Archive for August 17th, 2018

Ureña Suspended, Foles Hurt In Preseason, 76ers Hire Former WNBA Player

BASEBALL

In a follow up to the report of Marlins pitcher Jose Ureña throwing a fastball and intentionally hitting Ronald Acuña Jr (ending his streak of homering in five straight games), Ureña has been fined an undisclosed amount of money and suspended for six games.

FOOTBALL

In preseason action, the Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles, last year’s Super Bowl MVP, hurt his shoulder in a preseason game agains the New England Patriots. No word yet on how serious the injury is, and whether he’ll be ready for the regular season. Tom Brady’s preseason debut went much better throwing for 172 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the first half.

BASKETBALL

The Philadelphia 76ers hired Lindsey Harding, a former WNBA star who was the #1 pick out of Duke in the 2007 draft, as a full-time scout. She is the second former WNBA player hired as a scout for an NBA team. After working as an assistant for the Toronto Raptors summer league, Harding felt confident pursing a career in the NBA. She said, “I think I wanted to know what was really the difference in women’s basketball compared to men’s, and how the players would respond to me. What I realized was that basketball is basketball. The game is stronger, the game is faster in that way. But I found there was so much, not only that I had learned, but that I could also teach.”

 

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