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Last Week around the Leagues

by Fran Stuchbury
August 2, 2022 - Indoor Football League (IFL)


This past week the NFL's Dallas Cowboys signed United States Football League MVP KaVontae Turpin to a three-year deal, the Las Vegas Aces won the Women's National Basketball Association Commissioner's Cup and the Indoor Football League awarded an expansions franchise to Tulsa for the 2023 season. Highlights from this week come from the United States Football League, XFL, Indoor Football League, Major League Football, Women's National Basketball Association, NBA G League, BIG3, Major League Soccer, National Women's Soccer League, United Soccer League Championship, United Soccer League One, Premier Lacrosse League, National Lacrosse League, Professional Box Lacrosse Association, ECHL, 3ICE, and American Ultimate Disc League.

FOOTBALL

United States Football League

Twenty-one and counting. That's how many USFL players have signed to compete for jobs on NFL rosters during training camp. That number does not surprise John Peterson, director of player personnel for the USFL. And he expects more to follow in the coming months. "It's provided an opportunity for these players," Peterson said of the USFL. "The NFL has been able to watch film from our games each week and see who they want to evaluate further. They really had a chance to get a good evaluation of each player, either on tape or in person."

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XFL

XFL Houston Head Coach Wade Phillips speaks with ESPN's Randy Scott live from the Texas Showcase at Choctaw Stadium.

XFL Las Vegas Head Coach Rod Woodson speaks with ESPN's Jay Harris live from the Texas Showcase at Choctaw Stadium.

XFL Arlington Head Coach Bob Stoops speaks with ESPN's Jay Harris live from the Texas Showcase at Choctaw Stadium.

The XFL is back in St. Louis, and although we don't know yet if the "BattleHawks" name is coming back too, the excitement is strong again. 5 On Your Side's Frank Cusumano talked to the new man in charge of the XFL in St. Louis, Anthony Becht.

Canadian Football League

The Toronto Argonauts announced they have signed American QB Khalil Tate. Tate, 23, most recently spent time with Edmonton after he was signed by the West Division team in January. The 6'0, 216lb signal-caller spent four years at the University of Arizona (2016-2019) where he accounted for 6,318 passing yards and 57 passing touchdowns, while rushing for 2,285 yards and another 18 majors on the ground.

Indoor Football League

The Tulsa Oilers, proud affiliate of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks and the AHL's San Diego Gulls, are bringing indoor football back to Tulsa for the first time since 2014 via the purchase of an Indoor Football League franchise. "Tulsa fits all three areas we look for in a new franchise," said IFL Commissioner Todd Tryon. "Location, venue, and ownership.

Major League Football

Major League Football League 'shut down': players, coaches sent home

Major League Football flops before 1st game played; league issues statement

BASKETBALL

Women's National Basketball Association

The Las Vegas Aces led by as many as 23 points, and never trailed as they won the 2022 Commissioner's Cup Championship, 93-83, over the Chicago Sky.

2022 WNBA Commissioner's Cup Championship Recap

Women's National Basketball Association

Diana Taurasi becomes FIRST player in WNBA history with 30 PTS at age 40 or older

Angela Rye joins First Take to discuss the latest updates surrounding Brittney Griner's wrongful detainment in Russia.

NBA G League

Shareef O'Neal signs a big deal to play in NBA's G-league Ignite

BIG3

Top 10 Plays of Week 7

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

Does Minnesota United have the Best Stadium Experience in MLS?

National Women's Soccer League

NJ/NY Gotham FC announced that four-time WNBA champion Sue Bird has become a minority investor in the franchise. She joins an ownership group that includes founding owners Tammy Murphy, Phil Murphy, and Steve Temares, as well as investors Karen Bryant, Kristin Bernert, Carli Lloyd, Ed Nalbandian, and Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman's 35V.

NC Courage player, Jaelene Daniels, left off roster after refusing to wear Pride jersey on Pride Night.

United Soccer League Championship

The USL Championship announced the Team of the Week for Week 20 of the 2022 regular season with Orange County SC forward Milan Iloski voted the Championship Player of the Week presented by Konami eFootball after producing a two goal, two assist performance that led the defending Championship title holders to a 5-2 victory against the LA Galaxy II in the 405 Derby on Saturday night.

United Soccer League One

Rafa Mentzingen, with a fantastic finish, wins the fan vote for the Goal of the Week for Week 16.

Denied - Save of the Week Winner - Week 16

LACROSSE

Premier Lacrosse League

LACROSSE HIGHLIGHTS FROM A DRONE!

National Lacrosse League

Chase for the Championship: A Mammoth Statement - It all comes down to one final game.

Professional Box League Association

Professional indoor lacrosse team coming to Springfield

HOCKEY

ECHL

The Fort Wayne Komets announced that the club has entered into an affiliation agreement with the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL and the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL, coached by Komet Hall of Famer, Colin Chaulk.

Komets General Manager David Franke talks about the team affiliating with the Edmonton Oilers.

Kansas City Mavericks Owner, Lamar Hunt Jr. announced that the Mavericks have entered into a new multi-year affiliation agreement with the NHL's Seattle Kraken. The Mavericks will serve as the ECHL affiliate for the Kraken and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Coachella Valley Firebirds, starting in the 2022-23 season.

We take you inside the locker room for a special look at yesterday's big announcement!

Premier Hockey Federation

The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) in association with the Minnesota Whitecaps Hockey Club announced that the team will be relocating from TRIA Rink in St. Paul, MN to Richfield Ice Arena in Richfield, MN beginning at the start of the 2022-23 PHF season. The move allows the Whitecaps to secure a venue that will provide a permanent locker room and training facility for its players. The lease agreement between the Whitecaps and the arena was officially approved by a Richfield City Council vote on Tuesday, and extends through April of 2038 with a run of three five-year intervals.

3ICE

3ICE in 3 Minutes: Week 7

BASEBALL

Plays of the Week

Jack Leiter. Jordan Walker. Anthony Volpe. The top Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees prospects chat about their experiences from the Futures Game.

International League

The Omaha Storm Chasers (47-46) gave manager Scott Thorman his 400th win as a minor league manager with a 5-1 series opening win over the Syracuse Mets (42-52).

OTHER SPORTS

American Ultimate Disc League

The Top 10 plays from Week 13 of the 2022 AUDL regular season!

A huck, a swat, two saves, and a layout punctuate this absolutely bonkers Minnesota Wind Chill buzzer beater from the final game of the 2022 AUDL regular season!

Did we miss anything newsworthy or downright fun? Have a nomination for next week's column? Contact us today and let us know.

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