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Mai Shangmin/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images(MACAU, China) -- A teenage race driver is lucky to be alive today after a crash that stunned everyone at the Macau Grand Prix in China over the weekend.

Sophia Floersch, a member of the Netherlands-based Van Amersfoort Racing team, flipped her Formula 3 car at 170 mph after clipping a Japanese race car. The flip hurled the 17-year-old's car backwards, slamming it into a booth.

The crash sent five people to the hospital with serious injuries, and caused the remainder of the race to be halted for over an hour.

Floersch, remarkably still conscious after the accident, was taken to the hospital and initially diagnosed with a spinal fracture.

Floersch is scheduled for surgery Monday.

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Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- LeBron James finally claimed his first win in Miami since parting ways with the Heat four years ago.

James scored 51 points Sunday night, helping the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Heat, 113-97. The win marks his first victory in Miami since leaving the Heat in 2014, and his first win there as a member of the visiting team since 2010, according to ESPN.

"[I]t's always great to be here, come back here and see a lot of familiar faces," James said after the game. "We had some not-so-good times, we had more great times. So it's always a respect factor and a love for the people of Miami, especially the people who work here. We put in a lot of time."

With his 51 points Sunday, James also became the fifth player in NBA history to score 50 or more points with three teams -- the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers.

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Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a serious leg injury on Sunday, and now the team has to prepare to finish the season without him.

Smith, 34, was sacked in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, breaking the fibula and tibia in his right leg. He later underwent surgery at a local hospital.

Colt McCoy stepped in for Smith and helped the Redskins take the lead in the fourth quarter, but the team ultimately lost to Houston, 23-21.

McCoy, 32, will continue to start in Smith's absence. Sources tell ESPN that Washington will also be inviting several quarterbacks for a tryout, including EJ Manuel, T.J. Yates, Mark Sanchez, Kellen Clemens and Josh Johnson.

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Memphis 100, Minnesota 87
Portland 119, Washington 109
Orlando 131, NY Knicks 117
L.A. Lakers 113, Miami 97
San Antonio 104, Golden State 92

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Dallas 6, NY Islanders 2
Carolina 2, New Jersey 1
Chicago 3, Minnesota 1
Vegas 6, Edmonton 3
OT Colorado 4, Anaheim 3

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Houston 23, Washington 21
Baltimore 24, Cincinnati 21
Indianapolis 38, Tennessee 10
Pittsburgh 20, Jacksonville 16
Detroit 20, Carolina 19
Dallas 22, Atlanta 19
NY Giants 38, Tampa Bay 35
Oakland 23, Arizona 21
Denver 23, L.A. Chargers 22
New Orleans 48, Philadelphia 7
Chicago 25 Minnesota 20

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(10) Kentucky 92, VMI 82
(11) Michigan St. 101, Tennessee Tech 33
(12) Kansas St. 64, Penn 48
(16) Virginia Tech 89, (23) Purdue 83
(18) Michigan 66, Providence 47

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Mark Thompson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- German Teenager Sophia Floersch survived a high speed crash during a Formula Three race in Macau on Sunday.

Floersch was going 167 miles per hour when she lost control of the car and vault up over another race car, before crashing into stands holding race officials and photographers.

 

マカオグランプリで死亡事故か。
当たり方がヒドイ
無事を祈る#マカオグランプリ #F3 pic.twitter.com/G96i1raKPh

— のびお (@aochan8800) November 18, 2018

The race was stopped after the crash. Officials say Floersch was conscious and taken to the hospital, where the initial diagnosis was a spinal facture.

Floersch later tweeted that she was okay.

 

Just wanted to let everybody know that I am fine but will be going into Surgery tomorow morning. Thanks to the @fia and @hwaag_official @MercedesAMGF1 who are taking great care of me.
Thanks to everybody for the Supporting messages.
Update soon.

— Sophia Floersch (@SophiaFloersch) November 18, 2018

 

Four others were injured in the crash.

The race was delayed for more than an hour before it re-started. Dan Ticktum won the race.

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Harry How/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- She was the first woman named White House National Security Advisor and quarterbacked former President George W. Bush's foreign policy team as Secretary of State, and now Condoleeza Rice's name has surfaced as a possible contender for an NFL head coaching job.

When Cleveland Brown's General Manager John Dorsey said last week that he would consider a woman to lead his perennial losing franchise, Rice's name was quickly thrown into the mix even though her only NFL experience is being a Browns' fan.

ESPN cited an NFL source saying the Browns would like to interview Rice for its head coach position, which would make her the first woman ever to be considered for an NFL head-coaching job.

"She's an amazing person," an anonymous source told ESPN of Rice, who has been a former member of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

 But shortly after the ESPN story was posted online, Dorsey released a statement calling Rice a "great leader" who "possesses the highest possible character."

Still, he said her name is not on the short or long list to replace Hue Jackson, who was fired as the team's head coach on Oct. 20 after winning just three games in more than two seasons.

"I have the utmost respect and admiration for all she's accomplished and was honored to meet her for the first time earlier this season," Dorsey said in his statement. "Our coaching search will be thorough and deliberate, but we are still in the process of composing the list of candidates and Secretary Rice has not been discussed."

Rice, 64, issued a statement on Facebook on Sunday, saying, "One doesn't have to play the game to understand it and motivate players."

"I love the Browns -- and I know they will hire an experienced coach to take us to the next level," Rice said of the franchise that has not made the playoffs since 2002 and finished last season with an 0-16 record.

"On a more serious note, I do hope that the NFL will start to bring women into the coaching profession as position coaches and eventually coordinators and head coaches," Rice said. "But experience counts -- and it is time to develop a pool of experienced women coaches."

But she added, "I'm not ready to coach but I would like to call a play or two next season if the Browns need ideas! And at no time will I call for a 'prevent defense.'"

Rice's quip was apparently in reference to former Brown's coach Marty Schottenheimer's decision in the 1986 AFC Championship game to play "prevent defense" only to see Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway lead his team to a 98-yard game-tying touchdown in what became known as "The Drive." The Broncos went on to win the game 23-20 in overtime, spoiling Cleveland's dream of making it to the Super Bowl.

Rice is currently a professor of global business and economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She is also a senior fellow on public policy at the Stanford's Hoover Institution.

During a press conference last week, Dorsey initially said, "I know me personally, I would like to see a man of character. I would like to see a man who can lead young men. I would like to see a man who has high football acumen. Those are the three basic things there that I would look for."

But then he changed his tune when asked if age is a significant factor for the next head coach.

"I just want the best possible head coach to move this thing forward regardless of age," Dorsey said. "It could be a woman, too. Do not look at me like that. I am serious. Who knows? We will look at everything is what I am trying to tell you all."

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

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Philadelphia 113, Utah 107
Indiana 99, Miami 91
OT Boston 123, Toronto 116
Brooklyn 115, Washington 104
Minnesota 112, Portland 96
New Orleans 129, N.Y. Knicks 124
Memphis 112, Sacramento 104
Milwaukee 123, Chicago 104

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
SO Buffalo 2, Winnipeg 1
OT Dallas 1, Boston 0
SO L.A. Kings 2, Chicago 1
OT Washington 3, Colorado 2
OT Toronto 2, Anaheim 1
St. Louis 4, Vegas 1

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL
(23) Boise St. 45, New Mexico 14

TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
(2) Kansas 89, Louisiana-Lafayette 76
(4) Virginia 97, Coppin St. 40
(6) Nevada 87, UALR 59
(7) North Carolina 108, Tennessee Tech 58
(12) Kansas St. 95, E. Kentucky 68
(13) Oregon 80, (15) Syracuse 65
(16) Virginia Tech 88, Northeastern 60
(17) Mississippi St. 79, Long Beach St. 51
(20) UCLA 95, St. Francis (Pa.) 58
(22) LSU 74, Louisiana Tech 67
(23) Purdue 79, Davidson 58

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) --  Authorities are calling on the public’s help in finding a man who disappeared after a San Francisco 49ers home game on Monday.

Ian Powers, 32, was last seen at the 49ers game at Levi's Stadium, which he attended with his girlfriend.

During the fourth quarter, at around 8:15 p.m., Powers went to the restroom and never returned to his seat, according to Santa Clara Police Department Captain Wahid Kazem.

Surveillance footage from the stadium shows Powers exiting the stadium at the end of the game.

His girlfriend said that she had text messaged him and video chatted him to coordinate a place to meet each other, but that these were the last communications she had with him, Kazem said.

His phone has since lost power.

"It's incredibly unlike him,” Sean Powers, Ian Powers’ uncle, told San Francisco ABC affiliate KGO. “He's probably the most responsible person in my family."

Calling it a “baffling investigation,” Kazem said that police did a grid search of the area surrounding the stadium, but smoke and conditions from the recent fires burning through California made visibility difficult.

He added that there is a marsh near the stadium and that it’s possible Ian Powers may have headed in that direction.

“We cannot yet rule out any possibilities including foul play, walk-away, or some sort of accident or medical emergency,” Kazem said. “None of the information or evidence has pointed us in a specific direction.”

Ian Powers was drinking alcohol on the night of his disappearance, but he appeared to “look relaxed and have pretty decent mobility,” Kazem said, referring to the surveillance footage obtained from the stadium.

Police are now working to put together a timeline to determine where Ian Powers could have gone.

“Our steps right now are contacting adjoining businesses, and trying to get external video surveillance,” said Kazem.

Anyone who has any information, either before or after this incident, is asked to call the Santa Clara Police Department at (408) 615-4700.

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Theo Wargo/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In one of her most candid interviews yet, Serena Williams opens up about her formative years and trying to emulate her older sister, Venus.

Williams, 37, has inspired so many on and off the tennis court. In a new interview for GQ magazine's Woman of the Year issue, she reveals how she was able to become comfortable in her own skin.

After telling the magazine just how close she is to Venus, 38, she admits that at a young age she really wanted to emulate her older sister.

"I was not myself. I was Venus. Just…Seren-us," the now tennis icon said. "I identified as Venus. I felt weird, like, my boobs were bigger than Venus', and my body was thicker. I was curvier. I was like, 'Why am I not Venus?' And she was tired of me copying her. She was like, 'Get your own identity, please!'"

She said she finally accepted that she "looked different. And I played different. And I hit different. And I ran different."

Williams' half sister, Yetunde (who died in 2003), helped her gain her famed body confidence, as well as become the champion she is today, on her own terms.

"I was really struggling, and she's like, 'You know, everyone is different. You're not Venus, and you're never going to be Venus. You're never going to be as thin as her, and that's OK. And you're never going to be as tall as her, and that's OK. Nothing is wrong with that. You have a beautiful body on your own. You have a beautiful face,'" she explained to the magazine.

Williams said that advice really helped her move on.

"It was good that she taught me that lesson, because in a way she was teaching me a lesson about life," she added. "In a way, it had nothing to do with Venus. It wasn't about her at all. Tennis players in general didn't look like me. Especially the top players or anyone that ever won Grand Slams. Nothing like me. So it was, Can I win looking like this? Can I perform looking like this? And that was something that I realized that I could do. I just had to learn that it was okay to, you know, not be Venus."

In the powerful interview, Williams also opens up about being a mom and how happy she is with her 1-year-old daughter Olympia.

"And I'm a full-time mom. I'm a very hands-on mom," she said.

She continued, "We do everything together. I love everything about being a mom. The only thing I don't love about being a mom is come 7:30, Olympia's in bed and I get sad. I'm like, 'Should I go to bed?' Because then if I wake up, I get to see her again."

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David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Nick Diaz is returning to the Octagon after four years.

The UFC welterweight will face Jorge Masvidal on March 2 in Las Vegas at UFC 235, according to UFC President Dana White.

While contracts for the fight have not yet been signed, they are close to being completed, sources tell ESPN.

Diaz last fought in January 2015 against Anderson Silva. While he lost the bout to Silva, the result of the fight was later changed to a no-contest after both fighters tested positive for drugs.

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