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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Saturday’s games: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Clippers 113, Washington 112Miami 101, Brooklyn 89L.A. Lakers 110, Charlotte 99Atlanta 117, Orlando 110Cleveland 105, Philadelphia 98Chicago 104, N.Y. Knicks 102Milwaukee 117, Utah 100San Antonio 104, Phoenix 101OT Oklahoma City 102, Memphis 101Houston 124, Portland 117NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESt. Louis 6, Detroit 1Edmonton 6, Montreal 2Colorado 7, Florida 3OT Tampa Bay 4, Winnipeg 3Columbus 1, Arizona 0Boston 3, N.Y. Islanders 1Toronto 4, Pittsburgh 3N.Y. Rangers 5, New Jersey 2Vegas 5, Dallas 3San Jose 5, Ottawa 0Calgary 4, Vancouver 2OT L.A. Kings 3, Carolina 2Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- A fabled, more than 100-year-old football rivalry played out at Saturday's Army-Navy game where another story also came to the fore.A 20-year-old West Point cadet, Simone Askew, became the first African-American woman to lead the traditional march-on ceremony at the game. As first captain, Askew, who is also a Rhodes Scholar, led a roughly 4,400-member Corps of Cadets onto the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia prior to the 118th Army-Navy game on Saturday.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson administered the coin toss before the game, which Askew's Army team won 14-13 after Navy missed a last-second field goal. Afterward, Tillerson presented Army with the Commander-in-Chief's trophy.Askew's mother was excited about her daughter's leading role in the pregame march, but in a way, she wasn't entirely surprised. Askew got the idea to attend a military academy when as a young girl she saw this same ceremony, called the march-on.“She literally saw the [Navy] midshipmen march in formation onto the field and rose up from her chair and pointed at them and said to me, 'What does it take to lead that?’” her mother, Pam Askew, told ABC News of the first Navy game that Simone, of Fairfax, Virginia, attended.“I could see that spark in her and that it really just ignited a desire to attend a service academy," Pam Askew said. "She was just drawn to this."In the march-on at the Army-Navy game, uniformed West Point cadets and Naval Academy midshipman take the field in perfect formation in what has become a traditional display of military pageantry.Pam Askew was a single mother when she would take Simone and younger daughter Nina to Army-Navy games, giving them hot chocolate as they bore cold weather to watch the Army Black Knights versus the Navy Midshipmen.The mother said she was excited for her daughters to see female cadets and female midshipmen and for them to think that could be them one day.Pam Askew recalls times she saw hints of Simone's future as she grew up.While Simone was vacationing with her family in West Virginia, she led her younger sister Nina and some boys to line up into formation in a mock march with her as commander. She was around 7 at the time.As a high-schooler, Simone stayed up until 2 a.m. baking cookies for the janitors of her school whom she felt had been overlooked during a teachers' appreciation week, her mother said."Whether it’s school president or homecoming queen, or even brigade commander, to me, that’s not as important as her willingness to serve others regardless of the title," Pam Askew said.And although it was a Navy football game that inspired Simone to aim for a military academy, she chose to join the Army military academy."Simone truly exemplifies our values of Duty, Honor, Country. Her selection is a direct result of her hard work, dedication and commitment to the Corps over the last three years," Brig. Gen. Steven W. Gilland, commandant of the military academy cadets, said in a statement announcing Simone's appointment.As First Captain -- a role she's held since August 14 - Simone Askew is the highest-ranking cadet in the chain of command. She previously led the 1,502 cadets as the regimental commander of Cadet Basic Training II -- or "Beast Barracks" -- the second part of a grueling six-and-a half-week training.Once she graduates from West Point in 2018, Simone Askew has plans to attend Oxford University on her Rhodes Scholarship and attain a master's degree, and after that aims to become an Army engineer.Her sister Nina, 17, has been conditionally accepted to West Point as well, according to their mother. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Friday’s games:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONGolden State 102, Detroit 98Indiana 106, Cleveland 102Denver 103, Orlando 89OT Chicago 119, Charlotte 111OT Sacramento 116, New Orleans 109Toronto 116, Memphis 107Milwaukee 109, Dallas 102San Antonio 105, Boston 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEWashington 4, N.Y. Rangers 2Columbus 5, New Jersey 3SO Vegas 4, Nashville 3OT Chicago 3, Buffalo 2OT Minnesota 3, Anaheim 2TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(16) Arizona St. 82, St. John's 70Oklahoma 85, (25) Southern Cal 83Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- Deborah Marion, the mother of murdered Memphis-born NBA player Lorenzen Wright, confronted Wright’s alleged killer with one chilling question during his first court appearance on Thursday -- “How could you have murdered my son?” Wright was a University of Memphis basketball standout and a 13-year professional player who played for five NBA teams from 1996 to 2009. Wright was last heard from during a 911 call to a Germantown, Tennessee dispatcher on July 19, 2010, when he can be heard screaming “God damn” as gunshots rattle off in the background. Ten days after receiving the distress call, police discovered Wright’s severely decomposed, bullet-riddled body in the woods of southeast Memphis alongside shell casings from multiple guns. Police arrested 46-year-old Billy Turner on Tuesday and charged him with first-degree murder. He is currently being held on $1 million bond. Turner made his first court appearance in front of Shelby County Judge Lee Coffee on Thursday, when Marion, overcome with emotion, yelled at Turner as he entered the courtroom. Coffee called Marion to the front of the court room shortly after the outburst and admonished her for the outburst. “This case is not going to be resolved anytime soon," Coffee said. I know it's been seven long years for you. ... Please be respectful of the courtroom and be respectful of the administration of justice." He continued, “If it happens again I'm going to have to bar you from the court room and I don't want to do that to you." In response, Marion said, "I want to apologize, but if anybody had a son that was murdered they'd feel me." Coffee actually shared with Marion that his father had been killed in an effort to show his understanding of her difficult situation. After the emotional outburst the Wright family left the courthouse without speaking to reporters, ABC affiliate WATN reports. Billy Turner is expected back in court next week for an arraignment, during which time his family plans to hire a lawyer.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock( NEW YORK ) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events:   ------   NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final  L.A. Lakers  107  Philadelphia   104 Final  Washington   109  Phoenix         99 Final  Brooklyn     100  Oklahoma City   95 Final  Houston      112  Utah           101   ------   NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final OT  Pittsburgh     4  N-Y Islanders   3 Final  Boston         6  Arizona         1 Final  Tampa Bay      5  Colorado        2 Final  Florida        6  Winnipeg        4 Final OT  Calgary        3  Montreal        2 Final  St. Louis      3  Dallas          0 Final  Philadelphia   4  Vancouver       1 Final OT  L.A. Kings     4  Ottawa          3 Final OT  San Jose       5  Carolina        4   ------   NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Final  Atlanta   20  New Orleans   17   ------   TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final  (21) Purdue   80  Valparaiso   50Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Photo by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(SEATTLE) -- Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment and battery in a lawsuit, ESPN reports, and will take a leave of absence from his job as an analyst on Seattle Seahawks radio broadcasts.The Seahawks said in a statement on Wednesday that they had accepted Moon's request for a leave of absence. The statement did not give a reason for Moon's request.The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court in California on Monday, accuses Moon of making "unwanted and unsolicited" sexual advances towards a female employee of his sports marketing firm. The employee, Wendy Haskell, told The Washington Post through an attorney that she wishes to have her name made public.On Thursday, Moon's attorney, Daniel Fears, said his client "contends these claims are meritless, and he has every intention to vigorously defend himself in court."According to the lawsuit, Haskell says Moon demanded she submit to "a variety of unnerving sexual and perverse controlling arrangements," including forcing her to sleep in the same bed as him on business trips and wearing skimpy lingerie. She also accuses Moon of drugging her drink without consent during a business trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.In 1995, a Minnesota Vikings cheerleader accused Moon of offering her cash for sex, while he was a Vikings player. That case was settled out of court. He was arrested later in 1995 after his wife told police that he had struck her and choked her. The case went to trial, where Moon was acquitted when his wife testified that she had initiated the violence. The couple later divorced.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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