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Rich Barnes/Getty Images(SYRACUSE, N.Y.) -- Syracuse University men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim accidentally struck and killed a pedestrian late Wednesday night, according to local police.

Boeheim remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, Syracuse Police said in a news release.

The legendary college coach underwent "field sobriety and alco-sensor tests," which "were negative for any signs of impairment," according to police.

Boeheim released an emotional statement Thursday morning.

"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night’s accident," Boeheim said.

The deadly accident took place around 11:20 p.m., police said.

The victim, Jorge Jimenez, 51, of Syracuse, had been in a car that lost control on the highway, hitting a guard rail, police said.

The car was in the middle of the road when the accident occurred, according to police.

Jimenez and the others in the car with him were walking along the highway when, according to authorities, Boeheim noticed the vacant vehicle and tried to avoid it, according to police.

"As a result, the driver, James Boeheim 74, struck the victim who was standing on the side of the road," according to the police statement.

The coach said he and his wife "extend our deepest sympathies to the Jimenez family."

"Out of respect for those involved, I will not be providing further comment at this time," Boeheim said.

No tickets have been issued, the police department said.

Boeheim's speed was not immediately clear, according to police, but Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick told ABC Syracuse affiliate WSYR the coach was driving at an appropriate speed.

The crash came shortly after Syracuse won its home game against the University of Louisville.

"We are saddened by the death of a member of our Central New York community," Syracuse Athletics Director John Wildhack said in a statement. "We extend our deepest condolences to all impacted by this tragic accident."

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(DURHAM, N.C.) -- North Carolina's blowout of Duke wasn't the most pressing blowout on the college basketball powerhouse's mind after Wednesday's marquee matchup. Instead, it was Zion Williamson's blown-out Nike high-tops.

Williamson, who is projected by many to be the first overall pick in this June's NBA draft, left Wednesday's game with a right knee injury after his shoe tore in the opening seconds of the game.

He did not return and the Tar Heels went on to an easy victory over the No. 1-ranked Blue Devils, 88-72.

"We're very concerned about Zion," Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said after the loss. "It's a mild knee sprain. We will know about length of time tomorrow. It's stable. Obviously it has an impact. You lose the National Player of the Year on the first play."

More pressingly on some fans' minds was how his shoe could tear apart, resulting in the injury. The sole could be seen torn completely off with Williamson's socked foot hanging outside.

Nike apologized and promised an investigation after the game.

"We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery," Nike said in a statement. "The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue."

Duke signed a 12-year deal with Nike to provide shoes and apparel for the basketball program. They are in the fourth year of that deal, according to ESPN.

Williamson was able to walk off the court with only a slight limp.

"I just thought he'd twisted his ankle or his knee," Duke's Tre Jones said after the game. "But when he took his shoes off, I thought maybe something else was going on."

The game was maybe the biggest draw in years. Duke and North Carolina, with 11 NCAA championships between them, already have a decades-long rivalry, but the highlight-reel regular Williamson added even more attention. His teammate, R.J. Barrett, is also expected to be a top three pick in the NBA draft.

ESPN reported ahead of the game that the cheapest ticket available in Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina, was $2,500. One ticket sold for over $10,000.

Former President Barack Obama, who was at the game, could actually be seen encouraging the star after his injury and tweeted his best wishes following the loss.

Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2019

Other marquee names in attendance included Oscar-nominee Spike Lee, Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., NFL running back Todd Gurley and actress Hayden Panettiere.

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Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(SAN DIEGO) -- Manny Machado's contract with the San Diego Padres isn't yet a done deal but on Wednesday, jerseys bearing his last name and No. 13 made an appearance at Petco Park.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the replica jerseys were seen for sale at the team store at Petco Park. However, once the Padres were notified, they were pulled off the sales floor.

The newspaper said it is not known if any of the jerseys were sold before they were taken off the racks.

Machado, 26, reached an agreement with the Padres on a 10-year, $300 million contract. The deal is pending the results of two physicals.

The shortstop was in San Diego Wednesday to take his physical for the team. He is scheduled to take his second physical on Thursday, this time for the company that will insure the Padres on the 10-year deal, ESPN reports.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
OT Chicago 5, Detroit 4
Colorado 7, Winnipeg 1
Calgary 4, N.Y. Islanders 2
SO Boston 3, Vegas 2

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(8) North Carolina 88, (1) Duke 72
San Diego St. 65, (6) Nevada 57
(10) Michigan St. 71, Rutgers 60
(11) Marquette 79, Butler 69
OT Florida 82, (13) LSU 77
Georgetown 85, (17) Villanova 73
Syracuse 69, (18) Louisville 49

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University of Colorado Athletics(AURORA, Colo.) -- A former NFL player was fatally shot over the weekend in a dispute with a neighbor over a parking space, according to police.

Anthony "T.J." Cunningham, a former defensive back for the Seattle Seahawks and an assistant principal at a high school in Aurora, Colorado, was allegedly shot by a neighbor on Sunday and taken to a local hospital, where he died the following day, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

Police charged his neighbor, 31-year-old Marcus Johnson, with first-degree murder on Monday, accusing him of shooting Cunningham multiple times in the head and chest.

Witnesses said the two neighbors met at a high school in Aurora, located about 10 miles east of Denver, to settle an ongoing parking dispute, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Cunningham's brother told police he accompanied the former player to the school's parking lot, where the two planned to "box it out," according to the affidavit.

The two men were walking towards each other when Johnson allegedly shot him three times, striking him in the head and chest, according to the document.

Johnson called 911 to report the shooting and police said they found a handgun in his vehicle. Johnson said Cunningham was armed with a bottle when he pulled the trigger, but Cunningham's brother said he didn't have a weapon, according to the affidavit.

Johnson was originally booked on attempted murder, but the charge was amended after the victim's death. He was being held without bail and it's unclear if he has retained an attorney.

Cunningham, 46, played for the Seahawks during the 1996 season until injuries ended his NFL career, according to the team's website. He also played wide receiver and defensive back at the University of Colorado.

The university's football team said he was a "tremendous part of the CU community" who "touched countless others" during his time there, according to a statement.

“We were deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the death of T.J. Cunningham," the Colorado Buffaloes said in a tweet on Monday. "He was a good family man and had a strong passion for working with young people."

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Florida 4, Buffalo 2
Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 2
Pittsburgh 4, New Jersey 3
NY Rangers 2, Carolina 1
Montreal 3, Columbus 2
OT St. Louis 3, Toronto 2
Anaheim 4, Minnesota 0
Nashville 5, Dallas 3
SO Arizona 3, Edmonton 2

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(4) Kentucky 66, Missouri 58
(5) Tennessee 58, Vanderbilt 46
(15) Purdue 48, Indiana 46
(16) Florida St. 77, Clemson 64
Baylor 73, (19) Iowa St. 69
(24) Maryland 66, (21) Iowa 65
(25) Buffalo 114, Ohio 67

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iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has had nine wildly successful seasons with the organization, says he and the team have decided to "move on."

Brown posted a picture with his arm around the shoulder of Steelers president, Art Rooney II, writing:

"we discussed a lot of things and we cleared the air on several issues! We both agreed that it is time to move on but I’ll always have appreciation and gratitude towards the Rooney family and @steelers organization!"

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported
that after the meeting, a source told him "everyone agreed the trade will be for the best."

The tweet comes after Brown publicly requested a trade in January. He then posted an Instagram video in which he said he will not play without more guaranteed money, reinforcing his desire for a trade.

ESPN reports Brown has no guarantees left on his current five-year-deal with the Steelers, which he signed in 2017. Rooney previously stated he wanted to meet with Brown to "clear the air."

Brown publicly put pressure on the Steelers to trade him on several occasions. He thanked fans and fielded questions on Twitter, saying quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has an "owner mentality," and criticized head coach Mike Tomlin.

Brown holds an NFL-record six consecutive seasons with 100 or more catches. He has led the league in receiving yards and receptions twice.

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Willard/iStock(NEW YORK) -- ESPN reports Manny Machado, regarded as one of the top free agents in all of baseball this offseason, has reached a record deal to join the San Diego Padres. The contract is the biggest in American sports history, worth $300 million over ten years.

Machado split time with the Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018, hitting .297/.367/.538 with 37 home runs and 107 RBI. The 26-year-old was traded to Los Angeles ahead of last season's trade deadline in a blockbuster transaction.

He had many big moments for the Dodgers and helped lift the team to a World Series appearance, but drew harsh criticism from fans and the media about hustling. He told Fox Sports during the 2018 postseason, after being chastised for not running full speed down to first base on plays, that hustling was "not my cup of tea."

Machado is a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove Award winner at third base, though his preferred position is shortstop.

The 26-year-old former top draft pick played five full seasons in Baltimore before last year's trade. He is the second high profile free agent to join the Padres in the past two winters, joining first baseman Eric Hosmer, who agreed to an eight-year, $144 million contract last year.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Calgary 5, Arizona 2
Tampa Bay 5, Columbus 1
Chicago 8, Ottawa 7
Colorado 3, Vegas 0
OT Boston 6, San Jose 5
Washington 3, L.A. Kings 2

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(3) Virginia 64, (20) Virginia Tech 58
(22) Wisconsin 64, Illinois 58
(23) Kansas St. 65, West Virginia 51

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Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) -- Serena Williams is back in the top ten of the World Tennis Association rankings for the first time since giving birth in September 2017.

Williams dropped as low as 491st when she returned played in March 2018.

She is now ranked tenth in the world after making two Grand Slam finals in the past year, losing at Wimbledon and at the US Open.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner has not played since her quarterfinal loss to Karolina Pliskova at last months Australian Open.

Naomi Osaka, who beat Williams at the US Open and won the Australian Open, remains number one. Simona Halep and American Sloane Stephens each moved up a spot to second and third. Petra Kvitova dropped to fourth in the rankings.

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