Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suffered a sprain in his left knee during the team’s preseason game against the Washington Wizards on Sunday.

After Caldwell-Pope fell underneath Washington’s basket, he needed assistance getting back to the locker room.

“We’ll re-evaluate it going forward,” Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said. “We’ll get him an MRI and we’ll go from there [to] see what’s going on. …You go through these things, everybody goes through them.”

After averaging 5.9 points per game last season as a rookie, Caldwell-Pope was averaging 16.7 points in the Piston’s first three preseason games.

Caldwell-Pope was the eighth overall selection by the Pistons back in 2013 out of Georgia. He was primed to see an expanded role behind Jodie Meeks in the guard rotation.

It is unknown just how long he’ll be out of action as the Pistons begin their regular season on Oct. 29.

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A.J. Messier/NHLI via Getty Images(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Only in his second full season in the NHL, the Minnesota Wild have already determined they want defenseman Jonas Brodin around for the long-term as they’ve given him a new contract.

Still just 21 years old, Brodin and the Wild have agreed on a six-year extension worth $25 million. Brodin’s new deal will keep him under contract through the 2020-2021 season.

“We are very excited to get Jonas Brodin signed through the 2020-21 season,” said Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher. “He is one of the premier young defensemen in the NHL and has played a huge role on our team since entering the league as a 19-year-old. We’re confident that his game will continue to evolve in all areas and he will be a valuable part of our core for years to come.”

Brodin has performed very well for the Wild since his rookie season. Through 126 games, Brodin has 10 goals, 21 assists and a plus-8 rating.

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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(DALLAS) — A couple of days after criticizing newly-signed forward Chandler Parsons for his weight and conditioning, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has apologized for his comments.

“An increase of 18 to 20 pounds is just too much,” Carlisle said Friday night. “We talked about it today. We talk about it a lot. He’ll get there, but he looked tired out there and a little heavy-legged, and the extra 7 or 8 pounds aren’t helping.”

Carlisle realized he was wrong to publicly criticize Parsons, and promptly apologized.

“It was unfair and inappropriate to single out Chandler Parsons after the game Friday night,” Carlisle wrote in a statement issued Sunday afternoon. “I have apologized to him and the entire team for this error in judgment. Not only is Chandler Parsons one of our best players, he is also one of our hardest working players and the kind of high-character person we strive to bring to our city and franchise.”

Parsons, who signed a three-year deal with the Mavericks this past summer worth $46 million, says he has moved on from the incident.

“It just shows what kind of guy he is,” Parsons said of Carlisle’s apology. “We’re in this together. Everybody makes mistakes, and he came to me as a man. We have a great relationship. It’s in the past, and we’re going to move forward. It’s over with.”

Last season with the Houston Rockets, Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Ten people were injured after a ferry accident in San Francisco on Sunday, Coast Guard officials said.

The ferry boat Peralta was carrying passengers to Oakland when it hit a piling at Pier 41 at 5:45 p.m. local time.

Darryl Pham was riding on the ferry when the accident happened.

“I kind of saw it coming. A lot of people didn’t, and it just hit the pylon and I saw kids flying, and it was pretty bad,” Pham told ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco.

Coast Guard officials are investigating how the accident occurred.

The passengers’ injuries were described as minor to moderate, mostly neck and back pain. All the injured passengers were taken to the hospital for observation.

Richard Ricks’ wife and nephew were among those transported. Ricks said his nephew has a gash over his eye.

“The people have come forth and they’ve rendered apologies, and they’re doing everything they can to comfort us, so we’re appreciative of that,” Ricks told KGO.

The Peralta is operated by the Blue and Gold Fleet. The ferry sustained minor paint damage in the accident.

The company did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Ten people were injured after a ferry accident in San Francisco on Sunday, Coast Guard officials said.

The ferry boat Peralta was carrying passengers to Oakland when it hit a piling at Pier 41 at 5:45 p.m. local time.

Darryl Pham was riding on the ferry when the accident happened.

“I kind of saw it coming. A lot of people didn’t, and it just hit the pylon and I saw kids flying, and it was pretty bad,” Pham told ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco.

Coast Guard officials are investigating how the accident occurred.

The passengers’ injuries were described as minor to moderate, mostly neck and back pain. All the injured passengers were taken to the hospital for observation.

Richard Ricks’ wife and nephew were among those transported. Ricks said his nephew has a gash over his eye.

“The people have come forth and they’ve rendered apologies, and they’re doing everything they can to comfort us, so we’re appreciative of that,” Ricks told KGO.

The Peralta is operated by the Blue and Gold Fleet. The ferry sustained minor paint damage in the accident.

The company did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Three people are believed dead after a small plane crashed into a suburban Chicago neighborhood Sunday, police told ABC News.

The crash happened at 10:40 p.m. local time in a residential area in Palos Hills, Illinois, said James Boie, Deputy Chief of the Palos Hills Police Department.

The plane — a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron — came down in a field next to a home and did not crash into any homes, authorities said.

The plane took off from Chicago Midway International Airport and was headed for Lawrence, Kansas, officials with the FAA’s Great Lakes region said in a statement.

FAA investigators are headed to the crash site, and National Transportation Safety Board officials were notified, authorities said.

Palos Hills is located southwest of Chicago.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Sailor-explorer Christopher Columbus didn’t exactly “discover” America, but the Italian explorer raised and solidified European awareness of the Americas after arriving Oct. 12, 1492, in what would become known as the Bahamas. Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937.

Centuries after Columbus traveled to the Americas, his legacy remains complicated. And that’s where the Columbus Day debate continues, including periodic calls to dump the holiday, or modify it to something like “Exploration Day.”

Native-American or Indigenous People’s Day
The United States is hardly alone in celebrating Columbus Day, but even here it’s not unanimous.
South Dakota, for instance, clearly falls on the other side of the debate, after 25 years ago changing the second Monday in October from Columbus Day to Native American Day in honor of the indigenous people who suffered near-annihilation after Columbus opened doors to the New World.
Minneapolis had the same thing in mind in April when it voted to rename the holiday Indigenous People’s Day, as did Seattle two weeks ago.

Italian Heritage
Many Italian-Americans defend Columbus Day as a celebration of their heritage and the generations of Italians who’ve contributed mightily to U.S. prominence through their work and philanthropy. Of that there’s no doubt, although critics, including some Italian-Americans themselves, have pointed out that the Oct. 12, 1492, arrival itself is no representation of the Italian experience. Supporters claim him as a source of pride, however, not unlike other cultures that honor their sons and daughters as pioneers.

Colonialism
Columbus is an obvious target of scorn and resentment for Native Americans whose fortunes declined precipitously in the aftermath of his journey to the New World. He and his men also brutalized people of the West Indies and enslaved others. Columbus supporters don’t deny the mixed legacy, but some of them point out that the national holiday is rooted in the notion that it should serve as an opportunity to bring Italian-Americans, Native-Americans and others together.

Columbus, USA
There are 30-plus U.S. cities and townships named Columbus, and apparently little push to rename any of them, suggesting that the debate has long been settled for some people with the closest association to the explorer.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NASHUA, N.H.) — Two toddlers were injured, one critically, when they were trapped inside a bounce house at a Halloween festival in New Hampshire that was swept up 30 feet in the air by a gust of wind.

The two brothers, 2 and 3 years old, were both hospitalized, with the younger boy in critical condition.

The toddlers climbed into the bouncy house while it was in a restricted area of Sullivan Farm, in Nashua, that was supposed to be off limits to the attendees of the festival.

Witnesses said they saw the bouncy house fly up in the air before it came crashing down in a neighboring orchard.

The 2-year-old boy was airlifted to Tuft’s Medical in Boston, and the 3-year-old was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital and is expected to be okay.

“This is so unfortunate, it wasn’t meant to be used. I just hope the kids are okay,” co-farmer Gary Bergeron told ABC affiliate WMUR-TV in Nashua.

He said the bouncy house was only inflated so it would dry out after rains hit the area on Saturday.

“It was in a restricted area,” Bergeron said. “It wasn’t open to the public and it was unfortunate, two kids got into it and some wind picked it up and took it away with the kids in it.”

Nashua Police and Fire, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office were investigating the incident.

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Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — The Dallas Cowboys (5-1) knocked off the defending champion Seattle Seahawks (3-2) in front of the 12th man in Seattle on Sunday.

Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray’s 15-yard rushing touchdown with 3:16 left in the fourth quarter gave his team a 26-23 lead and Dan Bailey’s field goal late pushed the lead to seven, which set the stage for Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Wilson’s last throw intended for Luke Wilson was picked off by Rolando McClain to put the Cowboys’ win in the books.

Tony Romo passed for 250 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and Murray rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

The Cowboys defense held Wilson and the Seahawks offense to 80 rushing yards, 126 passing yards, and a Wilson rushing touchdown.

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NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Giants were shut out by the Philadelphia Eagles 27-0 during Sunday Night’s football game.

That wasn’t the worst news as wide receiver Victor Cruz suffered a knee injury on a non-contact play in the third quarter. Cruz immediately grabbed his knee and could be seen fighting off tears.

It is believed that Cruz tore the patellar tendon in his right knee.

Quarterback Eli Manning was harrassed all night by the Eagles defense, being sacked six times. The Giants could not find a rhythm all night as they could only muster 253 yards of total offense.

The Eagles soared as Nick Foles completed two touchdown passes, both to his tight ends; James Casey and Zach Ertz. Philadelphia also ran over the Giants as LeSean McCoy rushed for 149 yards on 22 carries.

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