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TSPN News: Is our water cooler sports wrap up written by Betsy Berns Korn from FemaleFan.com Monday – Friday

TUESDAY,AUGUST 22ND,2017:Odell Beckham Jr And Brandon Marshall Injuries, 12 Browns Take Knee

August 22, 2017FOOTBALL Pre-season games don’t mean much, unless someone gets injured, which unfortunately happened on Monday night. The New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr and Brandon Marshall both suffered what appeared to be minor injuries, but the team will access the severity when they return home. Beckham Jr limped off the field with an ankle strain and Marshall with a shoulder injury. Many fans are upset that the Brown’s Briean Boddy-Calhoun’s hit on Beckham was dirty and he should be fined. In other news from the Giants pre-season loss to the Cleveland Browns, 12 Browns players took a knee in prayer during the National Anthem. According to rookie Jabrill Peppers, “There’s a lot of racial and social injustices in the world that are going on right now. We just decided to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected and just pray for the world in general.” ... Read More

MONDAY,AUGUST 21ST:Magic And Lakers Investigated For Tampering, Boldin Announces Retirement

August 21, 2017BASKETBALL           The NBA is investigatingthe Los Angeles Lakers and specifically their President of Basketball Operations, Magic Johnson, for tampering with a potential trade of the Indiana Pacers Paul George. George will be a free agent next summer, and shortly after expressing his desire to play for the Lakers, the Pacers traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They didn’t get great trade value for him, however, as (according to the Pacers), no team would want a player who is planning on leaving anyway. The Lakers deny there was tampering, but if the investigation proves there was any kind of side-deal, the Lakers could lose draft picks and suffer a financial fine. In addition, George might be disqualified for playing for the Lakers. This whole incident stemmed from Magic Johnson’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmelwhere he joked about wanting George on the team. FOOTBALL After 14 years ... Read More

TORONTO FC MATCH REPORT AUGUST 19

August 19, 2017      SCORING SUMMARY TFC – Marky Delgado 14’ CHI – David Accam 54’ TFC – Nicolas Hasler 63’ (Victor Vazquez) TFC – Sebastian Giovinco 90’ (Tosaint Ricketts) MISCONDUCT SUMMARY TFC – Michael Bradley 5’ (caution) TFC – Eriq Zavaleta 75’ (caution) RECORDS Toronto FC: 14-8-3 50 pts. Chicago Fire: 12-6-7 41 pts. LINEUPS TORONTO FC – Alex Bono; Eriq Zavaleta, Drew Moor, Chris Mavinga, Nicolas Hasler (Steven Beitashour 77’), Justin Morrow; Marky Delgado, Michael Bradley ©, Victor Vazquez (Jonathan Osorio 75’); Jozy Altidore (Tosaint Ricketts 80’), Sebastian Giovinco Substitutes Not Used: Clint Irwin, Jason Hernandez, Jay Chapman, Raheem Edwards CHICAGO – Matt Lampson; Patrick Doody, Christian Dean, Drew Conner, Johan Kappelhof; Dax McCarty, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Juninho © (Djordje Mihailovic 65’); Nemanja Nikolic (Arturo Alvarez 82’), David Accam, Michael de Leeuw (Luis Solignac 59’) Substitutes Not Used: Stefan Cleveland, Michael Harrington, David Arshakyan, Jonathan Campbell MEDIA NOTES: Nicolas Hasler ... Read More

TORONTO FC II MATCH REPORT AUGUST 19

August 19, 2017          Scoring Summary TFC II – Jordan Hamilton (Ryan Telfer) 4’ RIC – Sunny Jane (Alex Lee) 5’ RIC – Matthew Bolduc 68’ Misconduct Summary RIC – Yudai Imura 27’ (Caution) TFC II – Matthew Srbley 67’ (Caution) TFC II – Jordan McCrary 84’ (Caution) TFC II – Dante Campbell 90+4’ (Caution) Records: Toronto FC II (W-L-D): 4-14-6 18pts. Richmond Kickers (W-L-D): 4-12-8 20pts. Team Stats: Toronto FC II Richmond Kickers Shots – 16 Shots – 12 Shots on Target – 6 Shots on Target – 4 Blocked Shots – 1 Blocked Shots – 4 Possession – 52.3% Possession – 47.7% Lineups Toronto FC II – Angelo Cavalluzzo; Mitchell Taintor©, Brandon Aubrey, Brandon Onkony; Oyvind Alseth (Jordan McCrary 79’), Brian James, Matthew Srbely (Dante Campbell 75’), Malik Johnson, Ryan Telfer; Shaan Hundal (Aikim Andrews 75’), Jordan Hamilton Substitutes Not Used: Mark Pais, Liam Fraser, Ricardo John, ... Read More