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Scoreboard roundup — 7/22/19

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iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Chi White Sox 9, Miami 1
Arizona 6, Baltimore 3

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 7, Toronto 3
Boston 9, Tampa Bay 4
Minnesota 8, NY Yankees 6
Houston 11, Oakland 1
Seattle 7, Texas 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 5, 10 innings
Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 5
San Francisco 5, Chi Cubs 4
Colorado at Washington — postponed

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Trump sidesteps convos about race with critics, meets with retired NFL player to discuss 'black America'

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Courtesy Jack Brewer(NEW YORK) — After a week of backlash for his comments about four minority Congresswomen that many called “racist,” as well as chants targeting one of those congresswomen at his rally, President Donald Trump privately met with former NFL player and conservative commentator Jack Brewer at his Bedminster Golf Course to talk about “black America,” Brewer told ABC News.

Trump has been criticized by both the left and right for tweeting that the four Democratic congresswomen — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley — should “go back” to where they came from, and then for standing by silently while a North Carolina crowd chanted “send her back” about Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Instead of addressing the painful history the words “go back” have played in the minority community, the president has acted in other ways that appear to be attempts to address feelings of alienation.

President Trump made the unusual move of intervening in the case of black rapper A$AP Rocky, who is currently being detained in Sweden for an alleged assault. After telling reporters that Rocky “has tremendous support from the African American community,” Trump held a 20 minute phone call with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Saturday asking him for leniency.

Trump also met with Brewer, a Trump supporter who is a frequent commentator on FOX News and writes columns for conservative website Newsmax. Brewer’s most recent article was titled “4 Ways Trump has done More For African Americans than Barack Obama.”

“My goal is to help calm this wave,” Brewer told ABC News in a phone interview about the tensions between the black community and Trump. “It’s all about emotion.”

Brewer said he and the president did not specifically speak about the latest controversy regarding the four congresswomen and the rally chant, saying that his agenda was criminal justice reform and how it’s impacting the African American community.

“I came to talk about what’s been done. Thousands of black families have their dads now,” said Brewer, referring to the announcement on Friday that 3,100 inmates were released from prison under the First Step Act.

“I was focused on discussing issues that are making a real impact for black families in America. Period.”

“It felt good hearing his passion,” Brewer added.

Brewer played professional football for the Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the Arizona Cardinals, and said he now works as a philanthropist.

A White House spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.

On Sunday, civil rights icon Rep. Elijah Cummings called President Trump a “racist,” telling ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos “I believe he is — yes, no doubt it.”

Referring to the “send her back” chants about Rep. Omar, Cummings said, “when I hear those things, it takes me back.”

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Tom Brady faces backlash for jumping off cliff with 6-year-old daughter

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Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — New England Patriots star Tom Brady is soaking up family time this offseason, but he’s not immune from critics chiming in on his performance off the football field as a parent.

Over the weekend, Brady shared a video on Instagram from his vacation in Costa Rica, showing him leaping off a rock formation with his youngest daughter.

The father of three had been on the edge of the small cliff and waterfall above a natural pool where other people were seen swimming below. He joined hands with his daughter Vivian, 6, asked, “Are you ready?” counted to three, yelled “go” and the pair jumped into the water.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson replied to the video, “You KNOW I have complete faith in you as a man, friend, player and father – but this just gave me anxiety. Geeezus,” he wrote, followed by the crying laughing and clapping emojis.

Rapper Sean Combs, aka Diddy, also commented with the crying laughing emoji.

Other social media followers were quick to add their thoughts in the comments, shocked at what they perceived as “irresponsible” behavior.

“Not the smartest move,” one commenter said. “She could have been hurt. Next time wait to make sure she’s jumping too.”

Another user took to Twitter and called on the NFL to look into his actions as punishable.

The six-time Super Bowl champ previously jumped off a higher cliff in 2015, after which he tweeted, “Never doing that again!”

It is unclear how high the rock face was or where in Costa Rica this weekend’s jump took place.

Brady has not commented further.

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Report: Barcelona set to open talks on extending Messi's contract

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Quality Sport Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Barcelona is reportedly seeking to keep its star player, Lionel Messi, in Spain past his currrent contract.

Sources tell ESPN the soccer club is set to open discussions with the 32-year-old forward on extending his contract until 2023. Messi’s current deal with Barça ends in 2021.

According to ESPN, negotiations on Messi’s contract extension will be held between Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu and Jorge Messi, Lionel Messi’s father and agent.

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Scoreboard roundup — 7/21/19

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iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Colorado 8, NY Yankees 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 5, Boston 0
Detroit 4, Toronto 3, 10 Innings
Tampa Bay 4, Chi White Sox 2
Cleveland 5, Kansas City 4
Minnesota 7, Oakland 6
Houston 5, Texas 3
LA Angels 9, Seattle 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 1
Philadelphia 2, Pittsburgh 1, 11 innings
San Diego 5, Chi Cubs 1
San Francisco 3, NY Mets 2, 12 innings
Milwaukee 7, Arizona 4
LA Dodgers 9, Miami 0
Atlanta 7, Washington 1

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Washington 93, Atlanta 65
Las Vegas 79, Minnesota 74
Chicago 78, Indiana 70

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Atlanta 2, D.C. United 0

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