A 25-year-old Dallas-area man was arrested Friday after posing as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey victim and high-school freshman for roughly nine months, and starring for a high-school basketball team, per The Dallas Morning News.
Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday night, booked into the Dallas County Jail and has since bonded out, according to court records. He faces a charge of tampering with government records.
Gilstrap-Portley enrolled at Skyline High School at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, posing as a victim of Hurricane Harvey under the name Rashun Richardson. The school had opened its doors to hurricane victims, and Gilstrap-Portley took advantage. In October, though, Gilstrap-Portley transferred to Hillcrest High School, where he played basketball and also began dating a 14-year-old girl, a story police are still investigating.
Gilstrap-Portley was voted the District 11-5A offensive player of the year by coaches. Hillcrest went 11-10 this past season.
The build-up to the Wednesday night's Europa League final was marred by fighting in the stands.
One supporter was left bloodied at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon as Marseille prepared to take on Atletico Madrid.
Two fans were embroiled in a punch-up half an hour before kick-off.
It is unclear who they were in Lyon to support with fans of both sides in that particular part of the stadium.
As our video footage shows, one of those involved was badly cut around his left eye as he argued with others before being dragged away by a steward.
Other pictures appeared to show Marseille fans fighting among themselves as several stewards were called into action.
Nine years ago today Usain Bolt wandered out on to a busy shopping street in Manchester and shocked the world.
It had been raining hard. Not a day for hanging around. Few expected the Jamaican to take that so literally.
“The final of the men’s 150 metres,” Stuart Storey told television viewers as the gun fired and passers-by looked up to see the big man stumble out of his blocks.
Nine months earlier, Bolt had announced himself by running the 100m and 200m in world-record times at the Beijing Olympics. Ninety-one days on, he would improve both of those at the World Championships in Berlin, clocking times of 9.58 and 19.19 seconds, which still stand to this day.
A New Jersey high school is trying out a new cheerleading policy that is already stirring up a real hornet’s nest after a mother complained when her daughter didn’t make the cut.
The school decided the squads need to be more inclusive, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported Tuesday.
Sophomore Stephanie Krueger said she’s been practicing four days a week for the last decade, dreaming of making it to Hanover Park High School’s top tier cheering team, known as the “Black Squad.”
Last month, the school was using a scoring system that featured coaches judging on things like jumps and choreography. Krueger and a number of girls made the team, but students said the parent of a classmate who placed on a lower-level cheer squad complained to the school.
In a letter to students and parents, the superintendent wrote the “process was invalid,” and that the historically elite team would be made up of every cheerleader in the 11th and 12th grades, instead of by skill level.
“All the time I’ve spent in my cheer gym practicing, constantly flipping, practicing my jumps, all was just like gone,” Krueger said. “I can’t believe, like, my hard work just dropped. It’s like telling a football player — your star varsity football player — they can’t play anymore because we want to make it all inclusive.”
“My biggest gripe is if you want to make a change, do it for next season. But don’t do it for this season. You already had the tryout,” parent Lisa Krueger added.
A schoolgirl ninja showed incredible strength by destroying her adult coach in a warrior-style race in stunning video that has been viewed more than 48 million times.
Taylor Jo Greene, 10, took up the sport less than 18 months ago but swings from bars, pulls herself up ropes and balances on huge rubber balls like a pro.
The youngster quickly mastered obstacles like the menacing warped wall - a vertical 14ft ramp - thanks to weekly training sessions with parkour coach Austin Gray.
Talented Taylor Jo, from Colorado, USA, even showed up another instructor at her local ninja gym when he challenged her to a race and she won.
Jaw-dropping footage of the feat, filmed in November, has been watched by more than 48 million people online, earning her praise from masters of the sport.
The A-League Grand Final erupted in the final minutes when Newcastle Jets star Roy O'Donovan kicked Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas in the head.
The Grand Final game saw 32-year-old O'Donovan, leap to try and score a goal for his team after a free kick was taken in the 94th minute.
As O'Donovan leaped through the air, his boot smashed into 25-year-old Thomas' face which caused him to go hurling to the ground.
That 1-2 Combo Set Everything Up
Drake and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kendrick Perkins get into it twice while at Game 1 of Cavs vs. Toronto Raptors, with the second time getting very heated.
A teenage gymnast suffered a horrifying fall as she landed on her neck and head.
Morgan Hurd was competing in the Pacific Rim Championships in Colombia on Saturday when she fell while leaping off the beam.
Hurd, 16, tried to perform a piked full-in but horrifically landed on her neck and head.
The fall sparked immediate fears from her coaches and those watching on in Medellin.
Fans watching on gasped after the teenager's landing, although she did eventually return to her feet and saluted.
This is the incredible moment that Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa broke the world record for riding the world's biggest wave last year.
Koxa surfed an 80ft (24.4-metre) wave at Nazare in Portugal on 8 November 2017 and the moment was captured by member Pedro Miranda.
Koxa's record for the highest wave ever surfed was confirmed at the 2018 Big Wave Awards that took place this weekend in Los Angeles.
Best Free Throw Distraction In The History of Basketball
Ronnie O'Sullivan and Ali Carter clashed in a bitter exchange at the Crucible as their Betfred World Championship match boiled over.
With Carter on the point of going 11-8 in front, he collided with five-time champion O'Sullivan at the side of the table when he returned to his seat after fluking a snooker.
O'Sullivan then spoke out, and said: "You're Mr Angry." Carter questioned him, and O'Sullivan told his opponent to "stop being angry".
O'Sullivan then told Carter it was his turn to play, sparking Carter to respond: "Thank you very much, very nice of you."
"Stop being angry then," O'Sullivan said.
Leonys Martin really laid it all out on the line against the Pirates on Wednesday. Two balls later, he actually hit a home run. That's fortitude.
A rep for Life Time tells TMZ Sports, "Upon our immediate review of the matter, this is not an issue of discrimination, as has been alleged."
"In fact, on both April 18 and 19, Life Time extended guest access to Mr. Jermall Charlo and Mr. Jermell Charlo, along with their group. As this matter escalated, staff felt unsafe given an ensuing verbal altercation."
"To be clear, we apologize for what appears to be a misunderstanding concerning our guest policy. Ultimately, we always welcome all individuals and the opportunity to serve them in a safe and respectful manner."
For his part, Jermell is not buying Life Time's explanation and told us,"I'm a black man and they didn't let me in."
A footballer has copped a life ban from the sport after he was caught on camera brutally punching his unsuspecting opponent from behind.
Brad Huhn, who was playing for Thomson as midfielder in the Geelong District Football League in Victoria, came up on Winchelsea player Jo Fama with a brutal round house hit.
It's the second suspension he's received for intentionally striking another player, with the latest incident's six-week ban pushing him over the maximum 16-week suspension period before a life ban is imposed.
A well refreshed New York Yankees fan jumped out of the stands and invaded the outfield before being tackled by security on Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Twins.
The supporter, who was wearing a home team jersey, sprinted onto the grass with a beer in hand and did his best to dodge stadium workers as the crowd cheered the unfolding spectacle.
But by the time the field invader reach third base it was all too much and he was tacked to the ground - along with the beer he had been holding.
New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult has pulled off one of the most remarkable catches seen in cricket during an Indian Premier League game over the weekend.
RCB and India national captain Virat Kohli, regarded as one of the best batsmen playing the game, thought he has just knocked a full toss from Harshal Patel safely past the boundary behind square leg.
Boult, playing for the Daredevils and positioned on the rope, launched himself at full stretch into air and just managed to grasp the ball in the tips of his fingers.
Had that money may flow.
A violent brawl and topless man caused chaos in the dying seconds of an
AFL football match in Adelaide, South Australia Saturday night.
A group of men exchanged punches as security tried to intervene while witnesses stood back, horrified by the brawl in the dying seconds of the match at Adelaide Oval.
Eight men were involved in the fight at the Port Adelaide v Geelong match, which was posted onto social media on Sunday.
A brawl broke out among adults during a girls basketball tournament in Savannah, Georgia. When a hot-tempered woman approached the referee to argue a foul call, the ref stumbled to the floor and was suddenly met with fisticuffs from another man.
A remarkable thing happened while the media was focused on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony: After a White House ceremony, several Alabama football players huddled around President Trump and prayed with him.
“What a cool moment!” Chambers tweeted on Tuesday.
Alabama punter JK Scott “asked @POTUS if he could pray for him and his staff,” she reported.
Chambers’s video shows several players surrounding the president with their heads bowed.
Femme Feral is the queer fight club that takes no prisoners and holds nothing back. Founded by artists Phoebe Patey-Ferguson and Anna Smith in the days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, the group allows women and femme-identified people a space to scream, shout, and pummel each other into the ground.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport for making a bomb threat, a police spokesperson confirmed Monday to USA TODAY Sports.
Los Angeles Airport Police spokesperson Rob Pedregon said Monday that Davis and a female companion were checking in at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter Sunday morning when the ticket agent asked them if they had a list of unapproved items like aerosols, knives or explosives — a standard procedure before checking in to a flight.
Davis then turned to the companion and, according to Pedregon, made "a statement in the area of, 'Yeah, did you pack the explosives?'"
Airport police were alerted to the 24-year-old's comments, and he was subsequently arrested on a misdemeanor charge of making a bomb threat. Davis was then booked into a Los Angeles jail shortly after noon Sunday and released within the hour on $15,000 bail, according to online inmate records.
Davis is due to appear in court May 3, according to the online records.
Softball catcher is cheap as hell
Went from lucky to failure with the quickness.
Real Madrid superstar was booed by home supporters after his opener in the Champions League quarter-final first leg - but given standing ovation when after netting his stunning second goal