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Former NBA player Iman Shumpert wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Former NBA player Iman Shumpert wins ‘Dancing with the Stars’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

NBA champion Iman Shumpert has added another trophy to the collection: the Mirrorball Trophy awarded to the winner of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Shumpert, who played primarily for the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers during his 10-year career, became the first ex-NBA player to be victorious in the show’s 30 seasons.

The 31-year-old Shumpert and pro dancing partner Daniella Karagach earned a perfect score for their fusion routine to “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire. The duo earned another perfect score for their second dance, a freestyle performance to Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control.”

Shumpert, who won an NBA championship with the Cavs in 2016, clutched his new hardware as if it were the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

Shumpert had something of a secret weapon in the competition: his wife Teyana Taylor, a singer and

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Las Vegas Raiders Player to Be Charged With DUI in Fatal Crash

Last Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a car crash early Tuesday morning that killed one person and will lead to Ruggs being charged with DUI resulting in death, according to ESPN. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers “responded to a traffic collision near the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard and South Spring Valley Parkway, involving a Chevrolet Corvette and a Toyota Rav4. Responding officers located the Toyota on fire. Fire department personnel responded and located a deceased woman inside the Toyota. The preliminary investigation indicates the front of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota.”

Police went on to say, “The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 22-year-old Henry Rugs (sic) III, remained on scene and showed signs of impairment. He was transported to UMC hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death.

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Player grades for a dominant Halloween win

The Brooklyn Nets dominated the Pistons on Halloween and won consecutive games for the first time this season.

Kevin Durant was his usual self, scoring 19 points before the half and notching 23 points by the end of the third period. He put up those numbers on an efficient 10-of-13 shooting night. Durant led the way for the Nets going into the half as they were already dominating by 15 points.

The forward’s night did end early though for elbowing Kelly Olynyk in the third quarter. For his team, it didn’t matter because James Harden (18 PTS, 12 ASTS, 10 REBS) secured a triple-double anyway and three other Nets cracked double-digits in scoring: LaMarcus Aldridge (16 PTS), DeAndre’ Bembry (15 PTS) and Joe Harris (12 PTS).

Detroit did not have a chance at all with Brooklyn shooting the ball so well all night at 65%. The Pistons did not

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Orioles’ Trey Mancini wins AL Comeback Player of the Year, Ryan Mountcastle named AL Outstanding Rookie in Players Choice Awards

From the moment he stepped back onto the field in spring training to mark the beginning of his comeback from colon cancer, Orioles star Trey Mancini has been warmly welcomed by his peers.

Their admiration for his return to play after missing all of 2020 for chemotherapy and treatment earned him American League Comeback Player of the Year in the 2021 Players Choice Awards, while fellow Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle was named the league’s Outstanding Rookie. The winners were announced during Wednesday night’s “SportsCenter” broadcast.

“It means the world. I’m so honored and humbled to receive this award,” Mancini said on ESPN. “When I got my diagnosis, I wasn’t totally sure that I’d be playing baseball again, so to be able to come back and play a whole season and receive this award means everything to me.”

Mancini, 29, played an entire season this year despite not having stepped

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