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Puerto Rico’s women’s basketball team inspires an island on the way to the Olympics

Puerto Rico’s women’s basketball team inspires an island on the way to the Olympics

TuelekZa/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Puerto Rico women’s basketball team is going to the 2020 Olympics and are making history in the process.The team has qualified for the Olympics for the first time ever, according to the International Basketball Federation. Although they lost to France in an 89-51 final at the qualifying tournament on Feb. 9,…

Scoreboard roundup — 2/24/20

Scoreboard roundup — 2/24/20

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 129, Atlanta 112Orlando 115, Brooklyn 113Milwaukee 137, Washington 134 — OTCleveland 125, Miami 119 — OTHouston 123, New York 112Dallas 139, Minnesota 123Phoenix 131, Utah 111L.A. Clippers 124, Memphis 97NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 4, Ottawa 3 — OTTOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLKansas 83, Oklahoma St.…

At Kobe Bryant memorial service Vanessa Bryant opens up, Michael Jordan wipes away tears

At Kobe Bryant memorial service Vanessa Bryant opens up, Michael Jordan wipes away tears

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A powerful public memorial service was held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles Monday to honor NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, nearly one month after the helicopter crash that took their lives.Former teammate Shaquille O’Neal told the 20,000 mourners that “Kobe and I always…

Kobe Bryant’s public memorial service set to begin at Staples Center

Kobe Bryant’s public memorial service set to begin at Staples Center

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, will be honored at a public memorial service Monday, nearly one month after the helicopter crash that took their lives.Monday’s service is set to begin at 10 a.m. local time in downtown Los Angeles at the Staples Center — home of…

Zamboni driver leads Carolina Hurricanes to victory as emergency goalie

Zamboni driver leads Carolina Hurricanes to victory as emergency goalie

bigjohn36/iStock(TORONTO) — A Zamboni driver made his NHL debut when he took the ice as an emergency backup goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes.Dave Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver and arena maintenance worker for the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, was at the Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto watching Saturday’s Maple Leafs…

Scoreboard roundup — 2/23/20

Scoreboard roundup — 2/23/20

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Lakers 114, Boston 112Toronto 127, Indiana 81Denver 128, Minnesota 116Oklahoma City 131, San Antonio 103Chicago 126, Washington 117New Orleans 115, Golden State 101Portland 107, Detroit 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 5, Pittsburgh 3Buffalo 2, Winnipeg 1Dallas 2, Chicago 1NY Islanders 4, San Jose 1Calgary…

Brother of Chicago Bears legend among 10 charged in illegal gambling scheme

Brother of Chicago Bears legend among 10 charged in illegal gambling scheme

Sezeryadigar/iStock(CHICAGO) — Casey Urlacher, the brother of Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, was among those charged this week in an illegal offshore gambling scheme.Urlacher and eight others helped supposed ringleader Vincent Delgiudice — also known as “Uncle Mick” — take sports bets and placed them in an illegal sports book based in…

62-year-old man breaks world record with 8-hour plank

62-year-old man breaks world record with 8-hour plank

fizkes/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois man who spent the past several months training seven hours a day, including 1,500 sit-ups daily, has broken the male world record for longest time in the plank position.George Hood, 62, of Naperville, Illinois, held a plank for eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds, according to Guinness World Records, which…

2 former Ohio State football players indicted for rape, kidnapping

2 former Ohio State football players indicted for rape, kidnapping

Franklin County Ohio Sheriff(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Two former Ohio State University football players accused of kidnapping and raping a woman were indicted on Friday.Amir Riep, 21, Jahsen Wint, 21, are each facing two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced.The charges stem from an alleged Feb. 4 incident…

USWNT files motion seeking damages in equal pay lawsuit

USWNT files motion seeking damages in equal pay lawsuit

artisteer/iStock(NEW YORK) — The battle between the U.S. Women’s National Team and the United States Soccer Federation continued on Thursday, with both sides filing motions in court.Last March, 28 members of the team filed a lawsuit against the federation alleging gender discrimination in their treatment versus how the governing body treats the men’s team.The lawsuit…

Scoreboard roundup — 2/24/20

Scoreboard roundup — 2/24/20

iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 129, Atlanta 112Orlando 115, Brooklyn 113Milwaukee 137, Washington 134 — OTCleveland 125, Miami 119 — OTHouston 123, New York 112Dallas 139, Minnesota 123Phoenix 131, Utah 111L.A. Clippers 124, Memphis 97NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEColumbus 4, Ottawa 3 — OTTOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLKansas 83, Oklahoma St.…

At Kobe Bryant memorial service Vanessa Bryant opens up, Michael Jordan wipes away tears

At Kobe Bryant memorial service Vanessa Bryant opens up, Michael Jordan wipes away tears

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A powerful public memorial service was held at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles Monday to honor NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, nearly one month after the helicopter crash that took their lives.Former teammate Shaquille O’Neal told the 20,000 mourners that “Kobe and I always…

Kobe Bryant’s public memorial service set to begin at Staples Center

Kobe Bryant’s public memorial service set to begin at Staples Center

Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — NBA great Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, will be honored at a public memorial service Monday, nearly one month after the helicopter crash that took their lives.Monday’s service is set to begin at 10 a.m. local time in downtown Los Angeles at the Staples Center — home of…

Zamboni driver leads Carolina Hurricanes to victory as emergency goalie

Zamboni driver leads Carolina Hurricanes to victory as emergency goalie

bigjohn36/iStock(TORONTO) — A Zamboni driver made his NHL debut when he took the ice as an emergency backup goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes.Dave Ayres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver and arena maintenance worker for the Maple Leafs’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, was at the Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto watching Saturday’s Maple Leafs…