Last Week around the Leagues
by Fran Stuchbury
September 10, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL)
Last week Indiana Fever point guard Kelsey Mitchell set a WNBA record with nine three-point shots made in a game, the National Women's Hockey League signed an exclusive streaming partnership with Twitch and 17 Alliance of American Football League players made it on NFL active and practice rosters. Highlights from this week are from the Canadian Football League, Major League Soccer, Eastern League and the Women's National Basketball Association.
Canadian Football League
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Janarion Grant with a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Saskatchewan Roughriders:
Calgary Stampeders defensive back DaShaun Amos with a 79-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Edmonton Eskimos:
Alliance of American Football
17 former AAF players made NFL rosters. Eight landed on active NFL rosters and nine made the practice rosters.
Indoor Football League
The Cedar Rapids River Kings announced the hiring of Victor Mann as the team's new head coach for the 2020 IFL season. Mann joins the River Kings after spending the last four seasons for the Texas Revolution in the Champions Indoor Football league. He led his team to three straight conference championship games and winning the championship in 2017.
Major League Soccer
The top 10 plays from this past week.
National Women's Soccer League
Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has named Alyse LaHue as General Manager. LaHue is one of only two women currently holding the title of General Manager in the NWSL and is the first woman in league history to serve as General Manager in both Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) and the NWSL.
Major Arena Soccer League
With the 2019-2020 Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) schedule set to kick-off in November, commissioner Joshua Schaub announced several additions to his staff. Jeff Menard and Jesse Meehan are new to the MASL while Jeff Husted joins the staff full-time after working for the past three years in a part-time role.
The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball (AA) announced that Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks manager Jim Bennett has been named the American Association Manager of the Year. In his first year as manager of the RedHawks, Bennett has guided the team to a 63-37 record and back to the postseason for the first time since 2013.
Bowie Baysox's shortstop Mason McCoy, what kind of wizardry:
Harrisburg Senators pitcher Aaron Barrett found out he's going back the big leagues with the Washington Nationals.
NBA G League
The Minnesota Timberwolves today named Sam Newman-Beck as Head Coach of the Iowa Wolves, the team's G League affiliate. Newman-Beck spent last season as an assistant coach with the Erie BayHawks, formerly the G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks.
The Windy City Bulls, NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, have named its coaching and Basketball Operations staff for the 2019-20 season, the team's fourth season in Hoffman Estates, IL. The staff will be led by Head Coach Damian Cotter, who will be joined by returning Assistant Coach Henry Domercant and new addition Martin Rancik. In a separate move, the Bulls have also promoted Josh Kreibich to General Manager of the Windy City franchise.
Women's National Basketball Association
The Seattle Storm announced that point guard Sue Bird will miss the remainder of the 2019 WNBA regular season and playoffs. The 11-time WNBA All-Star has not appeared in a game since undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery on her left knee on May 30.
Kelsey Mitchell broke a WNBA record with nine 3-pointers and set a franchise record with 38 points to pace the Indiana Fever to a 104-76 victory over the Connecticut Sun, on the final day of the regular season.
National Women's Hockey League
In a monumental step for professional women's hockey, the National Women's Hockey League announced an exclusive streaming partnership with Twitch. The three-year agreement makes Twitch - the world's leading live streaming platform for gamers and the things they love - the exclusive live-streaming partner of the NWHL.
Premier Lacrosse League
The Whipsnakes advanced to the PLL Championship with a 15-7 victory over the Chaos.
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Canadian Football League Stories from September 10, 2019
- West Division Rookie of the Year Jordan Williams-Lambert Returns, Signs Extension - Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Geter Joins Practice Roster - Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Defensive Lineman Added to Practice Roster - Calgary Stampeders
- Alouettes make Adjustments to Practice Roster - Montreal Alouettes
- Eskimos Release Pair from Practice Roster - Edmonton Eskimos
- John Bowman Named Among CFL Players of the Week - Montreal Alouettes
- Cameron Walker Joins Practice Roster - Ottawa RedBlacks
- Shaw CFL Top Performers Named for Week 13 - CFL
- Last Week around the Leagues - OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
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