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Dancing Warriors fan hits center court with Christmas moves

She’s a dance mom without the drama, but with plenty of moves.

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Robin Schreiber, who caused a stir in November when her dancing skills were caught on a dance cam during a Golden State Warriors game, was featured on center court Tuesday night. The retired teacher in her 60s took to center court at Oracle Arena with the Warriors dance team, wearing a Christmas sweater featuring Golden State’s logo and colors. 

The Christmas-themed halftime performance made it to the Warriors' Twitter account, as she danced to a rendition of “Let It Snow.” 

"I was in the moment, I was having so much fun," the Redwood City, California resident told Inside Edition.

She was invited to perform after a video of her energetic dancing in the stands went viral. Her husband wasn't surprised that she impressed the crowd—or the Warriors. 

“She’s always had serious dancing skills,” John Schreiber told Inside Edition. “She’s just out there having a good time, and that’s what people relate to.” 

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Ex-Florida financial adviser charged with stealing millions from former athletes

A former Florida businesswoman is accused of stealing $6 million from 1998 Heisman Trophy winner and former pro football player Ricky Williams and more from three other pro athletes, according to court documents.

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Peggy Ann Fulford operated two management companies out of Florida, according to secretary of state records.

Fulford and Williams made an agreement in 2008 for her to manage his financial affairs free of charge, the former running back said in a lawsuit.

Fulford presented herself as a graduate of Harvard’s business and law schools who had made millions in the stock market buying and selling hospitals and “just wanted to protect (clients) from losing their money,” according to a media statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

There is no record of Fulford ever graduating from Harvard, officials said.

Williams and Fulford opened a joint bank account in 2008 in Orlando where the former football player deposited the $11 million that he made from 2007 to 2012, according to court documents.

While Williams and his family were living off a monthly stipend sent from Fulford, she was spending the rest on luxury cars, real estate, jewelry and airline tickets, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Fulford is listed as the head of King Management Group and Associates, LLC, and Dennis Rodman Group and Associates, LLC in Florida.

While he is not named in Fulford’s criminal indictment, TMZ reported in 2015 that former NBA star Dennis Rodman fired Fulford as his financial manager in 2015 and accused her of stealing millions of dollars from him.

At that point, Fulford was going by the name Peggy King, court documents said. 

Fulford, who is also known by the aliases, Peggy Williams, Peggy Simpson, Peggy Rivers, Peggy Barard, Devon Cole and Devon Barard, was arrested Friday in New Orleans, the Times-Picayune reported.

Bomb threat on Celtics’ plane was hoax

Members of the Boston Celtics got a scare Saturday when they were told of a bomb threat on their chartered flight to Oklahoma City, but it appears it was a hoax, several news outlets reported.

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The Celtics’ team plane landed safely in Oklahoma City on Saturday. A team spokesman said the Celtics became aware of the threat while the flight was airborne, ESPN reported. 

According to Tim Martin of WFXT, the plane made it to Oklahoma City as scheduled, with the FBI and local law enforcement looking into the threat. Martin also reported that a Celtics spokesman said there was no evidence of a bomb on the plane. 

The FBI's Oklahoma City field office said late Saturday that a thorough search of the aircraft "did not locate an explosive device" and that the agency is investigating the incident.

Celtics forward Jae Crowder posted a short video to his Instagram page showing police lights flashing next to the team plane with the caption, “Bomb threat on us.”

Crowder also tweeted about the incident, saying the team was fine.

The Celtics face the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Sunday night. Boston lost 101-94 at home Friday night to the Toronto Raptors. 

LeBron James leads Cavaliers in rickrolling of fans during '80s night

The Cleveland Cavaliers had some fun with fans Friday night, which was designated '80s night at Quicken Loans Arena.As the standard team introduction played, it was interrupted by a music video of the team singing along to the Rick Astley hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up." The phenomenon is known as rickrolling. 

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LeBron James was joined by J.R. Smith, Kevin Love and other teammates, who sported oversized coats, Jheri curls and other 1980s fashion statements.At the end of the video, a message read, "You've been Cavs Roll'd."

LeBron James wears Cubs uniform to pay off World Series bet

LeBron James didn’t like it, but a bet’s a bet. And when you lose a bet, you pay the winner.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers star made a bet with former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade before the World Series. If the Cubs won, then James would have to wear a full Cubs uniform the next time the Cavaliers played in Chicago. 

The Cubs did indeed win the Series, earning their first championship in 108 years when they overcame a 3-1 deficit to rally past the Cleveland Indians.

So the payoff came Friday night, as James and the Cavaliers came to town to play the Chicago Bulls. James donned a Cubs jersey, pants and cap. No cleats, though.

“I’m not wearing cleats,” he had told reporters on Thursday. “No glove. Just the uniform.” 

As James walked through the arena before Friday night’s game, he was met by a gleeful Wade, who videotaped his rival. 

“My Indians gave everything they had,” James said in an earlier video posted on the Bleacher Report website. “But the Cubs came back, and, you know, they showed what true champions was all about. 

“Meanwhile, I’m pinstriped-up, walking into a nationally televised game in Chicago because of a bet I lost.” 

"It's a bet," James continued. "You have to fulfill your bet. Nothing more to it."

Cleveland’s luck against Chicago continued to sour, as the Cavaliers lost 111-105 despite James’ 27-point night. Wade helped Chicago to victory by scoring 24 points. 

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Woman shakes her stuff in Christmas-themed sweater at Golden State Warriors game

A woman's enthusiastic dance moves are making waves on social media after she was caught shaking her stuff on camera Wednesday at a Golden State Warriors game.

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Decked out in a Christmas-themed Warriors sweater, the woman showed off her moves for the camera as people nearby laughed and clapped in a 32-second video posted to Twitter by the Bleacher Report.

The tweet even caught the attention of the folks who run the Warriors' Twitter account, who wrote that the woman is a "legend."

The woman was identified by KGO as freelance artist and retired schoolteacher Robin Schreiber. She told the news station that she wanted to go all out on Wednesday night.

"It was a tough election and people were feeling like they needed somebody to make them cheer up a little bit," Schreiber said. "That's why I did it. I'm a native of Oakland and I just want them to be happy."

She said she plans to share brand-new moves at Sunday's game against the Phoenix Suns.

Weeks after giving birth, soccer star undergoes surgery to remove brain tumor

Former U.S. women’s soccer player Lauren Holiday is recovering after undergoing a successful surgery to remove a benign brain tumor Thursday at Duke University Hospital.

The 28-year-old is married to New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday. She was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor called meningioma during her pregnancy with their first daughter.

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In late September, the couple welcomed baby Jrue Tyler. The baby’s original due date was mid-October, but doctors decided to induce labor early to expedite brain surgery, ESPN reports.

Jrue Holiday is currently away from the Pelicans indefinitely as he helps his wife through the recovery. His teammates and coach have been supportive of his decision to take some much-needed family time.

Doctors are confident that Lauren Holiday will make a full recovery, ABC News reports.

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National anthem singer takes knee before Miami Heat game

The Miami Heat were caught by surprise Friday when the national anthem singer took a knee at midcourt at AmericanAirlines Arena before their preseason NBA game with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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The performer, listed by the Heat as Denasia Lawrence, also opened her blue blazer to reveal a shirt that read “Black Lives Matter,” before she knelt to sing the anthem.

The Heat issued a statement near the end of the Sixers’ 113-110 victory that read: “We were unaware of it ahead of time.”

Heat players and coaches stood on the court with arms links and most with their heads bowed, as they have done most of the preseason, while Lawrence sang. Coach Erik Spoelstra said he noticed Lawrence on one knee toward the end of anthem.

“I just noticed when she was finishing up,” Spoelstra said. “We felt as a basketball team we would do something united so that was our focus. Throughout all of this I think the most important thing that has come out is very poignant, thoughtful dialogue. We’ve had dialogue within our walls here. And hopefully this will lead to action.”

Fans did not react one way or the other toward Lawrence.

“I saw her kneel and I understand where she’s coming from,” Heat forward Justise Winslow said. “I understand her opinion on it, but as a team we tried to show unity and respect for the flag. We also know there are social changes that need to happen in our community, but as a team we felt (we wanted) to pay respect to the flag while also showing unity and raising awareness for the issue at the same time.”

Said guard Wayne Ellington: “If she feels that the way she wants to stand for it, then more power to her.”

Lawrence is the second anthem singer during the NBA preseason to kneel joining Leah Tysse, who got down on one knee as she finished singing at a Sacramento Kings game.

Several NBA teams have taken a stance during the playing of the national anthem by players and coaches locking arms.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the issue Friday following the league’s board of governors meeting.

“All I can say is what we’ve seen in multiple preseason games so far is our players standing for the national anthem,” Silver said. “It would be my hope that they would continue to stand for the national anthem. I think that is the appropriate thing to do.”

The NBA and the union have had talks about the issue.

“We have had very constructive discussions about meaningful action that we can take collectively in our communities to help build trust between police officers and members of the community looking for constructive ways to address racial injustice, economic injustice,” Silver said. “I am very proud of the relationship we have built with the union, with the players on these issues. My expectation is that we’ll see into the regular season more of what we have seen in the preseason, which is a sense of, let’s deal directly with these important issues.”

The issue has become a hot button topic since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game as a protest against some of the country’s social and racial injustices. Other NFL players have followed by taking a knee or raising their fist.

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LeBron James endorses Hillary Clinton

NBA star LeBron James is endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, calling her "a champion for children and their futures" in an op-ed for his hometown newspaper.

In the piece provided to Business Insider ahead of its publication in Monday's Akron Beacon Journal, James said Clinton's policies align with his work through the LeBron James Family Foundation to help children in northeast Ohio stay in school. 

"When I look at this year’s presidential race, it’s clear which candidate believes the same thing," he wrote. "Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty. And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear.

"That candidate is Hillary Clinton."

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The Cleveland Cavaliers star pointed to Clinton's efforts to "improve public schools, expand access to health care, support children's hospitals and so much more."

"She wants to make sure kids have access to a good education, no matter what ZIP code they live in," James wrote of Clinton, who is campaigning in Ohio on Monday. "She’ll rebuild schools that are falling apart and put more money into computer science. She’ll make sure teachers are paid what they deserve so they can give everything to their students."

He added, "She also has plans to make college a reality for more people in America, especially for those who can’t afford it. My kids in Akron are proof of the hope and motivation that come from knowing college can be in their future, no matter what obstacles they might be facing."

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James also praised Clinton's "message of hope and unity" as a starting point for ending violence in African-American communities.

"I don’t know everything it will take finally to end the violence," he wrote. "But I do know we need a president who brings us together and keeps us unified. Policies and ideas that divide us more are not the solution. We must all stand together — no matter where we are from or the color of our skin."

Read the full op-ed here.

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