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3 dead in soccer riot in Honduras as opposing fans attack team bus

iStock(NEW YORK) — Three people were killed during riots before a soccer match in Honduras late Saturday when opposing fans attacked a team bus and chaos broke out between spectators and police. At least 10 other people were injured, some seriously, according to the Honduran Red Cross.The game between Motagua and Olimpia was called off…read more »

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s plane bounced at least twice before ‘coming down hard’ in fiery crash: NTSB

guvendemir/iStock(ELIZABETHON, Tenn.) — NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s plane bounced at least twice before “coming down hard” on the right main landing gear resulting in Thursday’s fiery crash, officials said Friday. Earnhardt, his wife and their 1-year-old daughter were on board with two pilots during the accident and they all escaped without serious injuries, officials…read more »

Army allows West Point graduate to sign with Philadelphia Eagles

skynesher/iStock(NEW YORK) —  A former West Point offensive tackle has been granted an exception by the Army in order to sign a three-year deal to play football for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN. Brett Toth, an Army second lieutenant, graduated from West Point as a nuclear engineer in May 2018 and has fulfilled his…read more »

Scoreboard roundup — 8/15/19

iStock (NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events: MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUESeattle 7, Detroit 2  Cleveland 19, NY Yankees 5Minnesota 13, Texas 6    LA Angels 8, Chi White Sox 7Oakland 7, Houston 6NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 13, LA Dodgers 7Cincinnati 2, St. Louis 1Philadelphia 7, Chi Cubs 5NY Mets 10, Atlanta 8San Francisco…read more »

NFL players help pay bail for immigration activist jailed by ICE after reciting poem against family separations

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — An undocumented immigration activist was freed from an ICE detention center in Southern California nearly three months after he was first detained, thanks to the help of some NFL players and multiple organizations, his lawyers said.Jose Bello, 22, was released from the Mesa Verde ICE Detention Center in Bakersfield on Monday, according…read more »

Report: Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins hurts knee during workout

Matt_Brown/iStock(NEW YORK) — DeMarcus Cousins may have suffered a knee injury just a month after signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN reports.Sources tell ESPN the 29-year-old center bumped knees with another player while working out in Las Vegas Monday. Cousins left the court after the incident and is expected to undergo further testing in…read more »

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