyries lore, representing "courage, power and authority" according to the release.

The bridge cables form five triangles on either side of the bridge, which symbolize five players on each team facing off against each other on a basketball court. Radiating from the top of the design are 13 lines, which represents the Valkyries becoming the 13th WNBA team.

The team color is Valkyrie Violet. 

"Valkyrie Violet symbolizes power, ambition, nobility, and women's empowerment, much like purple has been used symbolically in modern history," reads the release.

Merchandise from the team is now available at shop.valkyries.com.

A celebration of the new WNBA team, called the Valkyries Block Party, is scheduled to take place Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Chase Center's Thrive City and will feature appearances and performances from artists with connections to the Bay Area, including E-40, Goapele, Kehlani, Khyenci, Mayzin and P-Lo.

Last year, the WNBA announced it would add a 13th team to be the Golden State Warriors' affiliate franchise.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/13/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Washington at Chi White Sox (Postponed)
St. Louis 10, LA Angels 5
Detroit 6, Miami 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Seattle 6, Kansas City 2
Toronto 3, Baltimore 2
Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3
Houston 9, Oakland 2
Cleveland 7, Texas 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Arizona 6, Cincinnati 5
Colorado 5, San Diego 4
LA Dodgers 6, San Francisco 4 (10)
Atlanta 2, Chi Cubs 0
Philadelphia 5, NY Mets 4
Pittsburgh 8, Milwaukee 6

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Oklahoma City 100, Dallas 96 (Series tied 2-2)
Boston 109, Cleveland 102 (Boston leads series 3-1)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Dallas 5, Colorado 1 (Dallas leads series 3-1)
Carolina 4, NY Rangers 1 (New York leads series 3-2)

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Scoreboard roundup: 5/12/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Boston 3, Washington 2
Arizona 9, Baltimore 2
Colorado 3, Texas 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Minnesota 5, Toronto 1
Cleveland 7, Chi White Sox 0
Houston 9, Detroit 3
NY Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 6
Kansas City 4, LA Angels 2
Seattle 8, Oakland 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 7, Philadelphia 6
Chi Cubs 5, Pittsburgh 4
St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 3
San Diego 4, LA Dodgers 0
San Francisco 6, Cincinnati 5
NY Mets 4, Atlanta 3

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Indiana 121, New York 89 (Series tied 2-1)
Denver 115, Minnesota 107 (Series tied 2-2)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Vancouver 4, Edmonton 3 (Vancouver leads series 2-1)
Florida 3, Boston 2 (Florida leads series 3-1)

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Seattle 2, Portland 1

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/9/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Minnesota 11, Seattle 1
Houston 4, NY Yankees 3
Chi White Sox 3 Cleveland 2
Kansas City 10, LA Angels 4

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Arizona 5, Cincinnati 4
Colorado 9, San Francisco 1
Milwaukee 7, St. Louis 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Cleveland 118, Boston 94 (Series tied 1-1)
Dallas 119, Oklahoma City 110 (Series tied 1-1)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
NY Rangers 3, Carolina 2 (OT) (New York leads series 3-0)
Dallas 5, Colorado 3 (Series tied 1-1)

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WNBA legend Candace Parker appointed president of Adidas women's basketball

Candace Parker of the Las Vegas Aces looks on from the bench before Game Two of the 2023 WNBA Playoffs finals against the New York Liberty in Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 11, 2023. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(NEW YORK) -- Two-time WNBA MVP and three-time WNBA champion Candace Parker is taking on a new role.

On Wednesday, a little over a week after she announced her retirement from basketball, Parker was named the president of Adidas women's basketball.

The new role for Parker marks the culmination of a 16-year partnership with Adidas, according to a press release.

As the president of Adidas women's basketball, Parker will oversee Adidas women's basketball products lines, build upon the brand's storied women's roster which includes stars like Aliyah Boston, Hailey Van Lith, Kahleah Copper and more, as well as amplify women in basketball. 

"Stepping into this new leadership role is a deeply personal step in my journey with Adidas," Parker said in a statement shared in the press release. "From high school to college to playing pro now, this appointment by Adidas symbolizes a shared commitment to making impactful change and setting new benchmarks for the future of women's sports."

"It's not just about the products," she continued. "It's about fostering a movement focused on innovation, representation, and access."

Some of Parker's career accomplishments include being the first WNBA player in history to win a championship with three different teams and winning two NCAA Championships in 2007 and 2008 while in college at the University of Tennessee.

Parker is also a two-time Olympic Gold medalist.

On April 28, she announced in an Instagram message that she was retiring from the sport after most recently joining the Las Vegas Aces in 2023.

"We are honored to be a part of Candace's historic legacy as she transitions from signature athlete to this new leadership role within adidas Basketball," Eric Wisem, Global GM at Adidas basketball, said in a statement. "As a true innovator with a profound passion for the game, we are confident that she is a perfect fit to evolve the adidas Women's Basketball business and catalyze a new era of growth and credibility for the brand."

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