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Todd County Sheriffs Office(CANCUN, Mexico) -- Authorities in Mexico have arrested the 22-year-old son of a former NFL player and his wife after they were shot and killed in their home.

Barry Bennett, 63, and Carol Bennett, 63, were found dead in their rural Long Prairie, Minnesota, home on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Todd County Sheriff's Office.

Barry Bennett was found lying in the entryway of the home, shot in the head and torso, according to the probable cause statement.

His wife's body was on the kitchen floor, shot in back and torso, according to the probable cause statement.

The Bennetts' son, Dylan John Bennett, who also lived at the family home, is the suspect in the slayings, which authorities believe took place Monday, according to documents.

Dylan Bennett called the Todd County Sheriff Steve Och, said he was aware he was being searched for and announced his intention to turn himself in to the FBI. Before the sheriff could relay that information though, Bennett was taken into custody at a hotel in Cancun, Mexico, just before noon local time by Mexican authorities.

He will be transferred back to Minnesota by the FBI in the coming days, according to the sheriff's office.

Barry Bennett had reported to the sheriff's office in December 2018 that Dylan Bennett, "while in a mental health treatment facility, had expressed homicidal thoughts about killing his parents," the probable cause statement said.

Barry Bennett, a defensive lineman, started with the NFL in 1978, playing for the New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets before a brief time with the Minnesota Vikings, according to The Star Tribune.

Authorities say Dylan Bennett first made a large cash withdrawal from his parents' account at a Long Prairie bank on Monday, according to documents. Carol Bennett's debit and credit cards were used in Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the probable cause statement said.

"A plane ticket for Dylan Bennett was purchased and used" on Wednesday for flights from Columbus, Ohio, to Atlanta to Cancun, Mexico, the document said.

Dylan Bennett met someone in the Columbus area before the flight and gave that person a handgun "to hold for him," according to the probable cause statement

Based on a review of phone records, authorities believed Dylan Bennett was in Mexico, the probable cause statement said.

The Minnesota Vikings tweeted Friday: "We are saddened by the tragic loss of former Vikings player Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol. Our thoughts are with their friends and family during this difficult time."

In Long Prairie, about 130 miles northwest of Minneapolis, residents are mourning the Bennetts.

The former NFL player was very involved in the Long Prairie community, Jon Kringen, superintendent of Long Prairie Grey Eagle Public Schools, told ABC News.

Barry Bennett taught physical education for over 10 years and retired a few years ago, Kringen said.

"He loved the kids that he had in class, and the kids really loved Barry," Kringen said, calling him the kind of "teacher that I think every parent would want their kid to have."

"The school district is mourning," Kringen said. "We are incredibly saddened by these tragic events."

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nobtis/iStock(ATLANTA) --  At least six people were injured and play was suspended on Saturday afternoon at the Tour Championship golf tournament in Atlanta when lightning struck at the 16th hole of the golf course, officials said.

The injured were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and taken to nearby hospitals after a pop-up storm developed and at least two lightning bolts hit the East Lake Golf Club as NBC was broadcasting the Professional Golf Association tournament.

PGA officials suspended the third round of the Tour Championship for the day at 4:17 p.m. due to inclement weather. About a half-hour later, two lightning strikes hit the golf course, according to PGA officials.

One of the lightning bolts hit a tree near the 15th green and 16th tee of the golf course and people standing nearby were struck by debris, according to a report on the PGA website.

ESPN reported that lightning struck the top of a tree near the 15th green and 16th tee and shattered bark all the way to the bottom.

"I felt a little bit of pressure and lightning struck. It was probably about 200 yards away," a spectator who witnessed the lightning strike told ABC affiliate station WSB-TV in Atlanta.


Four adult males and a juvenile were seeking shelter near a tree when lightning hit the tree, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

A spokesman for the DeKalb County fire department said there were six patients.

Paramedics treated the people injured and ambulances took them to hospitals for additional medical attention.

PGA officials stopped play for the day and said the tournament would resume at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on Sunday.

"The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance. We will provide further updates as they become available," the PGA said in a statement.

At the time the play suspended, American Justin Thomas was leading the tournament by one stroke over Rory McIlroy of Ireland and Brooks Koepka of the United States.

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Instagram/@lindseyvonn(NEW YORK) -- Olympian Lindsey Vonn said she was starting a new life after retiring from skiing competition earlier this year. On Friday, that next step began with getting hitched.

NHL star P.K. Subban proposed to Vonn -- and she accepted, of course. They announced the news in an Instagram video.

"So he finally popped the question," Vonn says in the video. "I said, 'yes.'"

"You're locked down, so you can't call him or text him anymore, ladies."

Subban joked in the video that Vonn was "up for the Norris," referring to the Norris Trophy, the NHL award for the league best defenseman each year. Subban actually won that very award in 2012-13.

The two have been dating for about a year, according to several media reports.

The 34-year-old Vonn went to four Olympics, but won just one gold medal and two bronzes. Her dominance mostly came on the World Cup circuit, where she won a record eight titles in the downhill and set the all-time record for women's World Cup victories with 82. She won 43 downhill competitions and 28 Super-G events, her top two disciplines.

Vonn also won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award in 2010.

She retired following the 2019 Alpine World Ski Championships in Sweden, saying her body could no longer take the toll of the sport. She missed all of 2014, including the Sochi Olympics, after tearing her ACL. Knee injuries hampered her for much of her career.

Subban is a star in his own right. The 30-year-old from Toronto emerged as a top defenseman with the Montreal Canadiens over the course of seven seasons, before being traded to the Nashville Predators in June 2016. The three-time All-Star was traded again this offseason to the New Jersey Devils.

He is also an Olympian, winning gold with Team Canada in the 2014 Olympics in Russia.

Vonn is no stranger to high-profile romances. She dated Tiger Woods for two years before splitting in 2015.

This will be Vonn's second marriage. She married former U.S. ski team member and Olympian Thomas Vonn in 2007. They divorced in 2013, though she's continued to use her married name.

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:



NY Mets 2, Cleveland 0
LA Dodgers 3, Toronto 2

Boston 5, Kansas City 4
Chi White Sox 6, Texas 1
Houston 6, Detroit 3
Oakland 5, NY Yankees 3
Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 2

Chi Cubs 1, San Francisco 0
Atlanta 3, Miami 2
Washington 7, Pittsburgh 1
St. Louis 6, Colorado 5

Minnesota 86, Dallas 70
Los Angeles 98, Indiana 65

NY Giants 25, Cincinnati 23
New England 10, Carolina 3
Baltimore 26, Philadelphia 15
Washington 19, Atlanta 7
Oakland 22, Green Bay 21
Miami 22, Jacksonville 7  

Sporting Kansas City 1, Minnesota 0

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iStock(NEW YORK) -- Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has found an unexpected motivator in the form of a young baseball lover and die-hard Boston Red Sox fan.

"I love baseball," Henry Frasca, 9, of Massachusetts, told Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne in a video that was posted on the Orioles broadcast Twitter page and Major League Baseball Twitter page. "It's my life."

When Henry noticed in April that Davis was 0 for 54 in hits -- the longest slump in Major League Baseball history -- he wrote him a letter.

"When someone’s hurting, I didn't like it," he told Thorne. "So, I decided to try to help him out."

In the letter, Henry told Davis, in part: "There are two things I want you to know. First, the way you play baseball has nothing to do with how good a person you are. Also, you are incredible. You play in the MLB. You’ve done it for a long time and everyone goes through a slump. Don’t give up. We’re rooting for you. Sincerely, Henry Frasca."

That same day in April, Davis broke the infamous record with three hits including two doubles. Davis told Thorne that he'd held onto the letter the entire season, carrying it in his Bible.

"It definitely caught me off-guard. But, it meant enough to me for me to carry it around the rest of the day. It was pretty cool. I'd be lying if I said I didn't get a little choked up," he said.

On Saturday, the two finally met when the Orioles played the Red Sox in a three-game series at Fenway Park in Boston.

The two were able to chat and hang out in the locker room and dugout before Henry took to the field to help catch the balls during practice. He was even seen on video throwing balls to fans. Before the two parted, Henry thanked Davis for the best "day of my life."

"People don't really realize how they impact us," Davis said. "At that moment in time, going through what I was going through, to get a letter that was that encouraging -- and from a 9-year-old -- it was pretty special."

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sportpoint/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Once-celebrated figure skating coach Richard Callaghan has been banned from the sport for life more than two decades after its national governing body dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct reported to the federation.

The U.S. Center for SafeSport, the sexual misconduct watchdog of the U.S. Olympic Committee, declared Callaghan “permanently ineligible” for membership on Wednesday, citing “sexual misconduct involving [a] minor,” physical misconduct and emotional misconduct following an 18-month investigation into allegations made by one of Callaghan’s former students.

Craig Maurizi, a former skater turned Olympic coach, had accused Callaghan of sexually abusing him when he was a young skater from about 1977 to 1986 in a grievance filed with the federation in 1999. The federation dismissed the grievance without full consideration because skating bylaws stipulated that alleged misconduct must be reported within 60 days, allowing Callaghan — one of the world’s top coaches at the time — to continue coaching.

But in January of 2018, Maurizi filed a new complaint about his earlier allegations with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, paving the way for Callaghan’s long-awaited ouster from the sport.

“I am extremely pleased with this decision,” Maurizi told ABC News. “My coach was a monster and ruined the careers and lives of many of his students. He deserves as stiff a penalty as possible. I applaud all the other athletes who were brave enough to tell their stories to SafeSport. They are heroes and I love them all.”

An attorney for Callaghan, who has repeatedly denied any allegations of sexual misconduct, did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment. In the announcement on its website, the U.S. Center for SafeSport notes that the ruling is “subject to appeal” and “not yet final.”

U.S. Figure Skating, which has defended its handling of the allegations against Callaghan, acknowledged the ruling in a statement to ABC News.

“U.S. Figure Skating has made Richard Callaghan permanently ineligible, in compliance with the policies and procedures of the U.S. Center for SafeSport,” the statement reads. “This action follows Callaghan’s March 6, 2018, suspension of membership and now permanently prohibits Callaghan from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of U.S. Figure Skating, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and all USOPC-member National Governing Bodies, including U.S. Figure Skating-member clubs and/or organizations.”

But until last year U.S. Figure Skating permitted Callaghan to continue coaching under its auspices despite the organization receiving from Maurizi what he has called “a mountain of evidence” in 1999 to support his claims, including accounts from several other people who either allegedly experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct by Callaghan.

That decision allowed Callaghan’s alleged abuse of Adam Schmidt, another former skater who trained under Callaghan, to “continue unabated,” according to a lawsuit Schmidt filed against both Callaghan, U.S. Figure Skating and others in San Diego Superior Court earlier this month, in which he alleges that he suffered “numerous sexual assaults” by Callaghan while he was a teenager from about 1999 to 2001.

“This should have been done in the 90’s. It’s good news but small comfort to those he hurt,” Schmidt’s attorney John Manly told ABC News. “Clearly this is in response to the horrible press they received in response to Adam Schmidt’s filing. USA figure skating has been infected by the cancer of child abuse.”

For Schmidt, the decision is more evidence of a corrupt culture within the sport that, he says, needs to change.

“Today’s announcement is a major victory for all who’ve suffered abuses by the former legend of figure skating, Mr. Callaghan,” Schmidt told ABC News. “Now he will forever be known as the predator who delivered medals to a corrupt organization who accepted them in exchange for the safety and protection of children. US Figure Skating created that culture of abuse that lasted decades and today is the first of many victories to come in reversing that. USFS is officially on notice.”

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ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Misty Diaz bench presses more than her own body weight. She dominates in the gym and on the Spartan Field – completing more than 65 Spartan Races to date. She is an absolute force – but when she was born, doctors never thought she’d even be able to walk.

Diaz was born with spina bifida, something only 1,645 babies are born with each year in the U.S., according to the CDC.

“Spina bifida means split spine. So for my case, my spine was completely exposed at L5,” Diaz told “Nightline.” “I had most of my organs on the outside of my body.”

She says doctors told her parents “to let nature [run] its course” when she was born. They responded, “’Do whatever you need to do in order to keep our child alive.’”

She flew to Fresno Children’s Hospital from her home in Los Angeles. “They couldn’t figure it out. So they flew me to UCLA Hospital. That’s where I had every operation.”

In total, Diaz had 28 surgeries there.

“I was never able to make friends… growing up,” Diaz said. “It was really hard because kids didn’t understand, like kids thought I was contagious.”

Her family chose to home school her because she kept getting sick.

“Kids around that age were going on dates, going to prom, going to homecoming,” she said. “I never got to do any of those. I never got to go to homecoming. No one ever asked me out.”

But Diaz says her parents never focused on the things she couldn’t do -- they pushed her to find all the things she could achieve.

“They did a really, really good job at making sure that I was independent,” she said. “Making sure that I didn't make any excuses. [My mom] just would be like, ‘I'm not going to be here, so I'm not going to reach that for you -- How would you get that?’”

“At the time, I would literally cry and throw a fit,” Diaz said. “And she's like, ‘You don't understand, as a mother it was like the worst. I just wanted to grab it for you… But I know you can do it.’”

Diaz says “just figuring it out” has been her “entire life."

“Like I literally will just sign up for something, and I'm like OK, you figure this out.”

To date, she has signed up and completed more than 200 endurance races around the world, including Malaysia and Japan. But not long ago, these medals seemed impossible.

“I went to UCLA with [an] overnight bag just to get me through the night. And I was supposed to be released that day,” she said of her most recent surgery in 2010.

“I was there for 10 days and I was given morphine two to three times a day. And then when I left… I was still bleeding. Like, I was still severely in pain. So in order for me to cope, I kept refilling my prescription. And anybody knows if you take any type of opiate, any type of something mind-altering, you're never the same,” she said. “I was losing everything. I lost my house, I lost a lot of stuff.”

She said she knew she needed to make a change when she realized “no one was going to help me… I was just like, ‘I am too young for this.’”

Diaz started off by just walking, and quickly that walk went from a run to a full-on sprint.

“I thought I'd sign up for a 5K so I went online and I found one. And I showed up in a purple tutu and Payless shoes,” she laughed. “[I] ran when everybody ran and stopped when everybody stopped. And that was it.”

She said she “just kept showing up to races."

“I slowly got everything back. I got a job at a better job. I got a car and a better car. I got my dog back. I got my own apartment. I got a better apartment. We're doing good.”

The gym is now a part of Diaz’s everyday life. Her boyfriend Chad Hirschman, who she’s been dating for five years, is often doing pull ups right by her side.

“We met online. It was I was at the gym actually, working out. And I got, like, this notification. This guy was, like, ‘I think I just saw you on the news,’” she laughed. “I was, like, ‘Oh no.’”

“I might've been persistent,” Hirschman said. “I thought she was sweet and a good person.”

Life together is sweet, but sometimes the outside world can be cruel.

“People, like, point. And sometimes you just wanna go to the grocery store and get some milk,” she said. “That would make you feel like, ‘Well, what's wrong with me?’”

Diaz says her goal is to show the world that spina bifida doesn’t define who she is. She’s working with brands to help make their products more adaptive and came out with her own lipstick line for makeup brand REALHER.

“My overall goal is to create some type of…lipstick, mascara, blush, for someone who has dexterity issues, quadriplegic--elderly, to be able to hold the product and be independent to put makeup on,” she explained.

She says she believes it’s “really important, whether it just be a lipstick… the confidence that gives somebody, whether it be red or just gloss. I want people to be independent.”

Independent and beautiful, inside and out. That self-love is the core belief behind the movement Diaz helped launch -- #SpinaBeautiful.

“The bigger picture is that so many people who are adaptive, who have spina bifida, are just crushing life,” she said.

She visits young people just like herself to show them how limitless an adaptive life can be.

“I think that has been the biggest battle of my entire life, is just having acceptance within myself,” she said. “You know, years later, simply just standing in front of the mirror and saying, ‘You know what? You are beautiful, you are strong, you are confident.’ [That] allowed me to continue to grow and to finally be the person that I am.”

She says she’s been thinking about “getting a little older… I don’t know how long I’m gonna be like, running. Like, let’s be real,” she laughed.

“But I'm having fun… I wanna look back. I'm gonna be old. I'm gonna be [a] cute, little old lady with red lipstick. And I'm gonna be, like, ‘You guys. Look at these medals.’”

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



NY Mets 4, Cleveland 3
Philadelphia 5, Boston 2
LA Dodgers 2, Toronto 1


Tampa Bay 7, Seattle 6
Chi White Sox 4, Minnesota 0
Baltimore 8, Kansas City 1
Detroit 2, Houston 1
Texas 8, LA Angels 7
Oakland 6, NY Yankees 4


Cincinnati 4, San Diego 2
Colorado 7, Arizona 2
Washington 11, Pittsburgh 1
Atlanta 5, Miami 0
Chi Cubs 12, San Francisco 11
Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 3


New York City FC 1, Columbus 0
New York 2, D.C. United 1
San Jose 0, Los Angeles FC 0

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Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion Carli Lloyd showed off her killer kicking skills at practice with the reigning Super Bowl champs.

Thank you to the @Eagles for having me out! Thanks to @JustinTuck @jake_elliott22 @MayorRandyBrown for the good time and tips! 🏈 🎯 #55yd

— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) August 20, 2019

Lloyd showed up to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp on Tuesday and crushed a 55-yard field goal on their own turf.

The New Jersey native is a big fan of the birds and shared the cross-sport practice with defensive end Justin Tuck and kicker Jake Elliott.

The team gave her a shout-out on Twitter with an alternate look at her high flying kick.

What did you expect? She's a World Champion.@CarliLloyd | #FlyEaglesFly

— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 20, 2019

Lloyd, who has competed in four World Cups and three Olympics with the U.S. Women's National Team, recently told GMA after their 2019 win that she's taking time to "unwind" before making any decisions about her future.

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pawel.gaul/iStock(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) -- A three-time MLB All-Star and a veteran pitcher were among 21 people implicated in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday as part of what the country's attorney general called the "largest operation in the history" of his office.

Luis Castillo, a second baseman who played for the Miami Marlins and New York Mets, among others, and Octavio Dotel, a relief pitcher most notably with the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox, were caught up in the sweep, according to Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez.

The operation allegedly funneled drugs from South America through the Dominican Republic as an intermediary before they arrived in the United States, according to the attorney general's office.

The organization, organized with a "mafia structure," was allegedly led by César Emilio Peralta, aka Cesar El Abusador, who Dominican authorities said is still on the loose. His top associates -- Baltazar Mesa, José Jesús Tapia Pérez and Sergio Gómez Díaz -- have been taken into custody.

There were 18 other people in the country who were swept up in the raids, which Rodriguez said took the efforts of 700 people, including 50 prosecutors, and agents from the National Drug Control Directorate and the Ministry of Defense.

"To enter and launder the illicit money obtained from drug trafficking, César El Abusador also created a complicated corporate framework to disguise the origin of his fortune, also using numerous individuals belonging to his family and social circle to hide his assets, including 2 sports figures of the Dominican Republic," Rodriguez said in a statement.

The United States' Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, Special Division of Transnational Organized Crime Investigation and the Department of Justice all assisted Dominican authorities in the bust.

Rodriguez said the United States has requested extradition of Mesa, Perez and Diaz.

Dotel was photographed at a police station in Santo Domingo Tuesday, but did not comment on his arrest. Castillo has not been taken into custody and his lawyer said he was living in Florida and had not been to the Dominican Republic recently.

"Mr. Castillo has not been arrested or involved in any drug ring, cartel, drug trafficking, money laundering, or other criminal conspiracy," his lawyer, Alan Wilmot, said in a statement provided to several media outlets.

Castillo made the All-Star Game in 2002, 2003 and 2005 and finished with 1,889 career hits and 1,001 career runs scored. He is the Marlins franchise leader in career hits, at-bats, runs scored, triples and games played.

He won a World Series with the Marlins in 2003.

Dotel pitched for a record 13 teams in his 15-year career and won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011.

Castillo made an estimated $56.8 million in his career, according to Baseball Reference. Dotel made $41 million in his career.

The pair are not the only baseball players to recently be caught up in a drug trafficking scandal. Esteban Loaiza, who was briefly teammates with Dotel on the 2008 White Sox, was arrested in 2018 for possession of 44 pounds of cocaine he had trafficked from Mexico to his home near San Diego. He was sentenced to three years in jail in March.

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