Reyna Reyes was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the NWSL Draft by defending champions Portland Thorns FC. Reyes becomes the highest-ever draftee from the University of Alabama. In the third round of the draft, Riley Tanner and Riley Mattingly Parker were picked with back-to-back picks. Tanner was selected by Washington Spirit with the 6th pick in the 3rd round (30th overall), and was followed with Parker being picked with the 31st pick by Racing Louisville FC. The trio are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Alabama players selected in the history of the NWSL Draft, which dates back to 2013 (Celia Jiménez Delgado was selected 36th overall in the 2018 draft).
Tua Tagovailoa has been named Polynesian Pro Football’s Co-Player of the Year.
Collin Sexton told reporters today that he’ll be back in Utah’s lineup tomorrow night. Sexton said trainers pushed his hamstring pretty hard this week, and he’s good to go.
Jaden Shackelford posted new career highs in points (34) and 3-point goals (8) in Oklahoma City’s win tonight. Shackelford had 28 points and 7 threes in the first half.
Louisiana Hot Sauce has launched a Jalen Hurts signature edition. A portion of the proceeds will go to the One Mindset Foundation. Purchasers will be automatically entered in a drawing for an autographed jersey.
NFL Network has a piece on leukemia patient Rocco Passaro’s connection with the Miami Dolphins and Jaylen Waddle in particular.
Links to press conferences from today:
- Jalen Hurts
Riley Mattingly Parker is interviewed after being drafted by Racing Louisville tonight.
Wild Card Weekend Injury Reports
Practice Reports – Thursday:
- Did Not Practice – Tua Tagovailoa (concussion)
- Limited Participation – Evan Neal (ankle), Jaylen Waddle (ankle)
- Full Participation – Marlon Humphrey (shoulder), Julio Jones (knee), Xavier McKinney (finger)
Scenes and Highlights
TENNIS ATP Challenger Bangkok Open, Doubles Quarterfinal: 1-seed Saketh Myneni / Y Bhambri defeated Added / Geerts 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5). BASKETBALL EuroLeague Group Play Belgrade 92, Monaco 68. Donta Hall – 9 minutes, 5 points (2-3 FG, 1-1 FT), 3 rebounds, -7. Delaware 149, Maine 137. Braxton Key – 18 minutes, 6 points (3-6 2pg, 0-1 3pg), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals, 1 turnover, 1 foul, -1. JD Davison – 33 minutes, 7 points (2-2 2pg, 1-2 3pg), 6 rebounds, 11 assists, 4 turnovers, 1 foul, -2. Oklahoma City 118, G League Ignite 109. Jaden Shackelford – 38 minutes, 34 points (2-3 2pg, 8-13 3pg, 3-3 FT), 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 turnovers, 3 fouls, +10. VOLLEYBALL CEV Champions League Pool D Stuttgart 3, Tenerife 0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-18) Krystal Rivers – 12 points (11 kills, 1 ace); 58% (11-19) attack efficiency. GOLF Sony Open in Hawaii Rd 1 (suspended-dark): Michael Thompson – 69, -1, T53 Robby Shelton – 73, +3, T126