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Sunday
Feb172019

Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested in Miami

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after he got into an argument with a couple in Miami.

The Miami-Herald reports Watson posted bond and was released from a Miami-Dade County Jail.

According to police, Walton's car was blocking the entrance to the parking garage at his condo building and an argument started when a couple in another car asked him to move his car.

Walton became angry when a woman in the car began filming the incident and allegedly grabbed the phone from her.

Both Walton and the woman suffered scratches following the incident, according the police.

The 21-year old played at the University of Miami and was drafted in the fourth round by the Bengals last year.

Walton appeared in just six games in his rookie season and rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries.

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Friday
Feb152019

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid resolve collusion grievances with NFL

Paul Marotta/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A Fformer San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their collusion grievances against the NFL, according to a joint statement released by the players and the league.

"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL," the statement, released separately by the league and the players, said. "As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party."

Kaepernick and Reid filed separate collusion grievances in 2017 and 2018, respectively, over their employment with the NFL after becoming free agents and remaining unsigned. Both demanded arbitration hearings on the matter under the terms of the collective bargaining agreements they had with the NFL, choosing the law firm Geragos & Geragos to represent them rather than going through the NFL Players Association.

Kaepernick has not been with an NFL team since the end of the 2016 season. He drew national attention for kneeling during the national anthem before playing in games to protest police brutality against black people and people of color.

Reid, who played for the 49ers at the time, was the first player to join Kaepernick in kneeling, setting off a movement that would transcend the NFL and spark condemnation from those who opposed the protest, including President Donald Trump.

The NFL Players Association, which has supported the two players during the grievance process, reiterated its support in a statement on Friday.

"Today we were informed by the NFL of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion cases," a statement from the NFLPA said. "We are not privy to the details of the settlement, but support the decision by players and their counsel. We continuously supported Colin and Eric from the start of their protests, participated with their lawyers throughout their legal proceedings and were prepared to participate in the upcoming trial in pursuit of both truth and justice for what we believe the NFL and its clubs did to them. We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well."

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Friday
Feb152019

Thunder’s Russell Westbrook extends triple-double record to 11 games

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook extended his NBA record of consecutive triple-doubles to 11 games Thursday.

The 30-year-old point guard finished the night with 44 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists, but it wasn't enough to help his team fend off the New Orleans Pelicans, who won 131-122.

Earlier this week, Westbrook broke Wilt Chamberlain's record of nine consecutive triple-doubles, set back in 1968.

So far this season, Westbrook leads the NBA with 24 triple-doubles.

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Friday
Feb152019

Scoreboard roundup -- 2/14/19

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Orlando 127, Charlotte 89
N.Y. Knicks 106, Atlanta 91
New Orleans 131, Oklahoma City 122

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
N.Y. Islanders 3, Columbus 0
SO Florida 3, Calgary 2
Detroit 3, Ottawa 2
Tampa Bay 6, Dallas 0
Colorado 4, Winnipeg 1
Nashville 3, Montreal 1
Chicago 5, New Jersey 2
St. Louis 4, Arizona 0
Toronto 6, Vegas 3
SO Vancouver 4, L.A. Kings 3
Washington 5, San Jose 1

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(3) Gonzaga 73, Loyola Marymount 60
(9) Houston 71, UConn 63

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Thursday
Feb142019

MLB pitcher described as 'walking miracle' returns to the mound for spring training 

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Spring training workouts are underway for most Major League Baseball clubs -- and of all the pitchers and catchers who have reported to camp, none is more impressive than right-hander Danny Farquhar.

Doctors have called Farquhar a walking miracle after he suffered a brain hemorrhage in the White Sox dugout last April and spent 18 days in intensive care.

The 31-year-old pitcher and father of three has defied the odds with his incredible comeback as he returned to the mound on a minor league contract at Yankees training camp on Wednesday.

"Every time I step on a big league mound it's pretty awesome," Farquhar said. "And I can't wait for that moment."

 A fleeting feeling for Farquhar when less than a year ago he was rushed off the field after a ruptured aneurysm.

"I was devastated that I wasn't going to be able to play," he said. "Little did I know I wasn't even thinking, 'hey man your life just got saved by some doctors, and you're lucky to be alive.'"

The pitcher has spent six seasons with four different teams and will celebrate his birthday on Feb. 17.

His wife Lexie said it's the start of a new beginning for her superstar husband.

"Our story's not over yet so we're going to enjoy every moment," she said.

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Thursday
Feb142019

Alexis Ohanian reveals what makes his marriage to Serena Williams work

ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian are an extremely high profile couple.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, regularly dominates on the court, and Ohanian is a successful business magnate who co-founded Reddit and Initialized Capital, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm.

The two married in 2017 and have a 1-year-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.

Ohanian recently spoke to Glamour about his relationship with his wife, how the two manage to stay connected despite their wild careers and how baby Olympia has changed their relationship.

He explained that the many grand gestures he's done for Williams aren't the most important of their marriage.

"But I think if you were to ask my wife, or many other people in relationships, it’s often the simpler things that are the most important," he wrote. "You have to show up. You have to be supportive. These are the things that matter."

I know I’ve been successful in my career, but I’m not the one racking up the trophies.

He shared that the two have to work extremely hard to organize their schedules so they don't spend more than a week apart.

"When you’re married to the GOAT, the logistics alone can make the act of physically “showing up” a challenge," he described. "Serena’s tennis schedule takes her all over the world, and my career also requires being on the road, whether it’s traveling to meet with founders, speaking at industry events, or spending time at my venture capital firm, Initialized’s home office in San Francisco."

Google calendar plays a major role in helping connect their schedules, he admits.

However, the birth of their daughter brought about changes that he fully embraced. "My understanding of showing up and being present for my wife was taken to a whole new level when Olympia was born," he wrote.

He describes that he was afforded the luxury of 16 weeks of paid leave from Reddit, also admitting his founder status helped a bit.

"It was incredible to be able to spend quality time with Olympia," he shares. "And it was perhaps even more meaningful to be there for my wife and to adjust to this new life we created together—especially after all the complications she had during and after the birth."

He also acknowledges how fortunate he is to have had this opportunity and admits that many men do not have the same luxury.

Ohanian, who has spoken out before about championing his wife's success rather than feeling threatened, also touched on the gender roles attached to parenting and marriage.

My understanding of showing up and being present for my wife was taken to a whole new level when Olympia was born.

"I’ve seen the tweets and comments about how being less successful (or doing what is traditionally considered “women’s work” and caring for your kids) can be "emasculating,"" he wrote. "To me, that says more about the guy than anything else."

"If you need to make more money than your partner to have confidence, then I think there’s something more going on under the hood," he added. "If that’s where your swagger’s gotta come from, then it’s probably not real."

 Ohanian explains that he is willing to make sacrifices in his marriage.

"I know I’ve been successful in my career, but I’m not the one racking up the trophies," he shared. "It helps that my wife and I both know what it takes to be successful and bring that mutual understanding, drive and relentlessness to the table. But at the end of the day sometimes her career really does have to come first."

"I try to be the most supportive partner I can be and to have conversations with her about her career goals and what she can do to reach them," he added.

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Thursday
Feb142019

James Harden’s 30-point streak now up to 31 games

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Houston Rockets point guard James Harden extended his streak of scoring at least 30 points in a game Wednesday night to 31 games.

Harden, 29, finished the night with 42 points. However, that wasn’t enough to help his team beat the Minnesota Timberwolves, who won the game 121-111.

With his 30-point streak now up to 31 games, Harden is tied with NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain for the second-longest such streak in the league’s history. Chamberlain also holds the record for the most consecutive games with at least 30 points with 65 games.

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Thursday
Feb142019

Scoreboard roundup -- 2/13/19

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
3 OT Brooklyn 148, Cleveland 139
Milwaukee 106, Indiana 97
Boston 118, Detroit 110
Philadelphia 126, N.Y. Knicks 111
Toronto 129, Washington 120
Minnesota 121, Houston 111
Chicago 122, Memphis 110
Miami 112, Dallas 101
Denver 120, Sacramento 118
L.A. Clippers 134, Phoenix 107
Portland 129, Golden State 107

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 1
Anaheim 1, Vancouver 0

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(1) Tennessee 85, South Carolina 73
(13) Villanova 85, Providence 67
(15) Texas Tech 78, Oklahoma St. 50
(17) Florida St. 88, Wake Forest 66
(22) Virginia Tech 76, Georgia Tech 68

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Wednesday
Feb132019

Report: Steelers' Antonio Brown requests trade

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown reportedly wants out of Pittsburgh.

A source tells ESPN the seven-time Pro-Bowler has officially asked to be traded from the team.

The news comes after Brown alluded to his plans in a tweet Tuesday.

Brown, 30, has been with the Steelers since his NFL career began in 2010. This past season, he caught 104 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns.

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Wednesday
Feb132019

Marlins, Sergio Romo agree on one-year deal: Report

33ft/iStock(MIAMI) -- The Miami Marlins have reportedly landed relief pitcher Sergio Romo.

A source tells ESPN the team and 35-year-old right-hander have agreed on a one-year deal worth $1.25 million. The contract is pending a physical.

Last season with the Tampa Bay Rays, Romo had a 4.14 ERA with 25 saves and 75 strikeouts.

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