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Damar Hamlin's health providers given keys to city of Cincinnati

(CINCINNATI) -- Health providers from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center who cared for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin after he collapsed from cardiac arrest were honored with the key to the city.

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval presented the key to the city during a ceremony on Thursday morning to providers on behalf of the care staff in different departments and specialties who contributed to the care and recovery of the Bills' safety.

Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field on Jan. 2 at Paycor Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football during the first quarter, team officials said. Medical professionals immediately rushed to give him aid on the field and restarted his heart.

Hamlin was hospitalized in the critical care unit at UC Medical Center and was on a ventilator after the incident. His breathing tube was removed and he was released after nine days.

"What is so incredibly special is that, while Damar Hamlin's case was noteworthy due to it being on national television, it was not noteworthy for the care that he got," Pureval said in a press release. "Every single person, whether they are a professional athlete or someone just off the street, receives the same kind of exceptional, first-in-class care. We are so grateful for your heroic work, day in and day out."

Hamlin has himself expressed gratitude to the UCMC staff for his care and tweeted that he planned to donate proceeds from his shirt sale to first responders and the UC Trauma center.

Scoreboard roundup -- 1/26/23


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

Charlotte 111, Chicago 96
Detroit 130, Brooklyn 122
New York 120 Boston 117 (OT)
Cleveland 113, Houston 95
Dallas 99, Phoenix 95
LA Clippers 130, San Antonio 100

Detroit 4, Montreal 3 (OT)
Tampa Bay 3, Boston 2
Washington 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)
Buffalo 3, Winnipeg 2
Nashville 6, New Jersey 4
Minnesota 3, Philadelphia 2 (OT)
Chicago 5, Calgary 1
Arizona 5, St. Louis 0
Anaheim 5, Colorado 3

Purdue 75, Michigan 70
Southern Cal 77, UCLA 64
FAU 85, Middle Tennessee 67
Arizona 63, Washington St. 58

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Scoreboard roundup --1/25/23


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

Orlando 126, Indiana 120
Philadelphia 137, Brooklyn 133
Atlanta 137, Oklahoma City 132
Milwaukee 107, Denver 99
Washington 108, Houston 103
Minnesota 111, New Orleans 102
Golden State 122, Memphis 120
Toronto 113, Sacramento 95
Portland 134, Utah 124
LA Lakers 113, San Antonio 104

Toronto 3, NY Rangers 2 (OT)
Ottawa 2, NY Islanders 1
Carolina 3, Dallas 2 (OT)
Columbus 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)
Seattle 6, Vancouver 1

Alabama 66, Mississippi St. 63
Houston 82, UCF 71
Tennessee 70, Georgia 41
Xavier 82, UConn 79
Texas A&M 79, Auburn 63
Providence 79, Butler 58

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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/24/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:

Indiana 116, Chicago 110
New York 105, Cleveland 103
Miami 98, Boston 95
Denver 99, New Orleans 98
Washington 127, Dallas 126
Phoenix 128, Charlotte 97
LA Clippers 133, LA Lakers 115

Detroit 3, San Jose 2 (OT)
Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 3 (OT)
Pittsburgh 7, Florida 6 (OT)
Boston 4, Montreal 2
Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 2
New Jersey 3, Vegas 2 (OT)
Buffalo 5, St. Louis 3
Nashville 2, Winnipeg 1
Colorado 3, Washington 2
Anaheim 5, Arizona 2
Vancouver 5, Chicago 2

Iowa St. 80, Kansas St. 76
Texas 89, Oklahoma St. 75
TCU 79, Oklahoma 52
Miami 86, Florida St. 63
Clemson 72, Georgia Tech 51

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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/23/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:

Orlando 113, Boston 98
Milwaukee 150, Detroit 130
Chicago 111, Atlanta 100
Houston 119, Minnesota 114
Utah 120, Charlotte 102
Portland 147, San Antonio 127
Sacramento 133, Memphis 100

Toronto 5, NY Islanders 2
NY Rangers 6, Florida 2
Buffalo 3, Dallas 2 (OT)
Calgary 4, Columbus 3 (OT)

Baylor 75, Kansas 69
Nevada 97, New Mexico 94

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Damar Hamlin attends Bills, Bengals playoff game as safety continues to recover

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(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday during a highly anticipated rematch, which was Bills safety Damar Hamlin's first time at the stadium after he collapsed from cardiac arrest during the teams' regular season meeting.

"Welcome home," the Bills tweeted along with video of Hamlin and his family at the stadium.

Hamlin collapsed suddenly after tackling Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins on Jan. 2. He was quickly surrounded by medical personnel, who performed CPR and restarted his heart on the field before being loaded into an ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital.

While he remained on a ventilator initially, he had the breathing tube removed days after being admitted to the hospital and doctors said his neurological function remained intact.

The game was suspended and later canceled.

Hamlin was released from UC Health in Cincinnati to Buffalo General for further treatment on Jan. 9.

Hamlin was discharged from the hospital nine days after the incident and has since been recovering at home.

While Hamlin has made great strides in his recovery from a cardiac arrest event earlier this month, he still has a long way to go in his recovery, his family spokesman told ESPN on Thursday.

"Despite being out of the hospital, Damar still has a lengthy recovery. Damar still requires oxygen and is having his heart monitored regularly. He has visited with the team a few times but he still gets winded very easily. He's upbeat and positive and ready to continue to overcome this," Hamlin's spokesman, Jordon Rooney said.

Earlier this week, Buffalo Bills Coach Sean McDermott said that Hamlin has begun spending more time at the team's facility and is there "almost daily," ESPN reported.

The Bengals won the rematch and defeated the Bills 27-10.

ABC News' Teddy Grant contributed to this report.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/22/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:

LA Clippers 112, Dallas 98
Miami 100, New Orleans 96
Toronto 125, New York 116
Oklahoma City 101, Denver 99
Phoenix 112, Memphis 110
Brooklyn 120, Golden State 116
LA Lakers 121, Portland 112

New Jersey 2 Pittsburgh 1 (OT)
Los Angeles 2, Chicago 1
Winnipeg 5, Philadelphia 3
Boston 4, San Jose 0
Arizona 4, Vegas 1

Cincinnati 27, Buffalo 10
San Francisco 19, Dallas 12

Temple 56, Houston 55
Purdue 58, Maryland 55
UConn 86, Butler 56

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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/19/23


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

Chicago 126, Detroit 108
Boston 121, Golden State 118 (OT)
Minnesota 128, Toronto 126
Philadelphia 105, Portland 105
Phoenix 117, Brooklyn 112

Florida 6, Montreal 2
Chicago 4, Philadelphia 1
Toronto 4, Winnipeg 1
Carolina 5, Minnesota 2
Anaheim 5, Columbus 3
Boston 3, NY Rangers 1
Buffalo 3, NY Islanders 2 (OT)
St. Louis 5, Nashville 2
Washington 4, Arizona 0
Edmonton 5, Tampa Bay 3
Seattle 4, New Jersey 3 (OT)
Detroit 3, Vegas 2
Dallas 4, Los Angeles 0

MI State 70, Rutgers 57
Purdue 61, Minnesota 39
Charleston 69, Monmouth 55
FL Atlantic 83, UTSA 64
LMU 68, Gonzaga 67
Arizona 81, USC 66
UCLA 74, Arizona State 62

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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/18/23


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

Atlanta 130, Dallas 122
Washington 116, New York 105
Charlotte 122, Houston 117
Oklahoma City 126, Indiana 106
Miami 124, New Orleans 98
Memphis 115, Cleveland 114
Utah 126, LA Clippers 103
Denver 122, Minnesota 118
Sacramento 116, LA Lakers 111

Ottawa 5, Pittsburgh 4 (OT)
Boston 4, NY Islanders 1
Colorado 4, Calgary 1
San Jose 4, Dallas 3
Tampa Bay 5, Vancouver 2

Seton Hall 67, Connecticut 66
Virginia 78, Virginia Tech 68
Auburn 67, LSU 49
West Virginia 74, TCU 65
DePaul 73, Xavier 72
Missouri 79, Arkansas 76
Marquette 83, Providence 75

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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/17/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:

Milwaukee 130, Toronto 122
San Antonio 106, Brooklyn 98
Denver 122, Portland 113
Philadelphia 120, LA Clippers 110

Minnesota 4, Washington 2
Montreal 4, Winnipeg 1
Philadelphia 5, Anaheim 2
Toronto 5, Florida 4 (OT)
Nashville 2, Columbus 1
Chicago 4, Buffalo 3 (OT)
Arizona 4, Detroit 3 (SO)
Edmonton 5, Seattle 2

Houston 80, Tulane 60
Kansas St. 83, Kansas 82
Alabama 78, Vanderbilt 66
Iowa St. 78, Texas 67
Tennessee 70, Mississippi St. 59
Wake Forest 87, Clemson 77
Baylor 81, Texas Tech 74

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University of Alabama basketball player Darius Miles provided gun in fatal shooting: Court docs

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(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- The University of Alabama basketball player charged with murder over the weekend did not shoot the 23-year-old victim, but instead provided the handgun, according to a court document filed Tuesday.

Darius Miles, who has since been dismissed from the team, admitted to giving the weapon to Michael Davis, the alleged shooter, "immediately prior to the shooting," according to a deposition filed by a Tuscaloosa investigator.

Jamea Jonae Harris, the victim, died shortly after being struck while sitting in the passenger seat of a stopped vehicle.

Miles was among two suspects arrested and charged with capital murder on Sunday in connection with a deadly shooting near the campus, authorities said.

Both the University of Alabama and its athletics department confirmed in separate statements that Miles, a 21-year-old student-athlete who played forward for the Crimson Tide, "has been removed from campus" and "is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team" in light of the charge against him.

"The University of Alabama's utmost priority is the safety and well-being of the campus community. We are grieved by the incident that occurred near campus last night and extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family and friends," the University of Alabama said in a statement Sunday. "We are grateful for the quick and thorough response of law enforcement and emergency response teams, and we will continue to fully support the ongoing investigation.

"We were made aware of the recent charge against student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team."

"First and foremost, we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victim from last night’s incident," University of Alabama Athletics said in a statement Sunday. "We were made aware of the recent charge against student-athlete Darius Miles, and he is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team. Athletics, in conjunction with the University, is fully cooperating with this investigation."

The charge stems from a fatal shooting that occurred near the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa early Sunday, according to a press release from the Tuscaloosa Police Department. Officers from both the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department were dispatched to the Walk of Champions at Bryant-Denny Stadium at approximately 1:45 a.m. local time, after a car had stopped there for help upon seeing a police-marked vehicle.

Inside the car, officers found a male driver who was apparently unharmed and a woman who had been shot dead. The driver told police that, while traveling in the area of Grace Street and University Boulevard, their vehicle had been shot into and he had returned fire in self-defense, possibly striking a suspect. He continued to drive until stopping for help at the Walk of Champions, police said.

Police identified the deceased victim as Harris, 23, of Birmingham, who was not affiliated with the University of Alabama.

After speaking with multiple witnesses and reviewing surveillance video, investigators identified a pair of suspects: Miles, who is from Washington, D.C., and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, of Maryland's Charles County, who is not affiliated with the University of Alabama. Investigators located and interviewed both suspects, one of whom was found to have indeed been struck by gunfire and had a non-life-threatening wound, according to police.

Police subsequently arrested the two suspects and charged them with capital murder. Investigators believe the deadly shooting was a result of a minor argument between the victims and the suspects after encountering each other, police said.

"Darius Miles and his family are heartbroken tonight over the death of Jamea Harris," Miles' lawyer, William C. White, said in a statement. "While Darius has been accused of being involved with this tragedy, he maintains his innocence and looks forward to his day in court. Our firm's own investigation is ongoing, and no further statement will be made at this time."

Both Miles and Davis were booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail without bond, according to police and online jail records.

University of Alabama basketball coach Nate Oats spoke to reporters on Monday, addressing Miles' arrest and expulsion from the team.

"I just want to start today by offering our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jamea Jonae Harris," Oats said. "A young woman, daughter and mother who was taken away too soon from a senseless act."

Oats called the situation a "tragedy" but did not answer any questions about the investigation.

Miles, who was in his third year with the Crimson Tide, played sparingly in six games this season. He had not played since a Dec. 20 game against Jackson State. However, Miles played in 30 games last season and started three, while averaging 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

Alabama is currently 15-2 and ranked No. 4 in the country.

ABC News' Will McDuffie and Matt Foster contributed to this report.

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Two former Fox broadcast executives face trial in FIFA bribery case

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(NEW YORK) -- The World Cup ended in December with Argentina’s dramatic victory over France in Qatar.

The focus of international soccer will turn on Tuesday to a federal courtroom in Brooklyn, New York, where FIFA faces a new chapter in its unyielding corruption scandal.

Two former executives of 21st Century Fox, Carlos Martinez and Hernan López, are standing trial along with a Buenos Aires-based sports marketing company, Full Play Group.

Fox, the network that broadcast the World Cup in the United States, is not on trial but two of its former executives have been accused of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy in connection with their alleged participation in a scheme to pay bribes to soccer officials to secure the lucrative broadcasting rights to the Copa Libertadores and other club team events.

If convicted, López and Martínez face up to 20 years in prison.

The charges alleged that at various times between 2005 and 2015, the defendants agreed to pay, paid and facilitated the payment and concealment of annual bribe and kickback payments to certain high-ranking CONMEBOL officials in exchange for the officials’ award of commercial broadcast rights to T&T Sports Marketing Ltd., an entity owned by a Fox subsidiary and Torneos.

This is the second trial to come from the Justice Department’s sweeping investigation into FIFA that began nearly a decade ago.

Twenty-seven defendants have pleaded guilty. Two defendants were convicted at trial. Four corporations pleaded guilty and two other corporations entered into deferred prosecution agreements with the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York.

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Former NFL star arrested on alleged kidnapping charges

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(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Former NFL star Jerrell Powe has been arrested in Mississippi after an alleged kidnapping, according to police.

Jail records from the Madison County Detention Center in Mississippi show that 35-year-old Powe was arrested on Thursday at approximately 7:30 p.m. by the Ridgeland Police Department and charged with kidnapping.

“A Laurel man ended up at Chase Bank on Highland Colony Pkwy in Ridgeland saying he’d been kidnapped and forced to withdraw money,” Erin Pickens, morning news anchor for ABC News’ Jackson, Mississippi, affiliate station WAPT said on social media. “Suspects Gavin Bates, 35, of California, and [Jerrell] Powe, 35, of Buckatunna, MS are charged with kidnapping."

Powe is being held at the Madison County Detention Center without bond until a pending hearing in Ridgeland which is approximately 12 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi.

Powe played nose tackle for Ole Miss from 2008 to 2011 before being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL draft. He later signed with the Houston Texans in 2014 before signing with Washington who released him in 2015 and again in 2016 after signing him to a futures contract with the team.

It is currently unclear if Powe has obtained legal representation regarding this case.

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Scoreboard roundup -- 1/16/23


(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:

Boston 130, Charlotte 118
Milwaukee 132, Indiana 119
Cleveland 113, New Orleans 103
Golden State 127, Washington 118
Toronto 123, New York 121 (OT)
Atlanta 121, Miami 113
Utah 126, Minnesota 125
Memphis 136, Phoenix 106
LA Lakers 140, Houston 132

Florida 4, Buffalo 1
Boston 6, Philadelphia 0
Colorado 6, Detroit 3
Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 1
New Jersey 4, San Jose 3 (SO)
Dallas 4, Vegas 0
NY Rangers 3, Columbus 1
Pittsburgh 4, Anaheim 3 (OT)
Washington 4, NY Islanders 3 (OT)
St. Louis 2, Ottawa 1
Nashville 2, Calgary 1

Dallas 31, Tampa Bay 14

Purdue 64, Michigan St. 63
Miami 82, Syracuse 78
Coll. of Charleston 82, William & Mary 54
FAU 76, W. Kentucky 62

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Signed Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers jersey could sell for up to $7 million, auction house says

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(LOS ANGELES) -- Famed auction house Sotheby's is putting Kobe Bryant's signed Los Angeles Lakers jersey up for sale, where it's expected to fetch for up to $7 million.

The jersey was worn by Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, over 25 games, Sotheby's said in a statement announcing the auction.

Bryant's jersey is the same one he wore in Game 2 of the Western Conference first round 2008, when he made a 3-point shot, screamed in excitement and grabbed the jersey after giving the Lakers a 14-point lead against the Denver Nuggets.

A picture of an ecstatic Bryant was taken after he scored, which Sotheby's describes as "perhaps the most iconic images of Kobe ever taken."

"This jersey has influenced popular culture in a way that is seldom seen in the sports community, becoming iconic and synonymous with the image of Kobe Bryant," Sotheby's said in a press release.

Brahm Wachter, Sotheby's head of streetwear and modern collectibles, said in a press release, "it's rare that an athlete can move past the bounds of their sport, but Kobe Bryant is certainly one of the special few who has left an everlasting impact on the world."

Adding, "this jersey was worn by Kobe in one of the most iconic photos of him ever taken and has seeped its way into the global popular zeitgeist, becoming synonymous with Kobe's 'Mamba Mentality.'"

According to Sotheby's, if the autographed jersey sells for between $5 million to $7 million, it will set the record for the highest price for Bryant's sports memorabilia. In 2021, a signed jersey that the four-time NBA All-Star MVP award recipient wore from 1996 to 1997 sold for $3.7 million.

According to the auction house, online bidding for Bryant's jersey will be held from Feb. 2 to Feb. 9.

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