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Scoreboard roundup -- 8/22/17

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

INTERLEAGUE
Atlanta       4  Seattle    0
Washington    4  Houston    3
Kansas City   3  Colorado   2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Oakland       6  Baltimore       4
N-Y Yankees  13  Detroit         4
Boston        9  Cleveland       1
Tampa Bay     6  Toronto         5
Minnesota     4  Chi White Sox   1
L.A. Angels  10  Texas           1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami         12  Philadelphia    8
L.A. Dodgers   8  Pittsburgh      5
Chi Cubs      13  Cincinnati      9
Arizona        7  N-Y Mets        4
Miami          7  Philadelphia    4
San Diego     12  St. Louis       4
Milwaukee      4  San Francisco   3

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Minnesota    105  Phoenix       69
L.A. Sparks   75  San Antonio   55

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Cavs trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Nets 2018 pick

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics as part of a major trade deal for Isaiah Thomas and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 unprotected first-round pick.

The Cavs will also get forward Jae Crowder and center Ante Zizic.

Irving, a four-time All-Star, requested a trade in July after sources said to ESPN he no longer wanted to play alongside LeBron James.

“Kyrie is one of the best scorers in the NBA. He has proven that on the biggest stage, the NBA Finals, the last three years,” said Danny Ainge, Celtics president of basketball operations, in a statement. “He’s been an NBA Champion, an Olympic Gold Medalist, and a four-time All-Star. For all he’s accomplished, we think his best years are ahead of him.”

Both teams will face off in Cleveland on Oct. 17 to open the season.

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Lindsey Vonn slams leak of 'despicable' intimate photos hacked from phone

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is threatening legal action after "intimate" photos of her and ex-boyfriend Tiger Woods surfaced online earlier this week.

“It is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegally publish private intimate photos," Vonn's rep told ABC News in a statement on Tuesday.

"Lindsey will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. She believes the individuals responsible for hacking her private photos as well as the websites that encourage this detestable conduct should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law,” the statement said.

No information was given on the individuals or group responsible for the hack. The websites that allegedly published the illicit pictures were not named in the statement.

The Olympic gold medalist, 32, and the golf superstar, 41, dated for almost three years before calling it off in early 2015.

"I will always cherish the memories that we've created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. I will always admire and respect Tiger. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart," Vonn wrote on Facebook at the time of the split.

A request for comment from Woods' rep about the hack and the photos was not immediately returned to ABC News.

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Unrecruited University of Texas football player receives magical scholarship surprise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Coaches for the University of Texas football team brought in a magician to boost morale but one player was shocked to see what the man pulled out of his magic hat.

Unrecruited senior offensive lineman Garrett Graf was in the spotlight as the magician’s assistant, unaware that it was part of a planned surprise, when the man pulled a card from a top hat with a special message.

"On behalf of the UT football program," the magician read last Wednesday night, "I’m pleased to inform you that you are now on a full academic scholarship."

The entire room roared with applause and Graf immediately became overcome with emotion.

"There's a lot of guys here that deserve this just as much if not more than I do," Graf said, choking up. "I promise you guys I won't let you down and I appreciate this more than you can possibly imagine.

“This has been a childhood dream of mine just to be here," Graf continued, thanking the coaches.

Now listed at 6-foot-2 and 285 pounds, the fourth-year unrecruited player, aka a walk-on, did not see game action until he played in two games last year, according to the school’s 2017 football roster.

So happy for @GarrettGraf75. Well deserved honor for a great teammate. #1-0 #ThisIsTexas pic.twitter.com/STukMeLped

— Coach Tom Herman (@CoachTomHerman) August 17, 2017

The Grand Prarie, Texas, native called his father to share the good news and embraced his coach in appreciation while celebrating with the entire team.

Head coach Tom Herman said on Twitter that it was a "well deserved honor for a great teammate."

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Scoreboard roundup -- 8/21/17

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

INTERLEAGUE
Seattle   6  Atlanta   5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Chi White Sox   7  Minnesota       6
Baltimore       7  Oakland         3
Cleveland       5  Boston          4
Minnesota      10  Chi White Sox   2
Texas           5  L.A. Angels     3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
L.A. Dodgers    6  Pittsburgh   5, 12 Innings
Arizona         3  N-Y Mets     2, 10 Innings
San Francisco   2  Milwaukee    0

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NFL close to extending Commissioner Roger Goodell's current deal

Allen Kee/ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- The National Football League and its commissioner Roger Goodell are close to agreeing on a new five-year extension that runs through 2024, according to ESPN. The deal was first reported by the Sports Business Journal.

ESPN's Adam Schefter says while a deal is likely, talks have not progressed as expected due to some issues with the deal.

ESPN reports Goodell made $32 million during the 2015 fiscal year, citing the league's 2015 tax filing, and has surpassed $200 million since becoming commissioner in 2006.

An extension would mark the third time in Goodell's tenure that the league has agreed to rework his deal. He was extended in 2009 and again in 2012.

Goodell's current deal expires in 2019.

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Denver Broncos name quarterback Trevor Siemian starter ahead of Paxton Lynch

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(DENVER) -- ESPN reports Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph named quarterback Trevor Siemian the team's starting quarterback, calling him the "clear-cut winner" over Paxton Lynch.

Joseph made the announcement to the media:

"We decided on making Trevor Siemian our quarterback. Both guys competed hard. Both guys wanted the job. We're pleased with both guys, but overall the operation of the entire offense, decision-making, ball placement, was more consistent with Trevor. That's why he won the job."

Siemian and Lynch each started one preseason game in what was a competition between the two for the starting job. They both took first-team reps throughout the early offseason.

Siemian has outperformed Lynch statistically so far this preseason, throwing for 144 yards and a touchdown. Lynch has thrown for 81 yards and has not led the offense to a touchdown to date.

Siemian started 14 games for the Broncos last season after beating out then-backup Mark Sanchez for the starting job.

Lynch was Denver's first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, selected after playing for the University of Memphis.

Joseph had positive things to say about Lynch despite him not becoming the starter:

"He knows he's one play from playing, so he can't lose his enthusiasm for getting better as a quarterback. That's a big deal for him, just keep his focus, be a good teammate and keep working."

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