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NHL player ‘doing very well’ after suffering cardiac episode during Blues-Ducks game

NHL player ‘doing very well’ after suffering cardiac episode during Blues-Ducks game

Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) –The player with the NHL’s St. Louis Blues who was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the bench during Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks appears to be on the mend, the team’s general manager said Wednesday.Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, 36, suffered a cardiac episode and collapsed on…

Two Ohio State football players charged with rape, kidnapping

Two Ohio State football players charged with rape, kidnapping

DenisTangneyJr/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Two Ohio State University Buckeye football players are facing charges of kidnapping and raping a woman, according to court documents filed Tuesday in Franklin County Municipal Court in Ohio.Amir Riep, 21, and Jahsen Wint, 21, are charged with rape with the threat of force, and kidnapping with engaging in sexual activity, both…

Shanghai cancels Formula One race as coronavirus continues to spread in China

Shanghai cancels Formula One race as coronavirus continues to spread in China

mevans/iStock(NEW YORK) — Shanghai is postponing its Formula One Chinese Grand Prix racing event, previously scheduled for April 19, as novel coronavirus continues to claim lives in China.The decision was made in order to “ensure the health and safety of the traveling staff, championship participants and fans,” FIA, the international racing association, said in a…

NHL player alert after suffering cardiac episode during Blues-Ducks game

NHL player alert after suffering cardiac episode during Blues-Ducks game

Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — A player with the NHL’s St. Louis Blues was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the bench during Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, causing the remainder of the game to be postponed.Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, 36, suffered a cardiac episode and collapsed on the St. Louis…

Scoreboard roundup — 2/11/20

Scoreboard roundup — 2/11/20

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 126, Chicago 114Philadelphia 110, L.A. Clippers 103New Orleans 138, Portland 117San Antonio 114, Oklahoma City 106Houston 116, Boston 105NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEBuffalo 3, Detroit 2NY Islanders 5, Philadelphia 3Florida 5, New Jersey 3Tampa Bay 2, Pittsburgh 1 — OTToronto 3, Arizona 2…

Emotional service honors Altobelli family killed in Kobe Bryant crash

Emotional service honors Altobelli family killed in Kobe Bryant crash

nazarethman/iStock(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — A college coach, his wife and daughter who all died in a helicopter crash alongside Kobe Bryant were honored at an emotional memorial service where friends and family shared tears and stories.Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli and his wife, Keri Altobelli, were onboard the helicopter with their 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa…

Opening arguments begin for MSU gymnastics coach accused in sex abuse cover up

Opening arguments begin for MSU gymnastics coach accused in sex abuse cover up

Kuzma/iStock(LANSING, Mich.) — Opening arguments began Tuesday in Michigan in the criminal case against a former Michigan State University gymnastics coach who allegedly spent years covering up Larry Nassar’s sex abuse when he worked at the school.Kathie Klages told investigators in 2018 that she had no knowledge of any gymnastics member making any complaints against…

Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa speaks out about unimaginable grief

Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa speaks out about unimaginable grief

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Kobe Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, has opened up about her grief in the wake of her family’s unimaginable loss. In an Instagram post Monday, Vanessa Bryant wrote that she’s been “reluctant to put my feelings into words” but wanted to share her experiences in case anybody in a similar situation could relate.…

Female sportscasters reflect on their love for the job for Black History Month

Female sportscasters reflect on their love for the job for Black History Month

iStock(NEW YORK) — Four sports broadcasters whose names have been celebrated everywhere from the sidelines to the studio have a few things in common when it comes to their rise through the ranks of sports journalism and what they have learned along the way.Pam Oliver, Lisa Salters and Maria Taylor joined ESPN SportsCenter host Sage…

Kobe Bryant crash: Coach, wife, daughter to be honored at memorial service

Kobe Bryant crash: Coach, wife, daughter to be honored at memorial service

Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — A college coach, his wife and daughter who all died in a helicopter crash alongside Kobe Bryant will be honored at a memorial service on Monday.Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli and his wife Keri Altobelli were on board with daughter Alyssa Altobelli, who was a basketball teammate…

Former Miami Heat lawyer claims she was fired for going on maternity leave

Former Miami Heat lawyer claims she was fired for going on maternity leave

iStock(MIAMI) — A former attorney for the Miami Heat NBA team is suing the basketball organization in federal court, claiming she was fired in retaliation for taking maternity leave.Vered Yakovee, who was a vice president and associate general counsel for The Heat Group, had been approved to become an adoptive parent in the fall of…

Ticket information released for Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant memorial

Ticket information released for Kobe Bryant, Gianna Bryant memorial

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — Ticket information for the public memorial service of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant has been released.Tickets for the Feb. 24 memorial start at $24.02 or can be purchased for $224 each or two for $224, according to the NBA.Similar to the date of the service, the prices have significance.…

California track defends safety record after horse is euthanized

California track defends safety record after horse is euthanized

winhorse/iStock(ARCADIA, Calif.) — Santa Anita Park is touting a high rate of safety for the horses that train and race at the facility in the wake of the latest death on its main track.A 3-year-old horse named Miss Romania was euthanized Wednesday after she suffered a suspected fracture on her left humerus, according to the…

Soccer star Alex Morgan shares hopes for her unborn daughter

Soccer star Alex Morgan shares hopes for her unborn daughter

Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Soccer star Alex Morgan has won big both on and off the field.Morgan, a member of the World Cup-winning U.S. Women’s National Team, is expecting her first child — a daughter — this year, and said that while she’s enjoyed her pregnancy, “I am ready for her to…

Scoreboard roundup — 2/13/20

Scoreboard roundup — 2/13/20

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thurday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONBoston 141, L.A. Clippers 133 — OTOklahoma 123, New Orleans 118NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEDallas 3, Toronto 2New Jersey 4, Detroit 1Philadelphia 6, Florida 2Tampa Bay 3, Edmonton 1Buffalo 4, Columbus 3 — OTOttawa 3, Arizona 2Nashville 5, NY Islanders 0NY Rangers 4, Minnesota 3…