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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.

The team tweeted about the victory.

Back-to-back #ECF Champs.#ALLin216

— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) May 28, 2016

This will be the third finals appearance in team history for the Cavaliers. Cleveland lost to Golden State in six games last year and got swept by San Antonio in 2007.

For James, it's his sixth straight trip to the finals, including four with Miami.

The Cavs will face the winner of the Western Conference finale Saturday night. Oklahoma City Thunder currently leads the series 3-2 over  the Golden State Warriors.

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Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- Raptors center Bismack Biyombo has hit his fourth flagrant foul of the postseason.

In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, Biyombo elbowed Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love in the face in the first quarter and after official review, received a flagrant foul 1.

According to NBA rules, a fourth flagrant foul warrants an automatic suspension, and could cause the center to be suspended for Game 7.

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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.

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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.

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Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(PARIS) — A wrist injury is keeping nine-time winner Rafael Nadal out of the French Open.

On Thursday, the Spanish tennis star advanced to the third round winning straight sets over Facundo Bagnis, all with “an injection” to manage the injury, BBC News reports.

“Yesterday I played with an injection,” Nadal told reporters, according to BBC News. “Yesterday evening I started to feel more and more pain and today I felt I could not move my wrist.”

Nadal, 29, was set to face Spanish player Marcel Granollers on Saturday in the third round when he announced his withdrawl on Friday.

“This is a tough moment and the toughest press conference I have ever had to give but it’s not the end,” he said.

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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.

This is one dance party 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin will never forget. #BlackHistoryMonth

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 22, 2016

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.

.@WhiteHouse 107 years young and still ?-ing things off her bucket list. Today Virginia attended her 1st @MLB game.

— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 26, 2016

#Nats trail, 1-0, after 5 innings. We bet that 107-year-old Virginia McLaurin is enjoying her 1st @MLB game, anyway.

— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 27, 2016

The D.C. woman has also danced with the Harlem Globetrotters since visiting the White House, and several area officials helped her after it was reported that she couldn't get her own I.D.

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Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — One of the most anticipated races of the Sprint Cup Series season takes place this Memorial Day weekend.

Charlotte Motor Speedway hosts the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday evening. Fox's coverage of the race begins at 6 p.m. Eastern time.

The same track was the site of last weekend's All-Star Race, a non-points event.

Kevin Harvick is the current points leader. He has a 21-point lead over defending Cup champ Kyle Busch.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:


Miami 9, Tampa Bay 1
Colorado 8, Boston 2


Houston 4, Baltimore 2
Toronto 3, N-Y Yankees 1
Chi White Sox at Kansas City (postponed)


Pittsburgh 8, Arizona 3
Washington 2, St. Louis 1
Milwaukee 6, Atlanta 2


Golden State 120, Oklahoma City 111


Pittsburgh 2, Tampa Bay 1

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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.

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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.

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