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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/27/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE
Colorado 8, Cleveland 6

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 11, Boston 3
Minnesota 6, Kansas City 5
Toronto 5, Chi White Sox 1
Seattle 3, Houston 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
LA Dodgers at NY Mets (Postponed)
Cincinnati 3, St. Louis 1
Milwaukee 5, Chi Cubs 1
Washington 8, Atlanta 4
San Francisco 8, Philadelphia 4
San Diego 2, Miami 1

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Boston 105, Indiana 102 (Boston wins series 4-0)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Dallas 5, Edmonton 3 (Dallas leads series 2-1)

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PGA winner Grayson Murray, 30, died by suicide, family says

Grayson Murray of the United States hits a tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club on May 23, 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tim Heitman/Getty Images)

(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or worried about a friend or loved one, call or text the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 for free, confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Professional golfer and PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray died by suicide on Saturday morning at 30 years old, according to his family and PGA officials.

"We have spent the last 24 hours trying to come to terms with the fact that our son is gone," Eric and Terry Murray said in a statement Sunday shared by the PGA. "It’s surreal that we not only have to admit it to ourselves, but that we also have to acknowledge it to the world. It’s a nightmare. We have so many questions that have no answers."

They later added: "We would like to thank the PGA TOUR and the entire world of golf for the outpouring of support. Life wasn’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.

"Please respect our privacy as we work through this incredible tragedy, and please honor Grayson by being kind to one another. If that becomes his legacy, we could ask for nothing else."

"We were devastated to learn -- and are heartbroken to share -- that PGA TOUR player Grayson Murray passed away this morning," PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said Saturday in a statement, adding: "I am at a loss for words."

Murray's passing comes one day after withdrawing from the Charles Schwab Challenge on Friday, citing an illness, according to ESPN.

Monahan said the Charles Schwab Challenge would continue as scheduled and that he's been in contact with Murray's parents.

"I reached out to Grayson's parents to offer our deepest condolences, and during that conversation, they asked that we continue with tournament play," Monahan said. "They were adamant that Grayson would want us to do so. As difficult as it will be, we want to respect their wishes."

Murray's career in professional golfing was distinguished with several major titles, since becoming the second-youngest player to compete in the Korn Ferry Tour at 16 years old.

He won his second PGA Tour title at this year's Sony Open in Hawaii after winning the 2017 Barbasol Championship.

Murray reached a career-high of 46th in the Official World Golf Ranking after his victory in Hawaii.

Murray was open about his past battle with alcoholism and depression, saying in January that he's been sober since early 2023.

"The PGA Tour is a family, and when you lose a member of your family, you are never the same," Monahan said in the statement Saturday. "We mourn Grayson and pray for comfort for his loved ones."

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/23/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE  
Colorado 9, Oakland 10
Texas 2, Philadelphia 5

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 9, Detroit 1
Seattle 0, NY Yankees 5
Baltimore 8, Chicago White Sox 6

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Cincinnati 4, San Diego 6                      
Chicago Cubs 0, Atlanta 3    
San Francisco 7, Pittsburgh 6 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Indiana Pacers 110, Boston Celtics 126     

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
New York Liberty 81, Chicago Sky 90
Minnesota Lynx 82, Connecticut Sun 83
Washington Mystics TBA, Phoenix Mercury TBA 

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Edmonton Oilers TBA, Dallas Stars TBA

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/22/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE  
Baltimore 4, St. Louis 5
Colorado 4, Oakland 3 
Cleveland 6, N.Y. Mets 3             
Minnesota 3, Washington 2           
Philadelphia 11, Texas 4 

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 8, Tampa Bay 5           
Chicago White Sox 2, Toronto 9           
Kansas City 8, Detroit 3 
Seattle 3, N.Y. Yankees 7           
Houston 1, L.A. Angels 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Arizona 6, L.A. Dodgers 0
Cincinnati 7, San Diego 3           
Milwaukee 0, Miami 1          
Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 9           
Chicago Cubs 2, Atlanta 9          

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Dallas Mavericks 108, Minnesota Timberwolves 105     

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Indiana Fever 83, Seattle Storm 85

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
NY Rangers 0, Florida Panthers 3

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Scoreboard roundup -- 5/21/24

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INTERLEAGUE  
Baltimore 1, St. Louis 1 (SUSPENDED)
Colorado 4, Oakland 5  
Cleveland 7, N.Y. Mets 6             
Minnesota 10, Washington 0           
Philadelphia 5, Texas 2 

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 5, Tampa Bay 2           
Chicago White Sox 5, Toronto 0           
Kansas City 10, Detroit 3 
Seattle 6, N.Y. Yankees 3           
Houston 6, L.A. Angels 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Arizona 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 
Cincinnati 2, San Diego 0           
Milwaukee 7, Miami 5           
Pittsburgh 7, San Francisco 6           
Chicago Cubs 4, Atlanta 3          

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFS
Boston 133, Indiana 128      

WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Phoenix 98, Las Vegas 88       
Washington 68, Los Angeles 70  
Atlanta 83, Dallas 78

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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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