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Usain Bolt reveals girlfriend Kasi Bennett is pregnant

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Nick Caito / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Olympian Usain Bolt is officially adding to his family tree.

The retired sprinter and his longtime girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, announced they’re expecting their first child together.

An excited Bolt shared the news in a new Instagram post on Thursday, showing a photo of a pregnant Bennett wearing a billowing red dress.

“I just want to say a KING or QUEEN is about to be HERE. @kasi.b,” he wrote, captioning the image.

Bennett also took to Instagram to share the news, along with additional photos from her pregnancy shoot.

“Our biggest blessing,” she captioned one photo, where she’s seen posing on the deck of a boat.

In another photo, captioned “Our greatest celebration,” Bennett holds a bouquet of balloons as she gives a big smile.

In a final photo, Bennett, a marketing manager, cradles her belly and offers the caption, “Our golden child Coming soon…”

In May 2017, Bolt spoke about his interest in settling down and having kids.

“I have [had] a girlfriend for four years now [and] it’s going steadily, so we’re thinking about kids very soon,” the Jamaican sprinter told People. “We’ll see how it goes, we’re taking our time.”

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/23/20

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iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Thursday’s sports events:

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Washington 124, Cleveland 112
L.A. Lakers 128, Brooklyn 113
Dallas 133, Portland 125

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Indiana 67, Michigan St. 63
Houston 63, UConn 59
Colorado 78, Washington St. 56
Oregon 79, Southern Cal 70 — Double OT

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Newly renamed Las Vegas Raiders pledge $500,000 to erase school lunch debt in Nevada

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Allen Kee / ESPN Images(LAS VEGAS) — The Silver and Black officially have been renamed the Las Vegas Raiders, and one of the organization’s first orders of business is helping eliminate meal debt in Nevada.

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At a press conference after the renaming ceremony on Wednesday, the team announced it would pledge $500,000 toward eliminating meal debt through the Nevada Community Foundation.

Nevada schools that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, a federally assisted program that operates in public and non-profit charter schools, will work with NCF to eliminate existing school meal debt, according to a press release.

“Today,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said, “we want to make a donation to the Nevada Department of Agriculture meal service program, which feeds kids lunch and breakfast at the schools. We are hoping to eliminate the debt that the entire state of Nevada has.”

“When families are not able to pay for school meals and do not qualify for federal free or reduced priced meals, debt is accrued at the school level. This donation will fill the gap between schools and families who cannot afford to pay their school meal debt,” according to the team’s release.

Funds will be allocated through the NCF in conjunction with the Raiders and the Nevada Department of Agriculture, administrator of the state’s National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

“We are proud to partner with the Las Vegas Raiders as the administrator of the organization’s community fund that will retire the cumulative school meal debt for eligible institutions currently participating in NSLP and SBP with the Nevada Department of Agriculture,” said Gian Brosco, president and CEO of the Nevada Community Foundation. “As the Raiders prepare for their official arrival as our state’s first-ever NFL team, their positive impact on our community continues to grow as evidenced by this significant gesture.”

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Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty accused of punching boy during photo shoot

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Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Gritty, the highly popular mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers, is known for his antics both on and off the ice — but one family alleges that he may have gone too far after accusing the mascot of punching a 13-year-old boy.
 
Philadelphia Police say that they are investigating the alleged physical assault, which the family says happened in November 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Chris Greenwell took his 13-year-old son to meet the mascot but when the teen had his picture taken with Gritty, the boy allegedly tapped the mascot’s head, which led Gritty to lunge out of his chair and punch the boy in the back, according to allegations reported by Philadelphia ABC station WPVI-TV.

Greenwell said that his son was hit so hard that he suffered a back bruise requiring medical attention, according to documents obtained by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Philadelphia Flyers, however, say that an internal investigation found no evidence to suggest the event ever happened.

Gritty debuted as the Flyers’ mascot in September 2018 and the large, furry orange creature was an instant hit. He was voted as the number one mascot in the National Hockey League just six months later in March 2019.

Gritty has a Twitter account with almost 300,000 followers, as well as website that describes him as having “bully” tendencies as well as being “loyal but mischievous” and “talented but feisty.”

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Arrest warrant issued for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

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Allen Kee / ESPN Images(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — Police issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted a truck driver.

Brown, 31, and his trainer, Glenn Holt, were both accused of assaulting a moving truck driver outside of the football player’s home in Hollywood, Florida, on Tuesday over a disagreement about the moving fees.

Holt was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of burglary with battery, according to police. Officers said they attempted to make contact with Brown to question him, but were unsuccessful.

The warrant charges the free agent receiver with one count of burglary with battery, one count of burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and one count of criminal mischief.

Police said they had been to his home at least four times in the past month due to domestic disturbance calls.

Holt’s attorney, Eric Rudenberg, told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG-TV that police claimed there had been a disagreement between movers about some items belonging Brown.

The driver was reportedly there to deliver items that Brown had stored in California, but the athlete initially refused to pay the $4,000 fee, according to a police report obtained by WPLG. The driver had attempted to leave with the delivery items still in his truck when Brown allegedly threw a rock, damaging the vehicle, the report said.

At one point, Brown allegedly entered the truck’s cabin and began to assault the driver. Holt approached the cab a short time later and attempted to grab the keys to the truck and caused cuts and scratches to the driver, according to WPLG.

Holt, 35, was out on bond as of Wednesday evening. His attorney said he intends to plead not guilty.

“I’m glad the state attorney’s office was reasonable here and agreed to a bond that my client can afford,” Rudenberg told WPLG. “This is a serious charge, but these allegations are way overblown.”

Brown found himself at the center of controversy last year when he asked to be released from the Oakland Raiders after the franchise awarded him a contract that included $30 million in guarantees.

He was released by Oakland and later signed with the New England Patriots, but the team cut him in September when a former trainer accused him of rape and sexual assault. Brown’s release from the team coincided with a report in Sports Illustrated that another woman accused Brown of sexual harassment while she was working at his home.

Brown’s lawyer has denied the sexual assault allegations.

The receiver was a star with the Pittsburgh Steelers for nine seasons, totaling seven Pro Bowl appearances and four first-team All Pro selections.

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