iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) -- The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced its 2016 inductees, and Eric Lindros finally made the cut.
The announcement Monday revealed that players Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Rogie Vachon, and the late Pat Quinn in the builders category would be inducted after a vote from the selection committee in Toronto.
Lindros, who had been eligible for induction for the past six years, was a superstar for the Philadelphia Flyers. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL's MVP for the regular season in 1994-1995 and suffered a number of injures including multiple concussions.
"The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these four hockey legends as Honoured Members," Hockey Hall of Fame chairman John Davidson said in a statement. "Their contributions to the game of hockey are well documented and their election to the Hockey Hall of Fame is richly deserved."
Allen Kee / ESPN Images(PHOENIX) -- A mid-air medical emergency took a plane full of passengers by surprise when one man collapsed of an apparent heart attack. But the surprises were just beginning.
When passengers and crew rushed to help, a familiar face appeared in the crowd: NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
Tebow moved toward the unconscious man and his family, then led a group of passengers in prayer, according to passenger Richard Gotti.
Medical staff met the flight at the gate when it landed at its destination in Phoenix. The man survived.
Delta Air Lines confirmed that the incident occurred, but said that because of privacy rules it could not confirm Tebow's involvement.
The company said it did not know exactly when during the flight the emergency occurred, but it confirmed that the flight crew consulted with a team of doctors on the ground and decided that the safest option would be for the plane to complete its trip to Phoenix.
Flight 1772 originated in Atlanta and carried 177 passengers, two pilots and four flight attendants.
iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) -- The Tour de France will use thermal cameras this year to detect hidden motors used by cyclists to gain an unfair advantage, French officials announced Monday.
The new technology will crack down on so-called "mechanical doping," and attempt to maintain the integrity of professional cycling, a sport that has been plagued in the past with doping scandals involving performance-enhancing drugs.
Earlier this year, the International Cycling Union (UCI) discovered that Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche concealed an electric motor in her bike during the Women Under 23 race of the UCI Cyclocross World Championships, according to the UCI.
She was suspended for six years and ordered to return all medals and prize money.
Thierry Braillard, the French Secretary of State for Sports, announced the use of thermal cameras at a news conference this morning with Thierry Mandon, the French Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research; Brian Cookson, the president of the UCI; David Lappartient, president of the French Cycling Federation; and Christian Prudhomme, director of the Tour de France.
The cameras were produced by the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in collaboration with the French government.
Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — Venus Williams is far more than a legendary tennis champion.
The 7-time Grand Slam singles title holder spent years in her sport rallying for equal pay among both the men and women. And guess what, Williams, through her collaboration with the Women’s Tennis Association, a 2006 Op-Ed titled "Venus Williams On Equal Pay at Wimbledon," and her famed play on the court, she got tennis' biggest tournament to erase the pay gap.
In 2007, two years after Williams first solo win at the All England Club, the chairman of the tournament finally said it was time to "eliminate the difference" in pay, an unprecedented move.
That may have been almost a decade ago, but what Williams accomplished has never been more relevant. With Wimbledon underway Monday, Williams recently spoke to ABC News, reflecting on what she accomplished and how far the rest of sports still has to go.
"Tennis is definitely a star for women in sports," she said when asked about her leadership in the equal pay movement. "[But] other sports have a long way to go."
Williams, now 36, added that the "world [and sports] reflect where women are" in it, and that "there's always work to be done."
Just this past March, U.S. women's soccer filed a wage-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The filing, obtained by ESPN, cited how much more revenue women in soccer generate than men, despite the fact they are paid "almost four times less," ESPN reported.
In spite of the large discrepancies in sports like soccer, Williams admitted there are positive things happening.
"As long as we set up equality, we'll go in the right direction," she said.
In an interview with ESPN two years ago, Williams said about her efforts a decade back, "A lot of players were not comfortable talking about equal prize money for whatever reason, or maybe weren't able to express exactly how they felt. But I was."
Williams has never been afraid to say what's on her mind and when asked by ABC News about substances, banned or legal, as they pertain to tennis, she had a simple answer.
"It's something that you just have to be aware of," she said. "Athletes like everyone else, at times take supplements, but just have to consult your doctors and work on that. It's a process but it's achievable ... it's my job to be healthy."
Williams spoke to ABC News as part of a campaign with Silk, promoting a plant-based diet, so what an athlete puts into his or her body is something she takes seriously.
Maria Sharapova was not brought up by name, but the famed tennis champion was in the news earlier this month, after receiving a two-year suspension for taking a substance that was added to the banned list in January.
When asked about the evolving and changing list, Williams said, "It's updated every year, so you have to stay abreast the best you can."
At a press conference on June 8, Sharapova said she "did not" intentionally take the banned substance.
In a video that has quickly gone viral, the boy is seen staring at an ESPN camera that trained its lens on him during the Coastal Carolina University versus Texas Christian University game. The freckle-faced boy stares straight at the camera without blinking and while making funny faces.
The cameras also caught the moment when it the adult sitting next to the boy appears to shows him that he has become a viral star.
Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(SONOMA, Calif.) — With a last-lap pass, in his final year of NASCAR Spint Cup racing, Tony Stewart won on Sunday. The veteran's victory in the Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma breaks a three-year, 84-race drought.
Stewart took the lead after a pit call and restart on Lap 91 of the 110 lap race, but, reports NASCAR.com, Denny Hamlin was able to pass Stewart after he wheel-hoped into Turn 7. But Stewart caught Hamlin in Turn 11, making contact with Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota and sending it into the outside wall.
Hamlin was able to hold on for a second-place finish.
The win give Stewart a good chance of qualifying for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint. He's now 32nd and just nine point away from reaching the 30th spot and competing for a fourth Chase title.
Here are the top 10 drivers at the Toyota-Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway:
1. Tony Stewart 2. Denny Hamlin 3. Joey Logano 4. Carl Edwards 5. Marin Truex Jr. 6. Kevin Harvick 7. Kyle Busch 8. Ryan Newman 9. Kasey Kahne 10. Kurt Busch
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUE St. Louis 11, Seattle 6 AMERICAN LEAGUE Minnesota 7, N.-Y. Yankees 1 Cleveland 9, Detroit 3 Baltimore 12, Tampa Bay 5 Chi. White Sox 5, Toronto 2 Kansas City 6, Houston 1 Texas 6, Boston 2 Anaheim 7, Oakland 6 NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 3, San Diego 0 Miami 6, Chi.Cubs 1 Atlanta 2, N.-Y. Mets 2 Washington 3, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 8, Philadelphia 7 Colorado 9, Arizona 7 Pittsburgh 4, Los Angeles 3
Elsa/Getty Images(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- The health of former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is declining, according to a statement.
“On behalf of Pat Summitt’s family, we acknowledge the past few days have been difficult for Pat as her early onset dementia, ‘Alzheimer’s Type,’ progresses," said spokesperson Erin Freeman. "She is surrounded by those who mean the most to her and during this time, we ask for prayers for Pat and her family and friends, as well as your utmost respect and privacy. Thank you.”
Summitt, 64, made history taking the University of Tennessee's Lady Vols to more victories than any men's or women's college basketball team coach. She coached from 1974 to 2012 and started when she was just 22 years old, claiming eight NCAA titles with the team over her career.
In 2011, she announced that she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
"It hurt me but I go, 'Well, I got to do it. I got to deal with it,'" she told ABC News' Robin Roberts at the time.
Summitt was the first N-C-A-A basketball coach, and one of only four in history, to reach 1,000 wins. She was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2012, President Obama awarded Summit the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Rose delivered a speech thanking the fans for their support, Rose said he accomplished all he did for them.
"You never realized this after all these years, that I was really, you motivated me to play the way I did," he said.
As the man known as Charlie Hustle spoke, music hinting that his time was running short began to play. Rose, though, refused to be played off. "In closing, I can honestly tell you to date this is the biggest thing ever to happen to me in baseball," he concluded.