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  • Leon Bennett/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro battled it out in the NBA dunk contest. Larry Nance Jr. dressed in his father's old uniform and also had his father, who won the contest in 1984,  help him with one of his dunks.  But Nance's nostalgia was no match for Donovan Mitchell, the Utah Jazz rookie.Mitchell's show at the Staples Center won him the slam dunk contest and capped off NBA All Star Saturday. Mitchell sealed his victory over Nance Jr. with the 360 degree spin dunk that Vince Carter used to win the 2000 contest. "I wanted this so badly," Mitchell said. "This is one of my favorite events of All-Star weekend. To not only be in it, but to win it, it's crazy."Before making his winning dunk, Mitchell peeled off his Jazz jersey to reveal a vintage Carter jersey from the Toronto Raptors.Mitchell needed a score of 47 to beat Nance, and he got a 48 from the five judges: DJ Khaled, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Rock and Hall of Famers Julius Erving and Lisa Leslie.Nance had earned a perfect 50 with a slam off a double alley-oop off the glass.Mitchell advanced to the finals with a creative dunk in the first round that used his sister, Jordan, as well as Kevin Hart and the comedian's son as props. Mitchell's sister, Hart and the comedian's son, crouched in a line in front of the basket. Mitchell had an assistant toss the ball off the side of the backboard. He caught it and did a one-handed tomahawk dunk as he jumped over his sister, Hart and his son.For that dunk, Mitchell wore a Darrell Griffith Jazz jersey. Griffith participated in the first slam dunk contest in 1984.It earned a perfect 50.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores from today's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  Team World  155  Team USA  124  NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT  Philadelphia    2  Columbus    1 Final  N-Y Islanders   3  Carolina    0 Final  Winnipeg        6  Colorado    1 Final  Dallas          2  St. Louis   1 TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final  St. Bonaventure   77  (16) Rhode Island   74Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • ABC News(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- And the jabs at Vice President Mike Pence keep coming.U.S. Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy took aim at Mike Pence again Thursday night, joking that he's unable to shake the vice president's hand because of a thumb injury."Broke my thumb yesterday in practice," Kenworthy tweeted, along with an X-ray of his thumb. "It won't stop me from competing (obvi) but it does prevent me from shaking Pence's hand so... Silver linings! Will be giving my teammates (and literally everyone else) an enthusiastic 'thumbs up!' of encouragement the rest of the trip."A Twitter user blasted Kenworthy, tweeting at him, "Your obsession with Pence is creepy."But Kenworthy, unlike fellow openly gay U.S. Olympian Adam Rippon, hasn't publicly criticized Pence too much."This was literally my first tweet ever that mentioned him," Kenworthy shot back in a tweet. While Kenworthy, 26, may not have previously taken to Twitter to express disdain for Pence, he did tell Ellen DeGeneres during an appearance earlier this month on her show that “to have someone leading the delegation that's directly attacked the LGBT community” seems like a “bad fit.” “I feel like the Olympics is all about inclusion and people coming together, and it seems like it's not really doing that,” he said.And during an interview with USA Today last month, Rippon said of Pence's involvement with the Olympics, "You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?” Rippon said. "I’m not buying it."Kenworthy and Rippon's distaste for the vice president stems over the former Indiana governor's record on same-sex marriage, LGBT rights in the workplace and the widespread notion that he once supported so-called gay conversion therapy.In a 2000 statement on his congressional campaign website, Pence said, "Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior." During the 2016 election campaign, however, Pence's spokesman said he does not support the concept.Kenworthy and Rippon are the first openly gay U.S. Winter Olympians to compete in the games.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDenver 134, Milwaukee 123Minnesota 119, L.A. Lakers 111NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 3, L.A. Kings 1N.Y. Islanders 3, N.Y. Rangers 0New Jersey 5, Carolina 2Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 1Ottawa 3, Buffalo 2Calgary 4, Nashville 3Washington 5, Minnesota 2Anaheim 3, Chicago 2Arizona 5, Montreal 2Vegas 4, Edmonton 1San Jose 4, Vancouver 1TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLHouston 67, (5) Cincinnati 62Wisconsin 57, (6) Purdue 53Penn St. 79, (8) Ohio St. 56(9) Gonzaga 76, Loyola Marymount 46San Francisco 70, (15) Saint Mary's (Cal) 63(17) Arizona 77, (25) Arizona St. 70(19) Wichita St. 93, Temple 86Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • City of Twinsburg(TWINSBURG, Ohio) -- Dramatic video shows a student saving an assistant track coach after he collapsed at the gym last October.“I set the weights on the floor and was catching my breath between sets and next thing I know face-first on the floor, not breathing and had no pulse,” Chuck Glover, who coaches at Twinsburg High School in Ohio, told ABC News.Glover, who said he works out three times a week and is on heart-healthy diet, had just suffered a massive heart attack.“I always considered myself pretty fit,” Glover said. “I’m probably carrying a little more weight than I should, but I never had any indication, no symptoms, no pain.”Nearby, 17-year old gym lifeguard Nicole Fruscella -- who attends the high school where Glover coaches -- was doing her homework in the gym office.“My manager called me, told me to grab the trauma bag and go to the fitness center,” Fruscella told ABC News.Suddenly, it was time to put her lifesaving training into action.Newly released surveillance video from the gym shows Fruscella, armed with a portable defibrillator, rushing into the weight-training area to help Glover.“We do training twice a month on CPR and on how to use the defibrillator, so I was prepared,” Fruscella said. “We cut open his shirt, set up the defibrillator, it told us to shock him, so we did. EMS arrived shortly after that.”Paramedics rushed Glover to the hospital, where he underwent heart surgery immediately, followed by another procedure in December, he said.Despite always having had regular cholesterol levels, Glover said doctors told him he had a nearly complete blockage in a main artery.“My cardiologist told me that the survival rate is less than 5 percent. The response time is probably the most critical element. The fact that Nicole was there was in less than 2 1/2 minutes saved me,” Glover said.“It’s crazy for me to think that I’m basically the reason this guy's alive,” Fruscella added.“Every time I see her, I gotta give her a big hug and I start crying," said Glover."I just feel like there was an angel on my shoulder that day and her name was Nicole."Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Watch out world -- the U.S. and Canadian women’s hockey teams have the Winter Olympics' most intense rivalry.With National Hockey League (NHL) players not taking part in the games in South Korea and a lot of rosters filled out with unfamiliar players, all eyes will turn to the ladies who are expected to meet in the gold medal game.The atmosphere was electric at Kwandong Hockey Centre on Thursday morning for a preliminary round contest as the two teams battled on the ice until the final horn. Canada held on for a 2-1 win.The play got physical, as expected considering the history of the two teams on the ice.The game ended with fans of both teams holding their breath at the scrum in front of the net, with the U.S. players desperately trying to put one past Canadian goalie Geneviève Lacasse as the players knocked each other around.Canada’s players lined up for the traditional postgame handshake as the U.S. players waited by the bench, calling for a review of what they thought was a goal in the final seconds.But the result stood, and Canada earned the No. 1 seed heading into the quarterfinals. Both teams earned bids to the semifinals.There's high anticipation for the gold-medal game one week from Thursday. If these two teams don’t overlook their semi-final opponent, fans should get the match-up they've been waiting for.The only time the U.S. women have gone home from an Olympics with a gold medal was in 1998 in the Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, when they upset Canada to win the first-ever gold in women's ice hockey.Since then, Canada has won every other Olympics gold. Four years ago, the United States suffered a heartbreaking loss in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, blowing a two-goal lead late in the game and losing in overtime, watching their Canadian rivals celebrate once again.That loss has served as motivation for this team, determined to make up for it and return to the top of the medal podium. Although they did not come out on the winning end of this game, they played hard, fast and aggressive, out-shooting their rivals 45-23.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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