iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- One half of the NBA finals are set. The Cleveland Cavaliers secured their spot in the championship round after beating the Toronto Raptors 113-87 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James scored 33 points, Kevin Love had 20 points and 12 rebounds on Friday night.
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(OXFORD, Miss.) -- Ole Miss has acknowledged the 28 allegations of misconduct the NCAA made against the school in January by issuing self-imposed penalties Friday.
The school announced in a 154-page response to the NCAA that it had self-imposed the loss of 11 total scholarships for football starting with one last season and going into 2018, according to ESPN.
Ole Miss officials also asked the NCAA to delay the school's hearing before the Committee on Infractions, according to ESPN, so they could investigate further allegations against Miami Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil who confirmed in April that he had accepted money from the university.
The 28 allegations involved violations in football, women's basketball and track and field. Sixteen of the alleged violations issued by the NCAA were Level I, the most serious. Ole Miss' women's basketball team has already served a postseason ban for the violations.
iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- If anyone has persistence, it's Abiola Aborishade.
Aborishade has gained national attention for standing outside the Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts almost every day for over a month now, waiting for a chance to try out for a spot on the New England Patriots' roster.
"I'm still out there everyday," Aborishade told ABC News Friday. "Until I try out I'll continue to be out there."
The Nigerian-born 23-year-old is out there roughly seven hours a day, armed with his football gear, ready to show what he's got. And he says he's got a lot.
In 2014, "Aborishade set a new single-season reception record for UMass Dartmouth in an offensive shootout...," according to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he played as a wide receiver for three years.
Aborishade says he lives about 20 minutes from Gillette Stadium and grew up watching the Patriots. He identifies with a lot of them whom he says have also been on the receiving end of closed doors.
"I'm not taking no," Aborishade said. "I'm very optimistic."
A source close to the Patriots, who wished not to be identified, told ABC News he thinks Aborishade is going about it the wrong way.
"Realistically, we love the fact that he is out there showing some initiative, but can he play football for the Patriots? That's not how you do it," the source said. "The best way to get noticed is to play football. Do something spectacular on the football field and you'll be noticed."
The source added that letting Aborishade, who has now been getting a lot of attention from the media, try out for the team, would create a frenzy they aren't prepared to handle.
"How many people would be out there with a sign tomorrow? Now, we’re encouraging something that really is a waste of time on our end. It's going to be a colossal waste of time."
Aborishade said players and staff have spoken to him and encouraged him to keep pushing, and that's exactly what he says he will do.
"Like I said, I will be out there until I get my tryout," he said when ABC News shared with him what the source said.
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The 107-year-old woman who stole the Internet's heart when she visited the White House is at it again. Virginia McLaurin met Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House in February after her campaign to meet the president went viral.
Her signature dance is also going viral again Friday after the Washington Nationals posted video of McLaurin at her first Major League Baseball game this week. The team presented her with her own jersey featuring her special number 107.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUE Miami 9, Tampa Bay 1 Colorado 8, Boston 2
AMERICAN LEAGUE Houston 4, Baltimore 2 Toronto 3, N-Y Yankees 1 Chi White Sox at Kansas City (postponed) NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 8, Arizona 3 Washington 2, St. Louis 1 Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 2 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS Golden State 120, Oklahoma City 111 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS Pittsburgh 2, Tampa Bay 1
BananaStock/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league remains committed to concussion research.
In a letter to all 32 team owners, he called for "continued and robust support of independent medical research."
The letter comes after a congressional investigation found NFL officials tried to improperly influence a study backed by the National Institutes of Health because they felt researchers on the project were biased.
Goodell also denied that the league considered pulling out a $30 million contribution to the NIH and said the league will fully back the study.
"We look forward to a productive and ongoing partnership with the NIH and others to advance our shared priorities and to committing additional funding to medical research and engineering advances to enhance the safety of athletes at all levels," Goodell wrote.
Cooper Neill/Getty Images(WACO, TX) -- The president of Baylor University, Kenneth Starr, has been demoted to Chancellor amid criticisms of the way the Texas college has handled reports of rape and assault by football players.
Baylor Head Football Coach, Art Briles, was also suspended with intent to terminate, while Athletic Director Ian McCaw was sanctioned and placed on probation, the university announced Thursday.
The school posted a statement to its website announcing "leadership changes and extensive corrective actions following findings of external investigation," which states that Starr will also remain a professor at the Baylor University Law School. Starr's demotion will be effective May 31.
Dr. David Garland, a former dean and professor at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, will serve as interim president, a role he previously filled from 2008 to 2010 before Starr was named president.
Last fall, Baylor's Board of Regents commissioned an independent external review of the university's management of and compliance with Title IX by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton. The findings reflected a "fundamental failure" by the school to implement Title IX and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, according to the university.
Baylor failed to "consistently support complainants through the provision of interim measures" and "failed to take action to identify and eliminate a potential hostile environment, prevent its recurrence or address its effects," the university said.
Richard Willis, chair of the Baylor Board of Regents, said in the statement that the school is "horrified" by the extent of the acts of sexual violence on campus. The Waco, Texas school is a private, Baptist university.
"This investigation revealed the University's mishandling of reports in what should have been a supportive, responsive and caring environment for students,” Willis said in the statement. “The depth to which these acts occurred shocked and outraged us. Our students and their families deserve more, and we have committed our full attention to improving our processes, establishing accountability and ensuring appropriate actions are taken to support former, current and future students.”
Briles and Starr, who was the special prosecutor investigating President Bill Clinton's sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, have faced sharp criticism about whether the school ignored allegations of assault by football players. Two players were later convicted of sexual assault, the Associated Press reported.
The Baylor Bears have won two Big 12 championships since 2013.