A pediatric nurse said Friday she was in the right place at the right time to revive a 14-year-old girl who collapsed while dancing in the upper deck during a Kansas City Royals game.
Sam Sapenaro, 26, was working her second job as a member of Kauffman Stadium's K-Crew on Thursday night when a nearby fan yelled for help. Sapenaro said she rushed over and found the girl unresponsive and with no pulse.
Sapenaro said she began performing CPR with help from a man who was with the girl. The man also turned out to be a nurse. The girl was resuscitated, but stadium medical personnel had to revive her a second time after her pulse faded again.
CHICAGO (AP) Hall of Famer Mike Ditka will have his No. 89 retired by the Chicago Bears next season.
The Bears said the number will be retired at halftime of their Monday night game against Dallas at Soldier Field on Dec. 9, a fitting tribute for a player who revolutionized the tight end position with his pass-catching ability and later coached the 1985 team to the Super Bowl championship.
In a statement, he called it "a tremendous honor" and added: "When you think of all the great Bears players who have had their jerseys retired, I can't say that there's any greater honor."
Chairman George McCaskey said Ditka "embodies the spirit of everything the Bears are about."
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The American Red Cross will be accepting donations from fans attending the Memphis Grizzlies' next two home games in the Western Conference finals against San Antonio, and guard Tony Allen will matching those gifts.
Allen played at Oklahoma State in college, and he said seeing the damage from Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., hurt him. He says he encourages everybody to do what they can and hopes they can come up with something big Saturday.
Volunteers will be collecting donations at the FedExForum. The Grizzlies are supporting relief efforts on radio broadcasts, social media and with planned promotions during games.
PARIS (AP) — Yes, tennis fans, Roger Federer is finally on Twitter.
The owner of a record 17 Grand Slam titles said he waited to join the social media site until after seeing how other athletes used it.
Speaking at the French Open, which begins Sunday, Federer says: "At the end of the day, it's got to be something I needed to feel comfortable with."
He accrued more than 150,000 followers within the first 18 or so hours of tweeting for the first time from his verified account, (at)rogerfederer. He's still got quite a ways to go to catch rivals Rafael Nadal — who has more than 4 million followers — and Novak Djokovic — at about 1.8 million
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Danica Patrick still follows the Indianapolis 500 closely, even organizing her race day schedule this Sunday so she can watch most of the event.
As for participating in the race again, that's a different story. Patrick, who first earned her popularity in open-wheel racing, said her focus is on NASCAR's Sprint Cup series and the chances of her running at the Indy 500 become "less and less likely with each passing year."
Patrick said she briefly contemplated pulling "double duty" this year and racing in the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Coca 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day just as her current team owner Tony Stewart has done in the past. But Patrick thought better of the idea.
LONDON (AP) — FIFA's new anti-racism task force will ask soccer's governing body next week to approve a mandatory five-match minimum ban for any player found guilty of racist abuse.
The anti-racism task force is to report to the FIFA Congress in Mauritius next week, aiming for FIFA to introduce the mandatory ban in all 209 member nations.
FIFA's disciplinary code currently has a five-game minimum ban for racist abuse, but it only applies for players in international competitions.
UEFA this week endorsed a tougher 10-match sanction for racist abuse to apply for matches in European competitions.