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Watch: Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz suffers season-ending knee injury

Watch: Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz suffers season-ending knee injury

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Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 NBA season after suffering a torn left ACL during Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Less than five minutes into the contest, Fultz drove to the paint and tumbled to the court after his left knee buckled without any contact from Cavaliers rookie Isaac Okoro. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 draft writhed in pain on the floor for several minutes before trainers helped him into a wheelchair. Advertisement Shortly after the injury, the Magic ruled Fultz out for the rest of the game. The 22-year-old guard then underwent an MRI, which revealed the significant damage to his knee. "He underwent an MRI and results revealed that Fultz has sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament," the Magi...

Coast Guard taps cellphone location data to speed searches

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The U.S. Coast Guard is tapping into cellphone location data to provide a new tool for helping distressed boatersByThe Associated PressMay 10, 2020, 12:57 PM2 min read2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBOSTON -- The U.S. Coast Guard is tapping into cellphone location data to quickly locate distressed boaters. The voluntary i911 program lets the Coast Guard access mariners' cellphone locations to help rescue crews find them faster. The software is a free service for all first responders, including the Coast Guard. “It greatly decreases the time we spend looking for someone and gets the rescue crews out faster,” said Chief Petty Officer Andrew Case from the Coast Guard center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard center in the Northeast was the first to tes...
Seattle Seahawks bringing back All-Pro guard Mike Iupati

Seattle Seahawks bringing back All-Pro guard Mike Iupati

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April 14 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks reached an agreement on a short-term contract with Pro Bowl guard Mike Iupati on Tuesday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Iupati agreed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks. Financial details of the pact weren't disclosed. Iupati signed a one-year, $ 2.75 million contract with the Seahawks last off-season. He made 15 starts in the 2019 regular season, but he missed both of Seattle's playoff games because of a neck injury. The San Francisco 49ers selected Iupati in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Idaho. He played his first five seasons in San Francisco before joining the Arizona Cardinals in March 2015. Iupati spent parts of four seasons with the Cardinals before going to the Seahawks, his third stint with an NFC West team. I...
Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu wins John R. Wooden Award

Oregon star guard Sabrina Ionescu wins John R. Wooden Award

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April 6 (UPI) -- Oregon women's basketball star Sabrina Ionescu won the John R. Wooden Award on Monday for the second consecutive season. Ionescu becomes the sixth woman to win more than one Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's most outstanding player. She joins Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart, Maya Moore, Brittney Griner and Seimone Augustus as the only players in women's history to receive the honor multiple times. Ionescu, who recently won the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy, is the fifth player to win the Wooden Award in back-to-back seasons. "I mean, it's just crazy to come from my freshman year when there was about 1,000 to 2,000 people in the stands to now having 12,000 people and people fighting over tickets," Ionescu said Monday about impacting the culture at Or...
First female enlisted National Guard members graduate from Ranger School

First female enlisted National Guard members graduate from Ranger School

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Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The notoriously demanding U.S. Army Ranger School graduated its first enlisted female National Guard soldiers, the Army announced. Staff Sgt. Jessica Smiley of the South Carolina Army National Guard, and Sgt. Danielle Farber of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, completed their training at the U.S. Army Ranger School at Ft. Benning, Ga., on Friday. "My mindset going into this was to leave 100 percent on the table and never have a regret or look back and say, 'I should have pushed harder or I should have done something different,'" said Smiley, who serves with the Army Training and Doctrine Command. "My mindset today is that I did just that. I gave 100 percent. I did everything that I could, and now here I am." Smiley first applied for her state's Ranger/Sapper assessm...