The celebration was cut short for the midfielder on the World Cup champion U.S. women’s soccer team after she discovered someone had burglarized her hotel room in Los Angeles. Long tweeted it happened after the team was honored at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. Long wrote “someone stole my wedding ring, cash and the key to my favorite city.” She was referring to the symbolic key that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the players following a ticker-tape parade on Tuesday. In the post, she asked de Blasio if they make copies because she “would love a new one.” Los Angeles police are investigating.
The paralyzed IndyCar driver will lead the parade lap before the Toronto IndyCar race in an Acura NSX equipped with hand controls. Sunday’s race comes nearly a year after the Canadian suffered a spinal cord injury in a crash. Wickens says he wants to dance at his upcoming wedding, one day walk again with zero evidence his legs once did not work and, of course, return to racing cars. Driving this weekend is a big step. “It’s just been quite the ride and we are not even one year in of what’s going to be a very long recovery,” Wickens said. “Hopefully, I can keep on driving because I think that’s the best therapy I can have. I am a little bit concerned by how eager I am to get back in the car.”
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