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Ex-NBA Star jailed 6 years for stealing money meant for charity

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Ex-NBA star Kermit Washington has been sentenced to 6 years in prison, and ordered to pay almost $1 million in compensation for stealing money meant for charity.

Washington, a 66-year-old former NBA All-Star who played for the Lakers and Celtics,  was sentenced by a federal judge in Missouri after pleading guilty to 3 felonies and admitting to scamming people out of huge donations.

Officials say Washington used his fame to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars meant for several African charities, money which he diverted and used to fund a lavish lifestyle, including shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend.

Washington was immediately taken into custody till 2024.

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Maradona plans to remain as head coach of Dorados

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Argentine football great Diego Maradona on Friday appeared to backtrack on plans to quit as head coach of Mexican second division side Dorados at the end of the season, Xinhua news agency reported.

Maradona said earlier this month that he was considering leaving because of alleged bias from referees towards opposition teams.

However, the 58-year-old changed his tone after Dorados’ 1-0 home victory over Cimarrones de Sonora in their Ascenso MX quarterfinal first leg.

“I have to talk to (team owner) Jorge Alberto Hank, because I have ideas for the next tournament for Dorados. I feel an attachment with the club and I’ll defend my players to the death,” he told reporters.

The result extended Dorados’ unbeaten run to 10 matches.

The 1986 World Cup winner took charge of Dorados in September, guiding them to last season’s playoffs following six wins in seven matches.

 

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Michael Jordan praises Tiger Woods, says his Masters victory is greatest comeback

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Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ Masters victory last weekend is the greatest comeback of all-time.

“He had to change his game; he had to change his perspective a little bit,” M.J. told The Athletic … “To me, it was the greatest comeback I’ve ever seen.”

“I never thought he’d get back physically.He didn’t think he’d get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now.”

M.J. added, “He’s probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, that’s a major accomplishment. To me, it’s unbelievable.”

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Legendary Sports Broadcaster, Chet Coppock dies from injuries sustained during ghastly auto crash

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Chicago sports broadcasting icon, Chet Coppock has died  April 6 car after the accident in South Carolina.

Known as ‘The Godfather of Sports, Coppock was seated in the passenger seat during the crash, according to Chicago’s ABC affiliate.

The driver, a woman only identified as a 50-year-old from Hammond, Indiana crossed over the media and struck another vehicle head on before colliding with a third vehicle.

The driver’s condition has not been publicized.

Following the crash, which took place near the South Carolina-Georgia border, Coppock was transported to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, where he ultimately died on Wednesday.

According to his former wife Anna Marie Busalacchi, Coppock’s family was by his side.

Investigators are continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Coppock’s daughter Lyndsey announced her father’s death on Facebook.

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