(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The three-car crash involving former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid that injured two children, including one critically, is being reviewed by the local prosecutor's office.
Police handed over the investigation to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office in "recent days," the office confirmed to ABC News.
A spokesperson for the office had no additional comment on the case, including any timeline for reviewing it or any charges recommended by police.
The collision occurred Feb. 4 on a highway near the Kansas City Chiefs' training complex next to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Reid, 35, was driving a Ram pickup truck when he struck two vehicles that were stopped on the side of southbound Interstate 435 just after 9 p.m. local time, according to police.
A 5-year-old was in critical condition with a brain injury and a 4-year-old was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after the crash, police said. All other vehicle occupants suffered minor injuries.
Reid, the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, was injured in the wreck and taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. He did not join the Chiefs in Tampa for the Super Bowl that weekend.
According to a search warrant application obtained by ABC News, an officer at the scene reported smelling "a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages emanating" from Reid, and that his eyes were bloodshot. Reid allegedly told the officer he had two to three drinks and had taken Adderall, according to the warrant.
Police had said they were investigating whether Reid was impaired before the crash.
Ariel Young, the 5-year-old critically injured in the collision, likely has permanent brain damage, her family's lawyer told "Good Morning America."
"We're going to be advocating for the most serious charges and the most serious sentence that Britt could ever receive," the attorney, Tom Porto, said in an interview last month. "We don't have the toxicology back -- I don't know what it is going to be. What I do know are the statements that he made to police that night. If you have two or three drinks, and then you get behind the wheel of a car, you are likely over the legal limit."
Reid, who was an outside linebackers coach for the Chiefs, was placed on administrative leave amid the investigation into the crash. His contract has since expired and he's no longer with the team.
(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Thursday's sports events:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Boston 7, Baltimore 3
Chi White Sox 6, Kansas City 0
Minnesota 10, Seattle 2
LA Angels 7, Toronto 5
Houston 6, Oakland 2
NY Mets 3, Miami 2
Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 2
Colorado 7, Arizona 3
St. Louis 3, Milwaukee 1
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Chicago 122, Toronto 113
Cleveland 129, Oklahoma City 102
Miami 110, LA Lakers 104
Dallas 116, Milwaukee 101
Detroit 113, Sacramento 101
Utah 122, Portland 103
LA Clippers 113, Phoenix 103
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Edmonton 3, Ottawa 1
New Jersey 6, Buffalo 3
Pittsburgh 5, NY Rangers 2
Winnipeg 4, Montreal 2
Carolina 3, Florida 0
Boston 4, Washington 2
Tampa Bay 6, Columbus 4
NY Islanders 3, Philadelphia 2 (SO)
Nashville 7, Detroit 1
Dallas 5, Chicago 1
Vancouver at Calgary (Postponed)
(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Wednesday's sports events:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Oakland 4, LA Dodgers 3
Minnesota 3, Detroit 2
Boston 9, Tampa Bay 2
Cleveland 4, Kansas City 2
Texas 2, Toronto 1
Seattle 8, Chi White Sox 4
Final Baltimore 4 N.Y. Yankees 3
Atlanta 7, Washington 6
Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 4
Milwaukee 4, Chi Cubs 2
Atlanta 2, Washington 0
St. Louis 7, Miami 0
San Francisco 3, San Diego 2
Philadelphia 8, NY Mets 2
Colorado 8, Arizona 0
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Washington 131, Orlando 116
Indiana 141, Minnesota 137
Boston 101, New York 99
Brooklyn 139, New Orleans 111
Charlotte 113, Oklahoma City 102
Memphis 131, Atlanta 113
Houston 102, Dallas 93
Denver 106, San Antonio 96
Phoenix 117, Utah 113
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Edmonton 4, Ottawa 2
Toronto 3, Montreal 2
St. Louis 3, Vegas 1
Minnesota 8, Colorado 3
Los Angeles 4, Arizona 3
(NEW YORK) -- Since high school, running has taken up much of 20-year-old Lindsay Hecox’s life, giving her not only an outlet to build friendships, but also a sense of identity and competitiveness. It’s a “core part” of who she is, she said.
“I did cross-country as well and kind of realized this is my thing,” Hecox, of Boise, Idaho, told ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth. “I’m good at it, I like it, and I’m going to continue doing it, because I wanted to really get better.”
Yet, while discovering this fundamental aspect of her life in high school, Hecox was suppressing another. Hecox, a transgender woman, was assigned male at birth. Throughout high school, she said she presented as male, but like many transgender teens, she said it did not match her gender identity.
“I felt like I wasted a little bit of my life trying to pretend to be a guy and just repressing everything,” Hecox said. “That seems so much better now.”
It wasn’t until heading to college that Hecox decided to live her life authentically, and she began transitioning. However, as she waited for the track team tryouts at Boise State University, a new law threatened to uproot all that she’d worked for.
In March 2020, Idaho’s legislature passed House Bill 500, the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” which bans transgender girls and women from competing in female sports leagues.
Bills like this, Hecox said, may be driven by misconceptions that people have about trans women’s abilities in sports.
“I don’t know, [it’s] something about trans women athletes. They feel like it’s going to be some huge, tall, muscular superstar,” Hecox said. “I don’t even think most of my teammates would even think of me as trans -- I just look like a regular girl.”
The bill prompted Hecox to take action. In April 2020, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups and legal firms, she filed a lawsuit opposing the legislation. In August, a judge issued a preliminary injunction, effectively preventing the law from being enforced while the case remains pending.
Still, the bill opened a legislative Pandora’s box, with other states following in Idaho’s footsteps. At least 28 states have either proposed or passed approximately 52 bills excluding trans athletes from participating in school sports -- namely, trans girls and women in grades K-12 and college. In Minnesota, legislators have introduced a bill that would make trans female participation in school sports a petty misdemeanor, possibly punishable by a fine.
Last month, Missouri father Brandon Boulware, whose transgender daughter plays volleyball, implored the state's lawmakers to vote against a bill that would block trans teens from participating in high school sports.
“As a parent, the one thing we cannot do … is silence our children’s spirit,” he said during his testimony.
“I need you to understand that this language, if it becomes law, will have real effects on real people,” he added. “I ask you, please, don’t take that away from my daughter or the countless others like her.”
Such marginalization can have devastating effects on trans teens. In response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of nearly 132,000 students, 27% of those who identified as trans said they felt unsafe at or traveling to or from school, and nearly 35% said they’d attempted suicide.
However, some cisgender female athletes, who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth, say they feel like they’re being pushed out of their sports by trans athletes.
“I know what it’s like to be beat by a biological male in my own sport,” Madison Kenyon, 19, a sophomore runner at Idaho State University, told ABC News. “I’ve seen them beat some of the fastest girls in this nation. … We’re not here for a participation trophy. We’ve been working so hard. We’ve been making so many sacrifices, and we’re not just here to participate. We want to compete, and we want to compete on a fair playing field.”
Chelsea Mitchell, 18, is another cisgender woman who says she lost several state track titles after running against two trans girls in high school. Mitchell came in third place, behind the two transgender girls.
“Personally, I lost four state championships … and countless other opportunities to advance to meet, to place,” she said. “So, I decided to speak out, because I believe that this was unfair for me and my other competitors.”
Mitchell was able to beat one of the transgender runners in later races. She said it made her feel like “I finally got the recognition I deserved.” She is currently a student-athlete on a scholarship at William & Mary in Virginia. Neither of the two trans competitors that once beat her were offered scholarships.
Both Mitchell and Kenyon have joined lawsuits against trans women’s participation in women’s sports. They’re represented by the conservative legal advocacy organization Alliance Defending Freedom.
They’ve both said their position is not based on hate or anti-trans sentiment but about fairness and opportunity in their sport.
“I think that everyone should have a place to compete and everyone has a right to participate in sports, but the question is, where is that most fair?” Kenyon said. “For female athletes, it’s most fair for biological women to be competing against biological women.”
Joanna Harper, one of the world’s leading researchers on transitioning athletes, who is a trans woman athlete herself, said the science and biology related to who has an advantage in sports are more nuanced than these laws make it seem.
“Many critics of transgender women have suggested that trans women have unfair advantages over gender or typical women, and it is certainly true that as a population group, trans women do have athletic advantages over [cisgender] women,” she said. “We do, however, allow advantages in sports.”
For example, Harper said it’s not uncommon in baseball for left-handed players to have some advantages over right-handed players. Athletic abilities vary regardless of the gender someone is assigned at birth, she said.
Moreover, she said, the hormone replacement therapy that a trans woman undergoes during transition changes her body in a way that allows “trans women and [cisgender] women to compete against one another in a meaningful fashion in most sports.”
“I would suggest that it is never the right response to outright ban trans athletes,” Harper said, adding that she believes that for all sports at all levels, “there is some set of solutions that can be implemented … and still allow for trans women to be integrated within women’s sports.”
While more studies may be needed to determine what these solutions should be, leading sports organizations like the NCAA have issued guidance based on their understanding of the current research. In 2011, the college sports organization’s Office of Inclusion released guidance stipulating that trans women should undergo a year of testosterone suppression before joining a team.
Hecox met that requirement by taking a year of hormone replacement therapy, which helps a transgender person’s body match their gender identity more closely. Hecox said the therapy changed her athletic abilities. Along with losing muscle mass, Hecox said her stamina decreased as well.
“I could feel myself getting slower, and I was all right with that,” she said.
Hecox said she believes the hormone replacement therapy brought her athletic abilities more within the range of other female athletes. In fact, despite a rigorous training schedule provided by the school, she was not fast enough to make Boise State’s track team in 2020.
While Hecox said she “felt pretty disappointed” with her times, she remains hopeful for a better future. She said she’ll continue to fight the trans athlete law and added that she’ll be trying out for the track team again in 2022.
“I don’t really mind if I don’t make the team,” she said. “As long as I have paved the road for future trans athletes to make a team and be happy.”
ABC News' Sony Salzman contributed to this report.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Speed caused the rollover car crash that left Tiger Woods seriously injured, Los Angeles County authorities said Wednesday.
The accident was also due to Woods' "inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway," Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference.
Woods was driving at an estimated 84 to 87 mph during the Feb. 23 accident in Southern California, Villanueva said. Woods was driving in a 45 mph zone, according to The Associated Press.
It's believed that Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Capt. James Powers said.
The car was moving at 75 mph when Woods struck a tree, the sheriff said.
Woods was speeding but the decision was made not to issue a citation, the sheriff said. No one witnessed the crash and Woods did not receive any special treatment from police, Villanueva said.
The golfing great showed no signs of impairment, Villanueva added.
Villanueva said last month that the cause of the crash had been determined and the investigation had concluded.
Woods’ team gave permission for the details to be released, Villanueva said Wednesday, adding that under California law, these reports are confidential unless the release is approved by those involved.
Woods was alone, driving a 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV, when he crashed on the border of Rolling Hills estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.
The vehicle hit the center median, crossed into the opposite lane and then hit the curb and a tree, the sheriff said in February. The GV80 rolled over several times and was found several hundred feet away from the center divider with a deployed airbag.
In February the sheriff said no charges were anticipated against Woods, calling the crash "purely an accident."
Woods, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to a hospital where he underwent a long surgical procedure on his lower right leg and ankle, officials said. Days later he was moved to another hospital for follow-up procedures.
Woods said in a March 16 statement that he was back home in Florida and continuing his recovery.
Woods in a statement Wednesday thanked the good Samaritans and first responders who rushed to the scene. He added, "I will continue to focus on my recovery and family, and thank everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement I’ve received throughout this very difficult time."
Fellow golfer Rory McIlroy said at Tuesday's Masters news conference that he's visited Woods and described him as in "decent spirits."
"He’s fully focused on the recovery process," McIlroy said. "And I feel like he’s mentally strong enough to get through that. And once he does, broken bones heal, and he’s just got to take it step by step."
(NEW YORK) -- Tom Brady sat down with Michael Strahan in a new exclusive interview for Good Morning America to reflect on winning his seventh career Super Bowl, and the motivation behind his longevity and momentum.
When Brady announced he was leaving New England after 20 years, six NFL titles and four Super Bowl MVP awards to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the quarterback faced criticism and doubt.
"I was always kind of motivated by people that say 'you can't do it.' You know, 'you're not good enough, you're not fast enough, not big enough, you're not good enough arm,'” Brady told GMA. "I've had a body of work over a period of time, so you know, you just say, hey [and] quickly you forget."
He continued, "I think that's a great part about football. It's not really about what you did last year, it's kind of what you're going to do this year, so for me, it was what I was going to do for the Bucs last year. I still feel that way."
Earning his first title in his first season with a new team would have been impressive enough, but even more so because it all came together during a pandemic.
"I think that's a big part of what I understood last year, it's things are gonna be different. I try to work within what's currently happening but still try to do the best I could do," Brady said. "All of it was really -- really amazing, obviously with the way the season ended -- so it was a great year."
For the 43-year-old quarterback, the idea of starting from scratch in Florida after two decades in New England was "in a lot of ways really invigorating."
"You know when you're at the Patriots, everyone would always come to me and introduce themselves to me because I was kind of the mainstay," he said. "But I was the new guy for the first time, you know, and that was a really different experience."
Another big difference for Brady has been his new head coach, Bruce Arians, who is a totally different type of coach than Bill Belichick, he said.
"He's a great motivator -- he's got a great feel for the team -- a great pulse for what's going on in a locker room, great intuition, great evaluation of talent," Brady said. "When you're in one place for 20 years, you think that's the only way, and I think when you go to a different place you realize, 'wow -- there's another way that people do things.'"
One month after his Super Bowl win over Kansas City, Brady broke another record off the field when his rookie card sold for $2.25 million, edging out the previous record of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, whose card sold in early February for $861,000.
"It's surreal and it makes me want to go check all my cards that I have stored again; there's got to be one [more] in there somewhere," Brady said. "I kept all these cards for all these years."
When he was first coming up in the league trying to make some money, he said, "my agent, Steve, was like ['I've] got a trading card deal for you. Sign 1000 cards and they're going to pay you like 20 cents a card.' And I was like, '20 cents a card, five, whatever -- I'm gonna be rich. This is unbelievable!'
"And 21 years later, you see these cards that are worth that kind of money. I definitely should have kept some of them -- but whatever I think it all worked out pretty good," he said.
So far in the off-season, Brady has been able to dedicate time with his family.
"We went skiing. We had a little trip there -- we have a place in Costa Rica that we've been to. We were in the Middle East for a week, and then we're here at Disney," he said.
The father of three said he hopes his kids can learn from the hard work that has gone into his success in football and life.
"I think trying to keep them grounded and understand, you know that a. they're gonna have to work hard and b. you know, mom and dad's life is very unique in this world," he explained. "I don't want them to take those things for granted, you know, I want them to make the impact, you know, in the world that they're gonna make but they're gonna make it in their way too."
Brady recently celebrated 12 years of marriage with his wife Gisele Bündchen and hailed her for the secret to their success.
"I give her a lot of credit for that you know she's, she's the one that you know supports the family, she's the one that at the end of the day makes a lot of sacrifices," he said. "She brings out the best version of me."
In the wake of helping the Bucs bring home the Championship, the Super Bowl LV MVP celebrated with his team in a uniquely Florida way -- with a boat parade.
"From what I remember -- it was really cool," Brady said with a laugh.
"There was not a lot going through my mind at that point," he said. "That was not smart for a couple of reasons. One is if we drop it, that's a little bit of a problem. But the worst thing that could happen is the edges on that trophy are so sharp -- and had those things clipped one of my boys on the other boat, it would have been an ugly, ugly parade."
He continued, "I had a lot of fun, and I don't get to do that -- it's hard to relax and when you're out in public, and there's phones, not that I would do anything but it still doesn't feel like comfortable for me my personality to have people filming. So I tend to just stay at home more and I don't go out a lot."
The superstar quarterback's wife whispered "what more do you have to prove" after the epic win in Tampa Bay, but for Brady it's more about playing the game he loves for as long as he can.
"I don't think proving it for me is the motivation," he explained. "I still want to play, I got like a little sickness in me that just wants to throw a frickin spiral you know what I mean."
He added, "once you stopped you can't go back and do it, I got some more football [in me] I mean not a lot, and I know that, but what I got left, I'm gonna go I'm gonna give everything I got."
(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
LA Dodgers 5, Oakland 1
Detroit 4, Minnesota 3
Houston 4, LA Angels 2
NY Yankees 7, Baltimore 2
Texas 7, Toronto 4
Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5
Chi White Sox 10, Seattle 4
Washington 6, Atlanta 5
Cincinnati 14, Pittsburgh 1
St. Louis 4, Miami 2
NY Mets 8, Philadelphia 4
Milwaukee 4, Chi Cubs 0
Arizona 10, Colorado 8
San Diego 3, San Francisco 1
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Chicago 113, Indiana 97
Atlanta 123, New Orleans 107
Philadelphia 106, Boston 96
LA Lakers 110, Toronto 101
Memphis 124, Miami 112
Denver 134, Detroit 119
LA Clippers 133, Portland 116
Golden State 122, Milwaukee 121
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Buffalo 5, New Jersey 3
NY Islanders 1, Washington 0
Columbus 4, Tampa Bay 2
Carolina 5, Florida 2
NY Rangers 8, Pittsburgh 4
Boston 4, Philadelphia 2
Nashville 3, Detroit 2 (OT)
Chicago 4, Dallas 2
Anaheim 5, San Jose 1
Vancouver at Winnipeg (Postponed)
(NEW YORK) -- Already, 2021 has been a record year for anti-transgender legislation -- especially when it comes to school athletics -- and one group is taking a stand.
To date, 28 states across the country have taken action to introduce, pass and sign anti-transgender bills, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The majority of these bills are attempting to exclude transgender athletes from school sports and deny gender-affirming health care to youth.
In response, the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA) Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Program and members of the NCAA’s Division III LGBTQ Working Group condemned the newly proposed laws in an open letter.
The LGBTQ advocacy group on Monday released a letter titled “An Open Letter in Support of Transgender Student-Athletes,” which called upon elected officials to put an end to legislation aimed at “excluding transgender youth and young adults from equal and equitable participation in sport.”
“We have decided to use our collective voice to condemn such actions,” the letter reads. “We cannot, in good conscience, fail to speak out at this critical moment.”
The NCAA Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Program trains coaches, athletics administrators and student-athletes across all Division III athletics to promote LGBTQ inclusion in college athletics and create an inclusive and safe climate.
“Legislation aimed at categorically banning transgender people -- and particularly transgender girls and women -- from sport is inherently discriminatory,” the letter said. “Such legislation is often ‘informed’ by hate and misinformation rather than science, and it is most certainly ‘informed’ by fear instead of fact.”
The release of the open letter comes amid controversy over several bills targeting transgender people that have advanced in multiple states. The governors of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee have all signed laws prohibiting transgender girls and women from competing in school sports teams consistent with their gender identity. Executive orders to the same effect have also been signed in South Dakota.
The letter was signed by more than 50 other facilitators of the NCAA Division III LGBTQ OneTeam Program, including Timothy R. Bussey, associate director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Kenyon College.
“It's so important to speak out against this legislation, because it is fully rooted in transphobic lies and myths and misconceptions about transgender people,” Bussey, who uses they/them pronouns, told ABC News.
“These laws really play off of those myths and misconceptions about the trans community, and this proposed legislation really weaponizes that misconception and that lack of understanding of science in a way that seeks to exclude trans people and ultimately causes harm to trans folks on a number of levels," they said.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union, 18 states introduced bills last year that would ban transgender girls and women from competing on girls' and women's school sports teams. That number increased this year, with more than two dozen states now introducing similar legislation in their current session.
Additionally, more than 90 anti-trans bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the nation this year, according to the HRC.
Bussey also warned that the continued passage of anti-transgender legislation is sending a “dangerous message.”
“It's sending a message to educators and school professionals across the country that legislators in your state want to treat trans and non-binary students in a way that they can be excluded from certain spaces,” they said.
“Ultimately, it's going to have an impact on trans youth and trans young adults, irrespective if they want to play sports," Bussey added, "because it's sending a message to those kids that they are not welcome.”
The NCAA LGBTQ OneTeam letter echoed that warning.
“Discriminatory legislation that is aimed at excluding transgender people from sport has a number of serious consequences for transgender students,” the letter reads. “Such legislation dehumanizes transgender students, refuses them the opportunity to participate equally and equitably in athletics, undermines their support in educational settings, damages their mental health, and ultimately harms these students, while also contributing to an exclusionary athletic environment and a more hostile school climate for all students.”
The letter closes by calling for an end to such legislation in all states, along with the repeal of laws signed in Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi and Tennessee.
(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
LA Dodgers 10, Oakland 3
Minnesota 15, Detroit 6
Kansas City 3, Cleveland 0
Toronto 6, Texas 2
NY Yankees 7, Baltimore 0
Boston 11, Tampa Bay 2
LA Angels 7, Houston 6
Chi White Sox 6, Seattle 0
St. Louis 4, Miami 1
Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 3
Philadelphia 5, NY Mets 3
Chi Cubs 5, Milwaukee 3
San Francisco 3, San Diego 2
Atlanta at Washington (Postponed)
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Dallas 111, Utah 103
Toronto 103, Washington 101
Cleveland 125, San Antonio 101
Detroit 132, Oklahoma City 108
Minnesota 116, Sacramento 106
Brooklyn 114, New York 112
Phoenix 133, Houston 130
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Winnipeg 4, Ottawa 3
Montreal 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)
Philadelphia 3, Boston 2 (OT)
Vegas 6, St. Louis 1
Colorado 5, Minnesota 4
Toronto 5, Calgary 3
Arizona 5, Los Angeles 2
In a statement, New York general manager Joe Douglas said this was in the best interests of both the team and Darnold.
"I want to publicly acknowledge the commitment, dedication, and professionalism Sam displayed while with the Jets. He is a tough-minded, talented football player whose NFL story has not been written yet," said Jets GM Joe Douglas. "While all these things are true, this move is in the short- and long-term best interests for both this team and him. We thank Sam for all of his work on behalf of this organization and wish him well as he continues his career."
The Jets drafted Darnold with the third pick in the 2018 NFL draft out of the University of Southern California. In his three seasons with the team, he threw for 8,097 yards and 45 touchdowns. He went 13-25 as a starter.
(INDIANAPOLIS) -- University of Arizona coach Adia Barnes showed firsthand all that goes into be a working mother at Sunday night's NCAA women's basketball championship game.
Barnes, who gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Capri, six months ago, took time during halftime of the game to pump breast milk for her daughter, according to ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe.
Rowe reported that Barnes came back onto the court after halftime a few minutes after her team because she was pumping breast milk.
"She is doing it all," Rowe said. "And for those who think this is too much information, I'm just going to tell you this. Let's normalize working mothers and all that they have to do to make it all happen."
Barnes, whose daughter Capri is 6 months old, spoke herself after Sunday night's game in San Antonio about what it has been like for her to balance being a mom to a newborn and a head basketball coach.
"I had a baby right when season started and took like a week off. It says I took a month off but I did not," she said. "I was on Zoom calls four days after having a C-section so it was hard, but my team loved on me. I missed a couple of weeks, I got a little sick, they fought for me. I came back. They were patient. I'm happy."
"I represented moms, I have a baby here. I hear her crying ready to feed," she said. "I represent moms, you can be a coach, you can do it at an elite level. You just have to have a village like I do. I represent Black females, don't get here too often and don't get opportunities. But I had an opportunity today on the biggest stage and represented a lot."
Last week, Barnes made history as one of two Black head coaches in the women’s Final Four.
Barnes' team, the Arizona Wildcats, lost in the championship game Sunday to Stanford, 53-54.
(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The Texas Rangers are scheduled to make a bold move for their home opener Monday that has some medical experts and President Joe Biden concerned.
Globe Life Field in Arlington will be the first Major League Baseball stadium to reopen at full capacity -- roughly 40,000 seats -- since the pandemic began. The move comes a month after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ended the state's mask mandate and asked businesses to reopen fully, citing declining COVID-19 cases and vaccination numbers.
In a statement released on March 10, Neil Leibman, the team’s president of business operations, said the Rangers were encouraged by the governor's orders and were taking measures to ensure fans were safe, including requiring masks, except for while eating.
Following Monday's home opener, the stadium will have sections that allow fans to watch with "distanced seating."
“We will continue to monitor developments and implement the necessary public health measures,” Leibman said in a statement.
The Houston Astros, Texas' other MLB team, will only be operating at 50% of Minute Maid Park's roughly 41,000 seat capacity for April. The stadium will also require masks for fans when they're not eating.
Dr. Emily Landon, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, told ABC News last month that baseball and other outdoor sports provide better protection for crowds than indoor arenas, since it's harder for air particles to linger.
While she said the decision by MLB teams to reopen their games to fans was safe, she warned that the Rangers' full capacity reopening was riskier, due to the sheer number of people crowded together.
The country is still seeing thousands of cases a day, particularly from the virus variants, Landon noted.
"You don’t know who is going to come in with COVID-19," she told ABC News.
Biden weighed in on the Rangers' plans during an interview with ESPN last week, calling the move "not responsible."
"They should listen to Dr. [Anthony] Fauci, the scientists and the experts. But I think it's not responsible," the president said.
Biden warned about potential surges, citing the jumps in European nations that have reopened, and reiterated that vaccinations need to increase before businesses can reopen fully.
"We have to get to the point where enough people have taken the vaccinel, so we diminish the possibility for it to spread," he said.
The seven-day average of new daily cases in Texas has decreased from 7,693 to 3,667 between March 1 and April 1, according to the state's health department. As of Sunday, 28% of Texas residents have received one vaccine dose, and 16% are fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nationally, about 32% of adults have received one shot, and roughly 18% are fully vaccinated, according to the CDC.
(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Minnesota 8, Milwaukee 2
Toronto 3, N.Y. Yankees 1
Cleveland 9, Detroit 3
Baltimore 1,1 Boston 3
Texas 7, Kansas City 3
Houston 9, Oakland 2
L.A. Angels 7, Chicago White Sox 4
Philadelphia 2, Atlanta 1
Cincinnati 12, St. Louis 1
Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3
L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2
Arizona 3, San Diego 1
N-Y Mets at Washington 1:05 p.m. (Postponed)
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Chicago 115, Brooklyn 107
L.A. Clippers 104, L.A. Lakers 86
Boston 116, Charlotte 86
Memphis 116, Philadelphia 100
Atlanta 117, Golden State 111
New Orleans 122, Houston 115
Denver 119, Orlando 109
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Detroit 5, Tampa Bay 1
Washington 5, New Jersey 4
Florida 3, Columbus 0
Carolina 1, Dallas 0
Toronto 4, Calgary 2
Arizona 3, Anaheim 2 -- OT
Vancouver at Winnipeg 9 p.m. (Postponed)