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WNBA star Maya Moore so 'thankful' for Jonathan Irons' release from prison: 'We made it'

By SHANNON MCLELLAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- WNBA star Maya Moore fell to her knees when, after 22 years in prison, Jonathan Irons walked out of Jefferson City Correctional Center a free man on Wednesday."In that moment I just -- I really felt like I could rest," Moore told Robin…... Read More

Aspiring driver Rajah Caruth discusses his journey, why Bubba Wallace is a role model

By ABBY CRUZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- At 18, Rajah Caruth already has a trophy case filled with medals and awards from competitive driving, from races all over the country.He's just getting started.The soon-to-be Winston-Salem State University freshman already has his NASCAR license, and he has big dreams to become…... Read More

Appeals judges to hear arguments over video evidence in Patriots owner prostitution case

By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) -- Prosecutors will appeal to a Florida judge via a video conference Tuesday morning to allow key evidence in the solicitation case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.Kraft, 79, was hit with misdemeanor charges last year after investigators say he was…... Read More

Ava DuVernay to direct 6-part series on Colin Kaepernick's early life

By CANDICE WILLIAMS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Colin Kaepernick's adolescent years will be made into a six-part series on Netflix thanks to Ava DuVernay.Netflix announced on Monday that the Oscar nominee will direct and produce the forthcoming scripted drama titled Colin in Black & White. The limited series will focus…... Read More

Shawn Johnson details her severe body image struggle

By GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- For former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, learning to love her body has been a years-long struggle.In a new video shared to her YouTube channel, Johnson told her fans that as a gymnast in the 2008 Olympic Games, she restricted her calories to…... Read More

Seattle's new NHL venue will be completely carbon neutral

By CARMEN COX, ABC News (SEATTLE) -- Seattle's new NHL expansion team will have a completely carbon-neutral venue to play in beginning in the 2021-22 season. Amazon purchased the building's naming rights, according to an announcement Thursday, and will call it Climate Pledge Arena. The company is modeling the hockey…... Read More

NBA says 16 players tested positive for COVID-19

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The NBA has tested 302 players for the coronavirus and 16 players have tested positive, the organization said Friday."Any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a…... Read More

Sacramento Kings' Jabari Parker, Alex Len test positive for COVID-19

By ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- Two professional basketball players on the Sacramento Kings revealed Wednesday that they have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Kings forward Jabari Parker, 25, said he had received the positive results "several days ago" and "immediately" isolated himself in Chicago."I am progressing in my recovery…... Read More

Why NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace says he’ll take embarrassment over the alternative

BY: Kelly McCarthy, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — After "an emotional few days," NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace addressed his followers on Twitter Wednesday after the FBI investigation concluded that he was not the direct target of a hate crime. "First off, I want to say how relieved I am that…... Read More

WNBA stars say they're skipping 2020 season to fight for social justice, avoid COVID-19 spread

(BRADENTON, Fla.) -- BY: CHRISTINA CARREGAAt least five WNBA players, citing battles for social justice reform or concerns over the novel coronavirus, have said they plan to sit out this season.Days after the league announced plans to launch the 2020 season in July at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida,…... Read More

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace was not target of hate crime, FBI finds

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- The FBI has completed its investigation into a noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this week and is not filing any federal charges, the organization announced Tuesday.According to a statement from U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special…... Read More

Tennis champ Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19, apologizes for holding tournament: 'We were wrong'

By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Tennis champion Novak Djokovic has issued an apology after he became the fourth player to test positive for COVID-19 at his charity tournament.Djokovic, who ranks No. 1 in the sport, said in a statement Tuesday, "I am so deeply sorry our tournament has…... Read More

NASCAR's Bubba Wallace responds to those who doubted noose incident

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace said he is "absolutely" reinvigorated to help advocate for social change and educate others after a noose was found in his team's garage over the weekend.Wallace joined The View Tuesday and explained his current perspective about what comes next…... Read More

Federal investigation launched after noose found in garage stall of Black NASCAR driver at Talladega Superspeedway

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(LINCOLN, Ala.) -- NASCAR has launched an investigation after a noose was found in the garage stall of a Black driver who had called for removing the Confederate flag from circuit events.NASCAR President Steve Phelps said Monday that those responsible will be "banned from this sport…... Read More