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NBA Honors Military, Celebrates Veterans Day with Wheelchair Basketball Game

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BETHESDA, Md. — One of the most invaluable facets of basketball — and sports in general — is its ability to bring people together, no matter the circumstance, no matter the situation.

On Wednesday, basketball did just that.

In recognition of Warrior Care Month and as an early celebration for Veterans Day, the NBA sponsored a wheelchair basketball game at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center — one of the nation’s largest and most renowned military hospitals in the country.

Two teams, made up of both active and injured service members, geared up for a 40-minute, full-court game that had no shortage of competitive spirit.

“It’s been a little bit different now, the transition getting into a wheelchair, but it’s been a lot of fun and keeps me competitive,” Army Sgt. Chris McGinnis, who stole the show by commanding fastbreaks and knocking down transition three-pointers, told USA TODAY Sports.

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FIU’s Jonnu Smith Out for Season after Suffering Multiple Burns

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Andrea Adelson, ESPN Staff Writer

Florida International senior tight end Jonnu Smith will miss the remainder of the season after his girlfriend poured boiling water on him, causing burns to multiple parts of his body.

According to the arrest affidavit, Smith, an NFL draft prospect, suffered severe burns on his head, neck, back, a shoulder and an arm.

Mary Gaspar has been charged with felony aggravated battery. She is five months pregnant with their child.

According to the arrest affidavit, Gaspar gave this account at Florida International University police headquarters:

  • Gaspar and Smith argued through the day on Oct. 31 about how much attention Smith was paying her and their relationship. While in Smith’s dorm room and “feeling extremely emotional and stressed,” Gaspar told police, she boiled a pot of water. Then she walked over to Smith and poured it on him.
  • When Smith didn’t react strongly enough

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Holy now! 108 years later, Cubs best in World

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By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com | @CarrieMuskat | November 3rd, 2016

CLEVELAND — Maybe when Addison Russell is 24, or Anthony Rizzo‘s nephew is old enough to watch videos, or Kris Bryant gets a gray hair, the young Cubs players will understand what they did this year.

What Russell, Rizzo, Bryant, pitcher Jon Lester and the rest of their teammates did was end a century-plus of heartbreak and give Cubs fans around the world a reason to celebrate. Ben Zobrist smacked a tie-breaking RBI double in the 10th inning and Dexter Fowler, Javier Baez and David Ross homered to power the Cubs to an 8-7 victory over the Indians in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

For the first time since 1908, the Cubs are World Series champions. Believe it.

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Trigon Sports Soccer Rebounder Ranked No. 2 in Ezvid Wiki’s 2016’s best soccer rebounders

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Ryder Cup 2016: Fan Heckles Rory McIlroy, Sinks $100 putt

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(CNN)- When US golf fan David Johnson turned up to watch the Ryder Cup warm-up rounds at Hazeltine Thursday, little did he expect that he’d end up having his own chance of golfing glory.

In the final practice day before the biannual competition between Europe and the US tees off Friday, Team Europe’s Andy Sullivan and Rory McIlroy — who has struggled with his short game in competitions this year — were repeatedly missing a tricky putt on the 6th green.
Fellow European player Henrik Stenson overheard the American fan talking up his own game from the side of the putting surface, and decided to give the heckler the chance to back-up his bragging with a go at the same putt.

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