<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Sports]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/sports http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia https://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usMon, 11 Dec 2017 14:21:09 -0500Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:21:09 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Red Sox Pitcher Arrested on Domestic Assault Charge]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:42:26 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-667818360.jpg

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, 33, was reportedly arrested Friday night in his Tennessee home and charged with domestic assault.

According to NBC Sports Boston, a statement attributed to the Wright family released by Wright's lawyer confirms that the knuckleball pitcher was charged with domestic assault, but states that he did not "raise his hand at anyone."

According to the statement, Wright was arrested following a verbal argument. "Although he said things he deeply regrets, he did not raise his hand at anyone during the incident," said the statement. "We are working together as a family to make our relationship stronger, and we ask that we respect our privacy as we do."

The Red Sox reportedly wrote in a separate statement that they are aware of the incident and taking it seriously.

"Both local police and Major League Baseball are looking into this," wrote the club, which declined to comment further.

Wright's arrest will be reviewed by the MLB and the Players Association, reports NBC Sports Boston.

Wright is one of two active knuckleball pitchers currently in the MLB. He has been with the Red Sox since his MLB debut in 2013.

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<![CDATA[Student Helps Dallas Marathon Winner Cross Finish Line After She Collapsed]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:55:32 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/new-dallas-marathon.jpg

The 2017 BMW Dallas Marathon had an unexpected ending in the women's division with the winner struggling to reach the finish.

Chandler Self won the women's division of the marathon with an unofficial time of 2:53:58, but not without help.

Self collapsed a few times as she approached the finish line of the race. 17-year-old Ariana Luterman, from Greenhill Academy, was running for the elite high school relay alongside Self and helped her cross the finish line.

"Right when I caught up with her at the [relay team's] 2.5-mile mark, I told her: 'Just so you know, the high school relay is out here to compete with you guys. I'm going to be your pacer. We're going to get you that win,'" Luterman said in recalling the the moments before Self started to lose her strength to the Dallas Morning News.

"I just couldn't help but think she worked so many months. You can be training years for a marathon," Luterman said in an interview after the race.

"As soon as we got to the finish line, I pushed her out in front of me so she could cross the tape before I did."

Self ended the race grasping for the finish line and was immediately taken by marathon staff for treatment. Self was treated and came back moments later to give post-race interviews. 

Self recalled Luterman telling her, "You can do it. You got it, come on girl. The finish line's right there we can see it."

"She was so encouraging," Self said. "I knew she was right, and I wanted it so bad and this was just a dream for me." 

When asked about the heroic finish, Luterman said she's sure Self would've made it across without her. Still, she said she felt lucky that she was placed in the right place at the right time.

“More than anything, I think I showed people there are opportunities everywhere. There are opportunities to help everyone everywhere," Luterman said. 

Helping others has been a driving force in Luterman's life for several years. 

After competing in her first triathlon at age seven and her first adult triathlon at age 10, Luterman found a way to use her platform as a young elite athlete to benefit others. 

At just 12, she started Team Ariana to raise money for Vogel Alcove. The Dallas based organization provides free child development services for homeless children. In five years, Team Ariana has raised more than $150,000 for Vogel Alcove and helped several other local charities. 

Meanwhile, the men's winner is a familiar name, Keith Pierce, who won the 2016 marathon. Pierce is a cross country and track coach at McKinney Boyd High School.

He defended his title running the 2017 marathon in an unofficial time of 2:27:17.

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<![CDATA[Army Navy Fans Ready for Snow in Philadelphia]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 23:41:59 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Army_Navy_Fans_Ready_for_Snow_in_Philadelphia.jpg

Ahead of the Army Navy game, the city is waiting on snow. Fans tell NBC10s Drew Smith they are adding layers to their planned outfits.

<![CDATA[Eagles Nation Shows Up in California]]> Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:35:02 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Eagles_Nation_Shows_up_in_California.jpg

The Eagles are in California this weekend, and there's no shortage of birds fans that followed them out there. NBC10's Steven Fisher caught up with some fans to see why they took the trip.

<![CDATA[Will Team USA Compete in the 2018 Winter Games?]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:49:44 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/teamusa2.jpg

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley recently said it was an "open question" if U.S. athletes would compete in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics because of concerns over North Korea. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to comment.

<![CDATA[Lindsey Vonn: I'm Not Representing Trump at Olympic Games]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:11:48 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Lindsay-Vonn-Estrella-Esqui.jpg

American alpine skier Lindsey Vonn is making it clear she'll be representing her country, but not her president, when she participates in the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

"Well I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president," Vonn told CNN. "I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony."

Vonn added, "I want to represent our country well. I don't think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that."

Vonn is attempting to capture her second gold medal in Pyeongchang. She revealed to CNN she would decline an invitation to the White House if she were to win gold at the games.

"Absolutely not," she said. "No. But I have to win to be invited. Actually I think every U.S. team member is invited so no I won't go."

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<![CDATA[Russia Banned, But 'Clean' Athletes Can Compete in Olympics]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:00:04 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_02_09.Still003.jpg

"Clean" Russian athletes will be invited to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year, though they will be required to compete under the Olympic flag.

<![CDATA[Supreme Court Taking Up Sports Betting Case]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 19:10:33 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/SCsportsbetting_1200x675.jpg

The billions spent on legal sports betting in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas. But the U.S. Supreme Court seemed prepared Monday to bust Nevada's monopoly.

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey challenged a federal law that requites states to ban wagering on sporting events, though Nevada was grandfathered in when the law was passed in 1992, NBC News reported.

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unusual because it does not ban sports gambling nationwide as a matter of federal law. Instead the act says the states cannot permit it.

Ted Olson, a Washington lawyer representing New Jersey, told the court Monday that the law violates the Constitution's protection of state's rights. "Congress can regulate interstate commerce, but it can't make the states do the work of Congress," he said.

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<![CDATA[Woman Punched by Cop at UM Game Gets Community Service, Fine]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 18:57:09 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Brigest+Freitas+UM+Fan.jpg

A woman who was punched by an officer as she was being carried out of a Miami Hurricanes game at Hard Rock Stadium last month in a drunken incident that was caught on camera will be serving 50 hours of community service and must attend an anger management course as part of a deal reached with prosecutors Monday.

Bridget Freitas, 30, will also pay a $100 fine plus prosecution costs and must write an apology letter to the officer who was involved in the Nov. 4 incident.

Freitas appeared at a brief court hearing Monday to accept the terms of the deal.

Video of the incident showed Freitas, a 30-year-old nurse, slap Miami-Dade Police Det. Douglas Ross as he and several officers tried to carry her out of the stands during the Hurricanes' win over Virginia Tech.

Ross reacted to the slap, hitting Freitas in the head with his right fist. According to the arrest report, Freitas had been arguing with other fans and was "using profanity in a loud, boisterous manner" when officers arrived.

She was charged with felony battery on a police officer and misdemeanor disorderly conduct but the battery charge was dropped and she was charged with resisting an officer with violence instead.

Last week, Ross was cleared of wrongdoing in the incident.

Photo Credit: Eric Argueta, Miami-Dade Corrections]]>
<![CDATA[Olympians Share Their Biggest Travel Pet Peeves]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:56:51 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pet+Peeves+Thumb.jpg

With holiday travel season coming up, members of Team USA, who are constantly on the road themselves, share the small travel annoyances that really grind their gears.

<![CDATA[Philly Teams Advance in Pop Warner Super Bowl]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 09:01:30 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pop_Warner_Super_Bowl_In_Orlando_Florida.jpg

Three out of the four youth football teams from Philadelphia advanced with first round victories at the Pop Warner Super Bowl in Florida. The varsity Northwest Raiders, the junior varsity North Philly Aztecs, and the Pee Wee Northwest Raiders will all play semifinal games on Wednesday.

<![CDATA[Watch Silverdome Fail to Implode in Demolition Attempt]]> Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:44:04 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-12-03-at-7.43.19-PM.jpg

A partial implosion of the Silverdome failed to bring down the upper section of the Detroit Lions' former home as intended Sunday as demolition of the stadium began.